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Cranky Franky

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  1. On what criteria did you include Henry Coles ? Pretty sure he was Greek and had anglicised his name. And for the record I can't remember any mentions that Lovel was Indigenous early in his career. All the early talk was of his link to the Tasmanian woodchopping Lovells
  2. There are 2 points here that posters regularly get wrong & have now gone into folklore 1. Scott Thompson stated that he would stay at Melbourne if a reasonable deal could not get done with Adelaide. We could have kept him. Daniher however figured that if the player wanted to leave he would not stand in his way. 2. Geelong were desperate to get Ottens & Melbourne had their pick of half a dozen players & we chose Moloney.
  3. A season when Demonlanders stop living in the past & stop posting clips of Robbie Flower, Farmer, Schwatz & Jackovich because reality is so depressing
  4. And the worst decision Bailey ever made (which still haunts us) was to overlook Dylan Grimes in the pre season draft & pick Joel McDonald instead.
  5. Several major omissions as far as I am concerned. Henry Coles was an excellent rover & goal kicking fwd pocket for us. Also in terms of talent surely Alan Davis & Phil Carman get in - both were brilliant players. Cross, Crosswell & Clarkson were way past their best when they came to us & were only there to teach some of the younger players.
  6. Well knock me over with a feather. Who would have guessed. Same story that we've had from every assistant since about 1968.
  7. Its actually a very accurate comment. I watched Jeffy play at Casey in 2018 & for whatever reason he was poor & not trying very hard. Everybody is subject to different personal circumstances & pressures but when you pull on a jumper & get paid a bucketload of money you have to expect criticism. I can't see why he gets judged by different rules than say Stretch or Kennedy Harris.
  8. Smith, Vandenberg, Hannan, Kolodashnij & Bennell will be injured all year & won't play 6 games between them
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. Absolute disaster. Has been trouble & a disappointment at 2 Clubs. You start recruiting di#%heads and you reap the result.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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