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Everything posted by TeamPlayedFine39

  1. 2008 Redrafted

    Injuries have cruelled Dane Beams- when he’s fit, he’s a class above. Unfortunately for him (and Brisbane) that seems to be a rare occurrence. There’s some very talented, but very, very inconsistent players in the redrawn top 10.
  2. SSM postal vote

  3. No White for MFC Clash Jumpers for Season 2018

    Thought the jumper with the red back looked great - we played some good footy in that one too.
  4. The Scrapping of the Bounce is Imminent

    Very disappointed if the bounce goes in this endless pursuit of 'perfection'. Maybe we should consider a round ball as the bounce is more predictable.
  5. Pretty comprehensive stuff. I think you always need to draft the best available rather than for need. I think we, along with all other clubs, have fallen into that trap before. It is good to see however that Spargo looks like being the best available and filling a need around our 1st-3rd picks.
  6. Hannah Mouncey

    Generally, you call someone by their name...
  7. Preseason Training - Week commencing 6/11/17

    My math may be a little bit shaky, but it looks like a few players have opted to come back early - great to see!
  8. Top 10 individual seasons last 30 years

    I think Todd Viney’s 1998 often flies under the radar. Captain, All Australian and Best and Fairest in a year we went from wooden spoon to the preliminary final. He was an absolute beast that year and single handedly dragged us over the line in several games. Should comfortably sit about halfway down that list.
  9. Top 10 individual seasons last 30 years

    1995 was an amazing year for Neitz, but I believe it’s something of an urban myth that he was rewarded with All Australian selection whilst playing at center-half-back. In the absence of Schwartz, Lyon and Jakovich, Neita played 1995 at centre-half-forward, with occasional pinch hitting in defence. He kicked goals/behinds in 18 out of his 22 matches and pulled in a pretty handy 140 marks for the year. He played his early years in defence so the story goes that he was AA as a defender and a forward... truth be told, he was a two time AA forward.
  10. Really happy for Jack! Hopefully he gets a good run at it.
  11. David Schwarz

    For those who haven't yet had the chance, have a read of his biography 'All bets are off'. It is absolutely compelling, fascinating and tragic reading. It is amazing to read of the utter turmoil in his private life while also forging an AFL career.
  12. Top 10 Exciting Demons

    For pure excitement - it's Farmer for mine. I think the years may have made many forget how inconsistent and frustrating the Wiz could be as a player, but when he was 'on', there was no one who could match him.
  13. David Schwarz

    Ron Barassi offered him 1mil to join the Swans in the toilets at the Brownlow. (no matter how many times a rewrite that it still sounds dirty)
  14. The Bayley Fritsch Thread

    "If we draft Bayley Fritsch, all our pets will become communists and our children will transform in horses."
  15. Hibberd on Lever

    This is Hibberd on Lever... just posting as some people on here seem to be lost.
  16. The Billie Smedts Thread

    That draft was a shocker and there wasn't a lot of stars available at pick 12. In fact, emerging from that train wreck with McDonald and Howe make doesn't make it too bad for us in retrospect.
  17. The 2018 Fixture Thread

    It is what it is and no amount of complaining will change that. Truth be told, I don't care about when we play as long as we win and I'd much rather be a team that flies under the radar, so to speak, than one in the glaring spotlight. On a positive side, whilst we don't get a lot of Friday night matches, we do get the two marque matches that we really wanted. Both these games should pull 80K plus to the MCG. In addition, the short turn around following the ANZAC match against Essendon actually work significantly in our favour. Plenty of matches at our home ground and a few 'away' matches at our home ground is a plus and hopefully we can win at least 3 of the first 4 and use that as a springboard into the year. As some have already said, if we're good enough, we'll win.
  18. Viney's Foot

    Ps. I disapprove of you new pic. I checked my notifications and saw one from you... almost pooped.
  19. Max Gawn Contract Extension

    The we should definitely not be offering Hogan another contract.
  20. Max Gawn Contract Extension

    The majority of the matches he’s missed in that time though are because he was playing at Casey. Jamar kept him out of the team for the better part of six years. When Gawn did get a run during that time, it was playing mainly as a deep forward.
  21. Max Gawn Contract Extension

    Some exaggerating going on here... he did find time to towel-up Paddy Ryder in his All Australian year. While he was nowhere near his best after the injury, he was nowhere near as bad as you’re suggesting.
  22. Max Gawn Contract Extension

    Brownlow and Coaches votes in round one too... lazy [email protected]@rd.
  23. Max Gawn Contract Extension

    Yeah... and the fact that he tore him hamstring off the bone three matches after being named All Australian.
  24. Max Gawn Contract Extension

  25. 2017 Player Reviews: # 16 Dean Kent

    Something needs to change or he is just going to be 2018’s Ben Kennedy. He either needs to drop a 5kg and get his skin folds right down so he can play as a small forward or he needs to really commit to building his tank and try to move into the midfield. At the moment it looks like he might peter out like Luke Tapscott- lacking the agility to play forward whilst lacking the tank to play on the ball.