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Just now, layzie said:

I love going to the footy but that doesn't mean it's always easy.

 

Same. When you have a full time job, and a family and other financial responsibilities, spending hundreds and organizing to get to the football two weeks running on a work day, is bloody hard. 
I hope I feel excited in the lead up to the game. I’m sure I will. But for now it’s total media ban in this house. 

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19 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

Same. When you have a full time job, and a family and other financial responsibilities, spending hundreds and organizing to get to the football two weeks running on a work day, is bloody hard. 
I hope I feel excited in the lead up to the game. I’m sure I will. But for now it’s total media ban in this house. 

Me too Jaded. I’m proud of the last half fight but feeling a bit empty like we may have lost the Grand Final last Thursday.

As much as I’d love a flag, i don’t mind it not being our year provided we win a final and get to the Prelim.

Total media blackout in this household too! Except of course the Demonland poddy!

 

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13 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

Same. When you have a full time job, and a family and other financial responsibilities, spending hundreds and organizing to get to the football two weeks running on a work day, is bloody hard. 
I hope I feel excited in the lead up to the game. I’m sure I will. But for now it’s total media ban in this house. 

Honestly Jaded, I love going to the footy from March to September but I do like the off season and a chance to give back to those who support my passion. It may not go down well with the people who would love footy 52 weeks a year but that's how I do it. 

And yeah media blackout and a trip to Mars this week.

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2 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

In. Kate Hore

While watching the women this evening my 10 year old said "the women are way better at kicking goals than the men, just get them to play instead".  Yes sweetheart, yes.

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6 hours ago, Roost it far said:

Our connection is poor because our mids continually butcher the ball and they know that so they thump it long without much thought. Only Viney has made any real effort to lower the eyes and he was quiet on Thursday. 

Exactly what Trac said today:
"I feel like the last three or four weeks we probably had a similar forward line and it’s worked really well so us mids need to get better at actually delivering the ball inside 50 better rather than blazing away and putting it on their heads.”

One can only hope they all look up before they kick it into the forward line. And pray the subsequent shot on goal is straight and true!

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15 minutes ago, Demonland said:

There aren’t many comments and none that I can see give any information. 

Absolutely nothing in the comments that give anything away except a troll comment from some random.

He'll be fine to play Friday night imo.

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On 9/8/2023 at 5:39 PM, bing181 said:

No, that's rubbish. Watch the Gawn post match interview on 7. "I was a culprit, I was dumping a lot of kicks in there not to our forwards' advantage." etc.

And Trac ... so us mids need to get better at actually delivering the ball inside 50 better rather than blazing away and putting it on their heads.”

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53 minutes ago, Deebymistake said:

While watching the women this evening my 10 year old said "the women are way better at kicking goals than the men, just get them to play instead".  Yes sweetheart, yes.

This reminds me of being at the footy last year with my friend and his 8 y.o son who said "Why are Sydney so smart kicking into the 50 and Melbourne are so dumb?"

 

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9 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

My out of the box selection would be to play Salem in the Brayshaw role.

He's had a quiet few weeks to the point where I'd drop him if we had a suitable replacement. But we don't. 

So this how I think we need to get him involved more into the game but utilising his skill set especially going inside 50. 

We know on his day he can be very creative and classy but him stagnated down back simply isn't working for us and we need to somehow get him involved in the game.

Ball in hand he just sets us up well but because he's not getting enough of it it's effecting our ball movement from half back, so let's at least get him around the ball if need.

What about Chandler on the ball? He has had some monster games in the 2’s playing on ball.  

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30 minutes ago, bing181 said:

And Trac ... so us mids need to get better at actually delivering the ball inside 50 better rather than blazing away and putting it on their heads.”

The midfield didn’t have much to kick to.

There was very little movement and Collingwood got back quickly to clog up space.

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1 hour ago, dice said:

Exactly what Trac said today:
"I feel like the last three or four weeks we probably had a similar forward line and it’s worked really well so us mids need to get better at actually delivering the ball inside 50 better rather than blazing away and putting it on their heads.”

One can only hope they all look up before they kick it into the forward line. And pray the subsequent shot on goal is straight and true!

Unfortunately this has been happening for a long time blazing away… not sure how  this continues to happen with, it’s either dumb decision or our game plan is flawed 

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9 hours ago, Binmans PA said:

He gets lost in the zone and press. He'll be a handy player, but not this year IMO.

Now watch him get selected this week. 😄

He gets so lost in the zone that his 4 games this year have been 4 wins again:

Adelaide, the best scoring team in the comp.

Brisbane, not a bad attacking team.

Richmond, with solid scoring potency.

And St Kilda, pretty good in zone defense themselves.

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 Our best football is when we get it out of the centre bounce through usually Oliver and tracks. That results in a far less congested forward line. Moving tracks forward we lose some of that grunt.

l would like to see Grundy come in for Roo. him and max both need to share the ruck and forward duties. We rely too heavily on max if he is having a bad day or injured from players jumping into Him then we have no real backup. Grundy forward cannot be much worse than Roo and or tomcat. Also Grundy at any throw ins in the forward line gives us a much better chance of winning the ball. Max can sit outside 50 should Carlton win it.

Our delivery in the forward line has been poor we go for volume rather than quality. We need players who can pass tonleading players. If we have three talks in the goal square on goes left on goes right and one goes straight or stays in the square preferably gawky. Each of our tall forwards should a small forward with them crumbing. Learn to work together.

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4 minutes ago, praha said:

He gets so lost in the zone that his 4 games this year have been 4 wins again:

Adelaide, the best scoring team in the comp.

Brisbane, not a bad attacking team.

Richmond, with solid scoring potency.

And St Kilda, pretty good in zone defense themselves.

I meant our zone, not theirs. He's a vital part of our press as a half forward and occasionally a half forward +1 that sags off the front of the contest goalside.

Thoughts on why he wouldn't be playing?

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