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  1. Our backline has gone from a shambles three to four years ago to now being a strength. We've added Hibberd, Lewis, Lever and now May. It's unbelievable. Not in my time once as a supporter have felt confident in our back six as an entire unit. And now I will be. To my ears, it sounds as if many posters who have questioned the May trade haven't actually watched him play, or nearly enough of him. Let me elaborate. In May, we're getting pretty much exactly what Frost offered us in terms of speed and offensive play from our back-half. However, unlike Frost, May is an exceptional one-on-one defender and intercept player, he has elite foot-skills for a key defender, he is super smart and composed with ball in hand and he plays with a similar intensity to Viney both at the ball and man. He is similar to Rance in that he has the closing speed and awareness to leave his opponent and halve contests that otherwise would be pencilled in as a win for opposition sides. That trait is extremely special. He is a leader and former captain. His aggression and presence are going to change the entire look and feel of our defence. During the year, I am certain that opposition key forwards would have been strolling into our backline, seeing Oscar and Frost as our key defenders and thinking they'd have a day-out. Franklin, Riewoldt, Kennedy, Hawkins. All of them would have licked their lips. May's addition in that sense is enormous. Opposition sides know that May is aggressive and plays to hurt, and that advantage is significant. Opposition forwards second guessing at contests is exactly what you want as a defender. I can't remember ever having that in our backline save maybe for Jetta on smaller forwards, but never key forwards. They've always had something laugh at. Posters really do underestimate what he's going to provide and the onflow effect he'll have. His arrival is as big as any imo.
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    Rating Josh Mahoney

    Let's wait it out, ey? I doubt anyone could foresee Brayshaw get to the level of performance he has after serious concussions. Yet here we are. Who's to say KK won't? The only part of your post that rings true is that May and Hogan are not in anyway alike. Well done for pointing that out. One is a full forward, the other is a full back.
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    Rating Josh Mahoney

    Posters who are unhappy about this trade period need to relax and revisit this in 5 years time. The same posters complained about Melksham. A player who had the best year of his career to date this season. Do these naysayers know that since Roos took over, we're the only club to have a moved in a consistently upward linear fashion year upon year? Where has this view that 'Mahoney always gets pantsed' come from? There is absolutely zero evidence to show for it if looking at our results year after year since the Roos rebuild. Wake the fuckark up you ninnies. We just made a prelim without Hogan and have addressed a pressing backline need by nabbing a former number 5 draft pick, who is still seriously untapped as well as a player who footy experts say would be an AA key back in a better side. Both of them for a pick 6.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Don't ever post here again. Kind regards, Steve.
  5. There's no doubt May would have taken notice of the way we play footy and part of the attraction in coming to us would be to play alongside some the other tough and uncompromising types we have on our list. Anyone watching us against Geelong and the way our youngsters made Selwood, Ablett and Dangerfield earn every touch would have been impressed. None of our young guys back away from heat. May and Pruess will not only make us walk even taller, but they'll walk taller themselves. We now have the toughest side in the comp. Of that I'm sure and oppo sides won't like it.
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    The 2018 AFL National Draft

    Definitely not elite. He is a neat kick generally. His awareness is very good, it's his execution that let's him down at times.
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    The 2018 AFL National Draft

    I know that we were into Duursma last year as an underaged player and he's projected to go around the 20's. I watched some of him last year, he's very untapped. But has some special talent. Wouldn't be surprised if we got him.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Well I beg your pardon Binman, you're in the minority. Part of me feels sad about losing Jess. But I'm super excited about landing May, KK and grabbing a pick in the 20's. May will be absolutely enormous for us. His value goes beyond game-day ability. Opposition sides would never have once felt 'scared' about walking into a back six that contained Oscar and Frost. That will change now.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    No, they're disappointed about 'pick value' that we're getting back. Nothing else.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Why awful? Posters are complaining and trade period is not even over. They have no idea what we'll end up with and they refuse to look at the picture at large. If we don't win a flag in the next 5 years and Hogan takes Freo to one, that's when I'll admit that the trade was a fail or that we got 'unders' for Hogan.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Pin this. Take note, nuffies.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Lol at posters like you.
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    24 hours to go - closest to the pin

    Lols. This place is going to be a cracker to read later. It'll be the same nancies who complained about getting Melksham, Hibbo, trading Watts, Frawley, etc etc etc. We'll win a flag in the next 5 years if we land May. Bank it.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    I feel like we have the same local.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    I find you highly amusing. How them tea leaves going?
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Jeez, what a wild bet.
  17. Look, anyone that has a clue about footy knows May is quality and should be back to his best in a good side like ours. It's really simple. Those that don't rate him clearly don't watch enough of him or are just clueless. One can only laugh when posters start talking about which opposition player kicked what amount of goals on him. It's just massive lols. If one's understanding of football only goes that far, there's no point in engaging further with them.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    If we win a flag, the idea that we lost out on 'picks' will hold no weight. This is about the value of May and KK for us over the next 2-5 years vs Hogan. That's all that we should be worrying about. Yet for some reason, supporters have become brainwashed regarding draft picks and value. Because once upon a time it's all we had to look forward to. The other thing I'd like to point out is the fact that draft picks are also a risk. So really, y'all are kicking up a fuss about nothing.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    If we win a flag in the next 2-5 years on the back of a ballsy decision to effectively do a straight swap of Hogan for May and KK, picks won't matter one iota. Will they? Player movement has never been more active, the landscape is always changing and supporters need to get with the times. Whilst some of you worry about draft picks, clubs like Essendon, Collingwood, St Kilda, Hawthorn etc are becoming increasingly aggressive in this domain. Think for a minute how competitive the top 8 will be next year? The are 12 + teams who can make it. Goodwin and co have clearly identified that our window is here and it's now and our most pressing need is shoring up our defence as it was clearly our biggest weakness last year and was the sole reason teams were able to stay with us during games last year. My feeling is we're going to do a deal and there will be some unhappy posters on demonland. But I also have the feeling that Goody, being the ruthless, uncompromising competitor he is, wants a flag next year and can see we're within reach. Here's our chance.
  20. You genuinely have no idea. Well done.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Trade week can get [censored].
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    2018 Player Reviews: # 12 Dom Tyson

    Always overrated on here, but as others have stated, he was a super contributor for us as an inside mid in that first year he arrived. Never quite 'came on' as a former number three pick. Good luck to the fella.
  23. Dream scenario if Freo refuse to give up what we ask: We keep Hogan, he plays CHB all year and we win the 2019 flag. Meanwhile, May verbally agrees to a contract for the end of next year and comes to us as a Free Agent. Freo finish next year on the bottom of the ladder with a percentage of 52 with their leading goal scorer being Joel Hamling with a total of 16 playing as a key defender. West Coast offer us the deal of a lifetime for Hogan, managing somehow to acquire two first round picks and a second round pick for an exchange of later picks with us. We now have the ammunition to trade for Kelly and he nominates MFC as his club of choice in part due to his surprise engagement to Christian Salem. Melbourne win next 4 flags. Stevethemanjordan wins the lotto and announces his retirement effective immediately as self-appointed moderator and champion poster of demonland. The end.
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