TOPIC: Derby Hatred

Eggy Derby Hatred 1 month 1 week ago #15

Eggy
Just win the derby's and the rest will look after itself. Life is better when we win the derby's and if we win two more games a year we will be higher on the ladder
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Raglan Matt Derby Hatred 1 month 1 week ago #16

Raglan Matt
Just give us neutral umpires. The coaches and players know full well, that with Margetts and one of Dalgliesh or Williamson umpiring, physical pressure on those floppers from west coeast will see us umpired out of the game.

3 umpires who have no vested interest in the result will give us some hope.
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pollyanna Derby Hatred 1 month 1 week ago #17

pollyanna
Give us a home sell-out Derby with Hamling, Pearce, Hill and Ryan in the back 50, a multiple goal kicking Cahuna in form and we will pound them mercilessly before the finals. It's do-able.
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Hamihill Derby Hatred 1 month 1 week ago #18

Hamihill
I think its just the game in general lost its hard edge
Everything is just so politically correct these days
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Raglan Matt Derby Hatred 1 month 1 week ago #19

Raglan Matt
Can't agree Hamhill, other sides get away with being unsociable towards Freo, but when the "love" is returned we get free-kicked and suspended.
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Hamihill Derby Hatred 1 month 1 week ago #20

Hamihill
Suspensions in the AFL pretty much backs up what im saying
Unless you mean monetary
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shane Derby Hatred 1 month 1 week ago #21

shane
It's the lack of institutional memory.
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Hamihill Derby Hatred 1 month 1 week ago #22

Hamihill
Unsociable reinforces my point
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Drubbing Derby Hatred 1 month 1 week ago #23

Drubbing
Hmm. We lost 11 in a row (that's 6 years) because of non neutral umpires?

Try Harder.
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The_Yeti Derby Hatred 1 month 1 week ago #24

The_Yeti
Yeah, Drubbing, the umps didn't cost us those games.

What cost us those games was rank stupidity. The tactic of having one player in the forward 50, usually Ballantyne, opposed to two or three taller defenders made it hard for us to score. Flooding the backline didn't really slow them down that much.

Added to inflexibility and a likely lack of ideas in the coaches box, the slime didn't have to do much planning to beat us. Having a game plan of Hoon, Fatty McGov and occasionally another tall was all they needed to think about. We never responded to any of that and we lost for the same reasons every time.

That said, the maggots don't get a clear slate. The slime have a history of injuring our players and only rarely do they get held accountable. Allowing Margetts, who's partner works for the slime, to umpire any slime game is such a horrible conflict of interest that it should be unsupportable.

Yes, we lost those games through stupidity but the maggots thoroughly deserved the criticism levelled at them.
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hypen Derby Hatred 1 month 1 week ago #25

hypen
Yeti, we won the contested ball and inside fifty in all those games. What more do you want?
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Raglan Matt Derby Hatred 1 month 1 week ago #26

Raglan Matt
Winning the contested ball and then seeing the eagles get an uncontested free kick at the next contest takes the gloss off that stat. Winning the inside 50's then seeing your forwards held out illegally, pushed in the back under the contest, or spoilt in the contest by chopping the arms, all called play on by Dean, takes the gloss off THAT stat.
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The_Yeti Derby Hatred 1 month 1 week ago #27

The_Yeti
hypen, I thought the claim we won the inside 50s and contested possessions in all those games was a strange call, so I checked.

The last derby we had more inside 50s was 2019. The last derby we had more contested possessions was 2019 but a different game.

I didn't bother going back past 2019
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shane Derby Hatred 1 month 1 week ago #28

shane
Hypen's Law!
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