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    Re: 2021 Trade Target/s

    Carey played a pretty contested game at CHF tho. It isn't like Rance dealt with the same level of physical contact (or the same number of post-match beers) as Carey...I'm actually sure he would be...
  2. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 8 Vs Carlton 2021

    Of course not.

    But with every player it works 'best' when you are working to a plan.

    I am only projecting here but given other players - as you acknowledge - seem to have a longer leash than...
  3. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 8 Vs Carlton 2021

    I don't think it's zero leeway.

    I DO think it's zero leeway with regards whatever caused him to get dropped last year - people keep telling me it's competitiveness and defensive decision making so...
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    Re: WB Game Day V Richmond R7 2021

    I love Bevo but I don't think this kind of stuff does us any favours as a club still searching for a major sponsor.

    As for the journo, I doubt he wanted to ask the question - 100-1 his editor had...
  5. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 8 Vs Carlton 2021

    Is his left foot that bad? I was frustrated when he kicked with his left when he could have used his right, but it isn't like his left leg is only there for balance...

    I think his body language...
  6. Re: Three things you've learned. Round seven 2021 v Richmond

    So pick a role and let him play it.

    I remember listening to Fraser Brown say that after each of his first 6x games he was dropped - by 2x different coaches. If we want him to be a player, can we...
  7. Re: Three things you've learned. Round seven 2021 v Richmond

    I completely get the frustration with Schache but he hadn't played since R#6 last year. Having spent time with him (albeit an eternity ago) he has always lacked intensity at the contest...but every...
  8. Re: Three things you've learned. Round seven 2021 v Richmond

    1/. It's April. We had won 6 in a row. A fall was coming sooner or later.

    2/. I understand the angst about Schache and West - who both looked hopelessly out of sorts and out of their...
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    Re: WB Game Day V Richmond R7 2021

    I'm more curious as to how we will show up. I think winning 7 in a row is just incredibly difficult and wouldn't be completely surprised if we just didn't quite have "IT" tonight.

    It's April. ...
  10. Replacing Dunks - Short term view vs Long term view

    Apologies in advance - unjustified opinions follow!

    Dunks is out - and to me we have two (2) choices).

    1. Insert a 'placeholder' mid and 'hold the fort' with what could potentially be a...
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    Re: AFL Game Day R7 2021

    This just seems like a massive week of games.

    Only the North vs Melbourne match-up has me thinking 'who cares'.

    Imagine if Gold Coast beat Collingwood?
    What happens to the loser of the Ess vs...
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    Re: 2021 Trade Target/s

    The 'early' re-signing is a pretty popular one with most draftees. They are generally happy with their club and - even if they are interstate - most 19year olds are so enveloped within the footy...
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    Re: AFL Game Day R6 2021

    I think I would have just said "It's May".

    COVID is yet to have it's say on this season either...
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    Re: AFL Game Day R6 2021

    I think he was named 'sub' as they wanted the other emergencies to play in the SANFL and get some minutes...Lynch was nominally being rested BUT could play if needed.

    I guess they were just...
  15. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 7 Vs Richmond 2021

    I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying the Gardner commentary in 2021.

    Can we just ease up a bit on Cordy for a second or two though (and this isn't about your post Mofra or your post Kruder) - it...
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    Re: The Moment: Rnd 6, 2021 vs GWS Giants

    I think I lead the anti Brayshaw club but when Daniel was playing on Daniels for most of the night it was pretty confusing and easy to get mixed up.
  17. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 7 Vs Richmond 2021

    I think May was just too good.
    Lynch having a disappointing season thus far...I am very concerned about him this coming week.
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    Anyone know why Dunkley returned to the field?

    Has anyone received an explanation as to why JD returned to the fray last Friday night?

    Clearly a shoulder sublux. Went off. It was back in (by itself or medical intervention, who knows or...
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    Re: AFL Game Day R6 2021

    It's April.
  20. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 7 Vs Richmond 2021

    I'm not sure it's as simple as that.

    Richmond have a lot to play for - Lynch running riot and kicking 7 could quite easily decide the game (or any number of other similar examples).

    We don't...
  21. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 6 Vs Giants 2021

    Don't EVER change Bevo!

    Not EVER.
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    What builds belief? Wins? Or Losses?

    As we draw closer to the game vs the orange - and with the background of the recent news article comparing the start of our season in 2016 to these past five weeks - and I have been wondering whether...
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    Poll: How much do you hate the Orange - A test!

    Exactly how many of our wins to this point in the season would you give up for victory over the Giants in Round 6.

    Itís a simple question.

    1, 2, 3, 4 or 5?
  24. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 6 Vs Giants 2021

    I thought Young was just superfluous to requirements down back...
  25. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 6 Vs Giants 2021

    Mark West - late withdrawal - random injury (insert details here...nothing would surprise me!).
    Replaced in the line-up by Jose Romero.
  26. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 5 Vs Gold Coast 2021

    At the start of last season he was. After his injury he wasn't the same player though.

    He is fearless in his attack on the contest and I would be pretty happy to have someone like that playing...
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    Re: WB Game Day V Brisbane Lions R4 2021

    I wasn't in Ballarat and if I come over it will not likely be for a game at Mars.

    But this is ABSOLUTELY a club issue. It is our home game, relocated from Marvel for $. Members are restricted in...
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    Re: WB Game Day V Brisbane Lions R4 2021

    Surely - SURELY - we will tag Neale. We have 1000 mids and someone needs to sacrifice tomorrow and shut him down.
  29. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 4 Vs Brisbane 2021

    Hands up who could have imagined such words being written 12-months ago.
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    Re: Umpire Selection Policy

    1/. They are in charge of one third of the ground at a time. 1000 decisions? Whatever. Given there are 30 free kicks per game, most of those are simple tick/cross events that could be handled by...
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    Re: Umpire Selection Policy

    I have no idea who that is.

    I assume he is an umpire? If so, he must be doing a brilliant job.
  32. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 3 Vs North Melbourne 2021

    Thanks for ruining my Easter break.
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    Umpire Selection Policy

    Has anyone got any idea how the final 27 umpires - and the 'teams' - are worked out each week.

    I am 100% exhausted by Umpire Chamberlain and he is genuinely one of the least effective umpires I...
  34. Re: Bankers & Anchors, Rnd 2, 2021: Western Bulldogs vs West Coast Eagles

    ...and very willing help defenders.
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    Re: WB Game Day V West Coast Eagles R2 2021

    I don't think Yeo is going to play - FULL STOP - in 2021.

    OP is a bugger of a thing. They have pushed Duggan into the mids - you don't do with a key behind the ball distributor unless there are...
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    Sticky: Re: AFLW - Game Day discussion - Season 2021

    Izzy easily BnF for me. Playing in a completely new position and led the competition (well, at last check) for contested marks...what more can you actually do? The development in her game as the...
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    Re: WB Game Day V West Coast Eagles R2 2021

    Really?

    "The Eagles have won 31 of 41 games in Western Australia since Adam Simpson became coach, while winning 17 of 34 games outside of their home state."

    That quote is a couple of years old...
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    Re: AFL Game Day R2 2021

    I agree with this. The commentators have simply lost touch with what is going on in order to promote the 'look' of the game.

    The early goal to McKay was a good example. Fisher was able to kick...
  39. Re: Have the Lions lost their home ground advantage?

    If they are second to the footy like they were against Sydney they have.

    Brisbane played like a team that was just expecting it to happen last week. I'm actually not a fan of the recruitment of...
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    Poll: Re: Round 1, Bounce 1...who starts in?

    To be fair there was no ruckman nominated in post #2!

    :-)
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