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Dee Dee

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  1. I suppose I’ve seen it a little too often, the “we got this bloke for peanuts but he’s really good”. However the FD made the decision and I hope it will be the correct one.
  2. I watches 1 match that he played in this year and had trouble finding him on the field. So yes at present Baltic and Viv Michie both come to mind. I wish the lad well but I’m a bit pessimistic.
  3. How things change, a few years ago our full forward was 187cm tall! In fact Allen Jackovich and Russell Robertson were 187 (and probably still are). Yet today they are considered smallish! And Colinjazzknee at 190 is mid sized. I feel an affinity with Charlie Spargo!
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    Calling all MCC Members

    Actually you do have a point (if IMHO badly expressed). I know MCC members who claim to support the Football Club yet don’t know much about the team and never go to matches. How wealthy they are,, I’m not sure😳. It’s an interesting fact about MCC members, as many as 40% never go to events and of the remaining 60%, maybe 30% go to a match (cricket or football) once or twice a year. So, you pay $15.00 a year membership, lucky bu#*er! There’s that story from a few years ago concerning the man who travelled from England to attend the 50 year lunch. It was his first visit to the MCG!
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    2018 Player Reviews: # 13 Clayton Oliver

    When I first saw Jordie McKenzie in a pre season game the bummers I thought we had found the player Clarry has since become. This new #13 is really one out of the box! I just hope we can afford to keep him!!!
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    2018 Player Reviews: # 25 Tom McDonald

    One of the very best pack marks in the league. That’s what I really like about Tom (and he can run all day)!
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    2018 Player Reviews: # 18 Jake Melksham

    A couple of years ago, a couple of bomber supporters told me Milky was useless and we were welcome to him. Toward the end of the season they had sure changed their minds with one even denying saying Milky was no good. And that left foot snap from just outside the 50 against Hawthorn (?) was equal to Bernie’s down at Geelong a few years ago!
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    2018 Player Reviews: # 23 Bernie Vince

    Goodonya Bernie, loved ya work. And you got to play 100 games for us as well, please sire plenty of boys, all Dees supporters.
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    Former CEO Peter Jackson on SEN (4/10)

    I’ll speak to Steve Smith about it the next time we have lunch😀!
  10. So, another Clarry or Angus to add to our list! Wow, bring it on!
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    10 positive things from 2018

    Agree with the above, as it has overall been a very positive year. Let me add one further thing, “Increased club membership”. To have over 44,000 members was great and looking at those crowds supporting Melbourne at the Geelong and Hawthorn finals (your point 10) it’s not unreasonable to aim for 50K + within the next few years.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    I’m not too sure about TMac down back. But Hogan is versatile enough to play in a number of positions including CHB (where he’s played in his junior days). Keeping Hogan gives us more flexibility than letting him go. At his best the kid’s a beast - a beast with real talent. And they don’t grow on trees. And he could bite us in the bum playing for another team.
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    Thanks Cameron Pedersen

    Last 2 minutes of game against bummers 2014, Pedo slippers tackle on half back boundary, fires off handball to Jordie McKenzie and ball eventually lands in Salem’s hands, Dee’s win by a couple of points. MAGIC! Thanks Cam, good to have had you on board.
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    Martin Flanagan's Ode to the MFC

    Just wonderful! Flanagan has been my favourite sports journalist since many years ago he wrote a superb piece in The Age about Robert Flower. There is no one else in sports journalism who uses language as beautifully as he does. And his brother Richard’s rather good as well😀.
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    MFC - the original owner of the MCG

    The ground is crown land and the MCC are responsible for its maintenance with the state government looking over the MCC’s shoulder.
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    1964 memories- calling our older supporters

    I attended a school in Brighton in the 50’s early 60’s, our football team wore a jumper exactly the same as Melbourne’s (same colours but different design these days). I can remember a few Melbourne players coming down to our ground to train on a couple of occasions, Mithen, Case not sure who else. Of course Melbourne was the absolute power house of the VFL in those days and the really really daggy team was Hawthorn. And just as an aside, one name that doesn’t crop up too often in discussions about the good old days is Brian “Doc” Roet, great sold half back who I believe went and practiced medicine in the UK. Otherwise if you’re looking for John Lord or Bryan Kenneally you’ll find them both working as volunteer tour guides for the MCC.
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    My Melbourne highlights from Semi Final

    A couple of minutes into the first quarter. They kicked a point and Frost kicked the ball almost to the centre circle and after a couple of handballs the ball landed in Hannan’s hands who kicked it to Tom Mc D. Goal! End to end in 20 seconds - Magic!
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    My Melbourne highlights from Semi Final

    That Frost torp set the tone for the night. And the crowd WOW. Don’t tell me we are a small club, there are too many supporters tucked away in greater metropolitan Melbourne just waiting for the revival to start - and it has, in the jargon of the marketing suits “the Melbourne Football Club has become very sexy”, Max, Viney, Brayshaw, Tom McD are among the most sellable players in the AFL, and games like last Friday nights did us no harm at all.
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    Demonland Player of the Year - Semi Final

    I’m too late but I want to acknowledge the fine work of, 6: Viney 5: Jetta 4: Oliver 3: Gawn 2: McDonald T. 1: Salem
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    MCC Membership

    If you go into the MCC membership office on the ground floor MCC entrance on a non match day they may well be able to help you find a couple of full members to sign your form. Then you just wait.......and wait...and wait, but it’s worth it!
  21. For anyone with a Telstra account, get the AFL live app and watch full replays the next day. Not the best resolution but better than nothing. However the best option is to purchase a personal video recorder (PVR) and record from free to air when ever Melbourne is on ch7 ( quite often this year and probably more next)! PVR’s can be had for less than $300 and are a good investment for footy fans. Many also have archive capability so games can be transferred to USB stick or DVD.
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    Gawny on Game Day (2/9)

    Point 1) on topic: Max could do stand up, no worries. Point 2) off topic: try making your own pizza, easy, cheap and twice as good as thin crust commercial crap.
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    Sunday's crowd vs GWS

    Apparently the GWS supporter caught the bus down from Sydney last Friday and was seen outside Myer Melbourne on Saturday calling for charitable supporters to accompany him to the match the next day. A few pitied him and turned up😁.
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    Sunday's crowd vs GWS

    The official estimate by the MCC was 37,000, with around19 to 20,000 estimated in the MCC reserve.
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    Slamming Sam Frost

    As exciting as Hunt but a damned sight more powerful. A great game yesterday, thrilling to watch.