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  1. Not the Youngest/Least Experienced Anymore ...

    We should have given it a fair nudge this season just gone. And our end to '16 was also a nudge-free zone. It wasn't our youth that was our downfall, it was the space between our ears. A problem that will continue to haunt us, unless addressed, regardless of our youth.
  2. Not the Youngest/Least Experienced Anymore ...

    Being the youngest or least experienced list was always a mirage. It's not good, or bad, or anything meaningful. Certainly nothing to hang our hats on. Only one statistic counts. Games won.
  3. The Ox says the Dees in danger ....

    Good point. SEN have been bragging that they will still be talking about AFL over the summer. (As if they were ever not going to.) It amounts to counselling. Don't worry, listeners, don't let all this horse racing, cricket, tennis, soc ... s ... you know, the S game! ... and other alarming and worrisome non-AFL activity get you down and lead to self harm. We'll still be talking about AFL all summer! Whew!
  4. One final trade

    Definitely points for that. She's got guts.
  5. One final trade

    Have never really got why such outright hatred for Caro, and have been appalled at the treatment she's copped from various quarters over the years, but at the same time, I don't actually respect her that much. She is not so much a sports journalist as a gossip columnist specialising in AFL gossip. Emma Quayle kills her as a football journo. Quayle's ideal story: 17 y.o. centre half forward who grew up with single parent on dairy farm has great hands and great boot, can also play back and could be just what Blues need. Caro's ideal story: Wife of Bulldogs board member whose son auditioned for "The Bachelor" co-owns business selling poker machines to business once owned by Dr Geoffrey Edelsten which owes $3M in tax to gov't.
  6. Will Jack Watts make us pay thread?

    Three pages now. OP will be pleased. It's hard to eke out the responses in the off season but JW is a faithful topic guaranteed to draw us in regardless of time place and circumstance.
  7. Will Jack Watts make us pay thread?

    What is this, pre-season training for MFCSS? A bit of practice self-flagellation so you're primed and ready to go in round 1 if he kicks a bag?
  8. Melb vs Hawks 1990 5 goals in 4 minutes

    "Craig Starcevic, premiership centre half forward" .... oh the mediocrity. That's like saying "Matthew Bate, premiership centre half forward" ... no offence, Bater, but you're nowhere near a premiership centre half forward...... "Craig Starcevic, premiership centre half forward" .... Only rivalled by "Karl Langdon, premiership centre half forward" for sheer egregious perversity.
  9. No White for MFC Clash Jumpers for Season 2018

    In days of yore, we had to do that. Shirts vs skins. Of course some days it was so effin' cold it didn't matter even if you had a shirt on or not.
  10. The Scrapping of the Bounce is Imminent

    And from AFL headquarters of all places. This Steve Hocking may be a breath of fresh air. If the AFL made their umps professionals, it might be more attractive to ex-players of all standards as a viable way of staying in the game.
  11. No White for MFC Clash Jumpers for Season 2018

    When coaches and clubs start jumping up and down that there are jumper clashes and it could cost someone a flag!!! then I will believe it is an issue. Until then it just the typical AFL bullsh!t inconsistency and making it up on the run. The last time I heard clubs grumbling was when the AFL themselves engineered a clash between us and the umpires!
  12. No White for MFC Clash Jumpers for Season 2018

    Round 3, 2017 Round 20, 2017
  13. The Scrapping of the Bounce is Imminent

    They didn't have D&Ms and counselling sessions with the players at stoppages either. "Nathan .... Nathan .... Nathan ... give me the ball please. Nathan .... give me the ball please. Nathan ..." "Dustin ... move one metre back please. Dustin ... Dustin ... move one metre back please ... Dustin ..." They hardly spoke to them at all. No flapping around. Don't give the ball back = free. Don't move back = free. Now it's like they're trying to talk the drunk guy at the pub out of decking them using the skills they learnt at their effective communications course at the CAE.
  14. The Scrapping of the Bounce is Imminent

    Ray's stature is such that he likely to be a future umps director. I am not encouraged.
  15. The Scrapping of the Bounce is Imminent

    The AFL. The mob who knee-jerked a new rule, the deliberate behinds rule, when it wasn't really needed. The mob who responded to (sarcasm alert) public outrage, letters to the editors, speeches in parliament, and public demonstrations about players abuse of deliberate out bounds, by cracking down like a ton of bricks on it. Hard as nails, these AFL bosses. The mob who have managed to do three quarters of FA about a genuine issue, throwing the ball. Why no crackdown on that? The mob who have managed and counter-managed holding the ball and head-high tackles to the point where when the ump blows the whistle, no one knows what decision has been paid and why. Even the players. The mob where the umpires director doesn't seem to know what the rules are, and expects umps to make decisions in spite of that. (Ray, maybe you've earned your blankie, mate.) The mob who have mangled the MRP process to where it's chooklotto. These are the ones who are about to decide that the bounce will play no part in our great game. Well done AFL. Another winning decision. At least we've got cheaper chips! The game of Australian Rules Rugby has never been in better hands.