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In Harmes Way

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  1. 10 hours ago, Peter Griffen said:

    Really big week for Dom Tyson, i feels he's been going okay, but he is capable of soooooo much more, he's good enough to be getting 30 plus and a goal a game, and using it really well, i think he's averaging around 22 touches at the moment ( someone i'm sure knows this ) so a little below what i'd expect and making some bad decisions and being a little lazy with disposal, if he gets anywhere near his best form it will go a long way towards us winning the next few games.

    Agree with this big time PG. for info, average disposals 20, 1 goal for the year (although good in score assists), at 76% DE which isn't too bad. So a bit more of the pill and a bit more focus on pressuring the opposition - average tackles 2.3 (7 over 3 games) is where I'd like to see effort.

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  2. 10 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

    When Frost is in the side I wish we had Pedersen and when Pedersen is in the side I wished we had Frost. Bottom line is I don't think either player is good enough.

    But we haven't seen Frost in the backline yet which would provide a definitive comparison between the two. Pedo up front gets in the way, and not too bad in the backline. Frost will be lucky to kick 5 goals for the year in the forward line, and doesn't lay enough tackles - but I reckon (based on watching him at GWS) he could be great as a KPD. I understand the club are trying to stick to a plan, but it's a [censored] one and the sooner they recognise this the better.

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  3. 4 hours ago, Undeeterred said:

    So you've never had a block of chocolate in the cupboard that you had to keep until next week, but all week you knew it was there and you just couldn't get it out of your head, and then after a few days you just gave up and ate it?

    I joke, but it's human nature. They know people are writing about them and I'd be amazed if each and every one of them had the willpower to resist looking.

    If so - Jeffy, you're a f'n gun

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  4. On 10 April 2016 at 10:14 PM, Earl Hood said:

    Hold on if C Schwab had used this forum as a recruiting almanac, we would have done a lot better in our picks from 2007 to 2012 than we did! 

    Based on what I've read, this would definitely be true because he'd have recruited everybody 

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  5. 47 minutes ago, DemonLad5 said:

    Ffs mate. We lost to the druggies. Don't expect 1 decent performance (which we lost) make us a quality side that should be outright favourites

    I hear your angst Lad, however have you seen how bad the pies have been this year?

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  6. 6 hours ago, dees189227 said:

    I flew down for the game yesterday. It's a beautiful ground and was a perfect day.

    Not sure you'll be replacing Jane Bunn as the Ch 7 weathergirl anytime soon - 60 knot breeze doesn't align with my view of perfect! 

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  7. 9 hours ago, jackaub said:

    Someone who will sacrifice his game and clean up Howe so he doesnt kick a record number of goals against us in the usual fashion that Melbourne seems always prone to allow

    Jetta should get Howe back for the kick in the head he got last year from Howe vs Richmond that left Nifty out for 4 wks.

  8. 2 hours ago, He Neeldy deestroyed us said:

    The stats don't lie! and Melbourne where as bad as they have been since Paul Roos took over, Ben Kennedy was the only player to meet the required work rate on Saturday, I am struggling to understand how a hand picked team of competitors can get smashed all over the ground by a team that was put together in December?!?!  It's the coaches job to get the players mentally prepared for each game, and Melbourne rocked up on Saturday like it was still NAB cup! 

    We are getting better,there is no doubt in that, some of our wins last year completely prove that! But there is some bipolar mind crap going on down at the club we love, can't help but think a fresh attacking mindset (Goodwin) couldn't come quick enough, I respect everything that Paul has done for us, the club and talent on the  list is in a fantastic position to take the next step, but the yo-yo mental preparation that continues to happen needs to be addressed. 

    Great first post

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  9. 22 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

    His experience wouldn't have been much help. It's his lack of height (compared with Daniher) combined with the ease with which the ball was delivered to the Essendon forward line that would have been the problem. I've never been much of a fan of Dunn, but I accept that he's played his best football for us as a key defender. Unfortunately, he's just not big enough to play on the really tall or really big forwards. He would be better suited to being the "third tall" and playing the role Josh Gibson does for Hawthorn. It's why the development of Oscar McDonald and Sam Frost are critical. 

    Not sure LDVC that Dunn being 2cm smaller than Tom Mac or Sam Frost makes a huge hill of difference. The club seems keen to continue with Frost in the forward line, and the lack of a quality second tall in the forward line currently (I don't think it's Frost, but that's probably another thread) leads to these calls for juggling/optimising the key three talls in the backline. OMac, whilst taller, is only 82 kg and needs some weight before he's going to be the long term second KPD. Therefore I still think it's Dunn with his experience (and weight), and length clearing the zone on kickins that is required as one of the three backline talls. I think fundamentally the match committee just got it wrong last week.

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  10. The difference for me in the round 1 game was that even when we didn't score in Q2, Q3; we still had substantial use of the ball through the guts and good movement into the forward line. Not sure what the inside 50's were for these two quarters, but I believe they wouldn't be shabby - we certainly didn't go missing as a team; we just couldn't convert (a decent amount of) opportunities. I feel this is significantly different to last year, and leaves me much more optimistic this year that over the next few games we'll refine our best 22 and tune the forward line structure to improve our results.

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  11. 2 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

    It's a good question. He's no longer vice-Captain or in the leadership group and he was picked as an emergency last week, which suggests he wasn't injured, just not (in the eyes of the selectors) good enough to replace any of the other talls, but in particular O McDonald. Has the footy department lost confidence in him? If so, is it an onfield performance issue or has he done something else the club doesn't like, such as throwing the toys out of the cot when he wasn't included in the leadership group?

    This is exactly where my head is LDVC, hopefully he's good for the weekend (mentally/physically) because I felt we missed  his length kicking out from full back to break the lines (which was why I believe Bernie started taking the kickins in the 2nd qtr, and wasn't as effective as Dunn IMHO)

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  12. 2 hours ago, Demonated said:

    I doubt we land Hurley but if we do it's to play on Buddy, Kennedy, J Reiwoldt and Tex. Not as some expensive decoy for Hogan. Just my thoughts.

    Yeah - we've already got Chris Dawes for that.

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  13. 13 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

    Well deserved:  22 possessions, 15 contested, 7 clearances, 2 of which in the 4th qtr set up the play for our 4th qtr comeback and did all that with just 58% game time.  Far better than other candidates when % game time is considered.

    Simply awesome!

    Edit:  Here is the AFL story http://www.afl.com.au/risingstar Interesting that Clarrie credits Macca with the performance:  "'Macca' [Demons development coach Brendan McCartney] told me to see ball, get ball – just go hard at the ball and win it, and that's it," Oliver told Fox Footy. 

    I loved this message from McCartney - probably a bit going through Clayton's head given it's his first game. Keep the message simple, allow's the boy to focus and excel.

    Imagine how good this gun is going to be when he builds up his tank! (I'm closing my eyes and multiplying those contested possessions by two!!)

  14. 35 minutes ago, sue said:


    Anyone have an idea why we would use less than allowed?

    I was sitting at the Punt Rd end yesterday. I loved that when we stacked the backline for that last bounce with 10 sec left to play, prior to the bounce Watts was waving frantically to the bench to make sure we didn't do anything silly like rotate a player and potentially leave us one short in the backline. It's exactly that awareness the leadership group were talking about when they were elected, and Watts had it in spades yesterday.

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