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POSTGAME: Rd 13 vs Collingwood


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7 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Back 6 were [censored] unreal!

Adam Tomlinson take a bloody bow. Ive questioned his work this year but even after last week I was satisfied with his performance. This week he went up a notch! Lucky he wasn't dropped as @DeeSpencer was adamant he would... 😎

This now has to be our settled back 6 for the rest of the year.

Still think Petty will be there in September. 

Tomlinson's lack of athleticism costs him against the better forward lines.

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I honestly thought everyone played to their best. Yes there were mistakes but the run and attack from every Demon won the day

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3 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

Some chat in the media about Pies flu.....

Is that a thing do we think?? We were the better side but they did look a bit flat in the last.....

Looked flat?! They nearly overran us with seconds to go!

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16 minutes ago, Green Demon said:

Not sure if already posted - Cox being a ejit after the game: https://twitter.com/SuperCoachIQ/status/1668166439914844160

And this is why I'll never buy in to the 'isn't he a great bloke' stuff

You can take the American out of America, but you can't take the arrogant, entitled [censored] out of the American 

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1 minute ago, Buzzy said:

Still think Petty will be there in September. 

Tomlinson's lack of athleticism costs him against the better forward lines.

Incorrect. Tomlinson needs to play a role. He can concede 2-3 goals a game and we can still keep the opposition to under 10 goals because it allows May and Lever to play their natural game. 
If he keeps this form up and we can play Petty forward, we will win the flag. Yes, I said it. 

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4 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

Some chat in the media about Pies flu.....

Is that a thing do we think?? We were the better side but they did look a bit flat in the last.....

Caught it from Geelong’s prelim team from 2021

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3 minutes ago, In Harmes Way said:

Not pumping up our tyres too much, but that was definitely a grand final preview

Not sure the Pies will be there 😁.

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Just now, In Harmes Way said:

Being 16 points in front with 1:44 left on the clock, and having the ball in our hands from a point being kicked, we really shouldnt have seen this one go as close as it did.

The BS frees didn’t help 

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1 hour ago, adonski said:

Can't keep carrying ANB in these sorts of games

Right.

You are going to be really disappointed for the rest of the season then.

I mean really.

Clueless comment.

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3 minutes ago, Mickey said:

And this is why I'll never buy in to the 'isn't he a great bloke' stuff

You can take the American out of America, but you can't take the arrogant, entitled [censored] out of the American 

If this was about any other country there would be outrage about racism. Can't you just say you don't like the bloke and leave the anti USA out.

Personally, stuff him.

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23 minutes ago, von said:

Why do umpires get to umpire teams back into games against us so often. 

The umpires under instructions from the AFL regard themselves as 'entertainers par excellence', far more important than the players, and teams. If we killed The Filth by significant amounts, the 'entertainment' level and resultant anxiety from a spectator's point of view would be massively eroded. Plus, of course, this game was against The Filth and its hotline to the media in general, the AFL Headquarters, the gate receipts, the broadcast rights, the Tribunal and the thousands of toothless simple minds (so represented) in the Piggery. Sad to say, but evident. 

I knew we would win, and JSmith would start making a supporting difference to the game up forward when I noticed several Demon supporters breaking out the French brie at 3/4-time. Of course, they didn't have any wine; who would drink the swill provided by the caterers at the ground - and you cannot bring a dusty but mature red into the ground as an accompaniment. Viney and Salem were great today - and May was a rock, well supported. 

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10 minutes ago, Bang Bang Bang said:

Not enough love for Lachie Hunter's hit on Hoskin-Elliot (3.54 left in the first quarter). Was awesome. Too bad Grundy couldn't finish the work off. 

 

 

Tough cookie that Hunter

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5 minutes ago, binman said:

Tell me you're clueless about footy circa 2023 without saying you're clueless about footy circa 2023.

Pls Binno.

His fumbles and indecisiveness going i50 are killers. If we lost everyone else would be asking for his head too.

Perhaps he's just in the middle of a loading phase & he'll come good....? 

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Unbelievably gritty, hard and admirable win. We played our system and played it well. We were unbelievably patient and stubborn and that got us the game. 

But I will say something. 

We could be a dynastic team if we had a couple/few more elite ball users. Because my god do our best players butcher it consistently. 

And that's something I hope we address in the off season. 

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12 minutes ago, Damo said:

I honestly thought everyone played to their best. Yes there were mistakes but the run and attack from every Demon won the day

Kossie played to his best! I don't think so.

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We won this game the way we like to win. Hard contested footy. Won clearances (without Oliver!) and contested possessions and dominated defensively. 
That is pleasing as we know this method wins us a flag. 

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I really hope the younguns take the confidence gained from this game and never doubt themselves, that they can take on and easily be as good or better than much more fancied opponents.

A wonderful team effort, and when the chips were down, they ground it out and stood up with their more experienced team mates.

Joyous day!

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