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  1. Farmer

    Training - Wednesday, 19th December 2018

    Max will struggle to get a game
  2. Farmer

    Training - Wednesday, 19th December 2018

    Looked anything but slow! And up against class opposition he did v well
  3. Farmer

    Training - Wednesday, 5th December 2018

    Before the first final Fritsch and Harmes entertained themselves, from out near the previous practice wicket area, where they had shots for goals from a huge distance out. Whilst Harmes landed a couple from more than 50m, Fritsch was a revelation. He kicked several torps from close to 70m! And none of his torps misfired as they commonly do. Contrary to some expectations I envisage us playing 2 ruckmen next year with Fritsch at FF; I think he could be a sensation.
  4. I agree with you, but the early hints are that they won't play two ruckmen. i think Fritsch will play forward. I rate him highly but overall I regret the loss of Hogan
  5. Farmer

    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    I'm not certain he actually requested a trade.His management said that he was happy with either outcome
  6. Farmer

    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    He is not "still quite a player" he is a hell of a lot better than that! And May is no worlbeater. His game against Dees recently was awful and he is a hothead club should leap in and offer Jesse a new minimum three year contract. I am delighted by this development
  7. Farmer

    Farewell Dom Tyson

    His problem is that he is an inside midfielder, pure and simple. He's not a wingman. with Clarry, Viney, Brayshaw, Harmes, Jones in the team, Tyson hardly got into the middle. I like him a lot but can understand that he might want a move to a team who need a mid.
  8. Farmer

    Post Match Discussion - Preliminary Final

    Well , as you were at the game you may be able to explain something. Why did our blokes repeatedly fall over especially early in the game. The falls at critical times cost us several goals. Yet the WC guys barely fell at all. We must have had the wrong stops or whatever they use. It looked as though the ground had been sprinkled an hour before the match, but I doubt this! Is it just a layer of new grass?. A hard 15 minutes workout on the surface a couple of hours prematch surely would have alerted everyone to the problem.
  9. Farmer

    Post Match Discussion - Preliminary Final

    I guess Richmond supporters will reach a similar conclusion? Miles behind at half time, lose by more than 6 goals. Team must be rubbish, time to rebuild!!! What BS!!! we made a series of errors in the first ten minutes , gave them an opportunity and they grabbed it with a huge supportive crowd behind them. If we played WC next week at the G I would back us.. Add Hogan Lever ( and Fritsch) , there is not much wrong with our team.
  10. Farmer

    Casey Demons v Geelong VFL Qualifying Final

    At present I would give him a contract for next year . Fills so many gaps
  11. Farmer

    Demonland Player of the Year - Round 23

    6 Harmes 5 Gawn 4 Brayshaw 3 Frost 2 Tom MCD 1 Oliver
  12. Farmer

    Jetta and LeCras

    Only one problem with this! LeCras was on Fricht, not Jetta
  13. Farmer

    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Of course he was. But if there is variety in the approach, if you hit up short targets when available, but kick long to the top of the square when it's the best option, what is wrong with that? Finding it v hard to accept the criticism having regard to our percentage. Remember what store Roos placed on percentage when he came to MFC
  14. Farmer

    Melbourne and Matthews

    Don't know about that, but in a practice match at the G in the early 1980s he punched Laurie Fowler in the head when the ball was at the other end of the ground. Fowler concussed, carried off, Matthews jogged away and joined in play . Melbourne supporters who saw it were screaming but no cameras , no action taken. Fowler was no angel but his aggression usually was in the heat of the play. This was unprovoked, as far from the play as it's possible to be well done Ross McMullin
  15. Farmer

    Jordan Roughhead

    We definitely need someone! Can't believe the match Committee has left us so exposed this year.
  16. I expect to get bucketed for this but here goes! Today's papers report that WC successfully reduced the influence of Sidebottom and Pendlebury by playing taggers on them. In the game we played v Dogs, Harmes tagged McCrae with some success after half time. The best tagging job by a MFC player that I can recall, was by Bugg on Pendlebury a couple of tears ago. For some unknown reason Bugg hadn't been used in this capacity thereafter.. i regard Bugg as a capable player. Ge can get the ball and us tough. Kicking for goal is a problem but in my view he would offer more than a couple of Saturday's team if he were to play an old fashioned tagging role. And this week v Cats would be a great place to start
  17. Farmer

    Melksham Injures Hamstring

    Really? Almost all of our rivals have far worse injury lists
  18. Farmer

    Round 23

    The fact is that every match in the last round with bearing on the finals should be played at the one time. This happens in The Premiership in UK soccer, even in the lower division , the Championship. It happened in the recent World Cup when the last matches in the Group stage were played at the one time. No one should have the advantage of playing later than its competitors . Last year, sure, we were responsible for the loss to Cwood, but even then we would have made the finals if results had gone as expected. Before the Cats v GWS match was played on the Saturday night ( remember, until then GWS could still have finished top of the ladder) WC were heavy odds against to beat Adelaide in the last match. But as it became plain the Cats would beat GWS, the odds on Adelaide blew out. By 11 pm WC had become favourites to beat Adelaide, who no longer could lose top spot. And so it transpired. Adelaide left a couple out, WC knew EXACTLY what it needed to do. And we missed out effectively by a couple of goals. Situations such as these actually lead to corruption , and I'm not talking of betting. The top side may rest half its best players. Sure, if by the last round they must finish top, nothing can be done to prevent them from treating the last match with little interest. But if it's only in that last round that final positions will be determined, then no-one should be given the very real advantage of playing last. One other matter. Many here will remember the last round of 1987. All those matches played at once produced the best season finale I can recall.
  19. Farmer

    Post Match brawl

    Dead right! Studies show that domestic violence is worse after football ( of all description) games are completed . This validates the studies
  20. Farmer

    Post Match brawl

    Go away and think how silly you are
  21. Farmer

    Will 12 be enough

    Sorry, that's nonsense. With our percentage, if we win 13 we are in. i agree, could make it with 12
  22. Farmer

    There is a role for Bugg

    I agree. I had overlooked Bernie as he hasn't been playing the tagging role. But can he now match the pace of the good on ballers? when Pendles, Sidebottom, Treloar and de Goey were slaughtering us I was missing Bugg. He would have handled one of them
  23. Farmer

    There is a role for Bugg

    Well the players who many of you have mentioned are not those I had in mind. I like Hannan and what he offers for the future, but with the opponents we have for the rest of the year, I would very much like Bugg standing alongside some seriously good midfielders. I disagree about his pace and my recollection is that his kicking is only poor when he is shooting for goal. Particularly with the hardness of Viney lost for at least a month, I think Bugg could play a real role, whereas we have a bunch of forwards making Hannan's role more questionable
  24. Farmer

    Changes vs Western Bulldogs

    So we overlook the 8 precision kicks , some of 50m to players able to run away into attack. Week after week. Hibberd can do it, Salem when on the backline, who else can hit targets like Lewis can?