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Everything posted by Skuit

  1. Corey Maynard

    I just don't recall this at all.
  2. Draft Pick #29 (ex 27)

    I always thought you'd be more of a 'good above the knees and below the waist' type of fella BBO?
  3. Paging Simon Goodwin. As stated before, despite the understandable universal desire here for polish and speed, I believe this will be our primary precondition along with competitiveness when selecting potential draftees.
  4. Nathan Jones calf injury

    If by grassy knoll, you mean from behind the Viney household's front hedge with a telescopic lens, then possibly yes.
  5. The first is a concern. The second, well I'm not sure that being left behind in Darwin for nearly three months without even a pillow can be really considered a holiday.
  6. The Scrapping of the Bounce is Imminent

    I don't have a great deal of energy to complain or get emotional about this, but my general feeling is just plain old sadness. Another quirky cultural trait soon to be abruptly sacrificed at the alter of modernity. I've spent an inordinate amount of time explaining our great game to foreigners, and this will be just one less opportunity for me to see their eyes light up.
  7. Mindfulness and the mental game

    So if AFLHQ introduce sword-fights to replace the centre-bounce we should be right.
  8. Interesting that a number of potential draftees who have been advocated on here with a reasonable degree of passion have fallen immediately after each one of our Knightmare second-round 'picks' - Petruccelle at #30, Fritsch at #32, and Starcevich at #37. I'm of the belief that Knightmare hasn't concerned himself too much with club-needs on this occasion (with us hypothetically taking two more young KPFs) and that maybe the collective wisdom on here might be closer to the pin (although that doesn't account for Knightmare maybe also not accounting for other clubs' needs so much and then the availability of certain players at each selection). In the least, I can't see us passing up Fritsch if he truly is rated just one spot behind our pick. But above all, I think Goody will be doubling-down on last year, and the directive will be a) competitiveness, and b) some additional leg-speed and the capacity for quick decision-making/ball movement. Foot-skills be damned.
  9. Demonstone's Dirty Dozen

    Now the amusing part where everyone has to show their failed workings. Classic and/or type of player. Trent Ormond-Allen (anagram-homophone). Thought the classic may have referred to the cliched MFC hyphen (also denoting or/and of a name). Given stern directions to finish up. Gary Moorcroft. Stern-directions - the rudder on a sailing craft (homophone of croft). Moor - to finish up sailing. It was surprising to hear he was good. Heretier (homophone) Lumumba/Harry-O (the Oh = surprising).
  10. Demonstone's Dirty Dozen

    This game is stupid. I'm going home.
  11. Demonstone's Dirty Dozen

    12. Heretier Lumumba
  12. Preseason Training - Week commencing 6/11/17

    A shame Max isn't back yet. A certainty to rock up in his Under-15's junior jumper just for the yuks.
  13. Jumper Numbers 2018

    It was mostly tongue-in-cheek. But I do feel Lever is the wrong candidate if you want to enshrine the #4 as a jnr. fan fave. Spoils aren't the most glamorous aspect of our beloved game.
  14. Demonstone's Dirty Dozen

    While other lodgements are pending . . . 3 - Trent Ormond-Allen. 6 - Gary Moorcroft
  15. Preseason Training - Week commencing 6/11/17

    You've mentioned Dec has had a head-cold quite a number of times over this past year Drunkn. Maybe you could get him some echinacea pills for Xmas? Frequent whisky works a treat for me but probably isn't an option for the bro.
  16. Preseason Training - Week commencing 6/11/17

    Was it Casual Friday or something?
  17. Jumper Numbers 2018

    Seems like a poor commercial decision. You want the kids to bug their parents to buy new merch with fresh numbers. Put J. Smith in the 4 and they can get 'em back out of he closet in a couple years time and not feel so cheated.
  18. Circle-work perhaps?
  19. Mindfulness and the mental game

    This is where I was headed in my next paragraph but thought I'd leave the floor open. I do however believe that a good coach can instill this same sense in a player or squad, and I do think Goodwin is a very good coach. But there is certainly no harm in using the technique of mindfulness in conjunction with other methods of positive reinforcement.
  20. Mindfulness and the mental game

    Mindfulness isn't a catchall for meditation. But I believe both can be beneficial for everyday life. How these practices would translate to a football-field though, especially on game-day in the thick of action, is always going to be tenuous or unquantifiable (although, again, I think they would be of some benefit). There are a few paradoxes at play in terms of mindfulness and professional football - was Goodwin's favourite phrase toward the end of the year - that it only matters where you sit on the ladder after round 23 - mindful or unmindful? Is his disregard for our past hurtful or helpful? These are broad strokes of course. More acutely, does living in the moment produce some calm approach to your actions in play, or does it deflect from the singular goal of winning and only caring about such? And where would the correct balance lay?
  21. Yes in that you didn't place the conditional clause first. No in that every club will be fighting for and driving up the price of our discards the following year. Perhaps that's why we kept JKH, Kent and McKenna around for 2018.
  22. 20 Great Games

    Only two games this side of 2000? Ouch. If these are the two selected however, I got greater joy from beating the Hawks last year.