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  1. Great insight into the club

    Goodwin - yes you got it wrong.  It does take courage to admit it.  It takes absolutely internal thinking to change And get it right this year 

    Vandenburg- hope this guy gets back. Great attitude. Would be a huge in for 2020. 

    Bennell - it’s a honest call from the club. This is his last chance. Hopefully he has good support at the club and importantly away from the club. Fingers crossed. 

    Burgess - seems to be the man to lift and push the players. Wait and see how it goes. I’m backing him. 

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  2. Good article imo. Everyone is unclear whether the Demons are as good as the 2018 model or as bad as the 2019 version. 

    that’s fair enough. 2018 was an easy draw.  2019 was a tough draw and a shocking run of injuries to key players. 

    still our ability to score and actually to kick the footy to hit targets was shocking. This simple improvement to AFL standard would be a huge lift. 

    I’m tipping a 7-10 position this year with a good draw. 

    Tmcd and Weideman have to be better. They have to get strong and mark the footy. We need a 40+ and a 25+ goal scoring year from these two. 

    Fit and firing, we can beat anyone. Yes Anyone. But getting a fit squad is already proving hard to achieve and we haven’t even had a practice game. 

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  3. Williamstown signed up Jack Leslie.  He is one to keep watch on as he proved a very versatile tall defender at AFL level.  Willy seems to always recruit very well and Andy Collins obviously drives a good discussion around the opportunity to “play” consistent game time at a stand alone non aligned club. I think they also have some $$$$$ to offer which helps recruit other VFL Players like Corey Rich and Luke Meadows. They lost GF by 3 points last year and imo will be top 2-3 again.  

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  4. 9 hours ago, MikeAlphaTango said:

    Could the mystery kid be one of:

    Melbourne: Ollie Lord, Will Phillips

    2020 eligible draftees training with Melbourne from an AFL article a couple weeks ago.

    Lord is 195cm key forward and Phillips is a midfielder.

    Surely the AFL could give us these kids as compensation for long term suffering. (?!?)  Lord is a Tom Hawkins type key forward and Phillips is a gun young midfielder who should go in the top 10 picks in 2020. 

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  5. Any news on Jack Leslie coming to Casey??
    Big defender. Strong and quick.

    Injuries has impacted on his past few years but 2019 showed he was good enough in AFL quality. 

    Was a very good junior and I thought he’d be a reasonable chance to get picked up post Suns delisting. One to watch in 2020 hopefully in a Casey jumper. 

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  6. Gillon Mc has seen this and granted the Dees some compensation.  We will get

    1st priority pick in 2020 draft

    mid 1st round pick in 2021 draft

    exclusive access to Gippsland zone for the next 5 years

    Gillon Mc said “for the benefit of the game and the long term strength of the code, we need every team being competitive across many years”  


    sorry- it was all a dream!! we are not the Suns 



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  7. 14 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

    If only we had one more pick.  Mitch O’Neill or Fraser Phillips.  Both look likely AFL Players with excellent skills and that class to play at the top level.  Both will definitely get rookie listed. 

    Both got picked up as rookies.  Desperately unlucky not to be drafted.  

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