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    Re: WB Game Day V Geelong R14 2021

    Only four key areas where we'll get smashed? You can do better than that DG! :)
  2. Re: Congratulations to Lachie Hunter on 150 Games

    I love the way he plays. He's maddening, but you just have to accept that and at least it's entertaining.
  3. Thread: MRO Thread

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    Yes absolutely, and players also want to hurt their opponents because it's a game of attrition.
  4. Thread: MRO Thread

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    Good result, and the one I wanted to see.

    We just have to acknowledge that even if it's unspoken by the cleansed masses in the AFL bubble the intent was to get the ball and hit the man as hard as...
  5. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 14 Vs Geelong 2021

    Agreed that Wood should get a week at Footscray to get some match conditioning.

    I pinged a hammy Tuesday, brought back memories.............
  6. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 14 Vs Geelong 2021

    We should sticky a height fight thread.
  7. Thread: MRO Thread

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    Got to the four minute mark and threw up......Robbo asked if it was opportunistic which is what I called it and now I fear I think like Robbo and my night is ruined.
  8. Thread: MRO Thread

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    Absolutely it can. I wonder if it will be.
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    It is complex but I'm not sure the two are comparable, if you take the view that Mackay intended to hurt Clark which I think he did.
  10. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 14 Vs Geelong 2021

    He didn't fall off his Rattler (skateboard)?
  11. Thread: MRO Thread

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    Now that's a topic worth discussing. Is jumping into people's heads with your knees a great idea in a sport that wants to reduce the prevalence of concussion? Of course it isn't but we want to see...
  12. Re: Always Right Match Committee - Round 14 Vs Geelong 2021

    Yep, haven't had one for ages.
  13. Thread: MRO Thread

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    Well it's easy to say that when it's literally impossible to prove you wrong! :)

    I'm not saying that he did anything wrong, it's a game where this stuff might happen, you might be on the wrong...
  14. Thread: MRO Thread

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    Do you think his main objective was to get the ball then? Or do you think it was an opportunistic act that enabled him to collect an opposition player with a bump at the same time as possibly taking...
  15. Thread: MRO Thread

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    This is from the AFL's reporter:

    https://www.afl.com.au/news/631742/why-the-afl-will-argue-for-lengthy-mackay-ban-at-tribunal

    In a statement released on Monday, the League clarified that its...
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    Re: This is our biggest test since October 2016

    Does having Dunkley and Trelaor back in the future really account for how we show up? I know it's an intangible to an extent, but does a poor showing get excused because we we're undermanned?
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    Re: This is our biggest test since October 2016

    If that's too contrary to the OP then here's an alternative, BT you're amazing and we're stoked to have you back posting.
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    Re: This is our biggest test since October 2016

    We also had a fair lick of the injury lollie and they simply out ran us.

    I know I can be a lot more forgiving of our losses than some/ most here, what I'm looking for though is a four quarter...
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    Re: WB Game Day V Geelong R14 2021

    He doesn't ask the same of you, you're a complete bastard.
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    Re: Will there be another “HUB?”

    I think the players just had it over the weekend didn't they?
  21. Re: 10 Years On: Expansion Clubs In & Out of WBFC

    Where it impacted us was that we bottomed out at the wrong time, meaning our choices were a bit limited compared to what they could have been.

    Where it impacted the broader competition was that...
  22. Thread: Melbourne FC

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    It's not really something the footy world wants to talk about, in lieu of some pretty powerful talking heads in the media landscape being MFC acolytes or ex-players.
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    Re: WB Game Day V Geelong R14 2021

    You're mean.
  24. Thread: Melbourne FC

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    I don't think either Geelong or Richmond brought any substantial heat to their games against Melbourne either. Possibly easy for me to say and I might be biased, though neither seemed to be anywhere...
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    Re: WB Game Day V Geelong R14 2021

    You raise a good point. Have we ever played them in Geelong with two tall forwards in form and a forward/ ruck in form all playing together in the one team? We have a different set up at present...
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    Re: WB Game Day V Geelong R14 2021

    Possibly. Visiting sides seem to kick it OOB when going longer down the line as well.

    I'm probably sounding like a broken record, but the short diagonal inboard and wide is your friend on these...
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    Re: WB Game Day V Geelong R14 2021

    It's pretty much how every team beats every other team. The main differentiator is pressure at the contest and just after the contest.
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    Re: WB Game Day V Geelong R14 2021

    Wouldn't a pressing defence stifle shorter ball movement and encourage longer kicking to lurking defenders? If the defenders are sitting back then there's surely more opportunity to find a shorter...
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    Re: WB Game Day V Geelong R14 2021

    But Geelong give so much back and rarely ask of anything from the AFL and broader communities.......
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    Re: WB Game Day V Geelong R14 2021

    How many games have we played in front of no crowds, where we've been flat, versus games where there have been crowds and we've been flat anyway?

    Not sure if the crowd has anything to do with what...
  31. Thread: Melbourne FC

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    The shape of the grounds may have a bit to do with how Melbourne were broken down.

    You can spread the defence length wise well at Adelaide and transition into the corridor on the diagonal/...
  32. Thread: Melbourne FC

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    Folks have put Pickett into their mid season All Australian team, and while I know Cody's only played four games this year his numbers in those four games compare quite well with Pickett's:
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    Re: AFL Game Day R13 2021

    Yeah I think any team that wants to seriously take Melbourne down needs to put plenty of time and physicality into Oliver. He lacks a bit of composure when flustered and I think this is key to...
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    Re: AFL Game Day R13 2021

    It's a really interesting question. I think they just need a purge of anyone associated with the O'Brien, Malthouse and McGuire era. Buckley can clearly coach, though he's probably mentally cooked.
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    Re: AFL Game Day R13 2021

    Game's definitely up for grabs. Melbourne look a little flat, and if the Pies can keep Petracca and Oliver out of the last quarter they're in with a massive chance.
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    Re: AFL Game Day R13 2021

    And a prelim against Port.
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    Not if Kelly's going to be kicking goals like that on his opposite.
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    Re: AFL Game Day R13 2021

    He doesn't have a very good team. Not sure they're this bad, but they're not very good.
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    Re: AFL Game Day R13 2021

    Well after he dropped his forearm into the head of Simpkin, Dwayne actually set us all straight by telling us that you have to love him.

    Commentators are serial apologists for arsehole behaviour...
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    Re: AFL Game Day R13 2021

    This Norf and GWS game being played in front of family and friends is and interesting display of two very ordinary teams doing very ordinary things mostly, with one or two good moments.

    Mumford is...
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