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Rodney (Balls) Grinter

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  1. Jumper Numbers 2018

    Well according to Demon army reports, looks like I got Lever and Maynard, but Balic has 27.
  2. 2017 Player Reviews: # 40 Patrick McKenna

    Now that would be a weapon.
  3. Corey Maynard

    I hear you brother. Please remind me just how many years this guy has spent ('clogging') an AFL list?
  4. The Charlie Constable thread

    I want us to draft this bloke, purely because he has the same full name as my 5 yo son, but not more than I'd love for my Charlie to be drafted by the MFC in 13 years time. I recon there's about the same chance of either/both happening at this point.
  5. Corey Maynard

    Yep, having this guy on our Category B list is really stopping us from developing the next superstar. I honestly don't care if Maynard never amounts to more than good foot soldier - every premeriship team has a dozen goof foot soldiers behind it and Maynard looks like he could fit that bill to me. To put him in the same basket as players like Mitchie, Newton, Pig Dog etc is total BS. This guy has size, athletic ability and competitiveness/agression running through his veins which to me suggests he will make his mark.
  6. No White for MFC Clash Jumpers for Season 2018

    Totally Old Dee. From 2007 to 2017, we lost more games than I care to think of and wore a plethera of putrid white/grey jumpers. We should consign both acts to the annals of history.
  7. No White for MFC Clash Jumpers for Season 2018

    Thanks Morgan - us Demons supporters could use all the luck we can get.
  8. I'm addicted and cant help myself!

    Torture isn't a leagal means of therapy in Aus.
  9. I'm addicted and cant help myself!

    Watching that 87 Rd 22 game is pure porn for the MFC faithful.
  10. No White for MFC Clash Jumpers for Season 2018

    Sorry cannot stand this stupid response. In what way is caring about the jumper we wear in conflict with us winning games or not? It's not like it's a mutually exclusive propersition. I can thint of a lot of things I care less about posted on Demonland (like Ty Vickory) and this time of year, few more that I care about than seeing our club properly address this issue. I mean obviously there is the draft, but until it happens, it's like throwing darts at a dart board. And even then, until those players that are drafted actually produce on the feild, it's more an act of navel gazing for us mere supporters. And it's not like directing some of the club's management staff to take this issue up with the AFL and get an appropriate outcome is distracting our playing group, coaching or recruiting staff. Getting a good outcome for our footy club could also help to recruit and retain more members. Beyond all, when our team wins, I want to see it happen in a jumper that actually looks like our teams, not some crappy half baked version that looks more like a Sydney jumper than a Melbourne one. Every Heart Beats True for the RED and BLUE
  11. STABBING IN THE DARK by Whispering Jack

    Jack Petruccelle sounds like a good choice to me, just so we can have the comentators wrangle with - "Clayton the tounge twister Oliver feeds one out to Petruccelle, passes to Pertracca.... kicks a GOOOAAAAALLLL". I could imagine Rex Hunt going stupid over that.
  12. Pre-season injury list

    That's your opinion and whilst you may well end up being right, I hope you are wrong. I think both these guys have some potential and that it's the ability of coaches, medical staff and overall team culture to get more players to the point of producing the required level of output, whatever their inherent natural ability or past record. Being able to develop and grow the worst players on the list is a big part of what makes average teams good and good teams great. They are on our list for season 2018, so personally I'm not counting on any player being a lost cause until it's done and dusted. Last year our depth was severely tested in the middle to third quarter of the season. Just one of these guys had have been fit and available, it might have been the difference to us beating North or beating Carlton by a few more goals and we make finals last year, or perhaps hopefully the difference between finishing top four this year.
  13. No White for MFC Clash Jumpers for Season 2018

    So West Coast have launched their 2018 jumpers, going back to their 'traditional' royal blue and surprise surprise, a yellow and royal blue clash jumper with no white. https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/west-coast-eagles-reveal-new-logo-and-jumpers-for-2018-afl-season-new-jumpers-for-saints-magpies/news-story/3e3e7101110249d44b60569046df28ff So are the MFC and AFL going to continue to serve up this rubbish that all clubs must have a predominantly white clash jumper and make our team run around in one for half a dozen+ games a year? Will MFC suporters continue to allow this?
  14. Hibbo and Nev Selected For International Rules

    Just thinking about this a bit more, I think there is a way that state of origin could work for the AFL: Cut the regular home and away to 17 rounds. Reintroduce state of origin two groups of three/four match series. Group 1, Vic, SA and WA. Each team plays each other once and then a decider for the top two. Group 2, Qld/NT, NSW/ACT and Tas. The AFL could end up with close to the same number of rounds in a season, with the lesser number of games being made up by with the block buster status that the State of Origin games could take on. The Qld/NSW games would feed a little off the Blues Vs Marrons (Cockroaches Vs Cane Toads) type mentality. Though acknowledgeing it would never quite be the same as in league and have a huge imidiate finacial contribution, but could it might actually pull in some interest to AFL from the northern states and serve as a bit of a marketing exercise. Tassie would actually finally get a team of there own and would be roundly supported as the underdogs. AFLW also has some potential to fill the TV programing/rights void left by removing more games. I'd personally love to see the best of the best play off against themselves on a state Vs state basis, I think others would too and support it on mass. Time for the AFL to get innovative and take a risk again.
  15. Hibbo and Nev Selected For International Rules

    Quite true. It would however generate more intensity than this hybrid round ball nonsense.