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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. This game reminds me just how good G. Lovett was. Unrelenting run to the ball and lace out disposal. Also Andrew Obst who had the best hands at the club before Clarrie. Shocking Hocking was a sniper. Lots of good images from the game - ruckman both getting off the ground at boundary throw ins, umpires who kept out of the spotlight and blew the whistle quickly, no rugby style rolling mauls, goal umpires who looked like officials and not like kids, umpires bouncing the ball every time, quick clearances from the centre square bounces, no "down the line" crap, very little "circular
    1 point
  35. If we won the flag this year I would be bloody ecstatic. It would suck not being there or winning in an empty stadium, would be extremely eerie. But I'd still be celebrating like a madman with the family, wife, kids, parents, brother, sister, cousins, aunts and uncles. Especially if it was against the Pies or Tigers (or even West Coast)
    1 point
  36. he really is a ghastly person
    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. My money is on us playing St Kilda at Marvel on the Sunday in our first game back.
    1 point
  39. Bennell could be the key. A very dangerous small forward playing short stints in the midfield. Bennell will attract the best small defender every week leaving Kosi a easier task.
    1 point
  40. Again Port Melbourne is an emerging community precinct that can be easily incorporated into an elite trading facility.
    1 point
  41. They are Doc, our area was just given ~$8m for 20ks of bike, running/walking trails between 4 towns.
    1 point
  42. The question we need to ask - is Goodwin the type of reputable character that would fall on his sword should we win just 3-4 games, and put the club first before his hip pocket? If so, it gives the club a lot of flexibility as Goodwin would likely receive a far less pay out than getting sacked. From what I saw in round 1, it's not looking good, but the apologists will no doubt blame it on an external factor rather than judging the product that was delivered on the field. According to Lever, the club was fuming after its performance rather than patting themselves on the back for out scorin
    1 point
  43. I fear ANB will play, if fit.
    1 point
  44. Hawthorn don’t have the cattle to win a Grand Final. I think we do however I question if we want it enough and have the mental toughness that is required.
    1 point
  45. I'd get him as a match day runner
    1 point
  46. So we have Allan Richardson and Ross Lyon as assistant coaches in a financially constrained environment? ... Righto Might as well put on John Worsfold and Mark Thompson as well for good measure.
    1 point
  47. To be honest, we had our chances in the first 11 minutes and probably dominated play. We allowed them 5 goals in 4.5 minutes. I’ve rewatched the rd 1 game and while I concede we made some errors, wasting our scoring opportunities was what hurt the most. The game was fairly even in general play
    1 point
  48. Hmmmm. Poster with 12 posts announces inside info about a player wanting to come back to Dees. Some people don't handle isolation as well as others.
    1 point
  49. 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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