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  1. Not sure if that's a reality ? Blokes been a loose cannon for the past 15 years wherever he's gone. Hopefully it works out for him though.
  2. Sponsorship Problem?

    Lexus are the luxury division of Toyota. In terms of size of the sponsor that's a pretty big company/brand, it doesn't really get much bigger globally than Toyota. Congrats to the club if true.
  3. Anyone for cricket?

    Shaun Marsh named man of the match, not a bad effort considering most people didn't want him in the team outside of the selectors. 2nil to the Aussies with the remaining venues likely to suit Australia. Adelaide was probably Englands best chance to beat us in terms of the conditions being more conducive to Anderson and Broad exploiting swing. 4 or 5 nil looks highly likely from here you'd think. One negative is Peter Handscomb. He's looking very ordinary and a shadow of the player he was when he broke into the team. Maxwell will be looked at as a replacement you'd imagine after scoring 270 odd and 96 in consecutive Sheffield Shield games. If selected in the next test that will give us more options with the ball as he can bowl part time spin. In saying that the WACA is not the best place for spin usually.
  4. Anyone for cricket?

    You'd think with all the money involved in sport they'd be able to get a camera or sensor system installed. For what it's worth I think he was out.
  5. Anyone for cricket?

    Yeh I don't see much point in dropping Renshaw either. He's been quite reliable so far. Seems to have a good head on his shoulders for a young bloke. It will be interesting if the selectors are willing to drop anyone else if they have some scratchy form. Probably more benefit with your idea of Bancroft at 6 I'd agree.
  6. Anyone for cricket?

    He actually played quite a good knock. Second top scorer and if it wasn't for him and Cummins supporting Smith we'd be in strife.
  7. Anyone for cricket?

    Pretty entertaining and interesting first test so far. There's not much between the two sides. Anything around 200 will be difficult to chase down from the Aussies perspective, especially as the pitch detiorates. It will be interesting to see how Anderson pulls up after the 1st innings of bowling. It looked like he was carrying a niggle and spent some time off the ground.
  8. NOW FOR THE DRAFT

    In that clip his kicking looks ordinary. It included one sliding off the side of the boot as a set shot, one out on the full along the boundary and another finger breaker down the line out of the backline. It looks like he's got an ordinary kicking action, hard to see how he's going to make it at AFL level kicking like that.
  9. NOW FOR THE DRAFT

    Looks like he takes as many hangers as Jeremy Howe! What's his overall game like? All his highlights are marks so it's hard to get a read on what his strengths are.
  10. NOW FOR THE DRAFT

    I know they are only highlights but he looks like he'd slot in straight away. Hopefully he's still there at our first pick.
  11. Great interview, it was fantastic reminiscing on that era of his career and our club. You could really sense his passion for the club and he seems like a great bloke.
  12. I can see where you are going with this but he has also been in the system for 3 years? The first 2 years he was injured which is noted.
  13. Trade rumours

    The initial offer was this years first rounder and next years second. They insisted on 2 first rounders.....
  14. Farewell Jack Watts

    For those sh*t canning the club this is what Chris Pelchen had to say about our drafting(apologies if this has already been posted): https://www.sen.com.au/news/2017/10/17/dees-deserve-big-tick-says-list-guru/ Melbourne supporters should be pleased with what the club has done in trade period, despite letting go fan favourite Jack Watts and giving up two first round picks for Jake Lever, says Chris Pelchen. He believes by signing their number one trade target, and maintaining four selections in the top 50 for this year’s draft, the club is in a very strong position. “If you look at it, they’ve picked up a key target in Jake Lever, he’s a player who should be able to play for the next ten years barring injury, he was clearly their target coming into the trade period, (and) they’ve secured it. They get a big tick,” Pelchen said on SEN Breakfast. “They do lose Jack Watts, and I think most people would admit Jack’s had every opportunity at that club under several coaches, nothing to do with person’s character, he’s a good young lad, but ultimately his game style or willingness to adapt to a game style hasn’t been there. “Ultimately they’ve given away pick 31, and I think what people are losing sight of is Melbourne have four picks inside pick 47, and they’ve got their key target in the draft, so I think they’ve done extremely well.” In obtaining Lever, the Dees currently don’t have a first round pick in next year’s draft, which has been tipped as a bumper crop. However, Pelchen believes they are capable of redressing the situation. “The biggest or most significant loss is next year’s first round draft pick, but they’ve got 12 months to rectify that,” he said. “They can go into next year’s trade period knowing the key target is to get another first round draft pick, and they trade accordingly.”
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