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  1. ...... you have a terrible, terrible memory. First of all, Cam Hunter was 6 foot 1, while Spargo is 5'8. Hunter was very light for his height, unlike Spargo, who is a nuggety player. Hunter was a high flying aerialist with psychotic courage, while Spargo is a fall of the ball player. Hunter was a bad kick, while Spargo is an excellent kick. Hunter was a flanker who played above his height (but lacked 'little man skills'), while Spargo is a midfielder or small forward. Hunter was drafted based on size and athleticism without form, while Spargo is a footballer who has been dominant at junior levels. Hunter was a massive smokey who only played APS, while Spargo has been well known for many years playing at TAC and carnival level. But you played footy in the same team as him ..... like my brother. You may have been in the same team 15 years ago, but you are either terribly forgetful or a terrible judge of players. Spargo and Hunter are completely different types of footballer, both in playing style and how they were drafted. As I said before, I would struggle to find a worse comparison.
  2. I could not think of a worse comparison. You obviously didn't watch Cam Hunter play at all.
  3. Pace and competitiveness. It's definitely a theme.
  4. DRAFT DAY 2017

    Without knowing the players, I'm most interested in the type of player we pick up and those that others pick up. I feel like it's instructive about the future of the game and what our club is trying to do in relation to it.
  5. NAB Draft - Closest the Pin

    We've only drafted 2 players since that draft: Hannan and Johnston!
  6. Guide to the Draft

    Just from the highlights, I like the idea of Brent Daniels. Very small, but seems to play the game with a lot of pace and wind his own ball. There are spots open in our side for fast and competitive smalls who can create opportunities. But I know nothing about the draftees, I just thought I'd put something out there before the draft so that I could pretend that I was smart if it worked.
  7. Poll: Rate our Trade Period

    That would actually be more than we paid. You are advocating paying more for Lever so that we don't pay overs.
  8. Stewart Crameri to the Dees?

    I wouldn't pick Dustin Martin because the last Melbourne player with the initials 'DM' was Dave McGlashan in 1982 ..... 'nuff said!
  9. Peter Jackson on SEN 24/10/17

    I keep hearing "Two first round picks", and it frustrates me because that is a skewed reading of the trade. The trade was (simplified) 2 first round picks for Lever and a second round pick. Effectively it was giving a first round pick next year and downgrading our first pick this year. Or like trading our first round pick next year for 2 second rounders this year. It is actually almost the same deal as giving up a first and second round pick outright.

    I think you want toughness and skill. But the toughness or, more to the point, competitiveness, is a non-negotiable. Every player needs it. You just need to find competitive players that have skill too. Having skilled players that don't compete is no good.
  11. Farewell Jack Watts

    I'd liken it more to a school 'asking a student to leave'. They both agree and then the school writes a nice letter of recommendation for the student. But, despite the coy public chats, the reason is obvious to both parties.
  12. Trade rumours

    Possibly infinite, depending on how accidentally forfeited picks (eg, calling it an ineligible player) are treated.
  13. Farewell Jack Watts

    Our club currently has Jake Lever and doesn't have Jack Watts. I think that is extremely good.
  14. Farewell Jack Watts

    The club will definitely care about your email. They will probably take it into account when making future decisions.
  15. Farewell Jack Watts

    Post more, please. We need more posts of this type and quality.