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Just now, faultydet said:

It's certainly becoming easier to change clubs, or be given the arz, but why bring it up in every thread?

It's a statement of intent at a minimum, and I think we ought to be damn pleased about it.

Should we dredge up some of the doomsday posts regarding a player walkout following the pushing of Watts? Nah, lets not.

We will never know how much he is paid I just hope it is not too high.

The reason is he is not durable. 74 games in 7 years is not good value for money.

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Just now, old dee said:

We will never know how much he is paid I just hope it is not too high.

The reason is he is not durable. 74 games in 7 years is not good value for money.

Is a 208cm ruckman supposed to play every game from year dot?

How about a grace period for a bit of professional development, considering he was returning from an ACL?

A firing Max would be an awesome weapon on Grand Final day.

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4 minutes ago, maximum bob said:

Gawn recently has been cruising on his own reputation. Hasn't put in hard enough and gets a nice pay packet for years to come. Needs a rocket up his derriere. Recover the hunger and take it on. Jury out here.

The guy was all Australian last year and was badly affected by a hamstring injury this year (not a knee, so more unfortunate than injury prone).  How the hell he could have been considered to be "cruising on his own reputation" is way beyond me.

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6 minutes ago, maximum bob said:

Gawn recently has been cruising on his own reputation. Hasn't put in hard enough and gets a nice pay packet for years to come. Needs a rocket up his derriere. Recover the hunger and take it on. Jury out here.

Yeah... and the fact that he tore him hamstring off the bone three matches after being named All Australian.

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4 minutes ago, hardtack said:

The guy was all Australian last year and was badly affected by a hamstring injury this year (not a knee, so more unfortunate than injury prone).  How the hell he could have been considered to be "cruising on his own reputation" is way beyond me.

Brownlow and Coaches votes in round one too... lazy b@st@rd.

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31 minutes ago, old dee said:

He has had one good season now two years ago.

over rated IMO

I agree with what you're saying. Gawn was pathetic last season. Pathetic. He got beaten most weeks by guys that are arguably not even starting ruck men. I wouldn't mind getting him out of the media until he finds form.  

At the same time, his best is too good not to pay him big bucks for and pray that he pulls his finger out and stays injury free. 

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But I thought there was going to be a mass exodus of players now after the heart and soul of the MFC was brutally shafted?

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2 minutes ago, Dr.D said:

I agree with what you're saying. Gawn was pathetic last season. Pathetic. He got beaten most weeks by guys that are arguably not even starting ruck men. I wouldn't mind getting him out of the media until he finds form.  

At the same time, his best is too good not to pay him big bucks for and pray that he pulls his finger out and stays injury free. 

Some exaggerating going on here... he did find time to towel-up Paddy Ryder in his All Australian year.

While he was nowhere near his best after the injury, he was nowhere near as bad as you’re suggesting.

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5 minutes ago, Dr.D said:

I agree with what you're saying. Gawn was pathetic last season. Pathetic. He got beaten most weeks by guys that are arguably not even starting ruck men. I wouldn't mind getting him out of the media until he finds form.  

At the same time, his best is too good not to pay him big bucks for and pray that he pulls his finger out and stays injury free. 

I don't disagree with any of that Dr. It is the praying bit that worries me. Pray and the MFC have not produce much for over half a century.

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13 minutes ago, hardtack said:

The guy was all Australian last year and was badly affected by a hamstring injury this year (not a knee, so more unfortunate than injury prone).  How the hell he could have been considered to be "cruising on his own reputation" is way beyond me.

74games in 7 years is not the sign of durable player. He seldom has 1-2 week injuries. They tend to be long term. He has had one injury free year in 7 that was 2016 and he was a good player. It may well be a good idea to start him in round 5. That way there is a reasonable chance he will make round 23. 

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8 minutes ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

Some exaggerating going on here... he did find time to towel-up Paddy Ryder in his All Australian year.

While he was nowhere near his best after the injury, he was nowhere near as bad as you’re suggesting.

Totally with you on this.

Max was good in his first game back against West Coast and was just about the only bloke trying to get us back into the game against GWS in Canberra.

Wouldn't label him pathetic, as the good Dr suggests.

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Supporters carry on when average players are traded.

Supporters carry on when a 2016 AA player is recontracted.

FMD

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9 minutes ago, old dee said:

74games in 7 years is not the sign of durable player. He seldom has 1-2 week injuries. They tend to be long term. He has had one injury free year in 7 that was 2016 and he was a good player. It may well be a good idea to start him in round 5. That way there is a reasonable chance he will make round 23. 

The majority of the matches he’s missed in that time though are because he was playing at Casey.  Jamar kept him out of the team for the better part of six years.  When Gawn did get a run during that time, it was playing mainly as a deep forward.

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Great news to have big Maxy signed up for a few more years! As long as he can keep working hard and stay fit, he makes a massive difference to our side. While we missed him around stoppages, more importantly we missed his marking power around the ground. 

It's good the club is able to get these key players signing extensions early and not worrying about them walking like in previous years. We're on the up!

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Fabulous outcome for very obvious reasons which Max referred to in his press release. Any detractors on this thread would be better suited to scouring the JFK files to find who it was on the grassy knoll... fair dinkum!

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Well done MFC , I love this big Larrikin with the sharp wit and AA skills. I can't wait until 2018 rolls around, just need to get TMac's signature on a long term deal. Go Max, Go Dee's.........!!!!!!!!

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1 hour ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

Some exaggerating going on here... he did find time to towel-up Paddy Ryder in his All Australian year.

While he was nowhere near his best after the injury, he was nowhere near as bad as you’re suggesting.

And he was destroyed by Grundy in the last match, who showed him up

Grundy's game showed what a mobile and aggressive ruck man, who can mark around the ground and kick a long goal can do. 

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1 hour ago, old dee said:

74games in 7 years is not the sign of durable player. He seldom has 1-2 week injuries. They tend to be long term. He has had one injury free year in 7 that was 2016 and he was a good player. It may well be a good idea to start him in round 5. That way there is a reasonable chance he will make round 23. 

If you could insure players against injury, Max would be uninsurable.

He has dodgy knees.

That's why we desperately need another decent ruckman not a pinch hitter.  

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Just now, hemingway said:

If you could insure players against injury, Max would be uninsurable.

He has dodgy knees.

That's why we desperately need another decent ruckman not a pinch hitter.  

The we should definitely not be offering Hogan another contract.

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19 minutes ago, hemingway said:

And he was destroyed by Grundy in the last match, who showed him up

Grundy's game showed what a mobile and aggressive ruck man, who can mark around the ground and kick a long goal can do. 

Gawn had 35 hitouts to Grundy’s 12......... the midfield make ruckman look good or bad. And on that occasion, the midfield were woeful, and made poor Maxy look ineffective. 

Also Grundy played a lot forward that game, the defense should take some blame. 

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Great news!

Smashed Avos all round!!!

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4 hours ago, faultydet said:

Is a 208cm ruckman supposed to play every game from year dot?

How about a grace period for a bit of professional development, considering he was returning from an ACL?

A firing Max would be an awesome weapon on Grand Final day.

Unless we start him in May he won't get there.

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1 minute ago, old dee said:

Unless we start him in May he won't get there.

Stop carrying on Old Dee. You will give yourself an ulcer.

 

Max played round 1, AND round 23 this year. Finals are not played mid season. 

What's your argument now?

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Just now, faultydet said:

Stop carrying on Old Dee. You will give yourself an ulcer.

 

Max played round 1, AND round 23 this year. Finals are not played mid season. 

What's your argument now?

He seldom plays more than a dozen games a season. If you want him on the field in late September he won't make it if he starts playing in March. IMO his body will no last 26 games in the one season

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6 minutes ago, old dee said:

He seldom plays more than a dozen games a season. If you want him on the field in late September he won't make it if he starts playing in March. IMO his body will no last 26 games in the one season

But he did it just this year. Here are his stats

                                               K H D M HO T FF FA G B SC Rat W/L
2017 R1 St Kilda            9 4 13 4 49 4 1 1 0 1 1 111 Win
2017 R23 Collingwood  5 3 8 3 35 1 0 0 0 1 1 70

Loss

 

 

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