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  1. Really interesting topic, spurred me to start an account to add to the discussion. The earlier talk about pressure acts prompted me to have a bit of a deep dive into the stat during our games this year. You'll be surprised to know we won pressure acts overall against the Dogs 271-231, so its certainly something to take with a grain of salt. Not sure how it goes posting big tables, so I've gone with a summary for now but what stuck out to me was that pressure acts wasn't a particularly good indicator in our wins and losses. Sure we often win when we put on good pressure, but looking at t
    9 points
  2. There are just morons and dickhe-ds out there and it is impossible to get them all to act like human beings. Now some more morons want to march in Melbourne because they think the Virus is a scam. I wonder I how the relatives of the people who have died or are very sick from the virus feel. On top of it all they will risk infecting more people if they march. I would get the water hoses out and then throw them in jail wet.
    6 points
  3. Which is a load of ****t because if we DID, then we could expect some wins against the best teams in the comp. The fact that we only get up against poor teams is proof enough that his and the players belief that they can beat anyone "on their day" is rubbish. "On our day we are good enough to beat anyone". Then why do we only have "our day" against poor teams, and not the good ones? The entire club are drinking from a very large bathtub. .
    5 points
  4. Watching Mitch Wallis tear us apart on the weekend, I couldn't help but think Harmes was capable of something similar. He is far more suited to a forward role and should be rotated through the middle when opposition mids get on top of us (i.e. Bontempelli). Trent Rivers should be in the role Harmes is playing at the moment.
    5 points
  5. I think fans and supporters have the right to question Goodwin. This is his 4th year at the helm and we've made finals once with that list that we have on platter. I don't see us making finals again this year at all. The loss against the doggies just proves that we are flat track bullies and this was the theme back in 2018. It was only against the eagle in the 2nd last game of the year that we decided to pull our finger out and beat a legitimate top 6 team. That spiked a roll on effect. What has Goodwin changed since then to rectify that? We are sitting here today still questioning w
    5 points
  6. Well well. Cats and Port players let off by the Tribunal for the very same action as ANB, with only one difference, the victim wasn’t concussed. If the AFL represented society, you could get off for attempting to shoot someone if you missed, but be found guilty of assault, if you slipped in the street and fell on someone, causing them to fall over and cut their hand in a minor injury. We have now had 2 blokes ( ANB and Jack Trengove)done for 4 weeks in sling tackles where other blokes for the same action get off. If I wasn’t a 68 year old grandfather and lawyer, I would simply say to the
    4 points
  7. These are faceless ghosts hiding behind fake profiles. The best approach is to delete and move on. Bringing to attention every online troll is pointless. It may actually make matters worse. It is a futile exercise even reporting on this because you won't have anyone vocally speak from their own profile in favour of the comments. You're just preaching to the converted. It just seems silly to say "HEY EVERYONE THIS FAKE PROFILE SAID SOMETHING RACIST. RACISM IS NOT OK" every time some Russian bot profile posts something nasty. My approach would be: 1. Enhanced invest
    4 points
  8. Hi BBP. I have no idea who Tom Elliott is but my understanding of the situation is that Victoria, unlike other states can only activate any of the measures we're currently seeing under a state of emergency for a maximum of six months only. That period is due to end soon. Extending the option for a further 12 months would allow them to be activated again at short notice (if required) without a lengthy debate taking place in parliament to change legislation. It doesn't in itself extend level 4 restrictions beyond 13 September or into the 2021 football season. It's a preemptive measure should the
    4 points
  9. I would love to see Bedford this week 👀
    4 points
  10. TMacs been out of form for the best part of two years now. Its just not good enough and we can’t afford to keep gifting him games until he is absolutely banging down the door with consecutive great performances in the twos. We have to try guys like M. Brown and Joel Smith in his position until Jackson is ready to return.
    4 points
  11. I am hating watching every game on TV. You just miss so, so much. And one thing is the work rate of players who don't have the ball. Teams switch to the 'fat side all the time. It is usually the most reliable and relatively risk free way to break a zone. Sometimes team give their opposition that option, but deep. And cover and force rhe bsll to be switched back. But more often than not the dees try to not even give the switch option and force a kick down the line But it is not tbe first switch kick that is the problem, it is the next disposal, be that a kick or hand
    4 points
  12. Are you providing Youtube highlights of Dermie and Matthews to argue that Muir's life of violence, mental illness and abuse was purely self-inflicted and in no way linked to underlying racial disadvantage and discrimination? Everyone's responsible for their own actions, sure. No one's said otherwise. But facts are that if Muir was born white, he would have copped far less abuse, been more likely to succeed in the AFL and less likely to spiral out of control off-field (statistically speaking). That's troubling.
    4 points
  13. I hope Spargs doesn't get the scapegoat drop this weekend. In my mind our issues from the weekend were a result of midfield pressure rather than forward. Granted he didn't have a great game, but even the best small forwards in the game have shockers from time to time. It's a hard position to play and I want to see Goodwin stick with Pickett and Spargs as pressure smalls to build some cohesion. Personally I want a third in there and think Bedford is the guy at the moment. We need more foot speed so if we have to sacrifice a Hannan or Fritsch so be it.
    4 points
  14. @Elegt the Reactionary. Spargo fits into our system nicely when everyone is playing their role. He's a link player who gets involved in a lot of our scores when we're up and about.
    4 points
  15. Here we go...... Dees win and it’s all the players Dees lose and it’s Goodys fault the players gave no effort on Saturday, nothing to do with Goody
    4 points
  16. I agree but I'm actually referring to the club exclusively. No government intervention needed. There is a legal framework there. Additionally there is precedent where organisations can be held liable for comments on their pages. Clubs (and organisations in general) need to work much harder. That they're publicising it every time they see a nasty comment actually says to me that they think it's a once-every-now-and-then issue that can be addressed with a simple press release, when it's actually not that simple.
    3 points
  17. Only problem with this, and no, I'm not a Libertarian, is you only need a Peter Dutton in charge of this stuff and the laws become very easy to warp.
    3 points
  18. Absolute filth. The only reason people post this rubbish is because they are so devoid of success or fulfillment in their own lives the only way they can feel any sense of superiority is by denigrating others by their physical characteristics. Kozzy is just a kid and shouldn't have to put up with this crap but no doubt it's not the first time he's had to de with it.
    3 points
  19. Honestly, the next player or person around the Club who says we can beat anyone on our day should be banished forever. No exceptions. What a cop out load of garbage. Yeah and I could beat Tiger Woods in a one off 8 foot putting comp. It is called a fluke or an anomoly.
    3 points
  20. It's impossible to know whether Goodwin is the right guy. All I know is that the alternative, which would likely involve a football department shake-up and possible board changes, is a nightmare. This club is finally a stable, well-functioning organisation. Good organisations don't flinch in these situations - I hope we back him in.
    3 points
  21. Hardwick was 39-2-48 after 4 seasons
    3 points
  22. Bedford putting pressure on for one of those spots is very healthy imv. Don't believe we need or should play all three for the sake of a medium. May the best two small forwards keep playing in blocks of 3 to 4 matches. They stay if they can perform to a minimum level. If they don't or one doesn't during that block then Bedford comes in. Rinse repeat till we find out who can really bring it and wants it. What i would do though is bring Harmes off HB to play more mid field time in a run with this week to cover Steele. Effectively replacing Sparrow. Rivers comes in to take over Harm
    3 points
  23. "Relatively slowly" means that the ball hangs in the air for a period of time, which allows defenders to cover that space. It means that just because you're in space it doesn't automatically mean that the ball has enough time to get to that open player before a defender can cover them. Unlike a short handball, which can get to a team mate before the defender has time to react. The time the ball hangs in the air is the reason why a zone defence works, because you don't need a defender playing on every forward, you just need a defender close enough that they can cover the kick by the time it rea
    3 points
  24. Luke Dahlhaus just got a week for the identical tackle that ANB got 4 weeks for, with one exception, the victim wasn’t concussed. That is pathetic, in that penalty is now decided not by intent, or legality of action, but on any injury that occurs. Punch a bloke in the face, which is an illegal act, but if victim not injured, result is a fine or 1 week. This is ridiculous. AFL now more concerned with staging.
    3 points
  25. I thought we were moving on from this. At risk of derailing the thread, I'll just clarify my position. I have no issue with people posting things they hear. I do, however, have issue with the alleged veracity of things as vague as this: Have heard on the grapevine he's gone end of this year, from a reputable source, but he said don't lock that in just yet given how much could happen either way with the Dees for the rest of 2020. Lord Nev has clarified and firmed up the position, but as to this initial post, I'm just not a fan of people postings that are as vague/fence-sitting as
    3 points
  26. No way Hibberd is being dropped IMO... had a really good 4 weeks.. bit down on the weekend.. not on his own there.
    3 points
  27. This is what I think is most important. We have a game plan that relies of the contest and defence. We have a big, brutal defence and a big, brutal midfield. They thrive on the contest and drive the ball forward. We have a silky, attacking forward line that is good at turning chances into goals .... but they're mismatched with the rest of our side. We have two tall forwards (Weid and TMac), three mediums (Fritsch, Hannan and Melksham) and two smalls (Kossie and Spargo) rotating through over the course of a game. This works just fine against teams where we can defend easily with our m
    3 points
  28. This was a tough game. It was also after we had already beaten Whorethorn the week before. We had nothing left after this brutal 2 hours We were a dam good side
    2 points
  29. That's two different offences though. ANB didn't commit a second offence of "dangerous tackling while drunk". He and Dahlhaus did the exact same thing, but ANB got punished more than four times more heavily than Dahlhaus for the consequences. The concept of a worse outcome leading to a more significant punishment is nothing new nor is it wrong. The issue is when, as is the case with the AFL, the outcome is overly important in the matrix. The difference between what ANB did and what Dahlhaus did is not terribly great, yet ANB got 4 weeks and Dahlhaus no weeks at all. I
    2 points
  30. The tackles were identical. The difference was that the player In the Dalhaus tackle let go of the ball and used his for free hand to brace himself. Whilst in the ANB tackle the player did not. One got concussed and the other got nothing. So you either penalise the offence or do nothing. To put the fate of ones hands In the outcome when no I’ll intent was involved is appalling. Like most things in footy MFC never seem to catch a break.
    2 points
  31. Don’t slam the AFL - will just make us feel better and cost money that we don’t want to spend I think the club should make a formal and public apology to ANB for not contesting his suspension, and supporting him in a manner that we should have. this will have the same effect in the media , possibly avoid the fine (maybe) , and hopefully send a message of support to the rest of the playing group - that MFC admin let down one of its own and it won’t happen again.
    2 points
  32. Big time, HAS to go. He’s more inconsistent than my grandmother with dementia!
    2 points
  33. Michael Christian has to go.
    2 points
  34. Top work CMB. Great point about the revolving door in the forward line. It is has long been accepted that a consistent back six is critical in terms of developing synergy. It is even more important these days with zones. It stands to reason then when start talking about all team defence and tbe critical role forwards play in terms of pressure and spread, that consistency in selection would be very helpful.
    2 points
  35. I hate mankind. #standwithkozzy
    2 points
  36. Imagine what will happen when they roll out the vaccine...
    2 points
  37. Spargo is playing the role that Neal-Bullen played in 2018 - looks great getting getting on the end of a few cheap handpasses when the team wins by 10 goals, does sweet FA when the ball doesn't fall in his lap. We'll never be a decent side with players who can't win their own football consistently and can't apply a reasonable level of defensive effort. At the moment that list includes Spargo, Melksham, Hannan, PIckett and Fritsch.
    2 points
  38. Goodwin strikes me as someone who has a plan, but it's the same plan every week - he has a gameplan that he believes can beat anyone in the competition IF we implement it correctly. When the pressure is down, and when the turnovers are up, we get rolled. It's a simple as that. The Dogs adjusted things at half time and it showed, and I think this is where the questions really arise - is Goodwin too stringent and too inflexible to make the changes needed? The first half last weekend was an interesting one. While we were not really at our best in the first half, we were up by a kic
    2 points
  39. Yep that is exactly how i saw the end of 2018. There was no reason to be satisfied within the Club, and i think that is what happened. We have form. 1994 Preliminary 1995 Do not make Finals 1998 Preliminary 1999 Do not make Finals 2000 Make GF 2001 Do not make Finals 2018 Preliminary 2019 Do not make Finals I could go on... Yes they are with different Coaches and Players, But the CLUB does not harbour the right ATTITUDE over and over again Is Goodwin the Man to change that Culture on what we have seen? My view is that he has this season.. If we crash out in the nex
    2 points
  40. I rate Hodge very highly, but there's no chance we go from someone who's not even an assistant to making them head coach in 1 season.
    2 points
  41. Never forget the 2018 preliminary Final in what was one of the most insipid finals displays this decade. Game was over 15 minutes in. We may have been 1 week away from being in the Grand Final but it may as well have been 100 years. Thats how far off we were in 2018. Goodwin is not the answer.
    2 points
  42. I agree that outside run is being overstated as to its importance, but I think pressure is critical. I think in the 3rd quarter most of those 5 goals from turnovers were also from turnovers in our forward half. Which means they were carrying the ball the length of the field to score. Which, in turn, suggests to me that our forward half pressure wasn't good enough. Although obviously it's harder to set up and defend when we're turning it over (Geelong/Richmond games being the prime examples of that). Agree on the stoppages too. We saw it against Brisbane and Port: when we don't get to
    2 points
  43. I love how people struggle with basic comprehension so make up whatever insane theory they want. Nobody, and I mean nobody has ever once come out and said we will be in forced lockdown for another 12 months. We will have to operate under certain Covid safe guidelines such as social distancing, probably mask wearing and businesses will have to follow a Covid safe set of instructions to protect staff and customers for the next 12 months, or until a vaccine is widely administered. That is NOT the same as being in lockdown.
    2 points
  44. It's a coaches role to best position each and every player for game day, if the/a player doesn't bring that, then it's the coaches role to mediate and draw a conclusion as to why. A coach CAN'T actually provide the effort that the players need to bring. Petracca's effort was abysmal, many times he was found just watching the ball and not chasing what so ever, especially when the game was still on the line. Goody can't change that, in the moment, on the day. All he can do is try and eliminate it going forward and stop it from becoming a habit.
    2 points
  45. Shuffling around our bottom six players isn’t going to achieve much, I hope Spargo gets another game. Losses like we had on the weekend are the coaches and leaders.
    2 points
  46. I didn't write the article mate, but if you take a breath and read it again you'll see it doesn't say that Jones being out made it compromised, it just says the lineup featuring a lot of tall and mid sized forwards left a lot of the pressure on the shoulders of Spargo and Pickett. If you read my post you'll see the point I was making was about having a smaller, quicker forward line with less mid sized forwards.
    2 points
  47. My bet is that Port and Williamstown will leave the comp and enter another league. Coburg and Franskston... who knows. The VFL experience will be the poorer for the absence of these traditional clubs and grounds.
    2 points
  48. Such a shallow analysis. Try and put yourself in his shoes. If you'd been beaten by your father, if you'd suffered racism in your day-to-day life, if you were regularly abused for trying to go about your job... how would you react? I don't think you could know without experiencing it.
    2 points
  49. Watching again on 'First Crack' (I know I want to vomit at Tom but no 360) Club has missed a step in it's handling of this, the guilty plea was a mistake, 4 weeks is 'Dog Act' territory and it was clearly not. 1. Hamill was clearly still trying to kick when he could have turned his body to protect himself, he was careless to his own safety, this to me means ANB could argue for a reduction. 2. Hamill trying to kick is what upset his balance and caused his head to go to ground, i.e. ANB was not trying to put him head first into the turf, this makes it more of an accident. 3
    2 points
  50. We play into the "small club" mindset by not challenging these decisions. As above we didn't even challenge the Moloney one!
    2 points
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