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    I agree Redleg. The petulance and immaturity of the supporter-base in vilifying Scully and his old man on social media...and the club's effort to play the emotional card (promised a dying man) during a period of absolute off-field mis-trust and skull-duggary (Connolly, Schwab, Bailey).....yeh, I reckon the way the club pressured this kid off-field, and the juvenile antics of its supporter base, was absolutely BS. Beams, Ablett, but not Scully. Do the maths sunshine. The debate rages for years over which supporter base has nothing in-between its' ears. Gee, over the Scully saga, and the applause for Lyon picking Neeld, and the salivation over the Lewis deal, we are definitely right up there in the mix for gold.
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    Do the maths Sue. Beams, Ablett, Sam Mitchell, Hodge (will), Lewis (will) all return to their true homes.
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    We are paying Lever and May 800k each right? If the Swans come to us, we can give them salary cap relief for 2 years and they can pay all but 900 k annually for 2020 and 2021. Then we have the option of shifting him back for 2022 onwards, where he may be of 'some' use to them by then. I think Hawthorn are in the box seat. He will play for them for peanuts I'd imagine. Hawthorn supporters (with Buddy) and Geelong supporters (with Ablett), didn't get stupendously irate like MFC supporters with Scully. If we had calmed down to a rational level (a kid was offered the deal of a lifetime that we would have encouraged our kids to accept; and the club forced him to lie essentially), and our medical team was on par with Hawthorn's, Scully would have come back. No doubt whatsoever.
  4. Reminds me of a non-descript or unmemorable player of the early 80's that played 12 games. Yes he may have kicked 2 (joe the gooses) when we had a 4 goal breeze against the lowly Fitzroy at the G on a sunny day, but ....meh. Hope I am wrong.
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    Smart supporters should be worried. St Kilda are up and about, and we wont have the small confines of the SCG restricting a keepings-off or helter-skelter game slicing us up. Preuss debuted well, but gee I am concerned the other way. We are slow to begin with, and many of our forwards have question-marks about defensive pressure. Weed - definitely Spargo - not physical nor fast enough. The sum aint there. Preuss - can easily be run off on turnover. Melksham - usually concerned about why he didn't get the free or kick a goal instead of applying instant defense on turnover. We are so easy to exploit by leg speed and ball movement. Interesting game coming up. Only the 3 day extra may save us, and/or blitzing contested possession and clearances.
  6. Genuine love the game. No ego. Intelligent. Experienced. Gee wiz. You can never please the masses.
  7. Smashed again in relation to uncontested possession in a decent win. This is not structural surely....gotta be personnel. Renovation rather than rebuild inevitable IMO.
  8. Our wings got slaughtered in the 1st half; and Florent was BOG really. If you look at most of their centre clearances (1st half in particular), their mids were pushing us under the ball and wings were vital. Good midfield changes (one mid started 10-15 metres away from the centre bounce) in the 2nd half allowed us to start clearing. My issue is our wings on most grounds bigger than the G. Roos wants TMc their and floating forward. I still think Jones will be exposed on the wing for most of this year. Last night shows that he might be able to do something forward...but it needs to be a trend not an event.
  9. Yeh I reckon he went a bit quick in the last when we needed to slow it down and take time off the clock. BUT, after getting the mother-of-all knocks (Jones should get suspended), getting back on and then launching back to spoil a Sydney I50 entry and colliding, this guy has 5 stars from me every round. Guts personified. The MFC is so fortunate to have this guy.
  10. Jones - proved me wrong (on a small ground) Viney - Will to win Gawn - ground ball domination Hore - Liked his reach Frost - Hands on heart O.McDonald - One to forget T.McDonald - Solid game tonight C. Wagner - The OK brother? Oliver - Crazy bloody brave Salem - calm and collected Petracca - Backing his strength Petracca - Having a ping Hunt - pace effort essential Brayshaw - Due for average Harmes - Got mids started Fritsch - some important contests Preuss - can’t question intensity Melksham - put team first Stretch - BOG (his opponent) J. Wagner - VFL Wwideman - better defensive pressure Hibbo- love his drive Spargo - not there yet
  11. Why stop there? Why not add in something about the coaching staff, medical staff, dieticians and psychs? Our first tier midfield (Broliver) has been carrying the side. Full-stop. Gawn has had a decent 2 weeks, with Scott admitting he pantsed Stanley. As Barassi would say "give me GPS and I will shut up'. The media and many posters just look at the scoreboard and then conclude that A, B & C are lazy selfish and disorganised. The media and many posters look at 0-3 and THEN start questioning recruiting and selection. Generals after the war is just lazy with non-existent thinking. The figures don't back you up at all; but I would say our 2nd tier midfield utilities (ANB etc...) could be seen as lazy with a preference of being first to the front half having a shot at goal, at the expense of implementing instant defence and running hard back to help and fill dangerous space. Any criticism of Broliver in the media and here is a joke. 44 hard-earned possessions aint enough in hostile territory against the hottest side in the comp?
  12. Come over to my place and lets watch the PF again. The worst on-field decision this club has made since the Neeld era....just behind the Lever trade.
  13. https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/melbourne-s-emerging-mids-aren-t-keeping-up-with-the-joneses-20190409-p51ci4.html Seriously, Angus Brayshaw would be leading our B&F; and Clayton Oliver's nose would be touching his backside. Brayshaw and Oliver have carried the side in the first 3 games, and couldn't do any more.
  14. I have no idea if this guy will make 50 games; haven't seen him play. You can talk about hindsight, but I will just refer to list-clogging. Who has clogged the list in the past 2-3 years that have prevented us from pushing up a project player. We persevered with Spencer for too long and Clarko also sold us a 'pasties' .
  15. Might get an intercept mark, but I reckon he might get dropped for Preuss, who at this stage will show more defensive pressure and fight when the ball comes to ground.
  16. I rate Jones more valuable onfield now compared to Lewis even 2 years ago. That said, reputation has counted for more regarding these 2 in relation to selection (Lewis) and position (Jones).
  17. Goodwin's game style and his cattle are suited to congestion. Goodwin's game style is ballistic and 5th gear. Against Essendon, the scoring end was clearly Punt road. You'd think we could slow it down when Essendon were kicking to the scoring end. We couldn't. We have had one speed. Most teams have 2-3 gears.
  18. The only place he can hide is half-back like Jordie Lewis over the past 2 years. Footy world (Lloyd on FC) has worked out the bleeding obvious. MFC get out-run in terms of speed and spread. Jones can't play wing on big grounds anymore. Go to half back and stiffen us up, and Jordie retires after the Hawk game.
  19. He can only be hidden in the small confines of the SCG. Otherwise for me, farewell game v. Hawks.
  20. Pretty sure that was it. Don't think Fritsch was going to run him down. I think Frost's job there is to create a bit of uncertainty for the player with ball in hand. Frost left a little too early to enable an easy pass.
  21. My issue is the whipping boy at Melbourne was probably Dunn, Howe, Watts, and now Frost. Ignoring the merits of getting rid of those 3 (I am sure Howe would have taken a D50 mark on the weekend), Frost has what we significantly lack...and that is speed. Frost is asked to do more than shut down a player; he is asked to take them on. We as MFC supporters can choose to shoot darts at the whipping boy of the day, but my arrow has been firmly pointed at the club for getting Lewis (3 year deal) and selling the farm for Lever. Said it since day 1. These two decision had and will have massive implications. I was saying it also, unlike the simpletons, when we were winning and making finals. That is the key difference between the simpleton who looks at the scoreboard, then re-thinks and then regurgitates. pTGR
  22. I must admit I questioned Frost coming out to confront Darcy Parish leaving him an easy pass to someone at the city end. But Frost had the last laugh as he kicked a point.
  23. I like 'Froscar'. Remember Watts and Howe and co. were the source of all our ills? In relation to Brisbane, surely most of the footy world had us 3 years ahead in terms of development and windows.
  24. 6/6/6 has hurt no other club like us. Ironic that satin's number will hurt the Demons the most. You now need speed, line-breaking ability and a thirst for one-on-one footy. We were an inside team that lacked speed on the outside and line-breaking ability to begin with. Then we recruited Lewis, who played +1, who lead our zone defence. According to Bartel, Brisbane's defence has been ingrained with one-on-one learning since he stepped foot in the place. Geelong got taught a lesson by us in September 2018. But they transformed, and injected speed into their line-up. We didn't even review the PF, because that wasn't us. Maybe in retropect, it was us in the most important game of the year. Clarkson has got rid of slow old legs in the past 3 years, and brought in running power amongst other things. We were a bit hamstrung. We sold the farm with Lever, and missed out on injecting the list with speed/talent in the superdraft. We can't re-write history, and don't deserve to, but there are some things that can and must be done pronto. Goodwin must put TMac (who I rate as a forward) back to provide some assurance down back. He will take marks in D50 and hopefully work well with his brother. Frost and Hibberd particularly, must be freed toward the wings. Jones must re-invent himself down back or retire this year. Lewis should retire in the upcoming Hawks game and get chaired off as a courageous skillful player 3 years past his prime. Goodwin must think about Preust, especially if Weed's defensive efforts remain average. Goodwin must persist with Lockhart and Hunt. Think I might start looking at June snow-deals and September holidays. Will the small SCG favour our penchant for inside footy? Maybe, but Essendon and Port showed the footy world to be daring with ball-in-hand and take us on with speed..and dare us to chase and tackle. pTGR
  25. The most simple of simpletons can put OMac and Frost (who really should take the 3rd and 4th banana) as out main problem, and ignore putrid defensive spread, pressure on the opposition ball carrier, and relative ease into our D50. I agree, I wanted a mark in D50 from them and got nil, but please look at the whole pic.
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