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GAMEDAY: Rd 12 vs Carlton


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The Blues season is on the line and their captain and coach have been in the firing line all week. If the Dees cough this one up the media's crosshairs will do a 180 and will surely be directed at the Demons who have only won 13 games from their last 25 outings. This is a must win game for the Melbourne Football Club too.

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Kozzie to ️ on this special day… his 22nd birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KOZZIE! ❤️💙

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Better to let Grundy and BB do the ruck, give Gawn a break, he's tried.

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18 minutes ago, Min Xie said:

Better let Grundy and BB do the ruck, give Gawn a break.

How Van Rooyen continues to get a game over BBB I find mystifying!?

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2 hours ago, picket fence said:

How Van Rooyen continues to get a game over BBB I find mystifying!?

Why BBB wasn't put straight back into the Ones instead of having to do Re-Accreditation 101 equally so.  He'd had a great start to the year... can surely  bolster our (against top sides) pop-gun attack.

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It better not be close like last time.

Time for fritta to step up tonight. Van Rooyen needs to show something & have no idea how Smith will go. Kozzie also has to do his role and actually contribute on the scoreboard.

We need the win. Go boys

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Can’t afford to lose if we want to make top 4. Carlton are a rabble but we look like we’re running through trickle lately. It won’t be high quality.

I think we’ll win but I ain’t confident. 

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I thought last week was a certain win but we kicked ourselves to a loss. 

This week I reckon Tommo back will add much improved structure down back. I just hope we can find some structure at the other end.

I have a feeling we'll kick away in the second half after a close start..

Sadly though, a well earned attack of gout will confine me to The Manor. I'll be an armchair expert tonight

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10 minutes ago, layzie said:

Good morning gameday.

Think tonight will be a tight slugfest with us getting over the line.

How can that be, Layz? You’ve got every man and his dog kicking a hatful tonight! 🤣🤣🤣

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1 minute ago, dee-tox said:

You wouldn't be a Melbourne supporter if you weren't seriously nervous about this one!

Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle… I’m not a Melbourne supporter after all!

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A lot’s been made of Carlton’s extensive injury list but it’s more quantity than quality.

They still have their midfield class in Cripps, Walsh and Cerra which is better than our midfield that’s missing Oliver. Meanwhile Curnow and McKay can be dangerous on any given night.

The Pittonet injury is the most significant for them, but having said that  Gawn/Grundy couldn’t take advantage of Jackson on his own last week.

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Carlton do not have a premiership player as a ruckman 

we should win the centre ruck.  Win the smaller guys as well.  We win !

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5 hours ago, picket fence said:

How Van Rooyen continues to get a game over BBB I find mystifying!?

Tells you where the Coach thinks BBB is at and he is probably not wrong.

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Not sure how our fwd line is threatening expecting a 20yo JVR who still learning his craft as our main power fwd?? So we need Fritsch to fire incl goals from Pickett , spargo & rotating rucks of Gawn & Grundy. what’s J Smith role a fwd very unconvincing..  BBB want improve @ Casey as he’s past improving so need to roll the dice with him 

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