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Crompton's the man last won the day on December 14 2011

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  1. Crompton's the man

    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    If Jesse doesn’t go this trade period and I hope he doesn’t, every media event next year will make his life a never ending circus with questions and speculation. Maybe even if he has said to the FD that he wants out next year, he could be persuaded to sign a (three year) contract extension to keep the dogs away in 2019 with the FD agreeing that they will enter negotiations this time next year. This would give him a calm footy environment for the year and place the club in a (more) sound negotiating position instead of the frantic mess we are currently witnessing. Supposition but could be a reasonable interim outcome
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    The Incredible Hulk - Jesse Hogan

    Apologies looked for it and couldn’t find it will try harder
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    The Incredible Hulk - Jesse Hogan

    With the much publicity about the trade deals swirling around Jesse Hogan, especially in view of the fact that I noticed an article about this in a tabloid lying in a really cheap cafe I happened to enter today, I’m a bit surprised by the black hole of commentary by those who might be most interested. Maybe the Grand Final could suggest that power marking forwards can be essential for team success (forwards not forward). Maybe Jesse’s not feeling the love. A casual observer might suggest that Jesse has developed his capacity to play different roles this season and in a talented team this can be a tactical advantage. Don’t Go Jesse please
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    Post Match Discussion - Preliminary Final

    Just in case your brain is going soft and you are inclined to chant : USA USA or if you suffer from short term memory loss PULEEZZE come back to this image
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    GAMEDAY - Preliminary Final vs Eagles

    Reminds me of the disastrous GF against Essendon Who was it retiring and went out with a bang?
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    GAMEDAY - Preliminary Final vs Eagles

    If anyone has come to the conclusion that Jordan Lewis is to blame for this then you need some serious psychotropic medication. Although it is an expedient thing to have a whipping boy. Another possible interpretation? He’s having a shocker and he’s not on his own
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    GAMEDAY - Preliminary Final vs Eagles

    Surely what last night tells us is that anything can happen and every dog can have its day
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    GAMEDAY - Preliminary Final vs Eagles

    The only positives are they think they’ve won and 4.8 could have been worse
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    1964 memories- calling our older supporters

    I was there and can’t add much to those fantastic summaries and to have footage is a wonderful memory. Perhaps a little context The world was simpler then and evil wore gaol stripes - probably so they felt at home after they got out. There was huge antagonism between those two teams in those days - not like the respect shown today - although even as a young one understanding right and wrong I had to respect Ray Gabelich’s great lumbering run when (as I remember it) a kick from the Melbourne half forward line caught him alone on the other side of the centre. He certainly nearly won it for the forces of Darkness. Those were the days of many complaints about Melbourne’s ‘home ground advantage’, when three or four people would go up for a mark which would always be awarded to the man in front and when any little push in the back was paid every time. so different.... and never ever forgotten
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    Umpires this week

    SOMe mind boggling decisions against us tonight The Ministry of Truth one’s were Neville Jetta in the first quarter “holding the ball “ (!!!!) (that resulted in a goal ) Brayshaw and Lewis both trying to injure Hawthorn players’ knees with their brains Umpires who produce adjudications like these are a clear and present danger to the survival of players - but only of certain teams - for example Melbourne Football Club even if no others. Probably our Workcover premiums are higher than other clubs because it’s recognised that we are fair game and at higher risk because duty of care just doesn’t apply to MFC as far as the game’s umpires are concerned.
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    Umpires this week

    This no doubt has cost Max 10 Brownlow votes this season so put your money on him to be top 3
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    GAMEDAY - Semi Final

    That’s what my cardiologist says I have to do before I can watch the game
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    Finals Week 1 - Non-MFC Games

    Does anyone have vision?
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    Post Match Discussion - Elimination Final

    Don’t follow this paper’s share market advice
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    Sam Weideman

    Harsh No doubt with Jesse not being the required target the team balance has changed and we’ve become more threatening probably because we’re less predictable. Jesse had been going up the ground more to become a more versatile player prior to his injury and when you consider his better application to chasing and tackling this year, the signs are there that he will be a real contributor next year. Long Live Jesse !