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  1. Nice thread In Harmes Way. I've given it a go, created some more cryptic clues for current day players: A) I'm desperate to watch this Dee play in Darwin, in order to see him, i'll even take the jumbo, ta, thanks for offering. B) Interestingly, King and Colbert were both born after April. C) Many on here might not like Hird, but i feel sorry for him, I hope he can stay out of danger. Improved out of sight. D) The Grouch and the Farmer. Coming along in leaps and bounds. E) Always tries hard. Namesake of the great. Big tank. F) Absolute gun
  2. Looking at the likely Geelong line up, I would reckon their bottom 6, matched up vs our bot 6, are: Mark O Connor - never even heard of him, a 6-gamer who averages 12 D (disposals). Avg S (score of supercoach and dreamteam) is 53. 3.3 score involvements, 1 tackle. Compare him to our weakest link JKH: 34 gamer with 15 D, 62 S. 5.3 scoee involvements, 4 tackles. Big win to JKH over O Connor. (yes I know these scores arent necessarily perfectly indicative of a player's worth but they are a decent-ish surrogate marker) Jed Bews: 70 gamer, 11 D, 43
  3. My list in order of quality + how critical they are to the team's success: 1 Gawn 2 Oliver 3 Brayshaw 4 TMac 5 Harmes 6 Melksham 7 Jetta 8 Hibberd 9. Salem 10. Viney 11 Pettraca 12. Lewis 13 O Mac 14 Frost 15 Jones 16 Fritsch 17 Neal-Bullen 18 Weideman 19 Vandenberg 20 Hannan 21 Spargo 22 Kennedy-Harris Evidence of the critical importance of the bottom six is the Tiges success last year. Their 'spare parts' forward line
  4. Overall at the moment, seems to be doing a great job. Love his coaching from a team cohesion, skills development, belief, motivation point of view. Not 100 percent convinced re: gameday coaching - eg response to momentum swings where we concede massive scores (geelong last qrtr) - though given our great 3rd qrtr stats, maybe im wrong. Team selection decisions also still questionable though time will tell.
  5. https://www.theroar.com.au/2018/08/01/powerful-fragile-demons-can-beat-anyone-day-especially/ Well written piece, decent summation of where we are at imo. Agree that when we are on, can knock off anyone (lower consistency, but higher peak than a team like port adelaide) I think its pretty much a case of 'fake it til you make it' for the Dees in closing out games against a quality oppo. We've pumped the bottom sides, but simply have been so rarely in winning positions against decent sides over the last decade, that we havent had much actual game practice in closing out games/icin
  6. 6. Oliver - just wow. He must have a really sore back... From carrying the team so many times. 25 contested possessions and clearances, tackles quality disposals galore. 5. Gawn - dominated a quality ruck opponent in Sauce Jacobs 4. ANB - ran all day to support and pressure, tackles galore - stepped up big time. Can be much maligned by us Demonlanders (incl myself) but played a great game - no wonder he gets picked every week - easily ahead of Tyson in my books 3. Harmes - ripper lockdown job and racked up possessions too 2. Lewis - 2 crucial goals in clutch moments, great
  7. If we only beat Adelaide out of the harder marches and end up with 12 wins only, we can make it if the bombers upset port or the hawks, according to the ladder predictor results i entered
  8. Spot on. Goodwin's game day coaching is atrocious. Stubborn as an ass. When you have a 4-5 goal lead you shutdown and slow the tempo of the game, not turn it into a free flowing shoot out. T Mac should have been moved back, spare behind the ball, after Geelong's first goal in last qrtr, or at least after the 2nd. Give Hogan the responsibility and freedom as the number 1 forward. If they manned him up, good, that means a congested forward line for them and an open one for us. Epic fail from Goody.
  9. Agree. We finally have some players at, or stepping up to, elite level. Sadly, our bottom six are absolute duds. Scores for Jones, Milkshake and Brayshaw very harsh
  10. Agree with most comments. We should have won that game, were the better side, simply were less accurate and lacked composure at the end. 90 seconds left when Trac marked on the wing. Should have simply run the clock down, maintaining posession with chip kicks backwards and sideways. Alas we have been in winning positions against quality teams so rarely in close games, that we have zero experience in milking the clock properly. Given the loss being under a goal, there wont be wholesale changes. The sensationalist calls for Hogan, O Mac to be dropped... Never gonna happen. Smith, Vince
  11. 6. Clarry - absolute gun 5. McDonald .......... Tom obviously, where would we be without him 4. Petracca - broke a few tackles, had an impact, 8 tackles and a goal to boot 3. Harmes - great tagging job(s) 2. Fritsch - so clean and classy for such a young player 1. Milkshake - kicked 2 and helped set up another 3 goals Apologies to Brayshaw, unlucky to miss
  12. The geelong and adelaide games are essentially 8-point games. If we win at least one of the two, we probably make finals at the expense of the losing team. If we lose both, i'm pretty sure we miss the top 8.
  13. I will ... double check to make sure its not a replay from a previous season.
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