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A F last won the day on April 9 2017

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  1. Nathan Jones...

    Yeah, no worries, sassy.
  2. Nathan Jones...

    He's not in the legendary status for mine, but if he wins a flag and becomes our club games record holder, he then takes his place alongside the greats. Particularly, if he retains his captaincy, but this isn't a necessity to ensure legendary status.
  3. FYI, hate that we can't edit our own posts anymore. My grammar errors are killing me.
  4. 2018's 'breakout' player

    Good call too, mate. Gus has the ability to be just as dangerous as Salem IMO. In his first year, Gus only needed to get it 10 times, to create multiple scoring shots. His kicking penetration on either side is brilliant and his ball winning ability is another seriously untapped goldmine.
  5. 2018's 'breakout' player

    Great call. And I've always liked Dom, so I hope you're right, mate.
  6. 2018's 'breakout' player

    I'm hoping Maynard. If Petracca, Salem and Brayshaw can take the next step, along with Maynard, a midfield of these guys complimenting Oliver, Viney, Tyson and Jones is an excellent and deep ball-winning midfield. The other guy that would excite me is Oscar McDonald. With Lever's leadership and solidity down there, I hope Oscar can play his game a little more and develop into a solid KPB himself. 2018 is going to be exciting! I still see it as a development year, but I expect nothing less than playing finals. I think we'll fall between 5th and 8th place. However, if we get a little bit of luck and all our kids improve at once, we can make the top 4. So to me it is still a development year. That's not to say you can't pinch a flag in a development year, but our guys need to get used to playing finals and delivering consistently. I think 2018 will be a failure if we can't win at least one final. Hopefully our breakout player can compliment the steady improvement of others around him.
  7. Nathan Jones...

    I reckon he'll fall short of Neita's 300, but should pass Robbie's record. I can't imagine he'll be around in 4 years time. If he is, it'd be on the back of experience and playing a steadying role off half back.
  8. Wasn't sure where to put this and apologies if it's been posted elsewhere, but here is another outsiders analysis of our upside for season 2018. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/melbourne/chris-cavanagh-looks-at-eight-reasons-why-melbourne-will-play-finals-in-2018/news-story/381f1a8a850dd417e650d5a28e6583a7 One stat jumped out at me in particular. I knew we were up there in terms of contested possessions (ranked second) and tackles (ranked second), but what interested me is we were first for loose ball gets. For a midfield that is often maligned for its lack of leg-speed, this stat is impressive. Is it possible that we simply will ourselves to each contest and ensure we scare the pants off the opposition to get that loose ball? Or does it tell us that in fact in leg-speed is not an issue for our midfield? Of course, most midfields could do with a bit more pace and ours is no exception, but as Sydney have proved over the years, you don't necessarily need pace everywhere if you're winning the contested ball every time. And as this article suggests, finals football is often played in close and contested - in this situation, our midfield would stand a pretty decent chance of beating most opposition if we could make the dual a contested one. If someone like Joel Smith can make a defensive position his own and Frost improves, this should allow the likes of Hunt and Hibberd to join in more through and via the midfield and exploit their pace.
  9. Wonderfully coherent, reasonable and relevant as always, ENYAW.
  10. Merry festivus, mate, and to all Demonlanders. Hope everyone has a safe and happy time with family and friends, and that 2018 brings us finals and potentially more.
  11. Sponsorship Problem?

    It's always struck me as strange that BMW or Mercedes have never been major kit sponsors. Fantastic to hear we've got a major sponsor lined up though. Thanks for the info. I hope it's Lexus. And I'm with @Dr. Gonzo - I reckon we play into the stereotypes. I've always found it peculiar that people actually bag us for having money. Shouldn't we be mocking them?
  12. My wife works in the same area but with children. I often hear some of the appalling stories.
  13. Already one of my favourite posters. Even more respect now that I know what you do/did for a living. You too, @Ethan Tremblay. Much props.
  14. Naturally, I'm talking if the police are investigating a sexual assault charge. You stand down the player IMO. Good luck ever getting a conviction for sexual assault. Very, very rare. Agreed. It's not the current step, but I don't like the chain of events so far RE The Age article being pulled. Of course, we wait for more evidence, but I don't trust we'll get much transparency from the police, AFL or the club. What a cynic. 😛
  15. Spot on, mate. I'm hardline on this. If it's one of our better players, I couldn't give a toss. I'd strongly encourage the club to step down the player and if charges are laid, sack them altogether. I've no time for scum and it's scum that commits sexual assault.