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Bernie contracted for another year. Just reported on SEN

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3 minutes ago, RedLegs23 said:

Bernie contracted for another year. Just reported on SEN

http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2017-09-21/vince-signs-on-for-2018-season

Was hoping he wouldn't get another contract, but not surprised.

Was a very good player when we needed it, but struggles and has lost a lot of penetration in his kicking now.

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Don't have a problem with this. He won't play too much through the midfield, unless we require a tagger, I would like to see him playing forward rather than back as he is decent shot on goal. 

He would be aware there is a good chance of playing for Casey, ie no guarantees of seniors!.

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If it means we are still in the development stage where we need leaders around the club I can understand that.
If it means we are in a winning phase where we can carry an older guy in the 2's who can come in a do a job I get that.

If they thing he's actually still in the best 22 we are in trouble.

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Well done Bernie! could surprise a few next year.  He has been an inconsistent player all through his career - probably 3 outstanding seasons, a few good, a few average.

I reckon he has another good one left, sit him on the wing/HHF

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11 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

If it means we are still in the development stage where we need leaders around the club I can understand that.
If it means we are in a winning phase where we can carry an older guy in the 2's who can come in a do a job I get that.

If they thing he's actually still in the best 22 we are in trouble.

i could be wrong he wasn't dropped and was best 22 all year, so what's gonna change over summer? recruit a few guns in?

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Bernie is far more useful than a 5th round drafting pick. At this point he is best 22, if he gets pushed out by youth next season then that's not a bad thing.

Good sensible signing.

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Onya Bernie. Congratulations. Just ...ahhh... No kick-ins ok mate ;) Cheers :)

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1 hour ago, DubDee said:

i could be wrong he wasn't dropped and was best 22 all year, so what's gonna change over summer? recruit a few guns in?

We are rumoured to be interested in one of the best half backs in the comp. Young fella, name rhymes with Snake Beaver.

Otherwise he's not going to get any faster or more reliable by foot and we've got Hibberd, Hunt and Jetta to play down back, hopefully we keep Brayshaw at half back, it's a great spot for him, I really hope we keep Salem and I'd like to see Joel Smith play more senior games if he's fit and healthy.

Not sure he can play wing or half forward. If he's a first choice option in the team other than for select tagging jobs I'm not convinced we'll have made progress.

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Bernie mentioned earlier in the year that he intended to play for as long as he could, even if that meant mentoring young players in the twos in his last year. I like the attitude - no denial, just acceptance that father time will eventually catch up.

On this year's trajectory, that ought to be 2018, but anything could happen and I'm happy to have him about for another year. It would be nice if he could bring up the 100 MFC games - only 17 to go!

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Bernie is very comfortably best 22! As for kick-ins, don't the detractors watch other AFL teams... all the kick-in specialists stuff up once in a while. Bernie has a few bloopers but offsets this by being a genuine hard nut who can unsettle the star performers in other teams. He probably needs to be relieved of the high-pressure defensive stuff occasionally. Bernie has a lot to offer as a forward (in small doses). Being a competitive beast, he thrives on a challenge. Haters, keep telling him he is washed-up and we'll get another decent three years out of him!

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Happy with this. Bernie is a good footballer and when he signs for another year and becomes depth in 2019 we will know we've arrived

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I think he really struggled in the second half of the year and his body and mind have lost a lot of the speed they once had.  Needs to realise he's not carrying the team anymore and not let the frustration get to him- we don't benefit from him flopping at slight contact or throwing elbows behind the play.

 

He's got plenty of credits in the nacnk though, so no surprises in his extension.  I wish him luck!

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Good stuff Bernie. I recall a while back on 360 he said he would be happy to play at Casey as required should he be re-signed. 

An excellent club-man albeit rascal!

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42 minutes ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Happy with this. Bernie is a good footballer and when he signs for another year and becomes depth in 2019 we will know we've arrived

I hope we improve so much in 2018 that he is depth next year PSD

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Should have offered the bloke an assistant coach or mentoring role if they still wanted him around the club. 

Hes cooked....Crossy offered more than he does when he got the tap on the shoulder.

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Into his 30's and he needs to get himself super-fit to excel.  He'll probably know that though through self-awareness or he'd be getting people into his ear.

There is just no way of cruising ... also, we need a smattering of old-heads (who can play) to balance out the 22.

I wish him well.

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1 hour ago, DeeSpencer said:

We are rumoured to be interested in one of the best half backs in the comp. Young fella, name rhymes with Snake Beaver.

 

Jake Lever is no Bernie replacement. Lever will partner O Mac or Frosty as the talls down back

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Pardon the Pun, im guessing its going to be a big weekend at Bernies!

 

 

 

 

 

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I like this for the club as a whole, but I hope he doesn't come to regret sticking around for one last year like some have in the past.  He's starting to slow down and struggles to impact games.  He's going to find himself on the fringes unless he has a hell of a pre-season. 

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Love Bernie, his great larrikin and clubman like attitude.  I'd like to think that there is still some loyalty left in football and I think this is a good sign of that.  In my veiw, he is one of a few players at the club that have earnt the right to finish on their terms.

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