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  1. Short memory. Wasn't he quoted by a prominent Melbourne newspaper that "the four no longer means anything to us". Happy to be proven wrong, but.....
  2. Who knows if its nothing more than what most of us will experience. All I would say is that the pressure on him must be immense. He would have strolled into this season like Bill Shorten approached the election....and then whack.
  3. Jones - Was good tonight Melb - Had a crack Gawn - Wiped Vardy’s Rsss Lockhart - Something special emerging Frost - Petruccelle met kryptonite Harmes - Great 1st half Tim Smith - Luck over due Stretch - never ever finishes Hore - Great 1st half Trac - Good and bad Garlett - Good and bad TMac - Great and OK
  4. Your speculation in the your first paragraph is totally and utterly incorrect. Typical pulpit response that attempts to get an 'A' for grammar and attempted overt common-sense, but actually gets an 'F' for accuracy. Rather than assume, it aint that difficult to do 5 minutes of relative research around here. You obviously think the current medical/training services team will continue in 2020? You remind me of the Liberals with climate change. In relation to our team, I see parallels with Jordan Lewis, who had a great history of leadership, insight, experience, respect, and bravery, but when the basics are needed (earning your spot, keeping your feet, and being disciplined) he falls short.
  5. Simpletons can look at this and blame Oliver. It ignores the countless times 2-3 forwards have lead to the same spot. Oliver is a star. Watch the Sydney game to see a guy put his body on the line for the club. This guy doesn’t get cheap possessions wide like a lot of Melbourne ‘stars’ of the past 20 years. Look deeper than the stat. Yes, he can polish up his kicking, but Oliver is the least of our problems.
  6. What about Lynden Dunn? Hang on. We sacked him for torping. If things don’t work out FCS, Melbourne need to go for someone left of centre like a young Blight or Terry Tan. 50 years of a conservative approach has yielded jack shizen.
  7. 58er, one overt example is enough in my book. Joel Smith's was pathetic, in a JLT when we had fit guys on the bench. Sports science with loading minutes has gone mad. Off the top of my head.... Steven May - Groin. Came off. Got assessed. Went back on when the game was done and dusted. Little wonder he will miss months, not weeks. But I guess we can rest easy trying to blame the 'way he presented'. Viney - AC courtesy of Stack. Got assessed as a partial tear. Came back on when game was well and truly over. (Viney - foot surgery fiasco of 2017) Melksham - Foot, but I am happy to give them a GOAJC due to the circumstances. Usually, us on the outside can only see a hint of what is going on. Might be lucky to find maybe 1 per year where the decision makers made a calculated risk. We have had a series of dumb decisions this year in particular.
  8. Anyone who thinks the injury list of 2019 is just down to bad luck is absolutely kidding themselves. There may be an excuse for Melksham (game in balance - 3 injured), but the amount of times an injured player has been put back on the park when the game was insignificant and/or the outcome was essentially concluded...is mind-blowing. The overt examples that make one head-scratch, surely puts in doubt decisions made regarding other players on the list. Pert...review inevitable.
  9. Driving past Lexus/Holden centre, Collingwood regularly train under lights. Where do we train under lights?
  10. Massive changes over a pre-season are quite unfair in a lot of ways. Also, you have pre-season games to trial stuff. I think Brisbane were allowed to play trial games with it last year if I remember correctly. Also Hocking's connections to Geelong would have given them a lead-in or wink in relation to what changes were coming in I reckon. Now that Hocking and Gill are half way across the river and struggling, they won't turn back, even if they have reduced scoring and made the game more difficult to umpire. Get ready for more rules to come in.
  11. Hore seemed happy with himself after slotting through the winner.
  12. Good call. I'd rather him ping from 50 than lower the eyes. He doesn't have touch. Melbourne won't let him go with this instinct until Hocking brings super-goals in @ 2021.
  13. Frost - Love his footy Melksham - Broken right foot? Petracca - Sulk or swagger Melbourne - 18 fit men Demonology - 1 minute hell Hibbo - body on line Brayshaw - unusually average game Frost - Take em on. Frost - Simpletons were wrong. Jones - one more year. Stretch - absolutely no vision Stretch - chook without head Melbourne - need Stretch's pace Omac - V F L Lockhart - a real gem Lewis - great without ball
  14. Good last quarter. Should get another year for mine. Just don't play him on the wing on a big ground opposite a snail. Like Frost, has been unfairly dragged down by his comparable pairing.
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