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  1. Revenge is a dish best served cold ....Wish list for season 2018

    i'll go: - we win every match on the way to a glorious undefeated season and first run of seven premierships in a row - we don't just beat north in round 3, we absolutely destroy them - 100+ points please - we win every match by a minimum of four goals, meaning no mfcss in the final quarter all year
  2. Preseason Training Week commencing - 15/01/18

    billy is contracted with us til the end of 2019 i believe? the pressure is on him this year to really 'break out' a la anb last year to be honest, i expected it to be the other way around in 2017 stretch is clearly an afl-capable player, but whether or not he makes it with us or not remains to be seen if he is not a regular in the team by the end of this year, he may be re-assessing his options in order to further his career like others, i hope he makes it as he's very neat by foot
  3. Preseason Training Week commencing - 15/01/18

    given that he's all of 20 now, no, that's not what i said at all they need that base of afl-level development he's already missed the majority of junior development due to injury, but clearly has talent to burn
  4. Preseason Training Week commencing - 15/01/18

    next two years for him are vital in terms of his development
  5. Preseason Training Week commencing - 15/01/18

    that's fine, but i wouldn't be calling jack viney a midget if i was you...and he gives up 13cm to oliver, and about 20cm to patrick cripps for instance... his ability and desire is what allows him to (more than) compete with much, much bigger midfielders similarly, nev jetta is not exactly a giant but his ability and desire allow him to compete - in the air, no less - with players significantly bigger than he is
  6. Preseason Training Week commencing - 15/01/18

    size is irrelevant in football it's about ability and desire that's one of the best things about afl players - they can be anywhere between 165 and 215cm tall and still be able to make an impact re kent, i think he's on a hiding to nothing this year, which is a shame as he has pace and aggression, but he simply has never been able to get his body 'right', and his skills are as hit and miss as his application appears to be i maintain that if a player misses too much football until the age of 22 they are massively up against it to ever 'make it' - you never get that 'development time' back
  7. 2018's 'breakout' player

    i think the other thing to factor in is that viney has basically not had a pre-season at all, so we'll need an experienced mid to pick up the slack - tyson could well be the man
  8. the one i'm interested to see how they go this year is st. kilda - people have ranked our sides together in the last couple of years, but for mine they've always been a far older, more experienced and completely different side in terms of their timing of 'rising' withour riewoldt and montagna, their whole set-up is going to have to change somewhat - roo in particular was still in their top three or so players blues have had a rotten run with injury already, losing arguably their most consistent player in docherty, and like everyone i think north are sort at the beginning of a long road - brisbane, gc17 and freo all seem more advanced i like our structure, i like our contested ball winning ability, i don't rate our speed or skills to transition effectively, but i think we're good enough to take the next step and that seems to be the general sense from most football followers too all i want is a decent run with injury, and viney is already a big concern
  9. Jack Viney will Return to the Track in January.

    full interview: gotta say, it's not terribly encouraging that sometimes he feels comfortable on the foot and other times he doesn't i can feel an mfcss attack coming on!!
  10. 2018's 'breakout' player

    yeah, couldn't disagree more he can roost the ball but hitting targets - particularly short 20-30m kicks when under no pressure - off either side has been a major issue for mine for the last two seasons biggest concern is that he shows no ability to win the ball in large quantities as you'd expect from a modern mid
  11. 2018's 'breakout' player

    well, i dispute that brayshaw uses the ball well, but yes - 25 possessions per game should be the minimum standard expected for a regular midfielder
  12. 2018's 'breakout' player

    if we're going to get better we need the likes of salem and brayshaw to really step up
  13. i actually think that it was a false dawn and a terrible time to be down the bottom of the ladder when those teams were due to come in people think they sucked the guts out of two drafts, but it was actually significantly more than that the supposed best 17 year olds were removed from the draft as both gc17 and gw$ in 2009 and 2010 had priority access gc17 didn't choose all that wisely - Luke Russell, Maverick Weller, Taylor Hine, Josh Toy, Matt Shaw, Piers Flanagan, Hayden Jolly, Alex Keath, Jack Hutchins, Tom Nicholls, Brandon Matera, Trent McKenzie only six of those remain on senior afl lists, i think, a few as re-rookied players this year? gw$ didn't do much better in terms of players still in the system some seven or so years later - Jeremy Cameron, Adam Treloar, Dylan Shiel, Nathan Wilson, Jack Hombsch, Tom Bugg, Tim Golds, Sam Darley, Josh Growden, Jarrod Harding, Simon Tunbridge, Gerard Ugle - but the quality of those first four or so players is miles better than those picked by gc17, including three of the top 50 or so players in the competition in the first three mentioned ermma quayle article from 2015: http://www.theage.com.au/afl/the-gold-coast-and-gws-17yearolds-where-are-they-now-20151202-gldloq.html
  14. Sponsorship Problem?

    Crows are sponsored at dealership level from my understanding
  15. Sponsorship Problem?

    Lexus would be a fantastic sponsor for us, if this is true Premium brand, and part of the overarching Toyota sponsorship of the AFL as a whole Now, about that 50% off for members...
  16. i pity the administrators tonight
  17. not good eh peter ryan's story back online now
  18. Anyone for cricket?

    First Shaun, now Mitch Everything is coming up Marshes
  19. Behold your 2018 Midfield

    salem has the capacity to be a super player he's got to now get the football under his belt to become that damaging user of the ball who also contributes defensively he hustles and bustles like luke parker when he's up and about
  20. Behold your 2018 Midfield

    no lewis or vince in that group? would've thought they'd both be part of the 'rotation' as it stands... any other obvious candidates missing? is that tyson in the middle? hard to tell
  21. Jack Viney will Return to the Track in January.

    melbourne football club supporter's syndrome i think it's a demonland invention?
  22. Sponsorship Problem?

    all sourced from footyjumpers.com and some knowledge of ending arrangements (melbourne, port) and an incumbent (richmond) sponsors: crows - adelaide since formation in 1991 brisbane - camperdown dairy international since 2016, hyundai during 2017 preseason only carlton - hyundai since 2008, virgin australia since 2017 collingwood - emirates since 1999, cgu since 2011 peptides - kia since 2012, fujitsu since 2014 freo - woodside since 2010, programmed since 2012 gc17 - hostplus since 2016, fiat 2014-2016 on the back (nothing on the back in 2017) gw$ - virgin since formation in 2014 (funnily enough, also when they came on board as afl partner), toyo tires since 2016 geelong - ford since 1977 hawthorn - tasmanian tourism and govt since 2007 melbourne - ahg 2014-2017, iselect since 2017 north melbourne - mazda since 2009 port adelaide - renault 2013-2017, oak plus since 2017 richmond - jeep since 2011, bingle since 2013 or so (not listed on the site, oddly) st. kilda - dare iced coffee since 2015, pepper money since 2016 sydney - qbe since 1988, although worth noting their vw shorts sponsorship alone is worth $1m a year, more than most clubs get for major sponsors meth coke - bankwest since 2012 footscray - mission since 2009
  23. Sponsorship Problem?

    this it's going to get even harder too - part of the banking royal commission is going to be looking at whether there's any actual benefit in those sort of orgs having corporate sponsorship arrangements it's definitely been felt in the last 12-18 months from a digital perspective; companies are not as willing to part with their cash i actually think it's more common than not for clubs to change sponsorship arrangements within the afl; apart from the swans with qbe, crows with toyota (which i seem to recall is more about a dealership level than the multinational one), and geelong with ford, what other super long-term arrangements have there been?