MFC Fans Only Non-MFC related footy chat- Lets try again Shall we(2021)

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schmuttt

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NicNat has always been like this. He’s an exceptional tap ruck who is also excellent with his second and third efforts. Doesn’t offer much after that.
 

stEdy

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Symptomatic of the modern eagles in a lot of ways.

Looks fantastic at home, when they're comfortable and everything is working, but falls apart pretty quickly.

He's undeniably the best tap ruckman, but 60% game time trotting around the centre square and not offering a marking target isn't very sustainable from a team perspective.
 

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schmuttt

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which would be ok if he could play more than 60% of the game time
Oh yeah agree completely. Guy is unfit and has no accountability.

St Kilda being trash is also great. Some real false dawn stuff going on there.
I like the saints, feel bad for them. Their list is pretty f’ed.
 

Dory_77

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I like the saints, feel bad for them. Their list is pretty f’ed.
I also have a soft spot for them. My Mrs goes for them (half-heartedly).
They put a looot of eggs in the trade-ins basket, which kinda worked last year but is unraveling pretty quickly now. They seem cooked mentally I think, gonna be hard to get back that confidence they had last year. Dropping their heads real quickly once things go a bit bad.
 

A11dAtP0w3R

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They just really got under my skin this past week, so I’d love the chance to stick it to them. Very full of themselves.
Absolutely, I mean I cant stand Essendon or Adelaide supporters, but they are nothing compared to Eagles supporters who's arrogance knows no bounds.

Playing them in an empty stadium right now without their feral supporters to sway he umps would be pretty sweet.
 

stEdy

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Problem with the Saints is they got the bounce in form that traded in players seem to regularly show trying to make a good impression at the new club: Ryder, Jones, Howard, Butler all played well above themselves. Hill gave them something on the wing despite his price tag. Steele emerged as the gun mid they needed and their young guns all took a step forward: Clark, Coffield, Paton, Marshall, King.

These trade in players have either been injured or reverted back to their previous form lines. They were incredibly reliant on Ryder and Marshall clunking grabs down the line for them last year and both have been injured/missing.

Confidence is completely shot and the role players have dropped off. A lot of injuries, too.

They'll turn it around at some point but they're looking abysmal so far. Lack of on field leadership a problem, too.
 

A11dAtP0w3R

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Problem with the Saints is they got the bounce in form that traded in players seem to regularly show trying to make a good impression at the new club: Ryder, Jones, Howard, Butler all played well above themselves. Hill gave them something on the wing despite his price tag. Steele emerged as the gun mid they needed and their young guns all took a step forward: Clark, Coffield, Paton, Marshall, King.

These trade in players have either been injured or reverted back to their previous form lines. They were incredibly reliant on Ryder and Marshall clunking grabs down the line for them last year and both have been injured/missing.

Confidence is completely shot and the role players have dropped off. A lot of injuries, too.

They'll turn it around at some point but they're looking abysmal so far. Lack of on field leadership a problem, too.
Yea that was Montagna's theory last night too. Makes sense. Too many discards playing for themselves. Haven't grown with each other. When the sh*t hits the fan they aren't as tight as other clubs who have built through the draft heavily.
 

Bluelegs

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Problem with the Saints is they got the bounce in form that traded in players seem to regularly show trying to make a good impression at the new club: Ryder, Jones, Howard, Butler all played well above themselves. Hill gave them something on the wing despite his price tag. Steele emerged as the gun mid they needed and their young guns all took a step forward: Clark, Coffield, Paton, Marshall, King.

These trade in players have either been injured or reverted back to their previous form lines. They were incredibly reliant on Ryder and Marshall clunking grabs down the line for them last year and both have been injured/missing.

Confidence is completely shot and the role players have dropped off. A lot of injuries, too.

They'll turn it around at some point but they're looking abysmal so far. Lack of on field leadership a problem, too.
There was a moment last week where Shai Bolton took a mark back with the flight which would have been courageous except about 5 Saints players just stood there and watched him take it.

That moment showed me just how far away they are. When the connection between the players is so bad that no one knows when it's their turn to go you're stuffed.
 

Dory_77

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There was a moment last week where Shai Bolton took a mark back with the flight which would have been courageous except about 5 Saints players just stood there and watched him take it.

That moment showed me just how far away they are. When the connection between the players is so bad that no one knows when it's their turn to go you're stuffed.
It was similar in the Essendon game where they were flogged. Blokes just gave up and no one seemed to be in sync. Some junktime goals kept that below 100 but they looked like us under Neeld at times with how the Bombers could walk it end to end.
 

Topkent

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I actually think one area the game needs to improve is full time goal kicking coaches. When you get an 18 year old key forward he should be working with a goal kick coach for 5 years.

It's crazy that someone like Matthew Lloyd doesn't get phone calls from clubs to be working full time. Probably the best kick of a footy at goal since Lockett
 

LeverPuller

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I actually think one area the game needs to improve is full time goal kicking coaches. When you get an 18 year old key forward he should be working with a goal kick coach for 5 years.

It's crazy that someone like Matthew Lloyd doesn't get phone calls from clubs to be working full time. Probably the best kick of a footy at goal since Lockett
Think soft cap and cuts have hurt that immensely. I know Sav was doing it for a while at Carlton.
 

Meds

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There was a moment last week where Shai Bolton took a mark back with the flight which would have been courageous except about 5 Saints players just stood there and watched him take it.

That moment showed me just how far away they are. When the connection between the players is so bad that no one knows when it's their turn to go you're stuffed.
:100:
People get annoyed when Lever/May spoil each other but I'd take that every day of the week over neither of them going and the oppo getting easy uncontested marks
 

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