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Preliminary Final Week 2021

momentai

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Both teams in this years GF have better foot skills than any of our teams did.
They've copied & modified aspects of our hugely successful gameplan & improved it. Rule changes have played some part in that. We can't control that.
That's no disrespect to us, every team throughout history has been better than the team that won flags the year before.
Our challenge is to improve again.
And exclude from our wish list players who don’t display the basic kicking, speed and ball handling skills.
 

DavidSSS

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huh? He was WOG. He was nullified and humiliated by ......... josh schache

id been wondering all year why sydney let him go,

but they obviously knew he had a defective ticker.

Hmm, don't really agree. He plays the intercept mark role, the trick is that you have to have lock down defenders around him, if the other defenders are not doing their job he can't do his. If a player like Allir gets a forward following him around you switch some roles to make it difficult to close down both Allir and an alternate defender who can roam more and intercept. Then again, maybe it was just too easy against Geelong, got a false sense of how easy it is to be an intercept marking defender.

Robbie Gray and Boak 33 yrs old will soon leave a hole and reckon they can be shaky down back.

Dee's could well have a mini dynasty, sensational defence, (securing Lever and May a masterstroke), sensational midfield and forward line will only improve with Jackson and Kozzie set to be stars.

Dogs the other one, weakness is defense but everything else they have in order and have U-Hagen in wings and will pick up 204cm F/S Darcy in draft.

Tige's - IMO we have had our time.

Yeah, not convinced on Port, blown it 2 years running although to be fair that PF against us last year was so close it could have gone the other way (but it didn't :cupgold ).

Dees do have a history of winning flags in bunches (as do we) so they could be up for a few years, especially given the team they have and not too old either.

Dogs are doing well to get this far, and capable of winning. They would be well aware of their weaknesses and looking to plug the gaps. Their history doesn't suggest multiple flags, but, as they say, past performance does not guarantee future returns. Definite chance to win another this year or in the next few.

Not sure we are out of it yet, need a few players to get better and a few old hands to keep it going and we can be contenders. We still have a fair number of A Grade players and should be pushing for another flag at least while keeping an eye on the future.

DS
 

eZyT

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Bevo getting some criticism of his criticism of the criticism of treloar.

I loved how Bevo dived into the marital bed.

I dont know how you can sleep at night? (we've all heard that one)

...... beside someone like that?

took it to another level.
 
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tigersnake

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I loved how Bevo dived into the marital bed.

I dont know how you can sleep at night? (we've all heard that one)

...... beside someone like that?

took it to another level.
He also said after the game it was a great win because they had no Conner Newity. Does he play on the HBF?
 

Carter

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Both teams in this years GF have better foot skills than any of our teams did.
They've copied & modified aspects of our hugely successful gameplan & improved it. Rule changes have played some part in that. We can't control that.
That's no disrespect to us, every team throughout history has been better than the team that won flags the year before.
Our challenge is to improve again.

True.

We will have to bring something new to the table.
 
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scottyturnerscurse

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Both teams in this years GF have better foot skills than any of our teams did.
They've copied & modified aspects of our hugely successful gameplan & improved it. Rule changes have played some part in that. We can't control that.
That's no disrespect to us, every team throughout history has been better than the team that won flags the year before.
Our challenge is to improve again.
Could be heresy here but either the Demons on Friday or the Bulldogs on Saturday would have beaten every AFL team ever assembled, except each other. GF might be crap but their PF performances were the best I've ever seen. Very happy to see them play off for the flag.
 
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Baloo

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Decent spray by Bevo. Apparently aimed at Karen, Watson and King.

But some of that stuff was just nasty.
If you’re going to fail in life, fail at something that is noble; fail at something you can dust yourself off and be proud that you had a go.
If you’re failing at trying to pull people apart and bring them down, like two or three journalists did this week, I don’t know how people can live with that, how they can lie in bed with that, how they can look at themselves in the mirror.
It was just really poor, vindictive stuff and really distasteful.
Adam had an average game last week - he didn’t like it.

What a great night for him (against Port) to be able to withstand that.
I’m really proud of him and just bloody disappointed in people who were just really nasty.

But that's what a good coach does, protects his players and the players know they coach had their back.
 
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Tigers of Old

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Could be heresy here but either the Demons on Friday or the Bulldogs on Saturday would have beaten every AFL team ever assembled, except each other. GF might be crap but their PF performances were the best I've ever seen. Very happy to see them play off for the flag.
The game* has vastly changed this year from years past so I don't think comparisions are fair but these two play the current format brilliantly.
 
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DavidSSS

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Could be heresy here but either the Demons on Friday or the Bulldogs on Saturday would have beaten every AFL team ever assembled, except each other. GF might be crap but their PF performances were the best I've ever seen. Very happy to see them play off for the flag.

Definitely Heresy, fetch the comfy chair :p

Actually I reckon our 2019 team and possibly even the 2018 team would have given them a fair crack. But I agree that both those teams were magnificent on the weekend, and a nice quick competitive game they play too (now, get rid of the stupid new rules and let them get on with it). The game continues to develop and this year's wooden spooners would thrash a premiership team from years ago, but I reckon our team from the last few years would be competitive.

Go much earlier and yeah, they would run all over teams from years gone by.

So, we develop too, take the pressure game and add some better skills and we're not that far off.

DS
 
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Tigers2011

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Definitely Heresy, fetch the comfy chair :p

Actually I reckon our 2019 team and possibly even the 2018 team would have given them a fair crack. But I agree that both those teams were magnificent on the weekend, and a nice quick competitive game they play too (now, get rid of the stupid new rules and let them get on with it). The game continues to develop and this year's wooden spooners would thrash a premiership team from years ago, but I reckon our team from the last few years would be competitive.

Go much earlier and yeah, they would run all over teams from years gone by.

So, we develop too, take the pressure game and add some better skills and we're not that far off.

DS
A quick game with good delivery skills makes a talented forward line even more dangerous. Reckon we'll be better having Bolton and Stack play up forward next year to support the talls.
 
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craig

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Could be heresy here but either the Demons on Friday or the Bulldogs on Saturday would have beaten every AFL team ever assembled, except each other. GF might be crap but their PF performances were the best I've ever seen. Very happy to see them play off for the flag.
Best 2 sides over the course of the season so deserved Grand Finalists.

Port almost frauded their way to a Grand Final but got found out yet again as did the Bears and Pensioners.
 
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tigersnake

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I reckon port choked big time. Dogs just played pretty regulation footy. I'm quite surprised anyone would get that excited.
Melbourne by 8 goals in the gf