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The dog just walked up in front of the tv and wiped his butt on the rug. [just wasn’t quick enough to get a photo]. 
Not pretty but effective.  Important 4 points.
Now the dog is scratching the blind to say it’s time for a wee and bed, so let’s shift focus to next week for a GF preview. 
 

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11 minutes ago, Axis of Bob said:

Really good game from our perspective. Got that solidity behind the ball back. Really good signs.

Contested possession +148.

inside 50s +20.

clearances +9.

Smashed them all over the ground. I don’t know what most people want from the team. Without looking, I assume it’s just groupthink from the Gameday thread.

It was an ugly game but not an ugly performance. Did plenty of things right just didn't execute well. I'm sure they will put it behind them.

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This week our key focus was forward connection and cleaning up efficiency 😂

I would argue we took another step back on both of those metrics.  That was horrible to watch, I can totally understand why some Dees fans are loathe to attend games if this is what is being served up.

We have learnt nothing from years of bombing the ball forward, it just won't sink in.  

Goods:  Defence was excellent.  Trac was immense, Fritsch and Lever pleasingly back into form and the people who kept calling for JVR to 'have a rest' clearly have no idea.  One thing he hasn't looked is tired.

Won't be revisiting this one.  Another week of practising forward entries on the track before Collingwood tears us a new one!

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Gosh just love Maxy.  From wheeling little Charlie the kid they've had around the club this week into the team song huddle, to a positive but humble interview.  Although in the course of writing this he made a terrible joke about trying to pay Jordan to say something positive 😂

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16 minutes ago, Axis of Bob said:

Really good game from our perspective. Got that solidity behind the ball back. Really good signs.

Contested possession +148.

inside 50s +20.

clearances +9.

Smashed them all over the ground. I don’t know what most people want from the team. Without looking, I assume it’s just groupthink from the Gameday thread.

When you sober up I suggest you watch the replay, you might see how it really went...

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Tomlinson was just ok on a very good player, but he freed up Lever which made our backline look 9000 times better. We have to keep another tall down there to make sure he can play his natural intercept game. It’s so critical to how we play. 

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Regulation win, hardly got out of first gear.

Go Dee’s. 🔴🔵

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Sure McKay had 9 marks and 3 goals but several of his marks were unstoppable and Tomlinson's  presence allowed the back half talls to work as a unit - in particular Lever was back towards his intercepting best.

JVR continues to impress.

McVee, Salem, Rivers and Bowey until injured are such a cohesive unit - never worry when they have the ball.

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