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  1. 12 points
    Any suggestion Melksham wont play is bordering on lunacy. Someone other than him will miss.
  2. 8 points
    http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-03-22/oliver-signs-on-until-end-of-2021 Celebrations! Adds two years to his existing contract. Great show of faith. Got to love him: "It was the easiest decision of my life,” he told Melbourne Media...“The club came to me last week, and I talked to my manager and we got it done straight away, so I’m very happy.
  3. 7 points
    Still waiting on Darcy Moore. He’s a spud.
  4. 7 points
    Hannan will play, he's forward pressure is what our plan of creating forward half turnovers. INT: Tyson, Brayshaw, Hannan, Melksham
  5. 7 points
    Jack Watts kicks some goals in a pre-season game - a gazillion posts within the day. The player with probably the greatest potential I've seen in my time supporting the MFC signs on for a few more years after a basically unparalleled sophomore season at the club - a couple dozen minor congrats. I'm afraid that Schwab and co. did some serious psychological damage to a large swathe of our supporter-base.
  6. 7 points
    Cmon mate please!! Brayshaw has got so much upside and is 5 times better than Bugg
  7. 6 points
    Look, his operas are very long but once you get the hang of it you'll never go back. You'll always say from that moment on he was one of the greatest geniuses who walked this earth..
  8. 6 points
    Shout-out to the "Dom Tyson is best 22 lock" lovers.
  9. 6 points
  10. 6 points
  11. 5 points
  12. 5 points
    Wtf was that family feud noise??
  13. 5 points
    Geez I must be the only one who likes Wagner as a player. Come on Josh, give them hell on Sunday boi!
  14. 5 points
    These selections show me that most of us outside the inner sanctum have very little idea what goes on inside it.
  15. 5 points
    Come on Crows, destroy the Druggos... dont give them an inch, dont let them get their confidence up. The cheats deserve to finish bottom 4, every season.
  16. 5 points
    I had Tyson and Brayshaw in my best 22. The explanation that Brayshaw is coming off op (infection common with Wisdom extraction) and Tyson slightly underdone are the most plausible explanations. Don't agree with the Wagner haters... he competes in the air and on the ground... he gets to contests... he plays his role fearlessly (no wonder the Cocka loves him). I see it as a positive that we are going in with a different team than the one that rolled over in round 23. Maynard tackles hard and tackles often... when he feels at home in the seniors he will accumulate big figures!
  17. 5 points
    Brayshaw being left out is clearly to do with his emergency tooth situation during the week. There's no doubt it would have put him out from a preparation pov.
  18. 5 points
    Wagner gives us another back, which is good for team balance as it could free up Jones or Hunt to move onto wing, Salem into middle, etc... Maybe Maynards in to do some bodywork on the tag the Cats will try to put on Oliver or Petracca..?
  19. 5 points
    Maynard in and Tyson out is an interesting one that I didn’t see coming. Tyson normally gets a bit of the ball, I think we may miss him. I cringe whenever I see Wagner with the ball, his turnovers can be a momentum killer. I would have picked Frost over Wagner, especially given Geelong’s height in their forward line.
  20. 5 points
    Viney is the most important player on the list. You only needed to watch that first Quarter against Port Adelaide last year, where we'd missed him for a few weeks before hand, to see how much taller everyone else walks with Viney there. He's our Joel Selwood. There is not much between Pedersen and Tom McDonald, and the two sides to win the flags over the last couple of years have both had smaller, more agile forward lines as it leads to more forward pressure.
  21. 5 points
    As others have alluded to I'm sure his bung ankle affected his lateral movement in 2017. He missed 5 months in his draft year due to a stress fracture in his ankle and it was the same ankle that was operated on over the summer. Internally the club rates him highly. At a supporter function it was said he's got healthy doses of nastiness in that if he needs to run through a backman he won't hesitate. Those that have been at training have noticed a stronger body and with that comes added confidence. I also appreciate why some have queries, especially in the light of Charlie Curnow. But I'm quietly confident we still have a potentially good key forward on our hands.
  22. 5 points
    Good on Sportsbet for taking time away from taking advantage of gambling addicts and ruining families to bring some levity to the Round 1 lead up. Kudos!
  23. 5 points
    Has had significant ankle surgery twice already in his career and spent most of this pre-season in rehab. I wouldn’t be wanting to see him in the seniors for the first half of the year as, I’d rather see him developing and building confidence in the VFL. Pederson is definitely ahead of him in the pecking order at this stage at any rate. Weideman need match fitness and a run of good form. Not concerned... yet.
  24. 5 points
    Watch The Weid become the new whipping boy now that Watts is gone
  25. 4 points
    Christ I hate watching Wagner play, waiting for the inevitable turnover because of zero situational awareness. Mystified.
  26. 4 points
    I’m with you mate I like Wagner he has a crack, I really hope he kills it now seems like he is the new whipping boy
  27. 4 points
    I think the blueprint is pretty obvious. Goody clearly loves a a dynamic and versatile team and Wagner's inclusion is evidence of that. Wagner allows us to play all of Hunt, Jones, Vince and Lewis in a variety of roles which will hopefully work in our favour. Tyson cannot play any position other than inside mid and his inclusion restricts Goody's creativity. Maynard is the interesting one for me, because similarly to Tyson I see him being fairly one-dimensional. But maybe Goody and co have some ideas of roles come game day. All-in-all it's a fairly strong side all over the ground, unlike Geelong's 22.
  28. 4 points
    Carlton also had big doubts about Curnow which is why they took Harry McKay ahead of him. In fact, Curnow was the 6th key position player taken in that draft behind: Weitering Schache Francis Weideman McKay. None of those player have set the world on fire yet. Some will, some won’t. But the fact of the matter is we won’t know for a few more years yet. In addition, it’s probably worth noting who was playing full back last night for Carlton whilst Curnow played full forward. Liam Jones is a KPP who didn’t play a good match until the age of 26. Some guys burst onto the scene... some take time.
  29. 4 points
  30. 4 points
    No chance Tyson misses out, unless he is battling fitness. With no Viney, he has to play. Hell even with Viney he is best 22.
  31. 4 points
    Collingwood has had to give Moore a charity position (sweeping defender) to get him a touch.
  32. 4 points
    Interesting approach. I'm not sure how old you are now, but if you've already reached adulthood, did you argue that once you'd turned 17 you should be allowed into pubs because you were into your 18th year? If so, how did that work out for you?
  33. 4 points
    I'll also point out that on draft night the commentators on Foxtel all agreed that Weideman would be the steal of the draft at No.9 if he could stay injury free. I don't see this as a mistake by our recruiting team. Hindsight picks are a load of BS and an easy shot at recruiting, how did Fyfe go at 20odd etc? 🤔
  34. 4 points
  35. 4 points
    Expect Hannan to play over Frost.
  36. 4 points
    Bayley Fritsch will be debuting this week.
  37. 3 points
    Crows are missing Lever.
  38. 3 points
    I hate the Crows ... but hate the drug cheats more
  39. 3 points
    I can't see any contact to the head: I've seen all the replays. The commentators are either blind or just flucking morons, probably both.
  40. 3 points
    I hate Essendrug so much i had forgotten the rage...
  41. 3 points
    It's a long season mate. Tyson is best 22 and will play in finals. Why you take enjoyment in a player missing round 1 after a long and gruelling pre-season speaks volumes about the type of person you are.
  42. 3 points
    I don't rate Wagner based on what i saw last year. Absolutely shocking turnovers on many occasions and failure to halve contests. That being said the club clearly sees something in him. I guess we'll get a chance to see if they are right. There must be some underlying fitness concerns here though. I can't see this being their selection if all four were fit.
  43. 3 points
    Agree on Dom, Jake and Gus, but I think assuming not too much rain, that Frost might get the nod ahead of Hannan, as insurance and because of his pace and ability to play a few positions. Then again Goody hasn't rung me yet and team has to be in by 5.00.
  44. 3 points
    The sheen on Jonsey's head is not accurate enough for my liking.
  45. 3 points
    Another blunder? We've nailed drafting in recent years, and yes Curnow is a great player, but Weids is not done and dusted. He is a key position player in his third pre-season battling injuries. Chill out!
  46. 3 points
    Never stop never stopping.
  47. 3 points
    And the winner takes home the Clint Blizzard Cup?
  48. 3 points
    Weeds - born June 97 - 196cm Fritsch - born Dec 96 - 186cm Not really a fair comparison. Curnow had never kicked more than 2 goals in a game before tonight. So no different to Weeds. This is a year for Sam to develop a healthy, strong AFL body. Apparently with ankle surgery and a long preseason in rehab and not rushed in to AFL games that has hopefully been achieved. At VFL he has to find consistency with getting to and winning contests. If he's body is right he'll be able to rotate in as back up ruck and that will do him wonders.
  49. 3 points
    The alarmist almost fatalist attitude on here is embarrassing. It is disappointing but better to manage for it to happen now and try and get them right for rest of the season than to lose them in the back half. They are both high quality players but we can cover them particularly with our early season run. The argument could be old school MFC may have let TMac continue to play through the pain due to no depth and make it worse but because we take a no risk attitude everyone goes into meltdown. As Goody said we have a list of 40 healthy players. When have we ever entered a season with 40 to choose from? Particularly when most I would be happy to see as true quality options.Take no precautions particularly with their importance and ensure they are right for the second half of the season when they are even more vital.
  50. 3 points
    Oddly enough the Geelong game from Round 3 last year is the one that really burns in my guts. Hibberd didn't play, Hogan and Lewis were suspended and Gawn was gone early in the 2nd quarter yet we completely outplayed them and had 6 more scoring shots. It was a game we should have won by 4 or 5 goals but we were woeful in front of goal. You'd like to think with Lever and Hibberd added to our side from that day Menzel and Hawkins won't kick 9 between them. I'm not as confident without Viney and McDonald and with Oliver in doubt, but I still think if we are fair dinkum and Danger doesn't play we should be way too quick for Geelong and beat them well.
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