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26 minutes ago, Red But Mostly Blue said:

Whatever happens can we just START FAST AND HUNGRY? 

Show us 0-3 in the last 3 finals burns. 

Like, actually burns. Enough to come out breathing fire from the FIRST SECOND until the LAST SECOND, and bury these cheating [censored]. 

We can’t go down 0-4 and 2 straight sets against the blues. We just can’t.

I have to quote this post because it’s not possibly to “like” it 1000 times 

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Swans 9.14 after their 7.14 against us, vs 11.8 and 11.11, too: now that's terminal bad kicking. We at least have the chance to make amends... 

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17 minutes ago, Chook said:

I seriously doubt that.

Here's food for thought.

How long as a collective here have we bemoaned our forward structure ?

Weeks ? Months ?? SEASONS ???

Have we EVER  seen a properly functioning  fwd line week after week ?? 

What we see is a direct result of instruction....it can be nothing else. 

Two things arise from this ... the Forward structure setup is cactus.... not by accident...but by selection and coaching. It can be nothing else otherwise it would be different. 

If the intent is actually different...then the coaches are useless  ?? 

Any which way... its only about 10-20% players.....rest is by design.

Its that bleeding obvious 

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3 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

Here's food for thought.

How long as a collective here have we bemoaned our forward structure ?

Weeks ? Months ?? SEASONS ???

Have we EVER  seen a properly functioning  fwd line week after week ?? 

What we see is a direct result of instruction....it can be nothing else. 

Two things arise from this ... the Forward structure setup is cactus.... not by accident...but by selection and coaching. It can be nothing else otherwise it would be different. 

If the intent is actually different...then the coaches are useless  ?? 

Any which way... its only about 10-20% players.....rest is by design.

Its that bleeding obvious 

That's just not true. Our forward line has functioned well at times this year and when it has it has come with quick entries.

I think potentially our players were super-conscious of not letting Collingwood rebound from defensive 50 causing them to kick to contests which make them more likely to end in stoppages rather than pinging out through hands.

However that would not have been the intent of the forward line coach. It would be the players failing to execute on the instructions they were given, which would of course have been to take the opportunity to hit a target inside 50 when it presents.

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8 minutes ago, Wodjathefirst said:

We got 70,000 members. Just need 50,000 to rock up (Yep I know there are AFL sections, corporates etc, but come on surely we have enough supporters that hate Carlton!!!). Turn up!

I think you'll find supporter morale at a post-flag year low. I'd be surprised to see dees fans turn out in much force unfortunately especially after putting up with Pies fans last week. A lot just won't want to go through that again.

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1 minute ago, Chook said:

That's just not true. Our forward line has functioned well at times this year and when it has it has come with quick entries.

I think potentially our players were super-conscious of not letting Collingwood rebound from defensive 50 causing them to kick to contests which make them more likely to end in stoppages rather than pinging out through hands.

However that would not have been the intent of the forward line coach. It would be the players failing to execute on the instructions they were given, which would of course have been to take the opportunity to hit a target inside 50 when it presents.

Sorry...thats rubbish..

Bombing and Pockets are the order of the day.. 

Believe what you like.. 

My two eyes tell me differently from yours.

 

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1 minute ago, beelzebub said:

Sorry...thats rubbish..

Bombing and Pockets are the order of the day.. 

Believe what you like.. 

My two eyes tell me differently from yours.

 

Seems a shame that players disobeyed instruction by kicking to a leading melksham to win the Brissy game then hey?

Plenty of times I saw Gawn and other forwards motioning to get the ball in quicker but the player with the ball was indecisive and the moment was lost. That's not coaching that's on the players not executing the plan.

Yes we have a plan to minimise damage by kicking to pockets and bombing at times but not all the time. The players lacked nuance in their play and that's on them not the coaching.

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3 minutes ago, Chook said:

Seems a shame that players disobeyed instruction by kicking to a leading melksham to win the Brissy game then hey?

Plenty of times I saw Gawn and other forwards motioning to get the ball in quicker but the player with the ball was indecisive and the moment was lost. That's not coaching that's on the players not executing the plan.

Yes we have a plan to minimise damage by kicking to pockets and bombing at times but not all the time. The players lacked nuance in their play and that's on them not the coaching.

Pop quiz...how many times...  a spot up kick to Milky...or anyone   30/40 directly in front.

That btw is what you're taught from kinder...

Take all the time you like 

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1 minute ago, beelzebub said:

Pop quiz...how many times...  a spot up kick to Milky...or anyone   30/40 directly in front.

That btw is what you're taught from kinder...

Take all the time you like 

Since you're asking the question let me throw it back to you to answer. I reckon you'll find it happens more often than you think…just not last night which is my point. Players failed to execute to the coaches instructions.

Don't hand out homework. Give me the answers to the quiz since I didn't sign up for one.

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19 minutes ago, Chook said:

I think you'll find supporter morale at a post-flag year low. I'd be surprised to see dees fans turn out in much force unfortunately especially after putting up with Pies fans last week. A lot just won't want to go through that again.

I hear you but if that actually occurs (we don’t turn up) I will feel so much shame. I hope you are wrong.

As an aside I was really proud how our crowd supported and stuck up for our players and gave the Ferals heaps (booing Maynard and Cox - yep I was one of many booing. - plenty of pride and no shame whatsoever)

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25 minutes ago, Demons11 said:

McKay is definitely out with concussion 

Was it concussion? Didnt seem to get hit in the head on the replay. I wondered if he was badly winded, heavy body contact. Not sure

Edit. just saw Voss confirmed concussion 

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2 minutes ago, Wodjathefirst said:

I hear you but if that actually occurs (we don’t turn up) I will feel so much shame. I hope you are wrong.

Mrs Right Foot and I are flying down from Brisbane for the game. All booked, just hope we can get tickets otherwise it's just a shopping trip.

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11 minutes ago, Chook said:

Since you're asking the question let me throw it back to you to answer. I reckon you'll find it happens more often than you think…just not last night which is my point. Players failed to execute to the coaches instructions.

Don't hand out homework. Give me the answers to the quiz since I didn't sign up for one.

No it doesn't 

Not last night or most others.

 

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1 hour ago, Demongirl35 said:

Out: Roo Gus Laurie (sub)

In: grundy, spargo Jordan (sub) 

Spargo comes in to get kozzy more into the midfield and let Trac spend more time inside 50 

 

Agree. Spargo can actually draw a [censored] in the fwd 50 too, which we couldn't buy last night. 

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