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  1. PaulRB

    Impact of rule changes

    As the number 1 clearance team in the Comp with arguably the best ruck and midfield, these rules should deliver a very dominant season for us. Any team with ruck or midfield issues will be hurt, more than in the past.
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    Misson Leaving at End of 2019

    Neil Craig..?
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    The Co-Captaincy?

    Wow that description is so loaded!!! Peterson is a practicing professor of psychology from Canada who’s clinical experiences has lead him to advocate an “evolutionary psychological” viewpoint on some devisive issues that have become memes in the various ideology and gender debates going on. His book is well worth a read and his interviews are entertaining.
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    King: Oliver better than Cripps & Bont

    Oooohhh Mama!
  5. PaulRB

    King: Oliver better than Cripps & Bont

    I read that article and thought “I wonder where they rate Angus Brayshaw?”... given his Brownlow number he had an exceptional output last season as well, for one so young.
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    Contract Extension Looms for Goodwin

    Goodwin has been blessed with a apprenticeship under Roos, a great list and a very solid high performance team in his FD. Now let’s hope he’s been touched by the Gods and he’ll pull it all together. Another 3 years plus Bartlett’s firstborn if he wins a flag. 😊
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    Jack Watts video

    Good luck to him. He was on holidays having fun.
  8. PaulRB

    Impact of rule changes

    The Preuss and Maxy tandem with one in our goal square at centre bounces, is a nightmare for most oppositions. We’re clearing at 60% kick long and deep... if leadup blocked. We will destroy many teams this season, Goodwin and the FD have read the rule changes well and recruited to our significant advantage, i.e. Kolo for wing, Hunt becomes a weapon from kick ins where the player can now just play on... etc interesting times.
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    Round 1 team 2019

    I disagree PD, I think both Tommy and Weid benefit and do well from time up the ground. I reckon Goodwin has a plan to evolve this part of our setup and further improve our midfield/clearance dominance by addressing the only area of weakness, those times when Maxy is resting or being double teamed. It may be at the expense of OMac if Maxy continues to roll or play back, or require tall forwards play stints on the wing providing hit up targets, etc... BTW I know your view, and am actually more interest in exploring how it might or could work than playing “I’m right ... you’re wrong” (yawn) chest thumping game...
  10. The “replacing Hogan’s 47 goals” debate, needs to be broadened out to appreciate the genius of it, and how we’ll do much better than break even on the 47 goal “loss”. Losing Hogan allowed the perfect replacement in Weid to step up at the ideal time (with a great return), and allowed us to recruit May. So how to measure... Weid late last year averaged almost 2 goals a game versus serious opposition. So we can assume 2 goal average in 2019 Or approx 40 goals over 22+ games. PLUS May is an experienced key defender who should be able to be counted on to reduce by a further 1 goal per game, the goals against, than the MFC player he’s replacing in the 22. So there’s another 22+ goals my guess is for Hogan’s 47 we’re looking at a return of 60+ so a profit (gain on the competition) of 20 so goals..! Tres good
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    Meet Braydon Preuss

    Does the arrival of Pruess enable us to rest Maxy in 3-4 games against struggling teams during the year, to have him cherry ripe for big games..? And should we?
  12. PaulRB

    Tom Mitchell out for the season

    I don’t think being an a$$hole when you lose implies you are less accepting of the loss than someone who has the class to be gracious in defeat. So we’re probably talking at cross purposes on this.
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    Tom Mitchell out for the season

    Hawk supporters need to reacquire the ability to lose gracefully. Until they do (and it’s a skill that will require decades of practice), they will get little sympathy from me, when the footy Gods do them ill.
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    Guy Walker - any hope

    If he makes it can we call him “Luke”? :)
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