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    Farewell Dean Kent

    Respect is such a difficult concept for some!
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    Farewell Dean Kent

    For those potting Garlett, check your stats on small forwards scoring 40+ goals in a season... Jeff has done it 5 times!
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    Post Match Discussion - Semi Final

    Viney, Jones... whats not to like? You must be a huge fan of yourself!
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    Bernie Vince Retires

    Love Bernie... he is so easy to love! I agree with all the great things that Demonlanders have expressed above. I hope we can keep him at the club for some time yet. He is such a positive influence! I wish him the best, wherever life takes him from here. Thank you Bernie for all the belief you restored, for all the fun you shared and for representing our Club with distinction!
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    Jetta and LeCras

    Yes... this is closest to the pin for mine! I thought I saw Nev making a backward elbow motion when explaining to one of the other players as they walked off. My guess is that Lecras was dirty on the tackle, and pizzed because the umpire did not award a mark or an 'after the bell' free. I suggest Lecras gave a sneaky high elbow to Nev's ear and the rest is as viewed by the masses. Why Lercras insisted on getting in Nev's face after he could see our man was livid is beyond reason!
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    Have we beaten a top 8 team yet?

    Title says all I want to say!
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    Congratulations Bernie Vince on 100 MFC Games

    There's plenty of bite in the old dog yet... a 'must' for finals! I love the cheeky grin, the take no prisoners attack on the ball and the smarts in the contest. A great recruiting coup by those concerned... can only hope he lands a key off-ground role with the club when he hangs them up!
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    Melksham Injures Hamstring

    Oh yeah!!! Can hear the conversation now... "Stop sooking lad, just get out there and run it out you wimp" NOT!!!
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    The Incredible Hulk - Jesse Hogan

    I'm pleased to report that they came against other AFL teams and they came in all four quarters of games played... you were saying!
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    The Incredible Hulk - Jesse Hogan

    I recently responded to a claim in another thread that Hogan was a 'flat-track bully' by pointing out that he had already played well against some of the best. So I did some research. Hogan is on track to kick 50 goals this season. The last 23 y.o. Demon to kick more than 50 in a season was David Neitz in 1996 (56), so it has been 22 years. Before that... Allan Jakovitch 1991 (59) Gerard Healy 1982 (77) Mark Jackson 1981 (76) Fred Fanning 1943 (62) Fred Fanning 1944 (87)
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    Tex and Jenkins, softest big men in the game

    "Flat track bully" is a ridiculous term to apply to Hogan. To suggest that he doesn't perform against top level opponents is misleading. He may be inconsistent... but he certainly has performed against the best. As for the weekend... he had a very important hand in the goal that sealed the deal, in spite of his physical issues... never gave up... brought the ball to ground throughout the tough contests in the final qtr.
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    Umpire Report

    Just watched the highlights on The Bounce... Shaun Higgins goal... ran from the centre circle to a few metres from the 50 metre arc... I counted 16 steps... estimate from the lines that he was approaching 25 metres... There you are in One! The 15 metre rule is solely responsible for all the congestion!
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    POSTMATCH DISCUSSION - Round 18

    Those that are screaming out for a chop out for O McDonald seem to have forgotten about Lever and Hibberd... Players of that ilk don't grow on trees... The team did everything possible to get the win... We just weren't good enough tonight! Who thought a MFC team with the likes of JKH, Frost, J Smith, Spargo etc would win away at the Cattery when the season began? However, we will improve in coming rounds and in 2019 with Viney, Hibberd, Lever, Hunt, Stretch, and AVB available.
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    POSTMATCH DISCUSSION - Round 18

    Yes, there was a lot of the inevitable about the way we lost... but we didn't just curl up and roll over! I agree with the tactical stuff up with Gawn off early last qtr... but if you ever get the courage to watch the final minutes you will see two teams giving everything they could to win the ball and send it forward. JKH needed that goal for his own career... but he wasn't a passenger. Frost was amazing with his last desperate dash out of defence. Its a fine line between pleasure and pain. I see the game as a move forward in the teams development... This group know the CAN win in whatever Hellhole they find themselves in... Heartbreaking, yes... but I see it as character building! I'm not going to argue the point... Its just my opinion.
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    POSTMATCH DISCUSSION - Round 18

    Yes, the tragedy that is MFC just grew by a chapter! Was a magnificent contest however, we had everyone covered but Hawkins!
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    Umpire Report

    If you want to see an example of corrupt umpiring switch to the GC v North game... I've been watching the first qtr and the bias toward North is disgraceful... I can't watch anymore... GC forward takes mark which is displaced by Thompson whacking him over the shoulder, "Play On".... GC backman marks clearly in front of pack... "free kick North for blocking!
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    Umpire Report

    I'm hearing quite a bit of discontent on the Media over the 50 metre penalties! Finally we might get something done about the trigger-happy field umpires expecting players to dissolve or transport themselves 10 metres away instantly. The resultant penalty often becomes a certain goal. Here's a few observations... The clarification on the restricted zone was never intended to lead to many of the penalties we are now seeing applied by the umpiring fraternity The current application of the 50 metre penalty for this offense is sporadic, painfully inconsistent (depending on the umpire/offending player/team), and for this reason, GROSSLY UNFAIR! The penalty should only be applied if the opposition player is attempting to hold up play or have a negative effect on the player who is taking or about to take the kick If the opposition player is running away from the protected area, IN ANY DIRECTION, he/she should not be penalised It really is a matter of common sense! The disturbing reality is that the current crop of whistle blowers don't have any! They identify themselves as severely lacking in knowledge of the game!
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    POST MATCH DISCUSSION - Round 15

    Tyson is out of form... how long this will be tolerated is difficult to predict... the reasons may be many and diverse. He will play his 100th in the next few weeks, a profile that fits comfortably with this young team. Don't forget that he averaged 25 disposals a game throughout 2016 & 2017... Hardly the makings of a 'no future at MFC' is it?
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    POST MATCH DISCUSSION - Round 15

    With Tyson, its not about a player finding pace that he never had... its about a player finding form that he did have, consistently... for a significant period of time.
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    POST MATCH DISCUSSION - Round 15

    Tyson finished?? Just turned 25... I don't think so. Playing out of position, probably... down on confidence, definitely... injured... maybe, but finished?
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    Worst selection of 2018

    Looking at the Casey stats v Bombers... Frost & Kielty not bashing the door down from that perspective. Do we take a risk with Baker after seeing what they did to Petty?
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    Worst selection of 2018

    1 Petty was not ready... but he is far from skinny 2 Many have been calling for Bernie's head for some time. He was missed today and he is far from finished! Congratulations to him for going back to Casey and playing very well. He has a strong competitive character... something sorely missed today. 3 Petracca lifted, not to match-winning levels, but he gave it everything 4 Hogan lifted (see 3) his 3 goals were a big improvement from his past few games 5 Stretch must come in next week... Petty, Hannon, Tyson on shaky ground
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    POST MATCH DISCUSSION - Round 15

    I agree Hannon needs a rest, and I'm a fan! He is flying for too many marks that aren't his, spoiling bigger forwards. His output today is not enough.
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    POST MATCH DISCUSSION - Round 15

    You get an idea of an umpires underlying motivation when he pays in the back against Salem after a magnificent chase and tackle (the in the back resulted from the Saint player diving forward well after being pinned legitimately). Similarly last week, Nicholls motivation was laid bare for all to see with the 'blocking' free against Melksham.
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    POST MATCH DISCUSSION - Round 15

    Petty not ready Oscar very weak 1 on 1 Viney wasted tagging McDonald obviously not 100%, agree he should have been rested Needed one of Stretch, Garlett, Spargo Obviously our best came in the final qtr. Many lifted in that 30 minutes... the heavy criticism of Jones is unwarranted, J Smith had several important involvements when forward of the centre, clutch goal by Lewis was fantastic, Hogan contributed during last. Gawn, Viney, Hibberd, Harmes, Fritsch our best Every week is a new challenge, we're not done yet!
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