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  1. 2017 AFL National Draft prospects: The next batch

    Weight of Grief and Expectation Can’t Slow Stephenson

    I think that there might be a deadline for nominating rookie upgrades so the decision to lift Declan Keilty onto the list might not necessarily indicate he's going to play this week but the club would want to have the ability to pick him if we make the finals and he's needed then.
  3. The No T$ No B$ Thread

    Apologies for being the bearer of some bad news for the good folk who frequent this thread but I have to put it out there:- Mentone massage parlour Fire Banana declared illegal brothel by Moorabbin magistrate

    I think the possibility of a Richmond loss is remote based on their current form.
  5. Demon Injuries 2017 season

    At the other end of the scale, there's been no mention as to why our youngest player, Dion Johnstone, didn't play for Casey last week. He wasn't on the injury last last week and he's not on it this week. Anyone know why he was absent?
  6. Casey Demons v Williamstown

    The commentators were strong in their praise of Lefau who comes from Auckland NZ. I assume he can be taken as a Category B rookie?
  7. 2017 AFL National Draft prospects: The next batch

    The Herald Sun's Sam Landsberger looks at the leading contenders for the No. 1 pick - No.1 draft pick may not matter for North Melbourne or Brisbane in an even yearThe CAMERON RAYNER (Western Jets/Vic Metro) Height 187cm, Weight 88kg Could the Kangaroos pair ‘Mini Dusty’ with big Dusty? Bombers fan Rayner plays the same way as Martin blueprint and thrives in the limelight. Not a great runner yet, but the explosive half-forward made a statement when he averaged 120 SuperCoach points and slotted 12 goals in four Vic Metro games. PADDY DOW (Bendigo Pioneers/Vic Country) Height 184cm, Weight: 78kg Midfielder with great character who cuts angles, kicks goals, can win clearances and marks overhead. Seven of the eight Victorians the Lions have drafted over the past two years have been country boys. Bagged two goals from 35 disposals on Sunday. LUKE DAVIES-UNIACKE (Dandenong Stingrays/Vic Country) Height: 187cm, Weight: 85kg Plays as a Nat Fyfe-type taller midfielder and is a threat near goal. Averaged 349 metres gained for Vic Country and opened this year’s national carnival with 34 disposals, but ultimately missed All-Australian selection. The Rye lad loves riding waves and is at school with St Kilda’s Josh Battle. ADAM CERRA (Eastern Ranges/Vic Metro) Height: 186cm, Weight: 85kg A knee injury ruined his 2016 season and shoulder surgery this month ended his 2017 campaign. But in between the classy midfielder produced some solid form. Smart footballer who lacks a gear of acceleration, but averaged 95 SuperCoach points from 18.3 disposals and 4.3 clearances for Vic Metro. DARCY FOGARTY (Glenelg/South Australia) Height: 192cm, Weight: 92kg A knee injury recently ended his season after a quiet patch of form. Fogarty was seen to be drifting down the draft order, but former Hawthorn recruiter Gary Buckenara still rates him as the No. 1 pick. Buckenara said he plays like a stronger Jack Gunston and will be a star. Has the flexibility to play as a third tall or a defender. Averaged 72 SuperCoach points for South Australia.

    This was the time of year that we were all waiting with great hope for the return of Max Gawn and Jesse Hogan and I'm sure many of us thought that would be enough to rid us of the days when we would underperform against teams we were expected to beat easily. Then came the injuries to our captains, to Jack Watts and a couple of others and our expectations were tempered again. It's a long time since we beat Collingwood five times in a row - possibly all the way back to the 50s or 60s. I think our team of today could make it happen.
  9. Collingwood V Melbourne Round 22. 1976

    I was there that day and it was a terrific win but soured by the fact that the Bulldogs drew with the Blues in controversial circumstances. A late shot for goal by a Carlton player was deemed touched on the line. It was apparently a close thing whether it was touched at all or that the ball was already through. As it was, we had to wait another 11 years to make the finals. The consolation was that Carlton who were red hot flag favourites at the time, were dumped from the finals in straight sets.
  10. Casey Demons v Williamstown

    The stats are out ~ Tomas Bugg 2 behinds 15 kicks 9 handballs 24 disposals 2 marks 12 tackles 114 dream team points Sam Frost 10 kicks 3 handballs 13 disposals 5 marks 1 tackle 46 dream team points Liam Hulett 2 goals 1 behind 4 kicks 2 handballs 6 disposals 4 tackles 46 dream team points Declan Keilty 4 kicks 2 handballs 6 disposals 3 marks 7 tackles 47 dream team points Jay Kennedy-Harris 1 goal 2 behinds 13 kicks 9 handballs 22 disposals 4 marks 19 tackles 155 dream team points Mitch King 3 kicks 3 handballs 6 disposals 1 mark 6 tackles 22 hit outs 62 dream team points Corey Maynard 1 goal 9 kicks 11 handballs 20 disposals 1 marks 13 tackles 108 dream team points Jack Trengove 15 kicks 3 handballs 18 disposals 7 marks 4 tackles 90 dream team points Jack Watts 1 goal 13 kicks 7 handballs 20 disposals 12 marks 3 tackles 2 hit outs 103 dream team points Sam Weideman 1 goal 7 kicks 5 handballs 12 disposals 5 marks 4 tackles 6 hit outs 75 dream team points
  11. The Legend of Fred Fanning

    The man who booted a VFL/AFL record of 18 goals in a single game (and it was his last). One that's unlikely to ever be broken. Fanning's record lives 70 years on
  12. Casey Demons v Williamstown

    He's probably a bit past it now. The bio on the Williamstown FC site says he's 197cm tall, weighs 105kg and turns 29 next month. I regard him as the type who could dominate at VFL level but not quite make it in the big league - a bit like North Ballarat's Orren Stephenson who got a late AFL call up but was unable to make the transition successfully although at times, was used as a back up ruckman with moderate results.
  13. AFL blackballing the media

    AFL should stay out of the blackball game An excellent article from Chip Le Grand writing in the Weekend Australian about the suggestion that broadcasters should lose their accreditation if they broadcast false information. AFL boss Gillon McLachlan told Neil Mitchell on radio this week that he thought "it is worth looking at." This came in the wake of allegations about Ross Lyon's interest in the Collingwood coaching job made by 6PR broadcaster Brad Hardie which incensed Nathan Buckley. Lyon denied the claim calling it erroneous, reckless and without foundation. Le Grand raises a number of good points as to why it's not such a good idea to bring in such a ban, the first being that the AFL is not qualified to be an arbiter of what is true and false in football. While Hardie is no journalist, Lyon's denial doesn't necessarily mean that he made the story up. Further, people in the media are held to account by the media companies and by legal restrictions on what can be reported. Le Grand: "If the AFL had its way, many important football stories would never be published. In this, they are no different from governments and large corporations. Yet, as far as we know, they are the only Australian organisation proposing to blackball journalists for what they write." I empathise with what Le Grand tells us here. From time to time, I review stories given to this site. I once fact checked a number of sources about a particular story all the way to as close as possible to its original source and found it to be conclusive. That didn't stop those who had an interest in suppressing the facts from criticism (which is always acceptable) but it also went further into the realm of abuse and personal attacks. Often when that happens, you know you've got the story right.
  14. Casey Demons v Williamstown

    Good news about Declan Keilty having his contact renewed for a further year. I'll be watching the game (on 7) with interest today to see how he goes.