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    Betting on the MFC aka throwing away money and having your heart broken again. Sounds like a great deal.
  3. 2 points
    Love Nev as well, and while he's a good kick, he's also very risk-adverse in his kicking choices which helps his stat in this area. Long penertating kicks to the advantage of player on the run are not Nevs standard kick from defence... like the opposite of Travis Johnston, which in a backman is not a bad thing.
  4. 2 points
    Armstrong will just sit back and polish his premiership medallion while all this reminiscing is happening...
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    We are extremely fortunate to have access to an suburban oval 12 months a year. To get 3 home practice matches because the 3 teams we play have cricket pitches is a real advantage for Casey, bit extra cash through bar/Canteen and gate takings also helps.
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    Why shouldn’t we give things a good shake? At stages of the 2017 campaign we were scraping the bottom of the barrel in personnel terms, with the stupid suspensions and the cataclysm of injuries we suffered. Add Lever and Hogan to the line up for most of our season and all things being equal we are a two-goal a game better side, even if we see no improvement in other areas of our game. Brayshaw, Petracca, Oliver and Viney being fed by Gawn will be a formidable midfield for anyone to contend with.
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    $7.50 to make the GF.....wow. They’ve still got a bit to prove in my eyes, bit too short for me to have a dip.
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    $13 Premiers $7.50 Make GF $15.00 Top of ladder $3.50 Top four $1.75 Final 8.
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    Going by the photos on the mfc site hogan is lean and in fantastic shape. His body shape looks more like that of a mid than power forward, which fits with comments he might play more as a mud this year. Scary thought for opposition mids.
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    Think of the game as one of rotations: Midfield, secondary zone, bench. Bernie and Lewis rotate centre-back-bench, Trac, Jones (Hogan, Hannan) rotate forward-centre-bench. Stretch wing-centre-bench. Oliver and Viney as almost pure mids (on ball - bench). Etc. Provides lots of options, and also leadership on every line. With Lewis and Lever coordinating the back half, Jones could add some valuable leadership forward if needed. So I'm not against him spending time forward as Trac rotates into the middle. I don't speak to him, or for him, but in the pics posted he seems to be going OK for an old bugger with bung calves....
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    You can fluke a premiership without being the best team all year like the Bulldogs or Tigers. You can't fluke top of the ladder ithout being the best team all year. We are a much greater chance of inning the premiership than finishing on top. The best bet is Melbourne to win the women's premiership at $5.
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    Settle down, had a good laugh with Jonesy when I asked him were the reports of his demise premature He attacked pre pre and pre season like he normally does and his body quietly reminded him he was a year older As per the article on Club Website, he is now listening to it, has had a niggly calf, so as with Viney, the fitness and medical staff have him on a short leash, Viney is also right on track as well As for the candid comments, I am told quite a lot of info, but trusted to keep it to myself, unless I am told to advertise it to put a lid on some nonesense
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    Pedders looks 5 years younger and super fit. Hope he has another ripper year.
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    Are you suggesting the players are not completely candid when they talk to random supporters? Surely not. Calf injuries, particularly in older players, is becoming one of those injuries that never seem to go away. Like foot injuries.
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    Makes sense to me.. actually has great goal awareness.
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    I'm chucking on a hundred for premiers. Worth a punt
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    Dom Tyson's foot skills were sharp and polished; A new 3 word analysis of Dom perhaps?
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    Love the clash jumper. It's interesting for me as I started following the Demons in 88 so I haven't really see us play in the royal blue. I have written this elsewhere but I think it's a chance for us to recognize a part of our history that the spin doctors at the club (and a lot of supporters) tend to bury. If you were to believe the CS's of this world, we all fell asleep listening to Bobby Darin in 1964 but no one of consequence played for us ever again (besides Robbie) and that when we woke up, the league hadn't really changed that much. I reckon we as a club need to embrace the struggle that we have undergone to get where we have. For me, winning a flag isn't a birth right or an acknowledgement of our inherent greatness. It will be reward for years of toil. The royal blue for me is emblematic of the struggle.
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    Not enough choices in the poll. I voted "love it" but the total truth is that it is better than most of what has gone before it. Always hated the royal blue number in the 70s and 80s though. So it's relatively better than the white number, ok, but love it is a bit too strong.
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    As for the rest of the session. Turned up around 10:40 with the players soon to start some pretty decent going match simulation. White v Blue. Rehab boxing: Weideman, J Smith, T Smith Walking back to AAMI: Vanders Walking laps, possibly with a issue or unwell?: Dion Johnstone Running: Viney Match sim was fast paced and aggressive. Loud cheers as Lever timed his back pedal and spoil going with the flight to knock the ball away from Hannan who was loose inside 50. Equally loud cheers from the other side when Kent and Spargo amongst others forced a ball up inside forward 50. Spargo found the ball in space a few times but wasn't as clean with it as I'd have liked. Balic is similar and also has a real art at smothering the ball. After this it was some simple kicking and handballing cone to cone stuff that then resulted in a kick inside 50 to a 1 on 1 contest inside a box that was maybe 15 wide by 10 deep in the hot spot area. Keilty gave Hogan a good test. Hogan was encouraged by Macca to coach the guys who made poor decisions on where to kick, which was a lot of them. The forwards were starting behind (or I guess the defenders were starting in front) and so it takes the forwards and the kickers to be on the same page. Hannan and Jetta had a good battle, with Hannan using his body to keep his ground then mark over the back. Petracca had Frost turned around a lot, which concerns me with Frosty. Frost only takes a few steps to recover but sometimes you don't have it. Clarry at Oscar were similar but Oscar probably kept closer. Bugg, Fristch, Harmes and Tommy Mc then rotated in as did Wagner and Perry on the defensive side. Perry has good instincts and nice closing speed. After some tackling work the forwards and backs did a drill where it was 6 on 6 deep inside 50 and they were working on their zoning. I didn't really like this drill because it involved some big contests in the air with players backing back and other attacking the ball. ANB got a Hannan knee in the glute that had both players sore but able to continue. Wagner had a big spoil with some heavy contact. That said, the defenders worked well with each other and the forwards did a nice job too. The mids were doing boundary throw in work on the wing. Gawn beat King a little too easily for my liking. The drill often resulted in repeat ball ups but I guess that's not uncommon when it was one on one. I would've liked to have seen some cleaner chains of handballs but the counter to that might've been the other side was defending well. It was certainly willing stuff. Baker easily sidestepped Gawn and then did the same thing to Petracca in one series of play. Of the midfield group he's was behind Gawn and towards the middle at best in the running and he's not quite a pure kick of the ball but he looks a natural running with the ball. If we're looking for pace in the midfield group then keep an eye out for him.
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    There are two Statts I believe in from 2017. Richmond were the best team and Brisbane were the worst. The rest is just Champion data trying to justify their existence.
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    Jan 2017 Champion Data: Pies no 1 midfield Dees 18th Grain. Of. Salt.
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