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Cranky Franky

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  1. The most "beige" player on the list, lacks any physicality to his game. Astounded that they kept him & let Frost walk, very lucky to still be around.
  2. The first intelligent comment on this issue. Demonlanders seem to have lost their ability to think critically & everything the management does gets greeted with loud applause. 5 years is a ridiculous deal for a good solid player. Only Gawn & maybe Oliver would be worthy of such a deal. Over long contracts is how Clubs get themselves into trouble - form & injury can mean a drop off very quickly.
  3. I reckon a lot of Demonlanders have collectively gone mad & lost their objectivity and logical reasoning in their desperate quest for success. What happened to the NO Dickhe@ds policy. Have people forgotten the troubles & dramas this bloke has caused at 2 Clubs !! with regard to drugs and poor discipline. And this is before you even begin to look at his injury problems
  4. Absolute disaster. Has been trouble & a disappointment at 2 Clubs. You start recruiting di#%heads and you reap the result.
  5. The problem with ANB is that his skills are very shaky under any sort of pressure. He also needs more aggression and physical pressure in his makeup. Plus he just has to kick those 50/50 goal opportunities that present to him.
  6. What a load of absolute nonsense - straight out of the Melbourne PR Dpt. Tomlinson might be able to run 3 marathons in a row but he is still an average plodder.
  7. I was flabbergasted to read that our BT rates Frost behind Josh Wagner & Oscar McD because no other sane person who watches football would agree with them. Reminds me that we gave away a Kings ransom to get Lever when we effectively gave away Jeremy Howe who has become one of the top intercept defenders in the competition. And to those who always pipe up that Howe was going to leave anyway - I have never seen evidence of that & recall that we made no effort to keep him & were very happy to trade him away.
  8. You are missing the point - which is - that there are a lot of hidden gems among potential Indigenous recruits. For example we select Johnson & Bedford who at best need years of development whereas Richmond pick up Shai Bolton & Sidney Stack, not to mention Marlion Pickett who are ready to play from day 1. We used to be very good at this - now we are not.
  9. Melbourne used to be very good at recruiting talented Aboriginal players - usually a bit more mature & experienced than raw 18 year olds - we had great success with Matt Whelan, Ozzie Woannemirri, Liam Jurrah & Aaron Davey. In recent years we seemed to have sopped looking. We have picked up Dion Johnstone & Jay Kennedy Harris while Richmond have managed to pick several diamonds out of the rough ie Bolton, Stack & now Pickett. Our recruiters need to wake up.
  10. Are you a dill or just uninformed ? We have a VFL side - its called the Casey Demons & we completely control every aspect of it including player development. Get with the program.
  11. Sorry but I'm still bitter about us recruiting Joel MacDonald over Dylan Grimes. Just cannot get over it. Add that to Paul Roos saying that Toby Green & Shaun Higgins were available to us for loose change a few years ago - what might have been !!???
  12. I thought he was finished last year but 9 goals from 7 games means he was on track for a 30 goal season - even with a dodgy shoulder. He is still a mile ahead of any other small forward we have so I would give him a performance based one year deal. Lets not throw out the baby with the bathwater.
  13. Our current coaching group does not seem to be very good at developing young players. Unless you are an outstanding prospect most young players need to learn the game at VFL level then when they are playing consistent footy at Casey you slowly ease them into first grade. I despair that we have wrecked any chance Oscar McD & Spargo have of being AFL players by playing them when they were not ready & not giving them time to learn the game & develop - now I worry that we will do the same to Dunkley.. Hope I'm wrong.
  14. Spargo's biggest problem is that he has been developed poorly. He should have played 3 or 4 games last year then gone back to Casey to develop & hone his craft not played 15 odd games its really the Club's fault. Also not sure he has the weapons to be a small fwd - I reckon he should go to the mid field to hone his skills.
  15. Give him a break - I know he looks about 40 but he has only played 13 games of senior footy & he came to AFL fairly late. It will be another 3 or 4 years before he becomes an effective player. We probably need a ready made back up while Preuss learns the trade.
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