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    Training - Friday, 7th December 2018

    “Angus Brayshaw was also on light duties, but it's understood he has been sick this week, while Jake Lever is set to return to the track on Monday following a minor procedure on his left knee.” Dees endure brutal session in summer scorcher
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    Training - Monday 3rd December, 2018

    Have Gawn and Preuss gone head to head in any rucking drills?? How’s Preuss compare?
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    Peak Petracca

    I think Petracca is judged very harshly and is the victim of media hype and supporter expectation. 24 disposals, a goal and 3 tackles a game plus making the AFLPA best 22 Under 22 team - all in a supposedly average season that saw him hospitalised with blood poisoning... At 22, he's still years off his peak and when compared to a player like Dustin Martin, his statistical output at this stage of their respective careers is comparable. I think he'd find life a lot easier on the field if he was able to shed 5kg, but while at times he looks laid back, he's never struck me as a 'lazy'.
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    2018 Player Reviews: # 36 Jeff Garlett

    I don't think it is an 'indigenous' issue. He never looked settled, comfortable or happy out there this year. There was no spark, no joy in his football. He's a very, very talented player and when someone who was in All Australian contention for much of 2017, can't even get a game in 2018, we look to injury or private life for a possible reason. As he played out the year in the 2s, and there was no apparent injury issue, that leaves one logical conclusion to allude to. IMHO he can get back into the team and have a huge impact on the side. When he's 'on', he is a fast, agile, creative, one-touch player who can turn a match. There's room in any side for a player of that quality. However, we didn't see that player out there this year...
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    Training - Monday, 26th November, 2018

    http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-11-26/gallery-draftees-begin-life-at-melbourne MFC site has the gallery up. (Kade Chandler is up against it trying to take down Maynard on his first day.)
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    2019 best 22 and depth chart

    I'll take the coward's way out and reserve my best 22 until after Christmas. What I am very pleased about however is the fact that we aren't posting teams of new draftees. It wasn't that long ago that the teams posted in this thread would have had all of Sparrow, Jordan, Nietschke and Bedford in the '22. It's incredible to think the weight of pressure and expectation that we as fans and a club used to lump on these young kids. Hopefully a full and productive year in the VFL to grow and develop as footballers.
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    Or a VFL player like Fritsch.
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    Or... one of the Wagners has gone significantly forwards...
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    Best of 3 Grand Final

    I’m a definite no on the best of 3 grand finals, but my stance on the MCG only grannies has softened. If grounds interstate can be brought up to standard (high capacity, facilities, etc) then it should change in the future.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Surely we’ve now all had the chance to respectfully bid “farewell to Jesse Hogan”. Time to close this thread and open up the “Jesse Hogan is a purple wearing bastard and I hope he fails” thread...
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    Bailey Smith

    Some of that is a bit over the top... hopefully there’s more to his life than footy.
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    Pre-Preseason 2019 Update

    Anyone know what Lever's timeline is at this stage?? Any chance at all for the opening rounds?
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    The 2019 Hype Ladder

    No prizes for coming in January.
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    Jarryd Lyons

    We tried to get him over from Adelaide at least twice. We may have gone past him now but he’d be an upgrade on JKH, Wagner and Stretch.
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    Blazer Glory

    They’ve been trying to clean out the last few remaining blazers in the mid-year Demon Auction for the last few years...
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    Rating the 2013 Draft (afl.com)

    Exactly. People get worked up over these drafts with the power of hindsight, but even Toumpas was a 'steal' at the time with him being a lock at pick two for the 18 months leading into that draft. These threads and articles are good for light debate and analysis, but it's completely pointless the way many people get worked up. Tyson has gone backwards but he was huge for us in 2014. Not only did he give us some hope going forward, he, along with Vince and Jones started giving us first use of the ball for the first time in close to a decade. Averaged over 25 disposals a game, kicked 16 goals and polled 11 Brownlow votes - he made an immediate impact. Kelly would have been knocked from pillar to post in his first three years with us.
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    Rating the 2013 Draft (afl.com)

    Or... we should have still done the trade and taken Cripps.
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    Rating the 2013 Draft (afl.com)

    It’s interesting to also note that Kelly was eligible for the mini-drat that netted us Hogan. He was thought to be at the time the third best prospect behind Jack Martin (clear no 1) and Jesse. Melbourne had a very good look at Kelly then, but chose Hogan.
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    Rating the 2013 Draft (afl.com)

    It is what it is... I’m happy with Salem, Hunt and Preuss over Billings.
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    Daniel Menzel

    In fairness, Hawkins makes plenty more tackles than Menzel, despite having 10 cm and 10 kg on him. 2017: Menzel- 26 tackles from 19 games Hawkins- 61 tackles from 22 games 2018: Menzel- 14 tackles from 13 games Hawkins - 40 tackles from 21 games He'd be in competition with players like ANB (118 tackles), Spargo (55 tackles) Petracca (73 tackles) and Melksham (44 tackles)
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    Jacob Townsend

    What’s knock on him?? He was lighting it up in the last third of 2017 kicking 16 goals in 5 matches, including the granny.
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    Tom Sheridan

    Someone could have collected Neville Jetta as a delisted free agent prior to us Rookie Listing him... that’s a scary thought.
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    Tom Sheridan

    Some decent veterans there, such as Daniel Cross and James Kelly. Simpkin got a premiership with the Hawks and Hambling for the Bullies. Membrey was a good pick-up for the Saints, as was Robinson for Brissy and Barlow offered something for the GC. After that... the cupboard is a bit bare... 2012: Jonathan Simpkin 1 November 2012 Delisted Geelong Hawthorn None [22] Tom Gillies 13 November 2012 Delisted Geelong Melbourne None [23] Dylan Roberton 30 November 2012 Delisted Fremantle St Kilda None [24] Nick Lower 3 December 2012 Delisted Fremantle Western Bulldogs None 2013: Daniel Cross 1 November Delisted Western Bulldogs Melbourne [9] Jeremy Laidler 1 November Delisted Carlton Sydney [9] Luke McGuane 4 November Delisted Richmond Brisbane Lions [10] Dylan Addison 7 November Delisted Western Bulldogs Greater Western Sydney [11] Tony Armstrong 7 November Delisted Sydney Collingwood [11] Robin Nahas 8 November Delisted Richmond North Melbourne [11] Aidan Riley 11 November Delisted Adelaide Melbourne [12] Tom Derickx 18 November Delisted Richmond Sydney [13] 2014: Taylor Hunt 2 November 2014 Delisted Geelong Richmond None [11][12] Tim Membrey 5 November 2014 Delisted Sydney St Kilda None [13] Joel Hamling 2 November 2014 Delisted Geelong Western Bulldogs None [14] Sam Blease 3 November 2014 Delisted Melbourne Geelong None [15] Mitch Robinson 3 November 2014 Delisted Carlton Brisbane Lions None [16] Ben Newton 5 November 2014 Delisted Port Adelaide Melbourne None [17] Matthew [censored] 5 November 2014 Delisted Sydney Carlton None [18] 2015: Andrew Moore 6 November 2015 Delisted Port Adelaide Richmond None [8] Jarrad Grant 6 November 2015 Delisted Western Bulldogs Gold Coast None [9] Daniel Gorringe 9 November 2015 Delisted Gold Coast Carlton None [10] Matthew Wright 26 November 2015 Delisted Adelaide Carlton None [11] 2016: James Kelly 4 November 2016 Delisted Essendon Essendon N/A [52] Matt Dea 4 November 2016 Delisted Essendon Essendon N/A [52] Michael Barlow 8 November 2016 Delisted Fremantle Gold Coast N/A [53] Ricky Henderson 8 November 2016 Delisted Adelaide Hawthorn N/A [54] Josh Green 15 November 2016 Delisted Brisbane Lions Essendon N/A [55] 2017: Alex Morgan 1 November 2017 Delisted Essendon North Melbourne N/A [46] Aaron Mullett 1 November 2017 Delisted North Melbourne Carlton N/A [47] Lachlan Keeffe 2 November 2017 Delisted Collingwood Greater Western Sydney N/A [48] Trent McKenzie 2 November 2017 Delisted Gold Coast Port Adelaide N/A [49] Jack Trengove 3 November 2017 Delisted Melbourne Port Adelaide N/A [50]
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    Trengove to Debut for Port

    2010 , 2011 and 2012 I believe.
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    Trengove to Debut for Port

    He'll be entering his 10th year on a senior list. With his injury issues, this is a testament to his character that clubs have wanted to retain him for this long with such uncertainty over his body and fitness.