Game Day Eagles v Blues

Beutbrute

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Part I - A brief History of the Eagle



Few animals have captured the human imagination quite so powerfully as the eagle. Throughout the centuries, this majestic bird of prey has been a symbol of strength and courage, such is the perfection of its design. There are 60 types of eagle throughout the world, and today we will embark on a grand tour through one amazing country focusing on 8 of the most spectacular varieties. From the white bellied eagle of Albany to the bald eagles of Burswood, each type has adapted to a different environment so that few places on earth can escape eagle eyes.



Bald Eagle (Willeratus Schofaetus)
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The bald eagle. The national bird and national animal for the United States of America. In the wild they dislike other birds, and are known to get especially grumpy when they come into close contact with diving birds. An opportunistic feeder they are known to feast on Key Position Forwards.





Black Eagle (Willyis Rioliyus)

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Very gracefull raptor fond of soaring over the forests and plains of the Northern Territory. Known to hunt prey, particularly close to goal. They are very nimble fliers, experts at navigating tight spaces at great speed.





Booted Eagle (Jacksonius Nelsonus)

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A medium sized migratory bird of prey. They prefer to hunt in open spaces, relying on their speed and stamina. Known to pester it’s prey it has a particular fetish towards football boots.



Golden Eagle (Braddus Sheppardes)
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They are masters of the range. Excelling in wide open spaces, however particularly adept at changing their hunting skills depending on the prey they are stalking.





Grey-headed Fish-Eagle (Thomus Hickeyus)


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Native to the Banana state, it thrives in lowland forests. Nests close to slow moving rivers, swamps, marshes, coastal lagoons. An ambush predator, it swoops in on it’s prey. Can appear ungainly in flight, but is deceptively quick. One look in its eyes and you can tell it’s a stone cold killer.





Little Eagle (Jaradaaetus noides)
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Pint sized fighter regularly tackles prey larger than itself. Extremely nimble and ferocious.





Wedge-Tailed Eagle (Aquiliam Ryaudax)
A graceful hunter that possesses the ability to soar effortlessly, gliding above packs and hitting their prey at speed.
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Pictured. Feasting on a kangaroo.



White-Bellied Sea-Eagle (Jerominus McGovernator)
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Easily identifiable by their pale belly, they prefer to ambush their prey. They prefer to roost, rather than waste energy flying. They position themselves in key areas and swoop to intercept their prey.



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Part II – The Hunt



This week we are in for a treat. The Eagles are playing the Blues.



With heritage going back to the halcyon days of the 80’s and 90’s they honed their craft from the standard pub crawl and became masters of the 12 bar progression.



Expect the eagles to start the performance with Desperado, move onto Take it to the limit and finish with The long run. They will give ‘take it easy’ a miss and give their prey a new version of ‘Heartache tonight’





Expecting to see the Eagles master the Blues by around 40 points. This should be a good enough loss by the Blues for them to appoint their caretaker coach full time. Well it was a good enough loss for Lolnrth last week anyway.
 

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Doashuey

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Excellent preview. I agree with the roof closed and the prey trapped in the avery we swoop and kill to the tune of 8 goals.
If we are serious about back to back we put the Blues to the Sword.
 

Ambrose Burnside

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It annoys me how close games between us have been.

And it's usually because Carlton drag us down to their level.

6-6-6 should help with that, but with former West Coast assistant David Teague in charge, it might not matter.

Eagles in (another) close one.
 

Big_Birdy

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Their form, while better, is still deceptive.

Freo were flogging them and went to sleep. Win

Brisbane were flogging them and went to sleep. Win

Melbourne were flogging them and went to sleep. Tight loss

Bulldogs were flogging them and went to sleep. Tight loss

Gold Coast. Nothing needs to be said

Crows. Their best win, but let’s be honest. Pyke dropped some of their better players and they aren’t even trying right now.

Swans. Good win, but Swans are also bottom 4 and horribly out of form (lost last 4).

If our mindset is right this could be ugly. Has wake up call for the Blues all over it
 

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Ambrose Burnside

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Their form, while better, is still deceptive.

Freo were flogging them and went to sleep. Win

Brisbane were flogging them and went to sleep. Win

Melbourne were flogging them and went to sleep. Tight loss

Bulldogs were flogging them and went to sleep. Tight loss

Gold Coast. Nothing needs to be said

Crows. Their best win, but let’s be honest. Pyke dropped some of their better players and they aren’t even trying right now.

Swans. Good win, but Swans are also bottom 4 and horribly out of form (lost last 4).

If our mindset is right this could be ugly. Has wake up call for the Blues all over it
Playing well for a bit and then sleeping is a West Coast trademark! :(
 

caspian

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Preview looks significantly more exciting than how the game will be I reckon. Eagles to pull ahead in the 1st quarter (5 goals to 2) and then win a snooze fest by 17 points. Everyone on this board annoyed because Brisbane get their percentage closer to ours. That's my tip
 

woosha24

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If Sheed flew then I cant see how he's "in doubt". So close to finals we surely would have given him the cotton wool treatment and a week off like we are with Dug/ Cripps. No need to be playing funny buggers with the Blues of all teams.

The closer we get to gameday the more confident im getting. Eagles by 35+. The Blues will start strong but in the second half we'll show em exactly why they arent in Finals contention.
 

EagleEgo

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"Carlton champion and former president Stephen Kernahan said he cries every time he watches Kennedy play in the West Coast Eagles jumper. He is the one that got away for the Navy Blues".

Kernahan refuses to attend this Sunday game in Marvel Stadium because he does not want to be seen crying.
Monday sport headline: Josh Kennedy kicked 10 goals and the Eagles won by 90 points.
 

DRK_13

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Im worried the Carlton kids will over-run us with pace. No doubt Teague is going to emphasize pressure acts in the first quarter into their fresh, young legs, while us Eagles are recovering from an interstate flight.

Our best bet is to come out and slow the game down. Play it on our terms. Move the ball with our keepy-off style, and keep possession in the 1st Q. May even go into quarter time behind, but we make our move around 3/4 time and run home from there.

Eagles by 27
 

ConcreteWaters

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"Carlton champion and former president Stephen Kernahan said he cries every time he watches Kennedy play in the West Coast Eagles jumper. He is the one that got away for the Navy Blues".

Kernahan refuses to attend this Sunday game in Marvel Stadium because he does not want to be seen crying.
Monday sport headline: Josh Kennedy kicked 10 goals and the Eagles won by 90 points.
Ha, more like the one they gave away. He does realise they actively threw him on the trade table doesn't he?
 

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