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So much MFCSS creeping in....

Get a grip fellow Dees.  Whether delusion or an epiphany it strikes me we have been a little cagey all year.

Im no expert on horse training...though somehow im a collaborative part owner of a number lol.... but one thing you don't do is throw all your effort at the leadup races.

You set yourself for the big one(s).

We've been caught napping at times...and weve flicked the switch when had.

Imho the FD have /are playing two seasons...the  h/a..   and finals.

H/A ..get into finals..get there as intact as possible ...get into a box seat.

Finals...bring the A game. First bounce....flick switch.

I'm quite confident....so much my Collingwood wife wont watch the game with me ....lol.....

The wobbly barbs from filth relatives and friends are being return of served straight back past them.

They're nervous... and so is McRae.

They would want to be.

Yes... would be great to have Milky...or Petty......  they can play Daicos...i don't care. This is finals...they're  not winning this... they don't know how.  We DO !!

Bring it

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Would love to see a banner that read ...

WE'RE DEMONS, YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE. 

WE COME FROM HELL AND WE'RE TAKING YOU THERE !!!

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1 minute ago, Deebauched said:

Rain and hail expected Thursday evening.

Well done tricky Gil. Every brainless decision you make turns into a pile of steaming dung.

 

They can bring the four horsemen of the apocalypse... i don't care...

It won't matter.. 

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11 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

Would love to see a banner that read ...

WE'RE DEMONS, YOU'RE WORST NIGHTMARE. 

WE COME FROM HELL AND WE'RE TAKING YOU THERE !!!

Sorry to be a pedant, but your, not you're  - which could at a stretch read like C'wood is our worst nightmare.

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1 minute ago, sue said:

Sorry to be a pedant, but your, not you're  - which could at a stretch read like C'wood is our worst nightmare.

Auto text..ta.. 

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28 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I expect it's been explained somewhere, but what exactly is a knee fracture? I've never previously heard of this. My rudiementary understanding is that four bones contribute to the knee: femur, fibula, tibia and patella. Is a "knee fracture" a break in one of these bones? if so why isn't it called a "broken fibula" (for example)?

When I did it, I fractured my patella. And the recovery was very very long. Granted I’m not an athlete but I was young and fit and it was a horrific injury to recover from. 

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5 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Strengths and Weakness analysis from AFL site.

Collingwood v Melbourne, qualifying final

Collingwood

STRENGTHS: The Magpies' ball movement is among their many weapons, generating an inside 50 from 32.2 per cent of their defensive half chains and scoring from 13.8 per cent of their defensive half chains (both ranked No.1). They are also among the best pressure teams, leading the League for pressure rating differential this season and applying a pressure factor of 182. While some teams collapse to apply pressure before a clearance but get caught on the outside, the Magpies lead the AFL for applying pressure before and after a clearance. They have a balanced game in terms of score sources, ranking No.3 for points from turnover differential (+11.2) and No.2 for points from clearance differential (+8.7).

WEAKNESS: Collingwood's weakness leading into finals has been ball-winning, losing the contested possession count by 8.7 per game (ranked No.16) and the groundball gets differential by 12 (No.17) since round 17.

Melbourne

STRENGTHS: The Demons remain among the best defensive teams in the AFL, ranking No.2 for points conceded (72.2) and No.1 for scores conceded per opposition inside 50. Defending transition is a key and the Demons have allowed their opposition to generate an inside 50 from just 24 per cent of defensive-half chains, and a score from just 9.1 per cent (both ranked No.1). With a strong turnover game, the Demons have scored 53.1 points a game from turnover this season and conceded the fewest points from turnover of any side (41.1 per game).

WEAKNESS: Melbourne's weakness is its kicking, recording a kicking efficiency of just 63.9 per cent (ranked No.17). The 2021 premier's kick rating of -3.5 per cent for kicks going into the forward 50 ranks last.  

You forgot the most important weakness.. an inability to play in the wet 

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My biggest concern is Paulsy might not get up for the game.We need her behind the goals cutches and all ,they might be handy if things get a bit rough.The leg is only broken in 3 places its not as if she had it cut off.WCW i need an injury update

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Am I missing something?…. We are a contest, stoppage team who are strong big bodied bulls. Collingwood are the Harlem Globetrotters of the lower class society, why are we fearing the wet!!??

Sure we lost some games in the wet, but we had a tall forwardline and we’re playing poor footy at the time. One word… Oliver!!!

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Colly's have been picking and choosing when to play most of the season.

Finals have to be for the 4 quarters. We will push the entire time. Will the Colly's be able to sustain a full game when having to work hard? If we stop or neutralise a few of their take it through corridors and angle changes, we will get them. As their high energy exertion moments, are not sustainable. I think they have a power game, and aren't going to do the bread and butter. If they give us the momentum I believe we will run away with it. A comeback is unlikely for them as we will half expect it (given their history this season). 

We are flying under the radar at the moment.

I imagine the players are focused to get this first one under the belt.

Clarry has to work through the tags, which he did last year.

Our wingers are smart and won't give the Pies an easy out.

Our contest will give them little ball use, we get the ball first, problem could be not getting the ball to the outside, where the Pies will be lurking.

Cause turnovers, get intercepts, be smart with ball and don't give it back to them.

Go Dees!

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19 hours ago, fr_ap said:

Our 'defence' isn't ground ball...it's aerial. Lever and May are both very poor in the wet as it becomes very easy to prevent them (anyone) taking marks...ball hits deck, they're below average and our weapon is no more 

Results in the wet speak for themselves this year, not sure why you would question the theory when it's already been proven 

Wet weather creates a selection problem for Collingwood too though who likely planned to go in with Cameron and Cox. Will they just go with one and can he go with big Maxy for four quarters?

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2 hours ago, Bates Mate said:

Howe is still bitter that Roos and the MFC didn't rate him as highly as he rated himself with good reason. The season he had before he left is was very average

Very very avg and rated himself highly by non other than himself!

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32 minutes ago, SPC said:

Am I missing something?…. We are a contest, stoppage team who are strong big bodied bulls. Collingwood are the Harlem Globetrotters of the lower class society, why are we fearing the wet!!??

Sure we lost some games in the wet, but we had a tall forwardline and we’re playing poor footy at the time. One word… Oliver!!!

We are not a stoppage and contest team… we are a turnover team. That’s how we win. The rain makes it more difficult to win a turnover especially when your 2 biggest weapons in may and lever are ineffective.

Add to that that we are a poor disposal team even in the dry and you have an answer to why we lose games in the wet.  

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1 hour ago, beelzebub said:

Would love to see a banner that read ...

WE'RE DEMONS, YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE. 

WE COME FROM HELL AND WE'RE TAKING YOU THERE !!!

CUE WCW! WELL GIRL??? GET CRACKIN ON THIS!

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7 minutes ago, old55 said:

Wet weather creates a selection problem for Collingwood too though who likely planned to go in with Cameron and Cox. Will they just go with one and can he go with big Maxy for four quarters?

Agree.. this is one big advantage to us. Don’t think you can play cox and Cameron in the same side when wet. Even though gawns marking will be dampened his total ground work rate will be noticeable 

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15 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

The last time I was checking the weather this obsessively was my wedding day.

Spoiler alert: it rained

That's good luck...therefore a good omen  ;😉

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2 hours ago, beelzebub said:

So much MFCSS creeping in....

Get a grip fellow Dees.  .

The wobbly barbs from filth relatives and friends are being return of served straight back past them.

They're nervous... and so is McRae.

They would want to be.

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Bring it

My Pies tragic friend this morning says they can't see us being beaten because of our midfield and how we can deny them the ball.  Exactly how they lost KB.

He's very pessimistic on their mids and Daicos out with a few back, including underwhelming McStay won't make much difference.

I left the cathc up rather bullish.

 

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48 minutes ago, bandicoot said:

Agree.. this is one big advantage to us. Don’t think you can play cox and Cameron in the same side when wet. Even though gawns marking will be dampened his total ground work rate will be noticeable 

They can't go with Cameron by himself. Not good enough form to negate Gawn.  His KB form will suit us fine.

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