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    Re: Living Life on the Edge - Discussion

    Yeah - I don't mind this as an idea - living on the edge is also daring to be different with a tactic opposition teams find difficult to counter. I still think our handball based ball-movement (as...
  2. Re: Always Right Match Committee Vs Carlton Round 6 2020

    Not really. It's just as 'reverse' ankle sprain that's being reported differently. Whenever someone has missed a month with a sprained ankle in the past it has been syndesmosis.

    I agree it is...
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    Living Life on the Edge - Discussion

    I have been reading the MRO thread re- the Crozier situation with a lot of interest.

    Here's my take.

    Good teams live life 'on the edge'. If there aren't a couple of incidents each week that...
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    Easton Wood was amazing vs North. It is:

    Best game I have seen him play for - well - let's just go with a long time.

    Is it the sign of things to come or the 'first game back bounce' we see so often before a player reverts to 'the norm'...
  5. Re: Is the “Nobody believes in us” strategy the most powerful in all of sports?

    On the counter, if the hardest trainers are "playing their game" during Wednesday match sim, that causes fractures in the group...fine balance that one.
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    Poll: Re: Rating our list 2020 Fergus Greene 30

    The Fergus is great. Just needs to actually play in order to develop...tall, fast, kicks straight, knows where the goals are...what's not to like?
  7. Re: Is the “Nobody believes in us” strategy the most powerful in all of sports?

    You don’t think all the criticism of their clearance work and contested ball number helped galvanise them in critical situations?
  8. Re: Is the “Nobody believes in us” strategy the most powerful in all of sports?

    Another important part of “nobody believes in us” - having any success you do have overlooked due to the opposition...
  9. Is the “Nobody believes in us” strategy the most powerful in all of sports?

    I know everyone here just loves the Bombers. But that was an impressive performance vs Collingwood last night...and they are now 3-1 and sitting pretty in a chaotic season.

    And reading the quotes...
  10. Re: What are we lacking? What do we need most to progress in 2021?

    I’ll go with:

    - a plan for the ruck when English is being smashed and the willingness to follow said plan.
    - some consistent grit and an ability to play a solid game when things aren’t going all...
  11. Re: Coronavirus: could the 2020 AFL season be called off?

    What a great attitude!

    I keep hearing about an asterix on the season...I just think, yeah...an asterix to indicate the most incredibly resilient team ever!
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    Re: Trade Hypothetical.

    It's cool to think that players like JUH are signed on base level deals. It isn't so. That's why so many high picks 'extend' their contracts before they even play a single game.
  13. Re: Coronavirus: could the 2020 AFL season be called off?

    I just think someone is going to win the most incredible premiership ever won in the most incredible circumstances imaginable.

    Sure - winning a flag after a full pre-season and a pre-set...
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    Re: Trade Hypothetical.

    LOL. Ummm. No.

    I wouldn't trade Bailey Smith for anything or anyone. I wouldn't trade Bailey Smith for the Great Southern Stand (mind you, that has probably dropped in value since, well, there...
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    Re: Trade Hypothetical.

    1/. I don't know anything.
    2/. This is just a bit of fun.

    There has been a bit of Bailey Smith love around my Bulldogs "people" lately and - much like a back in the day thread I remember...
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    Trade Hypothetical.

    So - we all LOVE Bailey Smith right. I know I do. He is 100% awesome. So...given that, here's one for you:

    Brisbane have called. Hugh McCluggage has told them he is moving back to...
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    Re: Football Commentators

    You don’t need an app. Press pause. 5 or 7 seconds later press play. You are now in synch with the radio broadcast.
  18. Re: We beat the Giants - Has anything "REALLY" changed?

    Putting and Driving a freaking STATIONARY ball is nothing like having to kick a moving ball. Compare putting and driving to a place kick in the NFL or rugby league if you like - but NOT to kicking a...
  19. Is having a "YOUNG TEAM" Important to our MC (and those at other clubs).

    I watched Freo play GC last night.

    Rowell looks great. But one of his goals was scored from a forward stoppage vs a Freo first gamer (Serong I think is the player's name). It was no contest. ...
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    Re: AFL Game Day R4 2020

    No disagreements from me in principle. But the players in the hub have been taken away from their kids and partners. As much as I think it is only for a few weeks and it's fine, it doesn't matter...
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    Re: AFL Game Day R4 2020

    Not sure about that.

    They are unhappy. They are feeding on one-another’s unhappiness.

    My wife and daughter AND my daughter’s boyfriend are teachers. They and their teaching brethren worked...
  22. Re: We beat the Giants - Has anything "REALLY" changed?

    'cos kicking is very (very) hard.

    And what you do perfectly in practice doesn't always translate.

    Some basketballers are better free-throw shooters than others. Some footballers are better...
  23. Re: We beat the Giants - Has anything "REALLY" changed?

    I just dont see it. He is OK reading the play a kick behind the game, but we are talking about a position that no-one in the entire league plays well right now...
  24. Thread: Essendon

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    Re: Essendon

    That's interesting. The COVID tests have been plagued with false negatives, but the story has always been 'negative might mean positive, but positive = positive".
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    Re: AFL Game Day R3 2020

    Jack Steven handed them a goal in the first quarter.
    Mieiers (sorry about spelling) handed them a goal in the 3rd q.

    Ratugolea made a silly error, but hardly the only one.
  26. Thread: Essendon

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    Re: Essendon

    Are you trying to tell me clubs are splitting up their lines at training? How is that working exactly? The backs will be working together with the backs coach at every club. To suggest they aren’t...
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    Re: Football Commentators

    Ling is terrible. Daisy is ALSO terrible. If she is going to break into the game to state the bleeding obvious, well, she would be better off saying nothing at all.

    We already have one boundary...
  28. Re: We beat the Giants - Has anything "REALLY" changed?

    :-)

    I liked your post but that line could be on our 2018/2019 tombstone!
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    Re: AFL Game Day R3 2020

    I think they should have won.

    That overturned goal vs Duncan - stuff like that is an absolute joke/blight on the game.

    If there has to be video review - and I say NO but that is another...
  30. Re: We beat the Giants - Has anything "REALLY" changed?

    What about Smith (r version) who made a good fist of it pre season?


    See - I don’t think he really played as a ruckman. He played spare behind the ball but ‘take the hitouts’...I’m not even sure...
  31. We beat the Giants - Has anything "REALLY" changed?

    Strong performance Friday night featuring some great focus/commitment to the ball. I was one of many who really appreciated the efforts (I'm sure) put forth by the players.

    Glass half full:
    -...
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    Re: Bevo and our efforts

    17 minutes?? You are welcome to that!

    Interviews I can do without. I am just so exhausted by all of the talk. Whatever they have to say will be SEEN tomorrow night.
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    I always enjoy Match Committee Bingo.

    As much as I have loved having Bevo as coach, since way (way) back in 2015 I have been perplexed, befuddled and generally confused at match committee almost...
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    Re: Bevo and our efforts

    Thanks for such a thorough reply - I do appreciate it.

    I 100% have liked our chances the last two years - and I am not trying to back away from that. I guess - and I have said this repeatedly -...
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    Re: Bevo and our efforts

    Have we though? Are we actually that talented?

    There is regular "talk" about the talent on our list...but please, can someone tell me outside of Bont and maybe Naughton who would cause the...
  36. Re: Three things you have learned-round 2 v St Kilda 2020

    Harsh. I thought Bont tried pretty hard all night...what are you looking for?
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    Re: WB Game Day V St. Kilda R2 2020

    That's fair, but are the players the problem or the fact that ALL of them are playing.

    I admit to being happy that we picked forwards to play forward, but those 3 in particular are just going to...
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    Re: The Moment: Rd 2 vs St. Kilda

    I'm not sure there is a moment for this one.

    There is going to be a lot of finger pointing but in terms of outright numbers I think you will find the stats look OK. We will be around the mark for...
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    Re: WB Game Day V St. Kilda R2 2020

    Some?

    I would how bad a performance it would have to be for there to be a LOT of work to do.

    Willingness to run and in particular, run and defend is at an all time low.
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    Re: WB Game Day V St. Kilda R2 2020

    I feel good about selection...and good about today. We have named a team of runners and a forward line full of forwards.

    Firs time goal - Bruce
    BOG - Macrae
    Dogs by 35.
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