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  1. Would have struggled to get a game anyway in my opinion. Unless something dramatic happens I can't see him on the list next year. I think he will only play now if injuries mean we are desperate for a tall option.
  2. There isn't one variable though 'Clint', there never is. ...but those 4 players were a key component of the revamped plan. Take Rance out and I would suggest the plan falters and they don't win the flag. Hardwick finally worked to his strengths. Luck and circumstance along with playing (astute coaching) with the cards that were dealt played a big part.
  3. Round 5 Non-MFC Games

    Jane certainly has to be on the Crows whipping boy list... One of the most frustrating players in the game must have been mentored by Tippett.
  4. Round 5 Non-MFC Games

    I know this was wishful thinking but I was really hoping we wouldn't have Jack Watts filtering (in some cases dominating discussion) through posts this year. He's been done to death since before coming to the club and now he's gone it's probably a good time to let it all go and move on.
  5. Round 5 Non-MFC Games

    I know it's Dangerfield so probably won't happen but he should get many, many weeks for dumping Westoff head first into the turf off the ball. That was a very dangerous action that could have had disastrous implications...
  6. Round 5 Non-MFC Games

    After last years GF debacle where they didn't show up followed up by last weeks poor effort against the Pies I'm sure there were people on Crowland calling for Don Pyke's head. A week's a long time in football.
  7. Round 5 Non-MFC Games

    Sounded like a female voice and a very strange conversation. Maybe it was a player but for some reason I thought it was coming through his head set... I think the voice was trying to say it was kicking in danger but the ump was having none of it. Was almost as if the voice wanted to turn over a decision & award a free kick on review which would have been very embarrassing. The ump to his credit pointed out his decision not to award an in danger free had nothing to do with the review. I don't think we were supposed to be in on that discussion but would be very interested to know who it was with. Wonder if the AFL can use the hit the wrong button excuse this time.
  8. Where to play TMac?

    ...and then superseded by Frost with ball in hand. That is truly a thing of nightmares, close to Bugg having a set shot at goal.
  9. Is Goodwin the right guy....

    I guess the idea was for Jones to work off Mitchell but as you both point out it didn't work in our favour. I think this might be a case where Goody's lack of experience told in the end. The media jump up and down about Mitchells possessions and not being tagged but senior coaches are more likely to let him go believing their own game is more important. I haven't seen enough of the Hawks to know how damaging Mitchell is and how much he sets up their game. Agree 'ProDee' that Vince is more expendable in this role if we are going to tag. ...or maybe Salem could have been an option, it would have been a good learning experience in what it takes to in getting to a lot of contests.
  10. List of shockers in past two seasons.

    I haven't read one of the posts. I'm sure many of these games you speak of have given me nightmares. I choose not to relive them, why would anyone? Once was enough. There really are a lot of sad cases around here '@Axis of Bob '
  11. Richmond VFL v Casey Demons - Round 3

    Seeing as White is not a Melbourne listed player that's going to be difficult to achieve 'Deemania'...
  12. Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Whether it's true or not only Bernie and Goody would know... It's a nice way to deflect a question on who he might be tagging in the up coming game though.
  13. Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Sometimes people look for something to pin a win on... Last year it was Hardwick's great revelation. We will never know for sure but I think you could look at their win as being a big part luck, no injuries and another big part circumstances...Griffiths pulling the pin which meant they had no option but to play a small forward line and change their game plan. It's far to simple to put it down to Mrs Hardwick and Dimma's great revelation, or emotional IQ. ...and that's the problem with a lot of posts and why people (me) get upset with them. They look for the easy answer rather than think through the issue.
  14. Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Come on 'america', this is not what is being talked about by me for example when I talk experience. It's not just simple stats, it's where key players full within the games played and their age that matters. Our problem with experience is that all our potential match winners are still very young and haven't played a lot of AFL footy. Vince and Lewis are there to add a bit of experience to a young list but it could be argued they are past their use by dates and adding little if no value on the ground. They still could be adding quite significant value off the field. When these players move on the younger players will have more experience under the belt and be able to take the club forward. This is the best position I've seen the club in for a long, long time. Sit back and have a good look at the list demographic, have a look at who our key players are and have a look at how little experience they have. The only fear I have is of our list being picked apart by opposition clubs before it gets a chance to bloom.
  15. Is Goodwin the right guy....

    A few years back I couldn't turn my radio on quick enough to listen to Finey's Final Siren after an EFC or Carlton loss. It was hilarious listening to the supporters bagging Ratten, Knights or both depending on results. I swear I'm hearing the same words now from our supporter group nearly verbatim...no plan B, can't coach, lost the players, no heart, , accepting of defeat, raised the white flag, no leaders, couldn't motivate a .... and on and on. I used to think how dumb their supporter base was and couldn't believe the ill considered rubbish coming from their mouths. Well, they got their way and how did that work out for them? Be careful what you wish for.