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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Deer in the Headlights
Shawny
Probably the best way to get the 'quick fix' is to just click the "New posts" button at the top of the page.
It will display all the topics posted in since your last visit.
Click on the topic for instant access.
Once you get used to it it's much quicker than waiting for the scrolling thread to roll around to topics of interest.

Many thanks Lods.  Will give it a go 
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Deer in the Headlights
hi guys,

I know this is in the wrong thread but I am lost with the navigating side of the new site and don't know how or where to put it. 

I'm not the best computer wise and Im really struggling with the new layout and navigating side of things.  I've read the original posts regarding the update but just still find it too complicated for a dummy like me!

I could follow the old one as it had the rolling latest top 10 or so threads running on the right side so I just had to use that part and could get my forum fix quickly and easily without having to use the rest of the site but this new site doesn't seem to offer this.

Can anyway help me in real basic terms.....as im in fear I wont be able to use this one !!   

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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Best 22 so far
Exactly as I see it.
SPS must be more of a mid.
Has all the attributes and we need mids.
Williamson, when fit will outperform the others as he is tough, and can defend properly.
His kicking is a weapon

Pretty confident the time SPS spent in defence was only to build his game and give him time to learn and develop without the bash and crash of playing in an undermanned midfield.

Been in the system 4 years now so apprenticeship is over, like McGrath at the cheats see him spending a lot more time next to Cripps provided Doc holds up.  
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Brownlow Medal Thread 2019: Can Crippa get it?
That was Cripps last chance to win a brownlow.

Walsh and co will start pulling their weight a lot more from here on out.

Don’t agree. Cripps hasn’t peaked yet the majority of the leagues best are at their peak.

Plus we will win more next year and winning teams get more votes.

I’m very confident he will have 2 at least before his career is over.

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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: 2019 & 2020 Thoughts
Biggest area needing improvement is skills/decision making when moving the ball into the F50. Still move it in like under 12s. Also Cripps to work thru a tag.

Weitering, Walsh and Newman major positives.

Fisher, Dow Obrien and McGovern major negatives.

2020 finish without getting in another A grade mid:12-13.

2020 finish With A grade mid and no major injuries: 8-10.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Post Game Passion: AFL 2019 Rd 23: Carlton vs Geelong
Nothing to play for at all. We got 6 wins from 11, some very good wins, players thinking about Carlton won't make their mind up on one game. They'll see the last 11 games.


How far have we fallen. Do you think the Carlton teams of the 80s would have that attitude. Not a chance!

Successful organisations are ruthless al the time and they don’t need to find a reason to complete.

Remember the night Clarkson flooded the defence to prevent Fev kicking his 100 all while they were pumping us. Did he need to do that - could have easily been a good bloke and allowed an easy goal.  I hated him at the time and thought what a pr1ck but now know they are the sort of traits the best team have while the bottom team like to be he nice guys that pick and choose when to go at 100% and make excuses when they get belted.

Hawthorn coincidentally are also the most successful club in the last 30 years. We need to stop making excuses for crap performances unless we want to stay where we have been in the least 10 years.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Post Game Passion: AFL 2019 Rd 23: Carlton vs Geelong
Yes of course. But also remember

16v1
Nothing to play for v top spot to play for
crap conditions
crap umpiring
crap Ablett danger rowan etc who whinge at the umpires doe enery decision
crap wind direction that the tv commentators said went with Cats 3 quarters!

I look forward to our ridiculous no goal being overturned after the fact, ffs!

Let’s not be hard on the boys today - all down in effort because who really isn’t at this stage of the year with nothing to play for!?

They had tons to play for mate. 

No A grade talent has ever wanted to come to us since Judd and performing like that in the last round surely won’t help.

I’m tired of the excuses. Leigh Matthews is known as the greatest to ever have played and regularly says he never spent any time worrying about umpires. Says he would never ever waste a moment on something football related he or his team couldn’t influence.

And he was one of the biggest winners the game has seen.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Post Game Passion: AFL 2019 Rd 23: Carlton vs Geelong
Just got home from the game and I wouldn't worry about the umpires or the wind, I would worry about how many of our players gave us next to nothing today. Cripps, Murphy, E Curnow, Walsh all get big ticks. Very hard to find a good contributor after that. You can't beat good sides with that many passengers

Yep spot on.

We talk up our kids like most bottom teams do, yet was concerning how the top teams kids looked every bit as promising as ours....Walsh aside.

Having said that congratulations to Sammy Walsh for breaking most disposals in first season. Nice to watch a kid that you don’t have any questions over. 
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Post Game Passion: AFL 2019 Rd 23: Carlton vs Geelong
Whenever I allow myself to feel confident, a game like that comes along and grounds me. We were never in this game and not sure they were even going flat out.

Their midfield creamed ours when the game was there to be won.

Still have to many young players with question marks for me to be too optimistic about all the talk we will surge up the ladder in 2020. Apart from Walsh not overly confident any of the other kids we have will be genuine a grader.

Miles of work to do and just have to get a big fish in this trade period to get an instant boost come round 1
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Post Game Passion: AFL 2019 Rd 22: Carlton vs St Kilda
I thought he did a good job. Steven had 22 touches and 3 goals the week prior.

Yep agree. Lets not forget Steven is the one player that time and time again has ripped us a new one and while he may not be 100% match fit containing him went a big way in us winning.

Setters has tidied up his disposal recently too, used to turn it over by rushing things but looks to have fixed that in the last few weeks. Think we all (me included) expected too much from this kid this year - get a injury free preseason into him and think he may very well be the one that really comes on next year.