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    Hunt Set to Reset

    How do we think the set starting positions will affect Hunt's game? I feel like there is more likely to be space in front of him, which will help his natural game: he isn't great at choosing/hitting targets and will do better with one on ones ahead, rather than spare opposition players. I think his one on one defensive game is ok too, which is a good thing.
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    Tim Smith v Cam Pedersen

    Apart from one on one physical-strength meeting, Hogan's elite-level strengths are his mobility and aerobic capacity which were exposed as a 17 yo, and therefore made him a "certainty" as far as KPFs go. While visible as a junior, Weid's potential "elite" level attributes (things like his aerial marking and goal kicking) required development to enable display at AFL level. Similarly, I think there were minor question marks over his athleticsm and agility, especially with the ankle injury. It's feasible to think those with closer knowledge would be able to better predict the end development. If he keeps developing the way he did on the last rounds of 2018 it will be exciting.
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    Tim Smith v Cam Pedersen

    I thought we still had another list position? Or did we fill it?
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    2018 Player Reviews: # 32 Tomas Bugg

    Mills hit him repeatedly in the side before Bugg retaliated by throwing a punch at someone he wasn't looking at. Mills went down and Bugg didn't even realise until he turned around. Throwing the punch was a dog act. The force was excessive for the situation. But throwing a punch in retaliation is different (imo) than Gaff who squared him up and threw the punch either deliberately in frustration or as a way of trying to get an advantage on the field (ie disable him momentarily and run past him).
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    Tim Smith v Cam Pedersen

    We will be playing 3 KPF's at times, from TMac, Weid and Preuss. If one goes down, we'll still have two up forward. If two go down we will consider playing a back up KPP such as T Smith or Pedo, but we may also consider playing AVB forward or shifting one of the medium/KPDs May, OMac, Frost or J Smith (we probably won't play all four in the backline at once) forward. I think Tim Smith has effectively been kept as our 3rd ruck option to protect TMac in case Gawn and Preuss go down. He might get a run as a forward on form but that isn't likely. However it is unlikely that Pedo would get a run either.
  6. I had previously read the "ongoing problems were neck related not concussion related" but this article adds a bit more insight. Apparently he kept failing concussion tests until they identified that the neck muscles ere giving him comparable symptoms. From his debut he played 67 of 75 games before the concussion issues. Missed the back half of 2017. Came back for the first 4 rounds of 2018, had lingering issues, thought it was concussion and took a couple of months to identity the issue. Commenced the neck exercises, and came back for 4 games towards the end (playing out of position as a KPD) when he was injured again. Has really only missed 1.5 seasons with the injury, and it was clear he was ready to leave during this season given the rumors etc. Lot's of upside for us.
  7. Honestly, this shouldn't be interesting. It was only the crazies who were carrying on about how Josh was losing trades etc. Most people understood what the situation was and were happy with the trade.
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    Pre-Preseason 2019 Update

    Although I'm not normally a defender of Satys tone or approach to other posters (appreciate his input though) I thought the description of the study tour as a junket was pretty derisive, so can understand why Saty comes across defensive here. Personally, I think if you are so flippant as to write such a learning trip off as a junket, you are orders of magnitude away from understanding a) how it would benefit the individual in their skills and knowledge and the club in terms of fact knowledge base and contacts and b) how valuable this sort of knowledge development and self improvement is in high performance culture.
  9. @Demonland I'd love it if you could spend some time on questions regarding the structure of the club, his role. We have an executive (CEO), then we have a series of departments such as Coaching, Football Operations, List Management, Fitness and Conditioning (all of which would be considered the "football department" by some but are apparently independently managed groups which interact) as well as Marketing, Finance etc. (which I'm less interested in). There are a lot of names on our staff list, many of whom we never hear about, but I'm sure they play important and valuable roles. It would be great to know more about how they interact to achieve success and how or by who particular decisions (inc. decisions to trade, recruit, draft etc.) are made. http://m.melbournefc.com.au/club/people/staff-members Within the public football supporting community (such as us on demonland) this often isn't clear, and the media don't really help as they often just pick the public face and heap praise. Edit: I figure the "why did we trade Hogan", "are you happy working with Pert" and "are we interested in Kelly" type questions will get a lot of straight bat / standard public answers, but questions on the above areas will allow Josh to elaborate in an insider way for the benefit of the listeners.
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    2018 Contracts and List Details

    Maynard is a rookie, but yep defs missed JKH as a possible. Lots can happen in 12 months, but it looks like less list spots will be available next year than right now.
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    2018 Contracts and List Details

    It still wouldn't surprise me to see some late pick trading, giving up picks next year in for this year. Only 3-6 potential delistings or retirements next year: Lewis, Baker, Garlett, Wagner, Stretch, Jones. So we might not be planning to use as many picks in 2019. Our 2019 first pick for WCE 2018 pick 20 and pick 61 would give us six picks in the first 62 this year.
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    I did. And my comment was very clear in stating that a court of law requires sufficient evidence to find someone guilty, however in terms of doing business with that person in the future other people are free to make character judgements based on any available information, just as they do for information that doesn't relate to sexual assault (such as shoddy business practices). I was quite clear on that.
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    AFL.com.au Dees Best 22

    Missing: Fritsch, Frost, Preuss, Stretch, Hunt, Joel Smith, Garlett, JKH, Wagner, Baker, Petty. Rookies: Tim Smith, Maynard, Keilty Probably the best 22 named, with the jury out on KK.
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    AFL.com.au Dees Best 22

    I hate it when best 22s don't include the next 3-6 that have been left out as "depth" so that there is something to contrast immediately.
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    When it comes to moral/ ethical/ behavioural issues, why should there be a presumption of innocence in the court of social media? Did we collectively afford the same presumption of innocence to Scully, Clarke, Hogan etc. with respect to their behavior? What about the comments people make about Schwab, or Caroline Wilson? What about the east that GNF has been continually described as a troll? Where is the proof that he didn't have information, but that he just didn't have the whole story? Should we be treating him as innocent in this court of social media? Or does it only apply to some accusations?