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  1. Hore very unlucky not to get named. I find it a bit bewildering to name Spargo, Lockhart, Beford and Pickett all in the same side. Wish Hore replaced Spargo or Lockhart on this one.
  2. Several times last year I vented my frustrations of Oscar McDonald. He's now had one more pre-season to hone his skills. Today he'll come up against Kennedy and Darling, last time they met I remember they kicked ~6 goals as a direct result of poor performances from Oscar (out-muscled, out-marked, and out-ran). Today is a fresh start for him, but at least, today will mark my expectations of him for the rest of the season. If he gets pants yet again I will eagerly look forward to the returns of Smith and Petty from injury.
  3. Yes I agree they do. At present he's favouring towards them but that shouldn't stop us working to get him to select us over the next couple of years. On field success should certainly help. From reports his father is more of a Melbourne man as well. Even if he doesn't I hope we can work it so if we do indeed bid on him he's not disappointed to come over, e.g. his initial decision was a tough one to make. I just hope the club plays the political game and at least works to get in his ear early. If he's that good of a talent we'd be foolish not to.
  4. What about Kozzi Pickett and Kobe Farmer in the forward line together....?
  5. Disagree. There's nothing stopping us to put a bid in on the night if he's worthy. We could have done it for Green (GWS) at pick 3 this year. I understand he's aligned with Freo via their academy as well as father/son, I am curious if our father/son still carries any weight with relation to the rules. Regardless, any club can bid on him come draft night.
  6. Does anyone know if Kobe made the WA U18 team as a bottom aged player this year? Or even if teams have been named yet? I'm certainly eager to see how he goes and can't help but wonder if the club still has him on their radar to come in a scoop him from the Dockers.
  7. I've been away for a while and thought of posting a 'Deven Robertson' thread for quite some time, better late than never with this post. I genuinely find it astounding that he's not more regularly spoken about as a Top-5 prospect. The two games I saw him play he was an absolute jet. He literally ticks all the boxes: He's a massive accumulator of the ball. He's hard at it, both in and under as well tackling. He's got a good build and great athleticism, e.g. dash out of packs. He's got a great footy brain and knows where to run (he could easily start his career on the wing). And finally, he's a leader and by all reports a quality person that's an absolute professional. The one knock on him that comes up is that sometimes his kicking is 'inconsistent', but how does this differ from Serong or Ash. Additionally, I find it far easier to get a kid in the AFL system with the right attitude to improve their kicking skills (e.g. by 10-20%) as opposed to many of the other fundamentals (e.g. going in hard, sprinting from a pack, and natural running patterns) mentioned above. Keep in mind, this kid won the Larke Medal ahead of both Rowell and Anderson. While his sensational carnival was not a once off. He's been averaging the same stats for two years, ~30 disposals and 6 tackles per game, in the WA Colts. I'm not saying select him with pick #3, all I ask is that Taylor and his team genuinely consider him there. Take that little extra time when comparing him to the other options at that point, because if he doesn't make it to us at #8 we've missed a star in a making.
  8. Too slow off the mark, too slow between the ears, out muscled in marking contests, and can't kick. Not even VFL standard. Love how the club offload Frost for peanuts and then serve us up this tripe.
  9. The idiocy of this club to move Frost on is beyond me. You keep good players, even if you see them as depth. It's not like he's asking for the farm. He's locked down opposition forwards time and time again. He's better than May, while Lever fits best as the third intercept tall (e.g. behind Talia and Hartigan). That's IF they're all fit. Then we have the medium- and small-sized defenders such as Hibberd, Hore, Jetta, and Salem. With that said Hibberd and Jetta only have a few years left anyway. It simply baffles me. Over the last few years we've re-signed sub-par, depth-at-best players like ANB, Stretch, O. McDonald (he's not even VFL standard), Hannan, JKH, Spargo and Wagner (#1 & #2, don't get me started). Sounds like Mahoney's at it again. Will bend over week one. Then get pushed around by Freo's Bell and who knows who else. Then spin some PR nonsense that they wen't well "overall' / looking at the whole trade period. When yet these list management hypocrites (Goodwin included) challenge the players on every single action they do. [censored] this club sometimes, or at least the morons in it.
  10. Disagree completely. Frost is better as a lock-down defender than May. Lever is best as a third tall who can leave his man to roam. The three of them together make a high-quality combination "if" they stay fit. As for Oscar, he's slow off the mark and weak one-on-one, precisely the opposite of Frost. Oscar isn't even VFL standard, I'd happily see his off the list just to see a spot freed up for someone else.
  11. Losing Frost would be an enormous mistake. He continually locked down high-quality opposition forwards, he played his role and did it well. If Frost goes, key forwards will bury next year. If we need to remove a tall, start with Oscar McDonald.
  12. This is an absolute disgrace. I'll be more infuriated if our club let this happen. There will be a big difference between pick 2 and 3 this year, the club just fight this. If the AFL want to support GC, offer them a minidraft for players of next year's crop. Take two out of the system early provides two other kids spots. Then GC trade in for both picks and experienced players. Everyone wins.
  13. They're elite athletes, not SAS or Commando units. Subjection to the likes of sleep and food deprivation as well as hyperthermic conditions will not improve the "mental resilience" of a collective group. These tasks are designed by special forces to ween people out of their courses so they are left with the top 1% of soldiers capable of performing near-impossible tasks. I'd rather see them work on their relationships and skills, which they so desperately lack.
  14. Going from 4th (post finals) to 17th in less than a year, it can't be half the club. But something has changed, something/someone has created tension and friction which has caused a flow-on effect. This needs to be properly identified by an unbiased third-party. From there things can get fixed. Knee-jerk reactions to make heads roll so it looks like the club is doing something may damage things further.
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