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Glenn Molloy

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  1. Preseason Training - Week commencing 4/12/17

    I suspect you're right Roger. When they asked Ben Matthews about how Balic had settled in, he was hardly glowing in his praise and referenced some of the issues he'd been having at Freo. I think he's in for a long pre-season to build his fitness base and will be entrenched at Casey for the first part of the season. Hopefully he can chip away as I think he's got some talent.
  2. Preseason Training - Week commencing 27/11/17

    Anyone know if training will be on Monday? They haven't updated the website yet and am hoping I might be able to go.
  3. This is a key question for me. I know we have Pedo to help out but we don't have Watts to help as a 2nd ruck anymore......I assume we'd use TMac but am a little surprised we didn't get an experienced ruck to replace Spencer and back up Gawn.
  4. 2018 MFC fixture - 5 wishes

    1. No game at Skilled Stadium. Last year was about the first in 20 that we didn’t have to go down to that hell hole 2. No game in Hobart – though happy to play the Roos twice. I might regret that request #18onthetrot! 3. 6 day breaks kept to the league average, rather than twice the average like it was last year. I think we had 9 six day breaks which was well above the next highest of 6. 4. Opening round blockbuster (happy if it’s the Pies) 5. At least two Friday night games at the G. There are of course a few other “nice to haves” (e.g. less interstate trips) but from both a playing and commercial perspective, the above would be ideal. When does the draw come out?
  5. Farewell Jack Watts

    That's true, and you know what, they'll probably get the best out of him....but I just don't think we ever will given the history and more particularly, how comfortable he is at the club. 2016 he was very good but he had to go to another level this year and he only did it in patches - even before his injury. Footy is littered with players who needed a kick up the bum and to go to a second club to fulfil their potential, and it wouldn't surprise me if Jack is one of those. I'm going to miss him but when Goodwin, Jones and Mahoney say the sorts of things that they are, it's clear that they have good reason for letting him go.
  6. Farewell Jack Watts

    Convinced he'll go. Connors on trade radio said "he was getting his head around it" and it sounded like Connors was encouraging him that it will be the best thing for him, even though it's hard for him. If I'm Jack, I'm thinking that a move to Sydney, where it's still a big city with plenty to do, is ideal. Will shake him out of the comfort zone but still have him at a club that is virtually certain to play finals, and in a city that he'll probably enjoy.
  7. Trade rumours

    Stanley is a renowned pea heart who plays a good quarter every six weeks. Thurlow is quick but a poor decision maker and average user - got dropped from their finals team. No way are these adequate swaps for Watts. Set your sights a bit higher!!
  8. Trade rumours

    Dodoro will offer next year's 4th round pick and a packet of used syringes - and then complain that he doesn't understand why the Bummers have a reputation of being "hard to deal with".
  9. Trade rumours

    No interest in trading Neal-Bullen. Was one of our big improvers this year, only in his 3rd year and will get better. Can play forward or mid. I think our original offer for Lever of 10 and 27 is very fair and we should only have to move slightly on this (perhaps 27 moving to early 20s) to get this done.

    Which is great, but we need to turn that into #premiershipclub
  11. Farewell Jack Watts

    Who says that the recruitment of Lever squeezes out the Macs and Frost?! There's a thing called injuries (unless you're Richmond 2017 and never get one!) , and competition for spots. It's critical to have depth, and TMac has shown he can play either end. Even in your last scenario, we had Hogan, Watts, Gawn, TMac, OMac and the Weid in our team in Round 1 vs the Aints, and it was one of our better matches. We had Joel Smith playing the Lever role, and he was doing it well until he got injured. Adding Lever doesn't squeeze a tallish player out.

    Lever will fit in well with us because he got shafted by the umps, just like we do most weeks! Take a look at a replay of the big mark that Riewoldt took early in the game. Lever's arm is being held by Townsend. Meanwhile, at a critical time halfway through the second, umpire pings Jake for a very slight tug of the jumper after the ball has been spoiled, enabling Townsend to get a free and a goal. Tigers were very good but just like the Doggies in the GF, got an absolute dream run from the umps when it counted. How Betts didn't get a free in the goalsquare just before halftime for holding is beyond me.

    Anyone who says Lever was pick 14 and therefore we shouldn't give anything more than pick 10 is kidding themselves. If that draft was re-done now, Lever would be pick 3 behind Heeney and Petracca. He's had three years of development too. I think two first rounders may be overs but 10 and 27 is probably the minimum we'll have to pay here. You can get a decent player at 27 but it's very hit or miss. Historically, we're pretty generous when it comes to trading....if we like a player, we'll try and get the deal done, unlike the Bummers, who in this situation would probably give pick 63 for Lever and still be kicking and screaming.
  14. Blast from the Past: Brian Wilson

    Great post, I'd forgotten that game, but he won it off his own boot. Those who describe him as a serviceable player do him very little justice. Was one of our few players who had genuine roving ability off the packs, could kick goals, and was much more consistent than people give him credit for. I'd love him in our side now!
  15. Jake Stringer

    I'm a bit tired of the comparisons to Dusty of two-three years ago, and the belief that this is a similar situation. Firstly, Martin wasn't a superstar at that stage but was playing much better than Stringer has been the last two years. Secondly, Richmond wanted him - they just weren't going to pay the earth to keep him. Thirdly,, there weren't any questions about his professionalism as a footballer - it was more who he chose as his friends off-field and the issues that his father has had. Even those questions weren't really legitimate; just because Martin has neck tatts and hangs out with other people with tatts like Swanny, doesn't mean he's off the rails! I can see why clubs would be interested in Stringer but I just don't reckon he's what we need. His football has been bog ordinary for 18 months and our culture has been transformed in the last three years. Too big a risk to bring in someone who could compromise that culture very quickly. Plus, he seems like a bit of a [censored], so he'd be a perfect fit at the Bombers.