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Personally I am fed up with watching teams such as the Eagles, Pies, Bombers, Crows and other teams regularly top up with good players, draft well and play finals footy. I know it's culture and other reasons, but they behave predatory when it comes to getting the best lists. Historically the MFC bumbles along at draft time, trade time and picks up the scraps. This club must get ruthless, predatory and recruit players who work their butts off and would kill to be the best.

I fear if this club fails yet again...we are doomed.

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Personally I am fed up with watching teams such as the Eagles, Pies, Bombers, Crows and other teams regularly top up with good players, draft well and play finals footy. I know it's culture and other reasons, but they behave predatory when it comes to getting the best lists. Historically the MFC bumbles along at draft time, trade time and picks up the scraps. This club must get ruthless, predatory and recruit players who work their butts off and would kill to be the best.

I fear if this club fails yet again...we are doomed.

Wasn't going after Clark predatory enough for you? All the naysayers just need to relax a little bit.

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I short changed a blind old lady $20 bucks today to kick in to our drafting fund.

How do you lke them apples for predatory.

Just call me The Lion King.

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If she was toothless you are forgiven biffo

She didn't have long to go DC.

Money couldn't buy back her youth.

So I feel pretty good about it.

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Personally I am fed up with watching teams such as the Eagles, Pies, Bombers, Crows and other teams regularly top up with good players, draft well and play finals footy. I know it's culture and other reasons, but they behave predatory when it comes to getting the best lists. Historically the MFC bumbles along at draft time, trade time and picks up the scraps. This club must get ruthless, predatory and recruit players who work their butts off and would kill to be the best.

I fear if this club fails yet again...we are doomed.

I guess you discount Clark because he broke his foot. Silly bugger.
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Personally I am fed up with watching teams such as the Eagles, Pies, Bombers, Crows and other teams regularly top up with good players, draft well and play finals footy. I know it's culture and other reasons, but they behave predatory when it comes to getting the best lists. Historically the MFC bumbles along at draft time, trade time and picks up the scraps. This club must get ruthless, predatory and recruit players who work their butts off and would kill to be the best.

I fear if this club fails yet again...we are doomed.

Predatory has nothing to do with drafting it is about trading. Who have West Coast, Essendon and Adelaide landed via trades that makes them better than us? Prismall? Tambling? Sydney and Hawthorn have been very good at this but otherwise the clubs you mentioned I would argue have done nothing better than how we secured Clark.

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Gaff and Fyfe should've been chased hard.

I'll add Rory Sloane to that list as well.

They were there for the taking at draft time. Sloane pick 44 2008. TAC Cup team of the year. Captain of Eastern Ranges. Of course we picked a project player from the other side of the country. Jamie Bennell. We could also have had Zac Clarke or Todd Banfield or even Mitch Robinson or Liam Anthony.

In 2009 we picked Gysberts and Tapscott but could have got Fyffe or Lewis Jetta or Daniel Talia.

I don't know whether Gysberts and Tapscott will make it but the others surely have.

MFC recruiting has been so poor it gives all the other clubs a head start even though our selections have come before them.

It really sucks. Wer'e playing catch up all the time. If we don't get it right this year we may well be doomed.

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Predatory has nothing to do with drafting it is about trading. Who have West Coast, Essendon and Adelaide landed via trades that makes them better than us? Prismall? Tambling? Sydney and Hawthorn have been very good at this but otherwise the clubs you mentioned I would argue have done nothing better than how we secured Clark.

And on their supporter sites they say the same things we do, and even point to how good our recruiting was to get Howe and McDonald where we did.

Drafting is an inexact art.

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I've just been getting advice on this subject from Coles and Safeway executives.

They say that at trading time, be a predator.

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Predatory like the predator in the movie of the same name, or predatory like a hungry lion going after an injured deer? Then there are the predators who hang around public toilets and playgrounds, obviously you don't mean those kinds

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Of course Clark was a good get....but get real people he was one out of the box for this outfit! and don't generalise calling people naysayers...I won't relax buddy until this club actually shows some mongrel on and off the pitch.

Check what Frenzy said. He didn't call people naysayers, he called naysayers naysayers.

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Predatory?

What does that mean?

Is this just another way of saying what Neeld recently said about the club needing to be 'ruthless,' but changed that word to 'predatory' so that no-one can come in here and say 'yeah, the coach just said that.'

OP - The coach has just said that.

“Our whole club is being educated as to what it takes to achieve such a thing. [They are] endeavouring to put in a ruthless club culture that demands adherence to elite standards.
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I short changed a blind old lady $20 bucks today to kick in to our drafting fund.

How do you lke them apples for predatory.

Just call me The Lion King.

That was my mother, but she's a dee and didn't mind so much when i told her ya give it to MFC draft fund.

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Predatory like the predator in the movie of the same name, or predatory like a hungry lion going after an injured deer? Then there are the predators who hang around public toilets and playgrounds, obviously you don't mean those kinds

Same hunger, different Prey.

Hopefully ours is of a higher moral plane, but yet still have the fierce eyes for our quarry.

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