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PREGAME: SF vs Carlton


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19 minutes ago, Winners at last said:

Like so many others, I feel totally flat after the Maynard debacle.

I'm going to the match tomorrow. I guess I'll get my mojo back by then. Hopefully the players do the same, particularly at the start of the match!! 

I'm waxing between CGAF and don't let the AFL bastards win.

I hope the players are switched on from the start.

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8 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

I'm waxing between CGAF and don't let the AFL bastards win.

I hope the players are switched on from the start.

The Maynard hit is in my rear vision mirror now.

But it will come into sharp focus when we next play them. We will see in that match the truth about his innocence and mindset. Or at the least what the dees think about that. 

If the dees players go after him we will know for sure the dees believe it was, if not premeditated, at the very least opportunistic and deliberate to iron Gus out. 

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10 hours ago, Winners at last said:

I don't understand why our opponents seem to dominate centre clearances, especially at the start of matches.

And particularly as our midfield personnel are so highly rated.

 

Overrated perhaps

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1 hour ago, Ouch! said:

Why are we wanting to go taller in our defence?

Because it allows Lever to play his natural intercept game, instead of worrying about playing on their resting ruck.

He can help May against Curnow, who is probably the best tall forward in the league, and it leaves Tomlinson to worry about Pitonett or De Koning.

The proof of our success when we play 3 talls is in the pudding. We rarely lose when this is the setup we go with. 

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We really need kossie to stand up this week. Been down for a while and missed gettable goals. Need at least 2 from him and a high pressure crumbing ,tackling game. Him flying for marks makes it to easy for the opposition to clear. Kozzie is about 1 from 80 so it's a low percentage play.

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Just now, Bates Mate said:

We really need kossie to stand up this week. Been down for a while and missed gettable goals. Need at least 2 from him and a high pressure crumbing ,tackling game. Him flying for marks makes it to easy for the opposition to clear. Kozzie is about 1 from 80 so it's a low percentage play.

Yeah I hate this new fly for everything from him, he should be front and centre while the talls bring it to ground, so frustrating.

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On 9/8/2023 at 7:57 AM, Rhino said:

Hibberd kept tabs on Eliot !!! We lost this match at selection table Grundy should have been selected He would have put a knee into the goggled Yank 

 

Goodwin has to learn that finals are much more physical Grundy had to start against sooky Cox He’s more physical than Max and wouldn’t have been 0/9 in tap outs No wonder we started poorly Even use Tomlinson in ruck not JVR

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1 hour ago, jnrmac said:

Carlton players 190cm or over last week

  • McGovern
  • Cripps
  • TDK
  • Pittonet
  • McKay (wont play)
  • Weitering
  • Kemp
  • Marchbank
  • Curnow
  • Acres

Melb players 190cm or over last week

  • Gawn
  • May
  • JVR (Wont play)
  • Lever
  • TMac
  • Smith

 

We look short

Acres is listed at 189cm which is the same as Oliver.

tomlinson and Grundy will be 2 more additions making us comparable to Carlton’s falls. 

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We ran Collingwood off its feet because we didn’t have heaps of talls. We had more agile players that could grunt run. Reminder, we win that game if we kick even remotely straight. Let Carlton go super tall, don’t fall into the trap of having to select a team to match them. Stick to our strengths, we will out run them.

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