Review Dees v Handbaggers: the Good, Bad & Fugly - Rd 4, 2021

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Jamurp

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Apr 26, 2011
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Quick shout out to Trent Rivers too, was at the ground and he took a couple of really gutsy marks in defence, what a promising player he is, just the exact opposite of the guys we were drafting over the 07-14 period, all our young guys have grunt.

Also Watched Salem beat Guthrie in a marking contest with ease twice in a row, made Guthrie look like the B grader he is.
 

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Topkent

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Aug 29, 2010
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I think the umps are having real trouble telling what’s a throw and what’s a subtle handball . A couple of times yesterday a player pinged for a throw actually didn’t , and lost count when throws were missed .
Everyone's become experts in the crow throw, bloody tough for the umpies
 

djpaulydemon

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Oct 19, 2013
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We are just playing really good team football. Pressuring, positioning well and playing to each players strengths. No squibs, shocking turnovers or missed tackles.

The biggest change is how we aren't over committing to the contest. Something we have all been wanting for years.

Also, our younger players are getting less than 10 disposals but not having bad games is when you know we are playing team footy.

Still lots of room for improvement as well. We dropped tons of sitters while taking some good contested marks. And our inside 50's can be improved, such as when we reverted to some bad habits (maybe due to the conditions) in the 3rd.

We are doing the hard things consistently right at the moment, which is incredibly pleasing.
 

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ImissFrosty

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Mar 4, 2020
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Quick shout out to Trent Rivers too, was at the ground and he took a couple of really gutsy marks in defence, what a promising player he is, just the exact opposite of the guys we were drafting over the 07-14 period, all our young guys have grunt.

Also Watched Salem beat Guthrie in a marking contest with ease twice in a row, made Guthrie look like the B grader he is.
Rivers is an absolute beast, putting together a ripping season.
 

Gysberts2Bate

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Jun 12, 2013
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Doubt the club is worried about JJ, we have the luxury of treating him and Sparrow as long term prospects. They don’t have to play or star every week to develop. Will probably be patches this year where they’re sent back to the VFL to work on things etc.
 

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