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  1. 2 minute noodles smothered by craft singles with a refreshing lime green cordial made up in a 40/60 ratio.
    35 points
  2. I just had a lengthy chat to one of our assistant coaches this morning. I asked him about the rumours of a few players being sore and potentially missing on Monday. But Jake Lever (He acknowledged Jake's ankle was sore) and Christian Salem (groin) both trained strongly and should play. The boys fly up tomorrow, have a Captain’s Run on the SCG and come home Tuesday. They then have 4 days off before the Bye. We spoke about the small forwards as this bloke looks after them. He’s really excited about Kade Chandler who kicked 5 goals in a little scratch matc
    26 points
  3. Info I have and don't ask for sorce as its third hand. is BBB has been having a six week preseason as the club wasn't totally happy with core strength and repeat running efforts when he came into team. He will be ready to have another crack after the bye
    26 points
  4. Got a 1.2kg picanha and farofa, a 1964 padron and a fridge full of Heineken cans... Time for a good day lads and ladies let's kick em while they are down, that's what they done to us, they all did.
    24 points
  5. Neale Francis DANIHER VIC For distinguished service to people with Motor Neurone Disease and their families through advocacy, public education and fundraising initiatives. A timely award
    22 points
  6. Getting in early given we don't play for another 12 days, but: In: B Brown, Viney Out: Weid, Sparrow The poor performance is very little to do with player selection and a hell of a lot to do with application.
    21 points
  7. [censored] calm down with the "good bye top 2 [censored]" We are 11-2 still a game clear on top of the ladder at the half way point. We have shown up against our real tests. We were off, super poor today. Credit to the pies, they played out of their skin for bucks and we just didn't match it today. Changes will be made, a rest will be had and we can attack the end of the season. If we are really going to mope around and [censored] after every loss what's the point in being supporters. WE WONT WIN THEM ALL, WE WONT PERFORM AT 100% IN EVERY GAME. Today was the pies grand f
    20 points
  8. First live game in 18 months…. Just popped up the shops in my VFL retro hoodie, picked up a MND beanie for my beautiful fiancé. Before the game I’ll be breaking out the 2021 membership scarf out of its cryovacced packaging for her to wear, I’ll be running a 2014 of similar. Aiming to get to Moore Park about 1, enjoy some lunch then of to the G, the SCG. Cant beat live footy, missed it so much.
    18 points
  9. Port supporter here Googling Burgess because I desperately want him back. Can confirm it’s the man that works the magic, he left us his tricks and appointed a team to replace him; in 2014/15 we were in your position fitness wise and we now struggle to run out quarters. He supposedly was in close contact with the team he left and giving pointers, but we felt his loss rapidly when he went to Liverpool. Kane Cornes (yeah yeah [censored] alert) wrote in his autobiography about a random club dinner he went to where a can of Coke was put in front of every player; Burgess had put them
    18 points
  10. Yes and will be nominating for father son as well.
    18 points
  11. Brown was very good against Sydney, kicked goals, set one up for McDonald with a delightful block. I don't understand why people want to write him off based on one average game against Carlton in conditions that didn't suit him. He went back to the VFL and had a rubbish game but is a proven commodity. If we bring him back and it doesn't work over a couple of weeks either go with one less tall, pick Mitch or reinvestigate Weid after a few reserves games, but whatever he does it will be better than what we got yesterday. Weid's confidence is shot, which is no good for him but we're trying to con
    17 points
  12. TMac - was fully dilated Sparrow - caught too often Petty - shades of OMac Weed - over and out JJ - a consistent performer Kozzie - doesn’t do enough Goodwin - a wakeup call Chook Fowler - seriously peed off
    17 points
  13. Hi all, hope you are all keeping safe and well especially with lockdown restrictions in Melbourne recently. I’ve been paying attention to Melbourne’s trade activity these past few days and delighted to see so many players have signed on for another season or two and looking forward to seeing the new recruits in action too. That includes Sinead & Lauren coming back for season three and two respectively. No surprises with either of them, I had little doubt they’d be returning. This is slightly off the topic of AFLW and some of you may be interested, others less so. Lauren &
    17 points
  14. He's 11 games into his 4 year contract.. How about we hold off on the "flop" comments for now hey? Ample of time to make huge contribution still. Reckon we'll see him in the 2nd half of the year back to some good form.
    17 points
  15. 11-2 a great result. It's a very tough competition. The best sides usually go around 17 or 18 wins in a season max, and that still doesn't guarantee a flag. We are building towards something pretty special and there will be bumps in the road. There are common themes to our two defeats so we have the opportunity to address those chinks in the armour over the break. Most of our better players struggled a bit today, and we were definitely flat but Viney and Brown will be back and I really do think Melksham's creativity is important for us. Well done to the team on a great first 13 roun
    16 points
  16. I am a huge Weideman fan, but enough is enough. After the bye, Ben Brown plays for the remainder of the year.
    16 points
  17. Brown can come in off training form, the fact there is no VFL is not an excuse for not picking players to come in. That’s really ridiculous if you take that to the logical conclusion that no one can get a call up without first playing VFL. I wouldn’t hesitate. And the way some Dees fans waive away Brown’s recent history in the Coleman race and yet call back to one game of Weideman three years ago is cognitive dissonance of the highest calibre - you have to try hard to be so obtuse…
    15 points
  18. Dont care about the score as long as Buckley doesnt go out a winner. I havent forgiven the bastards for making us miss finals a few years back. Rub their noses in it Dees.
    14 points
  19. Really well spoken by Lever. I encourage everyone who complains about Goodwin and players when they speak in the media to listen to this:
    13 points
  20. One good full preseason under Burgo and BBB will bounce back like TMac has. We have a bad habit of writing our players off far too soon.
    13 points
  21. Ok so hate to burst bubbles but we are, by all reports, close to the cap. We have just over $13m maybe an extra $100k or so next year. We have the following established stars that would all be on $750k+ from next year or the year after with CP5; May, Lever, Gawn, Oliver. Let’s say ~$800k x 4 = $3.2m Next level down would have to be $600k - $750k; Salem, Petracca, Viney, Brayshaw, Langdon, McDonald. ~$700k x 6 = $4.2m Under that - the above average contract of around $400k-$600k would have; Harmes, Hibberd, Melksham, Tomlinson, ANB, Fritsch. ~$500k x 6 = $3m Jones, Jack
    13 points
  22. I love cucumber sandwiches. Just today I had one with sweet baby Lebanese on homemade sourdough adorned with sumptuous organic butter, but augmented it with some aged Italian parmesan shavings and garden-fresh coriander and rocket, dusted with ground Kampot pepper and pink Himalayan salt crystals. It was so delicious that I quickly prepared and snuck in another one when my current life partner ventured out for a brief errand. She almost caught me with evidential crumbs on my shirt, but I fibbed and said it was dandruff! Queen Elizabeth II enjoys her cucumber sandwiches with Norwegian smok
    13 points
  23. I think the worst category is a loss before the bye. An extra week to wallow before the chance of redemption
    12 points
  24. Rubbish. i'm sick of hearing/reading all this "we've been found out" crap when we lose. If what you were saying were true we wouldn't be 11-2. We lost today because we didn't work hard enough. We didn't defend the ground well enough, we didn't work hard enough at stoppages, and we didn't work hard enough to be smarter going inside 50 to avoid Moore. This wasn't Collingwood doing some sort of masterstroke. This was us failing to be at the requisite level, a level we've shown more often than not across the first 13 games.
    12 points
  25. Very ordinary. Very disappointing. Looked flat and tired. Hopefully the bye will allow us to reset and freshen up Weid gone!
    12 points
  26. It could have been worse... seriously Imagine if you were at the MCG surrounded by Collingwood supporters watching that game
    12 points
  27. First grandchild just arrived. Plenty of time for a viewing, sing the team song and back home to watch the team welcome her properly.
    12 points
  28. Home with Magpies husband and Demon dog this afternoon. I have too many memories (bad ones) of losing on QB and the long silent trip home from the G. Go Dees. Let’s get it done.
    12 points
  29. The time has come for the Demons to take control of the SCG
    12 points
  30. Was always going to travel up unless his wife was in active labor. So unless Jon knows the schedule of Tom’s wife’s uterus, I think we will need to wait until tomorrow lunchtime.
    12 points
  31. I will repeat myself. I will be disgusted if Yze goes to the filth.
    12 points
  32. I’d say they’re setting him up for the second half of the year. Richo mentioned on the radio this week that he’s building and increasing his intensity at training so I would suggest the club has just put a timeline in to work on a block of training before they consider him for selection. I’m not too concerned about him at the moment.
    12 points
  33. Deespicable’s 2021 Mid-Year Player Rankings I almost didn't do the rankings this season. I mean it's not like everyone has a markedly different view anymore - we all know why Goody rates some players highly and there's not a collection of hard-done by players being left out in favour of Oscar McDonald. And team changes on Friday are almost a thing of a past - with injuries the only rational for most. Tell me which player you aren't happy with getting a game now ... tha
    11 points
  34. We lack serious depth in the small defender department. Hibbo is 32. Salem is elite. Hunt is meh. Jetta is finished. If we lose one of Hibbo or Salem to injury we are in trouble. Maynard can defend and attack. It’s a good combination and his age profile fits perfectly into our list. I would definitely pursue him. He’d be second on my list to Merrett.
    11 points
  35. A key reason I hate losing: a couple of stand-out posters have, like clockwork, shown up on here, having been largely unsighted for most of the season to date.
    11 points
  36. Not wrist slitting time, but definitely if you’ve got a heavy bag, I’d be giving it a decent workout. No dare. No spark. And dumb, dumb football. All credit to Collingwood. They played brilliantly and with the intensity you’d expect. Don’t take anything away from them. However, our blokes (Clarry and Tracc, I’m looking at you) needed to play a meat and potatoes game when we were trying to play a caviar and Veuve Clicquot one. I thought that we’d lost the habit of trying to make every play a show time one? Apparently not. That lackadaisical rubbish impacted all areas of
    11 points
  37. Just leaving from Wang! Go Dees
    11 points
  38. Thought some of you might be interested in this piece by AFLW expert Gemma Bastiani. It's an in-depth look at how the Dees' 2021 list was put together and how the club is developing its young players in the unique AFLW environment: https://sirensport.com.au/aussie-rules/aflw-player-development-how-the-demons-are-getting-it-right/ I've cherry-picked some highlights: - Melbourne fielded the fewest Victorian top-ten draftees in the 2021 season - While most Victorian clubs built their 2021 lists through the draft, Melbourne has looked to cross-code rookies more than
    11 points
  39. Not really. Mitch is much more a like for like replacement for Tmac. Would slot into that mobile high forward, who gets up and down the ground, perfectly. In large part because that is exactly the role he plays!
    11 points
  40. Not wanting to single you out jaded, but is a widely held view that, in my opinion does not hold up to scrutiny. The Northern beaches stated with a single transmission and very soon the much vaunted NSW contract tracing team were not able to keep up and lockdown was called for only days after the first case. By the end of the outbreak 151 cases were linked to the cluster and the lockdown had lasted 3 weeks. This despite it being relatively small population, a population that does not move around greater Sydney much, minimal exposure sites and a contained location with natural bounda
    11 points
  41. Sorry, but this is mind-numbingly simplistic. If the half forwards and the mids bring work rate and transition pressure, the opposition can't do any of those things. Certainly not consistently. And you think the key to beating us in lowering the eyes? So the top 4 that we've beaten so far all failed to lower their eyes when entering 50? What does that say about our competitors? Have I questioned Goodwin? Yes. Have I even wanted him gone? Yes. But the simple fact is this brand that Goodwin has us playing stacks up. It's impenetrable when our 22 is switched on. There's a reason we
    10 points
  42. Picket I’m sure your ability to slurp booze and keep the social club alive had something to do with it!
    10 points
  43. Yeah your style is hanging [censored] on the club the minute we lose a game. Got it. Carry on. By the way, I hope you don’t live in Melbourne or getting on the [censored] last week would have been a rather lonely experience.
    10 points
  44. Weideman has gone down into the Collingwood rooms to practice the club song.
    10 points
  45. Anybody else just having a pie and sauce and a few ales? Or am I the only black sheep on here? (I mean, quiche and tea cake! Really? )
    10 points
  46. You know you're having a bad season when a draw increases your percentage by 3%.
    10 points
  47. I agree with that. The club is in turmoil and landing a big fish Coach, who declared he wanted stability, could stop the Board challenges and pacify the members. I posted that Clarkson has to be the primary target and he said what you would expect him to say. However, Mitchell is there wanting the senior job, with the Hawks desperate to keep him and Clarkson has one year left and a President who would happily let him go and then install Mitchell in the job. Why would Buckley go mid year, unless they were worried they would miss their target, if they waited? That to me excludes
    10 points
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