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  1. McDonalds @ MFC

    thanks Dees in October. So that makes it 21 years and still going. Does Smith get close?
  2. McDonalds @ MFC

    very observant and caters to my pedantic nature! I see that as continuous based on each year on list. Does anyone know how far back McDonalds go? Surely we have an amateur historian amongst us.
  3. McDonalds @ MFC

    Not the food establishment, but I was wondering how long (continuously) has a McDonald been on the MFC list. I think it is since 1995, or thereabouts. Can anyone with a thirst for research find out? Have there been other continuous surnames with such a time period? Smith would have a chance. Also how far back do we go before a McDonald was not named in the team? Perhaps when Junior did his hamstring in his last year...
  4. question to ask: "With Simon Goodwin taking the helm, even though they had similar philosophies, did you tweak the focus on the types of players to recruit this year or even last year?" "Some teams are looking at Richmond and Bulldogs' less reliance on pure rucks. As Max Gawn has a big advantage for tap work, does the recruitment look to develop another Max Gawn, or more of the Hybrid as the future primary ruck role? (Hoping of course that Max is fit and well for many years at Melbourne)"
  5. Spar go -> Hit run...
  6. I think you were meaning umbrage rather than homage...
  7. 2017 Player Reviews: # 35 Ben Kennedy

    thanks Siren, that is a great personal perspective that many footballers ( and elsewhere) will go through. A well written piece by Ben.
  8. Hibberd on Lever

    Plapp, the old Casey coach has joined

    Jake Lever is an excellent intercept mark and spoiler. With Tom McDonald moving forward, we have been found wanting and Lever will stop 3-4 goals per game. Defensive rotations has left shorter players like Hunt, Jetta and Lewis trying to beat their taller opponents in one on one contests. Having Lever's skill to read the play and intercept is going to make those contests harder for the opposition. Once he has the ball, then the running power of Hunt, Hibberd and rotating midfield combined with the better delivery skills of Salem, Hibberd, Jetta and an improving Oscar McDonald will make the transition from backline to forward entries. This is a very good acquisition for Melbourne. To get an intercept defensive player of his quality from the draft is a lottery, so points equivalent of pick 4 is the right price. How much is stopping 3-4 goals worth?
  10. 2017 Player Reviews: # 11 Max Gawn

    Age is on his side. Expect a big growth spurt too.
  11. 2017 Player Reviews: # 11 Max Gawn

    That doesn't look like Max Gawn. :-(

    Based on the quality available, Melbourne are more likely to get value by keeping as many 2018 picks.
  13. Clarence Oliver

    they don't release the last rounds to keep the result in suspense

    Based on prior games, Collingwood need to score over 100 points for them to win. This is something they have done a few times this year, but Melbourne's defence has been pretty solid all year. As long as the midfield holds sway...
  15. Road to the finals (the last 12 games)

    Melbourne has the 4th best scores for and midtable (9th) on scores against. Based on Simon Goodwin's statement prior to last game that we have won the 4th most quarters, these data tend to be a positive indicator to finishing the season well. Obviously losing the close ones, and starting poorly are the aspects which will have to improve to get these positive aspects to more wins.