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Everything posted by rjay

  1. I'm happy for them to count kicks and handballs too 'old dee', they can also give us the average age of the list etc. Anything past that is all crystal balls to me...
  2. AFLX is coming (the X makes it sound cool)

    So 'binman', if the FD had their way do you really think AFLX would be part of the mix? I think the problem here is it takes players away from best practice preparation for the season ahead.
  3. Gawn on SEN 16/11

    Yep, and no AFL clubs do a bootcamp...
  4. Gawn on SEN 16/11

    Agree... All good/great clubs have their line in the sand moments (usually a few, not just one). Hopefully this is one of ours and it builds stronger relationships.
  5. I think they are overrated...but then again I don't trust the champion data stats on things like this.
  6. The Ox and Marko sacked by SEN

    Have a bland response...no real personality with young Jack but he is one of Hutchies boys. I found Finey very entertaining and next to Bartlett the best thing on SEN, but each to there own. Fine's gone and I reckon Bartlett is in the waiting room & on his way out. Turf has probably saved him for the time being.
  7. The Ox and Marko sacked by SEN

    Now Mark Fine has gone... I thought he was the only decent footy analyst they had and Finey's final siren was a classic. Plus Sam McLure is in for the 6 to 7 slot. It's getting very vanilla...
  8. AFLX is coming (the X makes it sound cool)

    It's probably time they did what was right for the club...
  9. Nuggets' Music Video's

    This one has had over 1.5 Billion YouTube views... I remember when music was for listening, for a song this makes better viewing than listening and I think you can see why it had so many views.
  10. The mirror with the smoke was a reflection on our perception here from what was coming out of the club at the time. The story was that we needed a 3 year program (this is what 'Willmoy' was referring to) to build the team to AFL standard fitness levels and whilst I don't doubt that was correct, it was never going to happen and it was never going to be the great hope we held out for. The list wasn't anywhere near good enough and neither was the coach or FD and the turnover meant there could be no consistency in getting the training loads right across the board. With some stability, Misson has been able to do his job. Bringing in some quality players at different stages in the development cycle who have been in good systems also helps. It spreads the load.
  11. Kind of what I was saying really...so not incorrect at all. Players are at different stages in their development. ...and the beauty with Clarry is how much better he can get with a few years under the belt.
  12. This goes back to Neeld's time 'willmoy'...I think it was smoke & mirrors, they just weren't good enough. That team could prepare for 10 years and not make a dent on the competition. With the spread of talent through different age groups we have now, you would expect AFL level physical capability to increase with time in the system, so at different rates.
  13. 2018's 'breakout' player

    I'm thinking it could be Dom Tyson... Not fashionable with some, in particular 'joeboy' but coming up to the 100 game mark this season. He had a good first year with us but has been a bit inconsistent following on from that. This is a real make or break year for Dom, he either steps up or falls back in the pack. Injury free...
  14. 2018's 'breakout' player

    Maynard...pre Gilligan I hope our Maynard has a better work ethic...
  15. 2018's 'breakout' player

    I think Oliver is already there 'Macca'...opposition coaches already know it but it will take the hangers on in the media and AA committee this season to figure it out.
  16. The Hawks won't be a threat this year 'Macca' and the Cats have a year left at it at best. Trading and free agency are very important but the draft underpins it all. You build your foundation with the draft and fill needs with the other. A well managed club won't bottom out like we did, that was a total debacle but they will have their turn at the bottom as all clubs will. They will need to rebuild through the draft. Lets come back in 2019/20 and see where these clubs sit.
  17. The 2 strong sides of the last 10 years, Geelong & Hawthorn have been helped by the expansion. They've been artificially held up and it allowed them to become "destination clubs" which gave them an extra kick. However... The Cats are on their last legs & will have to go to a rebuild once the Ablett experiment is over & that maybe a lot sooner than they think. The Hawks have papered over some cracks but have a lot riding on O'Meara...they don't have the talent to sustain another premiership shot without going back to the draft & rebuilding.
  18. List Updates by Goodwin

    Hodge has a great body of work behind him that tells the pointee he knows what he is talking about and he's about team. We've had our share of pointers who used it to take the easy way out. Our pointee's were lambs to the slaughter...
  19. 2018's 'breakout' player

    If you're talking Brayshaw 'Andrew', then he's hardly done any midfield time at AFL level to get the possessions. He's been used a lot on flanks, forward mainly and back. Certainly gets plenty of midfield ball at VFL level and I would expect this to translate as he gets more midfield minutes at AFL lever, the kid can play.
  20. The Ox and Marko sacked by SEN

    No surprise with Hutchy as the new boss...
  21. They lose Rance and it all goes to Dust...
  22. Where's Harrison Petty?

  23. My thought is that Danger would cut him to pieces. Frosty is an athlete first and foremost and wouldn't have the footy smarts to go with Danger. The best way to beat Danger as a forward is to stop supply and force him back into the midfield. The Swans failed badly at this in the finals and left Rampe exposed.
  24. They're nothing alike 'Deemania'... Mann was a brilliant player, elusive and could kick well off both feet. Kent is a one dimensional, purely one sided unreliable left footer.