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  1. Preseason Training - Week commencing 4/12/17

    30 goals would be a great effort. I also question if we can fit Hogan, TMac and Pedo in the same forward line as it hasn't worked in the past. In saying this, I am sure it would work fine if they were all in form together.
  2. Preseason Training - Week commencing 4/12/17

    As remarkable as it sounds, Pedersen could be hitting his peak at 30/31.
  3. Do we have a rookie draft pick on Monday?
  4. 2017 Player Reviews: # 25 Tom McDonald

    And you get 30 seconds to take your kick.
  5. Stewart Crameri to the Dees?

    Could be a great pick up IMO.
  6. Billy Hartung

    If he gets delisted, he can walk into the club of his choice.
  7. Farewell Jack Watts

    I know we get salary cap relief, but in isolation I see Pick 31 is a poor outcome IMO. Here is the recent history of pick 31: Jordan Roughead Western Bulldogs North Ballarat U18 2008 Jason Tutt Western Bulldogs NSW-ACT U18 2009 Ariel Steinberg Essendon Bendigo U18 2010 Jackson Merrett Essendon Geelong U18 2011 Kamdyn McIntosh Richmond Peel Thunder 2012 Malcolm Karpany West Coast Woodville-West Torrens 2013 Daniel Howe Hawthorn Murray U18 2014 Ryan Clarke North Melbourne Eastern U18 2015 Joshua Begley Essendon Eastern U18 2016
  8. Points instead of picks

    I quite like the idea. With blind binding, the draft would become a bit like a big poker tournament.

    Based on the points system, I have Lever valued at around Pick 5. This depends on a range of variables, including the discount rate on future picks, the quality of each draft, next year’s finishing position and compensation picks. The key variable is really where Melbourne finish in 2018. Pick 10 (1,395) + MEL R1 2018 (1,395) + MEL R4 2018 (100) - Pick 35 (460) - ADEL R2 2018 (550) = 1,880 = Lever So I see this as being still a decent trade for Melbourne and probably around fair market value. For example, I would rather the proven Lever over Noah Balta, who is 5th on Knightmare’s Power Rankings. (Not that I have seen Balta play.) It is a bad trade if we finish in the bottom 4.
  10. Trade rumours

    I would pick up Wellingham over pick 100.
  11. Farewell Jack Watts

    First time was the JLT but he played in Round 1. When he was dropped the 'second time' he played 2 VFL games and returned vs Collingwood.
  12. Steven Motlop

    Wishful thinking at the moment. But surely our coaches can see our need for an outside runner in the midfield.
  13. Steven Motlop

    We need some outside class and pace and Motlop provides that. It sounds like he has had osteitis pubis which has held him back this year, but then having a couple of weeks off have done him wonders. His last two finals were excellent. I would chase him pretty hard.

    It sounds like he will leave for money not because he doesn't like living in Adelaide or has an issue with the Crows

    Why would Adelaide let Lever go if salary didn't matter? Managing the cap well is one of the biggest keys to success in the AFL. That's also why Hawthorn let Lewis and Mitchell go. I'll be happy if we get him, but it is sensible enough to worry that we are overpaying a player based on potential and we then might lose other talent down the track.