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That was a gutsy win. With 10 minutes to go, I didn’t think we could hang on. You could see every player was spent. 
But they did it 

8 Point Sojourn 

Job Done

Bring the Boys home

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2 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

 

Great game by Trac. He is truly something special.

Huge kudos to Sparrow, who had a very good game tonight and really looks to have taken his game to another level this year.

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1 hour ago, Chook said:

Incredible effort. Surely we've just done something no club has ever done before - knock of both of a non Vic state's sides over there in consecutive weeks.

Actually yeah @Chook

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Positives: no fresh injuries and another interstate win.

Negatives: goalkicking accuracy (Fritsch apart) a bit below par and last-quarter fadeout.

Special award: Steven May for playing through the pain. We could have lost without him.

Pleasing prospects:

* Chandler rapidly proving we were right to let Bedford go instead of him. 

* McVee another young gun looking the part.

* Windsor handling a steep learning curve with aplomb.

* TMac showing he still has fuel in the tank.

 

 

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Just got out of Elvis Costello at the Palais (superb concert by the way) and checked the scores for the first time.

I honestly couldn't care about the inaccurate score line, two wins in a week in hostile territory is a terrific achievement that the media will no doubt fail to bring attention to over the coming week.

Great to see Fritta amongst the goals. Looks set for another 50+ year.

Looking forward to seeing McVee's highlights. Sounds like he was superb.

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40 minutes ago, 640MD said:

A great team effort in my opinion. 
not every player can get 20 touches, 

play your part and only a few stuff ups 

 

I only saw a couple and they were early. 
 

easier to pick the average players rather than the best.  It is a GREAT time to follow the mighty DEMONS 

 

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21 minutes ago, Buzzy said:

That was a very 'Melbourne Season 2023' type game.  

Bit of an ugly mess, but effective D all over the ground.

 

We wanted it ugly, didn't want to get into a shootout with the Camry Crows. During the week the stat was bandied about when Adelaide score less than 100 they are 3-15 or something like that. We wanted a scrap, especially in the last quarter. Petty nails a couple of those set shots and Billings one or two of his chances and it wouldn't have been close.

Superb coaching yet again 👏👏👏

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3 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Yay we won on expected score too.

 

That's such a huge relief.

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20 minutes ago, Lou C. Fur said:

I thought Billings played well. If he kicked straight he could have had 3 goals.

I thought he was very poor and should've been subbed off for Taj during the 3rd quarter. I understand why they subbed Brown off but Billings was bad, he missed his chances but worse was his tackling, let multiple tackles slip which allowed the Crows to attack when they should've been held up or turned over.

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1 minute ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

Poor old Matthew Nicks sounded bereft in his presser and they're only four games into their season. 

Probably realises he has a pretty poor team to coach 

Apart from a few good players they drop off very quickly 

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May, Trac and Mcvee were brilliant and caps up a great week in my city.

Dees 2

Adelaide 0

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21 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

His busted hand is forcing him to kick more too, which isn't a bad thing.

Can't wait to see Tholstrup in the 1s as well. I have a feeling he'll be another JT special.

The Kolt could come in for Koz. 

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5 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

I thought he was very poor and should've been subbed off for Taj during the 3rd quarter. I understand why they subbed Brown off but Billings was bad, he missed his chances but worse was his tackling, let multiple tackles slip which allowed the Crows to attack when they should've been held up or turned over.

Shades of Rocket Eade on Will Minson in my lounge room this evening. Awful soft efforts

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38 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

It was a very professional win, so impressed with this side. Our senior players lead by example, our young players are exceptional. Max, May, Petracca all huge. Windsor, Howes, McVee, Sparrow, JVR, Koz so composed.

Agree, except Koz not composed.  
The stupid likely suspension aside, he also could easily have had Petty’s mark reversed for a silly meaningless late bump. 

37 minutes ago, ElDiablo14 said:

They still boo Dangerfield 🤣

Well who doesn’t?

29 minutes ago, Red But Mostly Blue said:

The only real negative for tonight is  Kozzie’s likely suspension. We really need him next week. Not a lot in it, but enough in today’s game and completely avoidable and unnecessary. 

Leadership need to have a long hard lack to him.   Could cost us a big game later in the season if he  continues this.   He is NOT a thug but let’s himself and the team down. 

9 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

All class from Fritta

 

Susa an archetypical Frittata goal. ❤️💙❤️💙

9 minutes ago, layzie said:

Play of the game for me. Absolute stunningness or some other superlative that BT would use.

Maybe stunnicity at its bestest?

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23 minutes ago, Lou C. Fur said:

I thought Billings played well. If he kicked straight he could have had 3 goals.

Or he missed three very gettable goals which puts the pressure back on us. A 3-4 goal buffer instead of a 6-7 goal buffer.

What stood out most though is Melbourne pride themselves on contest and defence. Billings provides none of that. His kicking and ball use against Hawthorn was good. They gave him space. In tight contested games like Port and this one, he doesn't want to know about it which is very un-Melbourne like.

 

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