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    Re: Rating the 2021 Trade Period

    What? A pretty high draft pick who has two injury interrupted seasons already in the bank who takes a big step in year 3?

    I think we are talking about 2x very different pathways here...Sweet...
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    Re: Rating the 2021 Trade Period

    When I see our list manager watching games of u18 football in Perth alongside our local recruiters I think you can safely say he is having a reasonable say in the recruitment of the players as well...
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    Re: Rating the 2021 Trade Period

    You wouldn't want to see my rating then!
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    Re: On the day - The CBD conundrum.

    Hmm.

    I remember Liber in what I would call the 'opposition hit zone' and Bont nominally in the sweeper spot but making zero effort to hold - that simply didn't seem to be part of the plan!
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    Re: On the day - The CBD conundrum.

    Be careful. Don't be messing with the Vic-centric bias of the AFL media come draft time. Surely the ruckman from the unbeaten championship winning team would be selected way, way below two of the...
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    Re: On the day - The CBD conundrum.

    The scarey part is mate the midfield group WERE huddling together before each CBD. What they were actually talking about though is the question that should be asked.
  7. Thread: Where's the pain ?

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    Re: Where's the pain ?

    But...we NEVER really defend that way. I know it's frustrating but it really is a team defence approach and Fritsch is the worst sort of player to defend that way (because he seemingly fits ALL size...
  8. Thread: Where's the pain ?

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    Re: Where's the pain ?

    Yeah...but once Melbourne got the first in the last q, the game was done. The margin blew out 'cos margins blow out in grand finals...one team is celebrating and one team is done.

    We can try...
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    Re: Lets make the hard calls

    I think the second point (the mids needed to handle it) is the solution. With a team such as Melbourne who have two 'wide' wingers (Brayshaw and Langdon both hold their position) having a winger...
  10. Re: On the day - the change of game-plan at half time.

    Generally switching the play is a good thing...us kicking goals is a good thing and I’m referring to a deliberate and intentional switch to a more attacking mindset not an inability to score goals,
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    On the day - The CBD conundrum.

    So. Again - Writing this without having watched the telecast.

    The move into the ruck of Jackson around the 10-min mark of q3 really (REALLY) seemed to change the game. The ground level follow-up...
  12. On the day - the change of game-plan at half time.

    Disappointing day/night/whatever you want to call it.

    Watching at the ground we very noticeably changed our plan at the start of the 3rd q.

    Throughout the first half, we played a 'skinny side'...
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    Re: Training 2021 Season

    Hey Everyone.

    I also attended training yesterday with my two boys (19 and 14) and my mum (in her mid 70's). It was an amazing day in terms of weather - I parked on the western side of the ground...
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    Re: We are in the Grand final 2021 edition

    Pretty sure Brad Hardie lives in Melbourne. Yes, does Perth radio every day but I think it's all remote.
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    Re: Training 2021 Season

    OK. Well, given that I'll roll the dice tomorrow and head along. I am assuming they will train at Lathlain again so...
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    Re: Training 2021 Season

    I have a ticket for Friday.

    In terms of other training this week, the session was YESTERDAY (Monday) at Lathlain. This event was not open to the public and a few extra levels of subterfuge were...
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    Re: Watching some old games, especially 2016

    Brad Scott should watch a few games from the 1990's before taking the chair in his new role. Then on day one annouce all of the changes you have listed along with:

    There is this rule called...
  18. Re: Melbourne V Western Bulldogs - 2021 Grand Final Thread

    Actually I've been to quite a few GF's in my time.

    2001 Bris/Pies
    2005+6 - WC/Sw
    2007 - G/PA
    (I was living in Melbourne for those 3).
    2012 - H/S
    2013 - H/F
    (Was doing the AIS academy thing...
  19. Re: The Real Slim Shady… Will our role players stand up?

    I think Melbourne will 100% tag Bailey Dale.
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    Re: Who's going to the big dance?

    I'm going with the fam-bam. Much like scraggers, thanks to some great woofers I was able to secure some extra seats for the in-laws and their extended mob who all cheer rwb.
  21. Thread: Ticketing for 2021

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    Re: Ticketing for 2021

    LOL. "NEED" is a pretty strong word.

    You *SHOULD* get it.
    Not many businesses enforce it though and have a manual sign in register is compulsory.
  22. Thread: Ticketing for 2021

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    Re: Ticketing for 2021

    Great work mate
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    Re: Is Charlie Dixon THAT Good?

    If you look at Naughton's stats 95% of his goals come from set shots - so he is a bit of a 1-trick pony.

    Luckily for us that trick is flying at the footy from 7 deep, crunching packs and taking...
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    Re: Assistant coaches merry go round

    I'm not sure Bolton was that bad.

    He at least tried to get games into Fisher, Dow etc in key roles and shunted the likes of Curnow to secondary positions...sure, he sacrificed some wins to do it...
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    The Melbourne Narrative

    Just getting a little weary of all the 'poor Melbourne', 'get behind Melbourne' narrative - yes, already.

    OK - so they haven't won a flag since 196-something. (I don't actually care).

    BUT:
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    Re: Quarantine Before The Grand Final

    My friend is CEO of an accomodation group that includes the Trade Winds hotel (on the river in East Fremantle). She has told me the Cats have moved out and the Dogs are moving in.

    It's pretty...
  27. Re: And here I was thinking that the curse was dead

    I thought we were cooked that day...had just been looking and playing tired since we lost that R#22 game (and top spot) to North. Today we'll be fine.
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    Re: AFL 360 - A Running Commentary

    I usually love your work BR but can't agree with this - the GW/MR relationship has a good ebb and flow/point-counter point that has been missing with the replacement hosts...

    That said, my only...
  29. Re: And here I was thinking that the curse was dead

    Which will make victory all the SWEETER.

    Can we beat Port 10 times without Alex Keath? Probs not. But we only have to beat them once.

    This game will be over before half time and our lead will...
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    Re: Always Right Match Committee - Finals Week 3

    He's going to STICK HIS ELBOW IN HIS BACK and that will be his role. Whoever plays on Alir SHOULD NOT LEAD.
  31. Re: Port Adelaide V Western Bulldogs - 2nd Preliminary Final 2021

    Sadly for me, I never realised that until we LOST in the prelim (every damn year!!).
  32. Re: Port Adelaide V Western Bulldogs - 2nd Preliminary Final 2021

    Yeah - but AFL players watch vision and are given detailed instructions re- what to expect and how to respond. Small changes can have a big impact and get in the heads of opposition players.

    I...
  33. Re: Is the club 'punking us' by sending us 'How to Book tickets' messages?

    The first part is winning our way in. Once that happens, the club will receive an allocation of 'x' tix (in theory - that's what happened in 2016) and depending on your membership level etc you get...
  34. Re: Is the club 'punking us' by sending us 'How to Book tickets' messages?

    And that's fair enough T&T but why not set up a simple opt in/opt out process to save literally '000's in message fees? I get 5x messages (which I get cos each one has a code etc) but it's a lot...
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    Re: Always Right Match Committee - Finals Week 3

    I'm going to training this morning so will try and find time to do a report afterwards...

    They are training at 10am Perth time today and Thursday...
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    Re: WOOF 2021 Finals Series MVP week 2

    Agree with all of it particularly the Naughton bit. I added a mention for him but couldn't get him into the top 4...I thought Duryea and Smith were unassailable top 2 and Macrae was amazing...from...
  37. Is the club 'punking us' by sending us 'How to Book tickets' messages?

    OK.

    So - I get it - they have to send these out...but why send out a bazillion text messages (in my business, these aren't free to send) to people who cannot possibly use them.

    If there is a...
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    Re: What to do with the Goal Review System?

    Goal Review: Chuck it in the bin.

    If you want a list of all of the other rules and supposed initiatives that should be put in the same bin - starting with the ridiculous stand rule - I'm here for...
  39. Thread: Free Kick count?

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    Re: Free Kick count?

    I changed NBA teams when the 76'ers were tanking.

    John from the Lystics podcast changed from Collingwood to Fremantle after deciding that Collingwood's 'behaviours' didn't match his personal...
  40. Thread: Free Kick count?

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    Free Kick count?

    So - it was 28 (us) and 19 (Lions).

    There is a LOT of sooking going on by the Lions and their fans - but the most controversial decisions (imo) were:

    1/. Bont goal being over-ruled. Clearly a...
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