Review Dees v Maggies - the Woeful, the Inept, the Useless

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demondavey

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 18, 2005
21,602
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1. Skills are B grade
2. A midfield that is one way focused and focused predominantly on being inside is not sustainable - we know this
3. We just get turned inside out and get killed for space

The biggest issue is no.1. The skills are deplorable. I’ve seen VFL teams move it and hit targets better. That’s not a lie. We are at the stage where it’s just ‘can’t wait to finish’. It’s that bad. Just get blokes into surgery now if needed, no need to risk Lever the next two, May is done, anyone else that is 50/50 just put on ice.

Goodwin and co need to start setting up 2020 early on, move on coaches etc that aren’t up to it, make every player trade bait bar the obvious, make sure we look to address the obvious deficiencies.

This is an absolute cluster fu** of gigantic proportions.
 

Jamurp

Club Legend
Apr 26, 2011
1,661
2,479
AFL Club
Melbourne
We’ve had a bunch of game this season where it hasn’t been a blow-out, but we’ve also been nowhere near winning. Collingwood took the foot off the gas and we were able to kick a few goals late in the game, but we were genuinely unthreatening after 1/4 time.

Just a dumpster fire of a season, and it justifies the general pessimism of being a Melbourne supporter.
 

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mrmonkey

Premiership Player
Dec 3, 2010
3,284
3,136
Melbourne
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Melbourne
Didn't see the game thankfully because I'm still in transition of moving house. Sounded like it went to plan. Wasted opportunities early, leaked goals, poor skills, can't score never looked like winning. Wasted season just need to start looking towards next year.
 

Grimesy87

Team Captain
May 22, 2018
470
767
AFL Club
Melbourne
Petraccas set shot kicking is so frustrating - its a different game today if he doesn't s**t the bed in front of goal again. He is doing a fair bit right but geez he needs to improve his finishing.
He's missed at least 20 goals or more this season, and so many have been within 30m. His kicks either missing, or passing off to someone ridiculously. He kicks 15 more goals this year, he is in the conversation as one of the leagues better half forwards. That's how much he's doing right.
 

A11dAtP0w3R

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 18, 2013
23,600
30,941
AFL Club
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I watched 5 mins of this game, flicked the tv over to fox footy at 4:05, saw the losers were gonna lose went back to watching the nags on sky. I stand by my decision.

Goody back at it again this week in after the siren, we were good for two quarters, lol, Mr predictable. It's become like a car crash to me that segment, I can't look away even tho what I'm seeing is horrible.

Which is more than I can say for the football team. No interest in them whatsoever, can we just forfeit the remaining games please?
 

demondavey

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 18, 2005
21,602
16,815
AFL Club
Melbourne
He's missed at least 20 goals or more this season, and so many have been within 30m. His kicks either missing, or passing off to someone ridiculously. He kicks 15 more goals this year, he is in the conversation as one of the leagues better half forwards. That's how much he's doing right.
I was scathing on him earlier but he has gone up a gear. Between him and Brayshaw I know who I’d want to trade.
 

Sylvia Saint

Norm Smith Medallist
May 20, 2004
7,187
6,337
Melbourne
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Crusaders
Petraccas set shot kicking is so frustrating - its a different game today if he doesn't s**t the bed in front of goal again. He is doing a fair bit right but geez he needs to improve his finishing.
I half agree. His set shot kicking is frustrating - I'm no mind reader but he looks stressed every time he lines up within 40m. He also has a high ball drop which means he doesn't connect with maybe 1/3 shots.

However, I don't think it's a different game today if he nails those two shots. We were nowhere near winning that game despite what the scoreboard says.
 
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