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    Question Three things you've learned. Round fifteen 2021 v West Coast

    Golly it's round fifteen already! Tell us what you have learnt today.
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    Re: Three things you've learned. Round fifteen 2021 v West Coast

    1. You can lock us down and confine us for a week but you can't keep us down
    2. Ed Richards is a required player. We must keep him.
    3. I could kick that goal Bont kicked in the last*




    *Like crap I could. Only Bont could kick that.
    King Arthur: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. [singing stops] That is why I am your king.
    Dennis: Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

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    Re: Three things you've learned. Round fifteen 2021 v West Coast

    1. The AFEL seemingly screwed us with fixturing Perth, Geelong, Perth. One minute from winning all three. We’ve travelled as good is I can remember factoring in Port too.

    2. Garcia is another good sort. In what’s really his first game, 13 touches and a goal.

    3. We are going to see what Lewis Young is made out of. Not unlike Hamling or Fletch in 2016.

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    Re: Three things you've learned. Round fifteen 2021 v West Coast

    1. The tough hard mentality after the heart-breaking loss last week demonstrates a maturity and growing self-belief amongst the entire playing group.

    2. Another lesson learned from last week; we were much more composed (aka winding down the clock) at critical times in the last qtr, especially at half-back/wing.

    3. I thought our fast handball game wasn't conducive to playing in the wet but it definitely worked in Q1 when it was pissing down.

    Extra. Playing with a sole ruckman worked today but I still look forward to Martin returning.

    Bonus. Very pleased to see Smith regain his confidence – what a difference to his game.

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    Re: Three things you've learned. Round fifteen 2021 v West Coast

    1. Tim English has learnt something about ruck play, not least being use your strengths, rather than trying to best your opponent at their strengths.

    2. Marcus Bontempelli may be the best wet weather footballer going around. (Possibly the best dry weather player as well)

    3. We do actually defend well regardless of the profile of the personnel.
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    Re: Three things you've learned. Round fifteen 2021 v West Coast

    1. No crowds footy kinda hits when you win by 10 goals.

    2. Ed Richards is best 22, a defender and a better player than Crozier.

    3. West Coast's midfield is a paper tiger. Looking forward to hearing about how underdone they were all week instead of how bad of a beating our guys put on them.
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    Re: Three things you've learned. Round fifteen 2021 v West Coast

    1) Playing interstate is not the hoodoo that many people think. If we show up prepared and focused we are a better than good chance
    2) I don't think Duryea receives the kudos he should. He's become a vital player for us.
    3) That goal by Bont defied logic

    I also want to say how good it was to see Richards play like he did today
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    Re: Three things you've learned. Round fifteen 2021 v West Coast

    I think I want to add, that all those calling for Bailey Smith to be dropped were not correct.
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    Re: Three things you've learned. Round fifteen 2021 v West Coast

    Other than I got the game prediction monumentally wrong....

    1. Tim English had a greater influence on the game than Natanui, in fact I reckon Tim won on the day.
    2. Even a kick to the head couldn't stop Tom Liberatore, hard as nails.
    3. Aaron Naughton is the best contested mark in the AFL.

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    Re: Three things you've learned. Round fifteen 2021 v West Coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog Joe View Post
    I think I want to add, that all those calling for Bailey Smith to be dropped were not correct.
    You would have to think a change of role was a catalyst in the much better performance… has been lost on the wing.

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    Re: Three things you've learned. Round fifteen 2021 v West Coast

    1. We are evolving at defending the ground as a committed team and the difference between our best efforts and worst (i.e. pressing too high, getting caught out the back) in that area have narrowed.

    2. Bont can still surprise me. He was excellent today but I didn't think it was possible for even his excellency to kick that goal after he strode it out directly towards the boundary line to an impossible angle.

    3. The discipline and the hunger is there to go a long way this year. We have committed players who want to be good, it's visible.

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    Re: Three things you've learned. Round fifteen 2021 v West Coast

    1. Adversity only brings out the best in us. A harrowing last minute loss, a lockdown, goalkicking yips, and a tall player down couldn’t stop us.

    2. Our defence is more than the sum of its parts. They helped each other brilliantly, and Richards’ return could just be the perfect extra addition in a unit that is both creative and stifling.

    3. I’ve run out of superlatives for Marcus Bontempelli.
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    Re: Three things you've learned. Round fifteen 2021 v West Coast

    1. Today's empty stadium was the AFL and WC getting hit by a karma bus.
    2. We may have the deepest list in the competition.
    3. Bont is the best player in the comp by a mile right now. It's not even close. His bag of tricks is bottomless.

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    Re: Three things you've learned. Round fifteen 2021 v West Coast

    1. We can win in Perth twice in one season
    2. We finally have some small dangerous players in the forward line - Weightman, Garcia, Mclean, Scott
    3. Even with Dunks and Trealor out, we have the best mids in the AFL
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    Re: Three things you've learned. Round fifteen 2021 v West Coast

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    1) Playing interstate is not the hoodoo that many people think. If we show up prepared and focused we are a better than good chance
    2) I don't think Duryea receives the kudos he should. He's become a vital player for us.
    3) That goal by Bont defied logic

    I also want to say how good it was to see Richards play like he did today
    Duryea has had a fantastic season, and has really become a leader in that back 6.

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