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tigermike

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Apr 6, 2014
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Dimma needs to stop playing favourites. All of Houli, Lambert and Cantstandya have been woeful this year and yet continue to get gifted games. Markov, Aarts and Ross should be playing this week instead. If we lose then he needs to be held to account
I agree he does have his favourites but you're a bit harsh on Houli and Lambert. Houli set a very high standard last few years, then missed many weeks and still working to regain his form. Tonight will be a critical game for him. Lambert's had a hip issue and yet still racks up good inside possession numbers (19 last week), especially handballs. Hard to say if Ross would be any better but you might disagree.
 

nswtiger

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Feb 14, 2005
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caddy very unlucky!!!!
maybe cooling his jets until next week!
 
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DavidSSS

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Dec 11, 2017
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The way we played against Footscray made me think we'd learned a lot about how to play these freewheeling, speedy outfits.

It was noticeable in the opening minutes when the Scraggers expected us to go fast, we were actually quite slow and deliberate.

Unlike the dreaded 'ball security' period of a few years ago, we've got the skills to carry this off today.

My tip is an uncharacteristic uncontested-style, high possession game from the Tigers, removing the Saints' two main strengths: aerial dominance and speed on the rebound.

That was very noticeable in the game against Footscray. Worth a try although manic finals pressure is also a good option. Last week's final between Footscray and StKilda wasn't at that level of pressure so upping the pressure game could well work.

DS
 
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waiting

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Apr 15, 2007
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That was very noticeable in the game against Footscray. Worth a try although manic finals pressure is also a good option. Last week's final between Footscray and StKilda wasn't at that level of pressure so upping the pressure game could well work.

DS
And when the Dogs ( even though it was late ) upped the pressure the game changed. If it wasn’t for inaccurate kicking the result could have been different. Did the Saints coast thinking they done enough, or was it the Dogs game changing??

Finals are different but that H&A game against the Dogs was certainly played differently by us and took Bevo & the Dogs off guard and they never recovered.
 
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antman

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Nov 25, 2004
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Great to see Broad back in the team, hope he has a great game.
 
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Ian4

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May 6, 2004
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Will Balta now play forward/ruck with Broad in? I'm thinking Bolton will also play more forward with Aarts out.

We will be fine. We haven't lost a Semi in 43 years

is this true?

i also believe we have never gone out in straight sets in our history as well.
 
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zippadeee

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Oct 8, 2004
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Where going into tonights game with 6 players out of form and 3 just delist material.
Im not confident like others.
Lambert- Ross should be playing
Astbury- out of form
Houli- back to 2013 form
Prestia- Match fitness
Pickett- can we put him back in the mid season draft?
Nakas- Worse game ive seen him play for us last week.
 

daniel30

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Jun 14, 2010
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Where going into tonights game with 6 players out of form and 3 just delist material.
Im not confident like others.
Lambert- Ross should be playing
Astbury- out of form
Houli- back to 2013 form
Prestia- Match fitness
Pickett- can we put him back in the mid season draft?
Nakas- Worse game ive seen him play for us last week.t

That's a bit harsh so Nank one off game out of form ?.Prestia wasn't bad last week.Lambert and Pickett I agree need to lift.Dave was serviceable had the wrong matchup on him.
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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Jun 4, 2006
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Hopefully I dont jinkx us but out of interest have we ever gone out in straight sets? I cant ever remember it.

Maybe back in the 1920's or 30's?
Richmond and Essendon surprising omissions.

12 Collingwood*
9 Carlton
7 Geelong*
4 Sydney
2 Fitzroy, Hawthorn, Melbourne, North Melbourne
1 Brisbane, Fremantle, Port Adelaide, West Coast, Western Bulldogs

* Collingwood (1946) and Geelong (1962) also drew a final
 
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JR8

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Apr 23, 2003
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Richmond and Essendon surprising omissions.

12 Collingwood*
9 Carlton
7 Geelong*
4 Sydney
2 Fitzroy, Hawthorn, Melbourne, North Melbourne
1 Brisbane, Fremantle, Port Adelaide, West Coast, Western Bulldogs

* Collingwood (1946) and Geelong (1962) also drew a final

Constantly amaze me how you get those stats prepared so quickly!!!

Great effort by us and embarrassing for the Scum!!
 
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