Unofficial Preview North v St Kilda, round 1, 2020 (42 days to go)

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WesternRoo

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A real challenge imo.

it’s one of those games we need to win to sneak in the 8.

Someone said if we bring our A game we will win. I agree with this and it will give us a good indication where we are at.

I don’t think we will have a round 1 debutant for the first time in a long time.
 

Egga

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It’s a good round 1 match up. Saints will be a mid table side , so we’ll have a good read on where we’re at after the game.

St Kilda is synonymous with softness, so if we bring the intensity of the back end of last year, they’ll be short stepping all over the park.
 

Dirty_11

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Opposition watch:

- Hill standing out already
- Carlisle & Ryder are on individual training programs doing long-distance sprint work away from the main group.
(clearly with Brown & Goldstein in mind)
- Hanneberry & Webster have just resumed running
- King just doing light training
- Jack Steele (knee) and Nick Coffield (shoulder) are recovering from surgery and restricted to non-contact work

- Roughead continually implored the playing group to "don't be last in" to the huddle between drills. At one point, the last four players were "punished" with a piggyback war.


= mental attitude not there at the moment.

We want Ryder fit so Goldy can repeat his 2019 Port game. Ryder is cooked.

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Cool Kangas

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I can’t bare to think about it.

Who do you think is under more pressure? Us or them?

I feel that we are for some reason (even though they stocked up on mature recruits). Maybe that’s just becuase of my vested interest.

But if we are going to be any good, we really should account for the Saints best 22. Especially given there won’t be any “ambushes”.
Us bc we have a terrible record of losing round 1 games.
 

Snake_Baker

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We want Ryder fit so Goldy can repeat his 2019 Port game. Ryder is cooked.
He can still take a mark & kick a goal, and He & Marshall will play forward when not in the ruck.

I suspect Durdin/Daw/McKay will take them when they're forward.
 

MagicalRoos

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Ratten has a decent record for round 1’s. 4-1 while he was coach at the Blues. The one he did lose was his first full year as coach, also the year Judd came over so they had to rejig more than a few things.
 

MagicalRoos

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But they were playing Richmond who were a complete rabble at the time.
That is certainly true. If we take a look at the general start to the season being the first 3 rounds then his win % is 53% over 5 seasons. His trouble seems to be sustaining the group over a whole season. Their last 3 H&A games dropping to a 33% win %.
 

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I played the first 19 seconds and I was falling asleep.

North by 10 goals .........












At quarter time
Then in the second quarter we kick 0.8 points whileThe Saints wrestle back momentum. They kick 5 goals (3 of which are in junk time).

Again in the 3rd we fail to capiltiise in front of the sticks kicking 1.4 to their 4 goals.

At 3 Quarter time there is only 11 points in it. We kick the first 2 goals of the last, then the saints get a run on and kick the last 5 goals of the game rounding out winners by 4 points.

Dan Butler starts his career off in saints colours in good fashion kicking a career best 6 goals.

Brad Scott in his press conference says “we done everything right, but after a long pre-season we ran out of gas in the last half. Credit to the St.Kilda Football Club they really ambushed us in that last quarter....we’ll back the boys to bounce back next week”

Whatever u do Rhys please do not allow this to happen!
 
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Snake_Baker

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This thread is mega delusional. Saints will win it no problems. Still as a fellow shit house club I wish you Roos the best of luck this season after we beat you in Rd 1.
Mate, if you're going to come in here and discuss the match in an intelligent & balanced manner, then by all means contribute.

If your goal is to post infantile crap and squib it under an alt account, then we already have a full quota on this board. Just go away.
 

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