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    WB Game Day V Melbourne R19 2021

    Margin:
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    Best on ground:
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    Re: WB Game Day V Melbourne R19 2021

    Melb by 19 pts
    First goal - weightman
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    Dogs by 14
    First goal: JJ
    BOG: Macrae
    FFC: Established 1877

    Premierships: AFL 1954, 2016 VFA - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, VFL: 2014, 2016 . Champions of Victoria 1924. AFLW - 2018.

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    Dogs by 4 points
    First goal: Bruce
    Best on ground: The Bont
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    Re: WB Game Day V Melbourne R19 2021

    Silver lining of the fixture being switched is we're not playing in Ballarat on Saturday. Forecast is 7 degrees (which is about 2 degrees in real terms) and absolutely pi**ing down!

    No idea how our game will go. After each loss, the Demons have played a top 8 team the week after and beaten them.

    Last time Melbourne let Cordy stand in the pocket to be the outlet option from kick ins and we constantly took the bait. If that happens again, we're in trouble.
    Last edited by comrade; 20-07-2021 at 09:41 AM.
    Our 1954 premiership players are our heroes, and it has to be said that Charlie was their hero.

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    Re: WB Game Day V Melbourne R19 2021

    Surely JJ plays as a defensive forward on Salem?
    Hopefully JJ has the composure to take his opportunities in front of goal when they present.
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    Melbourne are mixed lollies who knows which one will turn up on Saturday. What I do know is that the gap between our very worse and our very best is narrower than theirs but their very best is probably a bit better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1eyedog View Post
    Melbourne are mixed lollies who knows which one will turn up on Saturday. What I do know is that the gap between our very worse and our very best is narrower than theirs but their very best is probably a bit better.

    Bulldogs by 4 points
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    I would say our best is more exhilarating/higher level, but they've been able to get a lot closer to theirs against the top 8 teams than we have. But it's all elementary anyway, if you can't play near your best against the good sides what's the point?

    Big test for Bevo.
    Our 1954 premiership players are our heroes, and it has to be said that Charlie was their hero.

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    I really wish we weren’t playing them right now with our injury list and the group looking tired, as if they win they get a psychological boost.
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    Re: WB Game Day V Melbourne R19 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by comrade View Post
    I would say our best is more exhilarating/higher level, but they've been able to get a lot closer to theirs against the top 8 teams than we have. But it's all elementary anyway, if you can't play near your best against the good sides what's the point?

    Big test for Bevo.
    It would be nice to play one of the top teams with something like our best team... makes it hard to play your best when you don't have your best cattle on the field.

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    Re: WB Game Day V Melbourne R19 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by 1eyedog View Post
    Melbourne are mixed lollies...
    I think Melbourne have turned up every time they have been challenged.

    Have they dropped some games against lower teams? Sure they have. But put a top 8 opponent on the menu and they have been brilliant.

    I don't like predicting outcomes but without Martin, Dunks and Treloar I'm really not sure how we win this. The case for us would be (of course) Liber is rested and has a 'Liber game' and Naughton is better for the run. I think Melbourne's kryptonite is an opposition forward who can get May and Lever guessing by actually clunking a couple...the trouble is, no-one has been able to do it.

    Over to you Aaron.
    What should I tell her? She's going to ask.

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    Re: WB Game Day V Melbourne R19 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by mjp View Post
    I think Melbourne have turned up every time they have been challenged.

    Have they dropped some games against lower teams? Sure they have. But put a top 8 opponent on the menu and they have been brilliant.

    I don't like predicting outcomes but without Martin, Dunks and Treloar I'm really not sure how we win this. The case for us would be (of course) Liber is rested and has a 'Liber game' and Naughton is better for the run. I think Melbourne's kryptonite is an opposition forward who can get May and Lever guessing by actually clunking a couple...the trouble is, no-one has been able to do it.

    Over to you Aaron.
    Agreed Melbourne have been very good when it has mattered and I'm really worried about the fluency with which they move the ball. The games they've dropped are clearly related to some kind of mental road block but when it counts they come to play. If we can get on top early I think that's our best chance. Perhaps putting scoreboard pressure on them early can sew the seeds of doubt.

    As Comrade says much of this will be won or lost in the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    It would be nice to play one of the top teams with something like our best team... makes it hard to play your best when you don't have your best cattle on the field.
    A plus is that they haven't played against us this year with Dunks and Treloar....hope he makes it this year...in our team. A nice surprise for them in the finals.

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    Re: WB Game Day V Melbourne R19 2021

    One difference v last time we played them is that now Melbourne have lost multiple games (plus the draw) since we have more data/game play to analyse and work from to devise a winning plan. No excuses for us to fall into the same traps as our last game and I expect a MUCH better performance.
    Our 1954 premiership players are our heroes, and it has to be said that Charlie was their hero.

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