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GAMEDAY: Rd 21 VS North Melbourne


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It’s Game Day and the Demons have a massive opportunity to propel themselves into 2nd place on the ladder with a big win over the Kangaroos today. 

Apologies to @McQueen and anyone else who posted in the other GameDay Thread as I was trying to merge the thread I pressed the wrong button and deleted the other thread. Sorry 🤷‍♂️. It's my first day.

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No - it won’t be as easy as last time. The mindset and makeup of both teams has changed over the past few months but we do know that the team can get the job done by applying itself in the same way it has done over the past month. A good win could well see us in second place on the ladder, with a top four place all but guaranteed, some challenging games to keep us focused ahead of the finals and some handy players to return to the side.

What more could you want at this time of the year?

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The booth at the wharf no longer sell ferry tix to the game. Called up the operator and they didn’t know either! Said there’s supposed to be a couple of crossing before and after the game and it was free if you have a game day ticket. Couldn’t tell me any times though so none the wiser really. Will probably get a cab. 

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The back end of this season has become incredibly interesting.  results like the hawks and blues in the last few rounds make our run home a little harder than we perhaps might have thought - but that could be good for us.  RIchmond fell in a heap on Friday Night, so that may happen to the other cellar dwellers we now come up against.

It all comes down to what we do.  Play our game and do the right things and we will build nicely into the finals.  

I hate playing in Hobart, so many [censored] memories from recent years, when we would drop games we should have won.

Not today,  I think we take them apart early and hold them off from there.  48 points to the good.  Go dees.

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26 minutes ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

The booth at the wharf no longer sell ferry tix to the game. Called up the operator and they didn’t know either! Said there’s supposed to be a couple of crossing before and after the game and it was free if you have a game day ticket. Couldn’t tell me any times though so none the wiser really. Will probably get a cab. 

Somebody said in the Pregame thread that the ferries would be leaving from 11.15 am, hope that helps! They also said it would be free if you had a ticket etc

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Just read OP and now I understand !

 I shall repost ( rather than riposte ) my previous confidence.

Just because there has been a number of very odd results recently - it means nothing to what the Dees will do today and we shall not suffer the fate of other recent favourites.

The only matter that concerned me was the possibility of ****ty Taswegian weather evening things out somewhat  but @DeelightfulPlay 's post above has reassured me!

I confidently predict a 60 point win.

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Clarko’s 400th game as coach, regardless we have chosen not to rest anyone . The players and coaching staff are fully aware of what’s at stake. Looking for a strong start, need to put them away early then completely run over the top of them. The Lions specialise in these types of games. 

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1 minute ago, YearOfTheDees said:

This is becoming a danger game. Clarkson's comments this week about his team is something I have never heard him say before. We have to start fast and not give them any chance of a sniff. 

What did he say?

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3 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

What did he say?

The talk about his team not being good enough etc very unlike Clarkson, `I've never heard him talk his team down like that. 

  "We know we're still nowhere near good enough to compete with the really strong clubs in the competition"  

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10 minutes ago, YearOfTheDees said:

The talk about his team not being good enough etc very unlike Clarkson, `I've never heard him talk his team down like that. 

  "We know we're still nowhere near good enough to compete with the really strong clubs in the competition"  

Perhaps he is setting it up for a loss that North would benefit from far more than a win. 
West Coast are closing in. They are unlikely to pick Reid so North can absolutely sweep on pick one. Not to mention cry to the AFL for more handouts. 
Beat a top 4 side and suddenly it’s not all doom and gloom and Clarko can’t go asking for more. 

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With heads in the right place from the get-go, we will win by 7+ goals.  Heads in the wrong place, then anything could happen in this crazy football season.

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1 hour ago, DeelightfulPlay said:

Somebody said in the Pregame thread that the ferries would be leaving from 11.15 am, hope that helps! They also said it would be free if you had a ticket etc

@Rab D Nesbitt

There's information and crossing times on the Derwent Ferries website:

https://derwentferries.com.au/timetable/

 

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At work until about 12 then heading to the game. Hopefully get a pint in at the Waterfront first (finding a parking spot pending) then Bay 20 in the Boon stand. Might try to sneak into the Ponting as they serve full strength beer in the upper level bars.

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