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    Clayton Oliver, Max Gawn

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  1. Backline Setup and Structure

    I think for me the issues almost boil down to a change in roles across some of the defensive lines, particularly: Hibberd & Hunt: gone from the alternating free half backs to tighter man markers. Hibberd has been required to play deeper than he was last year Lewis / Vince: now playing the free half backs It’s meant we’ve played with less pace, are quicker to close down up the ground, and then get exposed out the back. Perhaps Lewis going out will be a good thing for our defensive structures, particularly to be replaced by someone with pace who can implement the aggressive press more effectively. I understand wanting to get the ball into Llewis / Vince’s hands at HB, but it appears to be causing too many structural issues for our defence to deal with
  2. "Lapse or Lethal Dees"

    It’s funny how we’re always the subject of these articles. Yes while we’re guilty of it, most teams across the weekend conceded a barrage of goals in quick time. Teams can’t and don’t play at 100% for 120 minutes, so it’s about minimizing the damage when you’re not at 100%. We were better at it this week
  3. Post Match Discussion - Round 3

    I didn’t say he was a lock for the season. I said that if he produces that kind of form all season then he’d be a lock... I agree all players are on notice and must perform week to week. Just happy that Kent produced the performance he did today when many of us questioned whether he still had it in him.
  4. Post Match Discussion - Round 3

    Great game by Kent today. Lifted us in the first quarter with his tackle and goal. He did a number of 80-100m gut busting runs to give an option today. Must have worked on his fitness because it really showed. If he produces this form for the season he’s a lock for our forward line. Would have felt like a bit of redemption for him too - it’s almost 12 months ago to the day against North where he shirked from a 50:50 contest running towards goal.

    Interesting to see Max Gawn practice his ruckwork at the Centre bounce with the match day umpire bouncing

    Daw could be a good strategic change for the Roos (obviously they would prefer Tarrant). He could be their second ruck, and should dominate whoever he’s up against. That said, Dees to win and win by 5 goals
  7. Training Week Commencing 26/3

    A lot of the issues were down to two-way running (or lack thereof) from the midfield. While we were winning our fair share of the clearances, as soon as the ball was turned over and went the other way our mids were very slow to transition. I love Trac and think he’ll become a superstar but 2 way running isn’t his best attribute. It might have been part of the reason why he was moved forward after HT.
  8. Oliver Re-signs till end of 2021

    http://m.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-03-22/oliver-signs-on-until-end-of-2021 What awesome news before the season starts. Done with a minimum of fuss too - 2 weeks from discussions starting to signing.
  9. Injury List - Season 2018

    TMac and Viney our for 6-8 according to Goodie...
  10. GAME DAY: JLT #2 vs St Kilda

    Maynard with 8 tackles - and it’s not even HT
  11. The Ox and Marko sacked by SEN

    It was surprisingly easy. They have a huge resale market in the USA so got tickets through Ticketmaster resale a couple of hours before the game. Pretty cheap all things considered too.
  12. The Ox and Marko sacked by SEN

    Just returned from a trip to the states and went to 2 NFL games. One was the Oakland Raiders last home game, and the other the New Orleans Saints for wildcard weekend. Both games were awesome and the atmospheres were far better than any other sporting event I’ve been to. Definitely not just a TV game for mine and like most USA sports they keep you entertained during the downtime.
  13. Jake Stringer

    Exactly. The response of the player shows a lot about their character. Put them in an uncomfortable situation and see how they react. Getting up and walking out (if that did indeed happen) says it all really...
  14. Jake Stringer

    Apparently Richmond met with Stringer. Stringer was asked a rather direct question about some rumored off-field issues. Stringer apparently got up and left the meeting on the spot. If there's any legs to that story (and the question which was put to him), I'd be steering well clear of him.
  15. End of year delistings

    Trengove, Spencer, White and Hullett all confirmed by Melbourne as delisted