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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    The article in The Age suggests that Hogan has had mental health issues since what happened last year, and it certainly explains his dip in form after Queen's Birthday this season. Will miss him dearly, and feel like we were short changed (giving back pick 55 is a kick in the teeth), but its clear the club was hamstrung by a young man desperate to go home and decided that May was the man to bring in as a replacement tall.
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    It is a Football Department failure that we allowed a totally inexperienced coach (who had only been an assistant for about five years) to surround himself with the likes of Plapp, Rooke, and Chaplin. If we were absolutely determined to run with the succession plan, then we should have been in the ear of the likes of Leigh Tudor and Simon Lloyd - guys that have worked as assistants for a long time. I'm no fan of Pert, but thank goodness we didn't hire Mahoney as CEO.
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    I have never seen Goodwin show any kind of emotion. I don't like coaches that go off their rocker for fun, but it's needed once in a while. He didn't question the ridiculous umpiring against Port, and only decides to do it now when there should have been a please explain at McLachlan's door weeks ago. Goodwin reacts to things about three weeks after they need to be addressed. Those two weeks we played without Garlett and Spargo were hysterical.
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    No. He's an inarticulate, dull, uninspiring man who surrounds himself with inexperienced coaches and yes men like Craig Jennings. McCartney and J.Viney have both been removed from the box this year, shortly after disagreements with Goodwin.
  5. God some people are stupid. Kennedy-Harris played one good game, and that was in 2014. McDonald has been excellent for 90% of this season. Who would you play instead? Petty? Keilty? [censored] stupid.
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    Petracca in a rut?

    How many midfielders are game breakers within 100 games, let alone 50? Only one I can think of at Melbourne is Oliver. Cripps, Bontempelli, Kelly, Shiel stand out in recent years. Coniglio is rated by everyone these days, but took 80 games to really get going at all.
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    Petracca in a rut?

    Bloody hell, the guy is out of form. Not sure why he deserves so many people casting aspersions over his character. He obviously needs to improve, but there's plenty of time for that. Lets wait and see where we are in six, 12, 18 months time before we start piling [censored] into a 22 year old.
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Absolutely not. In the space of two days, he has kicked his lieutenant out the coaches box and directly contradicted our (usually quiet) CEO who demanded and promised a response and promised that we were past honourable losses. Goodwin doesn't fit.
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    Nathan Jones is the problem

    Christ. Nathan Jones is not the problem. Ridiculous. Having said that, I do think his days as leader are numbered. He lacks the ability to delegate and isn't the best communicator. He was a great captain when effort was the word of the day, but now that we need to be winning games I think a more natural leader like Viney, who can rally the troops on field, is needed. I'd imagine we'll only have one captain next season.
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    Be Patient with Lever

    We've got no choice but to be patient with him. Having said that, we can stop structuring our D50 around his fabled intercept marking until he sorts himself out. Would much rather have Hibberd in that role.
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    Bugg plays like he doesn't want the ball. Fumbly, nervy, inaccurate. If he doesn't turn that around, and at his age the odds are against him, then this will be his final year on our list. A side like Carlton may take him for a year to shield the younger bodies, but he's lost his mongrel since he knocked out Mills and allows himself to be pushed around. He's suffering a crisis of confidence and AFL level is not the place to sort it out.
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    I am staggered that Stretch has been dropped ahead of Jake Melksham.
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    Leadership Group 2017

    Jones will still be top dog, I can see Viney butting heads with Jones if we start losing games. Remember when Ebert whispered something to him last year and he starting slinging punches? I'm not suggesting JV will be anything less than a great teammate, but he's clearly got some growing up to do.
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    Leadership Group 2017

    Seriously? He's put in all the hard work in turning this club around, only to be told by the new coach that he'll be splitting his role with someone far less qualified - no ifs or buts. People like Viney because he's uncompromising, and I'm almost certain he wouldn't take too kindly to this if it was the other way around. Its such a [censored] stupid decision, it makes my head spin. What was the point of it? It just makes us look stupid to the rest of the league. Trial co-captains, twice, and finally get it right - before doing it all over again. Goodwin's made his bed by evidently imposing an executive decision, a captain's call, and will now have to put up or deal with whatever comes his way.
  15. Forgive him for trying to focus on football with a sick dad on the other side of the country. Is Hogan the one who decked a teammate on a night out a few months ago? You people are insufferable.