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    2017 Re-Drafted

    The only similarity to Harvey is his size...Harvey was explosive, Spargo isn't. The jury is still out for me with Spargo, he's only a first year player. I get that. ...but does he have enough tricks? At his size, he needs them. My big concern at the moment is he is getting brushed aside way too easily, he really needs to work on his strength. That at least can be worked on. He has the footy IQ, so that's a big plus. Will he go on or will he be another JKH? Time will tell.
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    Changes v Port

    Don't see a changes thread yet and we've got a couple of weeks to dissect... Garlett for Spargo...the kids been good but we need some magic from Jeff and a bit more forward pressure. Weid for Pedders...Great VFL player Pedders and would have been a handy mark kick player in the 60's and 70's but he unbalances our forward structure and offers nothing in the ruck these days. I would bring Petty in and Goodwin may have to drop a mate in Bernie to make way...we need to develop another tall defender and the time is now. Like Pedders I think Frost can stay back at Casey, very much a VFL level player. Leg speed was a problem today but a big part of the problem was getting drawn to the honey...in the other recent games we have kept our composure and as follows our structure around the ball. Today was little league standard around the ball. What has that to do with selection...well, just wanted to get it out there. Also, although Hunt offers some leg speed his form hasn't been great so brining him in for that might be a mistake.
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    Changes v Port

    Makes the midfield battle crucial then 'what'...'Andrew' was easier...
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    Changes v Port

    Frost is not good one on one...he hasn't got the smarts to use his strength. He gets his positioning all a... up. ...and I think Dixon is a bit of a sheep in wolves clothing.
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    Go and get Gaff!

    ...the bye round, nearly as bad as preseason. It will be good to be back playing footy again on Friday.
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    Delisting, Trade and FA discussion 2018

    I wouldn't be targeting Wallis 'Moon'... I think Tyson is a much better player/prospect and he's struggling to get a game. We need a bit of run & carry/class. Looking for someone to emerge like Yeo has at WC...this is the type of player we need. Who has the skillset but hasn't put it all together yet? Someone to really work with Oliver... The dogs have a kid Webb or Williams maybe another, can't remember who but looked to have the raw talent. I'm sure we like all clubs are on the lookout, that's why Langdon's name is popping up.
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    Go and get Gaff!

    Yep, I get people expressing their opinions but I think they're not looking at the bigger picture. ...you can't judge him by a game like Friday night which was a glorified game of rugby in many respects. Nor can you go on the outside player reputation he's often tagged with as this year he's shown he can get his own ball. With the changes coming into the game next year, and they will come the game will open out a lot more and it will be imperative to have runners like Gaff. It's probably our biggest weakness. An open forward line is going to be great for us with Tommy Mac, Hogan and Weid, Oliver will be unstoppable around the ball but we still need class runners bringing the ball in.
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    New CEO - Gary Pert

    No, it's a key factor in growth but there's a lot more to it than that. Get the wins but place yourself to take advantage of them, that's the way we will grow. North are a great example of a team who weren't able to translate on-field success to support and memberships.
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    New CEO - Gary Pert

    During PJ's time the President and board have pretty much remained in the background. This year they have had to tick off on 3 big calls...selling off poker machine money, selecting a new CEO and developing a new home base. I'm sure many share my trepidation as previous boards/presidents don't imbue me with confidence but with these decisions best of 3 won't win. All 3 must be winners.
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    Round 13 Non - MFC Games

    Pretty sure Hocking's super committee are looking seriously into it 'daisy'.
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    New CEO - Gary Pert

    Dill's AFL is a little bit flakey for me, I don't put a lot of store in their acumen. For all his short comings AD did have a clue...
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    New CEO - Gary Pert

    There was rumours of a rift between Jackson & Bartlett a year or so back. I just hope Bartlett's ego is not getting the better of him here. Melbourne Presidents don't have a good record of appointments.
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    Round 13 Non - MFC Games

    What is it with the umpires. They've been instructed to just ball the ball up now and not take time telling players they're moving out backwards (has anyone ever seen an ump throw the ball up or bounce it and run forward). ...yet, they are law unto themselves and despite instructions still seem to what to tell players they're moving out the back. This type of thing has been going on for years now with any rule interpretation. They enforce it one week and by week 3 it's back where it was in the first place. No wonder the game is going backwards...
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    New CEO - Gary Pert

    Funnily enough he was the first one to come to my mind...didn't mention him at the time though. Thought he was done with footy. I wonder if the Roos connection played any part? a pity the podcast was before the announcement.
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    Marc Murphy at the Dees.

    ...but of course he will be a champion when he signs with us 'Sat'.
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    New CEO - Gary Pert

    I'm hoping this will be a good appointment as I'm sure we all are. For those worried about negative inside mail from Collingwood people, we got the same negative stuff about PJ from the EFC people on his announcement. If Pert is as big a disaster as PJ has been I will be a happy man.
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    Changes v Port

    I hope not 'rp'...It's not only churlish but just plain wrong. I've just been watching a replay of the game and Tyson was clearly BOG and I didn't notice him waxing with Bugg. Just looked up the club site and the article was written by Ben Gibson, obviously the work experience kid...
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    Changes v Port

    There's no way Frost is a safe play...it would be a backwards step to me.
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    Changes v Port

    Oliver is 20 and by far our best mid, but of course he's not without his faults. I think he's drawing opponents pretty well when they have him in a tackle and he's giving off over the top.
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    Eddie Betts.....So what did happen??

    I'm just happy the club cancelled our proposed camp...no good can come of these things.
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    Changes v Port

    He's smarter around the ball than Viney and Jones. Collingwood, apart from Treloar don't exactly have an overly quick midfield. They used their numbers around the ball where we used ours at the ball.
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    Changes v Port

    Yep, and he has a great record against Port. ...but we must use him on the inside in place of either Viney or Jones and not leave him out on a wing.
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    Changes v Port

    Yep, it's why I think Goodwin's biggest rookie coach mistake was to make Jack captain too early. I love a lot of what he brings but to me he needed to mature as a player without the pressure of being a captain. I still stand by that but that horse has bolted. The FD are going to have to rein him in a bit.
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    Changes v Port

    There's a reason the trust isn't there 'Skuit' and I've mentioned it before. Jack doesn't give the ball off, he tries to do too much. Jones can be similar. Our best, most cohesive starting midfield 3 at the moment are Oliver, Trac & Brayshaw. Jack can only move into that grouping when he learns to be a team player. We're not the team of old that needs to rely on one mans effort to pull us out of the s...
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    Changes v Port

    Oliver is a smart footballer and by far our best extractor. I've noticed too many times this season (and have mentioned before) that others get in his way when he has the run of the ball. Viney just adds to this problem as he has tunnel vision around the footy. I like 'Pennants' idea of giving Trac a bit of on ball time, he's smart around the ball and more likely to clear some space. C/Wood worked as a unit around the footy, we worked as individuals. If you look at their on ball brigade it's only Treloar that has any pace, the rest are slow (Pendles) to average.
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