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Hot as Hell

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  1. Hot as Hell

    2019 best 22 and depth chart

    Fair calls Binman. We can only have so many tall defenders and Frosty has not been the coach's favorite. Insofar as being critical of his costly defensive blunders, l would put forward that few defenders are without blemishes. Nearly all have been caught out of position at some time, usually trying to cover a hole in defence. Defending is a thankless role. I expect Frosty will struggle to get a game but that does not mean he is less a defender than someone who does get a spot. That's footy, that's life, it is not always fair and not always just. As long as the back half can work well together, l really don't have any personal objection to who make up the 6.
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    2019 best 22 and depth chart

    I sat with Sam a couple of years ago and he contrasted our team with GWS. He loves the Dees and works harder than most to develop himself and earn a spot. Has never taken a short step in his career and gives 100% to the team. He is a beauty to have in the backline. Have another look at the Geelong final, if you haven't watched it 20 times already, like me.
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    2019 best 22 and depth chart

    Frosty has some areas of his game that need refining. Of course we all know that. But what he brings in energy, strength, courage, speed and 1% ers puts him in my best 22 every day of the week.
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    Thanks Cameron Pedersen

    Myself and family very much enjoyed our chat at the MFC dinner last year. You gave 100% to the club until the final siren. We all wish you well with your thoroughly prepared for teaching career. We will never forget that ground thudding concussion down the boundary at Williamstown, although we very much hope you do. Kudos on a career that offered MFC maximum advantage when we needed it most.
  5. The players took some really big steps forward this year in leaning what they need to do to be a genuinely successful team. What a great emotional roller coaster they took us on, and what a range of visions they have given us about how the next 5 years can look. Well done Melbourne on and off the field. We are again a club to be proud of and a club to fear.
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    The boys grew up today. They will get a taste of what they are playing for. Great effort. Finals Finals Finals at last.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 22

    Well. The next 30 minutes determines our fate for the year. Can't question the effort so far but do we have it in us to win a battle with a giant? Cmon Dees.
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    Hogan 2018 season over with foot injury

    Does Jesse's injury mean we will finally stop long bombing the ball inside forward 50? I bloody hope so, it has been a failed strategy. Lowering the eyes to ground level may give our smaller forwards a chance to do what they do best.
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    MFC and foot injuries

    Does vanders qualify to be part of this elite list? Absent extreme coincidence or bad luck (both unlikely), one must assume there is something that we are doing at training or the site of our training. Surely some sort of enquiry will be made by the footy dept to get to the bottom of this most troubling foot injury syndrome.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 20

    You've summed it up Jaded. One quarter if very good footy then rooting around against a injury ridden bottom side. Yes we win. But how well have we played?
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    GAMEDAY - Round 20

    Thankfully the defence is under no pressure.
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    Brendan McCartney & Cooney/Bulldogs situation

    The Bulldogs have fallen such a long way in such a short time it should come as no surprise some have succumbed to the blame game. Cooney was a great player, no doubt, but little integrity. There will be many at Melbourne today could describe Goodwin much the same as BM. Whether that story is told in future, has yet to be determined. I for one am glad he is part of our development team. Growing up is not supposed to be a holiday, sometimes life and it's lessons are tough.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 19

    Not so. Jets always had a strong body but was played as a forward. JKH is a lightweight with hollow legs. I saw much of him at University of Melbourne and he approached his (former) studies like his footy. Close enough but not hard enough. Those who rate him as an AFL will condemn this club to mediocrity. One or 2 cameos a match and several misses on goal do not a strong team make. The quicker the coach ceases this failed experiment the better.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 19

    Only in a non parallel universe. JKH is a VFL player not even close to Jets.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 19

    I want to respect our selected side. As such, I don't wish to name the player l believe should not be playing (though many may speculate on his identity). l believe we are starting the game 1 man short and we will pay for it. The Crows are an experienced outfit with lots of mature bodies and talent. We are not at that level yet, although on our way. Much as l would like to e entertain the thought that we could win, l cannot. l am expecting a flogging from a genuine AFL contender, on the rise after a debilitating run of injuries and at their home deck. 😔