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  • Birthday 09/20/1951

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  1. 2018 Membership Thread

    Ditto (two scarves and Trac on my tik). Shirley there's a better action shot of Trac that could have been used.
  2. Behold your 2018 Midfield

    Click on the image and ya get the names. Yeah,, Dom in the middle.
  3. http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2017-12-07/youngsters-bond-in-threeday-camp My mate Miffsy who is a junior coach at Torquay watched the boys training yesterday. Miffsy (who son is a promising junior) was gobsmacked by the players' foot skills and marking. He ain't a Dees man, but was very impressed. BTW Torquay has produced some handy AFL players including Travis Boak and Jasper Pittard. Noah Gadsby likely to be a name you'll hear in a year or two.
  4. List Analysis Potential v Reality

    Looking at Monday night news clip I reckon you've got your 'hope' (wish). The comment was made by the reporter that Trac has slimmed down somewhat.
  5. 2018 Membership Thread

    As far as I know all the major Victorian clubs have a long waiting list (and charge a huge quid) for GFG membership packages. I let mine lapse in 2000 and I was filthy at having to leave the prelim (when Farmer blitzed) at 3/4 time to queue up, Promptly re-joined the next year. I'm pretty sure what I pay is substantially less than what my mate (a Tigers' man) pays. He lives in NSW and rarely gets to a game, but 30 years of loyalty paid off this year.
  6. The 2018 Fixture Thread

    Does it start with 'c' and end in 's'? All these puzzles are doin' my head in.
  7. Jeffy and Dion training and boxing

    Nice article. Thanks for posting. You only have to look at the Tigers to see how a couple of skilled small forwards can make a difference.
  8. Stewart Crameri to the Dees?

    No. Not unlike Pedo IMO w/o Pedo's versatility. I'd rather the likes of Joel Smith, Keilty, or Tim Smith be given game time (possibly with the latter two pinch hitting in the ruck).
  9. 2017 Contracts

    I stand to be corrected, but as I understand (and this has been mentioned a number of times), because Garland is contracted next year he remains on our list even though he has retired. Similar situation to Lumumba this year.
  10. I think we may be getting a bargain. Just think that when he's settled back in his home state he'll get to show why he was predicted to go (late) round one (and not pick 38). This from the HUN following the draft: "... Balic calls himself a “bit of mother’s boy’’. He’s particularly close to his mother and she was overwhelmed at the thought of him relocating to Perth. After his selection he went off to do some media with Fremantle. When he returned he saw his dad on the phone in tears. He jokingly said he would pay him $70,000 to stay in Melbourne. Later, as the family gathered for a dinner with Dockers officials, his mother’s eyes were red as she arrived in the foyer.But Balic said he was happy to make the move. “At the start I was a bit worried but thinking about it all night and this morning, it’s going to be a good thing for me,’’ he said. “I won’t have all the distractions I may have here, friends, the antics, everything like that. I’ll be over there training and getting better … at the end of the day it doesn’t matter, because it depends on what you do with it (draft selection). If I can prove the clubs wrong who didn’t pick me, that’s the first thing I want to do. “But overall I’m just grateful. I was one of the lucky ones. A few of my mates didn’t get picked up.’’ ..."
  11. Near impossible to compare the two premiers as they have significantly different game plans (my observation anyway). The Dogs got players behind the ball and ran in numbers. The Tigers relied on pressure at the contest. Easier to dismantle the Dogs game than the Tigers. That so many of the Dogs players dropped away was surprising - Dalhaus, Daniel, JJ, Stringer et al were nowhere near as good this year. The Tigers will be a better outfit next year, but highly unlikely to have such a dream run re injuries.
  12. 2017 Player Reviews: # 35 Ben Kennedy

    Next up we have JKH singing "What about me?"
  13. Did his hammy in a practice match. Was expected to miss up to two months but with little improvement went under the knife (from memory) some months back. Has a history of being injured - Achilles and hip, but did play all but one game in the NEAFL last year (reasonable stats).
  14. Farewell Jack Watts

    I'm sure it's been mentioned, but my understanding is that one of the main reasons for trading out Watts is to free up some money (for Lever). I'm thinking up to $300k salary cap relief?
  15. 2017 Player Reviews: # 28 Oscar McDonald

    ... Games MFC 2017: 30 ..." Not sure how he managed that.