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Apparently could be squeezed out due to the big signings of Mills and Heeney. Reported here that potentially St Kilda and North are interested.

Surely if he wants to return to Victoria then we'd have to be front runner. He is exactly the player we are after in terms of speed and hardness. Been really impressed with him this year after i was bit hesitant watching him last year.

http://www.3aw.com.au/news/st-kilda-and-north-melbourne-keeping-tabs-on-sydney-youngster-says-mitch-cleary-20170426-gvt7in.html

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Watched his progression closely over the last 12 months & he has really developed. His speed off half back with hunt is something that we could use.. I've always thought it would be nice to get him down here with his brother but at what cost ? 

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Dylan Grimes ??

seriously... if Zak Jones moves the worst pressure move he could have was one to the MFC.

Brothers at the same club sounds great but in reality that is the worst competition one can have.

Speaking of brothers.... I got onto the end of an SEN interview with Glen jakovich the other night.... does anyone know if he mentioned his brother Allen?

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29 minutes ago, ProDee said:

Is meh the term ?

I remember this discussion coming up in the past and many were dead against it.  How times change.  

For the record he does little for me and isn't exactly the type of player we need right now, but his form has improved this year so if he keeps that up he may be worth a cursory look.

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Just now, Wiseblood said:

I remember this discussion coming up in the past and many were dead against it.  How times change.  

For the record he does little for me and isn't exactly the type of player we need right now, but his form has improved this year so if he keeps that up he may be worth a cursory look.

He's in my Dreamteam, so i watch him a bit.

He's OK, but he turns it over by foot a lot and I'm not sure how he differentiates from what we already have.

I'm not the most romantic guy, so the fact he's Nathan's brother means zero to me.

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1 minute ago, ProDee said:

He's in my Dreamteam, so i watch him a bit.

He's OK, but he turns it over by foot a lot and I'm not sure how he differentiates from what we already have.

I'm not the most romantic guy, so the fact he's Nathan's brother means zero to me.

He doesn't, and that's probably the reason why we won't chase him.  

Considering most on Demonland want us to recruit another 5 mature ruckmen over the off season in case we have 6 of them go down in successive rounds, I'd assume that's where our priorities will lie.

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Prefer to chase Rampe or Alir Alir from Sydney. Need to spend 500-700 on an elite defender, not stack our team with another average one

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As always a matter of cost v benefit.  

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4 minutes ago, DominatrixTyson said:

Prefer to chase Rampe or Alir Alir from Sydney, 

Rampe is great but I don't think he fills a need for us either.  Another key back would be handy, so I could understand an interest in Allir Allir.

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8 minutes ago, DominatrixTyson said:

Prefer to chase Rampe or Alir Alir from Sydney. Need to spend 500-700 on an elite defender, not stack our team with another average one

There is something about this guy that says he could star in our game plan

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38 minutes ago, JV7 said:

Watched his progression closely over the last 12 months & he has really developed. His speed off half back with hunt is something that we could use.. I've always thought it would be nice to get him down here with his brother but at what cost ? 

Agree,  and think he is developing into something special. Not sure how great the cost but surely the club would be at least looking at it. If so we definitely have the inside running. One thing about the dees since Roos we're almost never listed as being interested in anyone...tight ship these days and its how I like it.  Let the Roos be interested in everyone and be laughed at when they get no one. 

 

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5 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

There is something about this guy that says he could star in our game plan

Not sure what makes you think this Jim. He's been very underwhelming this season so far. He's not a good contested mark and doesn't get much of the ball.

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27 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Dylan Grimes ??

seriously... if Zak Jones moves the worst pressure move he could have was one to the MFC.

Brothers at the same club sounds great but in reality that is the worst competition one can have.

Speaking of brothers.... I got onto the end of an SEN interview with Glen jakovich the other night.... does anyone know if he mentioned his brother Allen?

Not really. Only mentioned briefly that his older brothers Garry and Allen had played at South Fremantle before him.

As for Zac Jones, if he was a Melbourne player, we'd be delighted with his improvement from year to year. At the right price I'd take him, because he's sure as hell an upgrade on Melksham. 

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3 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Not sure what makes you think this Jim. He's been very underwhelming this season so far. He's not a good contested mark and doesn't get much of the ball.

Averaging almost 24 possessions a game. You must be thinking of Nathan's step brother Liam.

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1 minute ago, mo64 said:

Averaging almost 24 possessions a game. You must be thinking of Nathan's step brother Liam.

My reply was in regards to Alir Alir.

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6 minutes ago, mo64 said:

As for Zac Jones, if he was a Melbourne player, we'd be delighted with his improvement from year to year. At the right price I'd take him, because he's sure as hell an upgrade on Melksham. 

You don't rate Hibberd, so I find your views on Jones interesting.

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7 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Not sure what makes you think this Jim. He's been very underwhelming this season so far. He's not a good contested mark and doesn't get much of the ball.

He has an X factor together with an excitement factor... MFC need that along with a good team.. perhaps I am still dreaming of that magical player

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3 minutes ago, ProDee said:

You don't rate Hibberd, so I find your views on Jones interesting.

If you can't grasp that there is a difference between not rating a player a "gun" and not rating them at all, then that's your problem.

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9 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

My reply was in regards to Alir Alir.

Fair enough.

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1 minute ago, mo64 said:

If you can't grasp that there is a difference between not rating a player a "gun" and not rating them at all, then that's your problem.

If you don't think Hibberd is a "gun" and only rate him "slightly higher than Melksham" to use your words, then I doubt you'd recognise a gun if it was pointed at your temple.

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Enough employment of the crap brother. We've had plenty of crap brothers...Ottens, Cockatoo-Collins(s), I remember about 10 years ago I made a list of about 10 who had fantastic brothers from other clubs, and we recruited the dud...

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Zak has improved quite a bit, but as others have said, doesn't fill a need. 

 

I'm a big fan of Aliir Aliir (2 i's people) but he won't be going anywhere. 

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