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  1. AFLW Preseason

    Update on 'Rocky' Cranston from the MFC website: http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2017-12-04/aflw-cranston-ready-to-go As much as I liked her 'crash and bash' style (as she puts it) in the first season I'm glad to know she's putting in the hard yards to round out her game. The more contests she can get her physicality to the better for the team.
  2. McDonalds @ MFC

    Courtesy of Demonwiki every McDonald/MacDonald to have played at least one game for the MFC and the years they played: James MacDonald 1875-1877, 1880 (Name spelt McDonald in some sources) John MacDonald 1876-1884 (McDonald in some sources, brother of James, above) Alec McDonald 1906 Des MacDonald 1914 Bill McDonald 1929-1931 Fen McDonald 1913 Jim McDonald 1942 Greg MacDonald 1973 Anthony McDonald 1997-2002 James McDonald 1997-2010 Joel MacDonald 2010-2013 Tom McDonald 2011* Oscar McDonald 2015*
  3. McDonalds @ MFC

    Except Trengove of course.
  4. AFLW Preseason

    So, preseason training started yesterday. I think we can safely assume our girls are training the house down! But I'll try to get down to a session at some point, and if so, will post a report of some kind here.
  5. I believe that belongs to Mr Gilmore

    tap tap taparoo
  6. The 2018 Fixture Thread

    Does anyone know which games will be the compensation 'home' ones for the NT games?
  7. 2018 AFLW Fixture

    Seems like a fairly good draw for us. Round 2 and back-to-back interstate Round 3 & 4 very important. Actually, every round is very important but I think our team learned that the most out of anyone else in the AFLW this year. Might put us in good stead. Much like the men's, hopefully just falling short motivates that little extra something in 2018.
  8. Amazing interview. Still can't quite believe this happened! I wonder what made him accept an interview after all this time? Most of all love that he chose to give it to a fan podcast. There's something really admirable about that.
  9. NAB AFL Women's Draft 2017

    I think your opinion's understandable, especially as this isn't really something that has come up before in Aussie Rules. And I agree if we want to have an informed opinion, it's up to us to educate ourselves by asking for feedback. Luckily the internet makes it easy. Some links: http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/transgender-athletes/7669902 https://www.transequality.org/issues/resources/frequently-asked-questions-about-transgender-people In terms of the specific case, the player has been undergoing gender transition treatment for years and meets the IOC guidelines for testosterone levels. She might be taller and bigger, but so are other women who identify as female. And what happens to her right to play sport if this isn't allowed? If not in the AFLW (should she be good enough to be drafted), where does she play? Anyway, I hope that's helpful. I'm not trying to change anyone's minds but wouldn't want a sincere question to go unanswered.
  10. 2017 Keith ‘Bluey’ Truscott Memorial Trophy

    May as well give this another run.
  11. 2017 Keith ‘Bluey’ Truscott Memorial Trophy

    Hibberd must surely have been pipped for 5th. But well done Oliver. Scary to think what he could be if he keeps going the way he is.
  12. 2017 Keith ‘Bluey’ Truscott Memorial Trophy

    The video stream just buffered as Jones was saying "leave no stone unturned" and all I heard was Lever.
  13. 2017 Player Reviews: # 13 Clayton Oliver

    Oliver handball supercut of 2017
  14. VFL Women's Finals

    I'm sure this is a very common impression! But at some point (for me at least) it sort of shifted. I got less caught up with the scoreline and comparisons with the professional men and more absorbed by the passion, courage and hunger for the game. It's often quite a scrap - well, I spose it often is in finals anyway - but that just makes the goals all the more exciting to me. And after you watch a group of players for a while, you start to see individuals improving before your eyes, in themselves and in their connection with their teammates. That's something I enjoy in the men's game as well, among the young players, but it's even more notable with the women, many of whom didn't have that crucial Auskick to seniors continuity. Looking forward to the future at both levels!
  15. VFL Women's Finals

    Paxman was in everything! Not looking forward to us coming up against Brennan for the Bulldogs next year- hard to stop. Are you going to switch allegiance to Casey next year, Lucifer? I'm a bit undecided!