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I understand the circumstances surrounding this, but the fact he is actually there makes you ponder a potential trade...

But why would MFC trade for picks 61 or 62, neither of which we'd be likely to use?

Bunkum.

Agree. Only pick 41 or 44 would come into play if there was a potential trade. Something we'd be likely to use.

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I'll be very sorry to see him go if indeed he does so. I can't deny that he has failed to live up to the potential he showed as a youngster, but he just looked so good during those couple of good sea

Right - enough of the fun and games. Background: I went to the TAB to collect my Saturday winnings and watch the Geelong Cup. On the way back I walked past Cale on the phone. After crossing the ro

Does anyone else want to see Morton have an uninterrupted run at a Misson preseason? He is just 22.

I understand the circumstances surrounding this, but the fact he is actually there makes you ponder a potential trade...

But why would MFC trade for picks 61 or 62, neither of which we'd be likely to use?

Bunkum.

A pick in the 60's is laughable. I for one would like to keep him & see what happend with an injury-free pre-season.

If this is true we are being stooged big-time.

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A pick in the 60's is laughable. I for one would like to keep him & see what happend with an injury-free pre-season.

If this is true we are being stooged big-time.

'If'?

It isn't true. That pick would be useless to us.

So we are not 'being stooged.'

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On the AFL website and MFC website under "Trade Winds":

"The Herald Sun is reporting that Melbourne midfielder Cale Morton might return home to Western Australia to play for the Eagles, perhaps in exchange for pick 61 or 62. Morton was the No.4 pick overall in the 2007 NAB AFL Draft, but has been a disappointment for the Demons. The Eagles are looking for a mature-aged midfielder to replace Koby Stevens, who they traded to the Western Bulldogs on Wednesday, and the thinking behind it is sound."

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More space for him to work in on the big expanses of the WA ground.

Actually the MCG at approx 174 x 147 metres is a bigger expanse than Subi.

The Subiaco oval is longer by a few metres but at approx 120 metres, not nearly as wide.

As for Cale Morton and others who are rumoured to be departing - I hope Neeld and crew aren't doing to us what Royce Hart did to Footscray!

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The mass exit continues. Green, Jurrah, Rivers, Molloney and now Morton

glad to see the list turnover but why didn't we go after Koby Stevens then? #caughtwithpantsdownagain

Mate you really need to start from the beginning of this thread.

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Actually the MCG at approx 174 x 147 metres is a bigger expanse than Subi.

The Subiaco oval is longer by a few metres but at approx 120 metres, not nearly as wide.

As for Cale Morton and others who are rumoured to be departing - I hope Neeld and crew aren't doing to us what Royce Hart did to Footscray!

Not entirely accurate.

The boundary is 5m inside the fence, so the MCG's playing surface is 164x138m. Subi's playing surface is 175x122m

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With a quick google search I managed to find your twitter feed and the original post. You were having a laugh with some mates before and after about whether dud journalists would pick this up and run with it. Absolute pisser that they have and that they clearly didn't do a basic search like I did and see your whole plan to suck them in. Even funnier that its Jay Clark! Classic! Well played sir

can you post a link to the twit feed?

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A pick in the 60's is laughable. I for one would like to keep him & see what happend with an injury-free pre-season.

If this is true we are being stooged big-time.

Problem is there that he is already on a modified program until xmas, so a full pre season is out of the question.

The thing with Cale is that he is really a well liked, popular memeber of the team, bit of a leader amongst the young blokes, it should not be lost that he has some character, a constant whipping boy of the club, but not once have you seen or heard anything negative from him.

I for one kind of hoped that he got the oppurtunity to prove alot of people wrong. SOrt of a soft spot for him.

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Actually the MCG at approx 174 x 147 metres is a bigger expanse than Subi.

The Subiaco oval is longer by a few metres but at approx 120 metres, not nearly as wide.

As for Cale Morton and others who are rumoured to be departing - I hope Neeld and crew aren't doing to us what Royce Hart did to Footscray!

There's not much scope for Melbourne to get any worse DD

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The thing with Cale is that he is really a well liked, popular memeber of the team, bit of a leader amongst the young blokes, it should not be lost that he has some character, a constant whipping boy of the club, but not once have you seen or heard anything negative from him.

Good call Demon3 - i'm with you. He seems a positive guy, which would have been hard to maintain after spending most of the seasons in the magoos.

I also have a soft spot for him and hope he stays. I really believe that he is a real confidence player and struggles psychologically dealing with injury and poor form. I've still got confidence he can play a role for the dees.

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I did enjoy yelling "MORTON!!!" during the GF.

He's a canary player for me, if we can turn Cale into a regular AFL player we will be well on the way. Keeper for me.

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Problem is there that he is already on a modified program until xmas, so a full pre season is out of the question.

The thing with Cale is that he is really a well liked, popular memeber of the team, bit of a leader amongst the young blokes, it should not be lost that he has some character, a constant whipping boy of the club, but not once have you seen or heard anything negative from him.

I for one kind of hoped that he got the oppurtunity to prove alot of people wrong. SOrt of a soft spot for him.

I don't know about that. Have heard somethings to the contrary

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I'm still wondering about the role of the MFC twitter crew in all of this (i have no idea about twiter by the way and tbh have no plan to).

I would find it curious that anyone connected to the club in any formalish capacity (assimeing MFC TC are cconnected to the club) would be a party to spreading false rumors about a contracted player. Unless of course they have an agenda, in which case that would be pretty grubby

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I'm still wondering about the role of the MFC twitter crew in all of this (i have no idea about twiter by the way and tbh have no plan to).

I would find it curious that anyone connected to the club in any formalish capacity (assimeing MFC TC are cconnected to the club) would be a party to spreading false rumors about a contracted player. Unless of course they have an agenda, in which case that would be pretty grubby

Your assumption is wrong.

The 'twitter handle' of the club is @melbournefc and it never says anything controversial.

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I'm still wondering about the role of the MFC twitter crew in all of this (i have no idea about twiter by the way and tbh have no plan to).

I would find it curious that anyone connected to the club in any formalish capacity (assimeing MFC TC are cconnected to the club) would be a party to spreading false rumors about a contracted player. Unless of course they have an agenda, in which case that would be pretty grubby

I think CIP was referring to his other MFC mates on twitter, ie the MFC crew. Not the official MFC.

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The mass exit continues. Green, Jurrah, Rivers, Molloney and now Morton

glad to see the list turnover but why didn't we go after Koby Stevens then? #caughtwithpantsdownagain

And do you, for a FACT, know that we didn't chase Stevens?
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