Autopsy Lions get Naught in English Test - Rd 4, 2021

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Norm Smith Medallist
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its just stats. All 1:1 contests are not equal. We bottle the ball up in our F50 by using our defenders to press up really high and if the opposition does manage to get it out, which they occasionally do, its into vast acres of space which makes life very hard for our defenders. At the end of the day, its points against that matters.
Spot on it’s a pity dumbarse Lyon couldnt work that out
 

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Norm Smith Medallist
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A couple of years ago we lost to a pretty dismal Suns outfit partly because they played to a man on man plan which worked well against our system. It set the blueprint for other teams to play against us too.

Danger game for us.
yeah nah

whilst I agree it’s a danger game it won’t be one on one that beats this team it’s not the same as it was back then
 

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Norm Smith Medallist
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Best of 3 at national draft camp (it used to be, anyway).
We still do them during pre-season. There was a story about how Crossy used to get so geed up for it and all the players would watch his run, only for poor Crossy to post the slowest time in the group year on year.

A year or two ago Jong used to just shade Stringer and JJ as our quickest. Ryan Gardner is really quick too.
Yep Gardiners pace is why they persisted with him
 

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Interesting piece of info from Fox Sports.

AFL RULE CONFUSION

The Brisbane Lions were more than a little perturbed by the Western Bulldogs’ team selection on Saturday in Ballarat.

The Lions’ understanding was that the medical substitute must come from the four listed emergencies an hour before the game.

But an hour before the first bounce, emergency Lewis Young parachuted into the 22 and Pat Lipinski was demoted from the team to the medical sub.

Man on the Mark understands Brisbane sought clarity from the AFL, which ticked off on the Bulldogs manoeuvre.

The official wording reads: A medical substitute player will be selected from the emergency players named in the team list, which is lodged with the AFL the day prior to the scheduled match.

Brisbane accepted the league’s verdict but believed the wording should be more clear to avoid any ambiguity.
Think of all the melts it would have prevented
 

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