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Everything posted by waynewussell

  1. Premiership teams have contained the odd solid journeyman over the ages!
  2. I'm amused by the anxiety demonstrated by quite a few posters on May's general condition. He's here, he's training, he looks to be in reasonable nick. Some blokes put on a few kg's easier than others (eg Buddy... going back further "Wilson" Pickett). Its only injury that I worry about when it comes to blokes who have already had significant AFL careers. On track for a very good season is Mr May!
  3. Your team will probably try to snare him during 2020
  4. It’s a safe bet that any posters who feel impelled to be critical of a week one training report are not MFC supporters... Their posts, views, football intelligence, POV should be discarded and/or disregarded!
  5. ...and yet, Petty in, Frost out! Go figure....
  6. Pruess is very effective in getting first hand to the ball in ruck contests. He also follows up, and second efforts are promising. Yes, he looks a little cumbersome at times... a little unsure... I think this is because he came to our game later than most. For this reason I see upside as he works with coaches (and Max) at the elite level. He kicks like a mule and is good for a goal or two when bursting out of secondary stoppages forward of the centre. He is also on the aggressive side with physicality in the clashes. I expect he will improve as time goes on.
  7. Current forward options, round 1 2020 -> Melksham, Tom Mc, Fritsch, Weiderman, Petracca, Hannon, VDB, Hunt, Petty, Lockhart, J Smith
  8. I was totally engaged in the streamed version of the Bluey. Seeing an 83yo Ronald Dale present his leadership trophy to Max was worth the wait. Yes, there were some technical issues but we've come a long way on that front since '64, even though we've seemed incapable of ever moving beyond that 12th premiership. It wasn't so long ago that supporters who didn't attend the B&F would have to rely on a one paragraph report in the Sun, or HS, the following morning. Another highlight was Jon's involvement in presenting James Harmes with the Ian Ridley Memorial Trophy. Max's acceptance speech was uplifting, and Clarrie showed he is developing his ability to present on formal occasions, which he seems destined to experience a multitude of times in future years. I have no problem with the players and officials celebrating together, even after a disappointing year. Its not the GF that signals the end of our year, its the B&F. Now the entire list and the coaches can move on with new resolve! It is no surprise that the internal voting of the coaching panel differs from popular opinion and/or the view of the umpires. It always does... The voting at a B&F gives an insight into what a club values... all place getters deserve respect... and the love that Max refers to!
  9. Correct me if I am wrong... but the Bluey Truscott Trophy represents how a MFC player fares when compared to other MFC players throughout the season as judged by the coaching panel, right? Jayden Hunt was one goal from being our leading goalkicker and had the most goal assists... so he compares favourably with other MFC forwards... no big surprise that he finishes top 10!
  10. Viney had a 'bad' year in 2019! 7th for disposals (5th for average disposals), 3rd for tackles, 4th for clearances, 5th for inside 50's... I expect a big improvement in 2020 as he bursts into the new year from a full pre-season.
  11. Puts it all on the line every time, never shirks an issue! Attack on the ball is second to none. Toughness in the clinches is as good as it gets. Never a sniper... always there for team mates! What blindness is this that has descended on Demonland?
  12. The Viney haters just don't get it! They never will! Viney is rated so highly by those closest to him because of his LEADERSHIP!!!!!!
  13. I see that Tomlinson rated 19th for all player stats in his Prelim... and better than 14 players in GF by the same measure. A lot of sense has been expressed here about his likely influence at MFC, however, he was quite a way from being the least effective player in his two most recent finals.
  14. You need to look a little deeper NC... I was highlighting how ridiculous sweeping, unsubstantiated opinions are. I used a direct quote from another poster who has a track record on such matters.
  15. I think Greg Healy was a better captain than Robert Flower... after all, We averaged 15 wins a season under Healy and only 8 wins a season under Robbie... Furthermore, Robbie was always hanging out 20 metres from the forward contest waiting for the ball to come out for him to score a cheapie.
  16. At the moment I have the list at 36 (senior list) + 4 (rookie list) + 1 (category B) That leaves 4 spots on the senior list if we do not add any rookies Might be 6 spots on the senior list if what we are hearing about Stretch and Frost is accurate
  17. ...and Trolls do what Trolls do!
  18. The doubters need do no more than listen to the commentary from the 33 second mark
  19. I thought it time to right the ship on Nathan Jones' captaincy... After the character assassination conducted by a few Demonlanders, its worth returning to the real world!
  20. Nathan Jones will captain his 119th game for the Demons on Saturday, equalling Garry Lyon and Allan La Fontaine’s record. This will see Jones rise to equal third place in club history for games captained, behind David Neitz (175 games) and Robert Flower (127 games). Lyon believes Jones has conducted himself wonderfully as a leader of the Demons, particularly in difficult times. “He could be arguably one of the most successful captains in the history of football,” the former Melbourne skipper told SEN.com.au. “He’s found himself in a football club at a time when they were going through a really tough period, a tumultuous period. “The temptation to go elsewhere would’ve been strong and he chose to stay. Him choosing to stay helped Melbourne pull themselves out of the mine. “He was a really pivotal part of that, not only as a player but a leader because there was drama and uncertainty. “Some of our greatest players wouldn't have experienced what Nathan’s experienced. “He’s had a unique insight into footy, I mean he’s as well-rounded as any captain because he’s seen such drama and upheaval. “But all the while, he maintained this incredibly high standard through it all, both from a playing point of view and also the way he conducted himself.”
  21. David Schwarz says that Melbourne co-captain Nathan Jones’ performance against Gold Coast on Saturday was the perfect captain’s game, believing the midfielder was the difference between the two sides. The 29-year-old collected 27 disposals, six marks and five tackles and booted three goals as the Demons overturned a five goal margin halfway through the third quarter to run out 35-point winners. Schwarz says that Jones will undoubtedly receive the three Brownlow votes for the game at season’s end. “That was a captain’s game,” the former Melbourne forward said on SEN’s The Run Home. “He had to come into the middle. They needed something… they were in trouble and he just said ‘right boys, let’s go.’ You know what you get out of him, 100 per cent.” “He’ll get the three votes on the weekend, he was the difference in getting Melbourne over the line.”
  22. Paul Roos and Graeme Yeats reflect on Nathan Jones’ brilliant, loyal journey to 250 games Roos recalled a 25-year-old who immediately struck him as a “really good person”, who was relentlessly committed to a club that had gifted him just six total wins across 2012 and 2013. “The first impression was probably just his character. I mean, really good fella,” Roos tells foxfooty.com.au. “There’s such a correlation between good people and good footballers, so that was probably the thing – just a really good person, loved his family, loved his footy club, really was there for the right reasons. “That’s probably the first thing that really struck me, there was no pretentiousness about him or arrogance – what you see is what you get. “So that was sort of the main thing that really struck me, what a good person he was. I really enjoyed working with him.” Roos appointed Jones co-captain alongside Jack Grimes ahead of his first season in 2014. At the end of that season, the Dees skipper repaid the faith, signing a four-year contract extension through to the end of 2019. If the red and blue faithful loved the hard-nosed midfielder before that decision, they were totally enamoured with Jones after.
  23. What is really amazing here is that Trolls on this site can reach well in excess of 1500 posts!
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