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AFLW: Rd 01 vs Collingwood


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17 minutes ago, Maldonboy38 said:

Shelley Heath was so important, and did a LOT of hard work, especially considering how tiny she is. All while kicking a quiet 2 goals and keeping Davey ineffectual. 

She gets some big roles against girls twice her size and does the job time and again.

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2 hours ago, whatwhat say what said:

when did k-pax ditch 'karen'?

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Paxy is officially Paxy Paxman. They changed their name during the off-season. 

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How good were they tonight? That second half was dominant. The midfield is a well oiled machine already. Eliza M is quickly back to being important but her kicking into the forward line is pitch perfect. Just love her game. Kate Hore doesn’t get enough love as one of the best 10 players in the comp and Hanks and Harris are just doing what they always have done.

Campbell showing signs too. Just love this team.

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2 minutes ago, rpfc said:

How good were they tonight? That second half was dominant. The midfield is a well oiled machine already. Eliza M is quickly back to being important but her kicking into the forward line is pitch perfect. Just love her game. Kate Hore doesn’t get enough love as one of the best 10 players in the comp and Hanks and Harris are just doing what they always have done.

Campbell showing signs too. Just love this team.

And Heath! Shelley Heath is the reincarnation of Nathan Brown; dogged and takes on any assignment and backs herself to win the footy.

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11 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Paxy is officially Paxy Paxman. They changed their name during the off-season. 

 

5 minutes ago, rpfc said:

This may sound rude but Paxy is way better than Karen…

I was wondering how much footy she has left in her.

On tonights game, obviously quite a bit more.

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16 minutes ago, dl4e said:

Agree with that. some of our play from the middle into the forwaed 50 was amazing. Hore was captain fantastic in the 2nd half. I thaught our defence started to get things together but Gay and Birch look like they are still on holidays. Shelley Heath is probably my favorite player. She went from being a half back flanker to midfield tagger and dangerous forward. Eliza McNamaras 2nd half was excellent. Good to see her get some clear rouches and great ball movement.

Lets hope the blokes can do to the filth what the girls have done. My beer is tasting fine.

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That was an awesome game . Listened to Libby birch before the game  she said (paraphrasing) that it would be close but we’d run over them in the last qrt. (Sound familiar) However she didn’t predict the overwhelming effort in the second half. Great enjoyable footy to watch !!

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24 minutes ago, rpfc said:

This may sound rude but Paxy is way better than Karen…

Especially since the name Karen has been hijacked courtesy of Karen from Brighton. I have two friends named Karen who curse that woman. 😁

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Far out that was a shaky start. But this isn't a team that's fazed by a bunch of behinds on the scoreboard (it's a familiar enough scenario heh). A few of ours will be better for the run, to put it politely. Haven't seen us turn the ball over so badly in ages, especially in the back line. Once the engine room clicked into gear though, we were unstoppable. The opposition can't find forward line space if we just never let it down there, I guess.

Highlights:

- #1 has to be the return of McNamara. Wore a big tackle early in the game - the mental strength is admirable. Had a solid game too and love her and B.Mackin as a dynamic wing duo. The latter was everywhere. 396 metres gained, the second on the ground. In her second season of footy...ever.

- Heath, talk about scoreboard reward for effort. Davey is a tough customer and you might look at Heath standing next to her and wonder, but Dees fans know Shelley's tenacity personified.

- Bannan is such a rollercoaster of a player. Looks completely out of it at times then just lights it up.

- Campbell was as I'd hoped and her role was welcome because L.Pearce is going to need increasing help I think.

- Calling it now, Paxy will play til 40, one of few who held the standard for a full four quarters. They've still got it!

Lowlight:

- Didn't manage to hear the "We are the girls from Casey Fields chant" all night - must have been in some kind of sound vortex cause I don't doubt the Demon Army were loud and proud as usual.

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Apologies if it’s already been mentioned, but does anyone know what the attendance was?

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2 minutes ago, BritishDemonFan said:

Not sure if it’s been mentioned here already but saw a post on Reddit that said 8,412 - more than double any other ALFW season opener

 

2 minutes ago, Dees_In_October said:

8,412 per the match report

Thank you. That’s impressive! Yay us!!! 

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2 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Thank you. That’s impressive! Yay us!!! 

Brilliant! And deserved. Am I right in thinking Georgie Campbell is ex-Dee Tony Campbell’s daughter? 

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11 minutes ago, Dees_In_October said:

Lowlight:

- Didn't manage to hear the "We are the girls from Casey Fields chant" all night - must have been in some kind of sound vortex cause I don't doubt the Demon Army were loud and proud as usual.

We were definitely as loud and proud as usual. Not as many of us there, but those who were made a helluva lot of noise. We did “We are the girls from Casey Fields” a couple of times. Bummer you couldn’t hear us coz we were good. 😁

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5 minutes ago, Webber said:

Brilliant! And deserved. Am I right in thinking Georgie Campbell is ex-Dee Tony Campbell’s daughter? 

Yes. Our first father/daughter. I was told he only played one game for the Dees, clearly one’s enough to qualify. 

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8 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Yes. Our first father/daughter. I was told he only played one game for the Dees, clearly one’s enough to qualify. 

Many more than one if it's my flared-briefly 1987 finals poster boy.

Played a few more at Doggies?

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