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GAME DAY Tigers V Bombers Dreamtime

fastin bulbous

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Zaharakis went off at 3 qtr time he isn't the player he used to be. Yes, they lost McGrath but in that first qtr, when he was on. we were 3 goals up.
That's footy you lose players, that's why you got the sub.. The bottom line is apart from 10 mins by Ess we were by far the better team and the 39 point win reflected that.
I recon if the shoe was on the other foot though and we headed a better team in the last who were ahead all day and then got hammered, a few on here would be pointing at the loss of a starting mid in the first and a defender in the last as a fair indication of why we dropped the ball.
 
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Brodders17

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I recon if the shoe was on the other foot though and we headed a better team in the last who were ahead all day and then got hammered, a few on here would be pointing at the loss of a starting mid in the first and a defender in the last as a fair indication of why we dropped the ball.
yep, a few on here like to make excuses.

if i were a bombers fan i would prob choose another team, but if i couldnt do that i would be pleased that they got relatively close to a team in the middle of a dynasty the likes of which has rarely been seen before. i would be pleased because i would know that the bombers arent very good, so you take whatever wins you can get. i would also ignore the fact that the tigers are so far away from playing at their best and that in reality the bombers were never going to win
 
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seven

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Noticed that Graham was rated amongst our best.
He does not get much air time, but imho he is an unsung hero of our team.
Agree. I think someone peole think because he's not being talked about he's struggling.
But then you look at his stats and see he is doing a good job.
Flies under the radar.
 
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I recon if the shoe was on the other foot though and we headed a better team in the last who were ahead all day and then got hammered, a few on here would be pointing at the loss of a starting mid in the first and a defender in the last as a fair indication of why we dropped the ball.

Maybe so, but it happens to many teams losing players in-game, all I'm saying is it wouldn't have mattered if McGrath was on they had a little purple patch in the last and then we just scooted away winning by 39 pts. That's what a good team does.
Ess is on the right track, Caracella is a genius when it comes to game plans. Give them a few more years and they will challenge.
 
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tigersnake

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Sorry if already been posted, did we ever find out what happened between free paid against Jack for push and Shais goal? They appeared to switch the cameras off. All we got from the commentators was 'there's been a muck up'!??
 

DavidSSS

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Maybe so, but it happens to many teams losing players in-game, all I'm saying is it wouldn't have mattered if McGrath was on they had a little purple patch in the last and then we just scooted away winning by 39 pts. That's what a good team does.
Ess is on the right track, Caracella is a genius when it comes to game plans. Give them a few more years and they will challenge.

This, Essendon look like they are finally realising that contending for premierships takes time and you have to build a team to do it.

It certainly took us long enough to get it right.

Plus, it is so competitive. Geelong have had an amazing run at the top end of the ladder, Hawthorn are now dropping but that certainly took a long time. Well run clubs fielding great teams make it harder to get to the top when you are playing catch up. Richmond have had success now but we also have a good crop of younger players coming through. Geelong might look like they don't have enough young players coming through but time will tell, and if they drop it probably won't be for long. Hawthorn will be back, might take a few years but they have shown for decades that you can get back near the top if you plan and recruit well. Imagine trying to rise up the ladder when the successful clubs are planning and recruiting for the future even while they are winning? Well, don't imagine, it took us decades playing catch up, and now we have won 3 of the last 4 flags, have a good crop of young players and a good hand in the next draft - you would be wondering how to catch up if you are in Essendon's position, or Carlton for that matter. Melbourne have taken decades with a number of false dawns, the penny may have dropped there as they contended in 2018 but also realised their weaknesses and set out to correct them.

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AngryAnt

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Agree. I think someone peole think because he's not being talked about he's struggling.
But then you look at his stats and see he is doing a good job.
Flies under the radar.
Watch Shai's goal with 7 minutes remaining - the one were Ess. got the free from Reiwoldt's push out when Shai took the mark. You don't see the kick from Essendon, but Jack wins the ball near the fifty. Runs it in to the pocket, scrubs the kick to the square, fumbled by CJ, dropped by Reiwoldt in the tackle.

Graham wins the ball AGAIN on the deck, swung around in the tackle, handball to Shai, some magic, bang, goal.

Jack Graham.
 
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jb03

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Sorry if already been posted, did we ever find out what happened between free paid against Jack for push and Shais goal? They appeared to switch the cameras off. All we got from the commentators was 'there's been a muck up'!??
The Essendon player's kick was intercepted (kicked it quickly but too low). Quick fire turnover.
 
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RoarEmotion

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I remember typing to my mates. Geez we’ve gone bang bang the moment the bombers hit the front.

but then I had to delete that and write. Wow. We’ve gone bang bang bang bang.

the metaphorical ink that is typing on the internet had barely dried when I had to delete all that and just type FMD don’t get the tiger angry. What do we do? We EAT ‘EM ALIVE!
 
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graystar1

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Funny thing that I posted this about Graham and then pops up this on RFC website.


Must have read pre and decided to highlight his worth, eh??
 
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AngryAnt

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Sorry if already been posted, did we ever find out what happened between free paid against Jack for push and Shais goal? They appeared to switch the cameras off. All we got from the commentators was 'there's been a muck up'!??

I reviewed the tape.

Around 6:48 remaining in the last quarter.

Essendon gets the free for a push in the back - Reiwoldt pushes number 15 (Laverde?) in the back clearly. Bolton has taken the mark and goes back for his kick, not hearing the umps call. Umpire instructs him to throw the ball back to 15 who would be 20 metres out from Bombers goal. Vision cuts to the replay of the incident. Vision cuts back to live, loose ball at the 50 metre mark gathered by Jack Graham (who had a great game) runs into the foward pocket, scrubs a kick to the top of the square, fumbled by Coleman-Jones, picked up by Reiwoldt who air-swings a kick as tackled, picked up by Graham (Again!!!!) spun in the tackle, handballs to Bolton, goal.

We don't see it but no free kick is paid, no whistle heard. Seems like Laverde miskicks to the 50 (or it's spoiled) and Graham did the rest.
 

lamb22

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. Vision cuts to the replay of the incident. Vision cuts back to live, loose ball at the 50 metre mark gathered by Jack Graham (who had a great game) runs into the foward pocket, scrubs a kick to the top of the square, fumbled by Coleman-Jones, picked up by Reiwoldt who air-swings a kick as tackled, picked up by Graham (Again!!!!) spun in the tackle, handballs to Bolton, goal.
Ahem, Picked up at his bootlaces and shoots off handball to Riewoldt
 
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jb03

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I reviewed the tape.

Around 6:48 remaining in the last quarter.

Essendon gets the free for a push in the back - Reiwoldt pushes number 15 (Laverde?) in the back clearly. Bolton has taken the mark and goes back for his kick, not hearing the umps call. Umpire instructs him to throw the ball back to 15 who would be 20 metres out from Bombers goal. Vision cuts to the replay of the incident. Vision cuts back to live, loose ball at the 50 metre mark gathered by Jack Graham (who had a great game) runs into the foward pocket, scrubs a kick to the top of the square, fumbled by Coleman-Jones, picked up by Reiwoldt who air-swings a kick as tackled, picked up by Graham (Again!!!!) spun in the tackle, handballs to Bolton, goal.

We don't see it but no free kick is paid, no whistle heard. Seems like Laverde miskicks to the 50 (or it's spoiled) and Graham did the rest.
Funny. On my record you can see the live play in a a square in the bottom right hand corner of the screen where you can see what I described earlier.
 
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Baloo

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Funny. On my record you can see the live play in a a square in the bottom right hand corner of the screen where you can see what I described earlier.
Yeah, just checked. 7:06 remaining in the last and you're both wrongright. The freekick was a shocker and fell into no mans land just before the 50, Graham swoops on it and starts the chain that results in Shai's mini-Marlion moment.
 
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AngryAnt

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Funny. On my record you can see the live play in a a square in the bottom right hand corner of the screen where you can see what I described earlier.
Oh yeah? Let me check again..

You are 100% right, I had the same box there but chose not to see it.. terrible kick actually
 
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