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No Rome wasnt built in a day....burnt in one though

When does anyone suppose we use use as a start-built date then ??

 

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8 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

No Rome wasnt built in a day....burnt in one though

When does anyone suppose we use use as a start-built date then ??

 

That was Nero's fault. He fiddled instead of calling the fire brigade.

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6 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

McKay is actually listed at 204cm.

It's a significant difference and that's where I thought Tomlinson battled well even though he was beaten.

I'd play him on Brody Mihocek.

Mihocek is an aerobic beast fwd he works his [censored] off and Tomlinson can go with him better than May

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7 hours ago, praha said:

Let 2021 go mate. We're not going to dominate every week.

That's the thing. Some people think the last three minutes of the third quarter of GF was how played for the entirety of 2021. Recall the loss to GWS. Their midfielders waltzed out of centre bounces and our forward line was anaemic (picture high kicks to Spargo matched against two tall defenders...). Re-read the postgame thread; midfield rubbish, Fritsch to be dropped, Goodwin to be sacked. 

Form fluctuates. Sustained success is hard. Premierships are a possibility not a certainty.

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Lots of focus on our opposition not being amazing but our gold coast win at metricon looks really good to me, as they knocked off the doggies who are in great form. 

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3 hours ago, Stiff Arm said:

Such a tiresome stat that actually shows how we beat up on lowly teams and struggle against top 8 teams.

Following your logic you must be thrilled with our scores of 76, 72 and 61 in the last three weeks, lol

We have Coll, Cats at Geelong, Saints, Brisbane and Adelaide coming up, reality check time.

Good posting

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16 minutes ago, speed demon said:

That's the thing. Some people think the last three minutes of the third quarter of GF was how played for the entirety of 2021. Recall the loss to GWS. Their midfielders waltzed out of centre bounces and our forward line was anaemic (picture high kicks to Spargo matched against two tall defenders...). Re-read the postgame thread; midfield rubbish, Fritsch to be dropped, Goodwin to be sacked. 

Form fluctuates. Sustained success is hard. Premierships are a possibility not a certainty.

Absolutely! See also the essendon win, hawthorn draw, loss to the bulldogs (stats were ok but we were really lacking connection), even the wins against West Coast and Adelaide at the end people were not very comfortable with. We played a lot of footy similar to last night in 2021. 

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5 hours ago, Wodjathefirst said:

I sort of like it how we are going under the radar with mainstream media at this stage of the season. 

Same. Bar a couple of close losses this season is trending like 21.

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4 minutes ago, Orion said:

I'd be pretty happy sitting on top of the ladder with one loss

Good for you 

You would probably declare season over at three quarter time. 

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6 hours ago, titan_uranus said:

Probably should be talking about Petracca's game more.

32 possessions, 6 marks, 4 tackles, 7 clearances, 15 ground ball gets (next highest for either side was Walsh with 8), 9 score involvements but also 27 pressure acts, 11 of which were in the defensive half, all from 83% game time. Did it on offence and defence. Truly superb.

He played with a chip on his shoulder last night, good to see

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1 hour ago, one_demon said:

And you're not?

I don’t know. Am I? You tell me. In what way am I just too much?

If you’re gonna post your little rhetorical question how about you elaborate while you’re at it. 

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2 hours ago, speed demon said:

That's the thing. Some people think the last three minutes of the third quarter of GF was how played for the entirety of 2021. Recall the loss to GWS. Their midfielders waltzed out of centre bounces and our forward line was anaemic (picture high kicks to Spargo matched against two tall defenders...). Re-read the postgame thread; midfield rubbish, Fritsch to be dropped, Goodwin to be sacked. 

Form fluctuates. Sustained success is hard. Premierships are a possibility not a certainty.

100%
The backline held the joint together for much of the middle part of the year.
Front end of the ground didn't work much better than ours is now though Kozzie and Frittta were kicking a few.

 

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2 hours ago, Orion said:

I'd be pretty happy sitting on top of the ladder with one loss

You have the power to choose that - don't hold back, treat yourself,  you deserve it!.

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2 hours ago, Orion said:

I'd be pretty happy sitting on top of the ladder with one loss

You understand this is blatant hypocrisy, right?

We win ugly, you talk about how we played terrible football.

Collingwood win ugly, you talk about their W-L record (i.e. suggesting the win is all that matters).

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19 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

Collingwood win ugly, you talk about their W-L record (i.e. suggesting the win is all that matters).

Collingwood had one ugly game while we've had quite a few ugly games.  

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1 hour ago, Orion said:

Collingwood had one ugly game while we've had quite a few ugly games.  

Did you watch their win against North last week?

Imagine your reaction if we only beat North by 35 points and allowed them to kick 6 goals in a quarter. 
You’d be calling for a National inquiry 

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3 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

Imagine your reaction if we only beat North by 35 points and allowed them to kick 6 goals in a quarter. 
You’d be calling for a National inquiry 

I'm sure you wouldn't be happy with conceding six in a quarter to North

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