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GawnWithTheWind last won the day on January 18 2012

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About GawnWithTheWind

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  1. Farewell Jack Watts

    Without Jack, if you look at our best 22, there are very few players who don't consistently do the non-negotiable (tackling and ruthless competitiveness being the main ones). Hogan and Oscar may be the only two who you would question 100% commitment to tackling, everyone else has competitiveness and tackling as number one priority. Pretty clear what Goodwin wants.
  2. Farewell Jack Watts

    I follow a few of the fitness staff on instagram, more so for training tips and to get an insight into how AFL athletes prepare than to peer into what the dees players are doing. However, this morning one of them had Spencer, Trengove and watts in the Instagram story. Good to see Watts in there working in his off-season, bad to see him just doing bicep curls. Curls will only help him look better in his shorts rather than becoming a better AFL athlete. Maybe I missed all of the functional stuff he did prior... but he looked pretty keen on making the guns bigger.

    We grossly overvalue draft picks in the AFL. You go into the draft with normally less than a 50% draft of turning a first round pick into a 150 game player, let alone a superstar. We have essentially bet against the draft, and secured a guaranteed young talented player who will impact games automatically. It's a smart trade, and a huge win for our club. Love it.
  4. Farewell Jack Watts

    if we do end up lifting the cup, it'll be such a shame to not have Jack there. He's been through so much with us.
  5. Trade rumours

    I'd trade Weid for the Pies first round pick in a heartbeat.
  6. Andrew Gaff

    Are there any articles/info out there saying he is actually interested in a trade back to Melbourne? They are losing Priddis and Mitchell this year, so I doubt they'd be keen to lose all of their midfield in one year...
  7. Jake Stringer

    Rumour has it that he is damaged goods, comes with a raft of 'off field antics' and is just slightly more intelligent that J.Carlisle so he has avoided putting too much in his snap-chat stories. If we got him, we would be going backwards in our plan of getting the right type of footballers into our club.
  8. Lachie Whitfield, Jake Lever, and other trade rumours

    Whitfield is a lock for the hawks. He's a melbourne boy and will ask for a trade to the hawks in the next month.
  9. End of year delistings

    Delist: - Lumumba - Hulett - White - Trengove - Kennedy Trade Bait (but keep if no good offers): - Watts - Frost - Tyson - Spencer - Kent - Harmes - Stretch - vandenBerg - Vince - JKH - Wagner
  10. A special thanks..

    Valid response, and you're welcome to have your opinion on my post. For a response to you, my thank you comes from the past 11 years mostly, where that list over those 11 years would have been much, much shorter. The easiest thing for the club to do would be continue to be mediocre, the select few I called out did not choose the easy option. The rest (bar Jetta who should have been mentioned) may have chosen the easier option.
  11. All-Australian Squad

    Seb Ross over Oliver is an absolute joke.
  12. A special thanks..

    The club spent a month thanking the supporters. Did you not notice I am not thanking 35 or so players for their performance, just a special few...
  13. A special thanks..

    I need a positive spin on this, otherwise its too hard to get out of bed every morning.
  14. A special thanks..

    We cannot sugarcoat it, 2017 just missed the mark. A pass was to play one finals game, anything above that was a great year, anything below was a failure. In all of the doom and gloom of the past 48 hours, thanks is due to a few of the Melbourne family for some excellent achievements thus far; First of all, to the members/supporters, thank you. We broke our membership record this year, and also our games attendance record. That is a massive achievement, to step up and support such a frustrating team is no easy task. Thank you for showing up and supporting your guts out. Watching the MCC side of the G erupt due to a goal or a bad umpiring call is showing the rest of the league how passionate our supporter base are. Secondly, to PJ and GB, thank you. Both of you were instrumental in getting our off and on field structure/foundations right. You have dragged a hopeless team out of the gutter and made us relevant again. You said you would do it, and you delivered. Thank you. Thirdly, Paul Roos, thank you. The easiest thing PR could have done was to stay in the media. He would have made enough of a salary, and kept this coaching record up there with the greats. He took a risk with Melbourne, poured his heart and soul into the club, and lived up to his word by making our club 'competitive' again. You have build the foundations to allow our football department to be very successful. Going from 4 wins to 12 in a mighty improvement. Michael Hibberd and Jake Melksham; thank you. Watching both of you play for our club this year has been a pleasure. You have both thrown your bodies on the line, on numerous occasions and have completely bought into making this club successful again. Thank you for choosing us, and thank you for working your buts off. (If there is any doubt on Melksham, talk to any bombers supporters about how much he has surprised them this year, he has been massive) Jesse Hogan, thank you. No one would have challenged you, or complained, if you wrote off this year after your fathers death, your cancer scares, your shoulder, or anything else this shocking year has thrown at you. Thank you for working your butt off to get back into the team, and winning games for us. Without you last week, we wouldn't have even been able to dare to dream this weekend just gone. Thank you for not giving up. Clayton Oliver, thank you. Second year players normally go through second year blues, and are always forgiven for it. However, you didn't allow this to happen. You stepped up when you were challenged on field, off field, through a fence, and put your name into superstar status. You showed 43 other players on the list what consistent football is, even when being heavily tagged. Thank you for showing us supporters you have a lions heart. There are more players who deserve a thank you, including Jayden Hunt, Jordan Lewis, Nathan Jones, Jeff Garlett, Cam Pedersen, Christian Petracca, but I'll leave it at that. Onwards to 2018.