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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Trumpled (Alternative Leading)
Last post by ElwoodBlues1 -
The shooter was a frail kid with glasses who was bullied at school and isolated. Worked in food prep at a nursing home and was rejected at the school rifle club for being a lousy shot.
Type of profile that seems to be prone to this type of action where they have nothing to live for and want to be acknowledged for something in life.
Schools and Governments need to do more to stem bullying and stamp it out and make sure these kids are identified and helped post school.
I'm not sure what his parents situation is or his home life but it happens too frequently where these gentle bullied kids
freak out with horrendous outcomes.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 18 2024 Post Game Prognostications Carlton vs Western Bulldogs
Last post by ElwoodBlues1 -
I'm wondering if the Bullies used a few tricky tactics on Weeters and others (at stoppages) such as a lot of marginal blocks and holds.  Id rather we got exposed to crap like that in season and get an opportunity to be educated by it, rather that flunk against it in October/September.
I thought Ugle Hagan gave up trying to outmuscle JW where he got out marked every contest, got on the move and tested those corkies by making him run a bit more and chase him around. When that happens you have to be prepared to make the move and stick a more mobile player on the FF. He did get blocked at times but I felt the Dogs change in tactics was more of an issue, I saw Marchbank picking up West at one stage and then saw they had taken Darcy off and were running a smaller forward line and we didnt adjust.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 18 2024 Post Game Prognostications Carlton vs Western Bulldogs
Last post by BluePhantom -
I'm wondering if the Bullies used a few tricky tactics on Weeters and others (at stoppages) such as a lot of marginal blocks and holds.  Id rather we got exposed to crap like that in season and get an opportunity to be educated by it, rather that flunk against it in October/September.
Maybe another umpire on the field might be able to pick up all this illegal off the ball stuff?
The other four just seem to be ball watching or checking the crazy hand signals from the other lime green, pink maggot.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 18 2024 Post Game Prognostications Carlton vs Western Bulldogs
Last post by Baggers -
With Mrs Baggers away for the week on work, yours truly has indulged himself today in watching a few replays of our games over the past month or so.

Apart from what has been written about thus far, one other thing stood out - niceness. Watching us against GWS & the Dishlickers was like watching a different side against, say, the Pussycats. In the past coupla weeks, gone is the ruthless hunting, boldness and cold efficiency. Crikey, when the Pussycats came at us (in the 3rd) we came back at them like an avalanche (9gl last qtr). When challenged by the Dishlickers and GWS... meekness, niceness, timidness. Tried, but with no authority or conviction.

Fortunately, and hopefully, all is not lost... shouldn't take much to regain and even build on the boldness, hunting and ruthlessness... and kick the meekness, confusion and niceness to the shizen. Coaches, time for sternness, sharp focus and challenge to our chargers, yourselves, and the MC... player not in good form? - FO. We have it in us.
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Trumpled (Alternative Leading)
Last post by Baggers -
The Democrat/Republican thing in one respect is difficult for us in Oz to grasp. In the US, whether you're a Democrat or Republican is like what football team you barrack for. Bluntly, they're nuts for one or another for about 70 or 80% of the population.

In Oz if either of our major party leaders presented like Biden at the moment and/or Trump... they wouldn't last a week. Yes, our system affords us that luxury. Most Democrats and Republicans make all manner of way out excuses for their leader, even when they're clearly not fit to lead a penguin parade, such is their welded on barracking. So where do you go from there!!
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 18 2024 Post Game Prognostications Carlton vs Western Bulldogs
Last post by LP -
We did the right thing early applying scoreboard pressure when they didn't but it started falling apart when Williams went off .............
A lot of fans still want to pot him, but Williams has some presence when we do and when we don't have the footy, some of the other forwards should take notice because behind BigH and Charlie I think Williams is quickly looking like the next selected each week.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 18 2024 Post Game Prognostications Carlton vs Western Bulldogs
Last post by ElwoodBlues1 -
I reckon based on the presser and efficiency comments voss is aware of where it went wrong.  Doing not much with a lot is what I take out of it.  They were on top for most of it, we had our chances and kept taking the wrong options which hurts.  We did the right thing early applying scoreboard pressure when they didn't but it started falling apart when Williams went off which is why we might look at more creative better users next week against North.  Martin might feature.  I think we should consider it given its a relative free hit.
Agree, wouldnt call myself a rusted on Martin fan but his best is very good and he usually plays a couple of decent games coming back from injury and while his form in the twos wasnt anything special I think he will present more problems to Nth than Motlop or Fantasia and would see him a more suitable replacement for ZW and Id be taking the gamble.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: AFL Rd 18 2024 Post Game Prognostications Carlton vs Western Bulldogs
Last post by Thryleon -
Bont did a lot of the monkey work pushing the ball out to other players because he was covered and I think he led the tackle count too with nine and had eight clearances as well, he was kept under wraps by Cincotta and friends but still found a way to contribute and is a class act.
 We had a lot of players get a lot of ball and led most stats but it never looked that way in the game and Im sure Voss and crew will be scratching their heads trying to figure how we lost if you look at the stats in isolation but as we know its more about the big moments in the game than amassing cheap stats.

I reckon based on the presser and efficiency comments voss is aware of where it went wrong.  Doing not much with a lot is what I take out of it.  They were on top for most of it, we had our chances and kept taking the wrong options which hurts.  We did the right thing early applying scoreboard pressure when they didn't but it started falling apart when Williams went off which is why we might look at more creative better users next week against North.  Martin might feature.  I think we should consider it given its a relative free hit.