Jump to content

  • Podcast:      

  • Podcast:      

WELCOME TO THE MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB - BEN BROWN


Dee tention
 Share


Recommended Posts

11 hours ago, Hannibal Inc. said:

Brown will play for Melbourne for the next few years.  I'm pleased without being ecstatic.  BUT I'm not ''underwhelmed'' by this bloke, as some seem to be.  In 3 years - 2017-2019 - he kicked the MOST goals in the AFL (188 frigging goals), which is no mean feat.  And he hardly had the best midfield slotting it down his throat.

I watched every one of his 65 goals from 2019 and two thirds did NOT come from leads.  They were a combination of frees, contested marks, tackles, ground balls, and general play.  And plenty of the goals from ''leads'' were not lace-out.  In fact, only a few were.  Plenty were just getting separation with smart leads and speed.

Both Brown and Weideman cover a lot of territory.  It's great that Weideman will get the second tall.  Jackson will relieve ruck, play a bit on-ball, occasionally push deep as well as resting on the bench.  

It's a good get for the MFC.

So where will Tom Play???

Link to comment
Share on other sites


40 minutes ago, Watts the matter said:

No one has done that (as Brown has never won the Coleman). People have questioned the recruitment of Brown who kicked 8 goals in 9 games this season and takes considerable salary cap space.

As long as we are offloading McDonald I am happy enough with a deal for a second rounder.

 

That's not my recollection of the nature of negative comments about Brown.  Most criticism has been that he is a 'one-trick pony'.  The videos indicate that is true only in the sense that his one trick is kicking lots of goals.  

Of course there are questions about his 2020 and injuries etc.  But what better option is on offer?

  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, sue said:

That's not my recollection of the nature of negative comments about Brown.  Most criticism has been that he is a 'one-trick pony'.  The videos indicate that is true only in the sense that his one trick is kicking lots of goals.  

Of course there are questions about his 2020 and injuries etc.  But what better option is on offer?

Ha ha , exactly this bloke only knows how to kick goals and can’t  play on the wing.

Pass!!

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

It will be interesting to see if his long distance goals suffer when not playing under the closed roof at Marvel Stadium or if the wind and rain at the MCG reduce his strike rate.

Edited by Lucifer's Hero
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

It will be interesting to see if his long distance goals suffer when not playing under the closed roof at Marvel Stadium or if the wind and rain at the MCG reduce his strike rate.

No he just moves half a step to the right, shortens the run up by seven steps, holds the ball eight inches lower and blinks as his foot makes contact with the ball. Simple really. Sorry LH just bored atm.

Edited by Redleg
  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

It will be interesting to see if his long distance goals suffer when not playing under the closed roof at Marvel Stadium or if the wind and rain at the MCG reduce his strike rate.

Not sure how many he's kicked at Bellerive?  pretty bloody rainy and windy here. Hoping the wide forward expanses of the 'G' will only improve his opportunities. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

It will be interesting to see if his long distance goals suffer when not playing under the closed roof at Marvel Stadium or if the wind and rain at the MCG reduce his strike rate.

Brown averages 2.6 goals a game at Marvel and 2.1 at the MCG. However he's only played at the MCG 10 times over about 6 seasons which is a  low sample space for a Victorian team.

Has kicked 12 goals against us in four games at the MCG including a bag of 5 and a bag of 4.

He actually made his debut against us in 2014 at the MCG for 1 goal. 

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Maxwell Edison MD said:

Not sure how many he's kicked at Bellerive?  pretty bloody rainy and windy here. Hoping the wide forward expanses of the 'G' will only improve his opportunities. 

He averages 1.9 goals a game at Hobart which is below his career average of 2.2

Edited by Bring-Back-Powell
  • Thanks 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Brown averages 2.6 goals a game at Marvel and 2.1 at the MCG. However he's only played at the MCG 10 times over about 6 seasons which is a  low sample space for a Victorian team.

Has kicked 12 goals against us in four games at the MCG including a bag of 5 and a bag of 4.

He actually made his debut against us in 2014 at the MCG for 1 goal. 

So without our games his MCG average is about 1.5 per game.  Will be interesting to see how he adjusts to both the MCG size and weather conditions.

tbh, I don't expect him to be a 60+ goal a year player but 45-50 will be a good return given the other ways he helps the team and if other fwds start doing their bit.

 

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

38 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

He averages 1.9 goals a game at Hobart which is below his career average of 2.2

Thanks mate. If our midfield lower their eyes, he could get that up over 2.5, I'd imagine. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

52 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

So without our games his MCG average is about 1.5 per game.  Will be interesting to see how he adjusts to both the MCG size and weather conditions.

tbh, I don't expect him to be a 60+ goal a year player but 45-50 will be a good return given the other ways he helps the team and if other fwds start doing their bit.

 

If both he and Weid can combine for 80-90 goals next season I will be happy. Its pretty exciting the potential of having two genuine targets next year. I know there are big 'if's like if if Ben Brown can get over the injuries that hindered him this year or if Weid can put together a consistent full season. I think both are possible.

e.g. combinations in 2018

Tmac + Jesse combined for 100 goals

Josh Kennedy + Jack Darling combined for 91

Edited by Yung Blood
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

23 minutes ago, Yung Blood said:

I know there are big 'if's like if if Ben Brown can get over the injuries that hindered him this year

Really hoping his 2020 season was a pure write off due to injuries and personal matters rather than a natural decline in his football.

The fact that his goal tally was less than his games tally is a little concerning.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Really hoping his 2020 season was a pure write off due to injuries and personal matters rather than a natural decline in his football.

The fact that his goal tally was less than his games tally is a little concerning.

 

Same here. But I think North were one of the worst performing sides this year. You only need to look at our 2019 to see how players performance can drop off when the whole team is playing so poorly,

There's so much upside still there for him at 27. If we can get 40 goals out of him which I think is entirely realistic if he plays most games then it will be worth it.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

No such thing as a sure thing of course. There is always risk. He had knee and off field issues last year which explains his lower output. Previous to that he was outstanding in a bang average team. As risks go he’s very much on the lower end of the scale and it’s a risk we have to take if we’re serious about breaking into the Top 4.

I’m backing Burgess to get him back into top nick and a 45-55 goal season from our new cult hero!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

32 minutes ago, Matt said:

Just nominate us already

General question:

What benefit is it for a player to publicly nominate a particular club? Assume the answer is they only want to play for that club and want to make their intentions clear to their current club and any other potential suitors.

If that is the case why haven't we been nominated?

Either he's still contemplating other offers or perhaps an in principle deal or dealings between us and North are already in place and there isn't a need to publicly nominate. 

Edited by Lefty
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Yung Blood said:

If both he and Weid can combine for 80-90 goals next season I will be happy. Its pretty exciting the potential of having two genuine targets next year. I know there are big 'if's like if if Ben Brown can get over the injuries that hindered him this year or if Weid can put together a consistent full season. I think both are possible.

e.g. combinations in 2018

Tmac + Jesse combined for 100 goals

Josh Kennedy + Jack Darling combined for 91

even if they combine for 50 goals, it will be about 40 goals we didnt have this year. makes us a 2 goal per game better next year. puts us in more games for longer, possibly wins us some close games eg rich and geel. this is good only if the rest of the comp doesnt improve by 2 goals a game also

Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 hours ago, Demons3031 said:

There will be a few others on this site around the same age as me. I was born in 1950 and saw my first game around 1955-56. Dad pointed out Ivor Warne Smith and the Cordner brothers. I think it was a week or two later I wanted to go to the footy again but Dad (Jack) said no- so I decided to drive there myself- not that I had any idea of how to drive let alone how to navigate to the MCG from Ashburton!! Ha Ha !

I only succeeded in rolling Dads car down the driveway and smashing the front headlight on his car--not a Happy Jack!

Despite the harshness of the last 56 years, I lived through the great era and am so grateful for the memories that provided. I would dearly love another premiership or even a great era again-but if it doesn't happen I will always have those great memories to carry with me. :)

It was a time to remember, formative and successful. Ashburton? Head back down High Street to the Burke Road corner. That's where I grew up, on that corner. As for the Dees in those days, it was terribly difficult not the follow them avidly - such was the rate of success and the virtual control of the VFL, as it was back then. The names of the footballers in our team stand in the memory like monoliths. Moreso, the occasional outings to see a game at the 'G remain indelibly etched on one's brain, particularly after beating the Filth, Essendrug and Footiscray. Thanks for this little missive evoking happy memories, D3031.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Demonland changed the title to Welcome to Demonland - Ben Brown
  • Whispering_Jack changed the title to WELCOME TO THE MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB - BEN BROWN

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles  

    ON THE FLY by George On The Outer

    After spending most of the previous day in the air, flying between Queensland and Victoria, it was hard to imagine the Demons would be at their best.   But this team was on the fly on the field as well and produced a clinical display which saw them record a 98 point win to put aside any questions about the side being out of form.   Certainly, the Suns who have fallen away badly in the second half of the season were their opponents, but with the Demons looking for a confidence boo

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS by The Oracle

    This weekend, the Melbourne Football Club was supposed to embark on a tour that started with what looked like an innocent trip to the country’s sunny Gold Coast. However, the Covid19 pandemic intervened to bring them back home for this week at least. Next week, it’s off to the West Coast but conspiracy theorists are already suggesting that this interstate sojourn could take the team all the way across the country over the next month and indeed, there are cynics who even believe that it could bec

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    THE YEAR THE SNOWFLAKES FELL by Whispering Jack

    The snow that fell on the slopes of Victoria’s mountain districts in the winter of 1965 was not considered good enough to satisfy the enthusiasts. The really heavy snow that season came in two waves further north in July and August. The first descended on the national capital where “Pig Iron Bob” still held sway. Snow flurries touched the landscape all the way across the Blue Mountains. The next big snow extended further north up to the hills around Mackay in Queensland. Snowflakes fell inside t

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 10

    DEES GIVE DOGS A BONE by George On The Outer

    First place versus second on the ladder promised to be a precursor to what can be expected in the coming finals race.  However, it was the Demons who faltered and gave the Bulldogs a bone to feed their hunger just weeks out from the end of the season. The win also sent the Dogs to the top of the ladder, a position they are unlikely to cede in the coming weeks, given their fixture. While Melbourne may now struggle to keep a spot in the top four with its draw and will likely depend on the res

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE WORM WILL TURN by The Oracle

    When I was asked to preview this game, I wasn’t sure whether it was going to be played in Darwin, on the Gold Coast or the MCG. I had no idea as to the identity of Melbourne’s opponent. This would have made for one hell of an interesting match preview so I’m glad that the AFL managed to reorganize its fixture to enable a game … any game at all … to proceed in Round 19. We’ll worry about the Gold Coast Suns or whoever they put us up against when the weekend’s done and dusted and if and when

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    DRAWN AND DEEFLATED by George on the Outer

    1st v 17th ... it would seem a sure one way contest between the Hawks and the Demons but it was not to be with the game finishing in a draw, the only positive being the Demons still retain their top spot on the ladder. Melbourne was taught a football lesson by Al Clarkson, who with limited resources, just instructed his players to scrap, fight and surge the ball forward.  It stifled the Melbourne free flowing style of play and denied them the opportunities they could normally expect. I

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    PINK RAIN by Whispering Jack

    There is no certainty about life under a pandemic. You wake up one morning without a care in the world; the sun’s shining and it’s a beautiful day. An hour later, everything’s up in the air, the entire state is on high alert and the apartment complex next door’s in lockdown. The simple decision you had to make about buying a ticket to the footy at the weekend suddenly might get put on the back burner. There are other things in life to prioritise and on top of that, they’re predicting rain for th

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    COR BLIMEY by KC from Casey

    In years to come, the old timers will talk in wonderment about the “Avalon Avalanche” that hit Werribee’s Avalon Airport Oval on a mild winter’s afternoon at about ten minutes after the halfway mark of the game between the local Tigers and their cross town rivals, the Demons from Casey. At that moment in time, the game was poised as if on a knifepoint. Up until the main interval, it had been the visiting team which had maintained the lead from the start but it had struggled to entirely asse

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    POWER FAILURE by George on the Outer

    South Australians should be well familiar with the damage that storms can do to the power supply.  But Port Power forgot those lessons on Thursday night football as they watched the Melbourne storm descend upon them from across the border and ruin their hopes of a top four placing. Just as equally, the win to the Demons cemented their spot in the top two and sent out the message that a team who had been going around in circles for the past couple of weeks, has in fact, turned into a cyclone

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    CASEY SUFFER FIRST DEFEAT IN TWO YEARS

    The circumstances were a little unusual last Saturday night as KC from Casey was unavailable to report on the Casey Dees due to work commitments. On the ground things were somewhat unusual as well given that, although there was a game to be won on the night, preparations were also being made for the forthcoming Thursday night clash against Port Adelaide with Ben Brown rested for large slabs of the evening. It turned out perhaps, to be a stroke of genius for Melbourne with Brown making a strong c

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    WEATHERING THE STORM by Mel Rundle

    The magic of Melbourne’s magnificent start to 2021 is beginning to wear off. In its past six matches it lost to three teams that were outside the eight, out of form —  teams which it had very little trouble bearing last year. This week, the temperature is turned up even higher with the hard fought spot in the top four at risk. The really ominous factor about the Demons’ upcoming Thursday night meeting with Port Adelaide this week is that it is due to take place at the very place where its dec

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    FEE-FI-FO-FUM by George on the Outer

    “Fee-fi-fo-fum, without a Full Forward the Premiership can’t be won!” So said the GWS Giants, as they exposed Melbourne’s fatal deficiency with a nine point win at the MCG.  In past weeks Melbourne has been barely able to gloss over the lack of a serious target in front of goal, while others were able to contribute.  But in a near repeat of the game from the previous week, players running up the ground simply had no-one to kick the ball to, when all that was needed was that one tall target.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports


×
×
  • Create New...