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  1. I found this years trip to Darwin particularly pleasant and i was looking forward to a trip in 2020 .The weather is beautiful that time of year and the people hospitable .We play the stadium better than we play most grounds and despite the heartbreaking loss to Adelaide this year we ,in my view anyway ,had developed a genuine home ground advantage .I doubt the final decision was ours and was a result of the demise of the Northern Thunder .The AFL are concerned with the drop in draftees from the NT and saw a need to align NTFL with a geographically closer club .I understand the members support of moving back to the G and the reasoning of the AFL is generally sound but I am still a little saddened by the news
  2. Well we unlike other clubs at least ended up with our prime targets which were settled on well before the trade period began .We weren't running around like headless chooks on the last hours of the final day .
  3. good to get another top 10 pick this year but again unless there is some not yet revealed further strategy we have been too generous in what we have given back
  4. a second round pick next is a surprisingly good outcome .Frosty always reminded me of Gary Cowton so his deficiencies were apparent and generally surfaced at the worst possible time .He was a trier who never wanted to leave so I wish him all the best . h
  5. He may look ok statistically but it was pleasing that Jeremy Howe had no real influence .Also saw Lyndon Dunne mooching around in the rooms afterwards. Collingwood are now 2 flags in the last 60 years so all in all a wonderful day .
  6. wow what an effort to come up with 10 positives .Well done.I came up with zero.I didnt even think Max was quite as good this year as last .Next challenge will be positives for Nathan Lyons fielding-Fielded Gary .
  7. what does 4.1 to 1 goal do to Lyons premature assessment that Freo is the best last quarter team in the competition .Go dees !
  8. Mat i believe you are marking JT a bit too harshly .Well actually a lot too harshly .Drafting is essentially a game of probability .Athough there are plenty of exceptions ,the rule of thumb is the higher the draft choice the better the chances of success .It is not difficult to rate the top draft picks in advance and the clubs all come up with much the same list .The art is in finding players who are not in the top picks J T could only play the cards dealt to him and he was largely dealt a poor hand .This year his first pick was 27 and even by then you are getting into the speculative arena .He took Sparrow and he is a definite maybe .James jordan was next at 33 and he is in a similar boat to Sparrow .in 2017 his first picks weren't until 29 and 31 .He took Spargo and Fritsch and both proved good enough to play finals football in their first season .In 2016 the first pick was 46 which is almost "we"ll pass " territory.He took Hannan who once again was a player good enough to make our finals team.In 2015 he was dealt a couple of aces in picks 4 and 9 and took Oliver and Weideman .We know their ability .Oliver is a superstar and Weed at least a long term player .Similarly in 2014 he had trac at 2 and Brayshaw at 3 .Both are wonderful talents .In the same draft his next pick was 40 which was Nibbbler ,another finals player .In 2013 he took Salem at 9 and he will finish high in this years b and f .40 Was jkh and he even snagged a good player at 57 in hunt .Compare that to his predecessor. in the 2011 draft he took the devastatingly underwhelming selections of Taggart Tynan and Sellar. 25 games between the 3 of them .If JT can get high picks he will draft top players but that said he in my view has done pretty well with even the low picks ..
  9. i have to take issue here with you SWYL on this one . it was 1965 where we won the first 8 and didnt make the finals .In 1971 we only won the first 5 before being beaten by Collingwood in round 6 but again didnt make the finals .On a slightly brighter note we did win the Night Premership in season 1971 so does that count as our elsive post 1964 premiership ?
  10. no matter how many misses Jason may have had it is pellucidly clear to me that he is streets ahead of Barry Prendergast.Craig Cameron and irrefutably Richard Griffith( i still cringe at the mention of the Coctatoo Collins twins )and I challenge you fine posters to provide any data to show otherwise.
  11. I feel like I have absolutely nothing to look forward to and at the moment feel this club as robbed me of he ability to lead something of a normal life.
  12. i thought we were good at times today and you cant seriously question the players commitment .We just cant gel as a group and that's been the case all year .The midfield has no faith in the forward line and there is good reason for that .The effect of losing Jesse was not fully appreciated and is at least part of the reason the forward line is so shambolic.There has been no plan B for the forward line and the weekly selections are a victory of optimism over experience . We are a team without confidence and the break will do us no harm .
  13. the only good thing about Dennis was that he only had the one season.Sadly he has now passed on .
  14. Did you check for him in the Casey reserves side ?
  15. or perhaps have the Federal Police raid him because his opinion differed from yours .let everyone feel free enough to offer an opinion and then make of it what you will.
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