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Proper Gander

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Decent battle tonight. Two teams playing well.

We don't get to see that much in Melbourne games because there is usually one team at least playing horribly.
 

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Shows how far off the pace we are when the Tigers manhandled us in the wet and Geelong are absolutely flogging them.
 

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Shows how far off the pace we are when the Tigers manhandled us in the wet and Geelong are absolutely flogging them.
yes and no. the theory that x was beaten by y, but then z flogged y later so therefore z must be a zillion times better than x is a bit flawed/

Having said that, Cats look deadly tonight. I'm no great fan of Geelong but they've been good. Plus its nice to see ****ty Richmond fans crapping on about how unbeatable they are at the G get all embarrassed.
 

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I remember when everyone laughed at Richo when he said the taller goal posts made it harder to kick goals. Absoloutely the optical illusion would have an impact.

It's like kicking a footy at a bin from 10m away. Easy, now try it standing in a narrow hallway. Same task but it so much harder
 

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I didn't watch the game but I'm sick of Geelong. If they make the grand final I'll be backing the opposition even if that is Collingwood.
Can you believe Bruce said "Geelong need a flag." Like **** they do.

I respect their recruiters and like some of their players (Tuoy, Tomahawk) but a lot of them **** me. Namely Dangerfield, Selwood, Duncan, Chris Scott. There's just a certain smarmyness about them.
 

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Fair play to them though, well ahead of the rest of the top 8 and in a different Universe to us at present
 

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I didn't watch the game but I'm sick of Geelong. If they make the grand final I'll be backing the opposition even if that is Collingwood.
They're currently head and shoulders above the rest of the comp and have a fairly cozy draw running in to finals. Got the two SA teams in the next two weeks and the only other current top 8 team they play is Brisbane. The wheels would have to fall off for them to finish outside the top 2.

Sadly, they're a red hot chance to go deep into finals.
 

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They're currently head and shoulders above the rest of the comp and have a fairly cozy draw running in to finals. Got the two SA teams in the next two weeks and the only other current top 8 team they play is Brisbane. The wheels would have to fall off for them to finish outside the top 2.

Sadly, they're a red hot chance to go deep into finals.
Yes but strange things happen. Look at Richmond had an absolute dream run with injuries and were clearly the dominant side last year but choked in the preliminary final.
 

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Can you believe Bruce said "Geelong need a flag." Like **** they do.

I respect their recruiters and like some of their players (Tuoy, Tomahawk) but a lot of them **** me. Namely Dangerfield, Selwood, Duncan, Chris Scott. There's just a certain smarmyness about them.
I can believe it because he also said the bombers were everyone's second favourite team, yuk.
 

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Yes but strange things happen. Look at Richmond had an absolute dream run with injuries and were clearly the dominant side last year but choked in the preliminary final.
Strange things do happen, but barring a run of injuries, Geelong have a lot of class on the park and they'll probably have the opportunity to rotate the likes of Ablett, Selwood, Danger, etc a bit and keep them fresh for the run in.
 

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Can you believe Bruce said "Geelong need a flag." Like **** they do.

I respect their recruiters and like some of their players (Tuoy, Tomahawk) but a lot of them **** me. Namely Dangerfield, Selwood, Duncan, Chris Scott. There's just a certain smarmyness about them.
The ****? Hawkins looks, acts and (I expect) smells like the school yard bully who's too stupid to realise he's 3 year levels behind where he should be.

Also, Bruce is sundowning hard. Best to ignore as much as possible
 
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The ****? Hawkins looks, acts and (I expect) smells like the schoolyard who's too stupid to realise he's 3 year levels behind where he should be.

Also, Bruce is sundowning hard. Best to ignore as much as possible
Bruce has been unbearable for decades. Its actually a bit of a novelty to get the opportunity to observe someone descend into senility on television.
 

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Bruce has been unbearable for decades. Its actually a bit of a novelty to get the opportunity to observe someone descend into senility on television.
Just a shame that 7's standards means he'll still be calling games when all he does is complain about the temperature and scold Gladys for wearing that dress that shows her ankles.
Come to think of it could be an improvement you just feel he's getting even better don't you?
 

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Just a shame that 7's standards means he'll still be calling games when all he does is complain about the temperature and scold Gladys for wearing that dress that shows her ankles.
Come to think of it could be an improvement you just feel he's getting even better don't you?
99% sure he'll be trading hypothetical questions with imaginary Dennis in the box, won't he?
 

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The Cripps vs Oliver debate isn't oven open anymore. Oliver's on an exercise bike at the moment while Cripps is winning the Tour deFrance
 

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The Cripps vs Oliver debate isn't oven open anymore. Oliver's on an exercise bike at the moment while Cripps is winning the Tour deFrance
Unfortunately yes, Oliver does have time on his side though.
 

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Unfortunately yes, Oliver does have time on his side though.
2 years younger right? Not to say it couldn't happen but Cripps confidence has gone through the roof while Oliver's is gone.

Our development coaches should spend the rest of the year at training teaching him how to break tackles and run with the ball
 

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2 years younger right? Not to say it couldn't happen but Cripps confidence has gone through the roof while Oliver's is gone.

Our development coaches should spend the rest of the year at training teaching him how to break tackles and run with the ball
Two years younger and double shoulder reco over the offseason. Agree his confidence is crap atm, needs to back himself more because he’s actually a pretty good athlete.
 

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Two years younger and double shoulder reco over the offseason. Agree his confidence is crap atm, needs to back himself more because he’s actually a pretty good athlete.
I can't recall him breaking an initial tackle and then accelerating away with the ball like Viney. That's the next step to him becoming truly elite.
 
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