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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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3 hours ago, ManDee said:

How can anyone answer that?

Yes - I do not agree

No - I do not agree

Yes - I agree

No - I agree

Does that not help?

Yes, it does not.

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6 hours ago, old dee said:

Still does not alter the fact that they got Howe and we ended up with Kennedy.

We got the poorer of the two.

thats not the full story though is it Old...cmon....apples etc 

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Ben Kennedy should have played on the weekend. Wet weather football for the perfect small who has teamed up with Garlett and Kent to be a solid contributor.

Poor selection which unfortunately means he won't play this weekend due to Garlett coming back.

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3 hours ago, old dee said:

I must have missed his best games then dc, in the ones I have seen his good games have been a quarter then next to zip for the balance of the game.

Kennedy has averaged 17.3 disposals a game 3.1 marks 0.9 goals 2.6 tackles

Howe has averaged     19.0 disposals a game 6.9 marks 0.2 goals 2.6 tackles

There's not a lot in it, so we haven't lost and we don't have a player that only plays on his terms, I don't see where we would play Howe this year. He doesn't provide run and he doesn't have a great football brain.

 

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1 minute ago, Dante said:

Kennedy has averaged 17.3 disposals a game 3.1 marks 0.9 goals 2.6 tackles

Howe has averaged     19.0 disposals a game 6.9 marks 0.2 goals 2.6 tackles

There's not a lot in it, so we haven't lost and we don't have a player that only plays on his terms, I don't see where we would play Howe this year. He doesn't provide run and he doesn't have a great football brain.

 

I am just as uncertain where we play Kennedy Dante.

Why wasn't he played in place of Garlett?

Seems the FD don't have much confidence in him either in spite of big numbers at Casey.

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27 minutes ago, old dee said:

I am just as uncertain where we play Kennedy Dante.

Why wasn't he played in place of Garlett?

Seems the FD don't have much confidence in him either in spite of big numbers at Casey.

BenKen got dropped earlier this year and played a great game at Casey, he was promoted the following week and didn't perform all that well in the following weeks. I think they may be telling him that he needs to be more consistent and not just play the odd good game.

He will be ok and I'd imagine they'd play him as a small forward, maybe a stint in the middle.  

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53 minutes ago, Trisul said:

Small sample (only watched three Pies games this year) however Howe was very poor in each of them.  Atrocious at kicking in.

Too small a sample evidently. His kicking has been one of his real strengths this season. That's one thing that's a little annoying when I think back to the grubbers and floaters that were coming off his boot last season.

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If you actually had a look at the three way trade with coll-Melb-port you would see we ended up with Kennedy and a pick which ended up (through a pick exchange with Gold Coast) giving us the pick we traded for Bugg. So Ben Ken and Bugg and pick 50 for Howe, Toumpass and pick 64. Which,over the next few years, will be a win for us

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12 hours ago, Dante said:

BenKen got dropped earlier this year and played a great game at Casey, he was promoted the following week and didn't perform all that well in the following weeks. I think they may be telling him that he needs to be more consistent and not just play the odd good game.

He will be ok and I'd imagine they'd play him as a small forward, maybe a stint in the middle.  

Unfortunately he was the same at Collingwood. Some strong performances in the VFL, comes up to AFL then back down again.

8 minutes ago, tappysquads said:

If you actually had a look at the three way trade with coll-Melb-port you would see we ended up with Kennedy and a pick which ended up (through a pick exchange with Gold Coast) giving us the pick we traded for Bugg. So Ben Ken and Bugg and pick 50 for Howe, Toumpass and pick 64. Which,over the next few years, will be a win for us

I think that we picked up a couple of depth players...not sure if that's a win or not.

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On 6/16/2016 at 9:29 AM, 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.

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