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  1. So he left to win a flag with Port? IIrc he was dragged out kicking & screaming.
  2. Finals 2018? Mick McGuane thinks so.

    Won't believe it til I see it. How many false dawns have we had? Yes this team has the makings of a strong outfit but they folded when the pressure was on, both this year and last year.
  3. The Ox says the Dees in danger ....

    Weidemann? I think Ox got it wrong, Viney is our most important player, he's a born leader and pulled us across the line against the Eagles. If we lose him for an extended stretch of time we're rooted.
  4. My prediction We'll lose a close game against 'lesser' opposition and the front page will be full of melts for the following week. Oh and Hogan will give the Coleman a red hot crack.
  5. Will Jack Watts make us pay thread?

    The talk of the AFL community this last month has been Ports trading. I'm not convinced though. Rockliff, Watts and Motlop were moved on by their respective clubs for cultural issues. Looking at Port I'm not sure they are a club with the internal culture to turn around three careers like that. Take Toumpas for instance, he was a high draft pick like Watts and has stagnated in their VFL side (bearing in mind their 2016 side was distinctly average and this year we showed better form for most of the season)- despite this they renewed his contract last week. Watts has better tools but the same attitude, I'm not sure Port can trade their way into contention
  6. Team Melbourne

    We should be concentrating on our core product not wasting time and precious resources on a novelty project. We neither have the money in the bank a la Collingwood to indulge in something like this, nor the success to leverage off in building a netball/basketball club. After the miserable failure of this season I'd be ropeable if either the board or the CEO were spending their time or other resources on such a project.
  7. Hibbo and Nev Selected For International Rules

    McAnallen was a champion Gaelic footballer who died from an undetected heart condition at the age of 24. He represented Ireland in three series of Compromise Rules, and following his death a number of GAA clubs in Australia adopted his name in their official title. A bit of respect for a champion sportsman wouldn't go amiss.
  8. The 2018 Fixture Thread

    So it's a Sunday afternoon but shaping as a Marquee clash - we are hosting Geelong at home, 3.20pm on Sunday March 25th, in an unveiling (all going to plan) of the two boom recruits of the trade period, Lever & Ablett. http://m.afl.com.au/news/2017-10-26/eagles-swans-to-ignite-perth-stadium-in-r1-2018 An interesting choice, given Collingwoods reported lobbying for a home clash vs us as their first up.
  9. Liam Ryan

    Flown under the radar a bit but Ryan would be a good addition to our forward line now Watts has moved on. He won the Bernie Naylor medal with 73 goals, and a quick look at his highlights package shows he can play tall, and would present a decent marking option. He was overlooked at last years draft due to some attitude/professional issues but seems to have cleaned those up this year. An associate of mine knows his family from Geraldton and is of the opinion that an interstate move might suit him better, allowing him to concentrate on developing his game. Would be worth pulling the trigger with a late 2nd rounder, according to the AFL website we're one of 3 clubs with an interest in Ryan, WC and Port are apparently looking at him too.
  10. Farewell Colin Garland

    He was immense in 2013. Iirc he was ranked one of the top 10 defenders in the competition that season, and was one of the few players from the Neeld era who improved their games. A look at his win/loss ratio says it all about his time at the club, 141 games for a win ratio of 24.82%
  11. Farewell Jack Watts

    While not disagreeing that the club badly mismanaged his initial career Watts has never shown the drive to improve- Jones, Jetta and Pedersen are examples of less naturally gifted players who worked hard on improving their games and have cemented their places in the best 22. Watts has been kicked up the arse multiple times by different coaches (Neeld, Roos & Goodwin have all dropped or challenged him at one stage or another to improve his game) and it still hasn't clicked for him. I'm not sure moving to Port will change that as I think it's all above the shoulders for Jack.
  12. Tim Watson's outrageous faux pas

    Anyone who stands by and supports an organisation that pumped his son full of unknown drugs doesn't deserve to have their opinions taken seriously. Besides, given how OTT Adelaide's reaction was to Lever moving, decking him out in club colours while still negotiating would likely have led to the Crows digging their heels in and demanding more.
  13. WELCOME TO THE MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB - JAKE LEVER

    They bent us over in this trade.
  14. WELCOME TO THE MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB - JAKE LEVER

    Success? They folded like a cheap deck of cards in the grand final. At full tilt they're a good team the Crows but they seem to be a bit mentally brittle
  15. Colin Sylvia

    Clearly learnt some bad lessons at the Dockers
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