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    Sole Captaincy?

    If we are going to have one captain, surely it should be Jones. Viney is fantastic when fit, but he is no good to anyone when he is playing ten games a year. At least Jones plays and trains with his teammates each week.
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    Bailey Smith

    There is some disturbing stuff in that article. Good on him for having a goal and doing everything he can to achieve it, but you wonder how he will cope if footy is taken away from him for some reason (injury, illness, not good enough, etc). That kind of behaviour only comes from over bearing parents, and rarely ends well.
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    2019 Fixture

    I'd be happy if all 11 eleven of our home games were Saturday afternoon at the MCG. I have no issues at all with that fixture - weather should be good, winnable game, no excuses for the fairweather fans not to turn up. Who is to say we don't have big games to come later in the season - why does it have to be round 1?
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    Vale Colin Sylvia

    I heard on the news this morning that an unnamed former footballer had died near Mildura and Colin was immediately the player that came to mind. So sad to hear this confirmed - 32 is way too young for anyone to die.
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    PICKS # 26 & 31 (formerly # 23 & 28)

    Best two midfielders available at 23 and 28 please, unless there is a genuine key forward prospect available. History shows that very few speculative key forwards end up being decent players, so we need to be sure if we go down that path. I would much prefer to find the replacements for Jones and Lewis if possible.
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    Jacob Townsend

    We could do worse. I think he is a better option than Tim Smith if either McDonald or Weideman is out of action.
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    List Analysis Potential v Reality

    Our best 22 is strong enough to make us a premiership contender if everyone is fit and firing. We desperately need the charmed run with injuries that Richmond have had over the past two years, although it is clear that their better players are far more durable than our equivalents. Our depth in the midfield and in the key forward posts is basically non-existent. The thought of having to call on the likes of Maynard, Kennedy-Harris, Wagner or Tim Smith in a big game terrifies me. Hopefully we can find a few players in the draft who can step in and play a role next year, as Spargo and Fritsch did this year. Drafting a couple of longer term project players is fine, but no more than that.
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    Frank Anderson

    The first few google links refer to hip dysplasia and stress fractures in his foot. Sounds promising.
  9. Pick 6 for a (soon to be) 27 year old who has never played 20 games in a season. Heaven help us. How on earth does May have greater value than Lobb?
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    You are the biggest suck job, sycophant on this board. You're not Glen Bartlett are you, backing in his employees? Please enlighten me as to why we included pick 65 in the deal, and how pick 6 has any value to us if it is going straight to GC. We would have been better having 11 and 19, and sending 11 to GC.
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    24 hours to go - closest to the pin

    Hogan is gone. We will get May and Kolodjashnij in return and that is it. Mahoney has the backbone of a sea gooseberry when it comes to trade week. If they are sensible they will try to get something for Frost to at get us another pick in the 30-40 range.
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    Jason Taylor Resume

    I like Mahoney overall, he has a firm, steady hand and has done a good job of bringing all of our football people together. That said, some of his list management work has been very ordinary. How can you let it get to a point where you have nine empty spots on the list with one day remaining in the trade period and no early draft picks to top up with? I've said for two years we haven't turned over the list enough - now we've done three years of pruning in one hit and we'll be running deep into the rookie draft looking for replacements.
  13. A bunch of middle aged white blokes trying to pretend that what they are doing is more important than curing cancer and ending world wars, whilst displaying their non-existent personalities.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    My first and only contribution to this ridiculous thread: I want Hogan to stay, not interested in May. If Freo are truly out, then I'm ecstatic. Hopefully no bridges between player and club have been burnt in this debacle.
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    The Day the Contract Died

    The conduct of Beams and (Tim) Kelly has been disgraceful. In other cases (eg Shiel & Hogan) it is a combination of the players seemingly wanting out, and the clubs wanting to maximise compensation before players become eligible for free agency. I agree that the players will only have themselves to blame if the rules are tightened, but I can't see this happening. The AFL love anything that puts the game on the front page of the papers over the off season.
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