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Mad_Melbourne last won the day on January 6 2015

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  1. Mad_Melbourne

    Training - Monday 3rd December, 2018

    Yeh, but craft sessions are significantly different to playing time in the twos. A bloke as tall as he is will definitely be taught to ruck, I’m merely stating that I’d say he would play more forward than ruck this year.
  2. Mad_Melbourne

    Training - Monday 3rd December, 2018

    I’d say from comments made by Jason Taylor, he’d be playing most of the time as a forward. Secondly, would suggest the ruck not necessarily an ideal spot to put a player who hasn’t played football in a few years, until he is able to protect his body correctly in the position. Teach him to use his body in marking contests and attack the ball in the air, progress that to ruck is my thoughts on the matter
  3. Mad_Melbourne

    Training - Friday 23rd November, 2018

    Speed is such a ridiculous thing, don’t get me wrong obviously quick players have their benefits, but speed in football comes from ball movement and ability to spread to the right spots. When we spread from the contest well after winning the inside ball, we were pretty much the quickest side in the comp. Line breaking players have their importance but what cost us in games was when we didn’t do the basics well and lost the ball on the inside for the most part.
  4. Mad_Melbourne

    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Beat ya to it, but further want to put out that his agility is elite, his contested work is elite and his finishing is better than good. I really hope Melbourne end up with him as I think his skills not only translate to afl, but has 3-4 positions that he can play which will make him useful.
  5. Mad_Melbourne

    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Xavier O’Halloran will be a steal this draft in my opinion, when Vandenberg was contemplating heading off, I thought this would be the replacement from the draft, just much higher foot skills than Avb
  6. Mad_Melbourne

    Match Preview and Team Selection - Preliminary Final

    No doubt it was a valuable experience for him, but I think it squeezed him out of the side. Fritsch was realistically competing for a spot in a position that was not suited to him. I think Fritsch has had a great season and is stiff to miss out this week. But with our game increasingly becoming a contest based game, especially in finals, the extra pure mid rotation helps, plus Our defensive matchups push him out I do agree his assets are most suited to the forward line, which is where I see his best football.
  7. Mad_Melbourne

    Match Preview and Team Selection - Preliminary Final

    Tysons contest work and ability to realesse when drawing opponents is under rated, that said his outside work is somewhat fairly maligned. Fritsch outside work and marking ability is fairly rated highly, but his contest work has been subpar in the backhalf. I said earlier playing him in the backline, highlights his deficiencies more than his strengths, and whilst playing as a forward flank is clearly probably his best position, he doesn’t give the pressure that Hannan, Neal-Bullen and Spargo give, so realistically he’s competing with Melksham and Petracca and therefore he can’t move there. Fritsch is unlucky, but I think it makes our team look stronger/more competitive on paper. That doesn’t necessarily mean it to be true, but I see it as the logical move this week.
  8. Mad_Melbourne

    Help a brother out!

    I’m in China, it’s a bit cheaper but also willing to take donations for the cause. Send me money by post of carrier pigeon. Bloody hell this is exactly what frustrates me about gofundme. Surely a bit ridiculous
  9. Mad_Melbourne

    Casey Demons v Geelong VFL Qualifying Final

    Nothing about a player hitting him, but removing all doubt of any sort of match related injury. I mean training can cause ACLs but significantly more ACL injuries occur during matches. Motivating risks associated with any other injury. In terms of flaring up of his foot again, I would assume ball training and running training with the team would provide the best test rather than a match where he might kick it 16-20 times.
  10. Mad_Melbourne

    Casey Demons v Geelong VFL Qualifying Final

    It’s a risk vs reward set up. Viney is our captain, sure we could have played him but the fact that he could possibly have gone out and injured himself is not worth it? Plus he only just got out of the “rehab group” yesterday. I honestly don’t see how anyone would realistically see the benefit of him playing 2-3 quarters in a match. I think we were lucky to be able to put enough scoreboard damage and rest players who may be in contention for a spot. If the game came down to the wire no way Hannan and co would have been on the bench.
  11. Mad_Melbourne

    Casey Demons v Geelong VFL Qualifying Final

    If they played last week in the AFL they aren’t allowed to play this VFL game, I’m 90% on that. I heard it, haven’t checked to 100% it but would make sense
  12. Mad_Melbourne

    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    But how we have played and Hogan missing is independent data. Setting up 6-6-6 has meant more 1 v 1 contests, which is a situation Hogan will thrive in. We’ve been lowering our eyes and hitting targets, which would help Hogan. We are are not playing better due to not having Hogan in the side, but rather structural changes made up the ground. We have also also played without Viney, so really we shouldn’t bring him in because the spirit is only due to 22 players on the field, not at all anything structural at all
  13. Mad_Melbourne

    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    I’d argue it does not improve our list. Midfield depth is not our issue, based on talent I think we have the most stacked midfield in the competition. Sacrificing a key forward for a developing midfielder and an already proven midfielder is not what we need. there is nothing reasonable about the suggestion of trading Hogan, there is no logic to it unless he has asked for a trade. It’s honestly one of the most ridiculous list management suggestions since, well ever.
  14. Mad_Melbourne

    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    The trade Hogan debate is much like a trade Oliver debate. It’s ridiculous, but if a team (like Richmond) would give us Cotchin, Dusty and draft picks, we’d take it. People saying Wiedemans form proves the possibility that Hogan isn’t first selection, flat ridiculous. We have a 50+ goal forward vs at best a 20 odd goal forward. Has wiedeman held his own, yes, but that isn’t the question, plus I’d suggest all 3 of our keys can fit. Also Hogan in the backline is a silly suggestion, it removes most of his natural talents in my opinion, plus why would we bother when Lever (the best intercept marker in the competition) will come back.
  15. Mad_Melbourne

    Key tactical issues v Geelong

    I’m still shocked that people done realise the majority of the second half Frost was on Hawkins last game. That said I genuinely don’t think we match up poorly against them in any area of the field. If we are able to change lanes consistently and use it well/convert inside 50 we will win. Dangerfiel and Selwood putting the team on their back is somewhat of a worry, it I don’t think our midfield is outmatched by any in the comp.
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