Preview Changes: R16 vs Melbourne, Saturday July 2, 4.05pm ACST @ Adelaide Oval

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Jeffcrowe

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I'd have preferred Newchurch to Murphy. Murphy has some good qualities though, and I hope he is used effectively and has a good game. Isn't there room for some middle ground?
There’s no room for middle ground here

We are clearly winless , ageing team and bottom of the ladder
 

Jeffcrowe

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And this is the exact terminal philosophy that guarantees we'll never genuinely contend outside of the odd 1 season spike. That we find a way to select Murphy over Newchurch in a rebuild in a certain loss anyway, is all you need to know.

The reason that Crouch and Brown aren't in is purely because they make us worse, its still a '4 points this week' selection imperative. They won't sacrifice a single point of performance to blood a kid ahead of gift a 70th game to a career plodder.
I don’t think Murphy makes us better than Newchurch

A bit more close down speed , and ability to make things happen with ball in hand could add some scoring ability to our side today ( even with low disposal count ) but unfort it’s not happening
 

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Barely scraped thru against North was the quote

Fair enough to be disappointed where we are at , but not sure what you were expecting . We are 1-2 wins behind where we should be

If you didn’t notice we aren’t in a contending period , so we are going to be mediocre in terms of win / losses for the foreseeable future


But to over dramatise every thing in a negative way and get into a woe is me isn’t helpful

We beat north by 57 points , they are no good so it’s nothing to be overly excited about but there were some good signs eg 85 tackles and we certainly didn’t scrape thru

Are you the guy that does the podcast ? That must be a barrel of laughs
We save the biggest laughs for the apologists who look more stupid every year
 

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ROB is not great at directing to advantage, but even worse, our mids are flat-footed by design, so even if we knew we were winning the tap, we're not going to see ROB hit it down the throat of a mid on the move and us clear the pressure area on foot.
This.
A Crows mid? "On the move"?? Doesn't happen; won't happen today.

(Edit: It wouldn't matter if it did happen; ROB does not tap to teammates, anyway.)
 
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Jeffcrowe

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I just followed on with EC's train of thought about you being a rampant apologist because you can't separate the club's performance from the people that you meet. You didn't have a crack at him for his remark about you cosying up to Trigg. I feel that you're bullying me.
Who is EC ?
 

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Pencil in r22 for Bucky and Cook against North.
Without the usual BF knee jerking, can anyone give a serious reason what Cook is trying to develop in the SANFL before coming back into the AFL side? Have any of the coaches said anything specific?
 

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This week we're doing a save Matty Crouch telethon.
This weeks take ‘ Melbourne beat us by 100 points a week after scraping home against north ‘

Even though I don’t think crouch has a future with us he’s still been a huge player in a successful period of finals including 37+ possessions in a granny

So he deserves more respect
 
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This weeks take ‘ Melbourne beat us by 100 points a week after scraping home against north ‘

Even though I don’t think crouch has a future with us he’s still been a huge player in a successful period of finals including 37+ possessions in a granny

So he deserves more respect
How did Murphy go? Enjoy his contribution?
 

George Kramer

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Because people carried on like pork chops and started saying things like north nearly beat us

Just trying to find some balance , it’s a bizarro echo chamber in here
People carried on like pork chops because they knew how bad the selection was and were expressing it. They were right.
 

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