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kaboom kid

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Iv said it a few times now, but I can’t see st kilda playing finals with that forward line. I just can’t fathom that they would bring in guys like Hill, Hanners, Jones, etc to make a tilt, but then rely on a kid who has never played to be their number one forward.
Giving up Bruce for mid second rounder is going to bite them.


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Spot on. How's the way Max King was feted as the 2nd coming of Christ by the media pre game? He's a 19 year old kid coming off a knee reco. He might be talented but he's proven nothing so far.
 

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Spot on. How's the way Max King was feted as the 2nd coming of Christ by the media pre game? He's a 19 year old kid coming off a knee reco. He might be talented but he's proven nothing so far.

Looks to have nice skills, but I suspect his real asset is pace off the mark for his size.

He'll be a serious weapon when they get the midfield delivery right.
 

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Yep but reprogramming players into a new game plan can take a year to do. Winning a game like that under those circumstances considering our recent record of coming from behind during a game and round 1's with one rotation is special. Regardless of opposition.
Yeah, going to take a lot longer than 12 months because we are a long way off despite some great results last year.

I think we have too many one-dimensional players and it is going to be a challenge to get particularly the older players to change what has been a long time conditioned to do one thing by Brad.

It was really the unfortunate issue of a crippled bench that saw Cunnington go forward and he was pretty much rested there instead of coming off the ground like he normally does and spending sub 80% ToG. That power was taken out of the sports science people due to the necessity of no bench and it proved there is a dynamic to players we haven't tapped into out of belief in the science system.

I don't think our science system is as good as we believe it is and in some regards I think it is holding players and the club in general back to some degree.
 

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Yeah, going to take a lot longer than 12 months because we are a long way off despite some great results last year.

I think we have too many one-dimensional players and it is going to be a challenge to get particularly the older players to change what has been a long time conditioned to do one thing by Brad.

It was really the unfortunate issue of a crippled bench that saw Cunnington go forward and he was pretty much rested there instead of coming off the ground like he normally does and spending sub 80% ToG. That power was taken out of the sports science people due to the necessity of no bench and it proved there is a dynamic to players we haven't tapped into out of belief in the science system.

I don't think our science system is as good as we believe it is and in some regards I think it is holding players and the club in general back to some degree.
Maybe when we get back to some normality there’ll be less money for sports science and we can let footballers football.
 

Ashley B

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I haven't read all the posts in here but one thing, it was great to get a win before the bye for once. But in all seriousness, that kick Jy did in the last minute to Larkey was something we have lacked , a player with poise and game sense. I can think of a number of our more senior players who I have know doubt would have just kicked blindly and then who knows what could have happened. Great stuff from Mr Cool.
Go The Roos
 

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Must be a slow news day at the Hun for them to be running a story about two North players at the centre of a noise complaint last night.

You wouldn't think there was much going on in the world if this stuff makes the news.
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Hence why the HS isn’t welcome on here

Absolutely trash
 

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Something that might have been forgotten due to the outcome. How about Walker’s massive leap?! That would have been one hell of a mark. Josh is going to slot in really nicely. When Majak gets back I reckon we’ll have a very impressive backline.


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Yeah, going to take a lot longer than 12 months because we are a long way off despite some great results last year.

I think we have too many one-dimensional players and it is going to be a challenge to get particularly the older players to change what has been a long time conditioned to do one thing by Brad.

It was really the unfortunate issue of a crippled bench that saw Cunnington go forward and he was pretty much rested there instead of coming off the ground like he normally does and spending sub 80% ToG. That power was taken out of the sports science people due to the necessity of no bench and it proved there is a dynamic to players we haven't tapped into out of belief in the science system.

I don't think our science system is as good as we believe it is and in some regards I think it is holding players and the club in general back to some degree.
Heart will beat sports science when the game is On the line.
 
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ChopChopDigDig

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Can't think of one of their key forwards who had an influence. King was useless apart from 2 gifts and Membrey was average. Considering we lost Walker early in the game which left us short (in height), I thought Pittard and JMac were fantastic today in covering that loss.
Crazy coaching from the Saints - they should have just put Ryder in the forward line and bombed it long all arvo after Walker went down. They went in with two rucks against an undersized back line and didn't play to their strengths.
 

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Crazy coaching from the Saints - they should have just put Ryder in the forward line and bombed it long all arvo after Walker went down. They went in with two rucks against an undersized back line and didn't play to their strengths.
In fairness, they did have Marshall and Ryder down there.

They just couldn't get it in. I think we let up 12 inside 50's for the entire second half.
 

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I’m sure it’s been mentioned already but it bears repeating. We’ve just won two close games in a row (Demons & Saints). Both games were come from behind victories as well. I literally cannot remember our previous victory in a tight match.


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