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PREGAME: QF vs Collingwood


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Front Bar tonight… Mick Molloy “ Blues will go deep into the finals this year”  Asked how far “quarter time this Friday” 

Eddie, Tony Shaw Peter and Nick Daicos in the Collingwood box… on field footage Demons absolutely torching the pies 🔥 

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3 hours ago, picket fence said:

Can't believe the negativity on this site for just a SENSATIONAL LIVE ACT IN KISS?? Seen them several Times, DEEP PURPLE 15 Times, URIAH HEEP, ALICE COOPER, NIGHTWISH, JETHRO TULL SEEN THEM ALL seeing GHOST in October, and lets not forget HAWKWIND!! 

Here he goes again, shouting away.

Pretty much every one of your posts these days, mate, I think of Abe Simpson shouting at the clouds...

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17 minutes ago, old55 said:

JVR?

We've selected 6 marking "talls" if you count Fritsch and I do. We can play 3 forward and 3 back if necessary.

Ah yep, slipped my mind, I was just replacing Melksham with TMac in my mind. Still don’t think we are that tall and as you say seem balanced. Also Smith can go back at a moments notice.

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2 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

T Mac or Smith will play back IMO.

The last time we went small in defence with the May/Lever/Hibberd combo was the Freo loss. We rectified this by bringing in Tomlinson the next week against Carlton in order to have a recognised third key defender. And the results have seen us with a 10-3 record with either Petty, Tomlinson or Turner as the key third defender.

I have no clue why we’ve abandoned this proven formula other than they’re  playing Smith down back tomorrow.

Because it's gonna rain mate. That completely takes away our intercept ability in the air and also helps nullify their talls in the air.

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3 hours ago, layzie said:

Wow! What a refreshing listen.

Looking forward to hearing a lot more from Phil.

"To me... to me... to me..."

He was insightful, but he's less inventive than me with his vocabulary.

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5 hours ago, Deebymistake said:

Posted this on the ticketing thread but no takers, so here it is again.

We are falling like flies.  I too am sick and can no longer go.  Ticket is Q54 row A seat 11.  Please someone enjoy it! No cash needed.  I believe the seat is under cover!

Really pleased to say that my ticket has gone to someone who has had a tough week and is extremely grateful.  Please demons, don't make this persons week any tougher.  Bloody win!

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2 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Actually don't have issue with Hibberd returning to be honest.

Being of an expense of a tall forward is my biggest issue though. We've gone from a system that has completely worked to the most where all purely numbers back to what they were in 2021 to now potentially throwing that put of wack.

Mate, you spent 3 days saying he was finished, he wouldn't be back in, he was a terrible human and should be sent to Azkaban. And now you don't have a problem with him returning? lol you funny guy.

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2 minutes ago, Binmans PA said:

Mate, you spent 3 days saying he was finished, he wouldn't be back in, he was a terrible human and should be sent to Azkaban. And now you don't have a problem with him returning? lol you funny guy.

Considering how the weather got worse as the week gone by I took into consideration that maybe perhaps they'll do the change purely to add more run. With that in mind I had him as a potential in for Smith.

Leaving the extra tall just doesn't sit well with me but.

Lucky we'll win anyway.

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3 hours ago, picket fence said:

Can't believe the negativity on this site for just a SENSATIONAL LIVE ACT IN KISS?? Seen them several Times, DEEP PURPLE 15 Times, URIAH HEEP, ALICE COOPER, NIGHTWISH, JETHRO TULL SEEN THEM ALL seeing GHOST in October, and lets not forget HAWKWIND!! 

Best thing Hawkwind ever did was this with Lemmy 

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3 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Actually don't have issue with Hibberd returning to be honest.

Being of an expense of a tall forward is my biggest issue though. We've gone from a system that has completely worked to the most where all purely numbers back to what they were in 2021 to now potentially throwing that put of wack.

“Hibberd is done”

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19 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

I’m a little uneasy about dropping the third tall defender for Hibberd but I can understand the reasoning.

If our midfield and forward half defensive pressure is where we need it to be, we won’t have to worry about that third tall as much.

not sure i get the reasoning. Lever has to play loose  Hibberd and Smith are not tall key defenders

if their scoring efficiency is high every time they get inside 50 they won’t need many chances. we don’t have anyone that can get near Cox’s elbow!

it will kill me if he is the difference

ill be having USA USA nightmares tonight my friends 

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6 minutes ago, DubDee said:

“Hibberd is done”

Let's hope this performance is a lot better then his last when he got towelled up by Gary [censored] Rohan in the wet or when he played against Collingwood last year and Elliot kicked 4 on him.

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4 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Agree. 

We've unfortunately taken away our strengths.

Collingwood have bene vocal that they'll target and tag Lever which then leaves May as the only tall trying to do the grunt work.

We've finally found a defensive structure that has clicked well with the 3 talls. Our defensive numbers improved this year thr moment we implemented the 3rd tall mid way through the year.

 

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Nervous as I am I can’t help thinking Oliver is going to play the best game of his career

Which will give the Pies little or no hope of winning 

There so everyone stop worrying 

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