Review Positives and Negatives vs Adelaide - Round 5 2020

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Cesoir

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Negatives - GAME DAY THREAD - I've been posting here for nearly a decade now, there's been ups and downs but the current state of this board is on full display in that thread. I can see why some great posters have walked away from this place. Hysterical, venemous vitriol - calling the club to be shut down, homophobic slurs, Jlo is the new Drum - sack him, every fringe-player is lowlife, disinterested scum etc etc.
Yep, could not agree more. I just stay away from the game day thread now - it seems some people think it is their right as a supporter to slag off everyone and everything about the club in the game day thread and blame it on the emotion of the moment. Then those same people bag out our players if they ever show any ill disciple such as Hogan did on the weekend.

I find life far more enjoyable if I watch the game without going anywhere near Big Footy!
 

Sully90

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Negatives - GAME DAY THREAD - I've been posting here for nearly a decade now, there's been ups and downs but the current state of this board is on full display in that thread. I can see why some great posters have walked away from this place. Hysterical, venemous vitriol - calling the club to be shut down, homophobic slurs, Jlo is the new Drum - sack him, every fringe-player is lowlife, disinterested scum etc etc.
Well said, especially when we were ahead all game.
 

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Sully90

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I don't get on many game day threads but people need to chill. Anyone ever been to a game and yelled out in frustration when a player fouls it up or an umpire makes a howler? Yes? Well the gameday thread is the keyboard equivalent. Stop reading it if you think it's toxic
Some of the things that people were saying on the match day thread, if they shouted that out in the seat next to me at a game, or if we were watching it at a pub, I would 100% tell them to chill out.
 

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I don't get on many game day threads but people need to chill. Anyone ever been to a game and yelled out in frustration when a player fouls it up or an umpire makes a howler? Yes? Well the gameday thread is the keyboard equivalent. Stop reading it if you think it's toxic
While I agree that some people on BigFooty need to chill the fu** out, there is a big difference between yelling something in the heat of the moment at the game and taking the time to type it out on here.
 

Yeti

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I don't get on many game day threads but people need to chill. Anyone ever been to a game and yelled out in frustration when a player fouls it up or an umpire makes a howler? Yes? Well the gameday thread is the keyboard equivalent. Stop reading it if you think it's toxic
I think that's the point. I don't bother eith game day threads anymore because that's all it seems to be.
 

BlueE

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If Conca and Banfield were good enough as midfielders they would play there. If Pina and Watson and Duman were better at half back then they would play there.
What about DeBoer and Crozier?? We get rid of them and they find an important role at other clubs. Sometimes it's not about being "good enough".

I'll go in and bat for Banfield who has a role as a midfield beast and great stopper but hasn't been used to shut down players since his debut year in 2018. Only 22 and he could have won a couple of games for us in this role this year and last.

I say we need him and should be promoting him instead of Conca or Colyla and I'd be trying to get games into Fredericks instead of Duman. Disappointed with that decision.
 
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CapitalA

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If Conca and Banfield were good enough as midfielders they would play there. If Pina and Watson and Duman were better at half back then they would play there.
Exactly what I am saying we already have good midfielders so I think we should prioritise good KPP's in a draft with good KPP's rather than another midfielder to throw on the pile.
I still think Valente will be a good player for us who hasn't even got a game yet.
 

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I don't get on many game day threads but people need to chill. Anyone ever been to a game and yelled out in frustration when a player fouls it up or an umpire makes a howler? Yes? Well the gameday thread is the keyboard equivalent. Stop reading it if you think it's toxic
Granted, but some of the posts on the weekend were particularly noxious. As a forum I think we can do far better than resorting to homophobic slurs and calls to sack the coach after 5 games, particularly given that it's highly likely at least a few of the players browse bigfooty from time to time.

It's not a good reflection on all of us and tbh emotion is a pretty flimsy excuse.
 

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What about DeBoer and Crozier?? We get rid of them and they find an important role at other clubs. Sometimes it's not about being "good enough".

I'll go in and bat for Banfield who has a role as a midfield beast and great stopper but hasn't been used to shut down players since his debut year in 2008. Only 22 and he could have won a couple of games for us in this role this year and last.

I say we need him and should be promoting him instead of Conca or Colyla and I'd be trying to get games into Fredericks instead of Duman. Disappointed with that decision.
Banfield's been around longer than i thought ;)
 

Bring back Drum

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I can guarantee you some do, and some family of players. I had a PM from one guy thanking me for defending his nephew against some real vitriol. Josh Deluca's brother was a regular. This is a public forum.
I’m sure they google their name from time to time. BF would definitely come up.
 

Dockeroo

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There is no doubt some players are reading these forums. Or at the very least close family members. I think most posters have a balanced enough view and aren’t personal in their criticisms. They are professional players though and so public scrutiny is part of the gig. Facebook and Twitter would be far worse.
 

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If I was a player, I probably would. I would be more interested in what the fans thought than the morons in the media.
You’d be better off talking to fans or following some trusted ones on twitter etc than a forum site with usernames and the anonymity if that was your motivation but I doubt any players have that interest anyway.
 

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What about DeBoer and Crozier?? We get rid of them and they find an important role at other clubs. Sometimes it's not about being "good enough".

I'll go in and bat for Banfield who has a role as a midfield beast and great stopper but hasn't been used to shut down players since his debut year in 2008. Only 22 and he could have won a couple of games for us in this role this year and last.

I say we need him and should be promoting him instead of Conca or Colyla and I'd be trying to get games into Fredericks instead of Duman. Disappointed with that decision.
In a rebuild Banfield needs to be more than a stopper. The big plus for him is attitude and in that he reminds me of deBoer. I’d prefer to debut Valente than put Banfield in the middle.

I haven’t been vocal about it but I think Conca is important to us. And I also like the way Duman is developing. The gnashing of teeth over Duman and Hughes is ridiculous especially in the context of our only KPD being Logue who hasn’t played 30 games yet.

I don’t really think Fredericks is a realistic option for Duman when we are undersized in defence. For Colyer, sure he’d be an option.
 

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Conca did a good job on Sexton and was an important part of a good team defensive effort against Adelaide, until he got injured.It's just his disposal sometimes that's a bit concerning and the indecision that seems to cause.
 

freologic

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Players and family members very much do read all of this. If you know you/your family member is a constant target then you’ll go seeking for validation that not everyone thinks so. Unfortunately on here, that can be very hard to find as a lot of people love to jump on the same bandwagon and hate on the same player. Remember, most of these young men were kids with a dream to play afl their whole lives before they were drafted. Professional footballer or not, they are still that young kid. So a comment that might not mean a lot to you would be a lot more meaningful to someone who has watched that kid finally get there only to have all of the fans of their team say they are hopeless, have no future, don’t deserve to be playing afl footy etc.
Sure, reading this stuff is probably a bit masochistic, but it’s pretty hard to ignore boards of people constantly hating on your family member.
 

Fat Nyfe

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This whole generation of players grew up in the social media age, you're kidding yourself if you don't think a fair amount of them and family members would regular sites like facebook, twitter, reddit, bigfooty. This isn't some small underground discussion group, it's the biggest AFL forum on the web.
It's easy to say 'just don't read it' from the outside, but I think most people in their shoes would want to know what fans think about them.
 

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