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Stabby McGee

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Stats and facts say otherwise. You can call the situation as it currently is an anomaly but that doesn't change the fact that as the season stands, they are not the best team in the comp. Again, they are second on the ladder losing all but 1 game against top 8 teams. With a forward line that is stuttering.

The #1 pressure team in the comp last year (the game plan that won them the GF) is now 2nd last if I heard correctly yesterday. They are nothing like the team they were last year. And yet you want to continue to call the last few weeks an anomaly.
We aren't close to last year. Why that is I don't know, but we should be much better. I think we are both lazy and arrogant. There is a lot of expecting things to happen, rather than making them happen, but it's the middle of June, and as a Richmond fella you of all people should know that a bad run before the thaw sets in can mean nothing during the spring.
 

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Intriguing, not ready to judge the Dees yet, but not surprising if they came back to the pack this year, last year was a huge change to the structure of the game with STAND coming in, teams have now had a preseason to adjust their gamestyles to the new paradigm, adjust their lists also.

I fully expected significant reordering of last years finishing positions based on that, Dees being less dominant could just be part of that.
 

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it's a fair call. Steven May is our most important player. All-Australian full back. He hasnt played in any of our losses. Bit its not just him. Petty, Gawn were banged up yday and petracca is playing through injury. Tom McDonald out also
So welcome to the real world of having to carry some injuries.
 

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How can Melbourne be stopped ?

Well Melksham stopped May recognizing June but broke both his hands in the process , May face not in any condition to sink piss and verbally destroy any other team mates so that settles the dinner tab .

Jackson Harmes that Petty Hunt by pulling the cold Lever on the Brown Brothers whilst Big Ben was scrubbing the Sparrow for Mitch .
They rotate this week to week which is just so team and super brown .

What an icy shock to the system and it got all slippery dippery pileups real quick . What a scene and in the chaos a little birdy ended up with a broken beak
However , the long and most careful approach from Ben probably positioned the wings to safety for young Tom .

Wow , you couldn't pickett ... what a Turner events to have 5 players badly injured in 1 cubicle .... the other 3 are all bent well out of shape and who knows how they will pull up .

Tell ya what lucky Baker took the loaf out the Fritsch just in time otherwise it would have been an absolute Mother Petracca in shower six ... especially with Oliver charging back for seconds .

Oh yeah , Gawn bounced for a bit cause s**t be getting weird and he doesn't want to do a cartwheel with a lit durrie at the first ball up so coach can cover the spread .

Anyways lets hope Bedford doesn't put his truck into any Rivers cauae it be thin at selection this week .

On a positive Jack Viney is 100%

always exciting at demonland ... so yeah , get a dog up ya and that's a wrap .
 

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"Give Steven May a drink" turns out to be the correct answer...
 

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We aren't close to last year. Why that is I don't know, but we should be much better. I think we are both lazy and arrogant. There is a lot of expecting things to happen, rather than making them happen, but it's the middle of June, and as a Richmond fella you of all people should know that a bad run before the thaw sets in can mean nothing during the spring.

Absolutely. As I stated numerous times, it's obvious both to the eye and stats wise that Melbourne is not the team you were in September '21.

And as I've also pointed out, who gives a sh1t. It's mid point of the season, the Dees are second playing inconsistent football with a stack of improvement in them. Now the attitude problem can be fixed...if the players want it enough. The #1 pressure team from last year is 2nd last. That can be fixed but it's been a huge factor.

The 2nd problem being the forward line is harder to fix. You need either Brown or Weideman to stand up. You don't necessarily need them to kick a lot of goals but you do need them to being taking marks. I have very little confidence that they can do so but then again, Brown surprised me in the back end of last year. So it is possible.

The coaching staff will have earnt their pay this year if they can turn it around.
 

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Absolutely. As I stated numerous times, it's obvious both to the eye and stats wise that Melbourne is not the team you were in September '21.

And as I've also pointed out, who gives a sh1t. It's mid point of the season, the Dees are second playing inconsistent football with a stack of improvement in them. Now the attitude problem can be fixed...if the players want it enough. The #1 pressure team from last year is 2nd last. That can be fixed but it's been a huge factor.

The 2nd problem being the forward line is harder to fix. You need either Brown or Weideman to stand up. You don't necessarily need them to kick a lot of goals but you do need them to being taking marks. I have very little confidence that they can do so but then again, Brown surprised me in the back end of last year. So it is possible.

The coaching staff will have earnt their pay this year if they can turn it around.
I think they go hand in hand, if we were to get our pressure game right back up, create more turnovers in dangerous positions it will create much better looks for the forwards and more goals will come from others too. At the moment the entries are from slow ball movement and getting sat on the forwards head with 2-3 talls to beat, the opposition defence have had it easy recently and are killing us. Still time to correct, but not that much time and it won’t be easy.
 

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How can Melbourne be stopped ?

Well Melksham stopped May recognizing June but broke both his hands in the process , May face not in any condition to sink piss and verbally destroy any other team mates so that settles the dinner tab .

Jackson Harmes that Petty Hunt by pulling the cold Lever on the Brown Brothers whilst Big Ben was scrubbing the Sparrow for Mitch .
They rotate this week to week which is just so team and super brown .

What an icy shock to the system and it got all slippery dippery pileups real quick . What a scene and in the chaos a little birdy ended up with a broken beak
However , the long and most careful approach from Ben probably positioned the wings to safety for young Tom .

Wow , you couldn't pickett ... what a Turner events to have 5 players badly injured in 1 cubicle .... the other 3 are all bent well out of shape and who knows how they will pull up .

Tell ya what lucky Baker took the loaf out the Fritsch just in time otherwise it would have been an absolute Mother Petracca in shower six ... especially with Oliver charging back for seconds .

Oh yeah , Gawn bounced for a bit cause s**t be getting weird and he doesn't want to do a cartwheel with a lit durrie at the first ball up so coach can cover the spread .

Anyways lets hope Bedford doesn't put his truck into any Rivers cauae it be thin at selection this week .

On a positive Jack Viney is 100%

always exciting at demonland ... so yeah , get a dog up ya and that's a wrap .
Can you never post again please
 

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We seemingly have the answer to this threat title: Take away Steven May.
 

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