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Diamond_Jim

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    GAMEDAY - Round 22

    For the third week in a row Asia misses out on watching the Dees. Instead we have the big ones.
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    Round 22 Non MFC Games

    ☝️☝️☝️ Wow .... that is almost poetry.......... Can see it in my mind
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    Round 22 Non MFC Games

    a lot happier than our mate Goodwin... but I get what you are saying
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    Round 22 Non MFC Games

    Yes Virginia .... there may well be Saints in Heaven..... the next 20 minutes may tell
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    Round 22 Non MFC Games

    Repeat after me..... We are not allowed to have good things !!
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    Round 22 Non MFC Games

    Scores level .... nah it can't happen.... can it ???
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    Box Hill Hawks v Casey Demons - Round 20

    yep... the scenes of them holding down the commentary tent were classic as was their commentary under what were very difficult conditions. I increasingly find myself turning the channel7 AFL commentary down
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    Box Hill Hawks v Casey Demons - Round 20

    wonderful win by Winx... in a good field and a strong wind
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    Box Hill Hawks v Casey Demons - Round 20

    Bit warmer where I'm watching from. Imagine if the game was at Casey. The Box Hill area is not that windy except the ground is exposed on the Middleborough road side. I am starting to favour 16 a side at VFL level for a year or so. May open it up and improve the talent base. The games have become very scrappy in recent years. Jeffy almost unseen so far.
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    Dees who may be gone in 2019

    This is why the ruck position is dying.
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    Dees who may be gone in 2019

    This 6-6-6 business which I freely admit I have no idea about could suit Garlett.
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    Round 22 Non MFC Games

    The Melksham "non block"springs to mind as something that should have been questioned but as usual nothing. A bit like hanging Oliver out to dry last year when the umpires continuously called him for throwing the ball. In so many areas we are irrelevant. Where for example is our view on the priority picks. As the team most recently denied such a pick our public stance is very relevant...but nothing.
  13. From Today's Age....... The topic heading contains my thoughts "But, assuming the club doesn't have a dramatic turnaround and it doesn't win more than four games this year, the Blues should also apply to the AFL for special assistance in the form of a priority draft pick. The AFL, based on the slightly vague criteria established for priority picks, should give Carlton an extra selection inside the top 20 in the national draft, with one important caveat." https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/why-the-blues-need-an-afl-hand-out-20180525-p4zhh6.html
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    Hell NO... blues and the priority draft pick

    no...it makes them a lot easier to hand out and we are the losers. No way would they give round 1 picks but top of round 2... just watch this space
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    Hell NO... blues and the priority draft pick

    Looks like we are all being softened up for the priority pick that is not a priority pick. Given the MFC has no round 1 pick this is extremely important to us
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    Round 22 Non MFC Games

    now that is a juxtaposition of themes... do they serve rum on board 😎 I have just been reliving some of my train trips across India.... definitely no rum ! Richmond 24..bombers 15... Tiges on top ... Bombers getting some favourable umpire interpretations
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    Match Preview and Team Selection - Round 22

    spin it as you like... five changes = instability in anyone's books
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    Match Preview and Team Selection - Round 22

    you may be right. It's just that after the disappointments of 2016 and 2017 so much more was expected of this season. To not beat a side etc etc...you know what I mean
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    Dees who may be gone in 2019

    Contracted until the end of 2019. Hard decision..trade (would we get much) or retain. I think he will want to go somewhere that he gets game time and the game plan suits him. Our relatively crowded forward line does not suit him in my view.
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    Dees who may be gone in 2019

    So do we now say goodbye to Messrs Bugg and Kennedy Harris. Garlett traded perhaps as well. (What a difference a season makes).
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    Match Preview and Team Selection - Round 22

    do you disagree that changing out one quarter of the team with two games to go shows that we are not travelling well. Fact is this season ended last week if not a few weeks before.
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    Match Preview and Team Selection - Round 22

    5 changes...signs of almost desperation ...two for improvement and one forced but it does not augur well. What a disappointment this season has been
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    Go and get Gaff!

    Bombers have a first round pick ... we don't. Whether it will be enough to tempt GWS is the question? Here's a good article about Carlton trading for Shiels and why. https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-2018-can-carlton-and-gws-do-a-deal-for-midfielder-dylan-shiel-and-should-they/news-story/2fb2e6e538fc8f41edcbd4ab5b3e0287
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    Go and get Gaff!

    He becomes a Restricted free Agent at the and of 2019. Why would he not wait until then and maximise the bidding war. It's GWS who would benefit from trading at the end of 2018. We need a separate thread on free agency as the pros and cons not to mention the permutations are starting to do my head in. I assume that although clubs are precluded from talking to players there is no restriction on clubs talking to managers. Out of interest when is the player allowed to commit in principle or otherwise.
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