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  1. I tell you our next biggest problem, potentially worth its own thread, the playing of James Harmes as a defender. Watching the 2018 SF against Geelong this morning on Fox. He is a gun midfielder. Gets forward and kicks goals too. It is a criminal act to be playing him back. It will NOT work. He is an attacking player. You see how lost he is trying to find an opponent on transition. Another of Goody's dumb experiments that has potential to suck all the confidence out of one of our most improved players.
    11 points
  2. If we persist with Fritta as the key target one out inside 50, we will lose a lot of games. That killed us against west coast. It is NOT his role.
    6 points
  3. there is just no pleasing some people i think it's great that he didn't dodge the question - it's clearly something we, as fans, know is an issue, and he says that we're trying to address it as best as we can given that we couldn't train for ages mahoney is a fantastic operator and continues to impress for mine
    6 points
  4. I agree that you can't fluke a 50 goal year. Tom was great in 2018 however I don't think he will be able to ever repeat that as a number 1 forward. From what I recall he was receiving the second best defender all season until Jesse broke down. Opposition teams would be dropping back there extra/intercept defender focusing on slowing down Jesse allowing Tom a lot more one on ones and space. Being the number one man in 2019 a lot more focus would have been put into Tom from the opposition. He was continually blocked away and double teamed and struggled - his injuries didn't help thi
    5 points
  5. Honestly, the last thing he said sounds to me like they still don't get it. He's still talking about the advantage to be gained from just getting the ball in there and how the teams with the most i50s generally win. Those numbers are only relevant if you actually use the ball well when you deliver it. The bomb is basically a free rebound 50 for the opposition. I wonder if they have considered how often the team that gets the most goals fro rebound 50s wins the match?
    4 points
  6. As much as Rd 1 was a fail, it can take time for players and teams to gain confidence in a new system. Before that confidence is built, it is easy to default to old habits under pressure. It took us half a dozen or so rounds to fully hit our straps and get going in 2018, but once we did, asides from a few notable (and costly) lapses we never really looked back. I'd like to see what our forward line looks like with Nathan Jones playing a half forward role on a regular basis which as absent from Rd 1. And as much as guys like Kossie ooze raw talent, I still think it will take a good num
    4 points
  7. In terms of pure talent I think we have them covered by a huge margin. Unfortunately the evidence is suggesting we may have yet another group who don't go so well when things get tough. The Hawks culture thrives under the idea that their competitiveness can outdo the talent of the opposition. Ours does not. The fact that Hawthorn won 11 games last season was one of Clarkson's greatest feats. By rights that list should have sat in the bottom 4 with no more than 5 wins. They compete in an envious way.
    4 points
  8. Until the match committee select at least 2 tall forwards and not use one of them as a stand in ruck, we will struggle to kick goals. As was proven in the WCE game.
    4 points
  9. Petty may yet be the one. He is a good reader of the play, a good footballer and a competitor. As the mobile tall third, he could be the surprise.
    3 points
  10. About time they used a new address- the last one always resulted in return to sender - no one home.
    3 points
  11. As Mooney said... Believe it when I see it. But at least they have put it out there that they are attempting to fix it. Round 1 was a real kick in the guts for the hope I had that this would be fixed over the preseason
    3 points
  12. 3 points
  13. I'd prefer Yze has been under the coach of the century. Hawthorn have a pretty good record with their assistant coaches with the exception of Bolton.
    3 points
  14. Here here !!! Lockhart a walk up start gives drive and run from back and is very necessary.
    3 points
  15. He was there before The Donald
    2 points
  16. Garry and Chief are great to listen to.
    2 points
  17. Hamish “Rompingwins” McLachlan interviewed Boyd recently, in short, there’s no way he’ll be returning to the AFL.
    2 points
  18. Yes, that is true, but remember the four games on the trot against West Coast GWS Geelong and Hawthorn Hogan wasn't playing and he still went OK. That's 4 in a row against finalists not just one flash in tha pan.
    2 points
  19. Maybe Goody needs to put his stamp on it?
    2 points
  20. when things are glum, there's worse to come!
    2 points
  21. Agree completely Frittata wlll succeed but needs to take the fourth defender and once he isolates a bigger defender is plonked on him and he is out bustled a lot. Need Weid to replace Brown who looked lost and dropped Marks he got in his hands in Round1 Fritta and Melk are good forwards against their mid range defenders not 2nd defenders of the opposition. I ts all a mix and we need our different assets to combine to achieve a maximum result Over to you Goody and your coaches !!
    2 points
  22. well argued Deeko. I think we all assumed Weideman would provide the counterfoil formerly provided by Hogan but he has simply not come up. Weid's success is vital to our season in 2020. If he does not come through we may as well trade him and rely on Jackson
    2 points
  23. Is it just me or does it look like that beanie is a certain shape?
    2 points
  24. Best Bets: Flemington Race 3 No.13 Miss Leila $10(W) Randwick Race 6 No.10 Miss Einstein $4.00 (W) Murray Bridge Race 6 No 4 Lakhani Rose $4.80 (W) This weeks best across 3 diff venues gets 192/1 (approx) if you want to multi them up for the win or 10/1 the plc Any way you like punters Good luck TEAM !
    2 points
  25. Best Bet Flemington Race 3 No.13 Miss Leila $10(W)
    2 points
  26. Watching old games during Covid it has never stood out more to me that we need a key fwd that will crash packs and contest in the air at every opportunity, Neitz like, creates so many opportunities. So often over the recent years the opposition marks our fwd entry with our so called tall fwds just watching on! I don’t think TMac is the answer, nor is Brown... Play May forward.
    2 points
  27. No.25 2016 Round 12 v Collingwood at MCG Queens Birthday. It’s unfortunate that’s it become our “Grand Final”. But the rivalry is the magic that connects us. The Dees had been starved of Queens Birthday celebrations since our previous win in 2007. So we were very keen to turn it around. We had beaten the Pies in a 2015 late season round (after 8 years of losing) so we were confident we could finally win a QB game. 60,000 fans created a great atmosphere. The late afternoon start meant a few relaxing drinks and an enjoyable “Big Freeze” event pre game but we were on edge. The Demon
    2 points
  28. As he said it's one game in so small sample size, but we had the whole pre-season (extra time than WC) to address and fix. But it looked exactly like last years entries for almost the entire game. It's one thing to get the ball in long and quickly, but know where to go with it, look for space to lead the forward to the ball, at least put it to their advantage. Like everyone, I'll believe it when I see it.
    2 points
  29. Instead of Bennell I would put Petty in as he can play at CHB or FF. In this team that is OMAC and the weed. Neither of those 2 are reliable.
    2 points
  30. For sure, there is a bit of a gap in the stats!
    2 points
  31. Lol not even a debate we haven’t won a flag since 1964 while hawthorn wins them consistently each decade, anyone who says Melbourne is closer is kidding themselves
    2 points
  32. Lockhart was one of our few good players in round 1 and was excellent in the preseason - would be surprised if he is not sellected.
    2 points
  33. 2 points
  34. 1993 Round 15 v Geelong. Ablett kicks 11 but we win. 2018 final v Cats on 8am tomorrow.
    1 point
  35. He had Hogan next to him. Hogan drew players to him and he ran up and back all day creating space in our forward and spreading defences.
    1 point
  36. I think this is one of the biggest issues, the kick doesn't have penetration or direction to it, it's just "getting it in there". I remember one of Melksham's goals came from a Kozzie kick that while not exactly on point, was still delivered at pace with a trajectory that made life difficult for the defenders. It also didn't loop in a way that allows players to peel off to intercept.
    1 point
  37. I know the draw matters, but I'm honestly getting to the point that I don't care who we play where, I just want to see us play again and start building some winning form. I hope that the long break to Rd 2 has given our boys time to stew on things and get super hungry to play and for some success.
    1 point
  38. I'd hire him just to do the after match press conferences.
    1 point
  39. I'm happy for Geelong to host all 8 games if it means the protected species in Hawthorn, Essendon, Collingwood and Richmond cop a game down there.
    1 point
  40. It's all been part of the Demons' Syndrome - too much faith in ordinary performers who have been given chances and opportunities unlike no other, both on the forward line at goalkicking time and in the backline at solid defence time, with pacey intent. With this malaise, at both ends of the ground, I used to harken to criticism of the midfielders' delivery strategies and executions. No longer. Snap, crackle and pop for those 'weekly' inclusions who have failed us all, repeatedly.
    1 point
  41. One thing they are waiting for is the logistics to be determined for the SA round 2 game. SA govt are refusing to allow people such as umpires TV cameramen etc to fly in. They will need to be locally based.
    1 point
  42. I thought Weid was unavailable due to an injury
    1 point
  43. Just like the semi in 2018 about time we all started looking forward we have them covered easy last time we played Tassie on a cold Friday night what happened? Time before ?Clarko has been unbelievable but the end is coming
    1 point
  44. 2018 is looking like the anomoly. Unbelievable that our fwd line delivery is so pathetic. Still. You can believe in miracles but its fantasy to think he is going to magically turn this around.
    1 point
  45. How anyone can base anything on round one in Perth and still be bitter is so far beyond me as a human being. Even with years exposed to this website and the eternal disappointment of being a Demons fan, like really?
    1 point
  46. Didn’t bother Meth Coke. They just got on with it and did their job
    1 point
  47. I think the sibling rule is a good idea. There are not enough imperfections in the draft.
    1 point
  48. don't take kindly to negativity my source is Chris Connolly and few others, need i say more. wheels are in motion
    1 point
  49. Unlikely but possible. Hogan would need to get delisted first but if fit, he would be more help than a few on our list. I would welcome him back in a heartbeat if he was committed to come like Bennell was. Hogan was more stable and successful at the Dee's and he knows this. I don't think there are many clubs that would be able to help him.
    1 point
  50. Really? How does a person "fluke" a business valued at about $200 mill? Wouldn't have anything to do with his hard work, IT nous, intelligence and business skills by chance? Pretty successful bloke at the age of 33. The company is picking up good contracts overseas, so the next 12 months will be interesting to watch. Good on him.
    1 point
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