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kreglze

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Hi Team,

As you can probably guess the topic this week...

Matt & Keegan are back to talk about all things Gold Coast Suns after our 10 point loss to the Crows over the weekend and our curse in Adelaide continuing, Witts ACL injury and what it means to the team, how & why we lost to the Crows, who may have played their way into the VFL and of course, who polled in our unnamed podcast medal.

We also look forward to the Carlton game, who is going to come in, how important the Gorringe Cup is and our tips.

Thanks for the listens as well boys and girls. We reached 100 downloads this week across Google, Apple and Spotify which is fun as well :)
 

Jirik13

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Hey Suns Fans!

We have a weekly blog over at FTP where we discuss and provide analysis on interesting developments occurring in the AFL each week.

One of the topics this week is Jack Bowes - We discuss his emergence as one of the best young defenders in the game and his impressive ability to use the ball efficiently and create space.

Would love to hear your thoughts as Suns fans!

https://footytalkingpoints.com.au/2021/04/07/ftp-3/
Spot on with Bowes review.
 

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robo_1

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LISTEN BACK: Gold Coast Suns mid-forward Ben Ainsworth @benainsworth9 joined us ahead of Saturday night’s Round 4 clash with Carlton Football Club at Metricon Stadium #RadioTAB #AFL

 

nutstar

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Wil be Sean Lemmens 100th. game if you can believe that
100 of the hardest earned games you’ll see.
This is a guy that doesn’t have the largest amount of talent. But works his ass off with or without the ball.
He’s frustrated all of us at one point or another but can rarely fault the effort.
 

SnusCG

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100 of the hardest earned games you’ll see.
This is a guy that doesn’t have the largest amount of talent. But works his ass off with or without the ball.
He’s frustrated all of us at one point or another but can rarely fault the effort.
The only thing lemmens has really ever lacked is kicking skills.

physically he ticks all the boxes, quick, strong, agile and a good size for a small defender

mentally has it; good leader for the younger boys, loyal and he’s even overly courageous sometimes

even his decision making is usually pretty solid, he just occasionally lacks the skills to pull off his kicks.

glad we persisted, great clubman and I actually thought he’d been in our best each week so far.
 

Mt Isa Mustang

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The only thing lemmens has really ever lacked is kicking skills.

physically he ticks all the boxes, quick, strong, agile and a good size for a small defender

mentally has it; good leader for the younger boys, loyal and he’s even overly courageous sometimes

even his decision making is usually pretty solid, he just occasionally lacks the skills to pull off his kicks.

glad we persisted, great clubman and I actually thought he’d been in our best each week so far.
I think he's made massive improvements recently.

I think his main trouble in the past had been decision making when he didn't have the ball.

One of the highest free kicks against players for some time. Just charging in with no caution. Not good when playing on small opportunistic forwards who are the best in the league at throwing their head back for a free kick. Seems to have massively improved that aspect of his game with age.
 

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Jirik13

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Pretty obvious observations by Whiting and most of us. Everybody can see it. It's not like that coaches and players don't know it. See Swallow's view in his interview yesterday on SEN. Players are well aware that they should be less conservative and take more risks. Players will learn from it. Will it take a couple of games or the whole season?

Greenwood presser was also telling. Players are well aware that they did not execute and butchered the ball. All are frustrated. According to Greenwood they don't know why. How you fix it is the question. I guess it's down to practice (Dew claims the team did the work), learning from tape, and personally I believe most important is to instill the confidence and encourage the players. It's probably mostly between ears.

I suspect we would be more advanced if we had Hodge with us like Lions had.
 
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Scotty_222

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It’s the same issue we’ve had for years.
Moving the ball into the f50.
Anytime they get over half way you can see they look up and all that’s in front is a wall of defenders so they reset and go side ways.
Which doesn’t help either..
 

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SandyToes

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In the last quarter when Izak took the ball at half back/wing and carthorse Jones was manning the mark I'm screaming at him , take him on Izak-there were maybe a couple of players between them and the goals .He just stood and waited and waited and waited and waited-then kicked down the line.I said the same thing as posted above to my boys-I'm sick of honest efforts, if we're going to lose this I'd rather we did it trying to win not trying not to lose
 

kreglze

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Hi Team, *Just a note off the top, Matt's computer decided to go down about an hour before we were due to record, so he used his phone for this episode and there may be a few audio issues. We hope to have that sorted next week.

Matt & Keegan talk about yet another close loss to the Blues at Metricon, why can't we kick the ball? Are Dew's tactics the right way to go? Should we still play night games at Metricon? Should we begin looking to the future already and moving some players onto the 'do not play again list'? Our 3,2,1 and looking ahead to our game against the Bulldogs this weekend for the Jarrad Grant cup.

The podcast is also up across iTunes, Google Podcast and Spotify :highbrightness:
 

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