General MFC Discussion Part III

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Topkent

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Real picture of Topkent and his date having a romantic evening watching the Dees.

No sh*t watched the Freo game with a girl and sulked the whole way through it almost until near the end. Which is weird because I haven't really cared about footy for a while but this year is different for some reason.
 

Bluelegs

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No sh*t watched the Freo game with a girl and sulked the whole way through it almost until near the end. Which is weird because I haven't really cared about footy for a while but this year is different for some reason.
Yeah I really like footy this year for some reason too. Not sure what it could be.

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dee_mac

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Haha nah tbf even during the Freo game before u knew we were ok I could tell. Might be the crowds being back making me appreciate more.
It's the crowds being back, normal length quarters and normal length season (so far) that has brought back the enjoyment for me. And I was sceptical of the new rule changes (stand rule and reduced interchange) but they have worked a treat - particularly reduced interchange. Good players are on the ground for longer, and the games tend to open up as they go on. I'm sure the dees winning helps too.

Last year was basically the BBL for footy. Shortened games, condensed fixtures etc.For obvious reasons. That combined with no crowds really made it feel like a year long pre-season cup and my interest was gone pretty early. Only watched dees games. Watching a lot more neutral games now and enjoying them.
 

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Ando727

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No sh*t watched the Freo game with a girl and sulked the whole way through it almost until near the end. Which is weird because I haven't really cared about footy for a while but this year is different for some reason.
I hate when you have to watch a game with somebody else who's not into football and try to stay positive about watching it so they don't crack it or leave. You can't swear at the TV because you have to show them you're having fun together. :rolleyes:
 

mrmonkey

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It's the crowds being back, normal length quarters and normal length season (so far) that has brought back the enjoyment for me. And I was sceptical of the new rule changes (stand rule and reduced interchange) but they have worked a treat - particularly reduced interchange. Good players are on the ground for longer, and the games tend to open up as they go on. I'm sure the dees winning helps too.

Last year was basically the BBL for footy. Shortened games, condensed fixtures etc.For obvious reasons. That combined with no crowds really made it feel like a year long pre-season cup and my interest was gone pretty early. Only watched dees games. Watching a lot more neutral games now and enjoying them.
The longer quarters felt like ages at first, but because the footy has been good it's not noticeable any more. Particularly that last quarter vs the hawks.
 

Topkent

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I hate when you have to watch a game with somebody else who's not into football and try to stay positive about watching it so they don't crack it or leave. You can't swear at the TV because you have to show them you're having fun together. :rolleyes:
And footy turns me back into a ******* child sometimes, bloody Brayshaw boots one on the full and I'm punching my couch yelling for fu** sake.
Can't even enjoy the games until late in the last when it's over either
 

Proper Gander

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I hate when you have to watch a game with somebody else who's not into football and try to stay positive about watching it so they don't crack it or leave. You can't swear at the TV because you have to show them you're having fun together. :rolleyes:
I watched a few games while staying with my Mum. In 2019.

It was a horror show. Worse than following the main board GD thread. I swear she is some kind of troll.

“Why do the red and blue players all seem to be close to each other all the time while the other team is spread across the oval?” ... “Your players often drop the ball or crash into each other. Are they meant to catch it?” ... “The man with the long beard seems to be limping” ... “Oh has your team lost now? Chin up, it’s not the end of the world”.

She is very lucky to be alive. Having said that, her analysis was probably slightly superior to BTs
 

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I watched a few games while staying with my Mum. In 2019.

It was a horror show. Worse than following the main board GD thread. I swear she is some kind of troll.

“Why do the red and blue players all seem to be close to each other all the time while the other team is spread across the oval?” ... “Your players often drop the ball or crash into each other. Are they meant to catch it?” ... “The man with the long beard seems to be limping” ... “Oh has your team lost now? Chin up, it’s not the end of the world”.

She is very lucky to be alive. Having said that, her analysis was probably slightly superior to BTs
Wow. I watched the GWS 2019 game with my in-laws. Suicide was on the table at halftime.
 

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I'm just loving that we've got an American adopting the word "mate" in a completely authentic way. :thumbsu:
I love the word. I also follow epl, where it is preeminent. And at some point in the last 12-18 months I just decided it was going to get used with my American friends. They giggled at first. But now everyone uses it.
 

A11dAtP0w3R

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Keen to keep an eye out on how we fair with kickouts tomorrow night. We are massively predictable still (bomb it long to Gawn or Jackson). Feels like something a team like Richmond could exploit. Gawn has been amazing. Not something that will work as often that it has for us vs the very good teams if we continue to do it tho surely.
 

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Just thinking ahead - North play over in this part of the country this weekend, and are due to play us in Hobart next weekend. Right now the Tasmanian state government has classed Perth as a high risk area. From their government website:

"Travellers who have spent time in a high-risk area or premises in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania are not permitted to enter Tasmania, unless approved as an Essential Traveller."

As an essential traveller, they'll still be required to do 14 days of quarantine unless on compassionate grounds, which isn't exactly applicable here.

I'm guessing the Tasmanian government will provide an exemption, as right now the game can't go ahead based on their own rules.

Otherwise we might be rocking up at Marvel for this match instead.
 

Simon_Says

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Any of you guys coming tomorrow
Either choosing between a seat of Level 2A Melb members, Row A, opposite the members Wing.
Or in the MCC level 1 Bay 44 (really close, but not quite at the race) row R.
Anyone else Coming to either? I'll
 

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