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  1. Mach5

    Dan Hannaberry

    I don’t think you understand what I’m saying mate. Simply, if we were interested previously, I doubt we still are.
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    The Blowtorch on Jordan Lewis

    Its reasons like this that I don’t think we’re half as good as the majority seem to espouse. We’re hugely talented, but that’s only half the battle. We haven’t beaten anyone in the top 8/9? So? What’s the point being made there? Maybe we simply beat the teams we should, and lose to the teams better than us? I don’t think we’re ready, but we’re still building. We’re not a premiership threat unless we hit a purple patch like the dogs 2 years ago, and even then they got all their key players back from injury at the right time.
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    Dan Hannaberry

    I can’t be bothered checking, but I’ll take your word for it, and Hannebery is decidedly under contract, so (barring gross ignorance) the rumour appears too unlikely to be made up. However, I believe it to be very very unlikely that we’d still be interested, if we ever were.
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    Stats- Only One Needed.

    How long is it going to take you..?
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    Stats- Only One Needed.

    Stats can help you to understand the game beyond the absolutely superficial, and to predict outcomes. No need for that though, right?
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    Dan Hannaberry

    To be fair, it’s possible to get “good mail” on a player without knowing how to spell his name correctly... However this seems unlikely to me.
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    Trade HOGAN

    Potting Hogan is premature and/or misguided. I think he’s carrying an injury.
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    Harmes post game interview.

    So... the issue isn’t how Harmes performed during the match, but his attitude after the match..? Right.
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    Clarence Oliver

    Like all those that missed out on Fyfe & Franklin, selected Fiora over Pavlich, left Dustin Martin to pick 3, etc... Weitering at pick 1 hasn’t really come on as expected just yet, and Mills has been serviceable, but imagine being the Brisbane Lions having chosen Shache at pick 2 in that draft. Walked out on them after 2 years, and they seemed happy for him to go. What a blunder.
  10. Is it only shin padding though? Looked to me like his calf was strapped.
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    Dom Tyson

    No coincidence that Tyson’s improved form has coincided with Viney’s absence, affording him more time in familiar roles. We’ll need him for finals this year, but going forward I’m still see-sawing on what we do with him. One thing is for sure, we wouldn’t let him go cheaply.
  12. As I mentioned in another thread, did anyone notice Gawn had his calf heavily strapped against the Suns? I did, so him walking laps was no surprise. I also missed the Adelaide match due to other commitments, but watching the 1st quarter this morning, he obviously had heavy strapping on the calf then too. Its obviously something he has been managing for a while now.
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    Congratulations Bernie Vince on 100 MFC Games

    I’ve loved him at the MFC (but maybe not as much as he loves himself). Sadly it looks like his time is quickly coming to an end. It’s the decline in agility that takes the hardest toll.
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    Go and get Gaff!

    This naiive sort of appraisal is what sees a club walk away with empty hands, and contend for nothing. We won’t sign Gaff by winning a bidding war; there is more to the equation the just $$$ And it’s all relative; Gaff would rather earn a massive amount of cash in the right situation, than a relatively slightly more massive amount of cash at a club where it’s an uneasy fit. Culture is everything, and we have it. Whitfield or Kelly would be just as great, but are they even available? Are they likely to jump ship on GWS? Would they cost the same $$$ and tradable assets? Gaff is the FA looking to come back to Victoria. Don’t be distracted by longshot potential scenarios for other similar players.
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    Dom Tyson

    I’ve seen him as expendable and having value at the trade table, however... I’m beginning to think we’re attempting to build more versatility into his game without depending on him to dominate in a foreign position. In the near future, I can imagine: Vince/ Lewis retires Jones to HBF Tyson into the midfield rotation Not all that far-fetched. I think as supporters we have the tendency to foresee young players maturing & developing, but ignore the decline of those in their prime. At least, I do sometimes.
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    Goody on SEN (10/8)

    Will play.
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    Go and get Gaff!

    Over-age player in the TAC Cup, has injuries, hasn’t got the same exposed form but has promise, was a late pick last year when his brother went at pick 2, so was overshadowed fairly significantly. I think myself and most dees supporters only paid attention because he was a Brayshaw.
  18. I’m surprised no one else commented when Max appeared to have his calf heavily strapped on Sunday? Walking laps during the week is to be expected.
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    Surely it is. Similar to the current day evolved NBA strategy (a la GSW/Houston/etc.) of taking mainly shots that are either high percentage (lay-ups/dunks) or high pay-off (3s) in favour of the mid-range game of previous decades. You don’t miss often when you’re kicking from the goalsquare.
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    Go and get Gaff!

    Mark Brayshaw’s interview brings some much needed perspective to the feeding frenzy. I wish he’d spoken sooner, but I’m sure he was careful not to minimise such an act prior to judgment. This incident has come to be about more than just Gaff & Brayshaw.
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    Go and get Gaff!

    If he still had a foot in the Eagles nest, I think they may have lost it now. The strategy of trying to minimise Gaff’s culpability due to being provoked and the false claim that they played golf, may have actually irked the Gaff camp due to the likelihood it will result in a greater penalty than expected. I’m predicting 10 weeks.
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    Last chance for Kennedy-Harris?

    Running hard, applying pressure, playing a role... but jury is still out on this one.
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    Go and get Gaff!

    I actually think it was quite similar, in that he was aiming lower and missed.
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    Go and get Gaff!

    Personally, I’ve heard nothing regarding Gaff. Cards are being held close to the chest for now.
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    Go and get Gaff!

    Can’t see why anyone would give all those details then suddenly go coy about the name of the “young mid”... This guy is just having a laugh.