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Not sure how anyone could be negative about this trade. Brown is the most productive forward we've had since Neitz, and we essentially traded him in for a pick in the 30s. We basically traded Preuss (a 25 year old ruckman played 10 games) for Brown (a 27 year old key forward played 130 games for 287 goals).

Even if Brown goes at 50% of his peak output, he'd still be our leading goal kicker! 

On paper, it's possibly the best trade the club has done this century. F*cking stoked we pulled it off!

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It will be interesting to see whether Brown's presence shows whether our scoring woes are more due to deficiencies of the forwards (pre-BBrown) or deficiencies of those who deliver the ball into the forward line. It might take a little while for Brown to gel, but given we know he's a proven lead-mark-kick forward, if the midfield can't deliver properly, he's not going to be as successful as we want.

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16 hours ago, Docs Demons said:

Not great but a very good player. Number 4, if I remember correctly who  went to East Ringwood in the EDFL as it was in the old days. 

Ironic referencing J.Lord in a B.Brown thread - opposite ends of the hirsute spectrum! JL was an early, premiership hero of mine - I must have intuited where my own head was going!

I'm fascinated by the polarisation here on Brown (though it's heavily positively one-sided). Me, I can't guess how he's going to be; I'm just waiting to be very pleasantly surprised and looking forward to the extra watchability he'll bring. 

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39 minutes ago, Grapeviney said:

This just came in the post.. I've got mail on Ben Brown! 

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Hopefully its detailed instructions on a new clever and ingenious game plan where we move the ball efficiently inside F50 - if so please ensure BBB receives a copy after you give us all the low down  

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On 11/15/2020 at 8:28 PM, 58er said:

AF Whats wrong with Fritschy? 
He has  been our best forward fir last 2 years even with poor kicking fir goal And underwhelming forward line coaching and development.
 

If he puts on more weight it will help his body strength in marking and tackling . Also his kicking is mainly in his head. He needs practice and confidence plus bring taught the smarts ie not leading to pockets.

Will be a major strength of our team once these issues are worked on.

 

Fritta always seemed to be in the wrong pocket when kicking for goal. Not sure if that was coaching placement or his tracking movement. I recall he was accurate initially and only noticed his positioning when the inaccuracy increased .

Brown may have a highlight reel where he runs a little straighter and to the correct pocket for his natural kick.

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3 hours ago, Sydee said:

Hopefully its detailed instructions on a new clever and ingenious game plan where we move the ball efficiently inside F50 - if so please ensure BBB receives a copy after you give us all the low down  

A brown envelope too..

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On 11/16/2020 at 6:26 PM, Deemania since 56 said:

Yep, John Lord was a great footballer, too. Another Demon of note with a big heart.

One of my favourites as a kid

Often took 2 or 3 bites of the cherry as the commentators of the day often said
Great Mark

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19 hours ago, Grapeviney said:

This just came in the post.. I've got mail on Ben Brown! 

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Putting two and two together, I've just realised that our new full forward with the Sideshow Bob hair is a Demon-supporting, Demonland moderator with an interest in wine and who lives, or perhaps works (or both), in St Kilda.  

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Big  Ben is the difference   and barring any  injuries that would keep him out for long term he is the life saver.  IMO he will help our much maligned forward line. We have the troops in the mid to deliver the ball especially if someone like Ben demands it  

However it is not just up to Ben he is only the missing piece to the puzzle,

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