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The John Meesen Appreciation Thread


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Call me tragin, but I have always wanted to preempt something. Today, I predict that in John Meesens first dee game at his old home ground will be a success.

I was one of those guys that completely rode off Garland, that begged us to delist Warnock and thought that Austin was no good (predicted after his first game).

I would love this bloke to absolutely tear it up this weekend and also gather 15-20 possies around the ground, whilt containing his opponent. Big call I know, but there is nothing that can't happen in this game.

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Yeah, I'll put in a tentative word of support here.

If he comes good then a major hole in our list is at least partially filled.

Certainly there's no point hoping he'll fail just because he gave us all the #$%s with what looked like a lack of intent last year.

As we saw last year with Garland and Warnock, sometimes those tall guys just all of a sudden make sense of their own bodies and it all starts working that much better.

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Were going into the game with PJ and Meesen who are klnown as blokes that are handy around the ground but struggle with the hits outs. Against one of the best tap ruckamn (Lade) and the very physical and fired up Brogan! I predict that unless PJ can run forward and kick 4 we will be smashed and the ruck is the first place we will be beaten!!!!

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Call me tragin, but I have always wanted to preempt something. Today, I predict that in John Meesens first dee game at his old home ground will be a success.

I was one of those guys that completely rode off Garland, that begged us to delist Warnock and thought that Austin was no good (predicted after his first game).

I would love this bloke to absolutely tear it up this weekend and also gather 15-20 possies around the ground, whilt containing his opponent. Big call I know, but there is nothing that can't happen in this game.

Going by your last predictions and views, Meesen is going to have a shocker

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I'm also one who hopes this bloke plays like he has been on our list for 2 years and hasn't been given an opportunity til now. No better game and better opponent to show he has a little ticker to get involved early and keep contesting even when things may not be going his or the team's way.

Logic says Brogan and co. will spook him early...interested to see how JM responds. Career defining game, but I guess that is stating the obvious.

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First McInstosh, then Fraser. Opposition ruckman have had field days against us.

I am OK with Spencer being rested and I hope Meesen defies all those who have bagged him on this site.

I for one have not heard anything positive about him before last week's game but he had to be given a try. Here's hoping he gives us some presence around the ground.

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I am very, very interested to see how he goes tomorrow.... I will be watching very closely from the fence.... Taken at No. 8 in 2004 by Adelaide and then never really got going.... Apparently was never happy with being picked up by an interstate side and was always homesick.....

Give 'em hell Johnno!!

Good Luck and give 100% to prove a thing or two to your legion of doubters (myself included)

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It's the around the ground stuff where we have been thrashed in the last 2 weeks. The taps aren't quite as important, except this week we have Lade and Shaun Burgoyne's combination to deal with, especially close to goal. Hopefully Meese can stick with Lade and Brogan around the ground.

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Call me tragin, but I have always wanted to preempt something. Today, I predict that in John Meesens first dee game at his old home ground will be a success.

I was one of those guys that completely rode off Garland, that begged us to delist Warnock and thought that Austin was no good (predicted after his first game).

I would love this bloke to absolutely tear it up this weekend and also gather 15-20 possies around the ground, whilt containing his opponent. Big call I know, but there is nothing that can't happen in this game.

After seeing Big John play the last 2 weeks, I would say he is in career best form. If he can't make it now he probably never will.

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After seeing Big John play the last 2 weeks, I would say he is in career best form. If he can't make it now he probably never will.

That means diddly squat when your career consists of playing 2 games at one club, then getting traded to the worst club in the league, whereupon you can't get a game for an entire year.

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Call me tragin, but I have always wanted to preempt something. Today, I predict that in John Meesens first dee game at his old home ground will be a success.

I was one of those guys that completely rode off Garland, that begged us to delist Warnock and thought that Austin was no good (predicted after his first game).

I would love this bloke to absolutely tear it up this weekend and also gather 15-20 possies around the ground, whilt containing his opponent. Big call I know, but there is nothing that can't happen in this game.

Just a question.....have you seen Meesen play??

Meesen I am afraid, if played in the ruck, is going to receive the type of toweling, that will be spoken about for generations to come...

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Whilist he wears the demon guernsey i will support him

He has frustrated supporters by performances so far

Think the problem is above the shoulders myself

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That means diddly squat when your career consists of playing 2 games at one club, then getting traded to the worst club in the league, whereupon you can't get a game for an entire year.
he was traded to the worst list in the league, not the worst club, GO DEMONS.
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hopefully he can follow jollys footsteps
what to sydney, :lol: fancy keeping jamar and trading jolly, jolly would sit back and watch a demons game and laugh his ass off.
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what to sydney, :lol: fancy keeping jamar and trading jolly, jolly would sit back and watch a demons game and laugh his ass off.

stupid statement

1) jolly wanted to go. he wanted to be number 1. he was streets behind white at that stage.

2) jamar was raw and young and overtook him in the last part of jolly's last season when white was out (cant remember what year it was). at the time he had more upside. jolly looked soft. that was vindicated in the 2006 GF.

3) sydney wouldn't have given a 1st round draft pick for jamar.

that is what really irritates me about "oh we should have kept 'person x' " posts or "imagine what we'd be like with X,Y,Z". if they wanted to leave then what the hell can the club do. apart form making sure that they cash in at the trade table.

as for the topic at hand, i'm glad he's getting a run. i want to know what he is made of and if at the end of the year we should be wasting printer ink for a new contract or not.

the challenge is yours Meesen. show us what you've got and whether we should renew your contract at seasons end.

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