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dino rover

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  1. “If you’re on 10 on your amp where can you go from there?” Amp. goes to 11 (This is Spinal Tap) - Bing video – the answer was 11. It seems our football commentators are channeling Nigel Tufnel and or the Fonz. Please forgive this boomer pedantry but I can’t stand this commentary cleverness arms race. Here are my nominations for annoying commentary overreach. 5 April Fox Melb vs GWS – “buzzing around like a mossy – Kozzy!” Kelli Underwood 18 April Melb vs GWS (?) – “with Grace - Kelly!” - Anthony Hudson – Josh Kelly goal 18 April Melb vs GWS – “slick kick, slick hair that’s why they call him slick Fritsch” – Kelli Underwood - do they? 25 April Melb vs Rich – “a millimetre either way and it was out of bounds on the full” Luke Darcy ANB set shot from the boundary line which went through the middle – actually a millimetre either way and it was easily still a goal 1 August Melb v GC – “a piece of football artistry” Kelli Underwood – GC player kicks ball in the air for a goal from half a metre out 1 August Melb vs GC – “he’s enjoying himself to the Max” – Kelli Underwood – Max Gawn kicks a goal 1 August Melb vs GC – “ Kozzie’s pickin them apart” – Kelli Underwood – Pickett kicks a goal ..and the winner is Kelli Underwood!
  2. I dont get flat from loads - dont other teams have loads as well or dont we have enough midfield depth? It wasnt long ago we were thought to be overblessed with mids.
  3. Footy Show today Cain Cornes says we don't have a compelling forward line - we cant kick a decent score which is my proposition in this thread. I got howled down at the time but the question remains - do we have enough forward talent to win in September?
  4. I’m with you that weed is a doubt to make it Ellis (?) kicked 6 is only 20 with 4 games so special day Agree weed not impressive
  5. Agree with that - good kick good size and finds the ball more than Rosman
  6. A lot of them were cheap joe the goose / out numbers in the goal square. I dont think it marks him as a gun fwd To be fair to Weed he was also rucking against Lobbe and Buzzer guys much bigger than him
  7. At least hunt tried to win it for us he just doesn’t have the tools better to try and fail than to not try at all
  8. It’s like our team is the only one with “niggles”.
  9. No I haven't because he is an option at wing and petty is performing in the backline
  10. it will be interesting to see who plays wing at Casey between Baker, Rosman and DeClase. It may indicate DeClase is more a cover in defense than a wing option given Tomlinson, Langdon, Brayshaw etc as well as Baker and Rosman. If however DeClase plays wing it might indicate a lack of confidence in Baker / Rosman as backups for Langdon, Brayshaw
  11. I think Bedford is cover for Messiah and Spartacus
  12. Perhaps we should be more worried if Troy Chaplin stepped down based on what Gawn, Brayshaw and TMac said to the press after the Brisbane game? He is credited over the last 4 years as having banged on about defence as the ball moves from our forward to defense areas. That pressure contributes significantly to our interceptions in defence as the ball comes in under pressure without good direction. Players have said basically that they are finally "getting" what Chaplin has been saying. See 2:44 below and the question from Lloyd referencing Troy...
  13. Our defence gets interceptions because of fwd mid pressure which isn’t there tonight fix that
  14. Not a sycophant perhaps but call a spade a spade fan boy
  15. I agree that both Feds and States should have built purpose built quarantine facilities by now however its more than just the building that needs to be thought through. The logistics of feeding, securing /guarding, testing, and otherwise caring for the quarantined in an isolated dedicated quarantine facility is significant. As I understand it from a resident at the Howard Springs site, staff live on site. If we want staff who are dedicated to the one facility to avoid cross contamination from the quarantine site to some other place (such as happened in Victoria) you are looking at a workforce that is only working the one job and the one site for an extended period. Then there is the transport of people from airports to the quarantine site. I'm not saying this isn't doable but I am saying it isn't easy. The Federal Government doesn't employ health care workers like the States but has the Federal Police and Army (for guarding purposes) to do this without State Territory involvement is challenging. There are also very limited number of Federal sites that are suitable as discussed below. The idea of using "disused army barracks" I think is problematic. Firstly because we want individuals isolated whereas army barracks congregate them. Secondly in use army barracks wouldn't meet community standards for accommodation for a fortnight (my son just did Kapooka basic infantry training https://www.army.gov.au/our-life/training/army-recruit-training-centre-kapooka) - disused army barracks would be of a lower standard of repair and amenity.
  16. Saw him pretty often at the Half Moon hotel in Brighton so not surprised he ended up at Old Brightonians. I wish him well.
  17. I didn't say we have problems across all lines... "Overall though with an upgrade on Hunt our defence is good enough. " "but overall midfield we are strong. Another winger is all I want. "
  18. "and we have problems across all lines" Actually I said our midfield and defence was good but id like an upgrade on Hunt and Brayshaw.
  19. Hyperbole - what I said was can we win the GF - nice straw man.
  20. The loss to Adelaide highlighted deficiencies we have over those teams realistically in the hunt for a Premiership. I am trying to be measured here and some of this can be overcome but here is why we wont win a GF soon. Key Forwards TMac, BB and SW - there isnt anyone in that list comparable to Jeremy Cameron, Tom Lynch, Harry McKay, Tomahawk, Jack Riewoldt, Jack Darling, Josh Kennedy - could go on. Maybe SW will fulfil his promise - but that promise is getting on now. - BB just looks slow to me - TMac gets the best out of his 194cm but at that height we have modern midfielders - modern power forwards are 200cm. Midfield Gawn, Oliver, Trac, Langdon, Viney, Jackson - what is missing is another wing - I'm unconvinced by Brayshaw / Baker as anything more than a stopgap - but overall midfield we are strong. Another winger is all I want. Backs Our strength this year - our system and skills are excellent, Salem, Lever, May, Rivers, Petty, Tomlinson but not Hunt who is a one trick pony - his tackling pressure is ineffectual, his kicking unreliable. I worry that we don't have the height and bulk to take on the bigger key forwards - May uses his 100kg very well but at 193cm he isn't that big. Maybe Petty for the future but that lack of the big defender is a worry. Overall though with an upgrade on Hunt our defence is good enough. I'm not saying we wont be competitive or our list cant progress. Certainly our current level of performance means key forwards, a winger and a rebounding small defender are more likely to be attracted to us. Can we win a GF with our current list?
  21. Its not going to happen. Nimbyism is alive and well in my neighbourhood. It would be good in terms supporters - fair number of Melb fans in the neighbourhood who were once well served when we were with Sandy at the Trevor Barker Reserve. Salem, Brayshaw Hunt Petracca and others have connections to the neighbourhood. Gawny played for Ormond I think. With what Gawn said about Casey being a better replica of the G think everything old is new again and Casey is back in favour.
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