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Radar Detector

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  1. I spent the game in the Swannies sponsors box. Wore my Demons gear proudly and pumped with the result despite the grind. That was a HUGE win for this team. Top 4 side, close game, tested until the final siren. 8-0 is unbelievable. So proud of the boys. This is a new feeling, I haven’t enjoyed footy this much in 39 years. I also won 2 hampers and had a good chat to Dees alumni Luke Williams (for those who remember him) so a pretty great night 😁
  2. They got 11 goals from two players who were absent against us, plus they missed Danger. With Thommo out they’d definitely be a scarier proposition now, although the Swans handled them last week. What an interesting season!
  3. Or Fritsch gets suspended... is that any chance?
  4. I tend to agree that Melk should’ve been the one making way.
  5. Classic case of getting to far ahead. There’s still 4 quarters of footy to play before we sit top of the ladder. Hope the team shows up meaning business.
  6. Cats putting their season right back on track here.
  7. Also centre clearance carnage. Total smashing.
  8. For anyone watching, how was that not a throw by Macrae?
  9. Hopefully he never plays another game in the seniors. Tough as nails and gives his all but is just not smart or disciplined.
  10. The ridiculous over the top reaction to Weideman’s first game back from injury is so unnecessary. It’s one quiet game after a layoff in bog ordinary conditions where delivery to the forward line was poor. He was a 2-goal-per-game forward last year until right near the end of the season. This six year wait nonsense seems to completely overlook his most recent body of work. And the irony of the same posters banging in about Weideman also suggesting Majak might be the second coming of Wayne Carey is so hilarious. I’d rather Weid out on the G than Majak any day. Give him a couple of week
  11. For everyone moaning about Kelli Underwood last week, have a listen to BT and and James Brayshaw. She’s no different from anyone else calling the game.
  12. In my view, confidence and momentum are two of the most important variables in footy. I’d rather our team celebrate the wins and build that belief from earlier in the season and see where that carries them, than disallow the team to sing the song after a win and take the overly negative view. That doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be an honest review of areas to improve, and a focus on remedial action during the week. I just think the psychology of belief is powerful and we should let the good times roll in that regard. Might also help us to get a couple of important players to ink new de
  13. Stop dropping sitters in defensive 50 ffs
  14. Seems to be an unpopular opinion, but I agree with much of this. I think Mitch Brown has played a role when required but with Ben Brown coming in and TMac staying, I expected him to be an immediate delist. That he isn’t means that we have one less place for a runner which is even more significant in a year of declining list spots. Personally, I find the fact that we couldn’t find a spot for Tom Phillips but are holding onto this type of player totally baffling.
  15. Log in to read updates on Ben Brown and all I’m getting is Oskar Baker chat. Out of interest, what’s the relevance?
  16. With Ben Brown coming in I'd take McKernan over M. Brown for his ability to back-up ruck. Both are depth but McKernan's versatility makes him more valuable in my view. But I wouldn't expect either to be getting much game time. They'd each be 4th/5th in line for a tall forward spot and McKernan would be 3rd in line for ruck duties.
  17. Buckenara has lost the plot. Plenty of howlers here but rating Langdon and Baker at the same level has to be the worst. Harmes looks well out of place in C grader company and rating Tracc a B is laughable coming off a season where he was top 3 in the comp. It’s not clear from this list if Buckenara’s even watched us play. But I can see how people with a glass half empty mindset might like the assessment.
  18. That’s a pretty good assessment, although I think a touch harsh on both Max and Clarrie.
  19. I think bringing in Brown would just require us to re-think our mid-size and small forwards. Brown is a clear upgrade, and a big one, on every other player in our forward line. And has better consistent form than both Jeremy Cameron and Joe Daniher. The problem is that none of our mid-sizers like Fritsch, Melksham etc. are good at locking the ball in our f50. It’s why Kozzie is so important and why we should think about playing Viney and Harmes forward more.
  20. Big goal kicking forwards and pressure aren’t mutually exclusive. Richmond have two guns and Geelong have just landed Cameron in addition to Hawkins. So there’s room for big guys who kick goals in pressure sides.
  21. Tall forwards sure get you to grand finals though. There were two Coleman medallists and an All-Australian KPF playing tonight. Do Geelong make the GF without Hawkins or Richmond without Reiwoldt/Lynch? Don’t think so.
  22. I think the idea of replacing an entire Board in one go is a terrible idea and entirely destabilising. That said, I think we could happily lose a few of them. With one exception, the Board is a bunch of same-age, same-gender old world types of overlapping, and in some cases, modest skills. It’s definitely not a new-world Board and I can’t imagine our Board meetings are particularly dynamic. Personally I think it could use a modest shake-up. I’m not sure how I feel about Green’s appointment but just the fact that we’ll have someone <45yo is a win.
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