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  1. I'm probably more disturbed by the fact you knew about this. Do you always stalk the losers?
  2. I've been thinking a lot about this lately. Part of me was thinking this could be a "rope a dope" tactic but if it is, I think it's time we started to play how we mean to play. I think there has been a bit of evidence regarding the settling of the line up eg Hunt and Melky. It's time now to show our cards if that's what's been happening. The Brisbane game is just so important to win.
  3. Have you identified the tree this player grows on?
  4. I can't believe it's that hard, 12pm Sunday, at Casey
  5. I'm happy (I think) that my new "persona" has avoided Demonstone's jaundiced eye. Although, I thought I might warrant an honourable mention for a propensity to use brackets, inverted commas and other grammatical conventions.
  6. Sorry, for clarification; I did post a vomit reaction but I would prefer to think of Binman as " he's just a very naughty boy" rather than a guru.
  7. The problem is, some of it is not psycho babble. But then a group of profit sniffing wankers will jump on board and develop a "world first training programme" that is cutting edge. I'm a big fan of what the Pacific Institute do with their development style. Nick Saban has been using the philosophies and development techniques with them for years and amongst other things has kept Alabama College football team at the top for 20+ yrs.
  8. Sorry, what's an oxymoron? Askin for a friend. Is it a kinda O2 thief?
  9. G'day Guys, Below is an excerpt out of another thread which had me thinking about game time stats again. The question it raises is; can we drill down deeper into this stat and get a figure for TOG by qtr? From a tactics perspective it would make sense to say to a player like Sparrow; go flat out in say qtr 1&2 and have him spend the majority of his time on ground during those quarters. Then in the second half give him limited time in rotation and play someone like Harmes in the same role for the second half. This is one of those questions I've posed on the "stats" thread. Sparrow only played 65% game time. It would be great to know what his time on ground was in the 2nd half. So when you say he went missing, maybe he really was. I don't know the answer to that but I would love it if someone did.
  10. Originally I thought you were just working on your sincerity but now I see you have slipped over into your normal rhetoric. Which is pretty funny actually as I think mo64 was asking a rhetorical question.
  11. You know so much about nothing This has NOTHING to do with Free Agency at all. It’s about having a core group of leaders who set the Standards whilst the Club is in a Serious Premiership phase For a minute there I thought he was going to call you "John Snow"
  12. No, not ignored, lampooned and pilloried at every opportunity.
  13. Don't do that! People talk of head noise and what I had reading that was 2 half coconuts banging together.
  14. Well that was 60secs of my life wasted. But to put stuff in too contest, i carnt tink of any udder footy sight were dis dizcusion wood garner sew mutch coment.
  15. This is one of those questions I've posed on the "stats" thread. Sparrow only played 65% game time. It would be great to know what his time on ground was in the 2nd half. So when you say he went missing, maybe he really was. I don't know the answer to that but I would love it if someone did.
  16. Pretty much sums up most of your posts. Waiting for another insightful come back.
  17. Thanks DD I've PM'd you and I think your reply to my question is insightful and illustrates there is much we don't know and confirms some of the things I have often thought. It often irks me how some critics of players make broad statements about how a player has performed in a given game, based solely on somewhat arbitrary measures that aren't always put into context. As a case in point the Bedford comments regarding his performance last week suggest he didn't do enough and to some extent that is vindicated in Melksham being retained in the side and Toby has been omitted. Melksham has been preferred, to my mind, because of the 7 tackles he layed and the goal he kicked. Toby had 69% game time and went at 100% . Melksham had 76% game time at 66% efficiency. But this is really a time and opportunity situation. Both players were part of the forward rotation but Bedford did a lot of working back supporting the defence and was involved in 2 important chains that meant Melksham ended up with a goal and a goal assist to BBB. Sometimes it's just lucks a fortune, right time, right place. It's a different conversation but the talk of trading Bedford is way too premature. He has just turned 22 and is developing nicely. I would dislike Melksham being retained for another year and Bedford moved on as I really believe Bedford can do what Melksham has.
  18. Love your work DD. I apologize if this has been covered elsewhere but what is the effect on the ratings if/when game time is taken into account? In relation to Harmes I've noticed in recent weeks he has been spending less time on the field. When you look at last years ratings compared to this year is there also a comparison against time on ground? This applies to a number of other players as well. If we look at Sparrow; last week he had 60% game time and a rating of 1.575. Against PA he had 80% game time and a rating of 2.023. I've been watching the game time stats each week for a number of weeks now and at times have found some surprising figures for individual players. I'm sure some of this is tactical, some is match up/ hot hand based and some is load management. Finally, is there anywhere I can find game time stats per player across the whole season?
  19. Andy Maher has gone up in my eyes after he wrote on Twitter: “Daisy Pearce is a brilliant footballer, the possessor of a great footy brain, a gifted broadcaster, an insightful commentator and a high-quality and principled human being.” T - Rex is a dinosaur who played back in the the Jurassic period. Yibbida Yibbida - that's all folks. Der mut has recovered some of his small amount of credibility by saying he was misreported but imo still fails in the areas in bold above.
  20. WCW, you may be related to my wife. She says all the time; "I don't understand boy humour"
  21. Please, please, please don't suggest, at any stage, that we will be Premiers.
  22. The conditions on the night meant it would be difficult for anyone to really "shine". Having said that I'm starting to see what Jason Taylor saw in "Bill"
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