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  1. 11 points
    Nathan acknowledged as in the top 30 players in the AFL, long time coming.
  2. 8 points
    Well, you were right Saty in predicting that this topic would generate pages and pages of pointless bickering. Maybe you should have predicted your part in that as well.
  3. 7 points
    Saty was looking a bit dishevelled, but the rest of us would have passed muster, I reckon.
  4. 7 points
    He has some bloody good players ranked behind him. And, relevantly, this is as rated by the players - not some fat journo. Well done Nate - a legitimate MFC club legend.
  5. 7 points
    The guy hasn't played for 12 months. He showed promise on the weekend but his timing looked out and his touch and match fitness will improve. He'll probably miss this week by the sounds of it but I'd play him in both of the remaining two Nab games if he's fit. He needs the match practice. And we need him up and about if we're a chance against the Suns. This cotton wool, alarmist mentality is disturbing.
  6. 7 points
    I just don't get everyone's obsession to trade before the start of the season.....We have not played a game for points and all want to trade player out for some fanciful player from another side..... Howe has played 22 games last year for a total of 78 He has kicked 70 goals and 54 points in that time....He was also second in rebound 50 after Dunn for last year He was also 5th in kicks for the club last year....Also 2nd for marks taken and 1st for contested marks and 1st for short kicks He was also 6th in the b&f and received 2 brownlow vote. So the crap about being a one trick pony is exactly that. He also played in defence last year, a position that he has never played before and I thought played it well.
  7. 5 points
  8. 4 points
  9. 4 points
    Too risky then as well, wrap him up in Cotten wool till next year I say. Then give him a run in next years NAB and if he has another hot spot issue, rest him again for a year. Can't be too cautious on this guy. He could get to the end of his contract with just half a dozen NAB highlights. But at least we have managed him well.
  10. 3 points
    Guys, as being a local Ballarat Dees supporter I'm just giving you the heads up if you are attending the NAB Cup game v Doggies Saturday 4.10pm start in Ballarat. If travel by train check the VLine site for times etc then a short Taxi ride from the station. By car, turn off the freeway at North Ballarat and the ground is 5 mins away. Parking? They will try to slug you $5 to park next door at the Showgrounds...cheaper to turn East at the Subway/Servo and park down a side street then it's a short walk to the ground. Show this years membership card to get in for free. Last years game here Blues v North had 7850 crowd and I would think max would be mabye 9000? You will be standing! The small grandstand will be full of players families and officials etc. If you can't stand all day you would have to take a chair and get there EARLY! If disabled I'd assume contact the AFL as would be normal practice. The only tiered viewing is the Northern end near the scoreboard behind the goals. If watching from the east (highway side) expect the setting sun to be in your eyes. The ground will have a great atmosphere and the surface is exceptional, if the weather is nice pop into town early have some lunch and make your way to the match. Alternatively arrange to have a catch up for a bbq with friends at Lake Wendouree then off to the game pumped up for a Dees win! Enjoy the day! EDIT BY DEMONLAND: The Game will be LIVE on http://melbournefc.com.au
  11. 3 points
    OD the sanctions to date refer to bringing the game into disrepute. If they are found guilty of systemic PED cheating you can be sure there is more pain to come.
  12. 3 points
    I emailed the club and they contacted me back today apologising, The club has offered the kids that missed out yesterday a place in a guard of honour as the team runs through the banner, they also want to arrange the kids favourite player to give them a call and also offered to send a kids fun pack. I thought that was pretty good of them.
  13. 3 points
    The irony in this post smells so bad you can almost see it. You take aim at the supporters who were annoyed with the day, who are in the vast majority here, and then back up your statement based on a chat with 1 person. Give me a break Saty. The club stuffed up and you know it.
  14. 3 points
    Can we get the Richmond doctor to scan it please? If he gives it the all clear, then I will start breathing again...
  15. 2 points
    This place really worries me sometimes.
  16. 2 points
    I disagree in the notion saving for savings sake alone.. A problem with the comp is its now too victoria-centric. Granted the highest concentration of support is here but I wouldnt put any lives of loved ones on the line thinking its not beyond possibility a Vic team will fold or move ( again ) I have this strange niggle that no ones really going to expect what happens this year as a result of the Bombers fiasco. Once penalties are given and alliances disintegrate , once knives are sharpened and the shark frenzy begins there may only be a resemblance to a carcass anyway. This has some ways to play out, far beyond this tribunal. Once that momentum builds theres no going back. The AFL will become spectators to a train wreck.
  17. 2 points
    Oh i think they will remain in the AFL as well, everyone has too much to loose if they do not. But they must find a way around their current situation. I think it may pan out a bit like this. The 34 players are suspended for between 12-24 months. They all sue Essendon in its present form. Worksafe does its thing and flag substantial new fines both on the club and individuals. These two things represent tens of millions of additional liabilities to the current club. Their principle benefactors refuse to put additional funding in for this purpose, and the current entity goes bankrupt and the liquidators are called in. The liquidators sell the assets of the club (the brand, the license, the training facilities, the players) into a new entity without the current liabilities including Hird's contract. They can then totally start again by re-employing (or not as the case may be) everyone they want to on new contract. It would not be the first time this had been done in Australian corporate life, but it would be a difficult legal man-oeuvre probably requiring some negotiated settlement, not i am sure beyond Little's expensive legal team's capabilities.
  18. 2 points
    Anyone who thinks we would have not covered $1000 on Monday through sales or that signage at the ground wouldn't create income for the club needs to take some viagra eye drops and have a good hard look at themselves.
  19. 2 points
    The perception is what is killer here - that we are an amateur shambles of a club with poor communication between internal departments. Whether or not it's true that merchandise and membership should have been more involved, surely what can be recognised is that it's a compounding of errors that gives a perception of amateurism to those both inside and outside the club.
  20. 2 points
    Don't like it TSFKA? Those of us that read and contribute here do so out of choice. You are free to be elsewhere, may I suggest you take that option. Edit: Fix acronym.
  21. 2 points
    If they remain in the AFL (which I suspect they will, no matter how protracted the battle might become) we can only wonder how long Hird's interest will continue in coaching a team without much hope of getting him to the grand final podium.
  22. 2 points
    had a phone call from Jimmy to renew my membership - which I did. The interesting thing was when I complimented him on his preseason he basically was quite negative about his form. Really nice young man but down on confidence I would think and very hard on himself. A good argument for not bringing kids in too early especially when the team is struggling. Felt like giving him a big hug.
  23. 2 points
    We were touted as taking McCartin because he was the best available not because we knew Jesse Hogan would have his foot stood on in Nab 1.
  24. 2 points
    I recall as a teenager my local club paid a king's ransom to recruit a former AFL-listed key forward who had routinely led the league in goal kicking, to be the key piece to push us into premiership favouritism. In a marking contest at training during preseason I stepped on his foot in a rather innocuous fashion. He missed a couple of games, which turned into a handful of games, which turned into a season and he never did anything of note on a footy field ever again. The moral of the story? Make sure I don't step on your foot. He'll be fine. Or he won't.
  25. 2 points
    It's not a small minority. Those complaining aren't a fringe group, they are a substantial number on here which likely means plenty more of those who went. You aren't the clubs spokesman and there's good reason for that. The club has rightfully and unconditionally apologised. They didn't need to add qualifying statements like you did about people 'getting the [censored] and leaving'.
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