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  2. 8 points
    I’m concerned Petracca is going to come back out of shape from this mini break.
  3. 6 points
    They had a very early morning training session before they left QLD, Wednesday off and country visits today, then training on Saturday, probably do indoor work tomorrow and then maybe another outdoor on Monday
  4. 5 points
    Dangerfield was like a kid doing Fantasy Football for the first time and picking all the players from his own team.
  5. 5 points
    Am I the only one who thinks thinks abomination/aberration....is some sort of total [censored] ? Just asking
  6. 4 points
    Paul Amy on Twitter “Fair chance Melbourne Category B rookie Austin Bradtke will play some Under 18 football this year. Suggestions around that he’s been given permission from the AFL to turn out for Dandenong Stingrays.” Probably a good idea since it’s 4 or 5 years since he’s played a game of AFL.
  7. 4 points
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    B: Jetta O. MacDonald Hore The best lockdown small defender in the leaghue, plus Oscar, who's traditionally played FB on the opposition's best tall. He should be better again after another preseason. Hore is a very good reader of the play and intercept mark. He takes Lever's role. HB: Hunt May Hibberd Having recently read an article on Salem and the measures he's going to to improve and have more midfield minutes means I'll slot him onto a wing and put a rejuvenated Hunt back to half-back. This line is as quick as it gets in the league. May is super fast for Dees supporters who may not be aware. C Salem Viney Brayshaw The silky Salem may just go to another level in 2019. Hopefully Viney can play 20 games in the H&A. And the all-round skills of Brayshaw should keep getting better. R: Gawn Oliver Harmes The best ruckman in the league, the best young midfielder in the league, and the best tagger in the league. HF: Petracca Weideman Neal-Bullen I didn't think Petracca was ready last year to elevate his game, but do this year. Just a hunch. I unashamedly (along with some others) think Weideman will be a star of the MFC. He'll improve again in 2019. Neal-Bullen is in the top 10 pressure forward/mids in the game, plus he hits the scoreboard. F: Melksham T. McDonald Spargo Melksham is the best user inside 50 in the game and great in a one-v-one contest. What can you say about Plugger McDonald ? A revelation, who's kicked 76 goals in his last 31 games. One of the best key forwards now in the game. And young Spargo is smart and tough, but will have to work hard to keep his position. I/C: Jones Fritsch vandenBerg Kolodjashnij This bench is about as good as it gets (so are the emergencies). I look forward to see Fitsch and Kolodjashnij rotate through the wings and half-back with Salem, while it's great that vandenBerg gets a shot at being injury free for a whole season. Jones may have to reinvent himself again. Let's hope he can. E: Lewis Hannan Frost Stretch Lewis may start round one, but the pressure is mounting even if he makes it out against Port. Hannan will play plenty of games. He just needs to get more touches. Frost is great back-up and may take the Hore or even Oscar role, but he doesn't quite make my team. Let's hope Stretch can show his worth. He's definitely handy depth at worst. And there's still Garlett, Preuss, Joel Smith, Sparrow, Baker and plenty of others who'll stake their claim. What I'm most excited about is the names that are starting to rotate through this midfield. Gawn, Oliver, Brayshaw, Viney, Harmes, Salem, Petracca, Fritsch, and Kolodjashnij. Plus Jones and vandenBerg. It's about as exciting as it gets. No wonder Tyson got on his bike. Lever will only make this line-up stronger. And I really hope Hunt can also improve and be a player that can make a real difference. I think the coaching group have him firmly in their plans. Naturally, teams are subject to change post JLT 2.
  10. 3 points
    I can see the benefits of trying Salem on ball again as we did to start last year. Sure would be nice to have Viney and Oliver handballing to Salem rather than more crash and bash types. It's the role Higgins plays beautifully for North just getting it fed to him by Cunnington. But particularly if we decide to move on from Lewis as a permanent fixture I think Salem has to inherit the leadership of the backline. Roos compared him to McVeigh last year and I want him in that role. Yeah to mix things up he could swap with the wingers to change match ups or get others in to the game but I wouldn't want a more consistent rotation if he's going to be the guy. Preuss' best chance involves only playing around 60% game time in a tight game I think. Pretty much covering Gawn, T Mc and Weid when they're on the bench and otherwise spending some solid time on the pine himself. Harmes, Fritsch and Oliver probably play a little forward and Vanders and Petracca have to cover some midfield minutes and you go in with one less mid/forward rotation player. I doubt we'll see it in round 1 because fitness and run is vital in round 1. Joel Smith - I thought he was building nicely as a backman even with the disposal/decision making faults. It seems for now anyway they've scrapped that idea. Maybe the Hawks influence that there's just no point having bad kicks in your backline, they cost you too much. Maybe a couple more years training as a forward and he could still end up down back to replace guys like Hibberd and Jetta in time. No one knows what he can do as a forward, but he might get an early chance due to his fitness. Athletic defenders as pressure words are popular across the comp, the Tigers do it very well with Castagna. Very different player but if Melksham isn't right I could see them using Smith as the extra height even as a pressure player and maybe freeing Spargo up to give a bit of skill. Keen to see if Spargo escapes the 2nd year blues.
  11. 3 points
    Maybe , maybe not. Many of us still loved the Wiz, even after he left. He obviously still loves the club. And on a different note. I hold Jack and Todd Viney in the highest regard for their early commitment to the cause during the "basket-case level shyteness circa 1014/1014"
  12. 3 points
    Why is Tmac nominating for this rubbish?
  13. 3 points
    I wouldn't be surprised if both pulled out. TMac - Toe May - Hamstring tightness Well, I guess I can live in hope.
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    Give it a break mate...yep, Lewis is not my favourite player either but he did more last season than Jack did at Port. ...by the way I would rather have had Jack's replacement (Fritsch) out there than both of them.
  16. 2 points
    That's a thousand year commitment from the Viney's. Pretty awesome indeed.
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    If he'd gone to Hawthorn he would've only got a handful of games. If you don't put you're head over the ball and go when it's your turn, Clarko doesn't play you.
  19. 2 points
    arrogance is not confidence smokey... and the tone spreads across the faithful, to form a snowball of tone, leading up to the game. Any disrespect of the opposition, that opposition will use to further fire up their emotional drive to beat us. It is simple, basic, and coaches use this all the time to pre-load their players, who are on the receiving end of the arrogance. ... getting excited is great, being arrogant is fools gold. .
  20. 2 points
    Why is one of our key premiership opponents allowed to select/force our player (with a highly publicised foot issue) to play in an unusual position for him (that would put added stress on said foot), in a game that means nothing?
  21. 2 points
    I was a cynic too Old Dee, until the last test match vs. India when at least four of the wickets were taken when I got up to fetch a beer or take a beer-related toilet break. Now I'm certain that the fate of Australian cricket revolves around my every move.
  22. 2 points
    Gut feel tells me Melksham (hamstring issues) will be the only one from rehab to miss round 1. This is provided we don't have an inury in the JLT (ala T McDonald last year)
  23. 2 points
    A gimmick. Meaning of the word is a trick or device designed to create attention or publicity. Synonyms include contrivance, stunt, ploy, novelty, dodge, ploy.
  24. 2 points
    That Gaff is participating is a bad joke. Break a guys jaw - here Gaff, have a $2000 bonus for your good behavior. It's stupid without precedent (sorry I forgot this is the AFL, there is plenty of precident for stupid there) He should be loudly booed every time he gets the ball in this AFLX farce.
  25. 2 points
    Only the Indigenous team can select Indigenous players? Goodbye inclusion. Welcome back racial segregation. Whose idea was that? Why not go all out and call the teams The Landowners, the First Fleet Floggers, the Botany Bay Burglars and the Port Jackson Pirates?
  26. 2 points
    LOL! Jack Watts standing up in the pressure cooker of a Prelim in Perth..... are you having a laugh?
  27. 2 points
    I fail to see how my post influences the performance of the team.
  28. 2 points
    I watched this kid do some ball work with Daniel Cross the other week and when it came to the kicking, he was kicking low flat 30m bullets straight onto Crossy.. not only was his kicking hitting targets with ease, but he had such a fluent kicking action. They did one drill where he would have his back towards Cross and then whistle would blow and he would spin around and nail a 30m kick each time. Dont remember him missing a target at all. I know he's years away from being AFL ready, but he's definitely got the right tool set to succeed if he wants it. Very bullish, but quietly reckon we have a good prospect on our hands.
  29. 1 point
    Collingwood will host the Demons in a Scratch Match on Friday February 22 at Olympic Park Oval.
  30. 1 point
    Have we decided we're far too good for the comp and no longer need to train? I haven't seen a report since Saturday. I need another hit.
  31. 1 point
    Whispering Jack regularly reminds us that a player is left out at team selection with an injury that wasn't disclosed prior to the team being picked. Today's Age has gone further and created a bone in the body that doesn't actually exist. Apparently Zac Fisher had a broken "fibia". Not only was it stated in the article written by Peter Ryan, but also in the picture caption. What other mystery injuries (real or imagined) can people remember? Howe with his frisbee injury. What else? Added link: https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/injury-concerns-behind-carlton-s-zac-fisher-20190206-p50w3j.html (The photo caption is in the print edition)
  32. 1 point
    ‘I kicked 10 on him’: Cheeky draft banter as AFLX captains reveal full teams https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/aflx-draft-2019-live-tracker-draft-pool-updates-order-results/news-story/203d1c198629ea9050cbf4e5d66d72f5 ..."But the funniest moment of the night came when Betts selected ex-Sun and new Dees defender Steven May to join the side. Betts said May could play on the likes of Hawkins and Riewoldt. But the star Tiger was quick to remind Betts of his double-digit goal heroics against the Suns in 2018. “I kicked 10 on him last year,” Riewoldt quipped. Hardly a boast against the Suns team of last year, but a good little cheap shot for Steve May to take on board and remember the disrespect paid to him by Riewoldt when we play the Tigers in round 6 - payback time!! ...he can use this AFLX rubbish as practic to stalk him and psych him out.
  33. 1 point
    Our 1st finals appearance in 12 years has in no way wiped out my MFCSS. Port will be tough and look at the next 2 after that.
  34. 1 point
    Significantly more exciting and meaningful than AFLX.
  35. 1 point
    Havent seen the teams but would be interested to see how many players the captains selected from their own AFL sides, or even their friends from other teams.
  36. 1 point
    Let's hope he doesn't take it seriously and avoids jumping. It seems there are no real ruckmen in this 'comp' anyway.
  37. 1 point
    For those posters who have children or grandchildren who this product appears to be targeted at, it would be good to get your feedback on this site after the AFLX event (competition? tournament?) as to whether your children/grandchildren enjoyed it. It would be especially interesting if you were able to form a view as to whether it piqued any interest in those who previously had not shown much or any interest in AFL.
  38. 1 point
    That's very good Saty!! It would remind them of how passionate and serious our fans are about their footy club ! And of course that fans sometime have better insights than they do ! Existing inside a footy bubble is not always a good thing. We all know about bubbles. Snap, crackle and pop. Just ask Darren Weir. Roosters today and feather dusters tomorrow. It might also be good for a little light relief from the seriousness that is footy. Including the ritualistic sabre rattling between your good self and the black knights.
  39. 1 point
    I'll be back in Oz for the round 1 game so expect my extra loud cheering to get us over the line.
  40. 1 point
    Yes, definitely a good look for the AFL if indeed Gaff receives boos during AFLX.
  41. 1 point
    Whilst not a great stat against May it's hardly an indictment of the man and his abilities considering he was playing in a team that hardly put up a fight out of the middle.
  42. 1 point
    OMG I missed it all Devastated. Do the highlights appear on YouTube? 😂😂😂 PS was this carp actually on live TV?
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  45. 1 point
    Oh dear this is the kind of "getting ahead of ourselves" mentality that has brought this club to its knees over and over again Rest assured they will, like every other team come out firing and will be desperate to get a win in round 1 - it will not be easy #bookmarkit They have some quality players - if we are not 100% focused and committed a loss is definitely on the cards
  46. 1 point
    FFS Comparing Jack Watts to a 4 time Premiership player. You never give up the chance to put the boot in. The whole team payed an absolute shocker against Meth Coke, something that i hope Goodwin is still mindful of. But your analogy is straight out of Clown 🤡 School
  47. 1 point
    Agree... perhaps 58er is talking seats.... only 320 or thereabouts at Casey. The capacity is around 10k which should make for a bonanza day for the egg and bacon roll sellers !!
  48. 1 point
    Consolation prize for you @Gorgoroth You're the winner of the post season tipping comp! Well played and good tipping. I'll post up the overall tallies sometime in the next day or so. 2nd goes to @Go the Biff & 3rd place goes to @DeeSpencer Well played gentlemen. Bad luck about the big one Gorg but Belichick, Brady & the Pats were just too good in a fairly forgettable game all round. We kept waiting for something to happen but the only real highlight was the Brady throw to Gronk. That play proved to be the most decisive play as well. Anyway, thanks to all for your participation. Final Tally - Post-Season Tipping Comp 12 - Gorgoroth 11 - Go the Biff 10 - DeeSpencer 9 - Dappa Dan 7 - JV7 6 - Clintosaurus, DemonDave 5 - Dee Zephyr, Macca
  49. 1 point
    That Jayden hey. He's a ripper.
  50. 1 point
    I am obviously a dag, as Oktoberfest and fun are antonyms to me. My standards are not that high but they would preclude me from going to this drunken swill and putting my nose between a girls breasts! If a Male did that to my daughter or wife I would break his nose.
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