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  1. I’m just disappointed that this wasn’t a haiku
  2. Is George on the Outer the old ABC Commentator Charles Slade? Sounds like him to me!
  3. I wouldn't begrudge anyone a beer, but sadly, Steven May comes across to me as a mug. What were the picks we gave up for May and Lever used for?
  4. I wouldn't begrudge anyone a beer, but sadly, Steven May comes across to me as a mug. What were the picks we gave up for May and Lever used for?
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    Gary Pert

    Can't assess his performance for at least another 18 months.
  6. Adelaide still won 12 games though, we'd kill for that this year.
  7. He's doing well for a bloke who had both shoulders reconstructed in october and only started training properly in january. It's an amazing recovery really
  8. Sigh...this article aged well: https://www.playersvoice.com.au/paul-roos-goodbye-old-melbourne/#MlWuxBhiiIpBU2wW.97 I think there are extenuating circumstances for the performances this year. We have to give it another 18 months.
  9. Oh yes that one permanently eats away at one's mindset.
  10. Well I believe this list was missing 3 items. - Win at the SCG - Beat Sydney - Beat Buddy Franklin The last of the Great Deepression Hoodoos ticked off.
  11. There is PLENTY to be gained by this year, even if we don't make finals, provided we re-gain fitness and competitiveness. Lever and May need game time to gel in the backline. Lever is not going to come back and dominate straight away. It's going to take him time. Getting games into Weideman who started this season with 20(!) games. A full season under his belt will do him no end of good. Hannan to come back and get more game time. Lewis to come back and marshall the troops. AVB to get more games under his belt. The improvement of Joel Smith. Same with our (many) other inexperienced players.
  12. They are #3 and #4 back line options. They did amazingly well holding it together for the back half of last year. With lever, may and Lewis in the side only 1 of the two plays. Frost has talent and athleticism. Sadly you probably can’t teach smarts (which is a problem across our whole list sadly)
  13. I'm going to take a contrarian view...I don't think it looks that bad...it's a nice bit of marketing... Minor league baseball, hockey, etc have been celebrating "May the 4th" (May the Force) with star wars themed entertainment and uniforms for years. I'm surprised an AFL team hasn't done this yet. It's a fun bit of side entertainment and families love it. I know that's not the level of AFL (a far bigger talent base though) in some ways, but it's a great money spinner. If the MFC got offered $500,000 to play a 1-2 home MCG games in a Spiderman styled guernsey instead of playing games in NT would you take it? http://news.sportslogos.net/2018/05/04/2018-star-wars-themed-baseball-and-hockey-uniforms/
  14. I think most Melbourne supporters are haunted by 1987. Only one thing can erase the memory. But in terms of missed opportunity - that 1990 QF at Waverley was a real heartbreaker - when you think of the Grand Finalists that year - Essendon were cooked, and Collingwood were nothing but a good ordinary side. Steve O'dwyer injured Gary Lyon at training before this game I believe. Huge loss. Why was this game not played at the MCG? I guess these days it would have been a WC home game. Oh well. The 1998 preliminary final vs North Melbourne was also a missed opportunity. North were a great side, but we missed some easy shots early. I still maintain that these two years have been our best shots at flags in my lifetime.
  15. This is a very tired old chestnut. MFC gets a portion of gate receipts (I believe its around $5) from the gate for any MCC member who attends a home game. Win, get bigger crowds, increase the bank balance. Get the MFC/MCC if you can afford it. I'd say plenty of our coterie and sponsors are MCC members anyway, I think we are doing ok out of it.
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