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Curry & Beer

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  1. I guess what I mean is that 'your midfield' refers to a group of 5-10 players (depending on genuine depth) as a collective that make a premiership side. That means any one of them, or the loss of any one of them, is of much less vale than a player like a Hogan. Ps you forgot Cam Mooney. FMD.
  2. this is the no.1 asset in the comp, could be the difference between winning a flag or not wining one. there are plenty of bits of worrying info. heaps of current elite players have already set the precedent that loyalty no longer exists how anyone can think that this is a 'pointless' discussion is beyond me. It is hard to imagine a more important one in fact.
  3. and in terms of the momentum/belief that it will provide it is more important than all the others too is also the most important in terms of our image as a club, if you know what I mean, we will very much be noticed by the comp (and our own jaded supporters) if we get up for this one unfortunately, the other side of the coin is that there is plenty to lose. If we put in a rd2/rd6 performance we will be slaughtered and serious damage will be done
  4. imagining winning this smash the lions next week and port in the NT and be comfortably in the 8 at a win/loss of 7-3 just about build a statue of Paul Roos outside the MCC
  5. gee it's handy being super tall isn't it! You get to play AFL for 7 years despite doing zero damage, simply because you are a required backup plan. Very handy indeed
  6. well you did have to because it is superstitious rubbish. I'm surprised EFC aren't on top of the ladder given your argument... which seems to be 'getting injured is good because the opposition takes it easy on you and you catch them off guard'. right. Maybe we should deliberately injure max gawn and see how that plays out. We'll have to agree to disagree. I'm not going to waver on suggesting that if Dahlhaus, Bontempelli and Stinger were declared unavailable this week, then our chances of winning the match would increase, not decrease. Call me crazy.
  7. this is true, provided we do actually receive that 'remarkable' thing in return I actually don't think 2 x picks in the top 5 would do it for me although if it's Oliver + Petracca you can live with it, maybe again I'll say though Hogan is a much rarer commodity than even the greatest midfielders
  8. as many as the scully thread yeah that was a lot of talk about nothing in the end oh wait
  9. how can you call it a 'conspiracy theory' in light of Scully, Judd, Ablett, Franklin and Dangerfield ALL doing the dirty on their clubs after 'contract talks were put on hold' it is actually the norm now for players to just ship out whenever they feel like it, for their own selfish reasons, usually financial conspiracy theory fmd
  10. This is why the phrase 'family reasons' exists A total copout to hide the truth that everyone knows anyway Then you have brown paper bags which everyone pretends don't exist either The whole thing is farce
  11. well presumably we would have been absolutely smashed by the 'proper' Essendon side wouldn't we? That means those 'injured' players being out was the difference between a small loss and a big loss. You prove my point by noting that Riewoldt NOT being out injured basically cost us the game. So it obviously counts for something. Get it? I can't believe I am having to defend my position 'good opposition players being out injured is helpful for us'. Would you also like me to argue the Earth is not flat? I might need to go away again I reckon
  12. bottom line is that we are 68 points per week a better side than when Neeld finished. That's in 2 seasons plus 7 rounds. That is seriously impressive
  13. we have played 5 great games and 2 terrible ones - the Saints got us on one of our terrible ones, otherwise it wouldn't even be a discussion
  14. what nobody is talking about is the paper bag factor - everyone seems to think that money isn't part of the equation, on the assumption he will get as much with us as he will elsewhere. Well plenty of players have made a mockery of that idea through salary cap dodges, most famously by Chris Judd, who went to Carlton on the back of some blatently obvious misconduct that the AFL completely allowed to happen. Freo (or any of 16 other clubs who would all love to have him) could hatch any number of schemes to make it work, as the salary cap is a mirage
  15. yeah but we haven't really needed him against these also-ran sides... his real value is that he could kick 6 in a final against the Hawks in 2018 and get us home that's what's at stake, the ability to be true contenders
  16. Having Hogan or not having him could easy be the difference between making a prelim and winning the flag As good as Clarry, Viney, Tyson, Tracc and Brayshaw look like being in the middle, Jesse is something else, he cannot be compensated for, and it has been way too long since we have had one like him. Lose any of those midfielders and we can move on easily, its not the case for Jesse. Gawn is almost as important BTW. like I said the other day, he's not even in good form at the mo, and the other day he bagged 7 goals in his 26th game, in a losing side and he did it easily. He will be unstoppable in 3 years time with all the carp we've put up with already, this one will sting
  17. Question... Roos said: 'if you pay over the odds for one player, as this club's done before, when we're under pressure, then it becomes hard to assemble a good list'.. who do we reckon he is talking about? It has been a while since anyone has had a truly huge contract isn't it? Mitch Clark?
  18. would be an unmitigated disaster no matter what compo we got out of it would be the last straw for another chunk of our vanishing supporter base for starters
  19. you provided a synopsis of the news report, which I have now just seen. Nobody said anything about 'team success' being 'what the contract is about' FWIW I feel better after seeing that clip. I don't feel like he's lying but then again who knows
  20. interesting perspective one thing that gives me hope is the fact Viney signed up big yesterday. Maybe provided a bit of inspiration?
  21. Some questions for you to ponder: what if he plays a shocker this week because he is not properly prepared and it costs us the game? With all the effort that goes into conditioning the players... do you think that is good practice for the club to be engaged with? Bowing down to the needs of an individual at the expense of the side? Does that sound like typical Roos behaviour? Is it good culture to have star players calling the shots or should they be subservient to the bigger system? Like I said from the start, there is something unusual going on here, which is not good, simple as that.
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