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tigersnake

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What a load of rubbish.

This a team that embraces imperfections, the whole premise of mindfulness is that you stay in the moment, its something they appear to work very hard on, so if you think the soul is going to get sucked out of this side because someone makes a mistake you haven't been watching very closely.

Spot on, not only is the post I hypothetical irrelevance, and wrong, there were multiple times Friday when marlion's come from the heavens shut down of space and pressure deflated the home crowd, they thought they were away, but they suddenly weren't, deflated em! Huge
 
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The Big Richo

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This a team that embraces imperfections, the whole premise of mindfulness is that you stay in the moment, its something they appear to work very hard on, so if you think the soul is going to get sucked out of this side because someone makes a mistake you haven't been watching very closely.

Trendy gimmicks like mindfulness come and go but the footy doesn't care about them. All the footy cares about is who commits themselves physically to it and commits to winning it.

That's what our side does more than anything and what makes us successful. He has to deliver it at all times, not just when he is the hunter.
 

ToraToraTora

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If he did that in a big moment in a Grand Final it would suck the soul out of our side.

Geez. You'd think we were Essendon or #lolnorf. When has the soul been sucked out of our side in the last 4 years? And why didn't it suck any soul v Port? Pickett will probably knock Guthrie or Meirs out in the first 10 mins.
 
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The Big Richo

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Geez. You'd think we were Essendon or #lolnorf. When has the soul been sucked out of our side in the last 4 years? And why didn't it suck any soul v Port? Pickett will probably knock Guthrie or Meirs out in the first 10 mins.

He probably will, toughness at the player isn't his issue, it's holding his nerve when the ball is sat on his head.

It's happened two or three times this year and happened again on Friday. Had it been 40 metres out with 90 seconds to go instead of early first quarter on centre wing then we could easily be the side taking consolation medicine tonight.

I'm not hanging him for it or suggesting anything more than he needs to steel himself to tidy it up, but it's a concern.
 
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waiting

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He probably will, toughness at the player isn't his issue, it's holding his nerve when the ball is sat on his head.

It's happened two or three times this year and happened again on Friday. Had it been 40 metres out with 90 seconds to go instead of early first quarter on centre wing then we could easily be the side taking consolation medicine tonight.

I'm not hanging him for it or suggesting anything more than he needs to steel himself to tidy it up, but it's a concern.
I don’t reckon it’s a ‘courage ‘ thing.
Reckon it’s a technique thing.
 
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josey

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Trendy gimmicks like mindfulness come and go but the footy doesn't care about them. All the footy cares about is who commits themselves physically to it and commits to winning it.

That's what our side does more than anything and what makes us successful. He has to deliver it at all times, not just when he is the hunter.

It's alway amusing when someone on a computer questions the courage of an AFL footballer.

I thought we were talking about the soul being sucked from the team, not some weird idea about a piece of leather.

Marlion hasn't got to where he is now without being unbelievably courageous, and I can only imagine how much respect the team has for him. He sure has mine.
 
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seven

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Lethal Matthews was also far from impressed with Marlion’s few short step moments and stated he is no automatic selection for GF
Fantastic. Hope someone tells Pickett this.
He runs out GF day and rips Geelong to pieces
 
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Leysy Days

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Will admit, doubted him at HT as felt he might be wilting under the pressure.

Hit back hard once got into the flow of the game. Will stay in.
 
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blx

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He played well when it counted on Friday night but he also stood under the ball early in the first, ducked his head, gave a half effort and let Port take it away.

If he did that in a big moment in a Grand Final it would suck the soul out of our side
He made a few mistakes early but did he get back into the saddle?
 

Dont Argue

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Need all our players firing on all cylinders next Saturday.
Pickett, Lambert and Castagna the three that we would want to have better all round games.
The former 2 players finished very strong and will gain confidence from that. Castagna is and always will be a wild card
 

Daigoro

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had a nervous start but played really well after quarter time...not sure what the fuss is about
 
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Harry

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Geelong like to move the ball around and are most damaging with time and space

Marlion and Kmac will ensure they don't get much of it.
 
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tigerman

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I don’t reckon it’s a ‘courage ‘ thing.
Reckon it’s a technique thing.
I agree..... Marlion isn't a squib.

 
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waiting

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I agree..... Marlion isn't a squib.

I was there.
That side of the ground and witnessed first hand live the ‘courage’.
Again, I reckon it’s a technique thing. Maybe he is anticipating a ‘hit’ to the head? I don’t know what I’m saying. But to doubt his courage! Not sure about that.

We will see Saturday night I guess cause it’s doing the rounds especially amongst ex AFL players.
 
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Baloo

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Seeing I start the squib comments it's best I address the furore instead of hiding behind TBR.

He looked nervous when he had to wait for a ball. Whether it's fear, nervousness, being unsure, too conscious of what to do next, I don't know but it was definitely there. It didn't make any sense because someone that plays like he does, and has been through what he has, couldn't be like that and get as far as he has.

I don't know if it's a throw back to prison footy where players in prone positions like that would get probably get smacked in ways we haven't seen since the 70s. Or is it because the speed of the game means he's been caught a few times this season and is now not as confident as he was. Or was it simply the high pressure tough game in a do or die final where everything was on the line and as a 19 gamer it affected his decision making at times. Or a combo of all of them.

But it was there. Things changed in the second half when we got on top of Port, it wasn't there or as noticeable. Unlike the esteemed contrarian, there's no way we should drop Pickett for the Grand Final. He's earned his spot.
 
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eZyT

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He probably will, toughness at the player isn't his issue, it's holding his nerve when the ball is sat on his head.

It's happened two or three times this year and happened again on Friday. Had it been 40 metres out with 90 seconds to go instead of early first quarter on centre wing then we could easily be the side taking consolation medicine tonight.

I'm not hanging him for it or suggesting anything more than he needs to steel himself to tidy it up, but it's a concern.

if there was a mark to be taken 40m out with 90 seconds to go,

Marlion would grab it if he was outnumbered 1:5 and he was 20m out of position.

there must be a parallel universe here?

did you not see his mark in the VFL where he nearly killed CCJ front on?

how could anyone who saw that question his courage. How?
 
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