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    Losing Jack Viney

    Irony is that Mr. Hyperbole wouldn't have let Viney return so quickly after plantar fascia surgery in 2017. You reap what you sew. I don't feel sorry for the club or Viney with this foot saga. Totally preventable.
  2. "I see three of them out there" (Rocky (IV)) "Hit the one in the middle" (Paulie)
  3. I agree. Frost does turn it over. But I am comforted by the fact the Frost can get back to the goal line to pressure a certain goal. He will improve with continuity and faith. More important than that is Frost is essential to our team that presses, yet needs to get back to goal when the opposition cut through.
  4. Amount of times Lewis goes for the kick of the ground when the ball is even off the ground, is quite alarming. If Melbourne are after another cooked player to bolster our 'experience' on field, we should also go for Harry Taylor. At least we would show some consistency.
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    Outside mids

    Gaff is vanilla squared. He and Shuey are front-runners. Surprised we didn't go for Saad last year. We have paid 800k for Lever. That makes TMac worth 900k in my book, which would be a bargain. Do we have the luxury to keep purchasing, or do we try to keep our talent that will get offers in the next few years. Lets go for outside speed in the super-draft. Hang on, we have hand-delivered Adelaide our picks in the super-draft. Sometimes, when you pee in the bed, you have to lay in it.
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    Outside mids

    Gaff is vanilla squared. He and Shuey are front-runners. Surprised we didn't go for Saad last year. We have paid 800k for Lever. That makes TMac worth 900k in my book, which would be a bargain. Do we have the luxury to keep purchasing, or do we try to keep our talent that will get offers in the next few years. Lets go for outside speed in the super-draft. Hang on, we have hand-delivered Adelaide our picks in the super-draft. Sometimes, when you pee in the bed, you have to lay in it.
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    Outside mids

    If the club was hell-bent on paying superannuation 18 months ago, invest in a Boomer Harvey, who would have taken a 2 year deal, instead of treacle Lewis on a 3 year deal. Would have added to us, and might have been the difference in 2017 and 2018.
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    Outside mids

    Thank god there is another who thinks Gaff and to a greater extent Shuey, are the most overrated front-running players in the comp.
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    Worst selection of 2018

    The knock on Melbourne circa 2016 and onwards was pure and simple, a lack of outside speed. Only a few posters here have been concerned with it over the journey. This was one critical reason that I cautioned against the Lewis trade: he was always going to make a slow team, even slower. With Frost and Hunt (pre-injury) playing for Casey, and then you have Lewis, Vince (up to Port game), Tyson and co playing ones, it baffles me. St.Kilda exposed our lack of defensive spread to the whole footy world yesterday. Expect all teams below us to take us on with play-on, switching, and rebound footy from defensive 50. Goodwin thinks its a lack of effort? Maybe guys like Harmes and Hogan don't run back to defend hard enough, but we don't have the capacity to defensively spread. We need speed behind the ball, not leadership.
  10. Agree. At the end of the day, Lewis won’t have been the difference between us making finals and not. Listen to Roos last night, and he can’t believe we leave speed in the seconds (Garlett and Hunt (pre-injury)). Lewis wasn’t our worst. “Give it to me Harmes” and “Body language Hogan” could take claim to that last night. But the Lewis experiment has failed, delayed development, and slowed an already one-paced side. All for ‘leadership’. This recruitment personified the veil of negativity and lack of trust in our own leaders and their capacity to write their own history. Opposition coaches now are instructing players to take Lewis and Vince on, and disregard their perceived pressure. You can carry one; not two.
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    New CEO - Gary Pert

    Paul Roos is a decent judge of character Andy has known him since their U19 days. History was no doubt ratified by Roos. As for Malthouse, the last bit of advice he gave the MFC was about Neeld ticking all the boxes.
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Probably a bit slow to lock down on De Goey; and I thought Smith on Cox was the only option. I think we have to give credit to Collingwood's handball speed and handball metres-gained. We were just so slow to defend their lightning offensive handball. Best in the comp, and evident before their Adelaide triumph, which in retrospect was better than our butchering of a relatively undermanned squad. Collingwood defended the G like Richmond. Never gave us easy outlet or overlap. Still confident though, as Goodwin surely, first and foremost is a midfield coach; and I doubt Collingwood will walk out of the centre again the next time we play them. We had a lot of players that didn't fire a cracker too. On the other hand, they should have kicked 7-8 in the first with a few posters.
  13. Quote of the year. Our biggest weakness is foot speed entering our D50 from a quick play. The club either has the balls now to get games into Frost and Hunt, or go down in flames in finals with Lewis and Vince plodding.
  14. I think us MFC supporters (especially our FD) overrate Lever and underrate Frost. Brian Taylor elevated Stringer to AA-status, and I reckon, did the same with Lever. Good opportunity for Frost now. He needs to ignore the groans of the simpletons when he gets caught HTB, and continue to grow and take risks.
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    Jake Lever injury - Confirmed ACL

    Lets keep Petracca on ice until the last day of September then?
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Where did I cast doubt on Goodwin?
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Bomber Thompson???? I can't see how you can morph Goody wanting the good-stuff, and his coaching ability. I'm sorry, but this is a get-out. You surely saw enough to make an educated decision, and you didn't. Problem with you and most is that you look at the W's and the L's to base your decisions on whether a coach can coach. You probably thought Alan Joyce was the ants-pants in 88. From day 1, Goody has been innovative (recent example....wingless demons versus hawks in 1st quarter). At pressers, he just says the right things in the right manner. Roos-like, he is cool in the box. I am not saying he is the best coach in the comp....yet. His next challenge is how he handles the inflated expectation and hysteria. Leigh Matthews has said "it is never as good as it seems nor bad as it seems". Goody bashers went early. Just take it. No iffs and butts.
  18. Luff mentioned last week that Melksham is at about 50%; Dusty 54%; whereas comp average is 30ish for memory. Melbourne seem to go to him in a one-on-one, when he isn't even at a clear advantage; which means his 1-on-1 prowess has been long understood internally. I wanted Melksham dropped after the Richmond loss for the record.
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    Northey: These Demons Can Go All The Way

    Slightly off-topic but slightly irrelevant, 1987 obviously ended for Melbourne with Bucky and Stynes within a 5m radius of the ball. What is creepy, is that 1988 ended the same way as well.
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    Gus 12 months on ....

    Sam Mitchellesque with both feet. Tilt has surprised me. Another one-paced mid, but Roos was adamant OTC that he was a bonefide A-grader, when he couldn't get into the team.
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    NRL smashing AFL in TV ratings

    I'd be more worried about Table Tennis than NRL, NBL or Cricket. Rugby League FCS.
  22. Gus is more tilted, like Rod Carter.
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