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    Training - Monday 14th January, 2019

    Roosy was banging on about him as our Jarrad McVeigh On The Couch toward the end of the season, mentioned it more than once. Highlighted a few of the bits of play you would've been referring to in your earlier post as evidence of slowing the game down and choosing the right option to open up the game.
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    MFC cryptic clues - to keep you amused

    Jack Watts. Love a good spooner one!
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    Phantom Drafts - 2018

    I can absolutely guarantee that Port won't pick the other King twin at 6. They didn't trade up in the draft to pick a Victorian. Will most likely be Rozee unless Lukosius or Rankine are miraclulously still available.
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    Random MFC encounters

    Not actually my surname!! (maternal side) Could tell you a few more stories about his career... and his bone dry sense of humour (the story above is a good one... he was a ruck, so Barassi didn't pinch his spot!!)
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    Random MFC encounters

    Risking outing myself here but Alan Krause is my grandad. Bloody small world!
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    Jason Taylor Resume

    The Hogan trade values him at pick 2. The Beams Trade values him at pick 9 (assuming Pies top 4 next year) with the late pick swaps. Assuming GWS and Bombers both 5-8, Shiel valued at pick 5. We did better than the Bombers, that's for sure.
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    Rumour File

    One of those facebook rumour sites has Robbie Gray coming to the Dees. Apparently he is unhappy with the direction Port are taking and wants to move back to Victoria. I'm only reposting because he's just about my favourite non-MFC player and would love to see him in our colours, not because I think there's any substance in the rumour.
  8. Its actually 7 prizes of 2x plane tickets and tickets to the game :https://www.sen.com.au/news/2018/09/18/win-or-sen-is-flying-demons-fans-to-perth/ Through Whateley: tweet, video or email your motivational speech on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday respectively Through KB and The Doc in the Arvo: Demons Trivia, head to head with two callers every day Tuesday to Thursday. With a final prize given away through registering on the website.
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    Video to get us pumped for the finals - Go Dees!

    Not that I'm necessarily expecting a straight answer, but I always wanted to know: are you the real Colin B Flaubert? I know someone who knew him and am reliably informed he is in fact a dees supporter and is a school teacher out Knox/Rowville way. So at the very least it's a degree of esoteric screen name creation that deserves commendation.
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    Changes v GWS Giants

    It's from Roy Morgan's nation-wide all-encompassing survey of 14,000 people. Then extrapolated out to the nation population over the age of 15. That's a really solid survey population, it would be accurate to within 2-3 percent. The question will be something like: do you follow AFL (y/n). If so, which team do you support. Naturally within those numbers there will be plenty that take only a passing interest. We regularly boast that we have one of the highest conversion ratios of supporters to members, that's the stat that matters.
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    Changes v GWS Giants

    From Roy Morgan (2017), number of supporters of each AFL club. Both us and Tigers are at the pointy end of converting supporters to members.
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    Umpiring v West Coast in Perth

    Stevic also good. The Footballistics book released a couple of months ago analyses the 'noise of affirmation' and it is real. Furthermore, it is the single largest source of home ground advantage in the AFL (as it is in most sports, it turns out: see Russia's performance in the World Cup as a neat piece of anecdotal evidence). It leads to an average of 1-2 goals advantage per game to the home side against an interstate club. The effect is severely diminished when two clubs from the same state play each other, as the crowd noise is more even. To further prove the point, the effect is greatest in WA and SA where they still get highly partisan crowds for the derbies. The greatest concern is that that AFL umpring department refuse to acknowledge it. If they were to acknowledge it exists they could coach the umpires on strategies to deal with it.
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    Roosy on Dees vs Swans

    Nope, Ben's right. We beat North Melbourne and Adelaide (first time) when they were both in the 8. It is calculated on the top 8 as it stands right now. Indeed, the wins against those two are the reason they aren't in the 8. (The less said about the Cats the better).
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    King: Oliver can be Dee's Dusty

    These are the AFL Player rating stats, which are based on impact on the game, not fantasy points. It is as absurd to say that they are completely meaningless as to say that they are the only system that provides any insight into a player's value. For what it's worth, this system is the one taken most seriously by AFL coaching panels. The players at the top end of this are all at the pointy end of the AFLCA votes. A good example is the contrast between Tom Mitchell's game and Clarry's on the weekend. Mitchell scored 159 supercoach points, but only 16 Player rating and didn't get a single coaches vote. Clarry got 136 supercoach points and 29 player rating points and 7 AFLCA votes (Max go the 10 votes with 131 and 26).
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