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    Fixture The Fixture analysed- Cat Xmas

    Yes I know we never know who the good teams are gonna be, and this isn't to say there is some unfair conspiracy, more just to point out a few realities of the fixture. Just looking at the likely finalists, this is how many games they will play against other finalists. Geelong- 7 Sydney- 7...
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    Why We Lose Grand Finals

    This year is another great example of why we keep on losing grand finals. We have a pretty average team that is sitting 3rd with a 14-5 record. They do not really have the talent of any of the teams around them and when it comes to big games in September, we will be fighting out of our weight...
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    Quick Small Forwards

    Any chance we could think about recruiting one in the last 5 years?
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    Eddie McGuires Statement 😉

    "Look I understand the disappointment, I understand the fans hate seeing guys like Adz and Stevo leave, I do understand that. I hate it too. I am a fan as well. But we have to be realistic, this is a business and we need to get better. The whole club, the whole club was together on this, so we...
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    The Fixture

    I know it's convoluted this year, but surely the Premiers should get the toughest fixture? How the hell is the below possible in the condensed fixture? Not to mention us needing to hub in two different states. Richmond plus 4 days against Freo. Richmond plus 1 day against WCE Essendon plus 1...
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    Top 10 fav current pies

    Thought I'd go for something a little more positive. Your favorite current pies ordered in a top 10. 1. Pendles, no explanation needed. 2. Howe, just heart and soul and spectacular 3. Sidebottom, we will all miss what we have when he is gone. 4. Treloar, I know he butcher's it sometimes...
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    Round One 2020 Lineup

    apologies if there is another one of these threads: I guess mine is pretty vanilla- Crisp, Roughead, Maynard Howe, Moore, Hoskin-Elliot Sidebottom, Pendles, Phillips DeGoey, Mihocek, Stephenson Elliott, Cox, Brown Grundy, Adams, Treloar Sier, Mayne, Quaynor, Thomas
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    Brown v Varcoe v Thomas

    So really only two at most of these guys can be in the finals team, interested to see how people have them rated. I'd have Thomas first pick as he just takes his chances and kicks goals. Varcoe second because he can impact the game in three or four moments. Brown, sadly third. Just think he...
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    Luck of our Draw

    Something has been bugging me this season and I had to investigate. There is a huge amount of luck in footy, despite what people say about making your own luck. Injuries and the draw play a massive part. We know about the s**t luck we've had with injuries, but how about the draw?!! The biggest...
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    Prediction 2019 Best 22

    Love doing these way too early: Langdon, Moore, Maynard Crisp, Howe, Appleby Phillips, Treloar, Pendles Stephenson, Cox, Elliot WHE, DeGoey, Thomas Grundy, Adams, Sidebottom Sier, Wells, Varcoe, Mayne
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    Roast Dunstall

    Never heard a more blatant bias in my time watching footy. This guy spent two hours talking about what Freo needed to do to win. Newsflash, we needed to win you boofhead! Maybe mention us once and what we need to do? Credit to Pav, he bought some balance, but Dunstall is the perfect example...
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    Let's not go feral

    Why go feral as supporters in this situation? We have lost 4 games by 3 goals and under. It is apparent that the players are trying given the number of contested ball wins and inside 50s. We all know Buckley is trying, as are the rest of the coaching staff. It is not working, the game plan...
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    Treloar forward

    Any thoughts on why we dont play Treloar more in the forward half? He is dangerous, great one on one, all class and it would stop any possibility of burn out given the large amount of time he spends on the guts. I dont think i have ever seen buckley play him forward of centre and to me its a...
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    Who is "tougher" Ziebell or Sidebottom?

    In the modern game and presumably in the past as well, gut running is absolutely crucial to the game. Yet these players get no credit for being able to push their bodies to the absolute limit, when others give up the chase they refuse to do so, and yet we sometimes see them as "soft" because...
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    The ONLY POSITIVE thread

    Don't want any of these heroes talking negative about that kind of effort, want to read about what people really liked, and what people really like about what's going on at the moment. I'm loving Crisp and Adams stepping up in the midfield and showing that they can be good explosive stoppage...
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    The Disillusioned Thread

    I dont usually like to post such negative stuff, but with us being rumoured to be after Varcoe and Greenwood, even after seeing what NQR pickups like White, Lynch and Young are actually worth, it makes me think that the people in charge have lost the plot. Why do we keep trying to pick up role...
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    The will they make it or wont they make it thread

    Seeing as we have such a young unproven list, I thought it would be good to get people's perspective on who on our current list they see "making it" at this level, and who they think will not. Don't need clever people saying Nathan Buckley either, let's limit this to the players. At the...
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    All teams will pay Essendon's legal fees

    because in the end, its about equalisation. If Essendon use up all their funds on lawyers to take the AFL to court, the AFL will end up bailing them out when they are broke. Ridiculous situation. The other 17 teams need to step in. This is going to be an unbelievable waste of money, and simply...
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    Would we entertain the thought of Gibbs...

    Please hold off on the smart ass replies, i really just want to guage what other pie fans think. Off half back, as a designated kicker out of the backline. I think he is exactly the kind of player we need, especially if Seedsman isn't up to it defensively. Gibbs has shown he can play one on...
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    I don't really love any of our players...

    So hard for me to say because they took us to the premiership. But so many of them seem to act with such entitlement. Pendles is awesome and he would be the closest, but there just seem to be so many unlikeable guys in our team these days, either through the way they act in the media, or the way...