AFLW NMFC AFLW [Season 2021]

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DEVO

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Emma King and GJ big problems in that team. If King doesn’t mark she’s out of the contest and KGJ is as slow as treacle and has no awareness.

The really missed Brit Gibson this year. She was the rock of that defence.
Gibson and Elisha King.

King’s speed and defensive pressure in our forward 50 was sorely missed. As for Gibson, she is more mobile than most realise and she is one of the better kicks in the team.
 

DEVO

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Can confirm. As a Cleveland Browns fan in the NFL, I've seen both repeatedly. At least the regular season shellacking you see coming pretty early on and know it's coming and can prepare for it. The fall is gradual, you just don't know when it's going to end. It's like slipping and rolling backward down a hill.

The late season loss is an absolute suckerpunch that takes months to recover from. It's walking through a dark room, whacking your shin on a coffee table, causing you to go face-first into the ground, and finally shitting yourself upon landing.
Falcons fan here. I also know the feeling of watching your team being overrun in the last. That deflated feeling of excitement turning to despair and disappointment hurts more than anything. And it stays with you a long long time.
 

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DarwinRoo

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The Elisha King thing is a bit of stuff up.

Replaced her on the list but didn’t play the replacement at all and couldn’t play her even though she was fit.

Who made the decision to write off her whole year weeks before the season started?
 

Gumble Frankieton

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Jul 3, 2007
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I’ve posted this before but I really feel our team as it is set up would be perfect for 2019 (and even 2020) but just lacks the run and carry and a mobile tall or two to be a top side this year. Watching the game live today just reinforces that feeling.
Can’t fault the effort and the spirit though. Grace Campbell in particular is just a ripper to watch. Bannister seems to be the AFLW version of Zurhaar this season, kicked a goal with her only possession for the game.
 

the Ziebull

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KGJ needs to do something to improve her speed and mobility - might be to lean down

pace overall is a worry thankfully we get elisha king back who will add to that

We also get access to draft Perri king with a late pick who is a speedy mid from tassie
 

Caracas

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Easy to blow the siren whenever you want when the countdown clock is turned off
In fairness, we could be still playing that last quarter and we wouldn’t have managed a forward 50 entry, I’m afraid. We shot our bolt in the first 2 minutes of the fourth. We were swarming all over them. If we’d scored at that stage there would have been no way back for the Pies. Unfortunately, we let them slip out of the noose and they ran over the top of us. If you’d told me before the game that Saad would play that well, I would have put my house on us.


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Bluish

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The consistent umpiring shafting is far beyond what could be considered ‘rub of the green’ - there is a clear as day directive to not let North be successful from the powers that be. This is not tin foil hat stuff - it is evident to anyone who has watched the games. I feel as though in the AFLW, the relative lack of scrutiny means they think they can get away with the fixing, in a way which would not fly in the AFL (although 2015 prelim suggests different).

The other layer to this is the two AFLW games where we weren’t shafted were the two home games in Tassie.

fu** everyone else, go on and win the whole thing girls.
^What I said last week. Today just reinforced it. There is no way anyone could possibly say, that when the game was in the balance in the last quarter, that the two sides were treated fairly by the umpires. That’s not to absolve our girls of costly errors or lack of effort - but it was not a level playing field today, and by and large has not been for our girls all season. On one side of the spectrum, perhaps it’s the umpires falling into the ‘evil North AFLW twisting the rules to create a super team’ bullshit narrative. On the other end, it is part of a flat out directive from the AFL to prevent us having any form of success. I fear if it is the latter, that the club is too bent over a barrel to do anything about it.
 

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DEVO

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KGJ needs to do something to improve her speed and mobility - might be to lean down

pace overall is a worry thankfully we get elisha king back who will add to that

We also get access to draft Perri king with a late pick who is a speedy mid from tassie
I think we should try and trade her for draft picks or delist her.
 

Dan

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Mar 21, 2010
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Based on last year....GF appearance would be the pass mark for 2021.

Disappointing to bow out this way given how dominate they were last year and couldn't quite replicate that form again.

Bring on 22.
 

north_lad

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Oct 26, 2003
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Positives for 2021

The emergence of GILLY
Grace Campbell is as hard as a cat's head
Duffin back in the fold improved week on week
The midfield group just keeps on keeping on

Negatives

Sometimes I could swear I was watching the men's side from 2013-2016. The lapses in concentration. The inability to curb a dominant opposition mid. Leaking goals. Darren Crocker. JAYSUS
 

Hearts to hearts

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Based on last year....GF appearance would be the pass mark for 2021.

Disappointing to bow out this way given how dominate they were last year and couldn't quite replicate that form again.

Bring on 22.
Clear-eyed view, we haven’t done well last year or the year before against the top teams. It was great to get that monkey off our backs against Freo last week. Today was a good showing against a team that only fell out of top spot a week ago, and a vastly improvement on our H&A game against them, so I hope the last two weeks give us some belief again heading into next year. The list needs some tweaks, and I wonder if we could scrape enough money together to get a specialist women’s coach again?
 

north_lad

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Clear-eyed view, we haven’t done well last year or the year before against the top teams. It was great to get that monkey off our backs against Freo last week. Today was a good showing against a team that only fell out of top spot a week ago, and a vastly improvement on our H&A game against them, so I hope the last two weeks give us some belief again heading into next year. The list needs some tweaks, and I wonder if we could scrape enough money together to get a specialist women’s coach again?
Men's team are clearly pissing it up against the wall so why not
 

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