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  1. You can lead to the flank, use your rump to hold out your defender, t-bone anyone trying to block you, meat the footy with both hands and steak your claim as a forward who can last the forequarters.
    5 points
  2. Second hand info, so not very detailed - Heard that Jones was busy, got lots of it, and B.Brown kicked at least 3-4 goals. Apologies I don't know more yet.
    2 points
  3. Collingwood could do with a decent groundsman. I can't help thinking that the amount of injuries they've had over the past 4 or so years are linked to the surface on their training ovals. With our Casey facility upgrades, as I've mentioned previously, a mate of mine who works at Casey says our training facilities out there now match the likes of Liverpool in England. It's a world class set up. So not only have world class facilities become important for attracting players and best preparing the players already there, they've very likely become essential to avoiding mounting injury li
    2 points
  4. Mr Leg... at the age of 23, 196cm, into his 6th season and weighing 95Kg i really think he is well past the boyhood phase. He should be coming in to the prime of his career about now or be well under way already. Just saying!
    2 points
  5. Is style/brand and therefore performance linked to turf management? From a soccer/football perspective this article suggest it is. Not sure it’s relevant to AFL though. a fascinating read.
    2 points
  6. Weideman is not going to pop up suddenly and kick 5 goals any time soon no matter how many more weeks we play him at the moment. He's never going to be a Neita or a Schwarta with an intimidating physical presence anyhow. He has to either get really smart about positioning or develop a stronger lower body, torso, and stronger hands. He often gets to the right position but then doesn't have the strength to see it through. Brushed off like a fly. BBB is reported as going through a mid-season pre-season. Make of that what you will. (Clearly not meeting expectations set by the football departm
    2 points
  7. You can’t expect the discussion to be “reasonable” when we are effectively down a player every week. That is an honest evaluation of SW’s input to the club’s performances so far. Just a blurry void where a player ought to be standing, and right in front of the goals no less.
    2 points
  8. Thanks at least that’s something positive Hopefully no injuries
    1 point
  9. Three word summary Joeboy (or other)?
    1 point
  10. The cliche of the reason being 'arrogance' when the team you support loses a match, that you as a supporter expects to win, is at best a naive reductionist response, at worst, arrogant in itself.
    1 point
  11. Oliver had his worst first quarter. But it happens. When a centre clearance was won, the ball use was poor. Langdon missing the prior game upset his performance. Sparrow is still not ready and our forward line despite delivery was a rabble. Despite what the club says , I think it was a clear case of being over confident and it showed. Almost any club in the comp can roll another if a team doesnt give their all. Sadly the arrogance was Dees of old. Its not to say they havent changed. Some things take time. They will learn and not do it again.
    1 point
  12. Sounds like it’s not a question of whether crowds will be allowed in Melbourne next weekend, but a question of how many? Really hoping it’s 50%.
    1 point
  13. On the pitch topic in that final Melbourne got belted by West Coast we were slipping over all day and they weren't. We were out played but I'd love to know why only we were slipping over.
    1 point
  14. He'll be 24 next Sat. Hope they give him the day off.
    1 point
  15. Where's Steve Hocking? Jumps out of his chair to send Mackay to the Tribunal for contesting the ball. Nowhere to be seen when Joel Selwood deliberately drops an arm into a player's head.
    1 point
  16. Posted in another thread that we have, alongside a number of clubs, met with Richards management. He certainly seems as though a realistic target. The less he plays the more likely he is on the move.
    1 point
  17. Melksham was brilliant ...kicked 5 and laid 10 tackles
    1 point
  18. I initially thought you had done a typo but couldn't quite find context, then I looked up piety. Great use of an old word, kudos Deemania. And I agree. Selwood is a sniping cheating little [censored], who I could never understand the afl community's love affair with; and a big reason I hate Geelong. I need to use piety more often in the future, along with [email protected]$k Essendon, but that was a given.
    1 point
  19. Bellamy is a genius. He turns players that clubs don't want into stars. He loses his captain and one of the greatest players ever but know worries others step up. The storm actually get good support in qld and yeah crowds could have slightly increased.
    1 point
  20. Not gonna hold that against him. That's why you play AFL .... Isn't it?
    1 point
  21. Cranbourne never looked so good.
    1 point
  22. I see a boy that has lost all confidence in his marking. As a result he is not leading. I also see a boy who is 196 cms and was BOG in our first final in years, against the Cats, a couple of years ago. I don’t believe you lose your talent that easily and that confidence is a big thing in footy. Time for Choco to get the best out of this kid. It is easy to write off a kid, but I just feel that all is not lost with him. I recall the comments last year about Tom Mac and all those who wanted him gone, Hunt and Spargo too and plenty wanted Fritta out as well. I wanted ANB g
    1 point
  23. Happily AZ vaxxed here. Would do it again without hesitation.
    1 point
  24. For mine, it’s just a pointless club. I don’t know, set up a club on the Mornington Peninsula. Couldn’t be worse than the nothingness that is the GCS. At least you could knick off to a winery if the team is rubbish.
    1 point
  25. Rinse Spin and Repeat Nathan Buckley revisits the crossroads Mark 2. Sells his soul to the devil, miraculously his team arises from the dreary depths of the AFL ladder and the demons comply. Presto! Bucks' reputation remains intact and the mythology persists. Last time El Diablo (Eddy) rewards Bucks with a new coaching contract. This time who knows but 'success' does have its own intrinsic rewards...
    1 point
  26. For me, there's some admiration for where Richmond have come from and what they've built over the past decade. Geelong just seem to get a free ride with home games, umpiring etc etc. They have an arrogant sook for a coach. I'll acknowledge their recruitment has been really good and they have rebuilt while staying competitive. Wouldn't be surprised if they're rigging the cap to do it though
    1 point
  27. How people view leadership is very subjective in an organisation that has week values and a poor culture. We’ve finally turned that corner and in a big way when you listen to the likes of Gawn, Lever and as above with Petracca. The standards are solid, the culture has changed and matured - guided by a football program that we probably don’t give enough kudos to. My choice of our next Skipper would be Petracca ahead of Lever. Both very important players but the game breaking plays from Petracca sets him apart from Lever and therefore I see him as the next natural on fiel
    1 point
  28. I think you might be right. I can see the next leader being either Lever or Petracca. I'm actually confident that Trent Rivers will also be a future leader for us. He's only into his second season and he already plays like a senior footballer. Also helps that half backs are known to be good captains.
    1 point
  29. The ins and outs are very easy. Viney for Sparrow (Melksham for Sparrow if Viney not ready yet.) One of the Browns for Mr 4 handballs.
    1 point
  30. So you don't want to win the next game?
    1 point
  31. That is where we differ - your opinion is that he elected to bump; mine is that he turned to go for the ball. Of course if he elected to bump he deserved 4-6. If the AFL want to put an end to head knocks, then have a look at how many deliberate head high hits Max gets every week, and Clarrie did especially last week. And don’t start me on that protected thug Mummy, and Nankervis. They get away with sniping week after week, including elbows to the head in ruck contests. Utter hypocrisy.
    1 point
  32. I had my heart set on Merrett, he would compliment our midfield perfectly. Fair play to him though for sticking it out at Essendon, although I still hope they fall in another hole soon enough.
    1 point
  33. To me the BBB vs Weid comparison at VFL level performance somewhat distorts the picture. I think it's far more representative to look at their respective performances at senior level. Weid: 5 games, 3 goals. Drops marks all over the shop, doesn't get to the right places and sprays his set shots. Limited track record of producing it at the top level. BBB: 3 games, 5 goals. Doesn't look 100% with the pace of the game or to have found chemistry within the team, but still holds marks and gets to the right spots. Hardly looks like missing a set shot with signature cartoon style 100m
    1 point
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