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Damien Hardwick

yandb

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yeah if the stand rule was designed to stop us,

its actually genius,

and history should place Hocking on the same page as Edisson, Pasteur and DeVinci.

any of us who understood Kmac, and later marlions role, came to understand how we 'narrowed the pitch'.

Geelong needed engineers, stadium builders, turf layers and groundsmen,

To do what we did with Kmac.

and hocking undid it with one rule.

but i reckon Dimma will be able to counter it in a summer.

while Hocking is busy swallowing,

thereby contradicting Shakespeare
It doesn't need a summer, we are already applying the fix for that rule if you didn't notice in the last game.


Players were standing back 5 metres of the mark quite a few times so they could move when they wanted to.
 
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UKTiger

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It doesn't need a summer, we are already applying the fix for that rule if you didn't notice in the last game.


Players were standing back 5 metres of the mark quite a few times so they could move when they wanted to.
I missed that so I re-watched the game and you are right, it worked well!
 

The Big Richo

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Can anyone explain how, if your KPF's are getting double teamed

1. why there isn't a loose forward to go to somewhere? or

2. why you aren't dominating stoppages, cause the oppo have sent one back?

Haven't seen us live this year Ezy, but the answer you seek is at the other end where Dylan Grimes is standing 20 metres deeper than any other player all by himself.

What has generally been the pattern in the past is we start our 6-6-6 and we roll a half forward up to be an extra midfielder, which covers Dustin's defensive half load and allows him to play mid-forward. So Lambert and Dustin will just roll back and forth, mid/forward and try and create some confusion for the opposition.

We roll another player back to create a loose player defensively, so the opposition have a choice between either holding a loose back, equalising forward or having an extra around the stoppage.

Teams will generally not try and equalise forward because it becomes a case of clogging your forward line and creating huge space for the other team, so most sides take the extra at stoppage and if they are well organised, will roll that player back to create a plus one defensively on slow transitions. It's basically the exact thing we do with Dustin, but in the defensive half.
 
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zippadeee

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The Media especially the Hearld Sun needs to back off. He isnt the first bloke to break up with his wife and won't be the last. And referring to his partner as his 'Lover' is fken low. Be nice 20210919_074846.jpg
 
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zippadeee

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Hardwick is the best coach we have ever had.
He has gone past Hafey in my eyes because Hardwick transformed the worse side (references to Fitzroy 96,) to the 2nd best side in the last 25 years just behind Hawthorn.
He coached his heart out this year, you could see that he was desperate to prove we had one more. Hardwick didnt let us down this year. It was all those players that were crying out of senior football that failed to take the next step.
Fingers crossed he gets a good run with injuries next year and we will be able to charge for 4in6.
 
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tigertim

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I don’t know what Fiona Byrnes problem is with Richmond but she’s all but given out the addresses for Dusty and Dimma in the last week.
 
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Tigertough1974

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I know this is been done to death and above is pure passion from us tiger lovers, BUT, i do think the cheating hurt us, and still is with players like Cotch etc.. They used to regularly speak of the admiration and love they had for each other, cant recall either saying anything close to the that this year.

People speak of being professional athletes and they should get over it (were all humans though), but this is not how you get the extra 1/2% we need for our advantage, considering this (connection) along with Emma Murray was our advantage, i personally think it hurt us.

2022, IMO with a healthy list we can still contend for 2 more years, i do hope they can regain the connection and bring us all more silverware, what a great time to be a tigers supporter, so many amazing memories over the past few years. 2017 flew back for GF from Taipei/HK, 2019 watched at a Sydney Swans supporter function (packed with tigers) at a pub in HCMC with mates, 2020 due to COVID watched at home with friends in Shanghai...

Dimma has been amazing and i have great respect for him, ive been divorced before and its not a pleasant experience, wish him well and go tigers in 2022, we need to nail this draft though as this will/should/could provide us with the nucleaus of our next tilt in 5-6 years after our premiership stars retire.
 
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leon

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I don’t know what Fiona Byrnes problem is with Richmond but she’s all but given out the addresses for Dusty and Dimma in the last week.
That's just so low and should be illegal IMO with the number of dodgy people getting around in our current world.

But perhaps Fiona could delve into presenting a massive, double-page feature retrospective on Rupert Murdoch's multiple marriages and any hidden scandals of his love-life.
I'm sure it would receive much interest.
 

Sintiger

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That's just so low and should be illegal IMO with the number of dodgy people getting around in our current world.

But perhaps Fiona could delve into presenting a massive, double-page feature retrospective on Rupert Murdoch's multiple marriages and any hidden scandals of his love-life.
I'm sure it would receive much interest.
It appears he bought the house in June as well. Not even a new story
 

UKTiger

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Hardwick is the best coach we have ever had.
He has gone past Hafey in my eyes because Hardwick transformed the worse side (references to Fitzroy 96,) to the 2nd best side in the last 25 years just behind Hawthorn.
He coached his heart out this year, you could see that he was desperate to prove we had one more. Hardwick didnt let us down this year. It was all those players that were crying out of senior football that failed to take the next step.
Fingers crossed he gets a good run with injuries next year and we will be able to charge for 4in6.
He will prove his detractors wrong. He just needs to freshens up his management team a little and so he gets the support he needs, there is no reason why we will not bounce back in 2022.
 
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UKTiger

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That's just so low and should be illegal IMO with the number of dodgy people getting around in our current world.

But perhaps Fiona could delve into presenting a massive, double-page feature retrospective on Rupert Murdoch's multiple marriages and any hidden scandals of his love-life.
I'm sure it would receive much interest.
Publishing crap like that on the likes of Murdoch could bring some lawsuits whilst someone like Dimma is an easy target to score points. Journalists round the world are mostly the same
 

Harry

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$2.3m ? So TBR was not wrong when he alluded to the reason all our assistants left coz Dimma took all the soft cap.