Review Round 8 v Demons at Metricon (Sat, 11 May 2019)

SandyToes

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I think 7 rounds in we're seeing the difference in footballing ability between Swallow and Miller
There was some discussion around this at the time of the Captaincy decision
I know a few people saw Touk going past Dave but I've never believed Touk has the gear to do that
Dave can extract, play on the outside and run and carry, and even bob up and take a contested mark now and then
He's the closest thing we have to Bont Fyfe and Cripps
Touk is courageous and a great ball winner but not in the same class as Davey
 

Sunny_

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I think 7 rounds in we're seeing the difference in footballing ability between Swallow and Miller
There was some discussion around this at the time of the Captaincy decision
I know a few people saw Touk going past Dave but I've never believed Touk has the gear to do that
Dave can extract, play on the outside and run and carry, and even bob up and take a contested mark now and then
He's the closest thing we have to Bont Fyfe and Cripps
Touk is courageous and a great ball winner but not in the same class as Davey
Very interesting to see lately as well a role change in Miller. I haven't got the numbers to support this, but over the past two weeks he hasn't been involved as much in the midfield? He still gets in and handballs out and puts on pressure which is great, but he seems to be involved less on the spread and not kicking as much. Which is really good since he is a shocking short kick.

I see him a lot more playing forward. Which again, I think is good considering his main trait is pressure and chasing.
 

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SandyToes

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Very interesting to see lately as well a role change in Miller. I haven't got the numbers to support this, but over the past two weeks he hasn't been involved as much in the midfield? He still gets in and handballs out and puts on pressure which is great, but he seems to be involved less on the spread and not kicking as much. Which is really good since he is a shocking short kick.

I see him a lot more playing forward. Which again, I think is good considering his main trait is pressure and chasing.
There has definitely been a change in his role past 2 weeks
Your thoughts are interesting because even when Touk has been in the votes he has nearly lost us games with kicking out of defence or on the spread
All mids have a high clanger and lower DE rate for obvious reasons- they're always under pressure but Touk seems to find opposition players for turnover ball more than most
Has he had a role switch with Holman or McPherson?
Yes, interesting observation Sunny
 

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Love both Dave and Touk but not a fan of either of their kicking skills. Dave just seems to hold his own a bit better than Touk against those bigger A Grade mids like Oliver, Brayshaw, etc. Not surprising given Touk is a smaller mid. And to think we had Oliver in the palm of our hands before Clayton outsmarted himself.
 

Jirik13

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There has definitely been a change in his role past 2 weeks
Your thoughts are interesting because even when Touk has been in the votes he has nearly lost us games with kicking out of defence or on the spread
All mids have a high clanger and lower DE rate for obvious reasons- they're always under pressure but Touk seems to find opposition players for turnover ball more than most
Has he had a role switch with Holman or McPherson?
Yes, interesting observation Sunny
There were crutches next to him after Eagles game. He probably carries injury.
 

SandyToes

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Love both Dave and Touk but not a fan of either of their kicking skills. Dave just seems to hold his own a bit better than Touk against those bigger A Grade mids like Oliver, Brayshaw, etc. Not surprising given Touk is a smaller mid. And to think we had Oliver in the palm of our hands before Clayton outsmarted himself.
Don’t remind me
Oliver had the massive go home factor of course- to Shepparton lol


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TheSunGod

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FWIW, I think a draw would have been a fair result.

In the end, experience got the Demons home - Gawn/Viney/Macdonald ...
I was thinking the same thing with about a minute to go. Then we got in front and I wanted the win! Really the Dees should’ve won by a fair margin, but the improved fight the Suns are showing this year made it a lot closer than it should’ve been. When we tidy up our polish, which needs time as Dew said, we will win a lot more games.
 

Peel67skin

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Holman actually improve a lot this year and he is still young too . Would I take him and Gowers type in this year mid season draft ? Absolutely . So far Collins , Holman had exceeded my expectations due to them been delisted and comeback through state league .
 

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I noticed in the press conference Dew was asked about a couple of decisions and replied “ I can understand why you would be asking but I’m not allowed to answer that”

Clearly alluding to how crap those decisions were.
"I'd love to tell you what I really thought, but I don't want a 20k fine"
 

Old Sol

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Very interesting to see lately as well a role change in Miller. I haven't got the numbers to support this, but over the past two weeks he hasn't been involved as much in the midfield? He still gets in and handballs out and puts on pressure which is great, but he seems to be involved less on the spread and not kicking as much. Which is really good since he is a shocking short kick.

I see him a lot more playing forward. Which again, I think is good considering his main trait is pressure and chasing.
Definitely a different role for Miller over the last few weeks. I think we will see this a lot with our young midfield this year.
 

Mr Bods

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Another game another suspension.
I’ve never seen the Suns fans boo an umpire so loudly after a game as we did Yesterday.

Nonetheless-maybe I should apologise for besmirching Razor Ray.

Sorry Razor Ray-hope you had a lovely and safe trip back home to Melbourne and looking forward to your return to the Beautiful City where you most certainly are always welcome.
 

Jen2310

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Unfortunately i watch the match with some Dees supporters. Disappointed like everyone but man that is so much better than losing by 100 last year vs Melbourne.
And I think that's one of the things we can take from this. Apart from the crows/brisbane game, there hasn't been thrashings like last year. The fire is burning in them. They are improving.
 

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And I think that's one of the things we can take from this. Apart from the crows/brisbane game, there hasn't been thrashings like last year. The fire is burning in them. They are improving.
It used to be so embarrassing on a monday morning to show my face to my mates after another 100 point loss. As much as yesterday sucked it was great to see how we're restricting scores. I certainly got a little too excited after that Holman goal.
 

Jen2310

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It used to be so embarrassing on a monday morning to show my face to my mates after another 100 point loss. As much as yesterday sucked it was great to see how we're restricting scores. I certainly got a little too excited after that Holman goal.
Yeah, me too..Pretty sure I screamed watching it on Kayo. Then the last 30 seconds.. Such a shame. But that will get better. Keeping the lead. But the fact they got to that point against Melbourne who is clearly more experienced and bigger bodies, says something.
 

Mr Bods

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Actually about last night I was not happy with the way our players, fans and interchange bench way over celebrated the goal that took us to 60-54.
Anyone that’s lived the true GC Sporting life would know that having your heart ripped out is always on the cards and is the natural state of being.
We are the worst team at the lockdown.

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard Dean Solomon yelling out 1min left or 40s left and see sending that message sent out end woefully.
 

SunnerSS

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Actually about last night I was not happy with the way our players, fans and interchange bench way over celebrated the goal that took us to 60-54.
Anyone that’s lived the true GC Sporting life would know that having your heart ripped out is always on the cards and is the natural state of being.
We are the worst team at the lockdown.

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard Dean Solomon yelling out 1min left or 40s left and see sending that message sent out end woefully.
i know your talking about me.;)
 

Sunny_

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I'm still hurting after that loss. More so because I look at the three games ahead with teams like Port away, Cats @ home and then the Giants away.

Odds are we will lose to Port, and we definitely won't beat the other two. Meaning another three losses to put us with 7 losses on the trot. It's so important IMO to get the wins when we can. These losing streaks wear away at you, even if they are more competitive.
 

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