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WELCOME TO THE MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB - DECLAN KEILTY


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11 hours ago, Drunkn167 said:

Yep that'd be me

Nice hat. I notice red hair runs in the family.

On hats i was amazed they chose to set the merch tent up on the opposite side to where all the fans were and were always going to be given the heat. Marketing 101

I was going to buy a hat and thought bugger it.

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1 hour ago, binman said:

Nice hat. I notice red hair runs in the family.

On hats i was amazed they chose to set the merch tent up on the opposite side to where all the fans were and were always going to be given the heat. Marketing 101

I was going to buy a hat and thought bugger it.

I am sure Collingwoods sponsors would have loved to see AHG next to their paid for sponsorship signs around the ground, the tent was set up there for a reason       

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i had a chat to Dec at Maroochydore. Feels super lucky to get the chance and was working very hard through the pre season. He said it was amazing all the support he has received. 

He will play mainly at Casey again but will cover if any of the Mcdonald bros goes down.

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http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2017-02-14/keilty-puts-teammates-ahead-of-himself

A humble young man. 

Clearly wanted to be a Demon!  “If I had an option between every club, Melbourne would’ve always been number one for me – especially this year with the alignment and being in close quarters with them...It’s probably turned out the best, but I didn’t have much interest [in going to any other clubs] besides Melbourne.”

He will repay the faith shown in drafting him.  Hope he gets a chance at the seniors at some stage this year.

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12 hours ago, Pink Freud said:

Do you think he's a chance of getting at least one game in the JLT Sports pre season comp?

No idea on how Goodwin will approach this, there is a trip west involved as well, may use this as an opportunity to have a look at fringers, Declan's body shape has already changed and with the proper develooment now in place, you can see more improvement in him

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Get your Keilts on people! It may nearly be Declan Keilty time.

ROUND 1

Declan Keilty: He had 11 possessions, three tackles and 10 hit outs. He’s taken over our main ruck role, since Jake Spencer was promoted to the AFL. Declan’s made some real progress in that area of the game. He pushed forward and took some really good contested marks.

ROUND 2

Declan Keilty 2 goals 1 behinds 5 kicks 5 handballs 10 disposals 3 marks 8 tackles 12 hit outs 86 dream team points 

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9 hours ago, MadAsHell said:

Get your Keilts on people! It may nearly be Declan Keilty time.

ROUND 1

Declan Keilty: He had 11 possessions, three tackles and 10 hit outs. He’s taken over our main ruck role, since Jake Spencer was promoted to the AFL. Declan’s made some real progress in that area of the game. He pushed forward and took some really good contested marks.

ROUND 2

Declan Keilty 2 goals 1 behinds 5 kicks 5 handballs 10 disposals 3 marks 8 tackles 12 hit outs 86 dream team points 

As much as I would love for this more than anyone to happen, Dec isn't ready for the AFL yet. Maybe some better form during the year might get him a gig but he needs at least another preseason in him.

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9 hours ago, MadAsHell said:

Get your Keilts on people! It may nearly be Declan Keilty time.

ROUND 1

Declan Keilty: He had 11 possessions, three tackles and 10 hit outs. He’s taken over our main ruck role, since Jake Spencer was promoted to the AFL. Declan’s made some real progress in that area of the game. He pushed forward and took some really good contested marks.

ROUND 2

Declan Keilty 2 goals 1 behinds 5 kicks 5 handballs 10 disposals 3 marks 8 tackles 12 hit outs 86 dream team points 

Forgot all about him.  Didnt know he was playing as ruck.

Must be a smokey to debut this week...  though he is just 194 cms, we may as well just go with Pedders in the ruck.

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Nothing against Keilty, but the fact that he's currently playing as first ruck for Casey makes a mockery of the couple of people who wanted to bring King in to the senior side.  Not even ready to be the chief ruck at Casey yet.  [Edit: that's from the round 1 report.  By the sounds of it, King was first ruck in round 2.]

Let's just leave our undeveloped rookies alone.  This isn't an issue they need to be concerned with.  We will have to make do with part timers until one of the big men recover.

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21 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

 

Forgot all about him.  Didnt know he was playing as ruck.

Must be a smokey to debut this week...  though he is just 194 cms, we may as well just go with Pedders in the ruck.

I reckon we should play them both. We're loosing two key position players, so bring 2 in with Keilty & Pedersen who can split ruck 50/50 given neither is a genuine ruckman in their own right.

This would then allow Watts to stay as a permanent forward with Hogan to help us out structure wise.

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22 hours ago, Nasher said:

Nothing against Keilty, but the fact that he's currently playing as first ruck for Casey makes a mockery of the couple of people who wanted to bring King in to the senior side.  Not even ready to be the chief ruck at Casey yet.  [Edit: that's from the round 1 report.  By the sounds of it, King was first ruck in round 2.]

Let's just leave our undeveloped rookies alone.  This isn't an issue they need to be concerned with.  We will have to make do with part timers until one of the big men recover.

I really like what he brings, and wouldn't at all be surprised if, when he's ready to step up to AFL, he makes a big impact. He was thrown into the ruck at Casey a few times last year and I was surprised how well he did, considering his height.

But he definitely shouldn't be pushed before he's ready.

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25 minutes ago, Akum said:

I really like what he brings, and wouldn't at all be surprised if, when he's ready to step up to AFL, he makes a big impact. He was thrown into the ruck at Casey a few times last year and I was surprised how well he did, considering his height.

But he definitely shouldn't be pushed before he's ready.

Sorry but he will never be an option as a ruck at AFL level...his best chance really is in defence.

I know they've been using him forward and in the ruck at Casey but I think they are playing him out of position...

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4 hours ago, MadAsHell said:

I reckon we should play them both. We're loosing two key position players, so bring 2 in with Keilty & Pedersen who can split ruck 50/50 given neither is a genuine ruckman in their own right.

This would then allow Watts to stay as a permanent forward with Hogan to help us out structure wise.

This is my thinking too, if they play both Pedo and Dec to rotate through the ruck, it frees up Watts to stay up forward and have a formidable forward line with Hogan. 

But as I and others have said, he isn't quite ready for AFL yet and needs more developing, but you never know.

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3 hours ago, rjay said:

Sorry but he will never be an option as a ruck at AFL level...his best chance really is in defence.

I know they've been using him forward and in the ruck at Casey but I think they are playing him out of position...

We both agree that defence seems to be his most natural position. But I encourage everyone to check out the footage of VFL Round 2 last year when it was Collingwood v Casey at Olympic Park. Was on the club website at the time.

Keilty played the whole game in the ruck v Mason Cox, giving away about 15cm and 20+kg. I was really impressed at how well he competed in there.

He probably wont play. I just think he should.

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39 minutes ago, MadAsHell said:

We both agree that defence seems to be his most natural position. But I encourage everyone to check out the footage of VFL Round 2 last year when it was Collingwood v Casey at Olympic Park. Was on the club website at the time.

Keilty played the whole game in the ruck v Mason Cox, giving away about 15cm and 20+kg. I was really impressed at how well he competed in there.

He probably wont play. I just think he should.

Mason Cox has size but no football IQ 'MadAsHell'....Keilty would get smashed by any half reasonable AFL ruckman and that's not running him down it's just he would be outsized and outclassed by a player also more experienced in the position...

For his own career sake I hope they give him a couple of seasons to develop, recruit the right players and allow Dec to go back and see if he can make it as a defender.

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