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  1. Sorry that just simply isnt true. His marking has never been a feature. And even if he did make a decent small forward we need quality small forwards or need to develop them quickly. Cant cop jones being picked ahead of Pickett for example.
  2. So by that logic jones along with all his teammates all those years arn't responsible for teams performance? They were all just unlucky? Oh, but your the guy that knows about high performance.
  3. The MFC and AFL communities are soft on jones because he is perceived to be "unlucky" to have ended up at melbourne. People forget he has been extremely well paid, probably overs, for many years. Captained a club without a lot of leadership. He was never asked and still doesn't work defensively and for years only worried about his own game. Don't get me wrong, i like jones a lot and wish him well this year but if we are going to be successful we need to lift the standards we demand and that includes jones. He performs he plays. He repeats 2019 he plays it out at casey.
  4. If we are guessing: 6 - Jackson, 15 - Langdon, 17 - Dunkley, 20 - Tomlinson, 24 - Rivers, 36 - Pickett, 38 - Brown, 43 - Bennell
  5. When picking a team we seem to aim for 7 defenders and 7 forwards (3 tall, 4 medium/small). Obviously Gawn plays and I reckon the right mix of midfielders would be 4 inside, 3 outside. On that basis... Best 22 (assuming no injuries whatsoever) Defenders: May, Lever, O.McDonald, Hibberd, Jetta, Salem, Kolodashnij Midfielders: Gawn (r), Viney, Harmes, Brayshaw, Oliver, Bennell, Tomlinson, Langdon Forwards: T.McDonald, Weideman, Petty, Melksham, Petracca, Fritsch, Pickett
  6. Lets hope a few of the senior players are joining in...
  7. Paul hopgood was a back pocket from memory?
  8. We should trade pick 22 and our 2020 first rounder for Langdon and pick 6 which Fremantle get from St Kilda. Then we take 2 of Young, Serong, Weightman, Flanders and Ash...
  9. No issues but i do think billy's development was hampered by our obsession with playing too many inside mids. We saw jones and tyson battling on the wings at times when a fit billy was in the twos. Like max said, our contested dominance in 2018 covered over the many cracks that were appearing elsewhere. We ignored the role of the wing and it has backfired massively. Hindsight yes, but astute people realised that 6-6-6 would elevate the role of the wing. Astute we were not. Now a wingman that had all the potential in the world (stretch was an under 18 all Australian) makes way so we can pursue another wingman who has been developed.
  10. We wanted Dew. He would have effectively been a Clarko apprentice due to playing in 2008.
  11. Why would Frost need to tour Hawthorn's facilities? Wouldn't they just say "we have them and your club doesn't".
  12. Maybe this has gone nowhere given the state election result? Hopefully we have at least spoken to the relevant stakeholders. I see that the racecourse itself is being redeveloped but not sure if that includes the public land in the middle.
  13. Interesting. Trying to build stuff in public parks is our go!
  14. Maybe too realistic and practical? Better to hold out hope of being allowed to move back to the 'G...
  15. Agree it looks like Gosch's... Has anyone ever mentioned Caulfield Racecourse as a possibility? In our "heartland", half way between the 'G and Casey and stacks of land in the middle of the racecourse to build a carpark, elite facilities and an MCG sized oval. Could serve as another base for MCC sides, and we know the Melbourne Racing Club is based there..."Team Melbourne" mark II?
  16. Head of player personnel? I think recruiting and list management come under him? I always thought it was totally inappropriate to have Todd in a position to influence football department discussions about his own son. Should have left when Jack was drafted to clear the path and eliminate any conflicts of interest... I remember Donald McDonald left North Melbourne when Luke was drafted...
  17. I think up to 4 senior player spots are available as we only had 39 senior players in 2019. I think you can have 38 - 40 seniors + 6 - 4 cat a rookies (44 total before cat b rookies, which you can have up to 3 meaning lists max out at 47).
  18. Harmes may have laid 9 tackles, but he was caught with the ball 3 times giving away free kicks.
  19. Any one know why Strauss has not been named this week? Not injured according to reports.
  20. I was also wondering about Bartram? Anyone know if he Macdonald and Dunn have signed on yet? Potentially nothing will be finalised until after the national draft?
  21. I would retain Petterd and play him on the HBF.
  22. Surprised at some of the positivity towards Dunn. I just don't think he sets a good example for his younger teammates. From all reports works very hard on the track but constantly let's the team down with soft and undisciplined football. After 8 years on our list, not good enough.
  23. What is known is Jurrah left his home town at 20 years old with no record to speak of, which is rare based on what has been written. He has been dragged into the dispute subsequently, possibly because he had to take a side and therefore became a target as has been reported. The whole situation is a complicated mess. I wish everyone in the community well, not just Liam. The sad thing is the footy oval has been abandoned; a proud footy town no longer hosts matches. Just think of all the potential players that will miss their chance to shine, the kids in the town that might not ever get the chance Liam has due to the unrest. Just wondering, is three days a long time for a committal hearing? I always thought they were relatively short?
  24. Last night I am pretty sure I watched some Melbourne players guarding dead space and others chasing Hawthorn players that had the ball. I'll comment on our style when we eventually get it.
  25. In: Clark, Frawley Out: Watts, Tapscott I am a watts fan but he hasn't been up to it in the last two weeks (terrible second half against the dogs and terrible game against the saints). He needs a solid 4 quarter effort at Casey. Similar with Tapscott. I'd line them up: B: Bartram, Frawley, Garland HB: Macdonald, McDonald, Rivers C: Sylvia, Moloney, Bate HF: Jones, Clark, Davey F: Howe, Dunn, Trengove Foll: Jamar, Grimes, McKenzie I/C: Morton, Bail, Sellar, Magner Let's hope Petterd puts his hand up today.
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