Opposition Camp Non-Essendon Football Thread XIII

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Re: Alex Keath.

It's weird that such a powerful/dynamic athlete of his size was such a ploddy cricketer. Bowled gentle mediums and didn't look like getting the ball to the boundary let alone over the fence.

If all I had seen was the footballer and someone said he could have been a gun cricketer I'd have been thinking Andre Russell not Andrew McDonald.
Disrespectful to Andy Mac. He was an underrated cricketer, really the perfect FC all rounder, whereas Keath was simply a spud. And as far as his batting goes, his technique was absolutely dreadful, back lift was pointing wide of gully.
 

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Disrespectful to Andy Mac. He was an underrated cricketer, really the perfect FC all rounder, whereas Keath was simply a spud. And as far as his batting goes, his technique was absolutely dreadful, back lift was pointing wide of gully.

And what was McDonald? A gentle medium pacer who could hardly hit the boundary. I didn't say he was a bad cricketer.
 
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All I can say is change.org

Make a petition about the afl and the lack of transparency to the public who pays their ******* salaries.

Force then into accountability
Force them to pay professional umpires
Force gil out the door
Force them to explain some of their crap decisions
Allow supporters to pick decisions not brought up on the media that they want answers to

I reckon 70000 essendon supporters alone who would sign it probably all Richmond too
Only Collingwood Geelong and hawthorn would keep quiet
 

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I have no idea what any of this means.

His side was picked apart by a team with about half the talent.

The MCG is the same dimensions as GWS home ground (from memory that was deliberate for this reason). The Giants' record can be explained by playing powerhouse sides at their home ground (I.e. the MCG) including during an era in which the Giants were babies and otherwise losing games before they became a really good side themselves.

Leon Cameron could not be dumb enough to really believe that his team has a problem at the MCG more so than his side has a problem thinking its way through game.

The whole of the AFL, probably Geelong aside because Scott is just as focused on opponents, is basically at Clarkson's mercy because virtually no team is prepared to or capable of adapting on the day. They "play the way they want to play" instead.
 

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Re: Alex Keath.

It's weird that such a powerful/dynamic athlete of his size was such a ploddy cricketer. Bowled gentle mediums and didn't look like getting the ball to the boundary let alone over the fence.

If all I had seen was the footballer and someone said he could have been a gun cricketer I'd have been thinking Andre Russell not Andrew McDonald.
Weighed a lot less when he played cricket. Hastings on RSN this morning said he was surprised as well as Keath looked like he only weighed 60 Kilos when he played cricket with him.

To be fair to Keath he was caught in AFL/cricket struggle to sign talented youngsters. Cricket Victoria in their rush to keep him in cricket promoted him far earlier than he was ready. Didn’t help him at all.
 
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His side was picked apart by a team with about half the talent.

The MCG is the same dimensions as GWS home ground (from memory that was deliberate for this reason). The Giants' record can be explained by playing powerhouse sides at their home ground (I.e. the MCG) including during an era in which the Giants were babies and otherwise losing games before they became a really good side themselves.

Leon Cameron could not be dumb enough to really believe that his team has a problem at the MCG more so than his side has a problem thinking its way through game.

The whole of the AFL, probably Geelong aside because Scott is just as focused on opponents, is basically at Clarkson's mercy because virtually no team is prepared to or capable of adapting on the day. They "play the way they want to play" instead.
Thanks.
 

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Wonder how a banner similar to this would work with Pendles for our next pies game

‘sticks and stones may break my bones but booing will never hurt me”

Wow can’t believe this was in 1995
24 years later and we're still experiencing it.

Who would've thought
 

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Wow, Tom Boyd retired.
Huge. Citing mental health reasons, saying he "doesn't have the passion anymore".

Mental health is no joke, that really sucks for Tom and the Dogs.

His weird 3am Instagram story of drinking Melbourne Bitter was probably a fair indication of where things were, in hindsight.
 
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Hope you guys don't mind the intrusion. So my local footy team went to the Hanger, chatted with Luke Ball, Dan Richardson etc and watched your mob train. What confused me was that the vibe and skills were awesome, the staff and coaches were very engaging and it just felt like a really good place be and train in. Yet a day later they were torn to pieces by Geelong, and the club looked divided on all fronts. Very confusing from an outsiders point of view.
 

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Hope you guys don't mind the intrusion. So my local footy team went to the Hanger, chatted with Luke Ball, Dan Richardson etc and watched your mob train. What confused me was that the vibe and skills were awesome, the staff and coaches were very engaging and it just felt like a really good place be and train in. Yet a day later they were torn to pieces by Geelong, and the club looked divided on all fronts. Very confusing from an outsiders point of view.
Confusing from an insiders point of view too, don't worry about that
 

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Hope you guys don't mind the intrusion. So my local footy team went to the Hanger, chatted with Luke Ball, Dan Richardson etc and watched your mob train. What confused me was that the vibe and skills were awesome, the staff and coaches were very engaging and it just felt like a really good place be and train in. Yet a day later they were torn to pieces by Geelong, and the club looked divided on all fronts. Very confusing from an outsiders point of view.
You'll find no answers here my friend, only more questions.
 

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Hope you guys don't mind the intrusion. So my local footy team went to the Hanger, chatted with Luke Ball, Dan Richardson etc and watched your mob train. What confused me was that the vibe and skills were awesome, the staff and coaches were very engaging and it just felt like a really good place be and train in. Yet a day later they were torn to pieces by Geelong, and the club looked divided on all fronts. Very confusing from an outsiders point of view.
No pressure see, just a training track. Come gameday & who the hell knows what's going to happen.
 

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Hope you guys don't mind the intrusion. So my local footy team went to the Hanger, chatted with Luke Ball, Dan Richardson etc and watched your mob train. What confused me was that the vibe and skills were awesome, the staff and coaches were very engaging and it just felt like a really good place be and train in. Yet a day later they were torn to pieces by Geelong, and the club looked divided on all fronts. Very confusing from an outsiders point of view.
That's been the word ever since day 1 of this season. Trainings been great, really good vibe but we aren't putting it on field. "Don't worry it will turn" is the vibe we get, yet we are starting to get to a position where the season is nearly half way done and the injuries are starting to mount.

We didn't bank our wins when we had our players and now we are losing them and even if we can turn around our form we might not be a good enough team to win without those injured players. That's when you start having honourable or close losses.

We needed probably 3 wins from this month of footy including the Swans game. We are 0-1 with a blues team growing in confidence, a wounded tigers team that regularly belt us and a Freo team that is defensive enough to give us issues or beat us in a shootout.
 

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Huge. Citing mental health reasons, saying he "doesn't have the passion anymore".

Mental health is no joke, that really sucks for Tom and the Dogs.

His weird 3am Instagram story of drinking Melbourne Bitter was probably a fair indication of where things were, in hindsight.
It's probably been coming for quite awhile.
Hopefully he can get himself right
 
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