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  1. Farewell Jack Watts

    Is the trading of Jack the precurser of the announcement of a new sponsor?. Expect to see Cheap as Chips on the back of our jumpers. This was a poor decision and probably the worst trade in history.
  2. The Curse of Norm Smith

    I have stood in front of the statue of Norm in the avenue leading to the G before each game and asked him to lift the curse. On Sunday before the Richmond v St kilda game I again went to visit him. It was quite unnerving. As I stared up into his face a huge black cloud passed behind him and appeared to surround him. Within moments the heavens opened. It worried me that much that I called my wife and told her. Next time you walk by observe his hands, his fingers are making the missed it by that much symbol. Collingwood buried the wobbles at Vic Park maybe every supporter needs to stop and talk to Norm on they way to the G.
  3. 2018 Fixture MFC - Must have changes.

    We need home games against high drawing Victorian based clubs. Each year we only get four home games against vic teams with many of those being StKilda, Western Bulldogs and North, often at Etihad. When was our last home game against Essendon or Geelong? Imagine home games against these clubs plus Richmond, Collingwood, Hawthorn and Carlton. This woul be a draw to nearly match that of Collingwood and even Eddy would be envious. More importantly a draw against a handful of the drawing clubs would generate cash, extra members, greater live Television exposure and just maybe we will no longer have the need to sell games to the N.T. To survive.
  4. Clayton Oliver incident

    Yet again a Melbourne player is the put into a situation were they are the victim but suddenly are the villain. Oliver was struck by Schofield but was labelled a diver and Schofield was allowed to walk with not even a fine. Now Oliver is verbally confronted by a person that should not be allowed to attend a match but now Ollie is at fault for standing up for himself. Enough is enough. It is time the club comes out on the front foot and demand that action ins taken against this so called supporter. What is wrong with Carlton supporters. The language used in regards to Lewis was disgraceful and that was in the MCC section. It was fitting that the final act that destroyed Carlton was orchestrated by Lewis himself.
  5. AFL Appeals Houli Tribunal Decision

    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.
  6. Match Review Panel Farce

    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.
  7. Oliver is no 'stager'!

    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.
  8. Oliver is no 'stager'!

    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
  9. Oliver is no 'stager'!

    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.
  10. POST MATCH DISCUSSION - Round 14

    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
  11. Match Review Panel Farce

    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.
  12. Changes v Essendon (Round 6)

    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.
  13. MRP for Hogan and Lewis

    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.
  14. Rod Grinter on Open Mike Tuesday Night

    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.
  15. 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.
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