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Live blog with Rohan Connolly at noon

Danyle Pearce's Fremantle Dockers just keep on winning.

Danyle Pearce's Fremantle Dockers just keep on winning. Photo: Getty Images

Got to leave it there today, folks, could be a biggish sort of new day on the Melbourne front! Thanks for all the questions and comments once again, really enjoying our discussions and debates!

 

Have your say on the footy issues that matter to you. Leave a comment of return at noon to blog live with Rohan Connolly.

Here's some issues on the agenda this morning:

A Freo flag is no fantasy.

And:

The heroics of Adam Goodes; the ongoing farce of video goal reviews; and the ongoing disaster at Melbourne.

 

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  • A 94pt carlton victory and andrew walker clearly the best player on the ground by an eon and i check the round 10 votes and John Pierik has 2 GWS players in the top 3 on the ground and more galling Callan Ward as the best player on the ground... now i have to ask is John P all there or does he just hate Carlton that much????

    so back to reality for the blues in the coming 4 weeks or can we upset some of the best teams going around?

    Commenter
    Planet Earth
    Location
    Princes Park
    Date and time
    June 03, 2013, 8:40AM
    • Rohan Connolly Hi Planet, Have just discussed with JP (who, incidentally, is a Carlton supporter!), and his take is that while Walker was pretty food and vote-worthy, Ward was BOG because he was the dominant midfielder in the game in a team which was smashed. Pretty sure Garry Lyon on Triple M gave Ward best also. Next month is a huge challenge, obviously, think if they can win two of next four against Essendon, Hawthorn, Sydney and Collingwood, they'll be doing OK.

      Commenter
      Rohan Connolly
      Date and time
      June 03, 2013, 11:57AM
    • ok interesting spin, whilst he did play well the blues didn't need to tag him as they were smashing the giants had it been closer i think he would have been closed down... sorry JP... but as for garry lyon wouldn't pay much credence to anything he says

      Commenter
      Planet Earth
      Date and time
      June 03, 2013, 12:07PM
    • Planet Earth, you must be from a different planet as it was not that long ago that Collingwood smashed Carlton yet Judd got the three votes.

      Commenter
      Big Adz
      Date and time
      June 03, 2013, 12:41PM
    • adz... 28pts is a lot different to 94pts :)

      Commenter
      Planet earth
      Date and time
      June 03, 2013, 12:59PM
  • Had a question about struggling teams (e.g. Melb, Port, Dogs, GWS, etc). From what I can see, all the players and coaches try hard, and there are professionals all around them helping, but every week there has to be losers. To me it seams that success is more about how many (self-motivated) champions you have in your team than it is about an individual coach. And so for struggling teams like mine (Port) we just have to sit and wait until the 'champion player" factor builds up again. Does that sound right to you?

    Commenter
    Dave
    Location
    Melb
    Date and time
    June 03, 2013, 9:22AM
    • "From what I can see, all the players and coaches try hard..."

      Melbourne - trying hard? Frawley and Jones and the only two that look like they'd earn their spots elsewhere. Dawes had a crack as well.

      Commenter
      No
      Date and time
      June 03, 2013, 10:47AM
    • Rohan Connolly Hi Dave, I do think there's a tendency to blame the coach too much when things aren't going well. Surely, the job of motivating a player has to be that player's responsibility as much as his coach's! Champion players are obviously very important, but I think these days it's just as much about evenness across the 22, Sydney the best possible example.

      Commenter
      Rohan Connolly
      Date and time
      June 03, 2013, 12:01PM
    • How good would Nathan Jones be in a real team... He can come to the Blues tomorrow if he wants.

      I love watching him play, but when he threw up his arms the other week, it sorts said "ive had enough of trying"

      As for sacking the coach, Melbourne did that.. what did it get them?? Dean Bailey must be laughing hard right now.

      Commenter
      Davo...
      Date and time
      June 03, 2013, 12:57PM
  • Nathan Vardy is he potentially an elite player?

    Commenter
    Whiskers
    Location
    Kardinia Park
    Date and time
    June 03, 2013, 9:31AM

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    RIC 71vs CAR 41 Report Stats
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    ESS 69vs MEL 60 Report Stats
    WBU 95vs GCF 73 Report Stats
    NTH 120vs GEE 79 Report Stats
    WCE 147vs ADE 91 Report Stats
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    GWS 84vs STK 49 Report Stats
    HAW 115vs FRE 43 Report Stats
    BRI 49vs SYD 70 Report Stats
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    NTH 93vs ESS 68 Report Stats
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    GEE 72vs WBU 64 Report Stats
    GCF 79vs GWS 94 Report Stats
    COL 56vs WCE 87 Report Stats
    SYD 57vs HAW 146 Report Stats
    FRE 95vs CAR 53 Report Stats
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    PTA 113vs ADE 116 Report Stats
    STK 73vs RIC 89 Report Stats
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    CAR 35vs HAW 173 Report Stats
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    GWS 42vs GEE 69 Stats
    ADE 125vs GCF 80 Stats
    RIC 78vs FRE 82 Stats
    ESS 116vs PTA 129 Stats
    BRI 38vs NTH 110 Report Stats
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    COL 54vs MEL 91 Report Stats
    SYD 117vs ADE 65 Report Stats
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    WBU 128vs PTA 64 Report Stats
    BRI 100vs GCF 114 Report Stats
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    SYD 87vs COL 76 Report Stats
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    ESS 59vs ADE 171 Report Stats
    NTH 120vs STK 83 Report Stats
    PTA 111vs GWS 90 Report Stats
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    BRI 131vs CAR 67 Report Stats
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    FRE 80vs WCE 104 Report Stats
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    HAW 86vs PTA 108 Report Stats
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    COL 56vs RIC 147 Report Stats
    GWS 44vs SYD 133 Report Stats
    GCF 97vs ESS 95 Report Stats
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    ADE 131vs BRI 44 Report Stats
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    NTH 94vs FRE 83 Report Stats
    CAR 78vs MEL 55 Report Stats
    WCE 162vs WBU 85 Report Stats
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    Fri, 28 AugTimes shown AEST
    GEE 62vs COL 110 Report Stats
    Sat, 29 AugTimes shown AEST
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    HAW ($1.01)vs BRI ($17.00) 14:10AS
    NTH ($1.67)vs WBU ($2.25) 16:35ES
    ESS ($6.75)vs RIC ($1.12) 19:20MCG
    GCF ($3.30)vs PTA ($1.35) 19:20MS
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    STK ($4.50)vs SYD ($1.22) 15:20ES
    FRE ($1.08)vs MEL ($8.50) 16:40Domain Stadium
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    RIC vs NTH 19:50ES
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    BRI ($3.50)vs WBU ($1.28) 13:45G
    PTA ($1.75)vs FRE ($2.00) 15:50Adelaide Oval
    HAW ($1.01)vs CAR ($15.00) 16:40MCG
    SYD ($1.02)vs GCF ($12.00) 19:20SCG
    WCE ($1.11)vs STK ($6.25) 19:40Domain Stadium
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