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Dee Dee

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    Peter Jackson's Replacement?

    I wondered if Nicholson would be considered for the post after reading that PJ was stepping down. And yes I really wasn’t a fan either, stolid or dour are adjectives that come to mind when I remember his time as a player. However champion players don’t always make great administrators and no matter how ordinary Nicholson was as a player (110 games!!!!!) he’s kicked a few goals/made a few runs as an administrator. (Is he the right fit for the MFC: that’s another question).
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    Demonland Player of the Year 2018 - Round 9

    In a win like this we need a top ten: but, 6: Melksham 5: Brayshaw 4: Jones 3: McDonald T. 2: Lever 1: Gawn
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    Demonland Player of the Year 2018 - Round 8

    So many good players but: 6. Harmes 5. Brayshaw 4. Oliver 3. Salem 2, Lewis 1. McDonald T. .
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    Tim Watson anti Melbourne

    After attending the game yesterday, and reading comments in this thread about Tim Watson’s anti Melbourne commentary I was interested to view the replay. What I heard was Watson, Bartel and Taylor praising and criticising both teams when they felt. the teams and players deserved it. Watson certainly praised Oliver, Hogan, Gawn and Brayshaw often enough (the praise for Oliver by all commentators bordered on the effusive). That Watson gave credit to StKilda players from time to time is understandable and necessary. I cannot say I’m a great Tim Watson fan, but anti Melbourne commentary - no!
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    Demonland Player of the Year - Round 7

    6: Oliver 5: Gawn 4: Brayshaw 3: Jones 2: Hogan 1: Hibberd
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    Bring Back the Place Kick???

    I thought the place kick was regularly used in footy in the early 20th century, at a time when the game was less frenetic. As for the drop kick: I questioned a former AFL coach about its revival and was told it was just too difficult to execute on the run and apparently teams have banned players from using it. Bad luck, because a well executed drop kick is beautiful to behold.
  7. That’s why he should be called “Sparky”!
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    Bayley Fritsch to debut.

    What!!?
  9. See my previous post on this thread. He’s a good 8 cm (or more) taller than Caleb, and at just 18 years old may still be growing a bit.
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    Demonland Player of the Year - Round 6

    6: Gawn 5: Jones 4: Salem 3: Melksham 2: Hibberd 1: Brayshaw And thumbs up to Hannah, Fritsch O. Mac and Spargo.
  11. Too small they said, a bloody midget. I was seated behind the goals during the third quarter. Charlie was being minded by Andrew McGrath and their was very little difference in their height (if at all). This whole discussion about Charlie’s height is a bit silly really. The kid’s going to be very good! Nice debut.
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    Daniher under the Pump; Will Destroy Us

    If he had kicked straight who knows if he would have kicked 6 goals! Remember after a goal is scored the game starts again and. It’s a different scenario. We may have scored not Essendon.
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    Demonland Player of the Year - Round 5

    6: Oscar McD 5: Melksham 4: Hibberd 3: Gawn 2: Oliver 1: Hogan
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 5

    Leaving the ground last night I was thinking of that old eunuch joke: the one about the eunuch in the harem - he knows what to do and how to do it, but when it comes to the crunch..... Such is the Melbourne Football Team.
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    Demonland Player of the Year - Round 4

    6: Oliver 5: Hogan 4: Salem 3: Gawn 2: Oscar Mc 1: Kent
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    2018 Membership Thread

    Earlier in this thread I mentioned re joining as an MCC/MFC member, yet I’m still getting emails from the club asking me to re join. Apparently when joining as a MCC member your MCC membership has to be verefied and this takes time. So I’m sure there’s a backlog of memberships to be counted. We could well be over 41k by now (even 42k).
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    CHRISTIAN SALEM'S COMMITMENT

    Thyroid issues can have a very serious effect on the body. Last year I was concerned that young Salem may not make it. That he appears to have overcome this serious medical problem is excellent news.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 3

    Slightly off topic, but was the last time we beat North ( that is before last Saturday) Colin Sylvia’s first game? I seem to remember Colin’s first game was in 2006 against North where he got one or two touches only! It just puts into perspective the length of time between wins.
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    3 Good Things Vs North Melbourne

    1: We won! 2: The steady improvement in Wagner. 3: Max Gawn just beautiful to watch.
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    What the Fritsch

    Who knows what the future holds, but Fritsch certainly has the body of Flower. THIN!
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    Demonland Player of the Year - Round 3

    6: Gawn 5: Hogan 4: Bugg 3: Jones 2: Wagner 1: Salem then Petracca, Kent, Lewis and a weekly improving Fritsch.
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    Gaming - we are out!

    Good move by the club. From my reading of who’s who on the board of the club, they appear to be anything but fools. This whole exercise would have been discussed forensically and at length prior to the announcement. There is no way they would decide to ditch the pokies and afterwards think - gee, what are we going to do now!
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    Demonland Player of the Year - Round 2

    6: Garlett 5: Hogan 4: Jones 3: Oliver 2: Hibberd 1: Fritsch
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    The Incredible Hulk - Jesse Hogan

    How interesting: who told you? Another player! Well that’s interesting because unless it was someone who had an in with the selectors (maybe Jones or Viney) they wouldn’t know. The club tried to trade him and we heard nothing! With a couple of dozen reporters desperate for any football news in the off season, such a story as this would have been sensational. No one would be able to keep it quiet: but we heard nothing! And of course if the club tried to trade him - he would be gone!!! There are maybe a dozen clubs who would (figuratively) lick their lips at the thought of snaring Jesse Any way - thanks for the prank!
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    Angus Brayshaw

    He played of the half back last year and did so successfully. I think he’s a far better prospect in that position than Wagner.
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