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Postby MC Gusto » Mon 17 Jul 2017 9:52am

I never felt like we were a chance against the bombers. Just new we'd greet beaten.

Got a really good feeling we will come out and beat Sydney in a nail biter. There'll be a few changes in the side and a few strong words spoken between the playing group.

We'll be ready to go
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Re: We'll beat sydney

Postby carn_sainter » Mon 17 Jul 2017 10:01am

If we still plan on playing finals, it is absolutely necessary.

A loss will see Essendon on top of us and maybe even the dogs. We'd be 11th. As well as a couple of other teams currently on 36 points winning, we'll be at the back of the pack.

Sydney (along with Adelaide) is a team we really, really struggle against. A lot needs to go right for us. Our best, their less than best and luck might get us over the line. There was a real mental lapse against the Dons. We were complacent. I expect we'll turn up to play this week but that doesn't guarantee a win
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Re: We'll beat sydney

Postby spert » Mon 17 Jul 2017 10:15am

I reckon it is very important for Richo's future, to beat the Swans or at least go down in a competitive loss rather than the weak as p$#s way we have been losing.
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Re: We'll beat sydney

Postby perfectionist » Mon 17 Jul 2017 10:51am

The last time we played Sydney (Round 9), they had won just 2 games for the year and lost 6. They are now 9 and 7, that is, they have won 7 of their last 8 (Hawthorn beat Sydney by a goal at the SCG). They beat us with a combination of disposal skill and physical 'hardness" at our players. Our players were bumped, pushed and shoved whenever there was a contest - even after the contest. The Sydney players did this deliberately, but cleverly, making sure not to "hit" high. Our players were simply "bullied" out of the game and this became more and more the case as the game progressed. Sydney have gone on to do the same against other teams.

Against Essendon, there was no such brutality - the contests were few are far between because their skills (like us the week before against Richmond) were just too good. We were waiting for this skill level to drop off. It didn't. Hence the blowout.

The SCG does afford the opportunity to close up the game - to prevent players getting the space they want. The secret is players running hard enough and often enough to be an extra player at the contest. If the contest is won by a contested mark from the opposition, this option becomes very difficult. We saw that against Essendon. Not only were we beaten in the ruck, we weren't able to stop their marking from kick outs ( of which we gave them many opportunities).

I would like to think we could show the same hardness against Sydney players as they will against us. The team that played last Friday can't do it. Jimmy Webster will replace Sam Gilbert. We will need Luke Dunstan and Mav Weller into the team at least. We should include Blake Acres as well. Unless Billy makes a miraculous recovery, I would play Jason Holmes in the ruck - we will need his size against the Swans. Our young, light players i.e. Ben Long, Jack Lonie and Daniel McKenzie should be dropped along with Tom Hickey. We will continue to miss Tim Membrey, nothing much we can do about that.
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Postby saintspremiers » Mon 17 Jul 2017 11:10am

spert wrote:I reckon it is very important for Richo's future, to beat the Swans or at least go down in a competitive loss rather than the weak as p$#s way we have been losing.


Agree 100%

We will be known as the soft<edited by mods> with no heart if is yet another blowout.

I don't care if we lose.

I do care if we get pummelled.
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Re: We'll beat sydney

Postby bigred » Mon 17 Jul 2017 11:21am

I cant see it.

I reckon it will be one of those nights where we are just held at arms length, going down without a whimper by around the five goal mark.

Same old crap with Sydney.
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Postby bigcarl » Mon 17 Jul 2017 11:21am

Swans are a very good side and could win it this season if they get in.

It will be a great test and we are a chance ONLY if we bring our absolute A game.

We need to start well. With a shower of goals, not points. That was the big problem Friday. We just couldn't hit the scoreboard.

It's symptomatic of of our worst games this season and the most overlooked thing in football. Put it on the scoreboard. Goals not points. Build scoreboard pressure. Without Membrey I'm not sure we have enough straight shooters.

If only Billings could hit the scoreboard as regularly as he should given his ability.
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Re: We'll beat sydney

Postby stonecold » Mon 17 Jul 2017 11:25am

I don't think we will beat Sydney, hope im wrong though, if we could somehow find a way of winning one of the next two, I'd be happy with that. Don't think we need to look at the coach yet, , , let's not go down the path of sacking the coach, club needs continuity at this point, IMO!!!!!
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Re: We'll beat sydney

Postby Darth Vader » Mon 17 Jul 2017 11:53am

I'm hoping they're due. Won a few in a row, big game last against an enemy. Hopefully they'll have a letdown like post-derby or showdown. Or I'm dreaming.
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Postby lewdogs » Mon 17 Jul 2017 11:54am

The one thing that gives me hope is that we will have a much more competitive team out there on Saturday. Bringing in Webster, Acres, Dunstan, maybe Longer and possibly Marshall (obviously still young but better than Battle at this stage of his career) will make us a better side. We will need to come out very hard.

I doubt we will win, but I have no doubt that we CAN win.
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Postby saintspremiers » Mon 17 Jul 2017 12:03pm

Darth Vader wrote:I'm hoping they're due. Won a few in a row, big game last against an enemy. Hopefully they'll have a letdown like post-derby or showdown. Or I'm dreaming.


They had 6 weeks off to start the year. Half their team is still fresh and they are building still.
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Re: We'll beat sydney

Postby Beno88 » Mon 17 Jul 2017 12:07pm

Sri Lanka have won more games at the SCG than St Kilda in the last decade.
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Postby thejiggingsaint » Mon 17 Jul 2017 12:37pm

[quote="Beno88"]Sri Lanka have won more games at the SCG than St Kilda in the last decade.[/quote]
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Re: We'll beat sydney

Postby axcellence » Mon 17 Jul 2017 12:40pm

39+ points loss... if not a 50+ point one

tactics haven't changed, and don't look like changing

People keep saying, "Try Harder... give it your 110%". Well, DUH! Players can only play to their max physical, mental capacities and the game plan.

The gameplan is not good enough. Players are very well drilled. Forward / coaching / tactics didn't work last time, and won't again opposite Sydney. Just not set right
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Re: We'll beat sydney

Postby Sainternist » Mon 17 Jul 2017 2:02pm

MC Gusto did predict our loss to the Injectors last week, so perhaps he's on to something.

Mind you, his logic is probably that the Swines are due for a loss.
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Postby WellardSaint » Mon 17 Jul 2017 4:55pm

End of first qtr vs the Injectors, a lot of our guys were hunched over, hands on knees, absolutely heaving.
Commentators made a remark about it. They were excited about it too.

I think the boys just ran themselves into the ground and were second to the ball, and they were exhausted already!!
Too many at the contest and nobody outside.

Last time Swines had that #4 on the outside of each contest, he got spoonfed and ran away unhindered.
Geezus I hope Richo changes it up this time- tag him, or something.

I have a bad feeling about this, esp as it's at their patch.
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Re: We'll beat sydney

Postby stonecold » Mon 17 Jul 2017 5:29pm

WellardSaint wrote:End of first qtr vs the Injectors, a lot of our guys were hunched over, hands on knees, absolutely heaving.
Commentators made a remark about it. They were excited about it too.

I think the boys just ran themselves into the ground and were second to the ball, and they were exhausted already!!
Too many at the contest and nobody outside.

Last time Swines had that #4 on the outside of each contest, he got spoonfed and ran away unhindered.
Geezus I hope Richo changes it up this time- tag him, or something.

I have a bad feeling about this, esp as it's at their patch.


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Re: We'll beat sydney

Postby cwrcyn » Mon 17 Jul 2017 5:34pm

Us beating the swans in Sydney is a fantasy. Our form
Up until Richmond game was flakey and unmpressive. We've had one half of high intensity impressive football in about 8 weeks.
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Re: We'll beat sydney

Postby clintgrierson » Mon 17 Jul 2017 6:04pm

There is no better side by form than the Swans. if we beat them over there, pencil us in for the premiership. I'd love to think we can beat them, but they are a formidable side.
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Re: We'll beat sydney

Postby WellardSaint » Mon 17 Jul 2017 7:07pm

cwrcyn wrote:Us beating the swans in Sydney is a fantasy. Our form
Up until Richmond game was flakey and unmpressive. We've had one half of high intensity impressive football in about 8 weeks.


I would suggest that our poor conversion smothers the spirit and hurts morale.
If we converted better, we would have maybe beaten WCE, and could have gotten much closer in several games.

The guys appear a bit brittle sometimes, and missing goals must hurt.
Something isn't working, they can't regroup or lift when they need to.
The Tigers game was a perfect storm (somebody already used the phrase) where all the planets lined up.
We won't see another like that for a long time.

The Swans historically have played nasty,physical, brutal footy- and our lads haven't responded well to that stuff.
They're not soft at all- but they lose composure and can't think straight.
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The Jiggster has promised to sacrifice a fatted calf and a goat, to the Greek god of war, Ares,
in front of the Brewongal Stand of the SCG
to help the Saints get over the line.
Win or lose, at least he'll have kebabs to feed his hungry horde :mrgreen: :lol:
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Postby whiskers3614 » Mon 17 Jul 2017 7:10pm

Maybe do a GT to freshen the guys up.

What's on at the pictures?
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Re: We'll beat sydney

Postby WellardSaint » Mon 17 Jul 2017 7:13pm

whiskers3614 wrote:Maybe do a GT to freshen the guys up.

What's on at the pictures?


Richo should do a movie night at his place, hire an outdoor projector
Show "Predator"
"If it bleeds, it can be killed" is a positive phrase, sounds pleasing, and sends a strong message.
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Re: We'll beat sydney

Postby Devilhead » Mon 17 Jul 2017 8:18pm

Don't think we will beat Sydney but it will be a lot closer than recent encounters against them

We will beat Port and West Coast though! :twisted:
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Re: We'll beat sydney

Postby The Fireman » Mon 17 Jul 2017 8:23pm

just not good enough yet. Just hope it's not a belting.
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Re: We'll beat sydney

Postby lefty » Mon 17 Jul 2017 8:30pm

Yeah sure we will.... common mate, good sides don't get belted by huge margins like us. We are not consistent and Sydney are easily the best team at the moment.
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