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Pennant St Dee

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    2019 best 22 and depth chart

    Depth is the big word and improving our flexibility against different opposition. 3 KPDs needed round 1 to free up Maxy so he won't have to play that floating defensive role. Port will have 3 of Dixon, Westhoff, Lycett, Marshall or Ryder playing forward at various times depending on which of those 5 are left out. They will also run hard all day so plenty of players needed to rotate through the middle B. Jetta May Frost HB. Salem Omac Hibberd C. Stretch Viney Fritsch HF. ANB Tmac Petracca F. Melk Weid Hannan R. Gawn, Oliver, Brayshaw I/C. AVB, Harmes, Spargo, Lewis/Jones Emg. Pruess, J.Smith, KK
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    The Kobe Farmer Thread

    I hate to burst any bubbles but whilst it's not everything he didn't make State u/16s Academy this year. Taj Schofield son of Jarryd the best of the bunch who will head to SA next year and play with Woodville West Torrens
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    Who’s left?

    Jones is a great warrior and a club legend but has his limitations. Petracca was only coming of a knee in 2016 and whilst Brayshaw showed promise he was nowhere near the level in 2016 he was this season and in 2017 getting his concussions sorted was a big concern. As I said with my side they are 2 years behind where we are all of Simpson Kruezer and Murphy are gone from my side. Cripps is the best mid in the comp, Kennedy is also a big bodied ball winner who not unlike Trac and Brayshaw just needs to get his body right. They have the spine which is the most difficult part to put together now in drafting Walsh and Stocker they are showing they are putting their midfield together. Put the 3 older players back in that side and consider them for next season not as a top 8 contender but not a side you would want to take lightly
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    Who’s left?

    Same was said about us 2016/17
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    Who’s left?

    Carlton are 2 years behind us and have built very well, 2020 onwards they come into top 8 contention. Spine is all there 40 games more into their young nucleus and they'll pick up another ruckman and a few other pieces when Murphy Kruzear and Simpson retire to fill the holes. They have a good young list B. Jones Weitering Plowman HB. Docherty Marchbank ????? C. Cunningham Cripps Fisher HF. Mcgovern C.Curnow Dow F. Pet-Seton Mckay ????? R. ???, E.Curnow Walsh IC from Stocker, Mcreadie, Kerr, Settefield, Pickett
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    New major sponsor?

    You all missed the main one, playing kick to kick with your mates on the suburban grounds long after the game while your old man was knocking a few sherberts back in the clubrooms with his mates
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    Lyon's Plea to Petracca: Be Like Max

    The amount of work Trac put in leading up to and during his draft year was huge. It wasn't a case of I'll get by on my natural talent. He reinvented himself, but now just finding out there are some who are just endurance freaks playing at the highest level
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    New major sponsor?

    The 2019 fixture for MFC will be attractive to any corporates tossing up sponsoring an AFL side
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    2018 Delisted Free Agents

    He's to slow upstairs in terms of decision making and IMO just not cut for AFL. Good solid WAFL/VFL/SANFL footballer
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    2019 Fixture

    If we are good enough we make Top 4. I like the fixture Great free to air exposure Corporate dream MCG home games against 4 MCG powerhouses, 2 of our annual blockbusters. The flow on effect for sponsorship and attracting players is massive No room for complacency for the players with this fixture as the job needs to be on from the time we arrive back
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    What’s the go with Essendrug?

    They remind me a lot of Port in the early 2000s, I expected them to make the 8 and steam roll teams on the fast track at Etihad, but felt come September when the tough hard contested footy was required they'd be found out. They lack midfield bulls IMO. On their day they are going to be hard to beat but still think beating them at the contest will be what a lot of sides set their gameplan around. With regard to Woosha he aint past it, he never had it. Fantastic motivator and a real come with me boys I'll run through brick walls for you type, but he is and has always been tactically inept
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    2019 Fixture

    Don't think they have to have the post Anzac games this year as there will be a minimum 8/9 day break for us and the Tigers, although they may look to a Friday night Pies v Tiger or Dees vs Bombers the post Anzac round. With us and Tigers playing on Anzac eve it would make more sense(which the AFL fixturing never uses) to have one of us and the Tigers playing Good Friday eve and one on Good Friday.
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    Vale Colin Sylvia

    RIP Colin, thoughts and prayers with your family and friends
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    PICKS # 26 & 31 (formerly # 23 & 28)

    I want more midfield and bigger bodied depth so at 23 and 28 I want 2 from Ely Smith Luke Valente Xavier O'Halloran Xavier Duursma
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    Jacob Townsend

    I disagree in the sense of I only see Townsend as a pressure forward and he has Bugg covered there. Bugg is more versatile though I agree with you there
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    2019 Fixture

    No we haven't played the Eagles or Freo twice for many years. The last 3 years we've only played the Eagles once in Home and away and all in Perth
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    Jacob Townsend

    I don't mind him as depth with his forward pressure. Great tackler and hard as a Cats head Disposal is not great
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    Macro - 2019

    A few things because one size doesn't fit all and not everything is black and white. The signs were there against the Hawks that we were starting to look fatigued Don't underestimate how much the previous back to back 4 must win elimination games we had effected our players emotionally. We were on a knifes edge coming in against the Eagles. They should have been done week 1 at home against the Pies and without the week off Kennedy would have been in trouble, but somehow they dug out a win. Good luck to them they hung in and the Pies ran out of legs In the prelim we started nervously and bang it was almost gone. Players come out after quarter time in their shells and bang bang two quick goals and that is it, the mountain is to high and we were officially cooked. We had the weaknesses down back going in which were magnified by us getting smashed at the clearances allowing them easy delivery. I like our game style it stands up but needs some tweaks and some greater outside polish. We saw in the later part of the season much improved delivery inside 50 and cohesion moving forward in waves with quick ball movement. Not finishing top 4 cost us dearly, I honestly believe with the build up and emotion we brought into week 1 of the finals that we would have beaten any side in front of us, but we shall never know The ball moves quicker than any player will and you never look slow controlling the game. Take the prelim out of it and I seen a lot to be pleased with and a lot, which I have seen in previous contenders just before they hit their straps. Lewis has been great for us as was Bernie but the baton started to be passed this season with many of the younger players becoming on field leaders and taking the game by the neck. I expect Lewis will be depth come mid 2019 and when we get the 80-100game mark into our nucleus we will see flexibility in our side, we will have the combative game style but we will see players controlling and taking the sting out of games regularly. The biggest hurdle we face next season is for the player group to not believe in natural progression, if we do we will be caught out. We were the hunted in the Prelim and didn't deal with it. We must work hard from the outset, set standards in workrate, preparation, discipline and hardness. We have the cattle, we have the gamestyle and are so close now but nothing comes easy no matter how good you are
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    Phantom Drafts - 2018

    Tom Medhat is Freo next gen academy
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    It tells you nothing have a look at the natural build of both of them. Totally different Trac was 10kg heavier than De Goey when drafted. He doesn't need to lose any more weight IMO he isn't going to be an endurance athlete. He's at best as HFF with occasional short bursts through the middle.
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    2019 Fixture

    Freo are home Round 1 so don't be surprised if we get them if the Collingwood request falls through
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    I think you can add Viney, Melk and Hibberd to the list OD. Certainly not the side we were pre Roos
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Demonlanders need to realise if the troll is ignored and not fed it will go away. He or she must have an awfully sad life, trolling supporters pages for attention
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Why are Demonlanders continuing to feed the troll. Staggers me