Preview Round 20 - Lions vs the Hawks, 2:10pm, Sunday Aug 1 @ UTAS Stadium, Launceston (at the moment)

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lioninthesand

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What announcement though? Despite what was being said publicly (as KB says, lying is the first language of the AFL), everyone already knew he wasn't coaching next year. Today was embarrassing (despite the best bullshit spin put on by Clarko, Sam & Kennett), and essentially just a public confirmation of what most thought was going to happen.

So what are they 'getting up' for? What's inspiring the team? The fact this is Clarko's fourth last time as coach for the Hawks?
I think this would have been a fairly emotional week and today would have been a massive pressure valve release.

Mitchell said they have the rest of the season to honour Clarko.

There is defs be a reason for them to play well.

If we were going along nicely, I wouldn't be worried - but given our terrible form, plus Launceston plus the unknown of what today's announcement will do - I think there's enough there to be worried about.
 

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So pleased Cocky has been named. Absolutely loved him at Geelong and was so sorry he never could get his body right. You fixed Linc, another favourite of mine, so here's hoping that Nakia goes on to have a stellar career with you. I'm cancelling everything to watch this game.
 

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Why? why would I not be realistic and analytical about where we are at?

I am bullish medium to long term, 5 weeks ago I had us flag faves.

Why, given our very inconsistent (sometimes horrible) form lately and injuries would I be blindly optimistic on a forum where we are supposed to discuss our chances in depth?

Our best wins it tomorrow by 5 goals, but we are struggling to deliver our best - hopefully, we click and put in a strong road performance.
 

Nunez

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Our form was bad but our worst loss was a 5 goal loss to a team who played their very best football of the last two years. As we saw last night, that level of form is very hard to sustain and they got beaten by an average Carlton.

Our losses were average, but getting back to our best from our perceived worst is not a mountain to climb, but a hill to walk. We will be back to our best and I'm confident we'll do it heading into finals.
 

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Anyone know if we flew out yesterday or were schedule to today? If it was today game is in serious doubt.
 

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Anyone know if we flew out yesterday or were schedule to today? If it was today game is in serious doubt.
There were teams from Melbourne flying down to Tassie during their lockdown that has just ended, so can’t see why it shouldn’t go ahead.
But who knows?
 

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Why? why would I not be realistic and analytical about where we are at?

I am bullish medium to long term, 5 weeks ago I had us flag faves.

Why, given our very inconsistent (sometimes horrible) form lately and injuries would I be blindly optimistic on a forum where we are supposed to discuss our chances in depth?

Our best wins it tomorrow by 5 goals, but we are struggling to deliver our best - hopefully, we click and put in a strong road performance.
This is my default attitude at present. We should win but who knows.
 

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There were teams from Melbourne flying down to Tassie during their lockdown that has just ended, so can’t see why it shouldn’t go ahead.
But who knows?
From the article
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Brisbane has been allowed to land in Tasmania on Saturday morning ahead of its clash against Hawthorn in Launceston on Sunday after a short hold-up on the tarmac. That match will go ahead as planned.

 

md20

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Ive been very critical of us the last few weeks but i am more confident this week. I feel like that second half played us into some form, as well as played some individuals into form/gave them a confidence boost.
J. Berry started to find the ball a bit more in that second half and showed glimpses he could be working back to his potential after stringing a few games together.
I honestly wanted Fullarton dropped and never seen again for the rest of the season after the Tigers game but he also showed something in the Suns game and may improve on that performance this week as its another game under his belt.
Neale was quiet last week and its rare that he is down for long so expect him to also add another level this week than to previous.
Im not impressed with the Robertson dropping, but the rest may be good for him. Will also be good to see Cockatoo in action.

30-40 point win for me.
 
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