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  1. Demon17

    Rating Josh Mahoney

    Do you even understand deal making? . Hogan was gone and Mahoney got us perfect support for gawn who is our marque player. We now have a premiership defence and hogan was never to remain a kpf. We sae tge clubs plan for that in the finals with weid.. KK gives run that we needed. JM in my opinion has delivered goody the keys to success. Who gives a toss about wins/losses in trades. Its the final objectives that matters. I give him an A score. What will sadden me next year is watching jesse run around in a ross lyon-coached team. He will lose a couple of years off his career with perth travel as well.
  2. Iv'e just re-watched the hawks and cats finals. You can't be serious?
  3. Insightful comment Ding. Good post Hogan re-signed for 3 years 2 years ago with the undertone that the club has 3 years to prove itself worthy of him committing further or he's off. Well the Dees did in spades after 2 years and are now equal 2nd flag favourite in 2019. What more could they have done. Yet he's still off to Perth and that smacks of insincerity and investment to me. But given his recent history the move can be seen as understandable and I wish him well. But we now have a premiership defence and Weid was always earmarked for a KPP role. Roll on 2019 ( and we still kept AVB whom I love even if he can't kick sometimes)
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    Farewell Dom Tyson

    Worthwhile and timely quote for this thread BB. Many confuse application of testosterone as part of getting a deal done and don't understand why they never seem get what they need.
  5. Deal just announced. Huge kudos to mahoney.
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    Farewell Dom Tyson

    Could be best long term outcome for Dees. Big Maxy will now add another 2 to 3 years to his playing career and this deal will mean in the GF next year Max won't have to carry the load to his detriment, a la Grundy this year who tried manfully but was outplayed.
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    My 3 word end of season player analysis

    Thanks for this post and the weekly ones also Joeboy. Much appreciated. A couple of mods above.
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    Caroline Wilson banned from Demon function

    No offence but you have no idea on corporate governance, especially given we don't know any background. This post above reads liek "...what have the Romans ever done for us..." BOUGHT PEACE! In regard to Bartlett he was managing partner of arguably( in my experience) the country's heaviest hitting legal firm and appears when interviewed by BT to be just a bloke in the change rooms. There will be no way he is like that in the Board room The club has RESPECT for the first time in nearly 2 decades under his watch. The club was a basket case at his takeover. he convinced PJ to stay when he was wanting to retire and was begged to come to the club. EVIDENCE at a macro level. The club would not be in this position unless the CEO/Chairman were a tight and effective unit. Only Chairman to have played at the senior level - not that matters anyway but clearly understand club culture from the ground up. For what its worth, Caro's performance with Eddie on footy classified this week was appalling and cross between self justification and sucking up to the Pies. Ed said at one stage should he leave and just let Caro talk as he couldn't get a word in.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    True. But i understand this was the figure dees received from his management and opted out as a result not prepared to pay that much and gaff moved onto roos for discussions.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Agree. Just don't like it.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Gaff wants $1.1m.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    The club will not pay what gaff wants. 1.1m They recognise the need to bring a star studded young group up together a la geelong pay wise. No outliers paywise and the team has bought into this philosophy.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Exactly. My understanding from a club source is that hogan has been groomed as a high half foward utility type and that weideman was seen as the tall forward. Hence hogans up ground time this year and given his aerobic capacity. Nuts to trade such a quality player. I dont care who would come in. Goody trades out those who dont fit. Watts...... Hogan is a star.
  14. And its a smart 10 year decision. Maxys 26 ish. Preuss is 23. This will add 3 years on maxys playing life and give our gun midfield team top service for that period too.
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Thanks. Agree with all except Oscar. He still has upside and was identified as a development player I reckon when Dunn was let go. We spend more time at a game discussing Petracca than any other player and 2019 will be a make or break year IMO in regard to his consistency and reaching potential - consistently.
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    And Bambi is.....? Just asking for clarification. Interested in your thoughts.
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    Who was our Mr September?

    Oliver by a mile. 3 excellent games from the kid who was great from day 1 of the finals despite close atention. Agressive and gave as good as he got . Hugely advanced his reputation and no stage fright for one so young. Yesterday he was our best.
  18. Great post full of resilience which is the true test at times like these. I belive the club has resilience in spades now. The great north teams of the 90s with Carey lost 3 prelims before making the gf. The journey to the next dees gf has now begin imo.
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    Post Match Discussion - Preliminary Final

    Agree but the jury on vdb is out for me unless he can consistently dispose of the ball. Unreliable kick and problematic handballs nit at afl standard. Cant fsult his vigour and ontent but needs to be more effective
  20. Lewis last 1/4 in Round 22 was sensational under huge pressure at Optus against Eagles. He's a conundrum but I'd rather still have him around next year. He will or won't earn his spot. I believe based on last pre-season 17/18, that Goody will make hard decisions for the benefit of all (Watts, Fritsch yesterday etc. ) making the next 8 weeks or so fascinating. Full faith in this next period to set up 2019. One will be killing off any rumours about Hogan leaving for example.
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    Post Match Discussion - Preliminary Final

    So you didn' t see the previous 2 finals with Cats and Hawks staging comebacks, with hawks players saying " Don't choke" and yet overcome but still young and inexperienced team finals-wise? Huge steps taken this year, good platform for next year's assault and glaring deficiency which I acknowledge shown up yesterday as a good dose of reality (think Lewis, outside run, close in shots at goal, Tyson ...) All fixable. Soon as I heard the forecast yesterday I thought the season over. Ended up being 28 degrees.
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    Nathan and Jim

    What will be will be today. But pause for thought to reflect and consider that Nathan Jones leads out the team in 2 hours equalling Jim Stynes games record.
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    Shout Out to MFC Media Dept & FC Management

    Timely post dd. Well done. Importantly your reflections were absolutely supported over last 3 weeks by key media stakeholders publicly such as robbo caro hutchy and bt. It helps having the best product around such as marketable articulate polite and humble young players and leaders. Oliver s interview with roaming brian last friday after hawks win was one for the ages. That kid is all class. Along with weideman finishing his interview with a "...thank you very much brian ..."
  24. Joel Smith was terrific at training on Wednesday also. Not the end of the world for bailey although he will be disappointed. He will play forward next year when back line re-settles with lever and play every game. Could be a selection next week for match ups if Dees get through tomorrow.
  25. Really good point. In both finals Tyson delivered the perfect ball into the forward pocket for important last quarter goals to Melksham and Weideman.