No Opposition Supporters The Melt Thread

Discussion in 'Fremantle' started by jedi mind tricks, Mar 27, 2016.

Put it out there
  1. holy diver

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    It's all very unfortunate and made worse by being played out in public eye due to his sportsman status. The average citizen would most likely get away with this provided the charges aren't too bad and not lose their job or face public scrutiny.

    At the end of the day it doesn't matter which player it is - this kind of shit is unacceptable in view of the footy club. I'm not saying sack him because that would be over the top but I can appreciate it puts the club in a difficult position especially when the league breathes down its neck over player conduct.

    IF he is playing up whilst in rehab then it is a genuine shame and not good enough.
     
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  2. Dirty_banchez

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    I think they are trying hard. Problem is they are just too slow for the modern game.
     
  3. Dirty_banchez

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    You can take Bennell out of the Gold Coast, but you can't take the Gold Coast out of Bennell.
     
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    Private eye investigators to get the footage from other passengers mobile phones too. I guess we'll see a price hike in membership fees next year ;)
     
  5. sportsmaniac89

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    Don't say that :(

    That would make me melt harder than anything possible!
     
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    Dude the Melbourne memberships are cheap as chips!
     
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    Still wonder why it took this long though?
     
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    I believe they'll jack up the prices soon enough.
     
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    Exactly. Every man and his doggo could see our back half was in strife with all the floggotry, so why does it take the entire pre season plus a couple of weeks into the season for the penny to drop with Ross?

    Even then, it's taken a mysterious 'robust discussion' with the leadership group for action to be taken. What I don't understand is, how does it even come to that? If you're at the point where the players have to do the cobbling for the cobbler, then you've got a pretty significant problem.

    One of the things about Ross is he gives off the vibe that he's very, very sure about what he does and how he goes about it. The flipside to that trait is it's hard to be critically reflective when you're so certain that what you're doing is optimal. That's a problem, because it reduces your ability to learn and be ahead of the curve, and if you're not ahead of the pack as a coach then you're not doing your job.
     
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    And taking this point further, do people actually think we are still playing the 'old style'? I think the game style in the Geelong, WB and Melb games (Port game - I have no idea what that was) are very similar to the way we played and started 2015. It's just now we look better because we have better players with skills who can execute.

    I think Ross has moved away from that dour-arm-wrestle style that all opposition fans hang their hat on when it comes to discussing Ross. Probably haven't seen that style since '14.
     
  11. im_a_lazy_sod

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    In the past we used to just hope we kept our opponents from outscoring us - now it looks like we hope to outcore them

    Same same but different - we seem to have the confidence to keep attacking and keep scoring as well. I've not seen that for a while
     

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    I don't think it's so much about changing the game plan when we have momentum swings during a game, but more about playing safe/shutting it down, although you could argue it's the same thing.

    For me that is a cardinal sin in every single instance of competitiveness from football to pulling a bird, to having a scrap on the street. As soon as you go into your shell (as with momentum shifts) you are finished. It's just how life has evolved on our planet, and we're still just animals IMO.

    Unfortunately, playing safe/shutting it down when you've got a lead appears to be Ross's natural instinct.
     
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    I don't think we just played safe/shut it down in q4 though. I think it's more that Melbourne had more gas left in the tank, no Shill and Walters sore/injured and we lost some of our main attacking power.
     
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    That's based on watching him coach us for how many seasons now? Not 1 game.
     
  15. TheInjuryFactory

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    Alex Pearce out for the year :mad:

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    THE FARRRRRRRRKKKKKK.
     
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    Has some infection that requires further surgery
     
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    I know someone who suffered a very bad leg fracture which became infected and required multiple follow up operations.
    He's been on a Disability Pension for the past 35 years as a result.

    Then again he did play soccer, so maybe it was for the best.:oops:
     
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    Jesus **** this
     
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    Where the **** are people getting this info from? It keeps being said, but nobody's posted any evidence of it?
     
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    This article doesn't say he's been ruled out for the year.

    http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-ne...ew-setback-to-broken-leg-20170418-gvmsa6.html
     
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    Oops that's a Hagdorn article, sorry.

    So that could mean anywhere from playing this week to 4 years out.
     
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    Faaark... That's balls.
     
  24. TheInjuryFactory

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    Alex Pearce injury thread mate.

    https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/alex-pearce-broken-leg.1133399/

    This is my number one gripe with the club these days. We are constantly getting our important club news from Vic based footy media and even occasionally Hackdorn manages to pin the tail on the donkey.

    The club seem to think they can manage their own inside info and release or comment when they see fit, yet time and time again they get scooped on news they clearly want to keep from us members and fans.

    Something like Bennell, well they can avoid that for perhaps a matter of hours, in some cases days. I would expect with someone on the LTI list they will ignore this being out there for a month before making comment and informing the supporter base.

    Not sure what tactical advantage we receive from trying to hide bad news about a player who's not even anywhere near getting out on the park.

    We are being treated like mushrooms (kept in the dark and fed shit) by Morfesse and Co. :thumbsdown:

    :mad:
     
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    And I hate mushrooms :(
     
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