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Mate I was fed up with Moloney long before Neeld was even on the horizon so you can take your smart-arse [censored] and cram it. He was a selfish player who refused to do the hard yards and for a fron

Brisbane didn't offer him anything near that. The paltry compensation we got from the AFL for both Rivers and Moloney was partly based on the contracts they were getting at their new clubs. Brisbane w

Went from our best midfielder in 2011 (20 Charlie votes) to playing for Casey by mid 2012. A massive cross to Neeld on this subject.


i'll miss his passion for the club and the players and his ability to win the hard ball in congestion.
I won't miss his un-targeted "rainbow" rain maker kicks into the forward line.
All the best Beamer, if you were of higher IQ you would have made a fine MFC captain. *


*Please note i am being completely sincere here.

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I miss Beamer because I liked his normal, natural game and his passion for MFC - he should never have been placed in a situation where he had to leave.

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With the probable exception of Jones, it's interesting that Moloney is possibly playing better for the Lions than any other Melbourne player is playing for the Demons. We're down to one clearance player and if Jones goes down then heaven help us.

The coaching staff last year trying to turn a 28 year old attacking midfielder into a defensive half forward was a poor decision. Much like trying to turn Rivers into a forward.

If you don't possess A grade players you definitely don't get rid of your B grade players. Or not try and keep them.

Free agency should give the lower placed teams a chance to fast track to be a better performing team. So far the opposite has been the case for our club. Sylvia may well be on the move at seasons end - which will no doubt please the Sylvia haters. Frawley could ask for a move even though he is contracted.

We could end up with many of our experienced players being rejects from other clubs.

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I miss Beamer because I liked his normal, natural game and his passion for MFC - he should never have been placed in a situation where he had to leave.

Is that his natural game to not chase defensively or play with any accountability? His passion was all chest pumping and little substance. I don't miss him at all.

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I don't have an ill will towards him but I can't say I miss him - he was the epitome of the Bailey years. Could look a million bucks against horrible opposition and went completely missing against any team that was half competent.

Admire his passion for the club though he always struck me as the type who would wear a pink polo shirt with a popped collar.

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Is that his natural game to not chase defensively or play with any accountability? His passion was all chest pumping and little substance. I don't miss him at all.

Clearly you did not see his talent!

Funny how he was also a B and F the year before!

Perhaps you should be asking yourself why his game changed so significantly and so suddenly!

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Went from our best midfielder in 2011 (20 Charlie votes) to playing for Casey by mid 2012.

A massive cross to Neeld on this subject.

Rubbish, he didnt want to do what he was asked to do and he wanted to play for brent moloney and not be a team player.

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I don't have an ill will towards him but I can't say I miss him - he was the epitome of the Bailey years. Could look a million bucks against horrible opposition and went completely missing against any team that was half competent.

Admire his passion for the club though he always struck me as the type who would wear a pink polo shirt with a popped collar.

That is just not true Gonzo. For instance, Moloney averaged 19 possessions in our losses in 2011. Which was close enough to our best average for any of our players in those losses. Think Jones averaged 20 or 21 in those same losses. Completely missing? Don't think so.

The brutal truth is that none of our players have stood up consistently in all our losses from 2007 - 2012. None of them. Jones did ok last year in our big losses.

I'm constantly astonished that this vital piece of information is ignored.

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I love Beamer. Good guy, with that perfect amount arrogant attitude.

When Geelong won their premerships I listened to a smart ass reporter ask him if he regretted moving - I respected Beamer immediately for his quick response (which was a resounding no).

Its a shame things didnt work out: he went from such a great player to no effort.

Best of luck Beamer. I've only ever said that you, Rivers and Petterd... and the exact opposite to Mclean, Johnstone and Farmer

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Perhaps you should be asking yourself why his game changed so significantly and so suddenly!

Because the coach moved his cheese.

Whether it was the right thing or not doesn't matter now. His attitude sucked balls when he should have manned up and lead by example.

For this reason I don't miss him a single iota.

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I love Beamer. Good guy, with that perfect amount arrogant attitude.

When Geelong won their premerships I listened to a smart ass reporter ask him if he regretted moving - I respected Beamer immediately for his quick response (which was a resounding no).

Its a shame things didnt work out: he went from such a great player to no effort.

Best of luck Beamer. I've only ever said that you, Rivers and Petterd... and the exact opposite to Mclean, Johnstone and Farmer

I think Stef Martin could be included on the good books PJ, however, in any case, the loss of the players you named doesn't say much for the MFC hierarchy's decision making!

I love Beamer. Good guy, with that perfect amount arrogant attitude.

When Geelong won their premerships I listened to a smart ass reporter ask him if he regretted moving - I respected Beamer immediately for his quick response (which was a resounding no).

Its a shame things didnt work out: he went from such a great player to no effort.

Best of luck Beamer. I've only ever said that you, Rivers and Petterd... and the exact opposite to Mclean, Johnstone and Farmer

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Because the coach moved his cheese.

Whether it was the right thing or not doesn't matter now. His attitude sucked balls when he should have manned up and lead by example.

For this reason I don't miss him a single iota.

I bet you don't drive a Mustang either!
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That's just a complete untruth Gonzo. For instance, he averaged 19 possessions in our losses in 2011. Which was close enough to our best average for any of our players in those losses. Completely missing? Don't think so.

The brutal truth is that none of our players stood up consistently in all our losses from 2007 - 2012. None of them.

I'm constantly astonished that this vital piece of information is ignored. Suppose it's easier for some to just blame one bloke.

I was never a fan 'Macca', I always felt we couldn't afford to carry him in the same team as Silvia and Jones. They all tended to bomb the ball forward, at least Jones seems to have learned better.

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I was never a fan 'Macca', I always felt we couldn't afford to carry him in the same team as Silvia and Jones. They all tended to bomb the ball forward, at least Jones seems to have learned better.

A harsh call 'rjay'!
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I bet you don't drive a Mustang either!

No but I am a Hollywood actor.

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Clearly you did not see his talent!

Funny how he was also a B and F the year before!

Perhaps you should be asking yourself why his game changed so significantly and so suddenly!

Do you mean the situation where he had to learn the defensive side of his game, so he could play both ways and make him a more rounded player?

Yeah, I saw his talent. He gave his all downhill and put in for the club and ran a couple of boxing camps at his beloved 'Bool to fasttrack and toughen some kids up.

Ask yourself how he lead by example against the decent midfields...perhaps that's the point you're making Hardnut re: why his game went south - being asked to lead by example?

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But do you have your own star on the pavement!

Moloney does?

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I was never a fan 'Macca', I always felt we couldn't afford to carry him in the same team as Silvia and Jones. They all tended to bomb the ball forward, at least Jones seems to have learned better.

I'm by no means calling him a great player - he's not. But it should be acknowledged that we've only got one effective clearance player on our list right now.

So it was Moloney bombing it forward or the opposition gets it (if Jones doesn't get it)

And because of our poor defensive skills, if the opposition win more of the clearances, we get punished - often severely. I could always see his value, even though he was never a great user of the ball.

As I said, if Jones goes down, who's our next best clearance player? Right now?

Sometimes you have to make do with what you've got.

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Do you mean the situation where he had to learn the defensive side of his game, so he could play both ways and make him a more rounded player?

Yeah, I saw his talent. He gave his all downhill and put in for the club and ran a couple of boxing camps at his beloved 'Bool to fasttrack and toughen some kids up.

Ask yourself how he lead by example against the decent midfields...perhaps that's the point you're making Hardnut re: why his game went south - being asked to lead by example?

Sometimes in life you just have to take the talents of an individual who believes in you (in this case the Club) and use them, rather than just dump the individual because they aren't perfect - the AFL is full of players in history who fit that category and yet their coaches got the best from them.
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So no 1968 GT 390 Fastback?!?

WWSMD? (What Would Steve McQueen Do?)...

PJ, if I had one of those parked out in my shed I'd be a very happy man.

One powerball.

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