Preview Round 13: Blues vs the Bye. Mid-season review.

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Just Kreuzing

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Just been reading the Bye Board’s selection thread.... some of their ITK posters seem to think they will get their Captain (Bye Bye) back from injury......

They will also debut their 1st round highly touted father/son recruit SOB (Son of Bye)....which will just about have them at full strength.

This won’t be easy, they seem pretty confident of knocking us off, we will need to be at our best....
 

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So this thread is ahead in posts in comparison to the Giants board preview thread for this week and probably past the Suns thread soon enough as well. Pretty funny.

As JK said Bye-Bye is back but their mid Bi-Bye (mums maiden name was kept, poor kid) was struck with injury today. Always struggle to distinguish myself which player is bye-bye and bi-bye when listening to radio coverage but will get there one day. The Bye by 3 pts in a nail biter for mine, we need a win here
 

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So this thread is ahead in posts in comparison to the Giants board preview thread for this week and probably past the Suns thread soon enough as well. Pretty funny.

As JK said Bye-Bye is back but their mid Bi-Bye (mums maiden name was kept, poor kid) was struck with injury today. Always struggle to distinguish myself which player is bye-bye and bi-bye when listening to radio coverage but will get there one day. The Bye by 3 pts in a nail biter for mine, we need a win here
Is Bi-Bye the son of their triple premiership player Lay-Bye ??
Was a great ruckman back in the 70’s.....
 

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Unlike everyone else, I'm up and about this week. Reckon we'll smash the bye. Biggest win in club history.

Sadly, the week after, it will be back to the status quo.
 

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Out: Murphy, Mckay (concussion), Newman(concussion), Cripps (rested), Pitonett
In: LOB, Plowman, Casboult, Honey, Kemp

With the turmoil proceeding the shellacking against the Eagles WAFL side this is make or break for Teague's men. Another listless performance, leaking of goals does not bode well for the future direction for the team. I anticipate the group will take the Bye head on... some will likely stay in NSW and take on a few bars, nightclubs, whilst others will resort to coming back into lockdown and hiding from all the media scrutiny.

If all goes to plan, the team might actually discover how Teague wants us to play, and use this as preparation for their GWS encounter.

Sadly, I think factions will grow within the playing group, coaches, board, support and the faceless people behind the scenes.

Carlton to lose by a lot!
Everyone is now in protect thy self mode. One wonders what Harry and Walsh must be making of all this.

One thing that did come out of the W/Coast debacle was to highlight how strong DeKoning & Pittonet were in the square taking marks. I would love to see DEK playing C/H/F moving around up the ground. He is an exceptional athlete, mobile, great hands and he would bring a lot of players into the game. Not sure playing him in the Ruck is utilizing him. Pittonet can do the bullocking work. People need to remember ruckmen take longer to get their game right. Pittonet has to be taught to run back into defense and get forward when he can as he can create havoc with his size and marking. He needs to develop a huge engine, like Gawn did. There is only one way to do it....Hard work. He has to sacrifice some of his off-season and get a personal coach to help him.
 

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Honestly us fans needs this bye more than everyone
So this.
Last game was second game in my life I said, I'm not watching beyond half time and torture myself because I can see how ******* stupid our defense was that I was not going to subject myself to any more torture seeing what this dumb coaching group had lead our team to doing in backline.
First 3 goals of game showed absolutely nothing different from coaching staff had been learned from week before.
Hoping the bye at least sees another coach go to put my mind at ease a bit more that I will not see the exact same insanity again go on next game.
 
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So this.
Last game was second game in my life I said, I'm not watching beyond half time and torture myself because I can see how ******* stupid our defense was that I was not going to subject myself to any more torture seeing what this dumb coaching group had lead our team to doing in backline.
First 3 goals of game showed absolutely nothing different from coaching staff had been learned from week before.
Hoping the bye at least sees another coach go to put my mind at ease a bit more that I will not see the exact same insanity again go on next game.
Owies, Pittonet, Dekonning all missed straight forward goals. Kick them the game takes a different complextion. It was the same against the Dogs. Missed a lot of easy shots and eventually came back to bite us on the backside.
 

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We’ve started well against the bye. Strong form shown in the first quarter with the initiation of the review and Barker leaving. If we continue this form we’ll have a big victory. If things continue as they have usually proceeded this year, then the bye will overrun us which will either come in the form of $hit injuries occurring over the next week or so, or some other adverse news.
 

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It's Bye week every week for the team that plays us. After the 3/4 time break the opposition says bye bye......

game over.
 

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Watching the Swans Hawks game, and pondering why our blokes can't apply manic pressure on the opposition all game, the Swans beaten by a far inferior list ..all due to game plan, structure and mindset. where can we get some of that ?
Clarkson is a gun coach, they're all playing for him. That team will be back sooner rather than later. Imo the swans are just a young team too and they're inconsistent due to that and had a down game.
 

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