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  1. I like him, but not as much as others it seems. I am quite hopeful of being pleasantly surprised. Indeed - GC's highest ever crowd is 51,774 (this year, vs West Coast). Highest ever home crowd is actually the 33,388 they got to Perth vs Fremantle this year. Highest ever home crowd after that is their first ever game, 27,914 at the Gabba vs Carlton. Highest ever home crowd at Metricon is 24,032 vs Collingwood in 2014. It's actually kind of funny to think that a potential attraction to playing for Melbourne is crowds.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Losing Hogan sucks. But having accepted that he wanted to go home, I'm more than happy with the way things panned out for us in the end.
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    Seahawks, Panthers, Rams
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    Official New Rule Changes for 2019

    This is classic AFL incompetence. They spend all year focusing on congestion and then they bring in a rule which will increase congestion (removing prior opportunity for ruckmen, who can now just grab it out of the ruck and be tackled, forcing repeat stoppages).
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    Aaron vandenBerg not going - signs a new deal!!!

    I don't really know how this all works, but Jake Niall says that they were happy to swap 13 for 26 and 28 because those two picks give them the points they need to get Blakey as a father/son. If that's true, then they might not be interested in trading them.
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    Rumour File

    Jake Niall on The Age reporting that Carlton will be sending two second round picks to Sydney for pick 13, then on-trading pick 13 with their right to Shane McAdam to Adelaide for McGovern.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    I find this whole situation quite intriguing. It started with unfounded rumours (e.g. Greg Denham), then progressed to the club itself failing to hose down the speculation, to everyone believing it was going to happen, to now there being question marks and even a "report" from Perth that he's staying. I suppose all it says is that no one actually knew anything and we're all still none the wiser. Oh, and Greg Denham remains a fool.
  8. AFAIK this hasn't yet been approved? And reports I read a few weeks ago suggests that whilst the commission was likely to approve 6-6-6, the larger goalsquare was not necessarily a fait accompli?
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    The media shenanigans are a huge part of things. Hogan is consistently being talked about in the media. That undoubtedly has an impact on how he has been dealing with his life. The media attention on VDB is borderline non-existent, until he started playing again this year only Melbourne supporters would have known who he was. His personal story didn't even get revealed until a few weeks ago - everything that happened in Hogan's life was documented by the media in real time. Their positions are markedly different and drawing a comparison between the two, which seems only to have been a crack at Hogan, is pretty unfair IMO. Finally, as to "resilience and grit", how are you placed to comment on what "resilience" or "grit" Hogan has, or hasn't, shown?
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    Titans, Broncos, Rams
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    Rumour File

    Cannot believe anyone is interested in Menzel. Even if he was free - as in we didn't have to give up anything and we didn't have to pay him and he didn't take up a spot on our list - I wouldn't want him.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    IMO it is. I'm at peace with Hogan leaving, but I don't rate May nearly as much as others do and I do not necessarily see May coming into the side as being a net gain over Hogan leaving the side.
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    Who did the Pies beat to secure top 4?

    I'm not so sure this is guaranteed. We know we will get a harder draw based on 2018 finishing positions, but that doesn't necessarily translate to a tough draw based on 2019 form. As an example, we had Adelaide twice this year which, when the draw was released, looked to be our toughest match-up. Turns out it was two games against a bottom 10 side.
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    JKH signs on for another year

    I was pleasantly surprised with his form in those last few games he played. That might be at least in part because my expectations for him were rock-bottom, but still, I think this is a good call.
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    Aaron vandenBerg not going - signs a new deal!!!

    Sums it up perfectly for me. Clearly many who've posted in this thread didn't read the article, as there are obvious non-MFC related reasons why he might be considering moving to Sydney. I'll be disappointed if he goes, particularly given we invested time into him this year in an effort to entrench him in the best 22, but will completely understand it if it happens.