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8 hours ago, Demonland said:

Ollie Wines oh boy. You’re not Jack Viney. 

Even Chuck Norris...is not Jack Viney 😉

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11 minutes ago, BDA said:

They choked badly against the doggies in the 21 PF so they have psychological scars to overcome. No guarantee they’ll make it but I think they will. 

That’s what they said about us in 21 re playing a PF in WA. I didn’t spot our mental scars that night and I highly doubt  Port will be losing a final in Adelaide… they’re just a much better side in 23.  Just hope it’s not us that have to play them there. 

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We have the defensive game to win at AO if required. I reckon we're the team others will fear most given how we strangled the pies offensive game. No one will want to play us.

And i'm delighted the cast were beaten. they were not a factor at all after quarter time. 

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Just now, Wells 11 said:

That’s what they said about us in 21 re playing a PF in WA. I didn’t spot our mental scars that night and I highly doubt  Port will be losing a final in Adelaide… they’re just a much better side in 23.  Just hope it’s not us that have to play them there. 

We just posted simultaneously Wells

I agree. They are a better team than 21. Time will tell if they can push through to the granny but they are very well placed now. I can't see anyone out of us, pies, Port and Lions winning it. And the Lions are showing some familiar frailties again. 

as i said in my previous post, i think we have the game plan to win at AO if required.

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1 hour ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

Our chance to finish top 2 was taken when we lost to them by 4 points. That was every bit an 8 point game. So most likely we’ll finish 3rd and play them week 1, a game I think we can win.

My ladder predictor exercise after last night says that IF we can beat the cats next week, top of ladder finish is now a possibility on percentage from Pies and Power.  Power finishing top relies on a couple of tough wins needed for them. 

Lose to the cats and not possible.

Better chance of second, third more possible, at least allowing a minimum home final in week two.

Just saying having seen the Dees live last week.

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9 hours ago, Pulp Fritschon said:

Watched the last 5 mins only. Biggest take out is that the dissent rule does not apply to Hawkins. 

It wasn’t just Hawkins. JHF audibly told the umpire to F Off when he got paid HTB and nothing was done. 

Dissent rule is no longer flavour of the month 🙄

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8 minutes ago, BDA said:

Pies look tired. They could easily drop some games and give us the chance to overtake them. Crows, suns and doggies in their next 3. Not an easy run at all.

I have felt that for quite some period of this season teams have found an extra gear in order to take us on . We were THAT scalp.

I sense the mantle has moved to Collingwood.   Works for me.

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24 minutes ago, drysdale demon said:

David King's first comment at the half time commentary " A coaching masterclass by Chris Scott" King  is a jerk at times, more often than not.

The ‘King’ of the ‘goldfish’ commentators only ….. no awareness of the past, absolutely zero concern for the bigger picture within a season. Whoever is in form and winning during his astonishingly limited 5 minute zone of reflection is the obvious team to beat/likely premier. Am stunned that he’s presented as a serious commentator. 

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9 hours ago, Demonland said:

 

History shows Dangerfield would call a ambulance for a paper cut.  There has been several times he has taken himself off the ground and out of the game because he felt the slightest twinge.  Unlike our man Clarry who played out a game with a torn hammy. 

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1 hour ago, layzie said:

Port are due for a loss. 

They are and now teams will put more time into studying what they do and how to beat them. Let's see how they go in the 2nd half of the year. I'll happily play then anywhere and be confident we would win 

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1 hour ago, Jaded No More said:

It wasn’t just Hawkins. JHF audibly told the umpire to F Off when he got paid HTB and nothing was done. 

Dissent rule is no longer flavour of the month 🙄

Was it ever going to be any other way?

Their cache only allows for one front of mind thing at a time and right now it's dangerous tackles. Dissent to the back of the bus. 

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4 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Pies peaked a month ago

Port are peaking now 

Demons will peak in a couple of months 

😎

It’s a fair point you can’t be at 100% for the whole year, this time last year we would have been favourites still and Geelong were just starting to get rolling 

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Port is now the true test of the theory that if you peak too early you'll be too banged up by September. Theyre 12-2.  Massive mid season bye. Dont play again till July.

Some difficult games coming up but can see them finish on 17 or 18 wins  definitely top2.   Home finals.

Must be one of the favourites unless  Butters Rozee Wines etc get run over by a bus.

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14 hours ago, DeeMee said:

Daddy Daicos was one of the first of this build I noticed.

There’s many such players. Conversely, you won’t find many players with a short torso and long legs. Not really suited to Aussie Rules. 

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57 minutes ago, Deebauched said:

Port is now the true test of the theory that if you peak too early you'll be too banged up by September. Theyre 12-2.  Massive mid season bye. Dont play again till July.

Some difficult games coming up but can see them finish on 17 or 18 wins  definitely top2.   Home finals.

Must be one of the favourites unless  Butters Rozee Wines etc get run over by a bus.

Port have 16 days between games. We got 10 for our bye . We always seem to get screwed by the fixture

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5 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

joel smith

just saying

Trudat. 
He’d be one of a small group, I’d say. 

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I hate Hawkins, Rohan + Scott. I think I've forgotten another person I hate. No matter.

I kinda like Stewart, Blicavs, Henry (the odd looking one) & Zac Guthrie.

I hate Jee-long (clap/clap/clap) but not as much as I used to; cos Selwood is no longer there.

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32 minutes ago, Bates Mate said:

Port have 16 days between games. We got 10 for our bye . We always seem to get screwed by the fixture

Yes but we will have 3 x 10 day breaks in a row.

We will be the most rested, freshest team in the comp ready to take on the rest of the season.

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