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Ten Things I Learned From the B&F 2017

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7 hours ago, The Chazz said:

He played two games in a season where our midfield was often missing a number of our better players.

JT does NOT provide us with midfield depth.  Please understand that, it's for your own benefit.

He played those games at half back. Yet he was B&F at Casey mainly midfield.

Please understand that, it's for your own benefit.

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8 hours ago, Jara said:

I'm not saying they shouldn't say anything. It's all part of the ritual, I suppose. They can say whatever they want. The losers always do. All I'm saying is that I'm bloody sick of hearing it. I've given up listening. Personally, I'd rather they said nothing at all.  I'd rather they were so worn out from busting their guts trying to win a premiership that they were too exhausted to talk.

 Gosh you're tough.

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14 hours ago, The Chazz said:

Why would you?

I seriously think some posters on here just want us to be a middle-of-the-road team for ever.  Just have to look at the outcry over Watts for further proof of that.

For us to be a serious flag contender, we need players like Trengove and Watts off our list.

And so you know, I love both of those blokes, I honestly do.  But I would love a flag more.

Sorry l can't be on the same page there. Understand that trenners being chopped. Hwever give me a honest reason why JW .

Tigers one a flag with much lesser lights than Watts. Reason ??????

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1.  Clary - so raw and unpolished with the microphone, how it should be.  Interesting the reference to Billy Stretch's example again.  Watching his highlights - please kick the ball more than you handball next season;

2.  Vines - sensed an envy of Clary, comming from the ultra compeditive beast within Jack.  Probably shouldn't have come back so quick from that injury.  Stop talking about us being a young club full of kids - enough mature blokes around now that are and should act and play like men (yourself included), please stop this crap excuse now;

3.1  Jones - is his best footy past him?  Smooth talker.  Good mates don't stab each other in the back in public.  Please keep that son interested in footy;

3.2   Lewis - Definitely red and blue now, even though he thought we supporters wouldn't like him.  Thanks Todd.  Fox footy, please stop showing him in that yellow and brown [censored].  To be honest when we played the Dorks late last year, I thought he was washed up, so glad he proved me wrong.  Been exposed to the Trac.  Also having twin boys, need to get another 80 odd games onto this bloke too;

5.  Nev - Great human, now understand why he didn't feature in JLT.  Softly sopken, buy highly respected;

6.  Goody - Lost me a bit with the explorer analogy.  Need to employ your hall of fame speach writer for the club B&F next time:

7.  Trenners - love this bloke.  Didn't the other former Melbourne skipper win this award last yeat?  (Things might not be looking up for you Nathan!?).  Probably walked into the club a professional according to Gawny.  Spoke about playing with and for your mates - something I think almost gets lost in this era of ruthless proffesionalisim.  Dropped a few F bombs and I didn’t know anyone still drank Melbourne Bitter or is that an another analogy? (Please don't take that seriously, Jack was nothing but glowing and respectful of the MFC and completly dignified in his behavior);

8.  Wattsy - proverbial elephant in the room (but not in a negative way).  As mentioned by others, seems to be great mates and loved by his team mates.  MFC showing the AFC how not to be a petty bunch of sooky la la's.
 

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On 10/10/2017 at 8:10 PM, Jara said:

Some excellent points, but I'm so sick of hearing players, coaches etc banging on about the disappointment of missing finals. They can't be that disappointed, or they'd do something about it.

It's hard to do something about it as this stage I think, time travel is not yet available.

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On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 8:10 PM, Jara said:

Some excellent points, but I'm so sick of hearing players, coaches etc banging on about the disappointment of missing finals. They can't be that disappointed, or they'd do something about it.

I agree, but on the positive, at least we are now close enough to be disappointed.  In years gone by, we were so far off the mark, this kind of talk wouldn't have occured.  It would have been more like "we had a few (three or four) wins during the year and got to within a few points of winning a few others, which shows what this team is building towards, but we also had some were really disappointing performances (referring to 100+ point losses) and we know we have to get that out of our game"...no mention of finals.

But I agree that Jones in disapointent in particular sounded pretty scriped, robotic and insincere.  I'm sure that it was sincere, but it didn't really come across with a lot of passion, as I think Jones is probably pretty fatigued of telling that story.

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15 hours ago, nosoupforme said:

Sorry l can't be on the same page there. Understand that trenners being chopped. Hwever give me a honest reason why JW .

Tigers one a flag with much lesser lights than Watts. Reason ??????

Presumably because their lesser lights worked harder than Watts.

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16 hours ago, GM11 said:

He played those games at half back. Yet he was B&F at Casey mainly midfield.

Please understand that, it's for your own benefit.

So, for midfield depth, as soon as he got his opportunity in the seniors, he wasn't played in the position where you consider him depth?

And for Casey, he played as many minutes on the HBF as he did midfield.

Either you or the coaching staff have NFI.  I know what my money is on.

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6 hours ago, The Chazz said:

Presumably because their lesser lights worked harder than Watts.

That's fine, his a resilient guy is JW he will do fine where ever he goes and you know that, as a critic you are. And the other critic that have NFI. I rest my case and my breath on the lot of you. 

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On 11/10/2017 at 6:25 AM, Gorgoroth said:

More talk. Same every year. Absolutely sick of the chest puffing talk. Jones and coshould have been livid after putting them into the situation of winning the last game when they had many chances to ensure that they played finals this year. Once again they failed, once again they started talking and coming across like they are angry and up for the fight... then come game day they lose to the bottom teams... constantly.

It's the best and fairest, what did you expect him to say, "no comment'?

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On 11/10/2017 at 1:27 PM, Diamond_Jim said:

spot on G .... it was a horrible season ... hard to believe that with five games to go we were still on track for a possible top 4 spot.

Just unforgivable

After some of the seasons we've had over the last decade you want to call 2017 "horrible"? Disappointing, frustrating maybe, but horrible? It was the most excited I've been watching the footy since probably early 2005.

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