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Tilbrook and Lever

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36 minutes ago, america de cali said:

I thought “Diamond” Joe Gutnick was the messiah

Sorry, not. It was foretold.

23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is the messiah, or there; believe it not.

24 For there shall arise false messiahs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very members.

25 Behold, I have told you before.

26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the Long Room; go not forth: behold, he is sitting in the cheer squad; believe it not.

27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the blow-in presidents of the MFC be.

(Matthew 24)

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49 minutes ago, Doodle Dee said:

On pilgrimage to the local Kali temple to do puja for a Demon premiership?

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I can't believe puja isn't censored here.

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The identicalness of these recruitingments is alarmIngful.

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If Lever is getting $750k it’s probably $200k over the odds.

But that’s what you have to do unless you have a huge geographic advantage like Geelong with a Dangerfield going back to Moggs Creek or Ablett heading home, Gibbs going back to Adelaide.

The Melbourne based teams are always facing multiple teams to pick up a player, even with a come home factor, interstate clubs likely only one, Geelong have a few points of difference that really give them a significant benefit for recruitment.

Lever makes our team better, it’s a worthwhile deal. TMac into forward line will be exciting to watch. Adelaide we’re very dirty to lose him. Anyway time will tell on Lever.

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So the Adelaide B&F is the criterion for recruiting and paying a player?

Gawn, Hogan and Brayshaw finished 22nd, 23rd and 26th respectiverly in ours. Yes, they were injured a lot, but if the B&F finish was the yardstick, we'd be getting in the pick 80s for the three of them.

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On 2/12/2018 at 12:54 PM, Colin B. Flaubert said:

Maybe that's what the missing 18 and a half minutes on the tapes concerned? 

There was a reason why Hunter S. Thompson was as scathing as he was in that obituary he wrote, you know.

Given the way he played, would it be too much to ask whether Scott Thompson's nickname was "Hunter"?

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On 12/02/2018 at 12:23 PM, Sir Why You Little said:

It was Jim actually

It was John actually. Diamond Jim was his nickname.

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Lever will probably make the decisive difference between winning and losing a couple of games this season. He'll be a strong contributor in many more.

That's how valuable he can be, as the best young player in the game at a role that is perhaps the most critical single position in our game plan.

He's an absolutely core part of putting us in genuine premiership contention.

 

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On 2/12/2018 at 4:42 PM, DeeSpencer said:

I have my concerns that we paid too much at the trade table...............

Because we have such a long history of attracting AA quality players to the Dees........

You do know that the market is the market. And if you don't meet the market you don't get your player?

Please list the large number of quality players wanting to come to the Dees and how much we would have to pay for them. And when they will be available. Just for comparison purposes you know...

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On 2/12/2018 at 4:42 PM, DeeSpencer said:

Top 10 
1. Matt Crouch 315
2. Rory Sloane 253
3. Rory Laird 226
4. Sam Jacobs 224
5. Richard Douglas 219
6. Taylor Walker 211
7. Tom Lynch 203
8. Brad Crouch 194
9. Brodie Smith 194
10. Eddie Betts 187

10 handy players who beat him. 

I have my concerns that we paid too much at the trade table and that we'll also have to temper expectations because he played in a very good team with a lot of support - a excellent CHB in Talia, a decent other tall in Hartigan and 2 excellent flankers to move the ball in Laird and Smith helped him play his role.

He also plays a fairly risky game backing himself to zone off and be the interceptor. 

All of that said when he's having a good game he's an exceptional interceptor and can control a game. Plus is young enough to keep improving and the right kind of leader.

 

On 2/12/2018 at 12:22 PM, Farmer said:

Reading that young Jake ( to whom we are paying a fortune) managed to finish 11th in the Adelaide   B and F,  prompted dark thoughts.

is it possible that both Jake and big Johnny Tilbrook have the same player agents? I recall that we bet the Members' Stand on  Tilbrook, to very little effect.

Missed 5.5 games with a hammies last year. It was for this reason he was not top 10 or even top 5 (look how close the points spread is from 3+)

http://www.aflplayerratings.com.au/Ratings/Player/120340/Jake-LEVER

This article explains a lot too about what attracted Melbourne

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-06-22/why-are-clubs-so-keen-to-lure-jake-lever

 

 

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Top article by Ben Guthrie! Names Lever as a Key Defender. But he wasn't! Must have been hard to research it properly

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On 14/02/2018 at 3:49 PM, Little Goffy said:

Lever will probably make the decisive difference between winning and losing a couple of games this season. He'll be a strong contributor in many more.

That's how valuable he can be, as the best young player in the game at a role that is perhaps the most critical single position in our game plan.

He's an absolutely core part of putting us in genuine premiership contention.

 

He better, cos we've leaked Howe and Frawley in recent times.

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