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Winners at last

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  1. 26 minutes ago, SPC said:

    Mentioned on 9 news he still isn’t training and racing the clock to be fit. Reporter was fathead Maguires fathead son, so read into that what you will.

    Hopefully he is on the track tomorrow. 

    Excuse me!! Maguire's name is actually Triplechins.

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  2. 9 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

    Such a well spoken leader without the BS and the cliches. 
    Just love to listen to him. 
    How lucky we are to call him our captain!

    Indeed. I found it amusing that he said that he had "been prepped" for the interview!!

    The other captain I really like is Darcy Moore. The antithesis of a filth person. 

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  3. 1 hour ago, Engorged Onion said:

    Cheers mate!

    First off, hats off to your observation on Schache!  You've hit the nail on the head with the point about hesitation. I mean, I saw that transformation with Melksham too - one minute I'm wondering what he's doing out there, the next he's shining and slotting perfectly into the game plan.

    And your point about McVee? Spot on. The guy might not be smashing through opponents like a wrecking ball, but he's always in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing. It's not always about being the loudest or toughest; sometimes it's just about being quick on your feet and thinking two steps ahead.

    End of the day, if the match committee is keeping Schache on for another year, they've probably seen something we haven’t. But like you, I'm scratching my head wondering who'll make way for the next gen. Those young guns have some serious potential, and I can't wait to see them in action more.

    If I get a bit nerdy -

    I really get where you're coming from on the hesitation bit, and you've got me thinking. You know, when I'm running cognitive tests for clients, one of the key things I'm assessing is processing speed. It's fascinating how our brain's ability to quickly absorb, understand, and react to information can vary so much person to person, who are highly skilled professionals, leaders of industry etc etc... Now, when you port that idea onto the footy field, it provides some insights.

    Imagine being in Schache's boots for a moment. Every time you get the ball or see it coming your way, there's this rapid scan happening in your brain: "Where are my teammates? What are my options? Do I pass, run, or go for goal?" And if someone's processing speed isn’t quite as lightning-fast as another player's (natural human variation ,not a flaw), that split-second delay can come off as hesitation. On the field, every millisecond counts, right? So, if Schache or anyone else is taking a moment longer to assess the play, they might seem a tad off pace or like they're second-guessing.

    Also, think about attacking the ball. If a player is processing multiple options rapidly, they might sometimes be caught in that moment of indecision, which to us, looks like hesitance or lack of commitment, and the moment to act on that FIRST option, has genuinely passed.

    Contrast that with Clarry, he is not amazing, but in this context he has a very high processing speed.. and the genetics, skills, commitment etc to back it up.

    Cheers for the chat.

    Great post. FWIW, another player who takes too long to process options is JJ. 

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  4. 47 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

    Preuss had much better VFL forward form than Grundy but as you say he couldn't bring it to AFL level.

    FWIW I'd be making quiet enquiries of Goldstein re whether he wants a $400k one year top up of his retirement savings. He could have an "easy" VFL year backing up Verral and acting as a "break glass" back up for Max

    Not the worst suggestion ....

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  5. 5 hours ago, whatwhat say what said:

    sure is!

    kevin kropinyeri is the star guest at the event put on by nsw demons

    When: Sunday 27 August, 12–2:30pm
    Where: Urban Winery, Entertainment Quarter (on-site parking, 5 min walk to the SCG)
    $$: $60 Adult, Children 5-12 years $20.
    How: Bookings here

    Thanks. I bought tickets (2) for me and thirdborn. Anyone else going?

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  6. Shame about the predicted bad weather on Sunday. 

    I'm heading to Sydney to spend some time with my younger daughter who lives there ... and of course to attend the match!!

    Is there a pre-match function for Demons?



  7. I would prefer to see Tomlinson in, and Smith remain the sub. He's an impact player, and is good value coming on later in matches.

    I'd stick with Grundy for this match, although it appears unlikely.

    It's no from me re Spargo. He just doesn't get enough of the ball.

    JJ out. Do we need another onballer? No to Laurie. Now isn't the time for blooding new players. 

    Bowey on thin ice. Perhaps out for Hibbo in the 22?

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