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  1. dimmy

    Grand final Gameday

    An absolute belter of a game of footy. The umpiring was great in that they did not panic with decisions and were not whistle happy (like Razer & Nichols). This allowed the game to ebb & flow. I thought Ryan's tackling in the 2nf half was brilliant and Shuey was a worthy NS Medallist
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    Peak - End Effect

    When they shifted Gus into the middle for the second half against Essendon. He took his chance and the coaches had enough nouse to leave him there. The 15-20 minutes of perfect football v Footscray when we wacked on goals coming from BRILLIANT Ruck work and clearances. ( It really showed our class in Max, Clarrie & Gus. When ypu see the video concentrate on Petracca's role because he was also extensively involved with those sublime handballs that enabled the clearances to be really effective TMac when he was fairdinkum and attacking the footy. ABSOLUTE HIGHLIGHT was Neville Jetta's stitching up Dangerfield in 1 on 1 's v Geelong in Elim Final. Jetta the Magnifico !!!!
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    Brownlow Medal 2018

    Let us celebrate Gus and Gawny's results. Maybe the umpires are closer to the action and realise the "quality"of a players involvement a little better than from a TV Screen or from 200 metres away. Let us recognise it is an Umpire Voted award. The Coaches have their award and Channell 7 have theirs etc. The one that would rate the least credible is Ch 7 , because the organisation of last nights count resembled a school concert, because they could not work out what the main event was. ( It was really Richo/Cooney skit which was great.) Let us revert to making it a radio event and have reported driving around Melbourne to find the winner. ( and telecast that !!!)
  4. Looks like we have found our scapegoat. Amazing how , after a loss, we seem to find the odd chook in the chookpen !!
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    Martin Flanagan's Ode to the MFC

    Martin Flanagan reinfoces his standing as possibly our greatest football jounalist, purely because he loves the culture of the game. A terrific Ode.
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    Proposed new rules for 2019

    There are two rules that frustrat me : The 50m rule for a bloke following his direct opponent within the protected zone. It is being milked. Clarify the below the knnes rule , particularly the Brayshaw situation last week. Is Brayshaw supposed to wait there until the opposition player gets to the ball before he can tackle him. I thought the bloke with the ball should be protected, rather than the one that flies in knwees first and lands on the back of the bloke actually getting the ball. The rule was brought in to stopp the "sliding" into the contest area and taking an opponent out. , but the ball carrier or competitor should be protected more. Ar we going to legislate against the ClArrie/ Sellwood clash last week , when both players went for the ball and Clarries skills were sublime to maintin posession and feed the handball off in the time it takes to open the phone box door.
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    Changes v Eagles - Preliminary Final

    Gunston is not playing this week !!! I just feel the brains trust would be very happy with the side's current form. Tyson is a strong body , which gives room for Gus or Clarrie to move forward for a while but still have presence around the ball. Bernie would love to play( and it would have been good to fit him in) ,but is also mature enough to realise that it is pretty hard to break into a side that is gelling so well together and players are all playing their roles. A case could be presented for Jeffy to replace Spargo, but the kid is providing a consistent presence and level of involvement in the last few games. It is not as if we have been playing practice matches against Coburg anf Frankston the last few weeks.
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    Alex Neal-Bullen

    ANB has been one of our really big improvers this year because he has had a role and been supported by his coaches. Same does for Weiderman ,Frost and OMac. Confidence is a marvellous teacher. The we have the "babies" in Spardo (only 19) and Batley Fritsch . First year players. Both with a lot of upside. Then you really have the cream on the cake in Salem & Gus & Clarrie & Tmac . I also feel Dom Tyson is working into his role and Tracc is supplying the X factor and will develop consistency. Our coaching and development team are providing a terrific program Future is bright. I was disappointed that Jack Watts was traded ,but I now can see that he did not fir into the "Brand"that Goody was developing.
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    Toby Greene's boot stops.

    Well next time an opposing ruckman goes into Max at the bounce with studs out ............?? RUCKMEN ARE PENALISED FOR MAKING EXCESSIVE CONTACT (
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    Radio highlights v Geelong

    I thought Gerard Whately's call of Hannan's goal was by far the best ( and to think he is a Cat's supporter) Roosy reminded me of a pregnant grandfather , the way he was beaming non stop after the game. And so he should, because these kids all virtually came to the club under his tutelage. I remember him describing Gus first year (when he was running out of puff at end of year) where he said he virtually was playing out of his long term position on the HFF and that long term he would mature into a genuine midfielder. Shows the longer term thinking that enabled us to get this side together.
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    Losing Jack Viney

    To be honest I have had resrvation"s re Jack. My fears were that he would upset the chemistry of the Midfield. I have to admit I was wrong, because rjay's comment reflect the more mature way he approached his game. Maybe his time in the "gameday coaches area" would have given hi m a wider perspective than "see ball, GET Ball
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    Favourite Current Dee

    Am torn between Nev( for sheer perserverance that has enabled his class to shine thru) , TMac (Pride) , Gus ( loves the club and had shown a lot of courage ), Clarrie ( for phoneboxfooty par excellence),Jonsey (for loyalty & effort) & Max (for being Max, for perserverance through injury issues), with Harmesy coming through fast. I have to admit too, that when Mikshake was coming to Dees, I ran around the house to cool down. So my jumper does not have a number on it ,but is Navy & Red
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    1,000 Hit Outs

    I think it is a terrific effort and it is a vast improvement in the quality of his ruckwork. I think the highlight was against Footscray in the 3rd Q when MFC played perfect football for about 15 minutes purely from the linking at the centre bounces where Gawny just seemed to put the ball into Clarrie, Gus Trac and Harmesy. Last Sunday was equal because of the quality oas well.
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    Changes v Geelong - Elimination Final

    What a delicious dilemma though. I am sure they can arrange rotations / forward stints / bench time to keep them out of each other’s way. This has been my worry, because our mid field has really gelled over the last 6 or so weeks. Viney must accept that he has a supporting role and that we are lucky to have him up our sleeve. If Dom Tyson is fit then a tough decision will need to be made , because Tyson has been running into some terrific form so the "fringe players"such as JKH may miss out despite having his best game because of the way he covered ground. Young Spargo has been a really good team player and he is one of the reasons our defence (yes I am talking defence) has been functioning so well because the pressure applied by our mids and fwds. AVB ,Spargo, JKH ,ANB are all 2 way runners which is something we did not have/do earlier in the season. These blokes are our lesser lights and their efforts are helping OMac, Frosty etc contain opposition targets because they are not getting left 1 out in half the ground. We are NEVER going to stop good sides ALL the time, but at the moment we are restricting them enough to let our scoring ball movement to show through.
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    Go and get Gaff!

    I agree, both short and medium term. I feel we will need to spend some fairly big lollies to keep some of the core young talent we currently have. Plus they are developing under our nose. We have some potentially very good young players who are really flourishing in our current environment. Spend money on development. O know GAff is a handy footballer, but not worth $1.2 M . Begs belief what Gawny/Oliver are worth. Or what Harmes/Salem are moving toward.