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1 hour ago, Drunkn167 said:

Hope that made sense

What have I told you about using phrases like that on here Drunkin

Think Nev is there to steady the ship at the back and Tommy Mc to get used to being a target up forward

The rest more or less pick themselves

Hunt has had one or two slight hiccups so understand his omission

Not sure why JKH didn't get a run

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57 minutes ago, low flying Robbo said:

I would have thought Hunt would be perfect for this format?

I got the impression that Hunt was limited in training pre-Christmas due to some niggle which may have prevented him from being ready or not being rushed/risked for AFLX. 

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As much as I don't like the concept of AFLX, it'll be good to have a look at Spargo, Baker, Fritsch and Johnstone.

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20 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

I think I said it's on the WatchAFL app which is available to all foreign subscribers. As I understand it that is the "Global Pass"

The WatchAFL website is showing the AFLX as being part of the coverage:

https://www.watchafl.com.au/

Also, unless I'm mistaken, they're giving 2 weeks free.

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1 hour ago, Drunkn167 said:

So just FYI for everyone whose worried about whatever

The club focused on using players who will benefit with a low contested/high speed game but also those who need a lighter work load

With the shorter field and shorter game times, it's about 3 or 4 times less of a work load playing this game then doing a full preseason training session (hence the use of 3x 1st year players for example) since those selected will do this in place of 1 days full training

Hope that made sense

Makes total sense. Add the fact that it replaces a jlt game and you can see why i reckon tbe coaches would prefer to play aflx to jlt games and even intra clubs game. 

The aflx will replace the pre season games from next season. Take it to the bank

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Great chance to whet the appetite for something that kind of looks like football as well as see some of the kids that we may not get much of a show to see unless you attend Casey games. Ecstatic that we seem to be making this all about how do we use it to maximise real season preparation and not much else.

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1 minute ago, binman said:

Makes total sense. Add the fact that it replaces a jlt game and you can see why i reckon tbe coaches would prefer to play aflx to jlt games and even intra clubs game. 

The aflx will replace the pre season games from next season. Take it to the bank

I also reckon in time tbat the aflw might trial the format. Would help with the issue of the thin talent pool

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2 hours ago, Jaded said:

Heaven help us if any of these guys sustain a serious injury...

And so it starts ...

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3 hours ago, Grimes Times said:

http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-02-13/three-recruits-named-in-aflx-squad

 

Melbourne AFLX squad

  1. James Harmes
  2. Christian Petracca
  3. Charlie Spargo
  4. Angus Brayshaw
  5. Billy Stretch
  6. Jake Melksham
  7. Corey Maynard
  8. Tom McDonald
  9. Alex Neal-Bullen
  10. Bayley Fritsch
  11. Tomas Bugg
  12. Oskar Baker
  13. Dion Johnstone
  14. Neville Jetta
  15. Josh Wagner

I wouldn't have Petracca TMac or Jetta in there but otherwise it's about what I had expected/hoped

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1 minute ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

I wouldn't have Petracca TMac or Jetta in there but otherwise it's about what I had expected/hoped

I like the idea of getting Tom as much match practice as possible and the format will be good for a forward who needs to work on leading patterns.

My theory on Pertracca and Jetta is that they are 2 guys who aren't natural runners but are very competitive and so get more of a fitness benefit from playing a game. 

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6 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I’m having trouble containing my excitement. 

Great comment. Need that sarcasm button. 

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8 hours ago, dpositive said:

Great comment. Need that sarcasm button. 

Yeah, we really need a sarcasm button

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Looking at other teams lists, no club is taking this seriously as expected. The only benefit from this Mickey Mouse version of the game, is getting to see the no namers having a run.

I wonder if the afl tried requesting certain players from each club to try and boost viewing. 

It will be a mild failure, but we will have to endure the AFL and it’s media puppets telling us all what a massive success it was.

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The definition of Zooper:

“something super or amazing pretaining to the zoo
jose: that elephant t-rd is zooper, its the size of a car”.

Least the AFL got something right!

 

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11 hours ago, dpositive said:

Great comment. Need that sarcasm button. 

I always use the sarcasm font. 

Yes i know it's italic.

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1 hour ago, Jack son 5 said:

Looking at other teams lists, no club is taking this seriously as expected. The only benefit from this Mickey Mouse version of the game, is getting to see the no namers having a run.

I wonder if the afl tried requesting certain players from each club to try and boost viewing. 

It will be a mild failure, but we will have to endure the AFL and it’s media puppets telling us all what a massive success it was.

It will be an abject failure.

It reminds me of those fb outbrains where someone orders X dress and gets a sack of many colours resembling picture ( not )

Its a nonsense. FOOTY is Footy.

Going to a rectangular pitch it becomes the offspring of a drunken night between Basketball and Soccer !!!

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I cant see it lasting, but I'll give it a watch.

Anything is better than nothing at this stage.

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37 minutes ago, The Chazz said:

I will be watching the womens curling at the Olympics instead.

I love the way people dismiss this without having actually seen the game being played. 

Sure it's not the real thing, but who cares... it may still be an entertaining event and it will, if nothing else, give us a bit of a look at some of the skills that the likes of Baker, Spargo and Fritch are bringing to the club.

I'm no fan of rugby league or union, but the stripped down versions (7's) of their games are very watchable.

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Originally i didn't care, but the closer it gets the more excited i seem to be :)! Looking forward to it and especially seeing the young talent on the park for the first time (Spargo in particular).

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