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  1. 6 points
  2. 6 points
    JT will get the best available. I have no idea who that is but I know he does. The BP years feel like some kind of very dated horror movie now.
  3. 5 points
    The lack of realisation that Oscar McDonald is one of the first picked every week (yes, even with May and Lever) I find continually bemusing.
  4. 5 points
  5. 4 points
    If this Lyon bloke doesn't improve after half-time I reckon he'll be lucky to get another game.
  6. 4 points
    Shocking that the commentators keep describing the game rather than big-noting themselves while talking about almost anything else as they do these days.
  7. 4 points
    I won’t have to do that. I got told this year if Melbourne win the premiership i’m not welcome in the office for at least a week because I will be unbearable.
  8. 4 points
    Leave the jumpers alone. Our home jumper is easily the best in the league. Our royal blue clash is the best alternate jumper we have ever had and i cant think of a better idea. At least its red and blue. No white rubbish like in previous years. Our two jumpers should never change again from now on imo.
  9. 4 points
    Why always so defensive in this way? Maybe he doesn't have the opportunity to ask? A non-condescending way to reply would be to say that you chatted to Jennings and got the impression that clubs want to investigate every new 'approach' as professional sport changes daily...
  10. 3 points
    No he is a gun. And if it's one player id love from St Kilda it's him. Since his debut he's improved each year and gotten better. Kicked 35 goals this year for a club that doesn't score heavily. He will play more midfield next year.
  11. 3 points
    I genuinely love this bloke. From nowhere, he’s virtually my favourite Demon. Such a good pick up. I can’t believe how good this trade period was - simply par excellence. Competence is such an attractive trait - thanks Josh, Todd, and JT.
  12. 3 points
    WTF are you on about The MFC home jumper looks awesome Why do we have to change everything every year??? GO AWAY....
  13. 2 points
    Local journalist Paul Amy reporting that the Casey Demons have made their first signing for 2019 - Wodonga Raiders midfielder Tom McCaffrey, originally from Manly Warringah Giants. He has played for Sydney Uni in the NEAFL and has also topped up for the Sydney Swans reserves.
  14. 2 points
    Get a small feeling that Pruess could play a forward role next season, like Cox? If Gawn could kick straight he would be a fantastic forward/ruck.
  15. 2 points
    After the success of last summer's travels, Grapeviney's European Football Odyssey is on again! I'm stepping it up about five levels this time around, thanks to a contact in London who can score tickets to just about any sporting contest you care to name. Stop 1: North London derby @ Emirates. Got a seat in the Spurs section! Stop 2: Spurs v Saints @ Wembley. Should be a win. Stop 3: Barca v Spurs Champions League @ Camp Nou. In all likelihood a dead rubber, but it's Champions League, at the Camp Nou! Stop 4: Real Madrid v one of the crap teams @ the Bernabeu. The gloss is well and truly starting to come off Madrid, but have always wanted to visit the Bernabeu. So 4 games in 14 days - god bless midweek football. Not expecting much, result wise, but am jumping out of my skin at the thought of the derby v Arsehat in particular, and still not quite sure how i scored a ticket to a sellout game, let alone in the away section seat in what would be a very small allocation of tickets for Tottenham fans (I think this guy gets seasons tickets from members who can't attend). Wo0o0o-h0o0o0o0 !!
  16. 2 points
    Those who believe Frost may struggle for a game need to think again... I would play him on a Wing!!
  17. 2 points
    Bemoan the fact that we'll start out following pre-season later than 16 other clubs.
  18. 2 points
    I’ll take a bath and drink some of the water while I dream about the next 4 flags in a row....
  19. 2 points
  20. 2 points
    That was a good NYE for me Summerdaze at the Bowl once the sun came up... Back when the tabs were sociable!!!
  21. 2 points
    Irrationally pessimistic outlook based on last year's haul - Spargo, Fritsch and Petty are all very exciting prospects and Baker could go either way. I have expectations of some Taylor magic again.
  22. 2 points
  23. 2 points
    Yep, we were also meant to win the flag in 2007 as well. That turned out well.
  24. 2 points
  25. 2 points
    RB you have to stop consuming whatever it is that you are on at present. It will destroy your mind.
  26. 2 points
    And of course there's always the Kyneton Cup tomorrow as a prelude to the Oaks on Thursday ... DK Weir has 4 horses running around in the event including the top 3 in the betting line. Kyneton Cup 2000m $125k Wed 4.40pm
  27. 2 points
    I forgot about Michael Reynolds. Came from Tassie and booted 6 goals at FF in a game in his first season. Faded out of the picture after 1986.
  28. 2 points
    Stood through many a late foggy winter afternoon at Junction Oval etc - last quarter both sides caked in mud and everyone wearing dark shorts. Never any problem distinguishing our boys from the not dissimilar attired “Maroons”. Current jumper is spot on and should never be changed. If we gotta concede to City Hall for away strip, Swoop Northey’s colour TV outfit will suffice. Always think of Robbie when Jones has it.
  29. 2 points
    I like the Red Back but I don't want it to replace the Navy Blue. I'd be happy to keep the Red Back for those situations where it avoids a clash that isn't significant enough to warrant the Royal Blue.
  30. 2 points
    From all reports Goodwin is not just a dedicated student of Aussie footy but of world sports. He's also been developing a game-plan which, while still admittedly unproven, is on the leading edge of Australian football and could potentially deliver a dynasty in a league of small margins if it clicks with increasing player maturity. I previously posted my suspicion that he has already taken on board some ideas from both European soccer and rugby league. Far from junkets, I think these research trips are invaluable, and demonstrate the single-minded dedication of our coaching panel as led by Goody.
  31. 2 points
    Heard him speak on Preliminary Final day and he said he was aiming for Round 1 but he also mentioned that that if he not ready he's not ready but should be ready to go early in the season.
  32. 2 points
    According to Jake who I spoke to at season's end, wants to be up and ruuning for Rd 1 selection, has a complete program mapped out to try and acheive this, assume he will need every box ticked as this is 2nd knee
  33. 2 points
    I would take him in a heartbeat if we could get pick 66 into the deal as well.
  34. 2 points
    Hardly a junket. Unlike our political masters I think the coaching group deserve these trips even if they gain nothing but some valuable time off. However, I'm sure they do gain some good insight. It can't hurt to have a look at what others are doing, discuss, learn where appropriate and ensure we are up with or even ahead of the latest trends.
  35. 1 point
    I cant read this article because paywall, but the headline alone is another positive reinforcement of our recruiting team, and how we are staying ahead of the competition. "Alarming shortage of ready-made big men" Im sure plenty of other clubs were into Preuss. We got him to sign, even though we already have Max, which makes it harder for Preuss to get first-ruck time. MFC were not the most active club during the trade period, but NOBODY will slap the "scattergun" label on us this time. Need = Targets = Trades completed. Big tick MFC. Fug im pumped for the next few years. How bout the rest of youse? (My best Jeff Fenech)
  36. 1 point
    'Another Coldie' wins the cup! DK Weir again ... keep these Country Cups coming I say! One of his runners (Pleasuring) was scratched from the Kyneton Cup today but I see it is entered for Race 2 at Flemington on Saturday
  37. 1 point
    No, but up until 2018 I was often a bored member. It is widely known that the conversation about the "benefits of losing" took place. Anyway, back to Colin Sylvia...
  38. 1 point
    Pat McKenna / Viojo-Rainbow David Cuningham / Luke Partington Alex Witherdon / Patrick Lipinski The previous three 23 & 28 pairs of draft picks up until last year. I wholeheartedly agree that it's difficult to get excited about the expected draft options in our range. And I'm not sure if its the Rankine factor, but this year's draft highlight packages seem especially dull after the stand-out crop of eight or so at the top. At least last year I could get excited about the potential of Liam Ryan in the 25-35 range. With Bedford likely to be brought in with our next pick, there's not even the realistic speculative smokey to ignite some anticipation. All that's left for me is the live-trading potential to upgrade and what that might bring. I think we sold out of every 20-30 pick possibility under Taylor to date for a reason. I hold him in high regard, but I'm not sure if spending those picks in the draft will equal our best return on the balance of worth and expense. My hope is that they upgraded to those picks for a very specific reason, which based on history is very likely. Otherwise I'm emotionally empty as to this draft season - although not so as to our trade period.
  39. 1 point
    I think we've finally actually got the colour mixture right for our home jumper, the navy blue is so dark it's nearing black but still clearly blue and the red is a proper blood red to contrast with it. Keep the redback for the away/alternate strip.
  40. 1 point
    Out. Some things are tradition and while I like the red back it’s time to say a big ‘F off’ to the people who keep suggesting change in the game for no reason.
  41. 1 point
    For once, I'm entirely happy with the jumpers. Keep the red back when we play the Doggies but beyond that, I'm a big fan of the disco blue for our other away fixtures when we clash.
  42. 1 point
    I think he needs to simplify it myself. Clarry = Flag
  43. 1 point
    I looked at the pics and wondered why the jumpers looked so good. I pine for the days before marketing, advertising and entertainment.
  44. 1 point
    If hogan didn’t get traded this year he would have went home the following year. What you said is a [censored] statement.
  45. 1 point
    Draft for talent, trade for need. Best available for our first two picks.
  46. 1 point
    An AFL recruiter told me mid year this isn't a deep draft without much talent after pick 40. I think teams are manipulating the salary cap better, using rookie spots and conducting almost a secondary trade period now with delisted players. It's pretty much a trash and treasure swap meet with delisted players. I think rebuilding sides will get most of their picks done by pick 45 and then the teams in contention who have traded in players like the Hawks will roll the dice with late picks. Our strategy seems to be to get 3 good picks and fill the last 3 list spots by the best available means be that drafting one or two more kids, drafting a state league type, picking up a delisted player or having an extra rookie.
  47. 1 point
    So who can we rule out being available at 23? Excluding academy players because their teams picks to match come after 23 I'd say the following names appear too consistently to fall to 23 outside of a dramatic fall: The top names (7): Walsh, Lukosius, Rankine, Rozee, B Smith, M. King, B King The consistent mid first rounders (4): Caldwell, Hately, Clarke, Collier-Dawkins After that the next best grouping, some of which might be available at 23 (9): Duursma, Stocker, Butters, O'Halloran, Sturt, Taylor, Jones, Hill, McLennan Every year there's 1 or 2 bolters in to the top 20 who aren't talked about by the common media/draft experts as well as a couple who the group think has as top 20 who are actually 35+. Keen draft watchers, are there any of the top 11 I've named who are any chance to fall to 23? And what about the next group or any others, who's likely to be gone before we pick?
  48. 1 point
    I can't wait for full training to start and see which groups specific players are training with. It gives a good indication although I recognise that things can change quickly in season e,g, Salem mid to back; and Fritsch fwd to mid to back last year and Melksham back to fwd in 2017. Anyway hers's a stab at it starting with whom I consider to be the locks (you're free to disagree): Backs: May, Lever, Jetta, Hibberd, Salem, OMac, Lewis, Frost, Petty, Wagner Mids: Gawn, Preuss, Viney, Oliver, Brayshaw, Harmes, Jones, Stretch, JKH, Maynard, Baker Forwards: TMac, Weed, Melksham, Petracca, ANB, Spargo, Hannan, T.Smith, Garlett Of particular interest: KK: back or mid - I'm tipping wing role as a mid. VDB: probably mid? Hunt: has been a back but I think there could be a role change - possibly forward Fritsch: the most versatile - forward, mid or back? He played back at the end of this year for coverage and I have FD intel that this is the preferred role for him J.Smith: was a back but I've posted elsewhere that I like the idea of him forward, has the height to spoil intercept markers and the pace and tackling to lock the ball in. The FD tried him there at the end of this year twice. Keilty: plays back at Casey but they use him as a swingman and goes fwd to create an effective target, With our plethora of tall backs and shortage of tall fwd depth I'd like to see Dec training with the forwards.
  49. 1 point
    I know the selection committee seem to rate Oscar over Frost but I think those two fighting for the second KP defender is going to be interesting to view. Frost definitely adds something with his pace, and his disposal improved a lot last year as well so I can see him getting quite a few games in 2019. Preuss will be very interesting to watch how they use, lots of commentators were shocked that he chose to come to Melbourne when he’s going to be behind Max. Personally I think the club has a very clear idea about how they will use him next year and I won’t be surprised to see us play two rucks with either one of them spending time forward. Max is happy and that makes me happy!
  50. 1 point
    For those worries about Preuss's fitness, it was reported on the MFC website that he is at a training camp in Utah at the moment. Looks like he is getting on with business
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