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  1. 85 into 1986 sore a big shift in attitude... within the club. A turning of the tide, with Jordan's youngsters starting to rise/mature, in the Melbourne team. Adding the mature recruits to them, saw a good result, but the recruiting dropped away somewhat, at the grass-root levels. Nup... he's talking about running players, who carry the ball, and use it.
  2. What about the saying 'Hard as a Cats head'... how many here use that term. That is a term used to deliberately denigrate a warm blooded mammal, and is encouraging the cruelty to Cats, and that its, an OK sport. I had to stop a young friend years back, from deliberately running down a cat... he steered off line to try to get it. So I grabbed the wheel in a vice like grip... he had to stop the car, and could not move-on, until the issue was settled. This was somebody's beloved pet... maybe an older lonely Australian, or maybe a child.? So lets not be biased here.
  3. Tell that to a ravaged Koala. DG. Or a Sheep or Calf with its innards hanging out... In they're normal state, Dogs are vicious.animals. Many people and children have been ripped open by them. This is what that saying, represents.
  4. Getting too in your face, isn't OK. That IS being abusive. But yelling some abuse at the field from 40 Mtrs away, isn't so personal... so not as intently hurtful. People have to stop being so aggressive, up in the persons space. I think this is the difference, to respect with some reason, and being totally disrespectful, at a humanity level. .
  5. We have to stop falling for the old "pea and thimble" con. Not Re Curnow, but generally we miss the harder edged players, who play tight on the edge. These character types, are quite often the match-winners in our physical game of footy.
  6. This is it exactly LoNe.
  7. Definitely not. Mr Ewing. It would be a slow tracking of our list growth, and slow our future progress. We are back in the rushing pack, atmo... and we lack the speed and the skilled players. And still we lack, that A-lite player. or two. Oli and Brayshaw have plateaued, and do not deliver the ball well enough for our forwards to be real weapons. We need A-graders in the run and carry areas. Our flanks are our biggest weakness's, hb, centrline, and hf's... and the pockets... ie: running players... & not just running players, but a couple of the best around. We need to top-up with a couple of top guns... top 15 type running players.
  8. 88 era, we copped one of the best clubs/teams of all time to be up against... and they had the mongrel wood on us, and made us their mental biatches. Mid to late 90's we were extremely talented front runners. Not disciplined enough, and not strong enough defensively minded, to shut down and suffocate our strong opponents. 2000_ same, same. Skilled front runners, shown up by tough mongrel footballers with the spirit to Win at all costs... lambs to slaughterhouse. We have to get to being a team of hard nuts, who can kick and run... with footy nous, and and irrepressible spirit. Our Club's modern off-field public culture, continually undermines our efforts to become this. That morality is a PC thing, and it harms the Demons. .
  9. Preferrably not from in-house. We should be resisting falling back into the in-house trap all the time, because its a kind thing to do... this is one of our failings, that being kind equals winning. In footy, it does not. So look outside the club for skills coaches.
  10. #reunitethefamily@Mfc
  11. Nah we don't want pick1.. but won't argue with 2nd, 3rd, or 4th pick. ... and wouldn't argue, If say, we traded a Pick 2... for a couple of 1st Rnd picks.
  12. Viney, Petracca, AVB........ hmmn.???
  13. can he kick and run, full stop.!
  14. The closet to him, of what we had last year, was imo, TMc. We've missed TMc playing as a tall mid/hff.
  15. Adam Goodes and wife Natalie Croker welcome daughter Adelaide https://www.smh.com.au/sport/afl/adam-goodes-and-wife-natalie-croker-welcome-daughter-adelaide-20190614-p51xs9.html Congratulatins to Goodse'y and wife Natalie, on the birth of their first born... Adelaide Goodes. Ms Croker gave birth on Wednesday and are incredibly happy, Goodes' management said, with mother and daughter both healthy and doing well. Former Sydney Swans AFL footballer Adam Goodes and wife Natalie Croker are new parents.Credit:AAP The couple announced their pregnancy in February and have been married since 2016. https://www.smh.com.au/sport/afl/adam-goodes-and-wife-natalie-croker-welcome-daughter-adelaide-20190614-p51xs9.html
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