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  1. Radar Detector

    Rating the 2013 Draft (afl.com)

    I actually don’t see how it changes the analysis for the writer at all. We started with pick 2 and turned it into Tyson and Salem (give or take) and could otherwise have had anyone in the draft other than Boyd. That is the benchmark against which an unbiased assessment of our loot that year should be made. I think the assessment is ok relative to how others have been graded other than we don’t get enough credit for Harmes and Jetta which I think could have bumped us up to an 8. Having said all of this, it matters little. We have a great list now. The subjective assessment of our take in a particular year is really meaningless overall. It’s awesome that we don’t need to pin our relevance to the draft anymore!
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    2019 Ladder Predictions

    Our draw was more or less just as easy.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Could take Tyson’s spot on the wing, Richo style!
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    Rumour File

    Hunt and our first round pick (if we still had one) wouldn’t even net pick 5.
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    Farewell Dean Kent

    So many Demonlanders seem to follow the Donald Trump thesis that each move has to have a winner and a loser. Sometimes blocking out all the noise and just getting stuff done pragmatically is the best approach, particularly when there are multiple parallel negotiations going on at the one time. Hard to judge such a small fry move in isolation.
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    Farewell Dean Kent

    He’s statistically more likely to be out injured than to turn in a blinder against us.
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    Farewell Dom Tyson

    He’s not best 22 with a full squad for sure but he’s high up the list of next in line. Tyson is super frustrating, but we actually don’t have a lot of midfield depth and could be exposed with a couple of injuries.
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    Grand final Gameday

    Collingwood also won two finals and beat three top 6 teams, including us.
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    Who did the Pies beat to secure top 4?

    Really, we need to give up on this subject. They will have beaten GWS, Melbourne, WCE and Richmond if they win the flag which is 4 of the top 5 (excluding themselves). That’s deserving form in anyone’s language. Our story would’ve been pretty much the same.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    That tactic only works if Melbourne don’t manage to re-sign him in the meantime. If I was Freo I’d do ASAP so the situation is within my control.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Geelong lost Ablett and Hawks lost Buddy so there is a precedent for strong Club’s losing star players. Both clubs incidentally did ok without them.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    In the same way we were left exposed when Lever went down, who comes in as key forward if we trade Hogan and one of Weid or TMac go down? Trading Hogan still feels ridiculous to me.
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    Must address in pre-season

    My view is quite different. I don’t think that pace is the reason we lose games, albeit we have less leg speed than teams like the pies and WCE. The games where we have been exposed this year we have been smashed in the contest and no amount of leg speed was ever going to remedy that. Opposition sides talk about how quickly we move the ball when we are winning, much like the Geelong sides of mid 2000s who didn’t have much in the way of genuine pace but moved the ball like lightning. In my opinion, out biggest deficiency, and the difference between our side and those Geelong sides, is skill and composure. We need to generate so many more opportunities than our opposition because we are less efficient with the ball. Top of my wish list would be players that fit our “type” but who can hit targets and make good decisions most of the time. Salem is one who is combative and classy but there aren’t too many of those on our list.
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    GAMEDAY - Preliminary Final vs Eagles

    Is Lewis worst on ground?
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    GAMEDAY - Preliminary Final vs Eagles

    Classic MFCSS by me but only Melbourne could make a prelim and dish up this sort of embarrassment.
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