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  1. nutbean

    Training - Monday 3rd December, 2018

    JKH is too small for an AFL footballer...Lewis towers over him...
  2. nutbean

    Pre-Preseason 2019 Update

    Whether we like it or not, money rules sports. Professional teams overseas leave no stone unturned ( read spend copious amounts of money) in an effort to get an edge. Some of these innovations will work some won't. AFL coaching staff don't visit 3rd division soccer teams in Greece to get an edge - they visit professional gridiron, baseball, English soccer teams that spend squillions on improving what they do. Hence the reason we go and visit them. The thing overseas coaches could learn from our game is how we produce world class athletes on a shoestring budget.
  3. nutbean

    Jacob Townsend

    and 84 kg and a forward pocket/half forward flank goal sneak. If TMac or Weid go down we need a key position player to replace which Townsend definitely isn't
  4. nutbean

    Current Affair tonight

    free biffen
  5. nutbean

    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    My advice to her is to start taking blood and bone and she could get promoted to the tree department...
  6. nutbean

    Phantom Drafts - 2018

    talented but quite easy to shut down - aerogard...
  7. nutbean

    Phantom Drafts - 2018

    I'm visualizing a 168 cm 62kg nippy goalsneak. edit: he needs to be drafted on his name alone
  8. nutbean

    Let the Yawn Fest Begin

    The cricket vs Pakistan has had one of the funniest sport moments in a long time
  9. nutbean

    Delisting, Trade and FA discussion 2018

    Tyson ? really - I liked Tyson's ball winning ability but his disposal and decision making - patchy. He was our second best midfielder when he arrived behind Jones. Oliver's gone past him, Viney's gone past him, Harmes has gone past him. So he is 5th in the pecking order at best. Not hard to replace him.
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    Delisting, Trade and FA discussion 2018

    Before you pot Mahoney's negotiation skills you do understand he doesn't work in a bubble ? He has input from the CEO ( salary cap for present and future) and the coach (who he wants and who he doesn't want) and recruiting staff ( picks and the possible selections). There is input from all covering the scenario's. Sooo.. The pants wasn't dropped on Watts. They wanted him gone and going to Port with a contribution was the cheapest option. ( the mistake on Watts was the contract amount he got initially). Do you think he would have got a game this for us ? So we cleared cap space and a playing spot. You can arguably Hogan all you like over Lever - Lever made the all Australian squad - Hogan ? Learning to manipulate ? Hogan was going next year and wasn't a free agent so we have no compensation like GC was going to get for May. Big picture is we got two players we wanted now to give us a serious push further up the ladder for one player who didn't want to stay ( how would it effect his playing next year if he stayed ?) and was out the door next year for an unknown draft pick.
  11. nutbean

    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    And as you ridiculous as it may seem to you, this has always existed for some footballers. It may be ridiculous but there is a big enough body of evidence to tell you that it well and truly exists.
  12. nutbean

    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    and he was not half the footballer he was at Melbourne. The way i see it is he has never really been settled in Victoria - some footballer adjust here - he was always one contract away from going home.
  13. nutbean

    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    just as an aside - does anyone truly believe that Mahoney came out said the things about being open to Jesse being traded and also what final deal was going to be acceptable without input from others at the club ? This a Mahoney decision and no-one else's ?
  14. Because we would have picked the one that does turn out to be star ? Not sure I understand this thinking ?
  15. nutbean

    Calling all MCC Members

    I love my MCC membership but recognise that the reason I go to the G is to watch the Dee's so I buy the MCC/MFC membership so the club gets money from the pleasure they provide me (well,the pleasure they sometimes provide me).
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