Geelong - Too old, too slow?

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The 747

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Dangerfield had already lost his absolute top speed. Now a serious ankle injury, I'd guess he'll spend more time forward this year when he comes back.

I thought it selfish at the time that he didn't injury sub himself. Hearing now that it's a serious injury, it's borderline inexcusable. He was playing on one leg as if him on one leg is better than fresh Jordan Clark on two.

It's ok to be arrogant when you are in the top 5 players in the league. It's going to get old quick when he's not in the top 30 when he returns from the ankle.
Unsure if this is analysis or just disliking Dangerfield :think:
 

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Norm Smith Medallist
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Significance? I don't expect Geelong to move off the bottom of the Frees Against ladder
The Cats beat the Hawks this year because of frees:

Downfield free for Selwood push in the back - since then I have seen it 30 times not paid, and I have seen it paid nonce and never a down field free.

Holding the ball in the F50 in the last quarter a couple of times not paid.

The goal that was called "touched" by Wingaard.


So, add that to the Lions game - that is at least two games the Cat's got away with.

How many frees has the anomaly Selwood got this year?- "chuckle, laugh, chuckle" with Razor before and during every game.


Cat's be on the teat.
 

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Saint

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The Cats beat the Hawks this year because of frees:

Downfield free for Selwood push in the back - since then I have seen it 30 times not paid, and I have seen it paid nonce and never a down field free.

Holding the ball in the F50 in the last quarter a couple of times not paid.

The goal that was called "touched" by Wingaard.


So, add that to the Lions game - that is at least two games the Cat's got away with.

How many frees has the anomaly Selwood got this year?- "chuckle, laugh, chuckle" with Razor before and during every game.


Cat's be on the teat.
Garbage, there were just as many poor frees the other way. The "hold" on Mitch Lewis which resulted in a goal springs to mind.
 

Gavin Excell

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The Cats beat the Hawks this year because of frees:

Downfield free for Selwood push in the back - since then I have seen it 30 times not paid, and I have seen it paid nonce and never a down field free.

Holding the ball in the F50 in the last quarter a couple of times not paid.

The goal that was called "touched" by Wingaard.


So, add that to the Lions game - that is at least two games the Cat's got away with.

How many frees has the anomaly Selwood got this year?- "chuckle, laugh, chuckle" with Razor before and during every game.


Cat's be on the teat.
No
Yet again you guys failed and whined about the umpiring thereafter
 

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Norm Smith Medallist
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Garbage, there were just as many poor frees the other way. The "hold" on Mitch Lewis which resulted in a goal springs to mind.
You mean the free kick that didn't even need to be paid because Dylan Moore played on from advantage and ran into an open goal?

Even if as you claim that wasn't a free, Hawks still win.

"Garbage" is a bit of stretch
 

Partridge

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Dangerfield had already lost his absolute top speed. Now a serious ankle injury, I'd guess he'll spend more time forward this year when he comes back.

I thought it selfish at the time that he didn't injury sub himself. Hearing now that it's a serious injury, it's borderline inexcusable. He was playing on one leg as if him on one leg is better than fresh Jordan Clark on two.

It's ok to be arrogant when you are in the top 5 players in the league. It's going to get old quick when he's not in the top 30 when he returns from the ankle.
He's barely in the top 30 now and it's been like that for a fair while. Was very fortunate to get picked AA in 2019 and should not have been near the team last year, let alone captain. It's been reputation more than reality for quite some time.
 

sobrave

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He's barely in the top 30 now and it's been like that for a fair while. Was very fortunate to get picked AA in 2019 and should not have been near the team last year, let alone captain. It's been reputation more than reality for quite some time.
it was a bit sad the way he was caught on the burst multiple times by anonymous adelaide spuds in rd 1. even worse when he decided to flatline someone immediately after it. not making himself very popular, although i'm sure that won't bother CH 7 and his post footy media career.
 

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The 747

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With Dangerfield out for a couple of months, I just hope Channel 7 don’t waste the opportunity to integrate him into the Friday Night Football coverage ASAP......said absolutely nobody, ever.
Dangerfield is pretty widely disliked by the general football public so I would think that guarantees him a spot on Channel 7
 

Sttew

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With Dangerfield out for a couple of months, I just hope Channel 7 don’t waste the opportunity to integrate him into the Friday Night Football coverage ASAP......said absolutely nobody, ever.
They integrated Nic Nat a few weeks back, and Joel Selwood last week - both were raging successes...not. At least Dangerfield is articulate and doesn't speak in cliches
 

JohnZ

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This is the sort of game we tried to play against Adelaide but couldn't execute. Having Cameron in helps, because it means Hawk can't be triple teamed, and Rohan gets the 3rd/4th defender at best.

Around the ground last week against North we were pretty good, we controlled it, but the forward entries were trash. North were able to score easily from turnovers. We fixed that this week, were able to lock the ball forward more often. Accurate conversion helps too.

Doesn't change how I feel about the team's chances from before the season started, neither did our first 5 games. Should make top 4 and a prelim, hopefully a GF. Our best is good enough, the challenge is to bring it when it counts.
 

Scray89

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This is the sort of game we tried to play against Adelaide but couldn't execute. Having Cameron in helps, because it means Hawk can't be triple teamed, and Rohan gets the 3rd/4th defender at best.

Around the ground last week against North we were pretty good, we controlled it, but the forward entries were trash. North were able to score easily from turnovers. We fixed that this week, were able to lock the ball forward more often. Accurate conversion helps too.

Doesn't change how I feel about the team's chances from before the season started, neither did our first 5 games. Should make top 4 and a prelim, hopefully a GF. Our best is good enough, the challenge is to bring it when it counts.
Nah.
 

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