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  1. 2 hours ago, sue said:

    I'll probably get caned for this, but I think the standard has gone right down and it is hard to watch.  Over recent years the skill levels have improved a lot, but suddenly they have fallen away. I suspect that increased pressure is why.

    I noticed that today. Tackling has come on in the finals which brought us undone this finals campaign as our fantastic run and carry game got smashed through pressure.

    Today's game was all about tackling and pressure but you could say the same about our granny win last year. 

    The women's game is progressing really well. It's just not in a straight line as coaches finesse their game plans and players adjust.

    Give me a close, hard fought grand final any day. Even if it's scrappy.

  2. 9 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

    Good 3rd quarter by North. awesome inside 50 tackling that have resulted in goals.

    Looks like the Brisbane grand final losses (women’s, men’s, BBLW and NRL) are going to continue .

    North are looking out on their feet They need a goal. They won't hang on.

    C'mon Roos.

    I really dislike Davison btw

  3. Demolishing a perfectly good stadium is just insane.

    Building a 'temporary' stadium at the show grounds is insane.

    Replicating a stadium next door to an existing one in Hobart is insane.

    The Lions should just play at Metricon.

    It's underutilised and actually not a bad stadium to watch footy.

    The Brisbane Olympics are going to cost an estimated $7,100,00,000,000.

    let's say 8 billion conservatively as a true cost.

    at 14 days for an event running maybe 18hours a day works out about half a million dollars a minute I think.

    AN obscene waste of money.

    Schools, health, aged care, housing. Naaah, Olympics maaaate

  4. 18 minutes ago, BDA said:

    just saw the result. Glad North won. Hopefully they can beat the Lions next week. 

    I thought the crows would have a better chance of rolling the lions but really happy to see Norf get up.

    They tackle really (and don't get rewarded). Just didn't take all of their chances.

    Some crazy push in the back frees not paid to Norf in the last. Really glad they got up.

    Will at least give me a team to barrack for next week.

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  5. What an incredible game by Presparkis. We should have shut her down much earlier.

    Gillard into the ruck in the last worked really well and Goldrick finally came into it 

    Not sure why you'd swing Pearce forward. She just a hopeless kick.

    Great last quarter by Zanks and Hanks.

    Umpiring was just horrible in that last when we were coming at em.

    2023. What a complete waste of a season for this club.

    After the blokes, the girls gave me so much joy to watch. 

    What the hell happened this year?

    I'm not sure if something is going on at the club or not. But geez, we just seemed to disintegrate.

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  6. Just now, george_on_the_outer said:

    Coach hasn’t realised finals is about contest and territory. Still trying handball to clear space but Brisbane and North and now Geelong have closed the space.

    Get ball, kick ball. Next contest.

    They're getting ball, kicking ball straight down their opponents throat though.

    More accountability as well? No blind kicking.

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  7. 14 minutes ago, Demonstone said:

    Pretty good summation.

    Really lucky we got that goal on the siren.

    Do we need Banno right up the field to try and break the lines.

    She seems wasted deep in the forward line.

    Not sure how we spark our midfield.

    We're really not handling the extra finals pressure well, yet this team did exactly that to win a flag last year.

    We are capable.

    We seem mentally fatigued.

    What will Stinnear do to fire them up?


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  8. 1 minute ago, darkhorse72 said:

    Can we actually take a mark...

    This is total [censored] by the team...

    They have fallen off cliff.

    A cliff seems like the perfect analogy.

    I'm perplexed. It wasn't just the opposition, we were playing amazing footy in the first half of the season.

    Our drop off across all lines is just mind blowing.

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  9. Down is SA for the weekend doing a big birthday and winery weekend. 

    Saw the score before the replay, so didn't bother watching.

    Geez we've dropped off a cliff in the last few games. We looked cooked.

    The only positive I can see is the opportunity for Mich and the team to pull transform their game and find a way to bring clean attacking footy back into the play.

    Not confident but fascinated to see if they can turn this horrible form around 

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  10. 41 minutes ago, von said:

    I see the media as largely coming from within the afl. They’re definitely not independent. If you want access you stick to the talking points. They have taken on the modern media style of being ever present regardless of quality of content. Could just be I’m not the target audience but I rarely read or listen to anything worth listening to these days. 

    can’t help think that they are leaving a huge window open for someone with a brain and some creativity to come in and create all kinds of great content along the lines of long form journalism and more stats based analysis. Most sports leave the afl for dead these days in this regard.

    I really liked a lot of the articles the roar put out about the Dees last year. 

    Definitely more independence and critical thinking.

    The mainstream media is more like a drama filled 3 year old just wanting attention 

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  11. 27 minutes ago, Dees_In_October said:

    Noooooooooooo! Credit to Brisbane, they really brought it and we were simply not up to it.


    Outplayed all over and SO MANY MISTAKES. Frustrating.

    Need to find a way to wrest back momentum and own the ball when the pressure is up. Small sample, but we haven’t been able to do that against proper competition this season and it’s a worry.

    We started too reactive and weren’t switched on. Any chance we could come out all guns blazing sometime? Then again, the way the Lions were on…if we’d backed our game, they might’ve had 5 in the first.

    Too many were ineffective with the ball under pressure (count West, Mithen and Heath among those).

    Goalless in the second half. The forward line was starved and then when we found a bit of connection looked fairly toothless in the last quarter. We’ve struggled to get Bannan’s full impact against the top teams this season.

    A couple of our tackles will be looked at. All season players have been getting off for dangerous tackles so of course just watch Hanks and possibly Heath get weeks.

    Hate to see Watt who surely has limited chances left in her career have her season possibly ended like that.


    The ball bounced, I guess. Not our way. But it did bounce.

    I thought the most likely way for us to lose that game would be through inaccurate kicking. Well, we did lose, but not in that way. I was also worried about their speed and they definitely broke us open a few times…wait, that’s not a positive.

    Hopefully that was about as bad as we can play and about as well as they can play. We’ve seen Adelaide and Brisbane’s tactics—do we have a response?  

    Paxman as a late out set off a chain of shifts that were less than ideal and left things out of whack. A tough ask for Gall. We can field a better team than this, but no excuses.

    Thought it was a good return by Harris overall. Mackin the only player who had any real space. Goldie tried hard. Hore and Hanks tried to lead the way. The backline did about all it could under that level of attack before caving.

    People reacting in the gameday thread with vitriol and exaggeration. It’s Demonland code for "This hurts", which translates to “I care”.

    May the sting of losing send us into beast mode for finals. Our best beats anyone. Just need to do it. 

    If Hanks goes for that tackle it will really hurt us.

    And..... Make me feel like the aflw is quickly catching up to the ridiculousness of AFL at a fast rate.

    We did score a goal in the last remember. It was reversed by another stupid free kick by the ump that paid a dangerous tackle to the lions in the third.

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  12. 1 minute ago, dees189227 said:

    It is so frustrating, because we sit through the men's season and get frustrated & now this. However finals are different I hope next week 

    Depends where you're playing. Adelaide will not be pretty.

    That last dangerous tackle decision was just atrocious


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