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  2. SFebes

    Round 23 Non MFC Games

    Come on Fremantle & Brisbane
  3. Demonland

    Round 23 Non MFC Games

    There. Renamed again in more neutral terms to also enable discussion on all eight fascinating games other than Melbourne v GWS Giants that remain in the 2018 home and away season.
  4. ucanchoose

    Cyril Rioli

    Too injury prone. No
  5. deebug

    Cyril Rioli

    If he wants to come back and play, then yes.🙂
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  7. He'd be happy with a new ute, a McDonalds gift voucher and a drinks card at 21st Century in Frankston...
  8. jnrmac

    Changes v GWS Giants

    Smith would come back in before Hunt I suspect... It would allow Fritsch to move fwd. He done some good things in defence but sometimes his one on one isn't quite there. Prefer him delivering to forwards as a link man or kicking for goal.
  9. jnrmac

    Sam Weideman

    I am not an OMac fan but he was OK on the weekend. His shortcomings are different to Frost and in a way polar opposite. He is slow, particularly reaction time but also turning circle. He has little physical presence - although his Darling tackle was a ripper - and is often fumbly. He was lucky not to have given away a free at a critical time to Venebles I think when he fumbled the mark and then tried to duck the tackle in the 4th. Could have been so much worse. Oscar's disposal is pretty good Frost on the other hand is very quick, physical, can take a solid mark and makes life difficult for good forwards as he is difficult to play on. Disposal and decision making are his two biggest weaknesses and the club has been trying to limit these telling him in effect to give the ball off straight away by hand where possible. A combination of the two would be perfect and the question is when Lever returns who gets the gig alongside him. there isn't room for all three IMO. It might be match ups that determine it. Against the Swans Frost did well on Buddy and OMac was pretty reasonable on McCartin.
  10. Gorgoroth

    WELCOME TO THE MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB - CLAYTON OLIVER

    You see in one of the qtrs he engages Yeo, forces him closer to the rucks then breaks back as Max hits the ball to the outside instead of down, so I think he is trying to do it more in those situations where Max might have indicated a bigger hit?
  11. Gorgoroth

    NFL

    Even with that Macca it’s hard as most only play a small section of their starters in the last week so you get you great form line on teams
  12. praha

    Jetta and lecras

    He told him he sucked at Fortnite. Jetta responded by saying he's an adult and that he plays Dota and that Fornite is for little kids. Lecras then said Dota sucks. Cue fight.
  13. praha

    Cyril Rioli

    He would be an upgrade on Garlett no doubt.
  14. Cassiew

    12 Long Painful Years Finals - At Last!!

    6. Is still true. 7. Hell, I’m wearing one right now!
  15. Hogan2014

    Chris Judd thinks we celebrated too hard.

    Gotta enjoy the moment ... not robots & also celebrating for their suffering supporters.. I’m sure Goody & co know what they are doing
  16. Skuit

    James Harmes take a bow.

    I picked Harmes as our most improved this year - and even I'm not getting that carried away. Brayshaw easily takes that title. I'm chuffed for GBH's late-season improvement though.
  17. Skuit

    Cyril Rioli

    TL/DR: Should we recruit Cyril Rioli? So a few in the media seem to think the Rioli retirement was a salary-cap sham - with fair reason to be suspicious. Admittedly one of those is Purple, but he's increasingly sure of himself on the matter. Forget arguing about whether Rioli's a legend or just a champion or grossly overrated and imagine he could return to 75 percent of what you consider his best to be if he could get an acceptable run of injury free-football back under his belt. Rioli stationed in our forward pocket with the instructions to harass and the mandate to take a shot - not required so much to run the wings or through the middle. Would you take on a three-year reasonably well-paid contract as the Demons enter their window (Cyril is 29 to save to save you from Googling)? If he signals his intentions to come to us and nominates for the draft/rookie draft there will be surely a lot of moaning and grizzling from all quarters, but it's most likely no club will actually impede - so effectively free in trade cookie terms - although I would imagine Rioli entering the main draft and us giving up our first pick would be the acceptable compromise for the AFL. I've been a strong supporter of Garlett and his need to be in our team, but it's clear his days are numbered. Cutting through the fairly nasty invective, I feel the major decline in his performance is that he's lost his touch - and I first thought so around our match in Alice last year when he still managed to kick five (from memory). Even when he's performed this year, it's still not of the same mojo of yore. I also said last year that an old-school forward pocket specialist should be number one on our shopping list, and that I felt that hedging our bets with Johnstone as a half pocket/half mid was a mistake. Versatility is great, but not in every instance. Although I'm happy with our draft-swag from last year, watching Rioli and Ryan go anywhere near the ball on the w/e rammed home the message of where we're currently lacking a key ingredient. So as a possibly more refined equation: would you take Rioli over the next three years on decent coin for a mid to late second-round draft pick - considering of course our increasingly stretched cap? If not, any other suggestions where we can fulfill this need - rumours of Betts disgruntled at Adelaide for example, on the same cost conditions, or the recruit of a freshie or someone currently lacking opportunities elsewhere perhaps? Just for the record, I'm all for it: Gaff, Rioli, and Nathan Basset and the 2019 flag is ours with every hole plugged (although another dashing half-back in Hunt or Baker stepping up would be ideal as well as a marking utility in the Pedersen mold). Disclaimer: I'm vaguely connected to Cyril through family.
  18. Sir Why You Little

    WELCOME TO THE MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB - CLAYTON OLIVER

    No doubt about that, hopefully he stays happy where he is
  19. Rogue

    Hodge and Christian

    Pretty easy to set the fine at a percentage of income. (It could even have a floor or ceiling if you like, or be a progressive 'tax', but I wouldn't bother). Trivial to implement if the AFL has access to salaries, which they do. eg. A 0.005% fine instead of a $2000 fine. It equates to $1500 for a player on $300K, $5000 for a player earning $1M, and $355 for a rookie on $71K. Might be a little tricky for Average Joe to get his head around a 0.005% fine, but it's pretty easy to implement.
  20. Rogue

    Changes v GWS Giants

    Didn't realise he was a chance for this week, but just read that he's a test (as is Hunt). I reckon it's an attractive option.
  21. faultydet

    WELCOME TO THE MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB - CLAYTON OLIVER

    Oliver will be offered $1.5m p.a by another team (most likely Norf) before his contract is up. He is the superstar that 18 teams are looking for.
  22. TeamPlayedFine39

    Jetta and lecras

    It’s very rare to see any player reacting like that- especially after the siren. There was no arguing, just anger.
  23. faultydet

    Jetta and lecras

    I really wish people wouldn't jump to that conclusion every time an indigenous player was involved in a fracas. Having said that, it was strange to see Nev so angry. Would be interested to know exactly what the problem was. I was mentally punching LeCras in the side of the head every time nev gave him a jumper punch.
  24. bing181

    Changes v GWS Giants

    No, but we can perhaps bring in Joel Smith.
  25. FireInTheBelly

    Football commentary bloopers

    https://www.facebook.com/jarrod.ellison.50/videos/2180286522046816/
  26. Sir Why You Little

    Jetta and lecras

    It was certainly something heavy. Nev was not going to let it go
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