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Two decades ago StKilda was the retirement home for past it Carlton players. Let's not be Geelong's or anyone else's.

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Quick fixes rarely work

I think it's about time we started to learn from past mistakes rather than keep making them

Our past mistakes were not surrounding young talent with mature bodies.

Both Chapman and Corey could fill a need for 2 years while Aish and Kelly developed bigger bodies.

Not only Chapman and Corey, but there is a long list of blokes that could be courted with big money.

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Chapman isn't a rodan, he is a serious high quality player, i'd have no hesitation in offering him a short term deal if they feel his body would hold up.

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Highest regard for both players. What great careers they have both had.

Both players will be in their 14th years of AFL and naturally their bodies are creaking. Too long in the tooth for MFC as players.

I want to focus on senior players that will play 3-4 years of quality football rather than 12 month cameos with their bodies at risk.

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I heard somewhere that Chappy played for our seconds (pre VFL period) for a time. Can anyone confirm this?
By the way, what ever happened to that case where he allegedly got those people throwing coins at him outside KFC? I never did hear the outcome of that.

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This is a joke right?

we have a list of softc0cks so let's put an old hard nut on the list and watch the others somehow just absorb that from him and presto no more softc0cks

Well to go with some young hard nuts as well it could be worth a shot.

The way I see it we've got potential in Garland, Frawley, Dawes, McDonald, Nath Jones, Trengove, Grimes, Mitch Clark etc that if we get the culture right now it might work.

The problem was Neitz, Yze and White weren't really great leaders and that spilt down to Green, Bruce and Robertson and then on to Sylvia, Moloney and Davey. The MFC generation of players lost years may well just carry on if all of a sudden people start saying Nath Jones, Garland, Grimes and Frawley don't really care and are soft and then it will be 2020 and everyone will be saying that Jack Viney is unproffessional and soft as well (not at the ball but in terms of effort).

There's too many list spaces to fill that bringing in 1 more experienced and reliable veteran isn't a bad idea.

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I'd be happy to have him as a playing assistant coach eg. Junior last year at GWS. We wouldn't be bringing him in as a long term proposition, more to teach the likes of Viney and Toumpas, and to help demonstrate what it takes to create a successful mindset.

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Well to go with some young hard nuts as well it could be worth a shot.

The way I see it we've got potential in Garland, Frawley, Dawes, McDonald, Nath Jones, Trengove, Grimes, Mitch Clark etc that if we get the culture right now it might work.

The problem was Neitz, Yze and White weren't really great leaders and that spilt down to Green, Bruce and Robertson and then on to Sylvia, Moloney and Davey. The MFC generation of players lost years may well just carry on if all of a sudden people start saying Nath Jones, Garland, Grimes and Frawley don't really care and are soft and then it will be 2020 and everyone will be saying that Jack Viney is unproffessional and soft as well (not at the ball but in terms of effort).

There's too many list spaces to fill that bringing in 1 more experienced and reliable veteran isn't a bad idea.

we need 2 older players of high caliber & physically & mentally tough, to help the changeover with our culture. our culture is now cracked open & this is a chance to reshape it the right way... with real leaders from strong & winning cultures. it only needs to be 2 yrs n contracts if that gets them here...

... then Grimes, Trengove, & Viney, & others will all mature & absorb from them over that time, helping them & the club to grow.

One older player is not enough alone, to help swing attitudes.

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I heard somewhere that Chappy played for our seconds (pre VFL period) for a time. Can anyone confirm this?

By the way, what ever happened to that case where he allegedly got those people throwing coins at him outside KFC? I never did hear the outcome of that.

He did, but probably only for one game as a top-up player http://demonwiki.org/paul+chapman

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He was just on Footy Classified. Geelong may not be giving him another contract.

Pros:

Hard as f***

Still racking up touches

Wins the ball

Finals and premiership player

Practically free pickup if hes a free agent

Cons:

He's 31

Rodan didnt work out

May not have the passion to play elsewhere

Spends great slabs of time injured. (Tony Tea)

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He was just on Footy Classified. Geelong may not be giving him another contract.

Pros:

Hard as f***

Still racking up touches

Wins the ball

Finals and premiership player

Practically free pickup if hes a free agent

Cons:

He's 31

Rodan didnt work out

May not have the passion to play elsewhere

Rodan v Chapman...

not even a question Chappy all the way

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