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POSTGAME: Rd 13 vs Collingwood


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39 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Speechless. Seriously, speechless as in no voice. Stilled jacked up on adrenaline, disbelief, euphoria and way too many Red Bulls and Gummy Bears. So, so proud of our boys. But also super proud of our fans. We brought it today, we brought the noise and the passion. That frenzied level of energy was nuts!

YEAH THE DEES!!!!

And when I get home ima watch the goddamn replay to find out WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED!!!

What happened?

We pantsed the filth after they jumped us in the first 10 minutes.

Take away the dodgy umpiring and our poor shots on goal and we won by 6 goals.

But I'll sure take any win over the Pies.

Salem back to his best makes a big difference. 

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16 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Speechless. Seriously, speechless as in no voice. Stilled jacked up on adrenaline, disbelief, euphoria and way too many Red Bulls and Gummy Bears. So, so proud of our boys. But also super proud of our fans. We brought it today, we brought the noise and the passion. That frenzied level of energy was nuts!

YEAH THE DEES!!!!

And when I get home ima watch the goddamn replay to find out WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED!!!

We can get you gummy bears that will level out the red bull if you need them 

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14 minutes ago, Macca said:

Sidebottom was playing very well until injured. I rate him very high

And we covered for Oliver in some ways with Viney

Elliott might have a few injuries but not always.  An extremely dangerous forward

De Goey is a star

Going into the game we had a bit of an advantage in terms of available high-end talent

But against all that we had the yips something chronic in front of goal so kick straight and we win easily

Don't be underestimating the Pies.  We got the win but there will be a next time

They've been up for a long time and this loss for them will probably do them the world of good

Put it this way, if we underperform in front of goal like we did today (in a final) ... we'll lose

But enjoy the win, we played very well and beat a worthy opponent

Agree with pretty much all your points Macca.

Sidebottom has been very damaging against us for a long time.  It's mostly me hoping that age catches up with him as much as anything.

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11 minutes ago, Engorged Onion said:

Nah, there is no evidence that other teams are more accurate in finals- if anything I’d say we will regress back to the mean with our accuracy. Not sure what the expected scores were.. surely a 6 goal win. 

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There you go 

Collingwood basically bang on for expected score. Us, well… not so much 

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Looked like Viney was coming off either with a shoulder or collar bone injury.

Next thing I know Spargo is subbed off and Viney back in the middle.

Tough ba$tard he is. Him and Oliver very close to toughest blokes at the club.

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2 minutes ago, binman said:

Who then are the AFL players you consider to be elite kicks.

By the by, I'm not sure how, but I forgot fritter. In my book, he absolutely is an elite kick.

Can't think of many other AFL players, maybe two or three tops, I'd pick ahead of fritter to nail a set shot from anywhere inside 50 to win a game after the siren.

That's five elite kicks, by my defintion.

In terms of half backs: Rich, Tom Stewart, Darcy Moore, N Daicos, Hayden Young, Sicily, Bailey Dale, Jake Lloyd, Jayden Short, Tuohy 

Mids: Bont, Jordan Dawson, J Daicos, Z Merrett, Pendles, Sidebottom, JHF 

Forwards: Jezza, Hawkins (field kicking), Tex, Gryan, Larkey

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12 minutes ago, Colm said:

Few things- one did anybody else spot the cheeky smirk from JVR before his set shot. After a heap of set shot misses I knew he wasn’t going to miss when I saw that. 
Also how sickening was BT,s barracking for the filth 
 

Yeah I noticed the smile on his run in. I reckon he just loves the moment in the spotlight.loves the pressure and has a healthy dose of self confidence.
Great attribute to have. 

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12 minutes ago, Colm said:

Few things- one did anybody else spot the cheeky smirk from JVR before his set shot. After a heap of set shot misses I knew he wasn’t going to miss when I saw that. 
Also how sickening was BT,s barracking for the filth 
 

BT drove me crazy. It reminded me of a Socceroos or Wallabies game, where the Aussie commentators know they can be parochial because 99% of the viewers are Aussies. This is not the case for an AFL game. I am sure many neutral supporters would have felt the same.

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13 minutes ago, Colm said:

Few things- one did anybody else spot the cheeky smirk from JVR before his set shot. After a heap of set shot misses I knew he wasn’t going to miss when I saw that. 
Also how sickening was BT,s barracking for the filth 
 

Yep.  Thought most of the Channel 7 muppets were pro-Pies all day.  Painful and cannot wait until Foxtel can use their own commentators.

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1 minute ago, Clayton spirit said:

Better suited to the forward line. Highlights his strengths and hides his deficincies. 

He did some smart work near me on the Members wing. I still wonder why we haven’t played him as a wing/half forward more. OK not that he has been fit for too many games. However when fit & available he can cover ground, has great hands and according to Alan Richardson, a few years ago, he has an elite endurance engine. He should be able to run quickly all day but guess we will never know. But I hope he gets a good, injury free run as an athletic, defensive forward who takes the odd spekie! 

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Just now, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Agree with pretty much all your points Macca.

Sidebottom has been very damaging against us for a long time.  It's mostly me hoping that age catches up with him as much as anything.

I see your point and the win today was the most satisfying since the '21 GF

I just reckon they'll be better next time ... and we can be better too, more so in front of goal and with the inclusion of at least Oliver

Petty will get back in but Smithy played quite well today and big Tomlinson was good too (especially in the last quarter)

Bowey yes but someone has to make way ... Brayshaw, Rivers & McVee all gave us good drive from the half-back line

Competition for spots heats up from here on in.  Players will be well rested with 2 x 10 days breaks coming up

Next assignment the Cats.  Nothing can be done now but at least 60k - 70k would fill the MCG for that encounter

Such a waste on a Thursday night at a construction site.  Ridiculous in fact

And here we are thinking that the AFL wants to maximise crowds???

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As we found last year depth is important in a marathon season. We have 2 first-year 19-year-olds making major contributions. In Brown, TMac, Bowey, Petty & Oliver we have 5 premiership players unavailable but we still manage to put a very classy team on the park. Their replacement are playing their role and contributing as much as the player they replace (except Oliver)

Looking at Collingwood's seconds yesterday they wouldn't want too many injuries as they don't have the depth. Their best 6 in the seniors are very very good but I am not so sure about their bottom 6.

The good news is we still have room for significant improvement and if we can start hitting targets and not turning it over as much in addition to hitting the post 4 times and missing 6 or more set shots we will scare any team. I am so pleased for Tomlinson he is showing signs of regaining his pre-knee reco form. I hope Smith can string some games together as he adds something different to the forward line. Finally I am not sure how much longer we can run with Nibbler, Spargo, Kozzie & Chandler all in the forward line. They apply pressure and lock it in but we need a more polished forward. I am not knocking any of them but my concern is their primary role is to tackle and lock it in. Do we need 4 to do this job?

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Hard to know where to start after that:

1) Goodwin gets his first big for a match day coaching performance. Thought we really stifled moores influence and blocked their corridor run as well as pressured their questionable ball users across half back such as noble frampton Maynard etc. When you put pressure on Collingwood they make mistakes with their high risk, high reward game.

 

2) Jack Viney-take a bow champ. Willed us over the line for the umpteenth time.

 

3) We are a much better side with Tomlinson in there. Back 6 were absolutely phenomenal as well apart from Mays last 5 mins. Rivers and Salem gave us great drive from half back and used it well. 

 

4) Joel smith added some energy and spark to the forward line and presented up the ground at times. Happy to continue with that experiment.

 

5) Hunter has been the find of the season for us. When we won the flag in 21 we had an attacking wing (Langdons wing) and a defensive wing (brayshaws wing) however we can now attack through both sides of the ground.

 

6) Loved seeing Mason Cox trying to start Trac after the siren. Would hope our players would never bring themselves down to that level

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4 minutes ago, Roy Boy said:

Looked like Viney was coming off either with a shoulder or collar bone injury.

Next thing I know Spargo is subbed off and Viney back in the middle.

Tough ba$tard he is. Him and Oliver very close to toughest blokes at the club.

He looked gone.

I was watching him come off and it looked all the world he had dislocated his shoulder. Maybe he did!

He is a serious unit when he plays like he did today. Which is how he plays every big game.

Bugger being his opponent.

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2 minutes ago, binman said:

He looked gone.

I was watching him come off and it looked all the world he had dislocated his shoulder. Maybe he did!

He is a serious unit when he plays like he did today. Which is how he plays every big game.

Bugger being his opponent.

Was just a stinger - he mentioned it in the post game interview. 

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3 minutes ago, binman said:

He looked gone.

I was watching him come off and it looked all the world he had dislocated his shoulder. Maybe he did!

He is a serious unit when he plays like he did today. Which is how he plays every big game.

Bugger being his opponent.

He loved playing on his best mate today I reckon. 
I swear I saw him yelling at JJ to sit down when he came off 😂

Glad we subbed off Spargo. JJ was very clean in the last quarter. He’s too good not to play senior footy. 

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7 minutes ago, Gorgoroth said:

Yeah I noticed the smile on his run in. I reckon he just loves the moment in the spotlight.loves the pressure and has a healthy dose of self confidence.
Great attribute to have. 

He seems like a big moment player doesn't he? Loves the challenge and loves the celebration.

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1 hour ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Today was his warm-up; some of us at DL have known for some time that this ability would surface as a consequence of him playing way-back-when as a backman. He learnt some tricks; reversed these, used these today. Soon, he won't miss his shots...today he was a 4-goal man with a lack of gametime practice. Got excellent reach, hasn't he? Mobile as a forward and finds space. 

The 'forward craft' started kicking in today for the first time at this level.

Took a number of lead up outlet marks playing a high HF role then went back and clunked the gutsy overhead with oncoming from a high ball 30 meters out.

Some great pressure including the tackle on Moore that wasn't a dangerous tackle.

Ran hard and defended well pushing up to stand the mark and held up their transition a little on a few occasions.

He could eventually become our version of a Mihocek type forward at some stage IF he can hold his form amd continue to take his chances.

That match will do his confidence the world of good and those of his team mates in terms of looking to hit him up more often.

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