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We're in week 3 of the first season of the May/Hogan trade and Jumbo has already called it a disastrous one.

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I'm with others in that May should most certainly have known better. And the evidence is that he is a player who is 28 years of age, is an ex-club captain at AFL level and has been in an elite training environment for how many years?

I find it funny that posters would believe the words he used in the 'media', a platform where truth is always bent. 

It is crystal clear that he arrived at our club in a poor condition. That is a reflection of him, not the Gold Coast Suns. And I would also hedge my bets that his soft tissue injuries are a result of all of this. 

Clearly annoying. 

Means I have to deal with Oscar and Frost for a few more weeks. Yay. 

 

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8 minutes ago, stevethemanjordan said:

We're in week 3 of the first season of the May/Hogan trade and Jumbo has already called it a disastrous one.

#demonland

I'm with others in that May should most certainly have known better. And the evidence is that he is a player who is 28 years of age, is an ex-club captain at AFL level and has been in an elite training environment for how many years?

I find it funny that posters would believe the words he used in the 'media', a platform where truth is always bent. 

It is crystal clear that he arrived at our club in a poor condition. That is a reflection of him, not the Gold Coast Suns. And I would also hedge my bets that his soft tissue injuries are a result of all of this. 

Clearly annoying. 

Means I have to deal with Oscar and Frost for a few more weeks. Yay. 

 

It concerns me a little that whatever overtraining he immersed himself into to GET fit hasn't set him up for continuing soft tissue niggles.

GC players in the main seem quite fit I'd say .

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1 minute ago, stevethemanjordan said:

We're in week 3 of the first season of the May/Hogan trade and Jumbo has already called it a disastrous one.

#demonland

I'm with others in that May should most certainly have known better. And the evidence is that he is a player who is 28 years of age, is an ex-club captain at AFL level and has been in an elite training environment for how many years?

I find it funny that posters would believe the words he used in the 'media', a platform where truth is always bent. 

It is crystal clear that he arrived at our club in a poor condition. That is a reflection of him, not the Gold Coast Suns. And I would also hedge my bets that his soft tissue injuries are a result of all of this. 

Clearly annoying. 

Means I have to deal with Oscar and Frost for a few more weeks. Yay. 

 

With a family member who left another mediocre club (not Melbourne) to pursue a career at the GC, I can assure you my family member was amazed at the lack of expectation or training requirements after moving clubs between his last game and start of preseason at a new club.

GC did no testing beforehand and gave him no training schedule to follow in the offseason. 

May and KK might be long term super trades because we actually have done our due diligence. Both are proven quality player (KK barely but he looked a real talent early in career) yet came through a poor system. Massive upside on quality, proven players.

Time will tell

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If you believe half the stuff talked about with May joining us then it would seem it was less than an ideal start.

He is clearly injured and he will be out for some weeks. My experience at watching such things suggests to me that he will not be 100% till much later in the season if at all this year.

We know he can play and for me I don't think we will see the best from him till 2020,

Sad but that is the way of the world. A similar situation exists with Tmac he has clearly not recovered from his surgery over the break. IMO he will not be a 50+ goal kicking forward again  till 2020.

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40 minutes ago, stevethemanjordan said:

 

Means I have to deal with Oscar and Frost for a few more weeks. Yay. 

 

You'll have to deal with Oscar for a few more seasons. Yay.

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32 minutes ago, Wrecker45 said:

With a family member who left another mediocre club (not Melbourne) to pursue a career at the GC, I can assure you my family member was amazed at the lack of expectation or training requirements after moving clubs between his last game and start of preseason at a new club.

GC did no testing beforehand and gave him no training schedule to follow in the offseason. 

May and KK might be long term super trades because we actually have done our due diligence. Both are proven quality player (KK barely but he looked a real talent early in career) yet came through a poor system. Massive upside on quality, proven players.

Time will tell

out of curiosity....when did he go north ?

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11 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

out of curiosity....when did he go north ?

Happy to PM you on this one.

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56 minutes ago, stevethemanjordan said:

We're in week 3 of the first season of the May/Hogan trade and Jumbo has already called it a disastrous one.

#demonland

I'm with others in that May should most certainly have known better. And the evidence is that he is a player who is 28 years of age, is an ex-club captain at AFL level and has been in an elite training environment for how many years?

I find it funny that posters would believe the words he used in the 'media', a platform where truth is always bent. 

It is crystal clear that he arrived at our club in a poor condition. That is a reflection of him, not the Gold Coast Suns. And I would also hedge my bets that his soft tissue injuries are a result of all of this. 

Clearly annoying. 

Means I have to deal with Oscar and Frost for a few more weeks. Yay. 

 

You forget one thing about me, @stevethemanjordan,

#I'llSayWhatILike

 

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Just now, Wrecker45 said:

Happy to PM you on this one.

yep...fully respect that..cheers

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I will hold judgement on May. No doubt there is a bit of rascal in him but that is not necessarily a bad thing. Just hope I don’t end up having some sort of sympathy for Campbell Brown in the future.

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He’s a very good field kick. I’ve always rated him as one but people tend to forget how composed he actually is. I hope everyone does now...

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16 minutes ago, Salems Lot said:

He makes us better!

 

Seems to be bringing out the adventurer spirit in Sam Frost, that's for sure.

Not pretending he's perfect, but it does feel comforting to know we have a strong tall defender who is pretty reliable for skill and composure with the ball. For us in the stands and for everyone within the club, I'd guess.

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He makes everyone down back stand taller. 

Natural leader.

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4 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

He makes everyone down back stand taller. 

Natural leader.

Great post. 

The team has a good kick now down there and the keys to a finals standard defence with lever and future 10 year player hore. 

I see May as a walk up to leadership  group in 2020.

Fitting that he had the ball today at final siren time

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18 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

He makes everyone down back stand taller. 

Natural leader.

Capt 2020 There.. I've said it!

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6 minutes ago, Little Goffy said:

Seems to be bringing out the adventurer spirit in Sam Frost, that's for sure.

 

With May able to lock down the marking threats, Frosty is able to freewheel.

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32 minutes ago, picket fence said:

Capt 2020 There.. I've said it!

Someone had to. His last 10 minutes today had leadetship and calm thinking stamped all over it.

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Just wait til he and Lever have meshed.  Bring on 2020 i say.

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You do have a point. However, it’s a great antidote to much of the robotic football we currently endure (across most teams).

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Just now, TRIGON said:

You do have a point @Tony Tea. However, it’s a great antidote to much of the robotic football we currently endure (across most teams).

 

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