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GAME DAY Tigers V Bombers Dreamtime

frickenel

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It's a learning curve for the bombers. The lesson they learned last night was "by all means, challenge, but when playing the tigers what ever you do, don't hit the front"!
 
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CarnTheTiges

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Hooker did okay; Balta was one of our best with that last quarter goal being the icing on the cake.
That goal was a thing of beauty. It came out of nowhere. I was watching it, he kicks and it just goes through. I sat up straight and said ‘*smile* me! He’s just kicked a goal!’
 
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Mr Brightside

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Really surprised how pro Essendon the crowd was, thought it would have been the other way around
 
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TigerMasochist

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Could be the blessing in disguise again, the bloody injury curse.
Sitting at 7/5 halfway through the season and the sides been massively unsettled almost all year.
Lamblett, Prestygiocomo, Cotchinator, Shedda missing large chunks of the season. Then just as we start getting the mids back, we lose the big boys like Lynchman, Nank n *smile*. It's no surprise at all, though frustrating, that we're so inconsistent during games.
Pure bonus that we're getting so much valuable game time into our second tier players n youngsters like Cholly, Cujo, R2D2, Nigel, Raaalph n Rossy.

If the injury curse settles down, we get to play our core experienced seniors through the finals series and most of them will be fairly fresh instead of battered n beaten having had a spell throughout the season. If we do cop an injury or two right on finals time, there's a raft of fresh youngsters who've shown themselves more than capable of holding their own during games.
 
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CarnTheTiges

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Really surprised how pro Essendon the crowd was, thought it would have been the other way around
Pav commented on that after the game. It surprised him, too. It seemed that every neutral jumped on them, because outside of our own supporter base, we are the most hated team in the league. You gotta love it. Imagine what it will be like if we threepeat this year.
 
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Mr Brightside

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Might be, and there's plenty of space for it on Bigfooty. We're all emotional but there's a point when you're just being antisocial.
Ive never been a poster on Bigfooty , my high intellect just wouldn’t fit ;) Seriously though when I’ve had a look there it’s like cowardly social media keyboard warrior stuff , it’s the best thing about PRE, it’s like having a beer at the pub talking footy with your mates , no personal attacks , difference of options welcomed and a much more mature way too look at the footy, however except the game day thread , that’s just pure emotion.
 
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Mr Brightside

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Pav commented on that after the game. It surprised him, too. It seemed that every neutral jumped on them, because outside of our own supporter base, we are the most hated team in the league. You gotta love it. Imagine what it will be like if we threepeat this year.
I know when they were scanning the ground pre game , it appeared red and black everywhere
 
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zippadeee

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Really surprised how pro Essendon the crowd was, thought it would have been the other way around
Someone on here who was at the ground said it was full of yellow and black.
He needs his eyes and ears checked.
On Tv it sounded like it was 80% Essendon.
I don't mind it, we building a culture now where we can block the crowd out from the Adelaide oval to the Gabba and now Optus.
 
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AngryAnt

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Morning Tiger fans,
The entertainment was ok L2, it was limited in preparation and also by execution due to the covid rules. Nothing that will be etched into my mind as good or bad.
The game, Ess set up really well behind the ball which is why there is some consternation regarding our defence. Our defence played really well, they were under the pump 50% of the time each quarter. The bombers locked that ball in with efficiency and discipline every single time. Often we were forced to kick down the line because that extra 30 meters to an out number is better than an out number within one kick to goal. On the occasion we kicked into the centre we were under the pump in the same manner as the out number down the line.
Our forward line struggled because of the above, the bombers were disciplined in flooding the half forward and often or always outnumbered us going forward, until the last 15 min that is.
Start of the last we had Chol off and I'm pretty sure Grimes off (correct me if I'm wrong) the ground and it showed. They got the 4 in 10 min. We couldn't get our mids to touch the pill. Backline did really well and noticed Broad stood up. Enter Chol enter our mids, the right boys started to get the ball in hand. We never looked back.
One noticeable aspect for mine was how we ran over the top of the ground at the end, our pressure rating felt like it went through the roof and we rolled them. They were spent chasing us. We finally got space which the had not afford us all night.
Prestia was moving well after the game, he was on the ground and appeared without niggle. Not sure what the official line is.
Shai was gold, when he got involved.
CJ is starting to understand he is a big kid. Played well.
Chol, stepped up and accepted the responsibility. Great to see.
Balta, what an athlete. Caught out of position a few times but mostly caused by turn overs. The back six are getting their mojo back dont worry about that. The bombers were no slouches with ball movement, believe it or not they out richonded us a few times.
Prestia is a rolls Royce. His hands are sublime.
Aarts was everywhere, frustrating at times but his effort cannot be questioned and he hits the ball hard.
Pickett took the north wing (and ruck) and covered so much ground, we are lucky to have him, im not sure another player on our list wants to be put in that spot. Their ruck played really well too.
BOG - not sure of the stats apart from the ess kid who got it, merett, dusty, their ruck and Bolton were noticeable.
It was a solid game in slippery conditions and a worthy celebration of the Sir Doug Nicholls round.

Great review HR.

I think in most of our games you can clearly tell when we have our A rotations in vs our B rotations.
 
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HR

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Great review HR.

I think in most of our games you can clearly tell when we have our A rotations in vs our B rotations.
Cotch started on the bench a bit ut was out there rallying the troops when needed, the bombers brought the heat to the centre clearances and pushed real hard when our best were up forward or on the pine. The bombers mids were good all night, good pressure, forward handball and spread. They just couldnt go with us all night particularly being one of their best down for 80% of the night. Not having a go at Chol cause he played well but with Nank in we would have been on par even with our second stringers in.
 
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123cups

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We let a non-finalist team score 84 points against us, with almost 50% of that score occurring in a 15-minute window.

That 15-minute window is happening more often this year.

Why is it happening?