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00Stinger

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The tank is on according to the Norf fans.

Weird considering it was in their best interests to beat us
Does anybody seriously think we were trying our best to win that game?
I'll tell it like it is: we're tanking.
So what was it?

A Tank or Poor Coaching?


So was it a Tank or Poor Coaching? Considering that the one game we needed to win this season was against Melbourne. :stern look
Seeing Higgins get so many possessions in the back pocket did have a tanking look about it, didn’t it?
melbourne are the make a wish kids of the AFL. nothing they won't get away with or be gifted out of nowhere. we played like sh*t but they couldn't even put us away until we had one on the bench, they're going nowhere. healy can talk them up all he wants they're not getting anywhere near finals
 

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The tank is on according to the Norf fans.

Weird considering it was in their best interests to beat us
Lol, we would have been 10 goals up at 3qt had we kicked the easy goals. We smashed Norf all over the park. The only things keeping them in it for so long was our wasted kicks at goal and the umpires.
 

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More LDU gold:

"LDU is going to be elite.

Times where he looked a class above everyone else out there"

I mean, he was fine. Did they see Trac at all?
He actually did look alright in a few patches, a lot better than previous games I've seen him in, but certainly not elite, closer to semi-competent.

A class above everyone out there ... Sparrow had a better game.
 

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It's kind of sad. North have that Dees Bailey/Neeld desperation about them.

Posts obssessing over future midfield rotations (Jy, TT, LDU, 1st rounder 2020). Pumping up average younger players. Talking about Brady Rawling their list manager as some kind of saviour who is going to lead them out of the promised land (even though nobody wants to go to North). Year after year failing to secure any big fish or even medium fish in the trade period.

oooft
 

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I have Dumont in my SC team, he gets me lots of points, and I couldn't tell you what he does
I'll tell you what he does, and it epitomizes what the Roos do.

He kicks it 14.9 metres sideways or 1 degree forward of sideways, to a team mate wide out.

27 disposals yesterday, 299 metres gained and only 3 inside 50s. Sure he's tough enough, tackles alright but he's about as damaging as Matt crouch. (Also I'd say that yesterday would be close to a season high)
 

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The tank is on according to the Norf fans.

Weird considering it was in their best interests to beat us
I find his last quote harder to Believe. When ya get beat comfortably by 50 plus Points and think having no bench is an excuse yet we are Quote "aren't Going anywhere" lol sure north w***er
 

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Can we welcome an opposition coach?

Turns out poor old Matty no wins didn't hear in the media about Gawn being injured/in doubt.

Pull the other one Matthew.
The sad thing is it actually wouldn't surprise me that Nicks was so incompetent that he somehow didn't know that the star player on the opposition team was under an injury cloud.

So he's either a bad liar or an awful coach. Potentially both
 

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The sad thing is it actually wouldn't surprise me that Nicks was so incompetent that he somehow didn't know that the star player on the opposition team was under an injury cloud.

So he's either a bad liar or an awful coach. Potentially both
I'd say both...

If you're an opposition coach, 100% you're scouting the other team,especially the captain and 3x all Australian.

More Adelaide fluff
 

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And most coaches do this sort of stuff. We did it v Dangerfield with Vince several times, GWS tried with Bont this year/last year's final.
Viney did it to Ablett once when his shoulder was f’ed. I don't mind the exercise itself when within play. If you're out there you're fair game. It's when you start seeing players come 20 metres off their man to hit Gawn 50-100 metres behind the play. I don't think the Adelaide players should get any fines but surely the umps can pay a free.
 

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Viney did it to Ablett once when his shoulder was f’ed. I don't mind the exercise itself when within play. If you're out there you're fair game. It's when you start seeing players come 20 metres off their man to hit Gawn 50-100 metres behind the play. I don't think the Adelaide players should get any fines but surely the umps can pay a free.
I think you're into it, there is a difference between playing hard footy and making someone earn every touch they get (Viney vs Ablett , GWS last year vs Bont) vs running 100m away from the ball to hit a bloke. There is literally no point having any more than 1 umpire watch the play from the centre square if the other 2 aren't gonna pay that sh*t.

Ok GWS probably overstepped it a bit trying to rub Bonts eye lashes out.
 

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Mods we may need a "media personality says something without doing much research, sponsored by Mick Malthouse" thread.

Today's entry is big Terry. Don't usually find big Terry too bad, he's fairly passive and not overly outrageous.

But saying we stunted Sam's development after he spent last year fighting ankle, elbow and hip injuries- then bought him in and he was rubbish and clearly underdone.. might not be your best work Terry.
 

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I could completely flip the argument. "Melbourne have done a fantastic job of managing Weideman's development, understanding that key positive forwards can take time. Their patience is now paying off."

I love how he references Hipwood too, who had been averaging exactly 1 goal a game until his 5 on the weekend. Recency bias from one good game.
 

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I could completely flip the argument. "Melbourne have done a fantastic job of managing Weideman's development, understanding that key positive forwards can take time. Their patience is now paying off."

I love how he references Hipwood too, who had been averaging exactly 1 goal a game until his 5 on the weekend. Recency bias from one good game.
Haha so true, hipwood would be one of the most frustrating players on your team.

He's played 50 games more, he's had continuity with minimal injuries through his career. Credit to him that he's averaging 1.5 goals a game but he still only around mid 40s accuracy percentage the past 3 years.

Same could be said for weideman, but I'd be quietly confident by the time weideman hits 80 games, he will hopefully have a higher goal average than that.
 

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Mods we may need a "media personality says something without doing much research, sponsored by Mick Malthouse" thread.

Today's entry is big Terry. Don't usually find big Terry too bad, he's fairly passive and not overly outrageous.

But saying we stunted Sam's development after he spent last year fighting ankle, elbow and hip injuries- then bought him in and he was rubbish and clearly underdone.. might not be your best work Terry.
yeah i think they've actually handled him pretty well over the years. he was in and out of the team for a while to gain some experience and then he started to come on in 2018 which culminated in him having a great finals series. then we had the whole 2019 fitness debacle that didn't help anyone at the club and he had a couple of injuries on top of that. also he was obviously a skinny kid who needed to put on size. sometimes it can be hard to put on size and also try to keep it on while running your arse off trying to get fit enough to run out games. some guys just need a bit of time out to achieve this. probably why Hipwood is still built like a rake.
 

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yeah i think they've actually handled him pretty well over the years. he was in and out of the team for a while to gain some experience and then he started to come on in 2018 which culminated in him having a great finals series. then we had the whole 2019 fitness debacle that didn't help anyone at the club and he had a couple of injuries on top of that. also he was obviously a skinny kid who needed to put on size. sometimes it can be hard to put on size and also try to keep it on while running your arse off trying to get fit enough to run out games. some guys just need a bit of time out to achieve this. probably why Hipwood is still built like a rake.
Exactly right. He wasn't the only one last year with injuries and fitness worries in 2019. Playing him last year with those injuries would have been even more negligent.

Feel like he's building really well now, he's running to the right spots a lot more and has taken a lot more marks than he's spilt. He's hitting the scoreboard well and looks to be moving as well as any time in his career.

Really strange comments by Wallace.
 

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Mods we may need a "media personality says something without doing much research, sponsored by Mick Malthouse" thread.

Today's entry is big Terry. Don't usually find big Terry too bad, he's fairly passive and not overly outrageous.

But saying we stunted Sam's development after he spent last year fighting ankle, elbow and hip injuries- then bought him in and he was rubbish and clearly underdone.. might not be your best work Terry.
Imagine if we played Weid in 2017/2018 over Hogan or Tmac who were vastly superior at the time and in-form
 
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