Game Day Rd 9: West Coast vs Melbourne - Who Would Have Thought The Sequel...

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Breva_

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Wow, what a ride this thread was. The game just as much.
Players not pulling the trigger kills us, we look so much better getting the ball into the 50 when it’s instinctive.
Still good last quarter, bank the win & move onto the melts next week.
 

Luuuc

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There are 2 ways to crush a team's spirit
1. You blow them away from the start and spend the whole game pounding them further into the ground
2. You arrogantly steal the points from them after being outplayed all game and giving them every reason to think they should have won

I really enjoy it when Melbourne visits Optus
 

danster168

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we have 10 of our best 22 out, and of the remaining 12 best 22 players, most of them are out of form. so to go to Perth which is notorious for biased umpiring and have the game for the taking was a credit.
 

shooshka

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Duggan dropped him in the prelim last year. Was beautiful.
There is no doubt Gawn was getting lippy all night. He's a great player, but teams earn the right to show arrogance, not individuals.

Now, Vardy basically did the same back to him. Was a bit of a cheap shot but it was probably the only win he had all night (of course it wasn't even him). Then again, he was part of a team that has earned the right to show a little arrogance (remembering that humility will also serve them well).

Willie on the other hand was classic. Could argue his influence on the game wasn't overly far from Gawns, (albeit only 9 touches). 2 goals in a tight game were huge.

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Tugga27

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we have 10 of our best 22 out, and of the remaining 12 best 22 players, most of them are out of form. so to go to Perth which is notorious for biased umpiring and have the game for the taking was a credit.
You keep telling yourself that.

You're 3-6 after being one of the favourites for the flag.

You should have more sense to come on here and start making excuses.
Winners are grinners.
 

WestCoast05

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we have 10 of our best 22 out, and of the remaining 12 best 22 players, most of them are out of form. so to go to Perth which is notorious for biased umpiring and have the game for the taking was a credit.
We won a premiership last year
 

Brer Bear

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we have 10 of our best 22 out, and of the remaining 12 best 22 players, most of them are out of form. so to go to Perth which is notorious for biased umpiring and have the game for the taking was a credit.
Why didnt you have a live feed going into fed square? Worked well for you last time lol maybe next time your vicco floggo media will come up with a better plan to stop those nasty eagles hey
 

triplegee

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Without Hurn in that first quarter, we would have been blown off the park & potentially out of reach - his was a game-saving first quarter. His last arguably the same.

His lack of quick-fire, attacking balls strikes me as an instruction from the coaches - they feel either we don't have the leg speed yet or no point in playing our hand too early. That's also contributing to making our forward line look unstructured and clumsy. We're basically building to a second half of the season that could be quite something to behold.

Yeo was massive from the 2nd onward and clearly decided he wasn't going to tolerate what was going on around him - both from his mates and the opposition. Loved seeing him bring the mongrel and basically drag our team along with him.

In terms of impact on the result, I'd give it marginally to Hurn as anything that happened after quarter time wouldn't have mattered without his first quarter.
 

aflfootyfanatic

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Great win last night eagles, clearly you weren’t playing as well as you’d have liked, against an opponent that was up for the fight, and two men down it was a brilliant performance to claw your way back into it.
Glad to see a Richmond fan giving us credit,

If only Freo supporters were like that.
 

boondy

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we have 10 of our best 22 out, and of the remaining 12 best 22 players, most of them are out of form. so to go to Perth which is notorious for biased umpiring and have the game for the taking was a credit.
You have the best list for sure but as mentioned earlier seasons of failure and tanking does that for a club , you will get accolades around here for the good 3/4 your team put in . Go whinge on your own board how your flag favourite team better get a wriggle on cos this is your year .You may win a premiership from 8th . You do as you say have the cattle .
 

ChampRevesby

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Gawn is on the of the best rucks in the league, he may be a little soft but a great footballer, not sure why people are having a go at him.
 

ziad

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we have 10 of our best 22 out, and of the remaining 12 best 22 players, most of them are out of form. so to go to Perth which is notorious for biased umpiring and have the game for the taking was a credit.
the scott school of whinging. perhaps thats the culture built on tanking that drags you down
 

boondy

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Gawn is on the of the best rucks in the league, he may be a little soft but a great footballer, not sure why people are having a go at him.
Did you see him whinging to the umpire because Vardy and a few others jeered him . So you just said he was soft you just in your own description had a go at him which is exactly what a few others have said adding the whinge to the umps part , apart from that what you say is true ,he can be a great footballer most days .
 
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