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  1. Have to agree, unfortunately. I'd add bringing back viney too early (might have cost us finals) and the muddle they got themselves in down back by dropping frost at the end of the season. Yes Frosty's form had dropped off but at a crucial time dropping him completely unsettled the backline (for whom synergy is critical) and forward line with tmac having to go back. Making things worse was tmac was poor down back, particularly against the pies. Again you could argue that call cost us a finals spot given we missed them by such a small percentage. In hindsight picking watts at the end of the season was perplexing given no doubt the decision had been made to trade him. Probably the right call given finals on the line but that also reinforced we were trading a key player. What would happened if we had made finals and heaven forbid won one? Still trade him?
  2. Some good points. A couple of comments. Agree lever is the 3rd tall. But i don't think we will really play a lock down defender and will continue to predominately rely on a zone. That said agree that frosty, kielty et al are the muscle and will take the big boys. The other comment is the goal is clearly to have tmac up forward on a permanent basis. But just as they did last year he will go back if required. We have weed, smith and Fritsch who can replace him up forward.
  3. Oh yes, simply hilarious old chap. I nearly spat out my tepid earl grey when i saw that post! How about we have a little wager old chap. I bet that scally wag ne'er do well, T Mac's younger brother, if not injured, plays the first ten game of the season in the firsts. If he does i get to choose you avatar for the remainder of the season. If he doesn't you can choose my avatar for the remainder of the season. Now, given how lowly you rate the young fella (and you are clearly are an expert judge in both humor and the ability of AFL footballers) this bet is seriously weighted in your favor. But i am prepared to take that risk old chap. Just for a little fun and a few giggles. If you choose not to accept i can only assume you lack the courage of your convictions (unlikely given you are a MFC supporter of long standing) or you are, what do the young people say - a troll. But no doubt you are a man of honor so if you do not accept my little wager i can only assume you will desist from making any further snide remarks or puerile critiques of T Mac's younger brother's ability or character. Tally ho. Are we on?
  4. The Ox and Marko sacked by SEN

    Love it! Watched a few minutes, very good. Will watch in full at home. Looks very similar to the one i'm staring at right now. I have detached the speakers to increase the stereo effect. Because that's how i roll. I had a super cheap boom box as a teenager in the 80's. Fondly recall a tape a mate gave me - one side with Loudan Wainright III and the other Hendrix. Loved both but it was the first time i'd heard Hendrix (and Loudan for that matter) and it blew my mind, crap sound and all.
  5. The Ox and Marko sacked by SEN

    There's a word you don't often see on a footy forum. Or anyhere for that matter, Much the shame. I have an old JVC boom box in my office, prbably from the 80's, which has a fine tune adjustment. Doesn't seem to do much., like the eq meters!
  6. A good point Moonster. Some players really struggle if their preseason is interrupted, perhaps those that are not thhe most atheletically gifted? = a category i put Tyson in.
  7. AFLX is coming (the X makes it sound cool)

    No it wasn't, well not primarily. Attendances are largely here nor there, particularity in terms of revenue. Its all about TV rights and participation as it for footy. In cricket participation was falling off a cliff. 20/20 has reversed this trend and by doing so potentially saved test matc cricket given the revenues it has provided to subsidise the losses made in that form of cricket (and Shield and County cricket for that matter).. if AFLX increases participation and the polarity of Australian Rules football as is hoped, more kids will play (taking talented athletes from soccer and rugby,increasing the talent pool and improving AFL standards), help shore up support for the Giants, Bears and Suns (and protect the AFL's enormous investment in those clubs) and drive up the TV rights, which are already super high. Sydney is the holy grail given it is Australia's most populace city. Increasing 'market share' there for footy is huge and has been one of the AFLs' key strategic goals for 25 years. AFLX is part of that strategy and good on them for trying something bold and new. I'll make a (not particularly bold) prediction. I reckon the ratings will be terrific for the AFLX games and better than the other pre season games.
  8. AFLX is coming (the X makes it sound cool)

    innovation never comes without risk of failure. For 20 failures there might be only one success. As has been noted 20/20 is a really good analogy for . Didn't exist 20 years ago. Late last year the rights for the IPL went for 2 billion dollars and the BBL (which was ahuge risk for CA to take given the costs involved) is booming. Cricket participation rates for juniours are up and 20/20 might well be the saviour of cricket. I'm not all suggesting AFLX is likely to have that sort of success but there is no doubt the outcome they are looking for is as Bandicoot has noted is to make further inroads in NSW and QLD (forget overseas, that would be icing on the cake at best). AA punt worth taking i reckon. I for one will watch with interest.
  9. Good report. Nice and succinct yet covers a fair bit. i could learn a thing or two from it. Loved this: Oliver, who averaged 29.95 disposals per game in 2017, appears to have trimmed down yet again and his efforts to work into the space created by teammates appears to have improved signifcantly.
  10. The Ox and Marko sacked by SEN

    He has excellent genes
  11. The Ox and Marko sacked by SEN

    I have been told market analysis shows lots of tradies listen to Smooth FM, which is why you apparently (i have never listened to it - no really) will hear ads for things such as power tools on it
  12. Gawn on SEN 16/11

    So like SWYL you are surprised Goodwin didn't resign? A young coach lands his dream job, his first and potentially last AFL senior coaching gig and you are surprised he didn't quit that job when his players go to the AFLPA over a work place issue? Really? I mean i don't doubt your intel that there was a good deal of angst around this whole issue but how would it look to potential AFL employers if he quit at the first sign of trouble and left a club that he is contracted to? His currency would be zero and rightfully so. Sheesh.
  13. Gawn on SEN 16/11

    In that example, assuming you were not (unlawfully) sacked would your boss resign? I'm not interested in a slanging match but suggesting goodw8n might resign is just plain silly. Defending that idea even sillier.
  14. AFLX is coming (the X makes it sound cool)

    'Rjay' If the fd had their way they wouldn't play any pre season games. They are pretty useless in terms of preparation as clubs don't go hard and usually clubs only field a near full strength once if at all (the swans never) leading to mismatches and one sided blow outs. Meaningless. In that context aflx will be no worse and the fd might even prefer because it replaces one of the pre season games (i think) and given tbey only use 10 players not 23 and the games will be shorter statistically there is less likely to be injuries
  15. AFLX is coming (the X makes it sound cool)

    Well they are still playing footy. Its not a new sport and unlike international rules uses footy not a round ball. Whilst they won't b able to practice all in game stragies (like full ground spread, leading patterns and their zones) there will be plenty of things thye can practice on a rectangular filed eg moving the ball through the corridor, quick hands to clear congestion, hitting targets, moving the ball quickly etc etc. All things that they do in training already , for example as someone has noted in this thread the 9 v 9 corridor drill they do. So 100% it would help players prepare for the season.