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  1. WesternDee

    Playing with no ACL??

    You mean - like Melbourne supporters?
  2. WesternDee

    Playing with no ACL??

    Is this for real? http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-12/peter-wallace-played-for-two-years-without-an-acl/9861170 CC Jake Lever
  3. WesternDee

    Peter Jackson's Replacement?

    I think Mahoney is the ideal candidate. He has a very good reputation and has served us very well as FOM. If he's not given his chance at Melbourne he would be lost to us in very short time unfortunately.
  4. WesternDee

    What is the Weid's role

    This kid showed he had all the moves even in his first game. unfortunately his body has taken some time to catch up to his ability. But as his size and his experience grows he will be a very very good player for us. If he has inherited even a little bit of the mongrel that his grandfather had he will be a star!
  5. WesternDee

    Farewell Jack Trengove

    I realise that 10 years service qualifies for life membership and that Trenners falls short in that respect. However perhaps a exception is made for former captain's of the club. I certainly hope so as he was a loyal servant and seemingly a champion bloke.
  6. WesternDee

    GAMEDAY - Round 20

    Go Blues!
  7. WesternDee

    Demonland Player of the Year - Round 1

    6. Oliver 5. Gawn 4. Lewis 3. Jones 2. Vince 1. Petracca
  8. Well Dieter you certainly got me on the Brian Wilson one. Brian always had a fairly good opinion of himself and I really don't know what I was thinking when I didn't put Hassa in his spot. However I'll stick to my team as the best I've seen IMO. Another honourable mention should be made to Greg Parke who was a great player for us and certainly was under-rated (IMO).
  9. This is a really great topic. I was very fortunate in growing up on the tail end of our club's greatest era. We had some marvellous players and our 1964 premiership side contained many of my heroes that were vastly under-rated such as Wise, Bourke, Crompton, Kenneally, Roet, Jacobs, Massey, Townsend, Emselle, Vagg, Mann and Lord, Outside our club, not many of these would be recognised. Brian "Doc" Roet even played as an amateur. The wilderness years 1965-1986 strangely enough, produced some of the clubs best players and certainly rank in my best team. B: Laurie Fowler Bernie Massey Barry Bourke HB: Brett Lovett Gary Hardeman Don WilliamsC: Stan Alves Greg Wells Robert FlowerHF: Brian Wilson David Schwartz Garry LyonF: Allen Jakovich David Neitz Jeff FarmerR: Jim Stynes Peter Moore Ron BarassiIN: Ross Dillon Hassa Mann Nathan Jones Gerard Healy
  10. I hope so. His father wasn't a star as a young player but went on to forge a great career.
  11. WesternDee

    Fox Footy now

    In 60 years of being a supporter/member I can't remember a better three weeks than those we had in 1987. The win at Footscray followed by the two finals against North and Sydney were unforgettable. As for Steven Stretch - he certainly had great skills and was the classic outside player that we could do with right now. However, in the Craig Bradley mould I think he may have slept with the light on.
  12. WesternDee

    Has Jesse bought a house in Perth..?

    We know that money alone will not keep Hogan at the club for the long term. Both WA clubs will pay him the earth if he continues to develop the way we think he will. We'll keep him if we are successful on-field and that he forms close bonds and relationships in Melbourne. If we can extend his contract now it will be fantastic for our club. If we don't then we will have the jitters for the next two years.
  13. WesternDee

    Draft dreams thread

    Ah yes. I remember young Robert Wagner aka "Prince Valiant" from my childhood. I think if you google images of the original movie c1954 you'll see the hairstyle is spot on. Maybe young Darcy Parish is a fan.
  14. WesternDee

    Were we too hasty in delisting Fitzy?

    The way we have negotiated these fantastic deals today I'm surprised Hawthorn didn't give us their first rounder and Rioli as a sweetener for Fitzy!