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  1. 2 points
    Could add Baily Freitch to the list of potential players to step-up. He was great in his first year, but has alot of the tools to go from that to elite after getting his first season at the top level and another preseason under his belt. Kade Kolodjashnij is another with potential, not so much to step up, but more to get back to his best.
  2. 2 points
    Harmes really is the success story of 2018. Others who are in the 2nd to 3rd tier group of players at the club must be looking at him and thinking ‘if that bloke can do it there’s no reason I can’t’. Harmes and Brayshaw stepping up big time and made such a huge difference to the side. My two picks to step up in ‘19 are OMac. Will go into the season as a 23 year old with 60+ games under his belt who should have grown into his 198cm body. Depending on match ups and with Lever and May coming into the backline Oscar may find himself on the likes of Brown, Daniher, Cox and Hipwood or even forward on occasions where he often played as a junior. He has improved every year he has been with us and reckon he can go to another level Stretch. It probably is bit of a make or break year for Billy whose star has fallen as best mate’s ANB has risen. Stretch was playing the best footy of his short career before getting injured. Hopefully something had clicked and he will pick up that form again next year. You get the feeling he won’t die wondering and will prove his worth
  3. 2 points
    Sounds like a deadset peanut. No thanks.
  4. 2 points
    Tracc has to become more accurate in front of goal. I thought his 2018 was pretty good, but for his goalkicking
  5. 2 points
    And on Harmes, I'm hoping he doesn't take his foot off the pedal either and re-doubles his efforts to improve even further. If he gets to A grade, with a fit Viney, we'll have the best midfield in the competition (if we don't already).
  6. 2 points
    You are a valuable resource for this site. Thanks for your work mate. Might be a struggle for the Dee 2's next season after so many regulars got the axe. Would be wonderful for our growth in the area if we could bring home a flag for the Cranbourne area. Best of luck to the new boy. Go hard Tom.
  7. 1 point
    MELBOURNE champion Garry Lyon has implored Christian Petracca to return to training early, urging the hybrid Demons forward to replicate Max Gawn’s off-season example in order to get the best out of himself.
  8. 1 point
    AFL website nominates players to watch in 2019. Sam Weideman is rightly the one to have to stand up. He will be given the role and has to grab the opportunity. I think he will. Others noted are Joel Smith and Jayden Hunt both of whom need a good run free of injury. Oskar Baker and Harrison Petty are the youngsters named. I think others really are - Billy Stretch. Showed his ability to provide run and delivery but toe injury killed the 2nd half of 2018. He has a wing position there to take. - Christian Petracca. Yes the Trac can still get better and better. He must impact for longer and assert himself. Looking for A grade in 2019. - Jeff Garlett. Jeffy can be the one to make a difference and take us to the top. There will be the chances if he has the renewed will and desire. Talent is unquestionable. - James Harmes. Proved himself in the 2nd half of the season. A full year at that standard would be sensational. From the injury front, Viney and Vandenburg should be hopefully ready to have full seasons. Of course, we should Jake Lever back, if not for Round 1 then by rounds 3-4 onwards. Gawn, Oliver, Brayshaw, Tmcd, Jetta, Melksham all had great years and hope they keep fit and maintain the standard. There is still plenty of upside in many others. #1 in 2019.
  9. 1 point
    A previous best on here wins the big one Macca. Had the Brut in the last leg of a few multis, not to be though. Great effort regardless. El has been backed heavily for the next.
  10. 1 point
    So the MVRC refuses entry for 'Trap for Fools' in the Cox Plate and then the horse comes out and wins the $2Million McKinnon Stakes in fine style. Beat off 2 Derby winners with Blair House beaten off as well ... they ran 02:02.31 for the 2000m so it's not like it was a dawdling run. Too good. Extra Brut came into $4.60 2nd favourite after the @Wadda We Sing plunge 😏 Ran a terrific race to finish 3rd.
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    Santa Ana Lane supreme in the Sprint ... to beat that field is something very special. Winner of 4 Group 1's and a Group 2 now in the space of just over 12 months - lays claim to being our best 1200m - 1400m runner. Keeps winning.
  12. 1 point
    I recon Oscar may just be a bit of a sleeping giant. With all the praise and attention on the rest of our now star studded backline, his steady progress has gone a little under the radar. His feild kicking is a definite strength compared to his brother. His continued maturity in strength, confidence and experience could help make our backline near impenetrable. If he is to play more forward though, it might help if he could kick his first goal at AFL level. ...I wounder how long it took Tommy to kick his first.
  13. 1 point
    Chris Judd used to turn up to his junior games for East Sandy wearing the Melbourne jumper with #3 on the back. When he came back to play in Victoria, he chose ...
  14. 1 point
    Great idea. Come back early after knee surgery, what could go wrong? Nice one Gary ...
  15. 1 point
    Agree mate. Don't get me wrong, I still love footy and going to the game is the ultimate experience. Despite my nostalgia, I don't hanker for the past. When the ball is bounced at the beginning of every match I still feel nervous and excited. However, I do find all the distractions a pain, such as the incessant advertising, entertainment, noise and other marketing ploys. I also think that due to the saturation of the sport (extended seasons/fixtures/matches played 4 and 5 days in a row, media coverage etc) the sense of freshness and anticipation we have when we go to a game is now a little blunted. Its like obesity,. There is so much food that people eat more, when less is better. Our health improves and we live longer lives by eating less.
  16. 1 point
    Amazing, we have bemoaned the lack of professionalism and dedication of our players for the last 10+ years. There is a Tracc thread which leans this way at the moment. The dedication sounds amazing BUT you hope he can balance his own expectations and life to make sure he doesn't burn himself out.
  17. 1 point
    Everybody should be replicating Gawn's fitness regime he's close to the best player in the AFL.
  18. 1 point
    Its lame booing the departed. Surely better that we exhibit studied indifference boredom even. Put frost on him and watch him carry on
  19. 1 point
    Good mail still about Ely Smith. Has the competitive spirit and contested footy. Good pace. Physically ready to play. Played 2/3rd in Vfl for Collingwood and he looked very comfortable.
  20. 1 point
    Yeah fair enough. I’d probably try and get in touch with Wattsy.
  21. 1 point
    Genuine excitement at our prospects next year? Dangerous thinking round these parts
  22. 1 point
    I looked at the pics and wondered why the jumpers looked so good. I pine for the days before marketing, advertising and entertainment.
  23. 1 point
    makes so much sense on so many fronts. The only people it might upset are the stadium owners but with less games you would probably see a 10% increase in crowds per match is my guess.
  24. 1 point
    Just as Taylor would want.
  25. 1 point
    I agree on Jones too. I want to see him win a flag and get to 300 games. I reckon we have to win it in 2019 otherwise he won’t be a part of it. 300 games could also be a bridge too far.
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