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Ron Burgundy

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  1. Ron Burgundy

    The Sam Sturt Thread

    Solid name.
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    Goody in the offseason

    Goodwin came to this club to, aspirationally, be in this position. In fact, even in his wildest dreams, I don’t expect he thought we’d be in the position we currently are. It’s his club. As if he’d leave. That said, sign him up for another 5 years please. I see him lifting more than one premiership cup. For us.
  3. I just watched the Steven May interview (again). Epic recruit. We’re going to win the Flag next year. It’s happening. We have the best list. It’s perfect. And our coaching staff is elite, as is our culture. We just need a good run with injuries: Gawn, T McDonald, Oliver etc. If and when we win this thing, what are you going to do? How does one celebrate this stuff? I genuinely have no idea. It’s actually making me nervous.
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    Biggest Draft Steals

    Every first round draft pick in the BP period.
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    Lyon's Plea to Petracca: Be Like Max

    Trac doesn't seem to have an attitude problem. He clearly loves the club and is hungry for success. He does go missing too often though - I suspect it's absolutely confidence-related/mental etc. Anyone know what his GPS stats are (on average) per game? He could probably work on his aerobic capacity a bit.
  6. Super compelling. Need much more than that.
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    PICKS # 23 & 28

    JT will get the best available. I have no idea who that is but I know he does. The BP years feel like some kind of very dated horror movie now.
  8. I genuinely love this bloke. From nowhere, he’s virtually my favourite Demon. Such a good pick up. I can’t believe how good this trade period was - simply par excellence. Competence is such an attractive trait - thanks Josh, Todd, and JT.
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    Vale Colin Sylvia

    This is shocking. He was one of my favourite players for a while. Thought he’d win a Brownlow. Very sad news. A life has been cut far too short here.
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    Rating the 2013 Draft (afl.com)

    I spoke to Kevin Sheedy at a marketing function in Sydney in early 2014. We’d each had about 15 beers, but my recollection of the conversation is crystal clear. He said, unequivocally, that he couldn’t believe the deal we negotiated, and that Kelly was going to be a legitimate superstar. I said it was ‘a win, win’ because we got two top ten draft pick players for the price of one etc, and he just laughed - said Tyson was tres ordinarie and kept repeating that Kelly would be an absolute gun. He maintained that GWS ‘won’ the trade, which I didn’t accept (obviously). This chat stuck in my mind ever since. I really rate Salem, but given that Tyson is now at North - perhaps Sheedy was right (even though it seems we would’ve picked Billings anyway).
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    Team Growth

    We’ve come a long way.
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    2018 Player Reviews: # 23 Bernie Vince

    Bernie Vince sits alongside Russell Robertson and Travis Johnstone as my favourite ever Demon.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    I just watched the interview with Steven May on the club’s website. He is already a favourite of mine. I never heard Jesse express that type of enthusiasm or excitement about the club. I found it super refreshing to hear it from May though. Hogan will be a very good player for Freo, but I’m very happy we have May now. I expect he’ll become a club legend. The Dees secured a cracking trade result here.
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    Daniel Menzel

    Garlett is a gun. Just had a poor season this year. Don’t give up on him folks. Not yet at least.
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    Wallace Rates Dees Trade Period

    C+? Really? No wonder his nickname is ‘Plough’.
  16. In fact, a Dons’ supporter friend of mine was whinging about how good the Hawks’ trade period has been, saying “they’ll win the flag next year”. My response was “are you serious, have you seen how good our trade period was?! Our list is now perfect.” He just shook his head and laughed. But I reckon it is. I think the club deserves more credit than we’ve received to date. We simply nailed it. Everyone gets dazzled by brand name player trades, and seems not to play sufficient credit to the trades like Vince, Hibberd, Melksham, Garlett, Cross, Preuss, and KK. It’s about how trades actually improve a club’s list that is the critical element in determining the success or otherwise of a trade period, surely?
  17. Much like the Jeffy Garlett ‘trade’ several years ago, KK will turn out to be an absolute gift. Thank you GC Suns. I’m glad that we, and not some mongrel club like the Hawks or the Blues, have been a clear beneficiary of the talent exodus from this Suns this year. Really excited about May and KK. We are so good at identifying, and then trading in, experienced players these days.
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    2019 Leadership Group

    AFL 360 will be interesting viewing next year. We should get some insight into his intentions throughout the season. I suspect Lewis will want at least another year after this contract ends - and, right now, he is in our best 22 (despite having an absolute shocker in the preliminary final, which was seemingly not due to lack of fitness, but due to playing like an inexperienced TAC Cup player - bizarre really). I’m not writing off Lewis for 2020 just yet.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    And, for the record, I did not ever love Sam May.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Yep, Sam May was a mate of mine from uni - must’ve typed it without thinking. He’s a very different dude to Steven May who is about to become an MFC club legend.
  21. Ron Burgundy

    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Yep, that’s interesting. If true, I wonder if Dean Kent leaving to go to the Saints represented the loss of a mate in circumstances where he was already feeling a bit isolated, and he just thought - it’s time. I heard (again hearsay to the power of the distance between the Earth and the Sun) that the leadership group wasn’t entirely happy with him. Added to this, a mate who’s wife is best friends with the wife of an absolute club legend (former player) told me that Hogan’s name was involved in trade discussions last year - I didn’t post it at the time because I couldn’t be bothered dealing with the wrath of a few here. Anyway - whatever the reasons, he’s now gone. As I said, he seems like a decent fellow - but, as an observer from afar, Hogan’s relationship with the club always had an awkwardness about it. I think I’m going to love Sam May.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Good luck to him - seems like a decent fellow, but I’m bloody stoked that we managed to land Sam May et al. As an aside, I can’t recall Hogan ever saying words to this effect whilst at the Demons: “I’m just excited to get into it but it kind of hasn’t sunk in just yet. “But I can’t wait to pull on the jersey and run out for the first time - hopefully, for the next five to 10 years.”
  23. Surely, he has to be in the leadership group.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Totally agree. We now have an almost perfectly calibrated list. Injuries permitting, and assuming a good pre-season (no Adelaide-esque hiccups), we should be a lock for the top 4 next year. I continue to be super impressed with Mahoney, Viney and Taylor. The upgrading of the picks to secure two in the 20s was the icing on this trade period - did not see that coming, but shook my head in stunned satisfaction that they are just not missing a trick these days. The MFC is oozing competence at the moment.