Opposition Camp The Non-North Footy Discussion & Matchday Chat Thread: Edition V

Billy Not Really

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For a sharp footy mind, Bucks sure does get outmatched tactically a lot over the years.
Not that I'll defend Bucks' coaching, he's okay.

But... His mob were just soft, lazy, worn out. That's what the downfall was, because Hawthron was on autopilot, didn't even spark up until the game was there to be won in the last 5 minutes, and Clarko's been asleep at the wheel as a coach for the better part of a year or two. Anyone who think he's not bored at the Hawks is lying or stupid, blokes cooked as far as his time there goes.

Clearly the messaging didn't get through because of how garbage their mob is right now, they put in far more effort last week than they did tonight.
 

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muttley45

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Probably not much of a stretch to expect Clarko's brand of unsociable footy v Nathans match hardened warriors on the big Friday night stage, I might have a bet on the Hawks just for an interest in the game.
Ha ha, while placing my bet on Hawks at the TAB today, a Collingwood supporter told me Clarko was 10-1 in head to head v Buckley, so I went back and put it on again, I now have a healthy bank for Flemington tomorrow, thanks Clarko :thumbsu:
 

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The whole thing was 'odd.' I want my 51 seconds back.
I didn't watch it and your warning is a community service.

The existence of the channel 7 logo was my queue to ignore.

This broadcaster is the greatest threat to football. They highly scripted previews, the (attempted) celebrity of their presenters and to quote Snake_Baker the "dysneyfication" of the game is repulsing those who used to consider Aussie Rules to be a sport.

Now they present these stupid "human interest" segments, and dopey dad joke player interactions, the carlton draft 10 questions (done in at least 10 takes going by the totally emotionless acting) and worst of all... F@cking Rompingwins and Richo, Ling, BT and that other bloke from Geelong who used to have a beard. Uuugggghhhhh!
 

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The ump called play on and the Hawks player did, in the process he brought the ball into play. That was the point when the clock re started.

All that time BT was whinging was before the ump called play on and according to the rules you posted the clock should have stayed off that entire time.
Thats wat I was screaming at the TV about ‘Shut up BT you don’t know the rules!!!’

Anyway, who did BT play for? Oh yeh that’s right
 

RobZombie

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It would have helped to have had them beat the Hawks tonight. Close game tho so if we flog the Saints we'll move ahead on percentage.
No, beat the saints and we stay a game ahead of Hawfs. We want * and Port to lose. Need to win by 42 or more to get our % over 100
 

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For a sharp footy mind, Bucks sure does get outmatched tactically a lot over the years.
Is he actually any good tactically? From all reports their marked improvement last year was more a result of a change in his attitude and man management style rather than any brilliant tactical shift.
 

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Is he actually any good tactically? From all reports their marked improvement last year was more a result of a change in his attitude and man management style rather than any brilliant tactical shift.
I like to think he is pretty good tactically, as his views on the game are really spot on and quite intelligent.
 

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No, beat the saints and we stay a game ahead of Hawfs. We want * and Port to lose. Need to win by 42 or more to get our % over 100
I meant in the long run. The more teams around us that lose the better our odds of finals. There are 10 teams on 24 to 32 points and had the Pies won there'd be one less.
 

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I like to think he is pretty good tactically, as his views on the game are really spot on and quite intelligent.
I agree. IMHO he's the best coach in the business in terms of media performance - calls it as it is, avoids cliches and always offers good insight into the game. I'm just not sure that he carries that over to the coach's box on match day.
 

Reginald0

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Was like watching us on a bad day
Incessant turnovers
Highlight was WHE for the pies
20m out Dropped a mark by himself Then proceeded to hit the point post
Hawks are like a retirement home
Remember when they had skills, not any more

Make us look Top 4 easy
 

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I meant in the long run. The more teams around us that lose the better our odds of finals. There are 10 teams on 24 to 32 points and had the Pies won there'd be one less.
Yeah fair enough. From that POV the *-Cola game is tough to pick. Does a draw suit us? * probably have the slightly harder run home.
 

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Roosey, mate, he jumped into his back side on and pushed his elbow/forearm into the back of his head.
McKernan?

Definitely needs to be in the book.

The umpires are adjudicating this Sydney vs * game in a very inconsistent way. Very inconsistent. They are making it easy for * by not paying frees against them no matter what they do.
 
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