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13 hours ago, Franky_31 said:

I feel for him. Im sure as players get over injuries he will be down forward again. If he cant be 3rd tall, I guess he goes back. I didnt like the howls he got yesterday. Some mcc member really bung it on as if we never lost big time.

Howe left public saying he wanted to go somewhere for the oppertunity to play in a forwardline *chuckles*. As he left a club for selfish reasons he opens himself up for booing. Players who get pushed out the door, good examples are Cross, Stevie J and Crowley. All tend to get applause from their former club. Supporters are usually fair with their former players treatment and I think we are no different. Had Jamar played in round 2 I have no doubt he would have been applauded.

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Howie got his wish to spend more time in the Melbourne forward line.

The hatred for Howe on here is putrid and really sick. Get a grip people, he is a footballer who is clearly being pushed out of his club and he is looking for a another club and contract to secure hi

No way North are interested. He's under 30.

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1 hour ago, ArtificialWisdom said:

Howe left public saying he wanted to go somewhere for the oppertunity to play in a forwardline *chuckles*. As he left a club for selfish reasons he opens himself up for booing. Players who get pushed out the door, good examples are Cross, Stevie J and Crowley. All tend to get applause from their former club. Supporters are usually fair with their former players treatment and I think we are no different. Had Jamar played in round 2 I have no doubt he would have been applauded.

Correct.

I also have no time for players who the club took a big risk on (given where we plucked him from), who then gets too big for their own boots and goes on demanding the world.

Howe was being selfish and wasted our time. I wish him luck, but he made his own bed. 

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Who  Howe  , why ....could a flying...

just a Pie loser

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1 minute ago, Tony Tea said:

Howie got his wish to spend more time in the Melbourne forward line.

GOLD

 

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6 hours ago, Jaded said:

Correct.

I also have no time for players who the club took a big risk on (given where we plucked him from), who then gets too big for their own boots and goes on demanding the world.

Howe was being selfish and wasted our time. I wish him luck, but he made his own bed. 

He also had his agent touting him as needing 600k a year. Maybe that wasnt Howes fault but I always thought outside of his marking he wasnt a very good player.

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5 hours ago, Tony Tea said:

Howie got his wish to spend more time in the Melbourne forward line.

Channel seven called for you to be on Fridays commentary team.

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9 minutes ago, old dee said:

I suggest it would be a hell of improvement on the current lot.

Just turning the volume down is an improvement :unsure:

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11 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

Just turning the volume down is an improvement :unsure:

Yes bb I often wonder why they say " he has marked the ball uncontested" Yep fairly obvious when the player is clear of any other player by 20 metres.

Also why do TV channels want to broadcast like they are radio? Guys you have vision we can see 90% of what you rabbiting on about. 

Here is  an idea Shut up.

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If we can lose the other Taswegian we drafted on the back of a highlight reel of speccies I will be a happy man.

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52 minutes ago, old dee said:

Yes bb I often wonder why they say " he has marked the ball uncontested" Yep fairly obvious when the player is clear of any other player by 20 metres.

Also why do TV channels want to broadcast like they are radio? Guys you have vision we can see 90% of what you rabbiting on about. 

Here is  an idea Shut up.

Interesting point OD; I heard one of the early commentators (I think it was Tony Charlton) being interviewed a while back and he talked about the choice they made as the original commentators to take the soccer commentary tack (just naming the players) or the fully descriptive tack.  After trial and error they opted for the latter and the rest is history

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14 hours ago, old dee said:

Yes bb I often wonder why they say " he has marked the ball uncontested" Yep fairly obvious when the player is clear of any other player by 20 metres.

Also why do TV channels want to broadcast like they are radio? Guys you have vision we can see 90% of what you rabbiting on about. 

Here is  an idea Shut up.

One of sports greatest commentators Richie Benaud had 8 rules for commentary,

  1. Never ask a statement.
  2. Remember the value of a pause.
  3. There are no teams in the world called 'we' or 'they'.
  4. Avoid cliches and banalities, such as 'he's hit that to the boundary', 'he won't want to get out now', 'of course', 'as you can see on the screen'.
  5. The Titanic was a tragedy, the Ethiopian drought a disaster, and neither bears any relation to a dropped catch.
  6. Put your brain into gear before opening your mouth.
  7. Concentrate fiercely at all times.
  8. Above all, don't take yourself too seriously, and have fun.

-The channel 7 commentators get every one wrong.

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15 minutes ago, ManDee said:

One of sports greatest commentators Richie Benaud had 8 rules for commentary,

  1. Never ask a statement.
  2. Remember the value of a pause.
  3. There are no teams in the world called 'we' or 'they'.
  4. Avoid cliches and banalities, such as 'he's hit that to the boundary', 'he won't want to get out now', 'of course', 'as you can see on the screen'.
  5. The Titanic was a tragedy, the Ethiopian drought a disaster, and neither bears any relation to a dropped catch.
  6. Put your brain into gear before opening your mouth.
  7. Concentrate fiercely at all times.
  8. Above all, don't take yourself too seriously, and have fun.

-The channel 7 commentators get every one wrong.

Spot on

Perhaps you should send it to them especially BT.

No waste of time their heads are too big to worry what the master broadcaster from Channel 9 thought.

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1 minute ago, old dee said:

Spot on

Perhaps you should send it to them especially BT.

No waste of time their heads are too big to worry what the master broadcaster from Channel 9 thought.

Not sure he can read either as he obviously struggles with words !

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4 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

Not sure he can read either as he obviously struggles with words !

He is an excellent example of the theory that most footballers are not rocket scientists.

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18 minutes ago, old dee said:

He is an excellent example of the theory that most footballers are not rocket scientists.

And some are morons.

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5 minutes ago, Nasher said:

Robertson?  If so then very harsh I reckon.

I hate the match day experience of Robbo trying to amp up the crowd. Enough noise thanks. Even the bugler gives it a rest.

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Though I was disappointed to see us loose Howe (clearly quality player ability wise), I think we have come out in front from last years trade period, when you consider the gains of Kennedy, Bugg, the ellivation in picks that got us Wied/Clarry and we are yet to see what Jake can do for us next year.

The outcomes thus far of Howe's practical defection might also serve as an example to other Melbourne players in a similar position.  

However, overall I'm not completely in favor of the present free agency set-up.  Some have said that the compensation picks should go, however I really think they need to stay.  What I most dislike about FA is that the recruiting club gets a free shot at getting to recruit talent without having to give up anything in return, which heavily favours the already powerful clubs like Hawthorn.  It would still be free agency if the recruiting club had to give up a draft pick of approximate/equivalent value, as the players original club does not have to agree to the player leaving.

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Just now, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Though I was disappointed to see us loose Howe (clearly quality player ability wise), I think we have come out in front from last years trade period, when you consider the gains of Kennedy, Bugg, the ellivation in picks that got us Wied/Clarry and we are yet to see what Jake can do for us next year.

The outcomes thus far of Howe's practical defection might also serve as an example to other Melbourne players in a similar position.  

However, overall I'm not completely in favor of the present free agency set-up.  Some have said that the compensation picks should go, however I really think they need to stay.  What I most dislike about FA is that the recruiting club gets a free shot at getting to recruit talent without having to give up anything in return, which heavily favours the already powerful clubs like Hawthorn.  It would still be free agency if the recruiting club had to give up a draft pick of approximate/equivalent value, as the players original club does not have to agree to the player leaving.

there has been some talk that top 4 (or whatever number) clubs should have to drop draft picks for incoming fa's or some other sort of penalty

i think there is some merit in that

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48 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Though I was disappointed to see us loose Howe (clearly quality player ability wise), I think we have come out in front from last years trade period, when you consider the gains of Kennedy, Bugg, the ellivation in picks that got us Wied/Clarry and we are yet to see what Jake can do for us next year.

The outcomes thus far of Howe's practical defection might also serve as an example to other Melbourne players in a similar position.  

However, overall I'm not completely in favor of the present free agency set-up.  Some have said that the compensation picks should go, however I really think they need to stay.  What I most dislike about FA is that the recruiting club gets a free shot at getting to recruit talent without having to give up anything in return, which heavily favours the already powerful clubs like Hawthorn.  It would still be free agency if the recruiting club had to give up a draft pick of approximate/equivalent value, as the players original club does not have to agree to the player leaving.

I reckon we'll be pretty happy to make it work for us when we're a top 4 team pressing for a flag (or two)... 

As we move into being a regular finals team the free agency tide will swing in our favour.

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