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"The boys finished in the top four
Thru home finals we will cruise
I said the girls finished in the top four
The flag is ours to lose
But we played like funkin' rubbish
I got the straight sets red and blues"

Second verse same as the first ...

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We lost the same amount of finals in 2023 that we played in the period of 2003 to 2017 inclusive.

 

Yes I'm disappointed we didn't win and I think we should have done better.

But I'd rather have a team I can enjoy watching, who competes pretty well, that what we've had in the past.

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At least in the W it wasn’t the result of totally inept team selection, not playing the second ruck that was recruited to play that role but instead either having no one contest the ruck or worse risking injury to one of the game’s best midfielders in that role.

Oh, and totally getting the sub selection wrong and then deciding to not play them in a must-win final at all.

It’s important to look for the positives.

 

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40 minutes ago, dees189227 said:

Life as a Melbourne supporter. 

We get disappointed in September

We get disappointed in November 

 

40 minutes ago, dees189227 said:

Life as a Melbourne supporter. 

We get disappointed in September

We get disappointed in November 

But NOT in September 2021. You can't beat that one!

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16 hours ago, old55 said:

"The boys finished in the top four
Thru home finals we will cruise
I said the girls finished in the top four
The flag is ours to lose
But we played like funkin' rubbish
I got the straight sets red and blues"

Second verse some as the first ...

Why do you follow the Dees if you're just going to lay [censored] on them?

Serious question, BTW.

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43 minutes ago, Katrina Dee Fan said:

Why do you follow the Dees if you're just going to lay [censored] on them?

Serious question, BTW.

I'm pretty sure @old55 was attempting to apply some levity to the situation. Some gallows humour so to speak (apt given we're chokers now).

Nothing wrong with that. I'd have a stab at a second verse myself only I'm not a creative type. 

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If we can't nail a top 2 spot, I honestly wouldn't mind finishing 5th next year (rather than 3rd or 4th) and approach the finals from a different angle.

We might go into an elimination final with far more urgency than the first quarter we showed against Collingwood this year or the overall lame effort against Sydney the prior year. Then the pressure got too much for us in the respective semi finals.

The club and coach will be the absolute laughing stock of the comp if we go out in straight sets 3 years in a row.

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1 hour ago, Gawndy the Great said:

The unfortunate reality is this will overshadow everything else. The media will make sure of that. And it will add to an already high pressure environment that is finals. 

I'm having a media-free holiday.

So, have they?

Or do you mean they'll save it until September and November (or wherever the women get thrown this time...) next year?

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34 minutes ago, BDA said:

I'm pretty sure @old55 was attempting to apply some levity to the situation. Some gallows humour so to speak (apt given we're chokers now).

Nothing wrong with that. I'd have a stab at a second verse myself only I'm not a creative type. 

Spot on!

It's aching for a second verse, and there has been plenty of material, give it a try.

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Look on the bright side. Atleast the media will get distracted and question the 'culture' of Melb'ne AFLW players instead of going after Goodwin and his players.

We should get left alone atleast till early new year.

The media hysteria over Carlton and Collingwood going for a flag in '24 should dwarf everything  thank heavens.

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1 hour ago, Deebauched said:

You think we'll be that lucky?

No mid season Sun  fullbackpage 'exclusive' about the private lives of Goodwin and Oliver or ongoing culture problems at MFC.

Haha i meant in terms of "the club is a failure"

Theyll be into us about culture until we win the flag

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On 19/11/2023 at 17:52, old55 said:

"The boys finished in the top four
Thru home finals we will cruise
I said the girls finished in the top four
The flag is ours to lose
But we played like funkin' rubbish
I got the straight sets red and blues"

The press swooped in like a vulture

With questions about club culture 

But we only had ourselves to blame 

For not achieving premiership fame

A simple trick would have altered the team's fate

'Tis not a secret - just kick straight

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On 19/11/2023 at 17:52, old55 said:

"The boys finished in the top four
Thru home finals we will cruise
I said the girls finished in the top four
The flag is ours to lose
But we played like funkin' rubbish
I got the straight sets red and blues"

Second verse same as the first ...

I like the Hermits Hermits ending there… perhaps segué into his Mersey Beat compatriots, Freddie and the Dreamers with How Do You Do What You Do To Me.

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42 minutes ago, biggestred said:

More than that, most people have us missing the 8 entirely 

Which is hilarious. Mainly Filth and Blues fans scared we will win it all instead of them. 

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