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Re: Round 5 - West Coast V Hawthorn

Postby domo_the_eagle on Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:58 pm

Based on where the two teams are at. You would think the Eagles should win this.
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Re: Round 5 - West Coast V Hawthorn

Postby DALBY on Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:01 am

MrWoollie wrote:
jourgo wrote:
Fat Side wrote:LeCras got off with a fine so will be available this week. He can consider himself very lucky IMO.


Yep - can't say I saw that coming.

Agree. But this looks like a case where the MRP are bound by their own rules. Because Allir Allir did the right thing and just got up and kept playing rather than roll around like he had been shot (or gone to the bench for an assessment), the impact was correctly graded as low.

Even with that I was a little surprised that head contact didn't earn a week.


Allir kept playing, it saved LeCras. I believe it depends on the injury damage, to whether you get suspended.
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Re: Round 5 - West Coast V Hawthorn

Postby Pinion King on Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:59 am

Think the only changes this week will be forced changes. The boys at EP had shockers...
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Re: Round 5 - West Coast V Hawthorn

Postby domo_the_eagle on Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:20 am

Pinion King wrote:Think the only changes this week will be forced changes. The boys at EP had shockers...
https://thewest.com.au/sport/wafl/wafl- ... b88448277z


Quite worrying our ressies constantly loose, we don't want to create a loosing culture.

This game is a must win.
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Re: Round 5 - West Coast V Hawthorn

Postby WCE Booka 89 on Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:27 am

domo_the_eagle wrote:
Pinion King wrote:Think the only changes this week will be forced changes. The boys at EP had shockers...
https://thewest.com.au/sport/wafl/wafl- ... b88448277z


Quite worrying our ressies constantly loose, we don't want to create a loosing culture.

This game is a must win.


I'd rather them be loose than for them to start developing a losing culture. Now that would suck! I can handle them being loose but losing no. :lol:
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Re: Round 5 - West Coast V Hawthorn

Postby WCE Booka 89 on Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:30 am

Pinion King wrote:Think the only changes this week will be forced changes. The boys at EP had shockers...
https://thewest.com.au/sport/wafl/wafl- ... b88448277z


Seeing Jetta have so many disposals yet what they say in the write up is he still lacked the run and carry gets me really worried. Really not sure he is ever going to deliver on what we brought him in for...
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Re: Round 5 - West Coast V Hawthorn

Postby jourgo on Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:20 am

How long is Jetta's contract?
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Re: Round 5 - West Coast V Hawthorn

Postby Total Package on Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:25 pm

WCE Booka 89 wrote:
Pinion King wrote:Think the only changes this week will be forced changes. The boys at EP had shockers...
https://thewest.com.au/sport/wafl/wafl- ... b88448277z


Seeing Jetta have so many disposals yet what they say in the write up is he still lacked the run and carry gets me really worried. Really not sure he is ever going to deliver on what we brought him in for...


The standard of the WAFL is really quite awful... and of very little help to us in developing our young kids.

I actually think the size of the WAFL grounds are way too big. We need to have what the VFL has... smaller boutique grounds which have less available space and therefore creates more pressure around the ball and all over the ground. More akin to the sort of time and space you would expect to have in the AFL.

Instead our players go back to the WAFL... play on massive grounds with wide open space where they can use their superior fitness to just run into open space all day long and get the ball 30-40 times with little to no pressure. Then they get picked for the AFL and the speed is 4 times faster and you literally have no space or time to get rid of the ball well under pressure... and they struggle.
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Re: Round 5 - West Coast V Hawthorn

Postby MrWoollie on Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:29 pm

At least this time vs. the whorks we don't have to make a decision as to tag or not tag Mitchell, decide to not tag, let him kill us with 25 possessions by half time and still stubbornly stick to the no-tag decision while he continues to cut us up in the second half!
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Re: Round 5 - West Coast V Hawthorn

Postby Pinion King on Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:32 pm

MrWoollie wrote:At least this time vs. the whorks we don't have to make a decision as to tag or not tag Mitchell, decide to not tag, let him kill us with 25 possessions by half time and still stubbornly stick to the no-tag decision while he continues to cut us up in the second half!

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Re: Round 5 - West Coast V Hawthorn

Postby domo_the_eagle on Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:01 pm

Pinion King wrote:
MrWoollie wrote:At least this time vs. the whorks we don't have to make a decision as to tag or not tag Mitchell, decide to not tag, let him kill us with 25 possessions by half time and still stubbornly stick to the no-tag decision while he continues to cut us up in the second half!

The player that used to cause us the most trouble is now on our side. :D


Same said player was tagged the last 2 games.
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Re: Round 5 - West Coast V Hawthorn

Postby Fat Side on Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:42 am

Hawthorn are not as bad as they appear. They are largely the same team from last year without Mitchell, Lewis, Hill and Ceglar. IMO they are just devoid of confidence and this is causing basic skill errors.

Vickery should be available and I am not sure about O'Meara. They will have some confidence going into this game especially given they have an excellent recent record against us at the MCG. We cannot afford to take this game lightly.

The WCE have copped a bit of criticism over the past couple of weeks for being too soft. For not putting their heads over the ball at crucial times. Simpson first raised this after the Richmond game and Gerard Healy had a crack on "On the Couch' last Monday. He generally said that, other than Shuey, nobody else commits to the hard ball.

The WCE have, in the past couple of years allowed complacency into their game. I believe that the players need to harden up, get down and dirty and perform at a high and consistent level each week. We continue to win at home and lose games away that we should win. We won't be taken seriously (nor should we) until we start winning away against good sides.

This should be a 'line in the sand' game where the players commit to playing at their best every week, not just when it suits them. We are capable of much more than we are delivering over the past 18 months.
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Re: Round 5 - West Coast V Hawthorn

Postby Pinion King on Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:59 am

domo_the_eagle wrote:
Pinion King wrote:
MrWoollie wrote:At least this time vs. the whorks we don't have to make a decision as to tag or not tag Mitchell, decide to not tag, let him kill us with 25 possessions by half time and still stubbornly stick to the no-tag decision while he continues to cut us up in the second half!

The player that used to cause us the most trouble is now on our side. :D


Same said player was tagged the last 2 games.

Which has allowed Shuey, Gaff etc to roam free.
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Re: Round 5 - West Coast V Hawthorn

Postby domo_the_eagle on Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:49 pm

Pinion King wrote:
domo_the_eagle wrote:
Same said player was tagged the last 2 games.

Which has allowed Shuey, Gaff etc to roam free.


that's what I was alluding too, but also he was never tagged at the hawks then instantly tagged at WC. This is a pretty good indicator of how opposition views the current midfield crop IMO.
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Re: Round 5 - West Coast V Hawthorn

Postby domo_the_eagle on Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:51 pm

Fat Side wrote:Hawthorn are not as bad as they appear. They are largely the same team from last year without Mitchell, Lewis, Hill and Ceglar. IMO they are just devoid of confidence and this is causing basic skill errors.

Vickery should be available and I am not sure about O'Meara. They will have some confidence going into this game especially given they have an excellent recent record against us at the MCG. We cannot afford to take this game lightly.

The WCE have copped a bit of criticism over the past couple of weeks for being too soft. For not putting their heads over the ball at crucial times. Simpson first raised this after the Richmond game and Gerard Healy had a crack on "On the Couch' last Monday. He generally said that, other than Shuey, nobody else commits to the hard ball.

The WCE have, in the past couple of years allowed complacency into their game. I believe that the players need to harden up, get down and dirty and perform at a high and consistent level each week. We continue to win at home and lose games away that we should win. We won't be taken seriously (nor should we) until we start winning away against good sides.

This should be a 'line in the sand' game where the players commit to playing at their best every week, not just when it suits them. We are capable of much more than we are delivering over the past 18 months.


Good post, if we just scrape over the line or get beaten then you have to question the leadership of the players and coaches.
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