John Lord

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  1. It is great that the AFL has shown some strength by appealing the Houli decision but has been negligent in not appealing the result of both cases. Last night the tribunal had painted itself into a corner by only giving Houli two weeks for a frightening and brutal act. How could they then give Schofield two weeks for an incident that was so minor in comparison. Schofield's act was careless and stupid. He did strike Clarry but if they gave two weeks for the first hearing and they had no where to go. The Houli decision directly influenced the second case and both cases should have been reheard. But of course the rights of a Melbourne player and his reputation appear to have no importance to the power players at the AFL. It was great that our coach stood up for Clarry and our medical staff.
  2. I know I am quoting myself but the verdict tonight is further proof. Yes now you can elbow a Melbourne player and it is his fault. Yes the agreesor is the victim and the player on the pointy end of the elbow is the villain. The media has set agendas but it always seems Melbourne is on the receiving end.
  3. Schofield is clearly the innocent victim here. Clarry clearly threw his chin onto the end of Schofield's elbow and then took a dive worthy of a gold medal at the Olympics. Yes Clarry was hoping to achieve the impossible of receiving a free kick at half time. The devious Clarry also collaborated with the medical staff to ensure that the MRP would impose a ban. Further to this plan Clarry employed the use of social media to manipulate football chat forums to convince the Weagles to challenge and add an extra week. Well done Clarry, so far so good. Only one more phase for this epic to transfer into reality.
  4. Demon 77 just ask your Essesendon lot to recall the 2000 GF and look at how their players go about business. Do not back down. I would have let fly as well. Demon supporters and the club will no longer be bullied. Attacking you at work for supporting a team is bullying and unacceptable. You now feel how Clarrry is feeling. The victim is apparently at fault. Go Dees
  5. Last week I said you can hit a Melbourne player and get off. Now it appears you can elbow a Melbourne player and it is his fault for falling down.It has been claimed Clarry was staging for a free even when frees were not on offer due to this being after the siren. If Schofield had kept his elbow down the issue would not have happened. Who is the victim? Obviously Schofield. Maybe Clarry is soft and should take up playing cricket.
  6. What a great gutsy win. What a fantastic atmosphere in the ground when we hit the front. I am now even looking forward to the red eye flight home. Go Dees
  7. It all seems simple to me. If you are a Melbourne player you get multiple weeks. If you complete an offence against a Melbourne player you get off. If you are about to,play Melbourne you get off. If you are high in the Brownlow speculation you willl get off.
  8. ANB has to go. His turn overs and lapses in concentration such as the silly kick off the ground and out on the full cost us goals.
  9. MRP what a joke. Ryder chases a player down the field and king hits from behind. Knights leaves ground and takes no further part in the match but the blow is considered low impact. What a difference between how Melbourne players are treated.
  10. Loved Grinter. Great bloke and hard honest footballer. Unfortunately we are still paying for his hit on Wallace every time his son umpires our games.
  11. I think Kennedy has some things to offer but we can not off load Dawes. We need at least 2 taller forwards. I agree Dawes has not had a great possession count but he contests, brings the ball to the front of marking contests and clearly provides an alternative avenue to attack. No Dawes could likely put too much pressure on Hogan and possibly derail his future commitment to the club. We also need to consider does Kennedy bring more to our structure than Dawes? I think not. We should be able to get Kennedy for a round three or four pick. Strong forwards are hard to find.
  12. Disagree with Nathan Jones 3 worder. It should be screwed by umpires Great Day Great win
  13. Melbourne is not rated by the AFL and we are given a fixture that is primarily low supporter drawing matches. There is a minimum number of matches required to be played at the Docklands and unfortunately the MCG based clubs are forced to fill the gap. The more clubs like Essendon and now Carlton want to play at the G these matches need to be made up. It appears MCG based clibs that paly home games interstsate have a reduction of make up home games at Docklands. Hence play games at Docklands against interstate clubs that will not draw a crowd and pay a huge loss or play in Darwin and make a Huge profit. We do not win at the Docklands any way.
  14. i have stated before that we should play two rucks to allow for spread and also to match the strenhgths of the opposition. Sundays result was fantastic and the tandem ruck worked well. Our next challenge is Natanui. He is a jumping ruckman and dislikes physical contact. Jamar has always played well against him and his crash in style worries Nat. I would really consider playing Jamar for this match and possibly resting Spencer even though he played well.
  15. A game lost at selection. We needed at least one more tall, probably Fitzpatrick. We could not move the ball out of defence because we didnot have another tall to spread from Gawn and make a second option. Our movement was far too predictable