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Vipercrunch

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  1. 9 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

     

    Are these the same experts who signed off on players who weren’t 100% last year? 

    I don’t read everything that comes out of the club, so I obviously missed where the club admitted that.  Or are you confusing an actual fact with a Demonland “fact”.

  2. 10 hours ago, layzie said:

    Not really, if you go by half the people here it's just what we need after one loss. 

    We got battered around at the back with next to no aerial help, many people including yourself have said how important he is for the structure so if they did bring him back for 2 games within 6 days, I'd  find just a little hard to believe the explanation is a simple as a doctor sign off.

    So if Gawn plays the next two weeks, you will interpret that as proof the club is panicking?

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  3. 1 hour ago, BDA said:

    I don't mind Cornes and his forthright opinions. His obvious Port bias does grate though.

    Re JHF, i think he has been poorly advised. His people should have counselled him against moving after 1 year. Terrible look and won't endear you to the AFL public. That said fans shouldn't boo a youngster. More senior players, that should know better, maybe, but not a kid.

    The kid thing is interesting.  To me he is a kid, with all the naivety and lack of maturity and experience that goes along with that.  To my son (20) and many around his age, he is a spoiled brat who has been given an opportunity that so many kids that age would die for, yet he ran home to mummy.

  4. 7 hours ago, FritschyBusiness said:

    My biggest problem with gather round is the choice of opponent. 


    It's been spoken about in the media (mainly SEN/AFL360) as a "bonus round of footy " an "extra four points".
    Yet, its the only time we play Essendon this year is that round. ( I think the same for Freo V GC) and possibly other match ups were also the only time they will meet for the year. 

    How is that fair? Surely all games this round should have been against teams that you play twice in the year. 

    If a team is playing an opposition only once in the season, playing that game at a neutral venue is the most fair way to do it isn’t it?

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  5. 2 hours ago, Engorged Onion said:

    Always one to read into things... it's a nice vote of confidence for the value of James Harmes to the team when marketing are acknowledging him in the VFL...would that be driven via the FD?

    Or is it more around his personal circumstances?

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    I often think the stories about certain players that get on the MFC socials are there by design to prepare supporters for likely changes, debuts etc etc.

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  6. 7 hours ago, layzie said:

    Can we please not bring Max back for this game as a knee jerk reaction to what happened on Saturday?

    Don't take any risks with this, yes I'm not a doctor but I have a feeling I'm definitely right on this one. Long season, get him cherry ripe. I don't like how quick the panic button gets hit when we lose. 

    Huge stretch to suggest the potential of Gawn being selected is a sign of panic.  There is NO WAY he plays if he’s not ready.  

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  7. I think Ken Hinkley has mis-read the room too by calling JHF's decision to go home a "courageous" one.  Could very well have inflamed things even more.  Most people I know think it was anything but brave to walk out on the team that drafted you No. 1 after 12 months.

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  8. It's taken until Monday morning for me to even think about posting anything. 

    All I have to say is that I was ok to give them a mulligan for the Brisbane loss.  There were enough mitigating circumstances around that one.  However to play the way we did against Essendon?  I can't see a reason for it, and in all honesty, it's eroded away some of the very high trust I had built up with them.  We've all become so used to see us play a certain way, and for it to suddenly go missing like that is puzzling to say the least.  It will take a while before the confidence returns to the very high level it was prior to Saturday. 

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  9. 2 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

    Had to give a reason for the late change. We all know it was a weather move. 
    TMac is cactus. He cannot compete. Gives you nothing.

     

    Goody is not a coach that plays games and lies.   Very much the opposite.

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  10. 8 hours ago, Little Goffy said:

    Ugh. Working in a secure environment until about 6.30. Not even phones.

    Boooooo.

    Add an extra yell for me, all right?

    I'll probably watch the game on replay anyway, so if it is a proper thriller please name the match thread 'Spoiler Alert'.

    Are there any players you’d like us to be irrationally critical of?  This is the DL Gameday thread after all, where pretty much compulsory for all posters.

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  11. 6 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

    What I think people are missing  is the fact that this round doesn’t dig into a Port home game. The AFL has said that all tickets to the double header tomorrow have been sold.
    If the majority of sales have gone to Port fans then yes, we could be playing in a not so filled stadium until Port fans arrive.

    I’m guessing each teams’ supporters had an even chance of getting tickets. I’m hoping to see at least a half full stadium for our game from the start.

    Were membership numbers required to purchase tickets?

  12. 1 minute ago, Demonland said:

    We're really getting robbed of having a decent crowd at our game by virtue of it being a double header and the Port fans most likely not being there for the majority of our game.

    Yeah, the crowds at the two double-header’s are going to be very interesting.  Looking forward to hear from those at the ground what it’s like because I don’t think the broadcasters will be very honest with the crowd size, especially during the first half of our game.

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  13. 1 minute ago, Mazer Rackham said:

    What an ugly uninspiring match. Like the one before it.

    Flooding and barely restricted interchange has changed the way the game is played. For the worse.

    It’s been putrid this quarter.  

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  14. 21 minutes ago, layzie said:

    If I were Cochrane I'd be going down to the boundary line right now to sack him. It's not good enough 

    Cochrane’s a big part of their problem.  The media love him which I just don’t understand.  Surely the buck has to stop with him for the list management disaster that ended up with Bowes and Pick 7 going to Geelong.  Most other clubs would have been rightly crucified for that mess.

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  15. 12 minutes ago, Gawndy the Great said:

    How did Mac Andrew go top 10

    He’s unfinished, but there’s plenty to work with.  He will be an interesting watch but could very well justify his draft position in 5 years.

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  16. 2 minutes ago, layzie said:

    A fixturing blunder. I know I'm speaking to the wrong crowd as it seems everyone has been watching from the start but I'm not even home yet amd it's half time. If MFC had this timeslot I'd be ropeable, sort it out next time. 

    We’re big fans of the time slot and Friday night double header in my household, but the footy fans here are a tradie apprentice who starts and finishes early, a uni student and myself that works from home. Won’t suit everyone. 

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  17. Interesting forecast from BoM.  "Chance of Thunderstorm" could be significant or absolutley nothing and the "1 to 20 mm" is really hedging their bet.  

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    I think with Gawn out of the side, we are ok height wise even if it does get wet.  I think we'll have either Laurie or JJ as the sub as a little protection if it does get real wet and a tall sturggles.

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