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2 hours ago, Cards13 said:

To be fair I think the contract side of things are question marks, Tmac is a glaring example.

We couldn’t give away that contract this trade period. You can look at Omac, or no one wanting ANB or AvB as overrating certain players. (I known it is a footy dept collective but the buck stops with Josh).

Missing our on a winger this time is a whiff.

On the incoming side he gets some very interesting and positive deals done (the pick swaps to jump back up the star board in particular) for the Dees, well done Josh. There has been a narrative that “we get bent over” each trade period for a few seasons now which is just ridiculous. 

Where does this come from?

Is there any evidence that ANB or AvB wanted to leave?

Is there any evidence the club had made known that it was prepared to trade ANB or AvB if the right offer came along?

Do we know for sure that no other club wanted ANB or AvB?

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4 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Is there any evidence the club had made known that it was prepared to trade ANB or AvB if the right offer came along?

Short answer is yes.  

Be thankful we are Melbourne and not Collingwood.  The club didn't bust any relations with its players in offering them up for trade (at least from the outside) - T Mac himself and his manager were very complimentary of the club and their honest approach about discussing the opportunities that would be available for him next year - I imagine it was the same as with other players as well.  I haven't seen one piece of negative social media with how the club dealt with guys like Preuss and Hannan moving on.  Meanwhile down at the Carringbush...

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23 minutes ago, grazman said:

Short answer is yes.  

Be thankful we are Melbourne and not Collingwood.  The club didn't bust any relations with its players in offering them up for trade (at least from the outside) - T Mac himself and his manager were very complimentary of the club and their honest approach about discussing the opportunities that would be available for him next year - I imagine it was the same as with other players as well.  I haven't seen one piece of negative social media with how the club dealt with guys like Preuss and Hannan moving on.  Meanwhile down at the Carringbush...

Very good points. The comparisons with Collingwood and Essendon (at least, what we must assume from the scale of their departures) bodes well for future team happiness and cohesion as well as the aim of being attractive to other players wishing to join us. 

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Anyone else cringe a bit at some of the questions asked in media conference video?

- what was it like when you told you were leaving NM?

- what did they say to do?

- would you have stayed if Shaw stayed?

- what are you going to work on as criticism is that you are a bit one dimensional?

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28 minutes ago, JTR said:

Anyone else cringe a bit at some of the questions asked in media conference video?

- what was it like when you told you were leaving NM?

- what did they say to do?

- would you have stayed if Shaw stayed?

- what are you going to work on as criticism is that you are a bit one dimensional?

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I was impressed with how many different ways they found a way to ask if he was excited to be joining Melbourne. 

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48 minutes ago, JTR said:

Anyone else cringe a bit at some of the questions asked in media conference video?

- what was it like when you told you were leaving NM?

- what did they say to do?

- would you have stayed if Shaw stayed?

- what are you going to work on as criticism is that you are a bit one dimensional?

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It was a bit cringe worthy, but the good side of it is BB handled each question really well. He is articulate and seems to have a really good perspective on things. 

BB is such a great get for us. Really excited to see what he brings, and equally as excited to see Sam settle in the role he plays best (#2 KFP). 

In a loosely related matter, are we contenders for the worst collective of haircuts in the AFL? 

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Did Ben Brown do any ruckwork at North? Even just in the forward 50? If not, I assume it will be the same with us and depending on who plays I assume Weideman, Jackson or Tom McDonald will be Max's support. I'm not a fan of Weideman in the ruck. It's not that I don't think he's adequate in the role, but I think he's better remaining in the forward line for the whole game.

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“You’re Ben Brown.” Tmac

“Yes.” Brown

“You play Full Forward.” Tmac

“Yes.” Brown

“I play Full Forward too.” Tmac

“So?” Brown

“Well, are you better than me?” Tmac

“Well, I never met you, but . . . yes.” Brown

Tmac Brown.jpg

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4 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Really important to know whether it was used as a verb, gerund or a noun. Makes a big difference as to how I think about this.

Agreed, if he said something like “I’m looking forward to learning a lot under Simon and Adem” all good with that. If he said something like “I’m looking forward to the learnings I will gain...”. ?

Question becomes what number will he take on as a Demon?

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4 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Really important to know whether it was used as a verb, gerund or a noun. Makes a big difference as to how I think about this.

Sorry I can’t recall the exact use of the word, but it definitely sent a shiver down my spine.

Other than that I liked the sound of him, he wants to carry on wearing number 50. I really hope it works out for both him and the club.

 

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10 hours ago, JTR said:

Anyone else cringe a bit at some of the questions asked in media conference video?

- what was it like when you told you were leaving NM?

- what did they say to do?

- would you have stayed if Shaw stayed?

- what are you going to work on as criticism is that you are a bit one dimensional?

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I was disappointed with their lack of probing to determine if he’d shorten his run up from Dagobah. It’s only 23 light years away but us mere mortals have departed our mortal coil well before his his first step (what odds for a 10 goal game 2021?!)

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Yes, next year the networks are even threatening to cut to an ad break as he starts his runup and then cut back in as he kicks the ball. A ten goal game could add up to as much as an extra 13 minutes of AAMI ads.

For the run up he has been told he is not allowed back past the centre line at the G if he marks the ball inside the 50.

He has asked to be allowed to go as far back as centre half back but this has been nipped in the bud by the coach worried his run up could actually extend all the way back to full back if he is allowed his natural game.

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Having re-watched his highlights package and having heard him interviewed about joining the Dees, I just do not understand why North let him go. I just don’t get it. He’s a gun. And he strikes me as a quality individual.

Brown has the potential to become my favourite player. And quite quickly too.

 

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5 hours ago, special robert said:

Yes, next year the networks are even threatening to cut to an ad break as he starts his runup and then cut back in as he kicks the ball. A ten goal game could add up to as much as an extra 13 minutes of AAMI ads.

For the run up he has been told he is not allowed back past the centre line at the G if he marks the ball inside the 50.

He has asked to be allowed to go as far back as centre half back but this has been nipped in the bud by the coach worried his run up could actually extend all the way back to full back if he is allowed his natural game.

Interesting pretty sure I saw BB testing the wind direction in the car park outside gate 2 security were placing witches hats all the way back near the train station.

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Genuinely can’t wait for the growth that will now come from Weid. Jackson will grow and Jackson things anyway.

But for Weid - being able to be the 2nd guy will release the shackles and more importantly has a gun to learn his craft from. We haven’t had a genuine full fwd as a senior player for a long time. The little nuances he will pick up from Brown will seriously elevate his game

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19 hours ago, Hogans Demons said:

“You’re Ben Brown.” Tmac

“Yes.” Brown

“You play Full Forward.” Tmac

“Yes.” Brown

“I play Full Forward too.” Tmac

“So?” Brown

“Well, are you better than me?” Tmac

“Well, I never met you, but . . . yes.” Brown

Tmac Brown.jpg

Truly pathetic. Why don't you take your 'presentation' directly to Tom (at a training night) instead of anonymously slurring him.

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