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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    1. Jong is the only one of our players over 22 years of age who has shown significant improvement year on year.
    2. Bailey Dale has the makings of a very good AFL footballer and will play many more games this season.
    3. JJ continues to provide fantastic run and carry but has a serious case of the yips when kicking for goal on the run and it deflates the team. I can't recall when he last kicked one.
    I thought I was wrong once but I was mistaken.

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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    Quote Originally Posted by always right View Post
    3. JJ continues to provide fantastic run and carry but has a serious case of the yips when kicking for goal on the run and it deflates the team. I can't recall when he last kicked one.
    Add Suckling to this. They are the two we look to the most running towards the 50 and yet they have both kicked almost purely points this season. Not good enough.
    I should leave it alone but you're not right

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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    Quote Originally Posted by always right View Post
    I don't disagree but Bulldogs Bite stated that "Our handball game is far different". What are we doing differently?
    Our handball game isn't different it's the opposition having plans to combat it. And it's working atm.
    They've done studies you know, 60% of the time, it works every time!
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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    1. Chris Scott must wonder what all the fuss is about with Bevo. Owns him

    2. We are pretty comfortable with where we are and what we have done. Would have thought the dumpings this week would have put the fear of god into the group. But we just keep doing what we are doing and not playing 4 quarters.

    3. We have a few players playing for their careers.
    The curse is dead.

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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    Quote Originally Posted by ratsmac View Post
    Our handball game isn't different it's the opposition having plans to combat it. And it's working atm.

    Plus the umpire pressure making sure we 'connect' with proper hand passes.
    The curse is dead.

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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    I wish we could play the Cats handball game, which doesn't actually require you to get a fist to the ball.
    Our 1954 premiership players are our heroes, and it has to be said that Charlie was their hero.

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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    Quote Originally Posted by comrade View Post
    I wish we could play the Cats handball game, which doesn't actually require you to get a fist to the ball.
    Nah....we're the only team that throws.
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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    Thought many of the Cats' "tackles" were just one person driving someone onto the ground ( could have been paid differently as in the back) and then others piling on...
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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    Quote Originally Posted by always right View Post
    Nah....we're the only team that throws.
    Apparently we are. My boss told me I was burying my head in the sand if I thought we didn't do it and other teams did.

    Told him I was not an Ostrich but other teams have taken over from us.

    After last night, Geelong have become masters of it as have Richmond.

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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    1. We have too many passengers & lost the will to win at all costs
    2. Contested ball no longer our strength, no longer the hunter, seem content to let opposition win the hard ball
    3. Our stars can't cope with the added attention, the Bont can't dominate like he did

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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    Quote Originally Posted by China Dog View Post
    1. We have too many passengers & lost the will to win at all costs
    2. Contested ball no longer our strength, no longer the hunter, seem content to let opposition win the hard ball
    3. Our stars can't cope with the added attention, the Bont can't dominate like he did
    Reckon the Bont might find a way.....even at the ripe old age of 21 (just).
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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    Quote Originally Posted by always right View Post
    Reckon the Bont might find a way.....even at the ripe old age of 21 (just).
    He needs to step up or the young kids will take his spot
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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    Only watching on TV but it seemed like Bont spent the majority of the game forward, even when it was up for grabs. Anyone else notice where he seemed to be playing?

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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    Quote Originally Posted by lemmon View Post
    Only watching on TV but it seemed like Bont spent the majority of the game forward, even when it was up for grabs. Anyone else notice where he seemed to be playing?
    It seemed like he was playing forward for a large percentage of the game. Didn't see him in the middle as much as I would have liked.
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    Re: Three things I've learned-Round 9 v Geelong

    1. I had no idea just how much of a dirty cheat Joel Selwood was. His 'ankle-tap' on Tory Dickson had me seething.
    2. No team gets 'looked after' better at home than Geelong. I'm still befuddled by the HTB paid against Bob. Which, funnily enough, the got a goal out of.
    3. Bailey and Bailey look more like league footballers with every game.

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