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  1. MFCSS-prompted idea: I think there should be a rule that if your club hasn’t won a flag for 50 years or more and it gets into the GF, it automatically wins. Like if you’re leading the Tour de France going into the final stage. Everyone just shows up to the ground, walks around swilling champagne and playing kick to kick. (But I really do want us to win it straight-up and I'm trying to enjoy the moment)
  2. Another funny comment on the Hawthorn forum this morning: ”I’ve already taken my pants off so they can’t be pulled down later.” let’s hope we find a way to do that.
  3. Look, at the risk of getting torn to shreds here, I don't mind BT is short doses. That comment re: "It's sooooo quieeeett..." during one of our recent games did actually make me lol. But yeah, substance? Nah...
  4. I assume we play the 22 fit players left on our list. Maybe let them choose where they want to play. That's funny.
  5. Yeah, I saw their injury list and soon-to-be-returning players - scary.
  6. I especially agree with your last comment - watching them live last Saturday, they looked very defensive in mindset, all across the ground. To the point of being scared to take any risks at all. That tended to slow down ball movement, and made our F50 entries even harder. The last quarter was noticeably more dynamic and bold. I'm certainly worried about our form and prospects, but what gives me hope is that maybe of they get that defensive/attacking balance tweaked, things will become better and yes, more fun for the players. It also has a side effect of putting more pressure on the opposition, of course, as mistakes are punished.
  7. There's a member special on at Dan's:
  8. Look, I can't deny that I miss my time in the KGB...
  9. Me too - I really like the GWS song and think the Suns one sucks. Worst in league, no question. But very happy to hear the latter not the former this week!!
  10. I was lucky enough to see the MFC email a few minutes before the 1 pm ‘priority’ members email, in between my endless Zoom meetings and baking sourdough bread. I managed to get seats a couple of bays next to my original seats which we’ve sat in once for the last season and a half. I’m very, very excited, and will yell at the umpires on behalf of anyone who has missed out. But, I have now trained myself not to boo. (Well, I booed twice last time, but it has been a steadily declining occurrence, so I think/hope I’m cured now, having heard the Essenboohoos.) go Dees.
  11. 18,000 vs 1,500? Is that the proportional difference in our member numbers? ;-)
  12. Yep - I've been thinking about that game this week. I was sitting near some annoying Pies supporters, and there was this one guy who, every time the ball was kicked in the direction of Cox in the forward line said: "Where's he at? Where's he at?" And unerringly, Cox marked it.
  13. I agree. Gus intercepted about 4,000 kicks and 2,300 handballs - most of them on the wing I was on. Crazy good positioning and ball sense. Agree his kicking has become a bit 'loopy' and uncertain...
  14. I just got an email from MFC talking about the ticketing “Redemption Window”. I feel this is appropriate terminology given the Demons’ chance for redemption is now. btw, any tips on getting tickets anywhere near my regular tickets? Lately, despite best efforts, we seem to end up on the other side of the ground.
  15. That was a great night. So good to have some belief again and watch the Dees play consistent, high quality footy. A long, long way to go, but will enjoy this unfamiliar feeling. That run from Hunt that ended with the Nibbler goal was incredible. And how good was Lever. Salem and Trac epic. Fingers crossed we can keep this effort and hunger going.
  16. I hear you. But I think you’re completely discounting the huge psychological impact. Imagine Dusty playing his 250th and Jonesy being denied his 300th in the same game. Morale killer. Jonesy absolutely plays this week.
  17. It’s a shame that the recovery time for each team is so different heading into a marquee game like this. Richmond played on Thursday and we played late Sunday. We saw last year the difference an extra day can make in leg fatigue. This is 4 days difference. It would have been nice to see the Dees up against the Tiges with a similar recovery time, just to see what the difference is between the teams at this point. I’m not saying we’ll definitely lose, not by any stretch, but it’s a tall ask.
  18. 6. Gawn 5. Lever 4. TMac 3. Oliver 2. Pickett 1. Langdon
  19. 6. Oliver 5. Salem 4. Tomlinson 3. Petracca 2. Pickett 1. Gawn
  20. Yeah right. That surprises me tbh. Maybe butchered is the wrong word then. Indecisive early, but definitely got better. Maybe too many short, go nowhere handballs etc. a bit rusty, and as someone else said, maybe trialling a new clearance approach...
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