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    AFL Round 9, 2018

    ROUND 9, 2018


    Friday May 18

    Adelaide v Western Bulldogs, Adelaide Oval (7.50pm)


    Saturday May 19

    North Melbourne v GWS Giants, Blundstone Arena Hobart (1.45pm)

    Gold Coast Suns v Port Adelaide, Adelaide Arena Shanghai (3.15pm)

    Essendon v Geelong, MCG (4.35pm)

    Sydney Swans v Fremantle, SCG (7.25pm)

    St Kilda v Collingwood, Etihad Stadium (7.25pm)


    Sunday May 20

    Carlton v Melbourne, MCG (1.10pm)

    Brisbane Lions v Hawthorn, Gabba (3.20pm)

    West Coast Eagles v Richmond, Perth Stadium (4.40pm)
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    Re: AFL Round 9, 2018

    Really nervous about tomorrow night, I can't stand watching us get flogged, so I am hoping it is a good close game and we win of course.
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    Ben Brown with 5 goals in the third quarter
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    North 31 points up against GWS. Almost the same number of scoring shots.

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    Re: AFL Round 9, 2018

    I feel very envious watching Ben Brown LEADING into an open, uncontested forward line, and then finishing confidently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The bulldog tragician View Post
    I feel very envious watching Ben Brown LEADING into an open, uncontested forward line, and then finishing confidently.
    Back to the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    Back to the future.
    Gee I’d love to see Tom Boyd play fwd for the rest of the year and given every chance to build his forward craft. Considering our season is just about gone I’d like to see what he could do without being flogged in the ruck.
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    Time to pick through GWS list. Plenty of talent there, but perhaps no longer belief GWS will get the gifted premiership as hoped. Some think JMac is very good to deal with after all, and maybe he rates some non-essential dogs players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The bulldog tragician View Post
    Gee I’d love to see Tom Boyd play fwd for the rest of the year and given every chance to build his forward craft. Considering our season is just about gone I’d like to see what he could do without being flogged in the ruck.
    Yep. I find it hard to listen to 'Tom Boyd doesn't do this or that as a forward', especially when we have not developed him as a forward or ever play him as a forward for the majority of games. The reason for Tom not being a developing to dominating KPF is not of his making. At least McCartin gets a good run at things at St Kilda, even if he's half the talent of Tom.
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    Essendon have come out firing. Is it possible that both these teams can lose.
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    Re: AFL Round 9, 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by The bulldog tragician View Post
    Gee I’d love to see Tom Boyd play fwd for the rest of the year and given every chance to build his forward craft. Considering our season is just about gone I’d like to see what he could do without being flogged in the ruck.
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    Yep. I find it hard to listen to 'Tom Boyd doesn't do this or that as a forward', especially when we have not developed him as a forward or ever play him as a forward for the majority of games. The reason for Tom not being a developing to dominating KPF is not of his making. At least McCartin gets a good run at things at St Kilda, even if he's half the talent of Tom.
    I completely agree. I read on another thread that Tom has been disappointing value considering the wage we are paying him. With all due respect we could recruit Sinatra to sing for us but then insist that he play the guitar instead on the basis that someone singing without musical accompaniment is a bit unusual and nobody is going to want to see it. Besides imagine how much better he could sing if he could imagine the song from the guitarist's perspective?

    He'd be tone deaf and wouldn't be able to sing a note after six months in the bulldog orchestra. If Tom is underperforming as a ruckman then let's give him a extended run in the position we actually recruited him to play in and play ruckman in the ruck. They are turning (trying) Tom as this hybrid ruckman/inside mid that they just want to half the ruck contest and get to the ground before the other ruckman to create an extra number at that contest. It all seems unnecessarily complicated to me
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    Re: AFL Round 9, 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Essendon have come out firing. Is it possible that both these teams can lose.
    I wish...

    I’ll settle for a 3rd qtr collapse by the Injectors, a series of dodgy frees to Selwood in a tight last qtr, Jake S has the chance to win the game in the dying seconds after marking 20 metres out but in an inexplicable brain fade he plays on... Bomber blitz site crashes!
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    Re: AFL Round 9, 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    Yep. I find it hard to listen to 'Tom Boyd doesn't do this or that as a forward', especially when we have not developed him as a forward or ever play him as a forward for the majority of games. The reason for Tom not being a developing to dominating KPF is not of his making. At least McCartin gets a good run at things at St Kilda, even if he's half the talent of Tom.
    If we want Tom to share rucking duties let it be when the ball is in the forward fifty. Whoever is the main ruck can look after the rest of the ground.
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    Re: AFL Round 9, 2018

    Well into the last quarter and Essendon - Essendon! - have kept Geelong to 3 goals at the MCG in reasonable conditions. Man this season is just crazy.
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