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  1. Wiseblood

    Watts Dropped from Port

    Those three might have pushed their claims, but Port blew the Dogs away on the weekend. I highly doubt they'll make wholesale changes to a winning side.
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    Marc Murphy at the Dees.

    And the year before that he was restricted to 10 games, and has played just the 4 this year. Otherwise he has generally been pretty good in terms of games played, but his body is not as durable as it once was.
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    Go and get Gaff!

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    Go and get Gaff!

    Still haven't answered Bob's question about how you know this, yet earlier made the bold statement that he had never won a B&F for the Eagles. If you knew it already, it stands to reason you would know he had won a best and fairest.
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    Go and get Gaff!

    Your fascination with his efforts on Friday night is interesting. It's like you're basing your entire feelings around Gaff on one game. His year has been stellar outside of that game and he has shown, numerous times, that he can perform when the heat is on. With so many in and under types he would complement our midfield group superbly. Billy Stretch has been on our list for years now and, if anything, his contributions have gone backwards. He doesn't have the footy IQ or running capacity to be on a level like Gaff's. I'd love for him to do it, but on the output I've seen I highly doubt it will come to fruition.
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    Go and get Gaff!

    So why is the club interested in Gaff if he is nothing more than an accumulator, Saty? Seems like you know more than the club. Again.
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    Delisting, Trade and FA discussion 2018

    With all due respect, we aren't turning over close to a third of our list now.. We did that in the early Roos days when we had to because our depth was non-existant and we had only a few decent players on the list. That's changed now. There is absolutely no chance we not only delist 6 players but trade six as well. It's not good for the stability of our list and we aren't going to top up with lots of kids at this stage. It just won't happen.
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    New CEO - Gary Pert

    Bottom 4. Not big 4.
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    Marc Murphy at the Dees.

    Whilst we all hold different opinions on it, I'd be hard pressed to be convinced that Gaff is someone we shouldn't be looking at it. He's got the perfect mix of inside and outside footy and is a large reason why the Eagles are on top of the ladder. He would complement our midfield perfectly.
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    New CEO - Gary Pert

    So how is Pert going to help us win games? That's what we pay Goodwin for.
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    Marc Murphy at the Dees.

    They have had some good moments, but have also spent more time on the injury list than on the field. The reason I've liked the moves for Cross, Vince, Lewis etc has been because they are durable players who are rarely (touch wood) injured. Murphy has a history of getting himself injured and I fail to see that changing at his age. I get the point you're making, especially experience, but if we want to go in that direction again I think we can find someone more durable than Marc Murphy.
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    Delisting, Trade and FA discussion 2018

    You could probably make a call on a couple right now, but with half a season still to go I don't think anything is certain at the minute. If there are a few injuries (god forbid!) then someone might get a run and show themselves to be quality depth worth another year on the list. I've seen a few wanting to delist both King and Filipovic, but I doubt we will delist both. Especially if we don't recontract Pedersen, which is highly likely, at the end of the season. King has had more time on the list than Filipovic has, so you would assume that if they feel they have gotten as far as they can with King then he might be the one to the get the flick. The ones who will get a new contract are obvious. Jetta, Harmes, O Mac and Gus will get new deals and are crucial to the side going forward. The rest? That's anybodies guess right now.
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    Marc Murphy at the Dees.

    Remind me not to listen to Nick Bowen any time soon.
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    Dean Kent on the move... ?

    Sam Edmund in the HUN is reporting that Dean Kent may look for more opportunities elsewhere next season as he wants more midfield minutes, something he is not guaranteed to get with us. Here is a little bit of what he (Edmund) had to say about it: DEAN Kent could leave Melbourne in search of greater opportunity. Kent remains sidelined with a hamstring injury suffered in the Round 5 loss to Richmond, but is understood to want more midfield responsibility. ... It's understood Kent would prefer to stay at Melbourne, but is unlikely to get a deal to his liking at the Demons and is assessing his options. Thoughts? I think he has something to offer, but he is far too injury prone and I don't think he will get the midfield minutes he desires with us.
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    New CEO - Gary Pert

    You've got to love a bitter Mick Malthouse taking pot shots at Pert already, claiming they never really 'got along', although you would believe that Pert wouldn't be the first or the last person not to get along with angry Mick.
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    New CEO - Gary Pert

    Amen to that, LH. Gary Pert is no Paul McNamee.
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    New CEO - Gary Pert

    I think, on the face of it, that it's a terrific appointment. If the AFL and Peter Jackson are happy with it and endorse it, then I can't see a problem with it. The bloke knows the game, knows how to be a CEO and has a good track record of doing good things. Outside of rumours ad rumblings, which we have no idea how true they are, this seems like a great move for the club.
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    Round 13 Non - MFC Games

    The Dogs are a joke at the moment. Port could theoretically be 8 goals up already if Marshall hasn't missed a few easy ones. How the hell they won a flag in 2016 is beyond me.
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    Is Brayshaw more rounded than the Trac?

    Yes, I should know better, but sometimes I can't help myself. It just seemed like such a random attack on a bloke who gave his all for the club. Maybe he can regale us with a 'BEST INJURY PRONE 22' to make it all better... ?
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    Is Brayshaw more rounded than the Trac?

    I think I'll use this as a reminder to never read your contributions again. You clearly know bugger all about football and your attack on a bloke who, before injuries and the burden of the captaincy at a young age, was destined to be an absolute star of the competition, is nothing less than a disgrace.
  21. Afternoon fellow Demonlanders! With the bye well and truly upon us, and a poor performance in our back pocket alongside 6 rippers, it's time to reflect on where we are at. Here are some questions that I thought might be worth answering and I'd be interested to see what people think. Try and look at the season as a whole - it would be easy to let yesterday cloud our judgement, or even the six games before it, so take a deep breath and look at the whole 12 rounds so far. Here are the questions to answer: What do you rate our performance out of 10 to this point? Why? Which player has impressed you the most? Which draftee has made the biggest impact? What has been our best win to date? Which player(s) needs to improve in the second half of the year? What has been our most disappointing performance? Where do you see us finishing? Give a win/loss and finishing position Remember - it's your opinion, so knock yourself out. Fancy us to still finish Top 2? Reckon we'll fall at the last hurdle again? Let us know. Positive or negative I think it's a good time to reflect on the year so far, so if you have the time to answer the questions I think it would be great to see what everybody thinks. Enjoy!
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    Round 13 Non - MFC Games

    Gold Coast vs. St. Kilda could be one of the worst spectacles ever put on in an AFL game. Hoping for a miracle and the Doggies causing an upset but I can't see it happening.
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    Dean Kent on the move... ?

    It's the one thing that sets him apart. His field kicking is up and down (sometimes he can hit a 60 metre pass, other times miss one 20 metres away) but his tackling pressure (especially against North this year) can be good and he can provide some real pace through half forward. The FD clearly rate him as he keeps getting chances, it's just every time he gets one he gets himself injured (shoulder last year against Adelaide, hammy this year against the Tigers). I agree that I think he still has a role to play for the club, and I think he can give us more than Bugg IF he can keep himself fit. If he broke down again before the end of the year then I'd give Buggy another year instead.
  24. If we had been struggling a little, or had more injuries, then I think he would have been in line for some game time. As it stands we've been in good form and had minimal injuries, so he's probably a little unlucky to miss out to this point. I'd like to see him get a run in the coming weeks as, from all reports, he really has something to offer up forward with his pace, skills and footy nous.
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    Dean Kent on the move... ?

    Also, he has played just 33 games over the last 3 and a half seasons, indicating that form and his run with injuries have hampered his ability to stay in the side and make an impact. As you say @Lucifer's Hero, a club in the bottom four might take a punt on him, but in the grand scheme of things I think we have more important players to retain and he may be squeezed out anyway. It's a shame as the bloke does have some talent, but he hasn't harnessed it enough or consistently enough to keep his spot in the side.
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