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Yokozuna last won the day on January 15 2014

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  1. We don't CURRENTLY have a 1st round pick next year, but do Yu think we can't get one ny trading for it next year? not sure how and who, but I am sure they would be thinking about it already!
  2. Farewell Jack Watts

    I have no evidence he has been told to cut back, but I do know he is a lover of the ingot life and is out and about a lot. He is not alone there, but he is visible and it is not a great look, especially when he rocks up to pre season as he did last season! I would be shcocked if he hadn't been told to pull his head in on more than 1 Occassion.
  3. Farewell Jack Watts

    So many things to say about this entire thread. let me start by saying I actually like watts and have no issue with him staying, as we could do with an elite kick on our team. 1) I can't believe jack is surprised, and if he is, that is a worry in itself. Yes, he started he season in good form once he got over his Poor pre season, but his late form was poor and he has been on the list for 9 years without being a consistent, really good player. Stop making excuses as to why he was poor for the first 5 years! 2) people all know his poorer qualities, and complain about it all the time, but once he gets put up for possible trade, many forget them and focus on the fact he is a great kick. Pretty sure we need more than just a great kick from him. The fact he rarely tackles, doesn't sprint like one of the fastest players on our list and can be seen as soft, and that hasn't changed in 9 years, is what needs to change. 3) for those saying we need to improve and bring in new players (such as lever), but we need to keep watts too, we do need to change our best 22 players, so for those saying, get rid of Kent etc. that won't be opening a spot in the actual team. i know people will say guys like vince will be gone soon and other bit part players like ANB and harmes etc. can be taken out for him, but I hope you know what I mean by getting rid of some in our best 22 in order to improve. 4) I also can't believe people who think this will ruin Goodwin. Clubs do this all the time, not always in the spotlight, but it does happen. This will not ruin Goodwin, and he is not the only one who feels this way. This is a football department decision and he is just the figurehead talking about it, and if you don't agree with me there, you are delusional. I also know for a fact the players and the club love jack for what he is, but popularity doesn't win games! if we keep the same squad we had this season, we aren't going to win the flag, so some change needs to be made!
  4. I can tell you now, he isn't putting enough mayo on it. i heard the same story the other day from a very reliable source. the Adelaide bloke asked us for our offer and we said our piece, he then came back with "give us two first round picks", we said "no" and he just got up and left. Came back 10 minutes later and they spoke again, he asked for 2 first rounders again, we said NO and he got up and left again!!!! no BS, exactly what happened.
  5. You know what i meant, i hope so anyway. He may be 190 but has plays as a small/mid forward, not a tall marking forward. Either way, my point was that he is soft, no matter his height, and he doesnt know how to tackle or put on pressure.
  6. no Menzel please. We do need another clever, small forward, but i would prefer someone who actually knows that football is a 2 way game and that you can actually make physical contact in the game of AFL!
  7. well, i have mail (from 2 sources in and around the club mind you) and they are very confident Lever will be in the red and blue next season. and for those worrying about his pay and being the highest paid at the club, you need to spend some money to improve, and 800k in a couple of years wont be seen as a huge salary anyway. and who else is demanding all our money anyway??? according to some on here, we have depth issues and not enough players, so we can afford to pay him more to get him here while we are paying the younger/ less talented players less at the moment. If you dont want Lever for 800k a season in our side, i guess you are happy with us being in the middle of the ladder every year?
  8. Changes versus Collingwood

    I like tyson, and when he shows patience and uses the ball well, he is one of our best. BUT, i am just telling you what i know from inside the club, and if he doesnt play up to his best standard, he could be one to miss, as unlucky or unlikely as that may be. He is not quick, and to have him, vince, lewis and jones (all who are not quick) all in the same team does make us a little slow, so he needs to do what he is good at, but if he doesnt, he could be the unlucky one.
  9. Changes versus Collingwood

    First post in a while: Put your house on this happening (from a reliable source!!!) Watts and Salem IN Wagner and Stretch OUT And for those thinking about who gets dropped for VINEY in the coming weeks, Tyson better not play and run like he did last week, as he looked as though he was running on a treadmill a fair bit on the weekend.
  10. Jack Watts

    I don't write on here much, as I genuinely enjoy reading some of the opinions on here, most often to laugh or possibly cry at the stuff some people write. But, need to tell you all, from a reliable source inside the club, watts IS being punished for his training standard and how he returned not as fit as he could have been, not his off field stuff like some people are guessing. The main reason though is how he has been training. for those who go to training sessions, you know they film all the sessions and drills and also monitor all players with their gps systems, and unfortunately for jack, he wasn't doing what they expect of all players, all the time. once he shows consistent effort for the entire session, he will be back in. Even if not picked for the WCE game, have been told it is highly unlikely he won't play round 1 for us!
  11. FA & Trade Whispers

    Sorry, misunderstood you, but I agree, would be happy if they took Garland, and happy for him if he got a go and improved!
  12. FA & Trade Whispers

    There is a reason why a player who just played in their GF isn't offered a contract. If they rated him, they would work something out you would think. i would prefer to keep garland, as they will both be playing at casey all year, and garland has been a leader at the club. that being said, I would be happy not to have either!
  13. FA & Trade Whispers

    Have been reading all of these pages with great interest, and finally found a reason to post, as I don't do it too often. if the FD or any serious Melbourne supporter even thinks that Xavier RICHARDS is an option to take the field, or even be on our list, I am hoping they haven't seen him play and are guessing he might be ok cos his brother was. i will happily be proven wrong over the next few years, but for him to ask for a trade is quite amusing, as I would be surprised if anybody wants him. if we brought him in, I will honestly never have any faith in the FD again, that's how poor a player I think he is! not sure if I have been strong enough with my opinion there or not???
  14. Superstar Month on Fox

    I agree too. I actually really dislike the overuse of the word superstar in our game too. Too often commentators call players superstars, when they are just really goo players. I dont think their are that many superstars in our league. I wouldnt be calling Fyfe a superstar (yet) or Dangerfield (yet). I think they need to do it for a few more years and win a flag. I would say a superstar is someone who has won many, many games off his own boot/ with his own presence and has led his team to overall glory, over a LONG period of time. I guess that means that maybe I think Hodge is superstar? I just cant say that though cos I hate him as a player!!! Maybe they should change the month to "really good players month"!? Just doesnt sound that good. And if Cotchin gets a gig, as did Jack Riewoldt and Travis Boak and many more, we should see Jones get a go in my opinion.
  15. Training - Monday 14th December, 2015

    I went to training today too, with my brother, was the first session we had been to this pre season. On a side note, my brother is a sponsor of Jack Trengove (hope he doesnt mind me saying that!!!) and we had a chat to JT in between his running and skills. JT seemed really happy and said he was feeling good. He was moving well and is just getting used to doing everything again, basically getting accustomed to doing what everyone else would see as normal, such as running! He stated he aims to be ready to be selected in round 1. Back to everyone else though, I got there really early and all of JT, Gus, Dawes, Spencer, Vince, Watts, Tyson, Frost were all doing running from 1:15 to 2:00. Of these guys, the most of them then went on and did kicking skills for over an hour. They were all working really hard. Then everyone else arrived. To whoever said Harmes wasnt there, he was, but I understand missing people as they were hard to distinguish at times. Some seperate notes from me: I was super happy with the skills in real blustery conditions, best I have seen in a while. Was also really pleased with the enthusiasm, energy by all players and especially loved the tackling and pressure, it was super hard and fierce. I didnt see many tackles get broken, not without trying, but the tackles stuck and they went in hard. I also know, from a reliable source (always wanted to say that!) that they are trying to train the team to now be more attacking, play more modern football, not just the Paul Roos 1 on 1 style. Goodwin is more of a modern coach who wants to attack more, defend as a team and take the game on. Hopefully they pick it up well and we see more forward movement this year. Individually: Petracca is a beast, his skills were really good too and his leap is still huge VDB looks slimmer and really was impressive. I thought kennedy trained really well and his speed and evasiveness were impressive. Hunt looks really quick and his skills were fine. Gawn has improved, just looks more agile and better endurance. Can see him dominating this year. Hogan was hogan, but what i liked most was his vision and risk taking decisions in drills, he takes the game on! Wiedemann looks real tall, but is skinny in comparison to others. Can see he is working hard but will take some time. Kent looks great and his foot skills and pace were great. I rate him so highly, so i hope he stays fit this year. Along with kent, the kicking skills of Salem just look so smooth, he was moving well, so lets hope he can make the move to the midfield more this season. I like the look of White, his foot skills were great and he goes in hard and has some size. Very good back up. Cant think of any others right now, but if you have any questions, just ask! Overall though i was really impressed today, made me fell much more confident, consdering some of our better and more senior players werent doing heaps.
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