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    Mr Jones

    We could pull a North and announce his retirement after round 23 on the eve of finals. I reckon Jones has a few years left in him and as others stated will move to the half forward flank.
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    Demonland Player of the Year - Round 17

    6. Gawn 5. Brayshaw 4. Hogan 3. Oliver 2. Lewis 1. Petracca Been really impressed with Petracca's lift in intensity the past couple of games, Harmes contest work and reliability when he plays back and Fritch's competitiveness and cleanness. I reckon we are building nicely in run to the finals.
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    Run home to Finals - 2018

    We have the ideal run home with only one team out of the hunt for finals being GCS. The other 5 matches will be finals like intensity against the teams we will likely face in September so no point in playing finals if we cannot beat them, with the toughest matches v WCE and GWS to compete for top 4 position. I'll be at GMHBA next weekend to watch what promises to be a great contest.
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    Run home to Finals - 2018

    On current form you would back Brisbane v Cats and probably North.
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    Losing Jack Viney

    Bb it may appear that im drawing a long bow but hear me out. 1. Viney's toe didn't flare up until after Pert's appointment was announced. 2. He has brought Collingwoods injury woes here with him. 3. The fish rots from the head. 4. Stop the boats. 5. It's the vibe, its Marbo. I hope this clears things up.
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    Losing Jack Viney

    This has Gary Pert's grubby fingers all over it
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    Last chance for Kennedy-Harris?

    JKH looked pretty good today. I reckon he is a lock for next week, unless Viney returns.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 17

    Petracca has found his beast mode the past couple of weeks.
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    Jared Polec?

    Polec would be good. He has a bit of a rude head, a bit like Melksham, and you need a couple of these types running around to inject some heat and spite into the match.
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    Wayne Carey

    What if the AFL dissolves GCS and realigns Carlton as the reserves team for GWS.
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    Go and get Gaff!

    Id say that is less than what West Coast will offer him and about half what North Melbourne would offer. I think it will cost us $1 million a season on a 4 - 5 year deal.
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    Go and get Gaff!

    I think Gaff is exactly what we need. Will be interesting to see how this plays out and if Gaff nominates us what it would take so that West Coast do not match our offer. I'd imagine a club will not want to hold onto a player who wants to play somewhere else but they will expect decent pick via free agency compensation. Assuming they finish in the top 4 this would mean a pick directly after their first round pick, so a pick in the order of 16 - 19 or later if Tom Lynch heads home to Vic. I'm also assuming it will cost $1 million per season on a long term, e.g. 4 year deal, to lure Gaff which I would think West Coast could match. If you were West Coast would you let Gaff go for a late first round pick?
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    Go and get Gaff!

    I think Murphy resigned with Carlton a couple of weeks back.
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    Changes vs Western Bulldogs

    I think he was dropped from the VFL as well
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    Changes vs Western Bulldogs

    If he blocked the players path to the ball it would have been a free for blocking. It is only a sheppard if your teammate has the ball. Trac didn't have the ball.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 16

    Its tempting but then I'll enjoy the game less if we win. The alternative might be to not watch live and only watch replay if we win.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 16

    Its tempting to drop a $20 on Freo for the win to hedge bets in case we lose.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 16

    Its pretty simple. Were in the top 8 (just) have 4 points up for grabs and with a healthy percentage, and a tight race for top 4 and top 8 and some tight ganes coming up against sides that dont lose by big margins, need to boost our percentage where we can. Go Melbourne!
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    Goodwin Presser (4/7)

    He could have spent the 10 minutes blaming our loss on the umpires, their poor decisions and a conspiracy involving the upper echelons of the AFL and illumanati who dont want Melbourne to succeed becore finishing by reading a series of 'mean tweet' comments from Demonland.
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    Steele Escapes Penalty for Gut Punch

    I prefer that the umpires dont award frees for this sort of thing and for the MRO to deal with it after the game. I think what annoys us supporter's are the soft, technical free's that gift the opposition goals when they should let the play continue. The extra field umpire has made things worse by picking out even more obscure frees while adding an extra interpretation to the play.
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    Goodwin addressed this post match explaining our defensive running was poor. It is less about our players not having enough pace and more to do with us being slow to react when they win the ball or the ball break our press.
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    Jade Rawlings back from Casey?

    Neeld has some time in his diary.... Sorry, too soon and not funny after a loss.
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    Next game at the G lets do what the opposition least expects and make the press even higher. Build a beatiful wall along our 50m arc.
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    I thought we lost it due to poor skill execution in our forward half resulting in costly turnovers where we gotcut up on the rebound. I watched the Tyson and Oliver tackles on AFL.com just before half time and am a bit confused re comments that Oliver could be in trouble. I would have thought a free kick would have been sufficient for the tackle and 50m harsh. If it is dangerous then review it via the MRP. Can anyone fill me in on what the 50 was for?
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    Round 15 Non MFC Games

    Not sure if serious. I thought it was great that they celebrated a hard fought win.