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  1. Romey

    Pert's Plan to Make the Dees an AFL Power

    I think that the MCC/MFC should be more creative with membership options. I am a full MCC member and also donate $87 as an MCC/MFC member, but only get to about 8 games per year. I don’t like cricket so it costs me about $100 per game on average to see the Dees. I would happily forego my right to see the cricket if it meant the Dees received more money and I could pay a bit less on my MCC each year. If there were MCC AFL only and cricket only membership, then the 20 year wait list could be shortened, the MFC and MCC would both be financially better off and I would get much better value out of my membership. I am sure that there are other creative ticket options as well.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Sam McLure on Twitter saying Lachie Neale is now a Lion
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    I wonder if Sydney Swans are gearing up to make a godfather offer to Hogan? They are apparently in the market for another forward to support Franklin and are clearing salary cap to land a big name. They surprised a lot of people when they got Tippett and Franklin so it isn’t like they haven’t done this before.
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    Jack Billings

    It became pick 22 I think. We also coincidently had pick 23 as a compensation pick for Colin Sylvia which we traded to Adelaide for Bernie Vince. Adelaide then used this pick to select Matt Crouch who has gone on to be an All Australian midfielder and win their B&F by the age of 22. Bernie had been great for us however I think Adelaide would be happy with that deal.
  5. According to the AFL tracker Alex Neal-Bullen today ran 17.2 km to make him equal 10th in the AFL for distances covered in a game since this started in 2017. Nine of the top ten records belong to Tom Scully and Andrew Gaff. He also had an equal game high 32 pressure acts. No doubt there are some areas of his game that he can still improve on but this kind of unheralded effort in a losing team deserves some recognition I reckon.
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    Tomas Bugg Opens Up

    A good read. https://www.playersvoice.com.au/tom-bugg-im-not-who-you-think-i-am/
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    Friday in the Sun

    Great photos. I’d be interested in the thoughts of others on the kicking techniques of the players in these photos. For me the ones with with flawless techniques were Lewis, Stretch, Melkshem and Lever, but I don’t profess to be an expert.
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    Worrying Stats

    From memory last year that the Bulldogs had the highest possessions per game in the competition at just over 400 and Sydney had the second highest at around 390. Both were all time records I think. Being first in the competition for disposals is not such a bad thing.
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    Does anyone know why Hannan was playing in the midfield in the first two quarters? Was he tagging? I though we could have done with him in the forward line and a pure midfielder at the ball ups in his place.
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    Changes v Essendon (Round 6)

    I wonder how Oscar McDonald would go in the ruck? He is fairly tall and would be able to hold his own in the body work. This would allow Pederson to come in for Smith.
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    Spencil it in!

    My prediction is that over the next 12 weeks Spencer will hold his own against the top ruckman in the league and we will be offered a top 20 draft pick for him at the end of the season.
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    What about Jarrod Witts from Collingwood? He is now third in line there behind Grundy and Cox. Compared to Gawn he is 1cm taller, 1 year younger and debuted 2 years later. Still has plenty of upside and would offer more years of service as a backup ruckman than Spencer who will be 27 next year.
  13. Does anyone know if most of the Melbourne players are still following the Paleo diet? Research just announced by Melbourne University is not very favourable and makes you wonder whether we were a little hasty jumping on-board this bandwagon. http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/paleo-diet-could-make-you-gain-weight-new-scientific-research-shows-20160218-gmy7kp.html
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    Player loan system

    Putting the Essendon situation aside I think there is some merit in a player loan system throughout the season if both teams consent. It could give our players senior AFL games to fast track their development and give us access to players from other teams to cover injuries.
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    Dion Prestia

    Disappointing news given he fits the profile of the type of midfielder we are hoping to lure to the Dees next year. Does this now make O'Meara or Aish our number 1 target?