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1 hour ago, rpfc said:

C'mon, mate, consider yourself Warned.

Ball of the century.

Bit like football - Gatting thought it was going one way when in reality it went the other way. Importantly you have to make your opposition think its going the way you dont want it to go. 

Sport can be so much like life at times. 

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31 minutes ago, DaveyDee said:

Ball of the century.

Bit like football - Gatting thought it was going one way when in reality it went the other way.

Yeah- Nah.  Gatting was a very good player of spin. He played for a normal leg spinner and thrust his pad outside the line of leg stump to nullify the spin as the ball pitched outside leg, he just wasn't prepared for the amount of spin and was beaten all ends up.

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35 minutes ago, grazman said:

Yeah- Nah.  Gatting was a very good player of spin. He played for a normal leg spinner and thrust his pad outside the line of leg stump to nullify the spin as the ball pitched outside leg, he just wasn't prepared for the amount of spin and was beaten all ends up.

His reaction when he turned back and shrugged his shoulders is the most British reaction I have ever seen for a dismissal.

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9 minutes ago, rpfc said:

His reaction when he turned back and shrugged his shoulders is the most British reaction I have ever seen for a dismissal.

Agreed.  What made that delivery so special was the impact that it had.  Day two of the first test and Australia hadn't batted that well on Day 1 to be all out for under 300.  England appeared to be batting alright, but when Warne bowled Gatting everyone including the Poms knew that we had a weapon that was going to win us the Ashes. 

The previous Ashes tour of England Trevor Hohns had bowled well, but was really just doing what most spinners do in providing a cut out to the fast bowlers.  Warne changed that with one delivery and signalled the resurgence of leg spin and a challenge to the quicks as a legitimate strike weapon capable of ripping the heart out of any middle order batting lineup.

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2 hours ago, Travis16 said:

Watts and 35 for Stringer?

We are trying to remove Watts for behavioural reasons, and you want to bring in Stringer? 

Errrr no.

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25 minutes ago, Jaded said:

We are trying to remove Watts for behavioural reasons, and you want to bring in Stringer? 

Errrr no.

We know that Stringer goes hard though.

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37 minutes ago, Jaded said:

We are trying to remove Watts for behavioural reasons, and you want to bring in Stringer? 

Errrr no.

You obviously want the club to bring in just ready made players who are upstanding citizens, and have no faith in the club to bring out a person's best.  I'm not a fan of stringer the person, but someone somewhere will almost certainly get a great return on what will probably be a mid level investment. I'd like to think our club could do that, we don't have a track record in this regard and it would be a great leap forward for MFC if we added that string to our bow.

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Given McCartney coached Jake, and most likely knows the full story and potential of this deal and player, if we make a play it will be late and successful. 

Stringer, when on, is a mercurial match winner. A more mature, team oriented and defensive version of Jake, would add further sting to our forward half.

 

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23 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

We know that Stringer goes hard though.

Actually he doesn't, unless you mean off the field.

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12 minutes ago, PaulRB said:

Given McCartney coached Jake, and most likely knows the full story and potential of this deal and player, if we make a play it will be late and successful. 

Stringer, when on, is a mercurial match winner. A more mature, team oriented and defensive version of Jake, would add further sting to our forward half.

 

He won't be with us.

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29 minutes ago, Redleg said:

He won't be with us.

Exactly.

Even if we had any interest in him, which we clearly don't, the Dogs want a first round pick for him.  We just traded the ones we had.  It simply won't happen.

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1 hour ago, PaulRB said:

Given McCartney coached Jake, and most likely knows the full story and potential of this deal and player, if we make a play it will be late and successful. 

Stringer, when on, is a mercurial match winner. A more mature, team oriented and defensive version of Jake, would add further sting to our forward half.

 

There is no doubt Stringer is a mercurial talent, but its clear he prefers at this stage to want to be elsewhere. Cant see how he gets to the Bombers his 2nd preference - think the Bombers shafted him to get Smith. Think they (Bombers) told him one thing then proceeded to do another. Does he go back to option 1 on lesser dollars or have they also moved on. 

Could be a very interesting last week.  

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On 10/12/2017 at 3:34 PM, Travis16 said:

I'm not a fan of stringer the person, but someone somewhere will almost certainly get a great return on what will probably be a mid level investment. I'd like to think our club could do that, we don't have a track record in this regard and it would be a great leap forward for MFC if we added that string to our bow.

Managing a player with significant behavioral issues a leap forward for the MFC? Shirley, you can't be serious.

Perhaps we can see if Nick Kyrgios wants to join the board.

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1 hour ago, Wiseblood said:

Exactly.

Even if we had any interest in him, which we clearly don't, the Dogs want a first round pick for him.  We just traded the ones we had.  It simply won't happen.

The WB bridge is burnt. Essendon are trading their picks bc bullies are slow and greedy. WB may have to accept whatever they are given. Bombers in box seat for a bargain at pick 24 or similar. But maybe we can do something about that...

Having said that,) I don't want him in red and blue in 2018

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2 hours ago, PaulRB said:

Given McCartney coached Jake

Probably all the information that's needed here. Through McCartney we would know everything you would need to know - and more. If we make a move, it'll be with eyes wide open.

(Would surprise me though).

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15 minutes ago, binman said:

Managing a player with significant behavioral issues a leap forward for the MFC? Shirley, you can't be serious.

Perhaps we can see if Nick Kyrgios wants to join the board.

Yes very serious.  Don't you get that this club hasn't got the most out of what we have had talent wise for many years.  Development isn't just skills development, it's people and personality management.  Other clubs have done it way better than us.

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Highly doubt Stringer will come to Dees, would be a handy add though

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4 hours ago, DaveyDee said:

There is no doubt Stringer is a mercurial talent, but its clear he prefers at this stage to want to be elsewhere. Cant see how he gets to the Bombers his 2nd preference - think the Bombers shafted him to get Smith. Think they (Bombers) told him one thing then proceeded to do another. Does he go back to option 1 on lesser dollars or have they also moved on. 

Could be a very interesting last week.  

Who is Stringer's 1st preference?

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Can't Essendon trade next year's 1st rounder for him? Or I am missing something? Is it just Dodoro being Dodoro?

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Mahoney, as would be his lot , would have been on the blower to Stringer's management well before TWSNBN blew up their no11 ticket, greedy little blighters.

Stringer is untapped talent. Imagine him and Petracca running around the HF flanks.........

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3 minutes ago, willmoy said:

TWSNBN

What does this stand for? And agree, wake up call for Jake and I'd back him in

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