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  1. He was also heavily involved in both the scores we needed to win with 45 sec to go at Metricon.
  2. Plan no. 1...... Wear boots with stops that minimise slipping over at Optus. Find out what WCE players wear on their feet, and do the same.
  3. I seem to remember Graham Pinfold (no.21) playing back pocket after Johnnie Beckwith. He'd been tried as a rover to follow Ian Ridley, but never quite made it . I wonder if he still goes for the mighty Dees!
  4. In regard to Spargo’s Casey form..... I agree, he doesn’t stand out. I reckon it’s harder for small players to stand out In the VFL ,since there are more undersize players at that level. The AFL has many tall players,like Cripps and Fyfe at 6 ft 4 playing midfield. When the ball hits the ground , players like a Caleb Daniel and Spargo have an advantage against the tall guys.Spargo showed this as a 19 yr old in the 2018 finals. I’m hopeful he’ll return to that form in 2020.
  5. He’s gone back to our old recruiting zone!
  6. That's true, but they wouldn't have been anywhere near our score but for the two goals they got from kicking our guys in the head and pretending they tripped over.
  7. I heard Gary Lyon on SEN. this morning and I thought..... does he watch Melbourne games, or is he too busy in his job watching the “big games”, unfortunately not involving the Dees? Gary’s opinion was based on on his kicking, which I think has improved immensely over the last two years, but he didn’t seem to recognise that. I’m a Frost fan, but I think his deficiencies are in decision making, not kicking. But I think Frosty has improved year by year in that respect. In my opinion his improvement with experience vastly outweighs his tendency for “ clangers”. Clarkson’s interest in Frost should raise alarm bells in Melbourne list managers. There aren’t too many like him around.Please keep him!
  8. I'm not happy about Sellwood being allowed to stay on the ground covered in blood. It is arguable that we missed the top four last season because Max was dismissed for the last minute at Geelong with the merest speck of blood on his lip.
  9. A slight tinge of green in the pitch, and inexperienced captain Paine says”we’ll have a bowl”. Shades of Ponting after McGrath trod on the ball.
  10. Who's his Mum? (Mrs Elliot, I know!, but is she an accomplished sportswoman?
  11. I suspect there would be Heritage Overlay, preventing the demolition of an historically significant building. Would this not affect the site’s resale value detrimentally?
  12. Thanks for the great posts, Drunkn, we all admire you and your brother very much . By the way, you sound like a dedicated trainer. What level of footy have you attained?
  13. I suspect Heritage Overlay would prevent its development as real estate.
  14. Steve Smith reckons their cricket bats are ok,too!
  15. I don't understand the changes. I dropped in to Vic Park and saw the second half on Sunday. Spargo, (who I think has a great future), didn't get a kick. Didn't see Billy Stretch do much. Nibbler and Marty Hore did well. Chandler showed a lot of pace , and it's good to see him get a game. Preuss absolutely dominated the ruck, and is a superb replacement if Max is ever hurt or needs a rest, Meanwhile, I thought OMac looked promising up forward, and deserved another try there. Can't see why Hunt, Petty, or Baker were dropped. Are some of the omissions due to injury?
  16. Footscray looked brilliant against the druggies. How good are we!? If “big boy” understood ruck craft, I reckon we’d have beaten them.
  17. I thought OMac looked ok up forward,even before that brilliant goal!
  18. It's unbelievable how the Druggies get an armchair ride every week! Out possessed by 40-odd, yet nearly double the frees to Essendon. No doubt due to their whining crowd. Their constant booing of Rampe was childish to say the least. What?... booing him for (stupidly)trying to climb the goal post up in Sydney!!!??? They didn't deserve to win either of those games. The umps absolutely gifted them the Whorethorn game last week, too. I hope their chooks turn into Emus and kick their dunny door down.
  19. Listening to the game on Casey radio, it was almost identical to the seniors. The ball in our forward line the whole time, missing easy shots, then the ball goes down their end for a split second, and they "strike it beautifully" from 52. The only difference was....we won.!
  20. I haven’t read the whole thread so I suspect this has been brought up before ..... but..... Max kept doing his backward tap outs, and Zorko and Neil kept clearing it. Wouldn’t it have been sensible for Max to try to whack it away from the centre, away from the two guys who were tearing us apart!!?? I know the coaching mantra is against the tactic of hitting the ball randomly, since it might go straight to the opposition, and leave you opened up, but...... every centre bounce, you just KNEW Bris would get the clearance with Max trying his dinky backwards tap outs.
  21. Interesting,is’nt it! Perhaps with 2 men down and less rotations, there’s less confusion on the ground about who is on who. Perhaps players aren’t taken off after scoring goals, and stay on while they’re confident, and score again! Also, less wasted energy from 100 metre sprints off, then back on, the ground. We’ve sometimes performed better when we’re down a player or two.
  22. Max...stop trying to find our midswith knockouts . Just thump the b thing!
  23. Hi Supermerc

    Love your Podcasts! Thanks. I listen to them when I'm on the exercise bike, to keep it interesting!

    Re overseas games, I thought I vaguely remembered a pre -season practice match (?v. StK or Sydney?) in New Zealand.

    There's no mention of it in your list, so I guess I'm wrong. I thought it was about 10-15 yrs ago.

    Is your list exhaustive?


    "Jumping Jack Clennett"

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