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Weagles Game Day

BrisTiger24

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Gerard Healy said OTC that he's the best ruckman he's seen since Simon Madden...
so obviously we are not very good judges.... or maybe Healy was whacked on the noggin far too many times by Barassi!

Btw @BrisTiger24 I'm glad you took my advice to LIFT. ;)

Thanks for the pep talk. I kept telling myself it's big boy month!!
 
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The Big Richo

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BR, do you think he struggles for motivation in lesser games v inferior oppo? Particularly with no crowd?

Dusty's pressure last night was demonstrably better than I saw in the games v Norf/Dogs/Suns/Swans

Not sure about the crowd but I do think he measures his performance based on the game.It's a gruelling season so if he can carry 90% intensity in comfortable wins then it is smart management.

Having said that he has definitely played a very different role this season and done a lot of grunt work that he hasn't been asked to do for quite a few years. He might not have the highlights package but his team first footy has been elite.
 
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Baloo

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The morning after the night before and if I was an opposition supporter I'd be thinking that Richmond seems to have timed their run into the business end of the season perfectly again. Bastards.
 
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sausage_meat69

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The morning after the night before and if I was an opposition supporter I'd be thinking that Richmond seems to have timed their run into the business end of the season perfectly again. Bastards.
Stuff what opposition supporters think. We reckon we’re building beautifully for the pointy end of the season. How good does it feel after a win like that? First replay I’ll watch this year.
 
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Mr Brightside

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Tell ya what, winning on a Thursday night makes the weekend very relaxing , now to sit back and hope the Dogs can knock of the Anchovie and his pussys
 
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ToraToraTora

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I am watching the game agian with a Chardonnay and vanilla donut. Our skills were *smile* hot last night.
 
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JimJessTorp

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The half time siren revealed some telling images.

Just after it sounded the Tiges players were striding towards the tunnel.

Meanwhile Shuey and McGovin (spelling?) were on their haunches sucking in the big ones and gazing vacantly about themselves.

Great jobs by the mids, and by Jack R in particular to expose their lack of fitness.
 
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seven

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The morning after the night before and if I was an opposition supporter I'd be thinking that Richmond seems to have timed their run into the business end of the season perfectly again. Bastards.


2019, round 15 is when it all started to click together.
Looks to be happening gain.
We'll get better from here on. Geelong, West coast are already at their peak.
Brisbane and Port look to be heading past their peak.
I think we are in a good position here.
 
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UKTiger

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Just watched Adam Simpson's press briefing. Very impressed at the way he spoke, made no excuses and rightly said the better team won. If only the likes of Salty would have the manners to do the same
 
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aoc1974

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There’s a bit of crazy Joe Devola about Bailey Williams
Apparently from the Frankston Pines ..... played in a practice match down there years ago and wondered if we'd make it out alive.... back then they'd rather a 'fight than a feed'! Dunno if anything's changedo_O
 

UKTiger

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It's a nice thought to reflect on that performance and then remember Prestia, Edwards and Astbury are still to return and Nankervis and Houli are underloaded, with minimal minutes from Grimes.
We seem to be doing pretty well without a few of them right now so I reckon they will need to earn their place in the side as it is no longer a given. Sure they may strengthen the side a bit but the current incumbents are doing OK
 
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Mr Brightside

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Apparently from the Frankston Pines ..... played in a practice match down there years ago and wondered if we'd make it out alive.... back then they'd rather a 'fight than a feed'! Dunno if anything's changedo_O
Unlikely :mhihi

I remember all the ferals on the hill Down at Frankston when the Tiges played there a couple of times ,good ol suburban footy hey
 
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DavidSSS

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Not sure about the crowd but I do think he measures his performance based on the game.It's a gruelling season so if he can carry 90% intensity in comfortable wins then it is smart management.

Having said that he has definitely played a very different role this season and done a lot of grunt work that he hasn't been asked to do for quite a few years. He might not have the highlights package but his team first footy has been elite.

Yes, I have noticed a bit more defensive play from Martin of late. Could be a function of the players we have out so we need more defensively from him at the moment or could be a tweaking of his role.

There's always a trade off as it means he is chasing someone rather than setting up for a turnover, creating/blocking space or something else, but nice to see him harassing oppo players.

DS
 

Butch67

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Apparently from the Frankston Pines ..... played in a practice match down there years ago and wondered if we'd make it out alive.... back then they'd rather a 'fight than a feed'! Dunno if anything's changedo_O
Im sure his old man (gun footballer btw) played for pines in the gf when lachie whitfields father got belted 100m off the ball by the pines fullback, a real dog act
 
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22nd Man

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Apparently from the Frankston Pines ..... played in a practice match down there years ago and wondered if we'd make it out alive.... back then they'd rather a 'fight than a feed'! Dunno if anything's changedo_O
In the 80s one of the girls at work boyfriend played in that league. Came up against Pines in a final or GF.... he was apparently the gun for his team, left the ground in an ambulance straight to an operating thetre to have his face rebuilt. The Pines reputation was well and truly accurate. Whilst Frankston has become somewhat gentrified this century don't know what is going on up in the Pines FC but there is still pretty frequent news clips about all sort of crime up that area.
 

22nd Man

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Im sure his old man (gun footballer btw) played for pines in the gf when lachie whitfields father got belted 100m off the ball by the pines fullback, a real dog act
Just read this after my post. My story would have been 89 to 91. And I was going to say he was the full forward. Wonder if my work colleague is the mother of L Whitfield.
 

aoc1974

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In the 80s one of the girls at work boyfriend played in that league. Came up against Pines in a final or GF.... he was apparently the gun for his team, left the ground in an ambulance straight to an operating thetre to have his face rebuilt. The Pines reputation was well and truly accurate. Whilst Frankston has become somewhat gentrified this century don't know what is going on up in the Pines FC but there is still pretty frequent news clips about all sort of crime up that area.
Just to be sure, I don't want to appear to be bashing a local club that I have no current knowledge of and I imagine you're the same.
I should have added in my original post that the team I was involved with were by no means a bunch of choir boys!....
Diamond Valley footy along with many other comps of the 70's and 80's was no place for the faint hearted .... of which I was one!
 

Ice

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According to the site that cannot be named, we are paying 1.77 and WCE are 2.05. Can that be right?
I'd have the Weagles as favourites and by a much bigger margin than that.
The money is usually right
 

Birdman19

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In the 80s one of the girls at work boyfriend played in that league. Came up against Pines in a final or GF.... he was apparently the gun for his team, left the ground in an ambulance straight to an operating thetre to have his face rebuilt. The Pines reputation was well and truly accurate. Whilst Frankston has become somewhat gentrified this century don't know what is going on up in the Pines FC but there is still pretty frequent news clips about all sort of crime up that area.
In defense of the Pines, yes ,there are some rough elements still there but the community there are really behind the 8 ball when it comes to life chances , social modelling etc. Frankston Central, Frankston South and even Seaford are slowly becoming more gentrified but the Pines with its one bus line and a 3 km walk to the nearest train station for whatever reason has seemingly stagnated. I applaud anyone that has transcended their environment and have not let their postcode define them, like Bruce Wilson Liberal MP, Russell Greene, Nathan Burke, Stephen Foster (triathlete) and now Bailey Williams. They bring some pride to an area of 6000 people who generally don't think they have have much to be proud about.
 
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