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2 hours ago, Big Kev said:

Big call Redleg (even though you didn't think it was) -

1997 - Pick 66 - Nathan Brown - 146 Games, 36 Goals, 23 Brownlow votes

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On 24/10/2017 at 9:33 PM, willmoy said:

All the Melb Clubs were standing around for the first four days of the draft waiting for the biggest transfer of the year to fall over, and it didn't, even with the inordinate amount of pressure put on by the rabble. Cool heads prevailed same as last year........

Forget the write ups about who won, they all picked up replacement crumbs. We built onto our side.....

Agree 'Willmoy', for all the talk and the write ups on the likes of Port & EFC we were the only club to make a serious structural change for the better to our team in the trade period.

The others were just taking a punt and/or shuffling the deck chairs.

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Hey Team - @Satyriconhome and probably @Drunkn167 any word on whats happened to Balic. Not on the injury list last 2 weeks and also not named. Hope the boy is alright - I’m assuming mental health related? 

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33 minutes ago, Dee-licious said:

Hey Team - @Satyriconhome and probably @Drunkn167 any word on whats happened to Balic. Not on the injury list last 2 weeks and also not named. Hope the boy is alright - I’m assuming mental health related? 

I heard he was a mate of the Yarran that passed away so maybe still in PERTH? Unsure if true though

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1 hour ago, SFebey said:

I heard he was a mate of the Yarran that passed away so maybe still in PERTH? Unsure if true though

Thanks mate. Poor guy. Honestly hope he’s alright. Watching his interviews before and after going to Freo - you just don’t want to see anyone go through that, especially someone so young. 

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2 hours ago, SFebey said:

I heard he was a mate of the Yarran that passed away so maybe still in PERTH? Unsure if true though

He was at the VFL game, but maybe the funeral is this week, Club probably looking aftet him

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11 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

He was at the VFL game, but maybe the funeral is this week, Club probably looking aftet him

Didn't someone say he had hamstring tightness?

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5 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

Didn't someone say he had hamstring tightness?

Not sure, he doesn't get a name check in injury report

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Mystery of the week. Haven’t read anything but MFC may be protecting his privacy. Would love to see Balic develop and fulfill potential. 

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Mystery of the week. Haven’t read anything but MFC may be protecting his privacy. Would love to see Balic develop and fulfill potential. 

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So we're at the half way mark of the year now, what's everyone's thoughts on Balic? Personally I would have thought he would have snagged a couple of games by now, but he also seems to be developing quite well down at Casey.

He's on a 1 year deal so will be interesting to see how the rest of the year plans out for him.

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If we had been struggling a little, or had more injuries, then I think he would have been in line for some game time.  As it stands we've been in good form and had minimal injuries, so he's probably a little unlucky to miss out to this point.

I'd like to see him get a run in the coming weeks as, from all reports, he really has something to offer up forward with his pace, skills and footy nous.

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6 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

So we're at the half way mark of the year now, what's everyone's thoughts on Balic? Personally I would have thought he would have snagged a couple of games by now, but he also seems to be developing quite well down at Casey.

He's on a 1 year deal so will be interesting to see how the rest of the year plans out for him.

Can only go by what I have seen on him at Casey and I can’t see that he will get a game this year unless we have some injuries up forward ( knocks on wood). He seems smart around goals and gets into good positions.

Maybe the one year contract is based more on development like you said and easing into our system rather than the club expecting him to play several games in the AFL. It’s only an opinion and certainly wouldn’t be disappointed if he gets a game soon. Hope it works out for him.

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Seems to be going along nicely at Casey and may be worth having a look at him at senior level soon.  There may be some questions asked about Spargo, Vince and Hannan at the next match committee meeting, maybe a call up soon rather than later??

Ive only seen Balic play once, and it was against us last year at the G.  He didn’t seem troubled by the step up then, in fact he played very, very well.

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Not exactly banging the door down at Casey. You would have to think that there are others ahead of him, such as Bugg, Tyson, JKH. What role would he play? Replacement for either of Hannan or Fritsch? No thanks. Would like to see him stay on the list though as his upside is youth

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11 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Can only go by what I have seen on him at Casey and I can’t see that he will get a game this year unless we have some injuries up forward ( knocks on wood). He seems smart around goals and gets into good positions.

Maybe the one year contract is based more on development like you said and easing into our system rather than the club expecting him to play several games in the AFL. It’s only an opinion and certainly wouldn’t be disappointed if he gets a game soon. Hope it works out for him.

This was my thought exactly,  as he has missed a fair chunk of football in the past 2 years due to injuries and off field issues. Think this year was a development year for him just to try and play as much football as he can.

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