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2 minutes ago, Drunkn167 said:

Don't know where else to put this, but just heard news of another delisting (can't say who until the official announcement)

Not sure how many years they were signed up for, but my guess would be Ben Kennedy or Pat McKenna. Unless Garland has been paid out for his final year of his contract.

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6 minutes ago, Drunkn167 said:

Don't know where else to put this, but just heard news of another delisting (can't say who until the official announcement)

Won't be the last delisting/retirement.

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Kennedy had a pretty decent year in the magoos and still couldn't crack a single game.  I won't be surprised if it's him that gets the chop.

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4 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

Kennedy had a pretty decent year in the magoos and still couldn't crack a single game.  I won't be surprised if it's him that gets the chop.

Exactly. Had his cards marked all year because he's too slow for a small forward role, and is an average kick.

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1 minute ago, mo64 said:

Exactly. Had his cards marked all year because he's too slow for a small forward role, and is an average kick.

Yep.  He either didn't work hard enough over the pre-season or Goodwin never rated him at all and planned to move him on at the end of the season.

Kudos to him during the season for always playing well, but as you say, he lacked some key attributes to hold down a spot in the AFL side.

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Can't think of anyone else aside from Ben Kennedy. 

EDIT: Bye Benny! I really thought there was a spot for him in the team but it seems that Goodwin was never really a fan.

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It always went against my better judgement, but I always thought there might be something there with Kennedy.  No idea what that was, but it quickly became apparent that he was in no man's land - too slow to be a half forward, not good enough to be a midfielder.  Therefore he was never going to find a spot in our side.

Cast aside twice now, doubt he gets another look in.  All the best, Ben.

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Good luck to him, at the start of the 2016 season he played well in a few games and I thought, nice pick-up, not to be I guess.

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Interesting comment about not questioning his effort in the second half of the season, which obviously raises the question about the first half of the season. He was not a good enough footballer to get by on any less than 100% commitment.

Anyway, good luck for the future BK.

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@old dee will be pleased.

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22 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

I imagine this is old dee right now:

NBA  dance dancing basketball GIF

That's amazing b/c I thought old dee was in a wheel chair.

God praise the lord!

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1 hour ago, Siren said:

Ben Kennedy is the fifth player to be delisted by the club in 2017. He joins Jack Trengove, Jake Spencer, Mitch White and Liam Hulett as other recent players to depart the club.

http://m.melbournefc.com.au/news/2017-10-02/melbourne-makes-further-list-change

The big surprise to me is that we haven't as yet delisted one or both of King and Filipovic.

Richmond showed us there's room for only one genuine ruckman and we already have a ready-made back-up in Pedo and two others - T-Mac and Weid - who could play there if required.

All are infinitely better than anything King has shown to date and Flipper did not endear me as a project player pre-season before injury.

If the club rates one of them long-term, fine keep one. But there's no no excuse to have two back-up dinosaurs on a list that already has the best dinosaur ruckman in the game.

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5 minutes ago, Deespicable said:

The big surprise to me is that we haven't as yet delisted one or both of King and Filipovic.

Richmond showed us there's room for only one genuine ruckman and we already have a ready-made back-up in Pedo and two others - T-Mac and Weid - who could play there if required.

All are infinitely better than anything King has shown to date and Flipper did not endear me as a project player pre-season before injury.

If the club rates one of them long-term, fine keep one. But there's no no excuse to have two back-up dinosaurs on a list that already has the best dinosaur ruckman in the game.

I like Tommy Mc as a back up ruck. I don't mind the idea of Weid in that role especially if mobility becomes more important but I'm not sure it will to that extent. Still think you'll need 200cm guys in the ruck.

So if we don't add a Spencer replacement we may as well keep both of these guys to see which one (if either) makes it. If we do add another then I might cut one of them. 

Also I wouldn't rush. Both of them need to build their bodies to be good VFL players yet alone AFL players. Give them September and October and give them a strength and fitness test to see which one has made progress.  If they are getting fitter and stronger in a 6 week training block then keep both because the ruck is still mainly a test of determination and character more than skills!

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This is either shaping up to be the biggest cleanout in the Club's history or one of the shortest coaching stints.....

I'm thinking, it's got to be almost top 4....2018

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1 hour ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Agree though Filopovic is only a rookie. Skinny. Raw. No football brain.  Doubt he will be a player. 

WHY do you think that? Is there some that you know about him?

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Seen Filopovic play in under 18s. Very surprised he was a rookie. Did not show enough footy smarts. He is athletic and was okay at hit outs and centre square leap. But lacked around the ground smarts and no overhead contested marking.  Will need plenty of time or a revelatory experience. 

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On 28/08/2017 at 12:06 PM, JV7 said:

Not a delisting but I've noticed Weidemen like a couple of Collingwood posts on Instagram the last few days.. One of Daicos & Brown celebrating the win on Saturday (fair enough if not against us & the circumstances) & now one of Bucks resigning... Seems a bit odd

Weideman was overlooked as a father/son by Collingwood. His uncle Murray played for Collingwood and was a champion at the Magpies.

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