Game Day Round 21 V Adelaide. #ToughAsTex

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Yeah i reckon. Sucks how that happens to players, just lose all momentum
I wonder if the back-line being a bit unsettled recently has contributed? Duggan & Cole out, Barrass re-adjusting, Schofield out & in...

Also don't forget the ball spent a lot of time in our defense earlier this year. We've probably upped our forward time since then.
 

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I wonder if the back-line being a bit unsettled recently has contributed? Duggan & Cole out, Barrass re-adjusting, Schofield out & in...

Also don't forget the ball spent a lot of time in our defense earlier this year. We've probably upped our forward time since then.
It’s still a more settled defence than most sides. We have had a pretty stable line up.

The goals per entry is just really worrying
 

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It’s still a more settled defence than most sides. We have had a pretty stable line up.

The goals per entry is just really worrying
Probably starts in the midfield, with probably every team focused on countering our gamestyle. The Crouch Bros and Sloane were pretty good at scything through our midfield with handballs in patches. Creating chaos in our defense with a low, quick ball causes problems. Do we need another small defender?
 

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It’s still a more settled defence than most sides. We have had a pretty stable line up.

The goals per entry is just really worrying
Crows played players behind the ball and attacked off the HBF today . Their structure gave them a much more open forward line . That sort of footy struggles if conditions arent perfect . Crows had great conditions and executed their game plan very well .

Our game works in both dry and wet which we have had to modify this year with all the slippery night games .
 

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Scott Lycett 2018 averages: 20 hit outs, 12 disposals and 2.7 marks

Tom Hickey 2019 averages: 19.5 hitouts, 12 disposals and 3 marks.

One is rated as one of the better ruckmen in the comp, and you’re saying the other one is ‘barely serviceable’
Hickey has been tremendous this year. We would not be equal top without him.
 

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We won, very happy with the win. My old man died this week so it was made just a little bit brighter by the Eagles. AFL really is wonderful like that.

Genuinley just so grateful for little pick me up. Thanks you, you beautiful Eagles.
Sorry to hear that Benji. Thank god the Eagles won for you then.
 

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Yeah cmon fellas JK kicked 7 a few weeks ago. Rumours of his demise are greatly exaggerated.

A pretty meh win, did enough. This is both kinda annoying but a good place to be; I'd be very happy if we cruised the GF by 2 goals...
 

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Wonder when teams will start putting their best defender on Darling instead of Kennedy.

Sucks to see JK battle, but he’s doing his job for the team. Just needs some reward.
Thats the thing - hes too good for a second tall - he will kick a few for sure - and darling will still bob up and get a couple anyway.

And allen will just love it.
 

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We won, very happy with the win. My old man died this week so it was made just a little bit brighter by the Eagles. AFL really is wonderful like that.

Genuinley just so grateful for little pick me up. Thanks you, you beautiful Eagles.
My condolences mate. I’m sure I speak for everyone here when I say we’re all behind you and here for you if you’re doing it tough. We’re family here.
 

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More concerning random guys getting hold of us for multiple goals.

Fogarty: 5
Nic Newman: 4
Fritsch: 4
Mihocek: 4

Might be nothing but sort of annoying.


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Nic newman with 3 hand off bombs from outside 50 . Loose checking from the forward who let him stroll up from HB and kick them. Hardly our defences fault .

Mihocek has kicked 32 goals this year with 4 bags of 4 goals . He is a good player

Fritch switched from a defender to a forward 6 weeks ago and has kicked 13.10 . He is in bloody good form not just against us .

And fogarty will be a star . Reminds me of ricciuto.

You have to give credit where credit is due . We are the premiers players want to turn up and play their best against the best .
 

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Good win against a VERY committed team! Coming into finals i'll take that sort of win over Brissies flogging of GC any day.that was a very bruising game and young Cameron was probably better off being rested.Good decision match committee.
I'm a bit worried about next week as we will have some very sore bodies.
Hickey must lead us into finals whether or not NN is back.He takes a workload that an unfit NN could never carry.Id look at NN primarily as a forward.
Waterman kicked three but didnt impress me at times.His body language/second efforts were ordinary.
Win and win tough!! Look out finals here we come.
 

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Good win against a VERY committed team! Coming into finals i'll take that sort of win over Brissies flogging of GC any day.that was a very bruising game and young Cameron was probably better off being rested.Good decision match committee.
I'm a bit worried about next week as we will have some very sore bodies.
Hickey must lead us into finals whether or not NN is back.He takes a workload that an unfit NN could never carry.Id look at NN primarily as a forward.
Waterman kicked three but didnt impress me at times.His body language/second efforts were ordinary.
Win and win tough!! Look out finals here we come.
I concur with your first paragraph or two. Great pre-finals hitout.

There's no way we play Nic as a fwd. Our fwd line functions pretty well as is. Just give him 50% game time, doing Nic things is what we need. Here's hoping.
 

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I concur with your first paragraph or two. Great pre-finals hitout.

There's no way we play Nic as a fwd. Our fwd line functions pretty well as is. Just give him 50% game time, doing Nic things is what we need. Here's hoping.
Dazz, ive been a huge NN fan for longer than most, but the dangers here are twofold.[ 1 ] taking an underdone injury prone [and he is now] player into a pressure cooker final [ 2 ] Ive seen so many times over the years where an average bigman steps up and grinds out games.The team gets in behind him and he is essentially another bigger midfielder.Suddenly, come finals, up steps your premier bigman from injury to claim his spot.The team often loses the dynamic theyve spent months developing.Remember Giles ONE great game in Adelaide? Hickey is nearly giving us that weekly.
NN could cover JK if he stays off the boil [ God forbid ] or take Watermans place with the odd burst in the ruck.
 

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