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Big Carl

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  1. The Scrapping of the Bounce is Imminent

    Stupid away-strip jumpers, no melees, no power full forwards anymore kicking over 100 goals a season, no one on one duals like Jakovich on Carey or Knights on Van der Har. Just teams full of midfielders racking up meaningless possessions in the backline, umpires who have selective vision and who suffer anxiety and workplace injuries over trying to bounce the ball. What a joke.
  2. The Scrapping of the Bounce is Imminent

    Just another change to our once great game! it will be unrecognisable in 10 years!
  3. Let us know your best MFC Team in the last 50 years. B: A Johnson D Hughes G Yeats HB: B Lovett G Hardeman S Febey C: S Alves G Wells R Flower HF: G Lyon D Schwarz T Viney F: J Farmer D Neitz A Jakovich R: J Stynes Gerard Healey N Jones Int: J McDonald, R Grinter, R Robertson A Yze Emerg: B Wilson. E Spalding, A Obst, B Green
  4. 20 Great Games

    20 great games in the last 30 years in no particular order Essendon vs Melbourne Windy Hill Round 16 1990 Melbourne vs Adelaide MCG QF 1998 Melbourne vs Carlton VFL Park 1988 PF Footscray vs Melbourne Western Oval Round 22 1987 Melbourne vs North Melb MCG EF 1987 Melbourne vs West Coast VFL Park EF 1988 Melbourne vs Carlton MCG QF 2000 Melbourne vs North Melb MCG PF 2000 (Farmer 8 goals) Geelong vs Melbourne Kardinia Park Round 20 2005 (Robertson 7 goals) Geelong vs Melbourne Kardinia Park Round 12 2015 Adelaide vs Melbourne Adelaide Oval Round 8 2017 Melbourne vs Hawthorn MCG Round 22 1990 Melbourne vs Hawthorn MCG EF 1990 Collingwood vs Melbourne Vic Park Round 20 1992 (Jakovich 7 goals) St Kilda vs Melbourne Moorabbin Round 18 1991 (Jakovich 8 goals) West Coast vs Melbourne Subiaco Round 8 1989 Melbourne vs Foostcray MCG SF 1994 (Lyon 10 goals) Melbourne vs Essendon AFL Park EF 1991 (Jakovich 8 goals) Sydney vs Melbourne SCG Round 24 1994 (Schwarz 9 goals) Melbourne vs Collingwood MCG Round 14 2000 (Farmer 9 goals)
  5. Best MFC team in last 50 years

    J McDonald and A Obst need to fit in there somewhere. Both better than G Parke
  6. Famous MFC jumper number

    18 Robert B Johnson Brian Roet John Tilbrook Greg Hutchison Steven Stretch Sean Charles Matthew Bishop Brad Green Daniel Cross
  7. Famous MFC jumper number

    Apart from 31 what is the most famous MFC jumper number?
  8. Assistant Coaches 2018

    Have the assistant coaches for 2018 been finalised? A goal kicking coach should be a priority.
  9. Famous MFC jumper number

    Keenan, Crosswell, Yeats, Frawley
  10. Famous MFC jumper number

    Even though we didn't have success he made up a great centre line in the 70's Alves Wells Flower
  11. Famous MFC jumper number

    Also got pipped in the 1975 Brownlow. Great that he had success at North in 77.
  12. Famous MFC jumper number

    33. Gary Hardeman, Greg Healy, Jeff Farmer.
  13. Famous MFC jumper number

    Ross Dillon wore 24
  14. Famous MFC jumper number

    Norm Smith, John Lord
  15. 20 Great Games

    I always put in the ESS vs Melb game at Windy Hill in 1990 when we were down by over 5 goals in the last quarter. Shirtfronts, great marking and 4 last quarter goals from Darren Bennett all from outside 50m. Not a final but a great win!!
  16. Top 10 individual seasons last 30 years

    Darren Bennett - 1990 87 goals for the year including 5 great goals to best Essendon from 5 goals down at Windy Hill.
  17. The 2018 Fixture Thread

    Agree. Hard decisions have been made so nowhere to hide if we don't make finals.
  18. The 2018 Fixture Thread

    I understand why we sell 2 home games in the NT but at what point do 4 premiership points become more important? Every win is critical to finishing as high as possible to maximise the chances of playing in the Grand Final.
  19. The 2018 Fixture Thread

    So which teams are we going to finish above to make the Top 4?
  20. Best MFC team in last 50 years

    Gary Hardeman 3rd in 1972 Brownlow Medal Runner Up in 1974 Brownlow Medal
  21. Best MFC team in last 50 years

    Agree Red and Blue. Big oversight! Big fan of Tingay, Sean Wight and Jeff White.
  22. Well done to FD on our 2017 trade week

    Paid way "over" for Lever. Gave Watts up too cheaply (plus we are still paying part of his salary in 2018). Jack's performance over his 9 years had been well documented but players of his height, ability, kicking and finishing skills don't grow on trees. At what point do you look at the host of support coaches at MFC and ask what share of responsibility do they take for not getting the best out of him?? There is no hiding now. The club has made their choices and will have to be judged on those in 12 months time.
  23. 2018 MFC fixture - 5 wishes

    Geelong is the last remaining Home Ground advantage in Victoria. It is the same teams that get scheduled to play there. The bigger clubs get to play Geelong at the MCG which has become a neutral ground. Poor fixturing in a compromised competition.
  24. 2018 MFC fixture - 5 wishes

    No game for MFC at Geelong in 2018. When did Collingwood, Hawthorn, Essendon and Carlton last play a game at Geelong??
  25. Farewell Jack Watts

    Poor form by Goodwin and Mahoney considering the wasted years of non development by MFC of draft picks and younger players.