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1 minute ago, hemingway said:

I actually think that Preuss is the more important pick up in terms of back up and game day options

I get that ..but May fills a void.. Preuss is a backup icing on the cake. 

We would still play ok without Preuss... We're back to so-so down back without May.

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1 hour ago, beelzebub said:

I get that ..but May fills a void.. Preuss is a backup icing on the cake. 

We would still play ok without Preuss... We're back to so-so down back without May.

Assumes Max can play the entire season plus finals. Much bigger hole without our key ruck. 

Lets say that both are important and key acquisitions. 

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2 hours ago, hemingway said:

I actually think that Preuss is the more important pick up in terms of back up and game day options

Preuss is so bloody important...   hes the only ruck we have besides Max and and a very,  very green Austin Bradtke.

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10 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

Preuss is so bloody important...   hes the only ruck we have besides Max and and a very,  very green Austin Bradtke.

Spoke to a very keen Nth Melb guy at lunch today who was saying the Pruess was a great pick up. Very tough, talented a little loose with his elbows but hard as nails. Very sad to see him go and thought he would do very good things for the Dees. Couldn't understand why he would go to Melb to be second fiddle though....

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14 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

Spoke to a very keen Nth Melb guy at lunch today who was saying the Pruess was a great pick up. Very tough, talented a little loose with his elbows but hard as nails. Very sad to see him go and thought he would do very good things for the Dees. Couldn't understand why he would go to Melb to be second fiddle though....

I always found it a good chance to belt some ex team/drink mates

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7 hours ago, FarNorthernD said:

Often you look at old clips and it looks like old fashioned football. Sean Wight could slot easily into our current side. Goodwin would love him. 

Just loved Whitey. Hope May can bring similar qualities. God he was tough. RIP

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On 10/18/2018 at 2:10 PM, Yung Blood said:

Having Hibberd, Jetta and May is going to be something special. There's compeditive backlines and then there's just mean, physical players who use their bodies incredibly well to beat their opposition. We now have 3x the latter.

Give these guys a look at finals where one on ones are crucial and it just gives you chills.

Imo there is also room for Frost which could result in Omac playing at Casey until he develops more of his game rather than in the seniors. 

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10 hours ago, Fifty-5 said:

It's worth re-iterating that Steven May chose MFC over offers from Collingwood and Hawthorn who also made finals this year - really who would've thought that even 2 years ago?

And he cited the key reason was "the guy" Simon Goodwin, that means he preferred Goodwin over Clarkson and the reborn new age Buckley!

Wake me up, I must be dreaming!

May also said that Goody spoke to him about where they could improve/develop his game which no other team did. The others just spoke about where they want to get as a team. 

Wise words from Goody which influenced Mays decision. 

Great work for the MFC. 

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On ‎10‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 3:05 PM, hemingway said:

I remember how good I felt when I saw Big Carl run out in Demon Colours for the first time.

We finally had a guy to scare the pants off the opposition.

Ray Biffen did also but he created mayhem in the goal square whereas Big Carl was like a marauding Hannibal coming down from the Alps.

We are developing a take no prisoners team.

Yep he has like "Balls Grinter" some serious Caaaaarnnt

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5 hours ago, jnrmac said:

Spoke to a very keen Nth Melb guy at lunch today who was saying the Pruess was a great pick up. Very tough, talented a little loose with his elbows but hard as nails. Very sad to see him go and thought he would do very good things for the Dees. Couldn't understand why he would go to Melb to be second fiddle though....

That is good to hear - new club, new teammates, new game plan; why wouldn't he blossom in 2019? Max will show him the way.

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1 hour ago, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

I’d like to see May up forward( where he played as a youngster)

I can picture him pole-axing a few backmen(eg Rance)

It seems to me we have more backline depth than forward, and he could be most useful in attack.

I'd like to see Charlie Spargo in the Ruck.

Equally pointless, but pizz funny.

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On 10/19/2018 at 6:16 PM, AmDamDemon said:

Just loved Whitey. Hope May can bring similar qualities. God he was tough. RIP

Loved Sean, he was gem, yet your so right was tough.

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A brief summary of the kind of character we're bringing into the club.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

I’d like to see May up forward( where he played as a youngster)

I can picture him pole-axing a few backmen(eg Rance)

It seems to me we have more backline depth than forward, and he could be most useful in attack.

Yeah, nah. 

We targeted May, because we had a weakness in the backline that kind Freddy could see.  Mahoney acknowledged this in his SEN interview. 

Our 2019 backline (when Lever's back) will be the best I've seen following the Dees (memory early 70s).

Let's give it a go, shall we. 

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14 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

A brief summary of the kind of character we're bringing into the club.

The AFL's only indigenous captain finds his voice

This is a excellent article about May’s journey. He seems like a quality human.

He is going to be huge for our team and the club as a whole. Steven May is the bloke who minds the huge forward that we haven’t had for so long. If he was at the club this year we wouldn’t have lost in Geelong and probably not against Sydney or Port either.

He makes us a hugely better side even taking into account the loss of Hogan.

I really believe that we are one of the best three teams in the competition going into next year along with Richmond and WCE. May adds that surety we have lacked. I can’t wait to see our backline when they are all fit. Him, Lever, Hibberd  and Jetta working together will be magic to watch. Some serious hard nuts!

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14 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

A brief summary of the kind of character we're bringing into the club.

 

 

I have just read this piece and it truly resonates with me on several levels. Although, the wisdom of Steven May’s recruitment will ultimately be determined by what he achieves on and off the field for the club in the future, his story puts paid to any debate about who wins in trading. If it’s all about what a club gains and adds to its community then we have added a wonderful asset to the Melbourne Football Club for the next five years.

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On 10/19/2018 at 9:38 AM, Robbie57 said:

Loved Sean, one of my all time faves. Looking at the clip I saw a bit of Hibbo. Goodwin would have absolutely loved him. With Harley Balic leaving 27 is free for May (or does he get 1 from Hogan?).

Of our current playing group, Frost is the one which most reminds me of Sean.  Brilliant athletisim, which he often uses to close in on an opponent and spoil the ball away with a late dive.

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On 10/19/2018 at 4:30 PM, jnrmac said:

Spoke to a very keen Nth Melb guy at lunch today who was saying the Pruess was a great pick up. Very tough, talented a little loose with his elbows but hard as nails. Very sad to see him go and thought he would do very good things for the Dees. Couldn't understand why he would go to Melb to be second fiddle though....

The thing where I recon Pruess will be happy to play second fiddle is that he wasn't even that at North last season.  I recon he's been told by Goodwin and Co that provided his form is up to it, there will be games where we will:

1. Play two rucks;

2. Rest Max and give him a whole crack; and 

3.  Possibly see how he goes as a forward option if the Weid is either injured or out of form.

Like I say, any of is more that he was getting at North, where I'm guessing that Daw and perhaps others were in front of him for similar roles.  Plus he gets to learn from Max and Greg.

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22 hours ago, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

I’d like to see May up forward( where he played as a youngster)

I can picture him pole-axing a few backmen(eg Rance)

It seems to me we have more backline depth than forward, and he could be most useful in attack.

Regards the May be a forward thing, my take is that whilst he has been recruited to play primarily back and that's where he will most likely spend most game time, it certainly doesn't hurt to have some flexibility either in game or within a season to shuffle guys around if things are not going to plan.

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23 hours ago, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

I’d like to see May up forward( where he played as a youngster)

I can picture him pole-axing a few backmen(eg Rance)

It seems to me we have more backline depth than forward, and he could be most useful in attack.

Our defence is our weakest point. We were 9th for defence this year. We have recruited Lever and May in the last two trade periods. I think the club understands that we need better defensive than we get from Frost and OMac if we are going to be a strong side. May won't be going forward.

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20 hours ago, ProDee said:

Yeah, nah. 

We targeted May, because we had a weakness in the backline that kind Freddy could see.  Mahoney acknowledged this in his SEN interview. 

Our 2019 backline (when Lever's back) will be the best I've seen following the Dees (memory early 70s).

Let's give it a go, shall we. 

I assume you mean Blind Freddy...in any case it's not that obvious to some around here. We have a superstar backline. No need for May or Lever....

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On 10/20/2018 at 6:12 PM, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

I’d like to see May up forward( where he played as a youngster)

I can picture him pole-axing a few backmen(eg Rance)

It seems to me we have more backline depth than forward, and he could be most useful in attack.

Can kick a long goal 

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