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GAME DAY - Tiges v Dogs

leon

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You could easily tell Nought-on would miss the goals when glazing at the scoreboard 3 times.
Didn't like the way we let him get away for some easy marks and goal-shots though. He is their classiest forward and deserves close checking.

But he and a lot of the Doggies kicked really well - until we ratcheted up the pressure. Then a lot of soiled shorts.
 
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Legends of 2017

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There's a rumour the Lattes have an unprecedented midfield. I heard a commentator call them tough.

When Josh Dunkley plays, they have two tough midfielders. (Libba.) The rest are pack-skirting blousers. I've been a fan of Smith, but he turned his toes up and panicked under heat several times. We learnt a bit about them: 1. They're soft.
Yep. The dogs miss Dunkley more than we miss Dusty. Might be a big call but we have a more all round team and can somewhat compensate when Dusty isn’t playing. I don’t think the dogs have the same luxury when it comes to Dunkley being an out
 

mrposhman

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Didn't like the way we let him get away for some easy marks and goal-shots though. He is their classiest forward and deserves close checking.

But he and a lot of the Doggies kicked really well - until we ratcheted up the pressure. Then a lot of soiled shorts.

His leading patterns and work off the ball are very good. Watched him a few times. He's also very big so when the ball is kicked in front of him then the defender behind isn't going to stop him. Need someone filling that space in front of him.

Sometimes you just have to accept good ball movement and leading patterns.
 

MD Jazz

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plus the ump hauled the ball back 50m to pay Grimes the free.

Richmond it the only side that gets paid 'across field' and 'negative down field' frees


Bruce reverted to type last night. He should enter the record books as the biggest bum ever to kick 10 goals in a game and the record should stand till the end of time.

we got a stroke of luck that countered our injuries this week;

dogs depth is a fallacy and they selected some real sub-standards; schache, Hannah, Rhylee west.

As good as we were in the 2nd half, I feel like dogs lost it at selection; they exceeded the tipping point of bums.

Foolish not picking JUH.

Yeh, we had switched the ball and were out the other side and they bring it back. Grimes kick went to bulldogs and it led to Naughton's goal. Thanks Ump.

Dogs are the same as last year with the addition of Treloar. Their best 22 is bottom half of top 8 material. Out first week in finals. The Dees are a much more difficult proposition.

Bruce/Keath/Cordy/Martin - can't think of a worse 4 big combo in AFL. I didn't add Schache as I doubt he will play again.

The dogs lack real toughness. Macrae had the least effective 30 touch game I can remember. The only tough mid is Libba and he's probably their worst user of the mids. Hunter has turned into a staging squib. The Bont flopped to earn a free. It's disingenuous behaviour anywhere but cancer to a football side.
 
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tigertim

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Reading their big footy forums during the week, they were spruiking their depth, that Schache was great, Lipinski would walk into any other midfield as would West.

Driving home last night, Dogs supporters "no idea what we see in West or Schache, they are rubbish". Its remarkable what a defeat or 2 does to your psyche. We had the same after last week, our depth is crap. We win last night, oh actually our depth is pretty good.
Yeah, I have a saying about depth. It’s only good when you’re winning.
 
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tigerlove

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Our defence was brilliant , many of their handball chains were seriously good and would have shredded most sides , but our guys kept peeling off their opponent to shut them down and it was that decision making and timing that was key

Footscray have something to go away and learn from , replace Schache with Tim English and we could have had a real tight game

their midfield got Nanked and they’ll be feeling it this morning
Guess that's the point. Where is their depth? English fo Scache? What about if we had Dusty, Prestia, Lambert, Vlastuin in. What ifs mean nothing.
 

MD Jazz

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I need to correct myself. I said the Lattes have two tough midfielders. I meant footballers.

Last night highlighted that teams can still be physically intimidated. It was awesome to watch the dogs players shrink as we grew.

It started in the middle with Nank/Marlion/Chimp - simply too brutal for the dogs.

I listened to Steph Martin a few weeks ago on SEN breakfast. He was waxing lyrical on the dogs midfield. They were the best he had ever seen, amazing set of mids that he was humble to play with. Well they were humbled last night. Humiliated even.
 
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Tigerhealer

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I need to correct myself. I said the Lattes have two tough midfielders. I meant footballers.

Okay, Naughton. Three.
hows that kick by naughton?
repeatedly checking himself out on the big screen, then fluffs the kick when they desperately needed a goal near the end
 

bigwow

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Good to see Chris Hyde as the homecoming hero. Still looks pretty fit.
I know Greg Tivendale has done it before, but they should get him back again for next week, just so one more time it could be:

In : Tivendale
Out : Hyde.
 
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CarnTheTiges

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Interested to see if media get stuck into Bruce for his grub act to Grimsey like they did to Lynch last year, Carbon Copy act shud get carbon copy press,,,
Manbun simply isn’t good enough for them to waste column inches on. Where’s the click bait in crap footballer tries to suck in triple Premiership champion?
 
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Carter

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used to think josh bruce was just a funny-lookin' list clogger.

now I think he's a funny-lookin' list cloggin' dog.
 
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zippadeee

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What happened to all the talk about Footscary's depth?
In the space of 24 hours, they have lost it.
They actually believed they were a good side.
There form was average.
Collingwood, Wc at the shithole, Brisbane in the Arctic, Gc, North and the Giants.
 
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No 4

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watching the dog's coach speaking after the game, there was a sure sign of "gosh what happened" on his face. make no mistake a 40 points turnaround in two quarters was a stunning effect by our whole team. Well done Tigers. keep it going.
 

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watching the dog's coach speaking after the game, there was a sure sign of "gosh what happened" on his face. make no mistake a 40 points turnaround in two quarters was a stunning effect by our whole team. Well done Tigers. keep it going.
Now they know how West Coast felt.