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It’s almost like counter intel and counter counter intel, everyone’s tight lipped and feeding so much disinformation or at the very least, not enough information to draw conclusions upon. It’ll be almost impossible to determine who will line up Rd.1, but I suspect Ablett and Danger to be there - regardless, I think we still have the depth!

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11 minutes ago, DeezNuts said:

It’s almost like counter intel and counter counter intel, everyone’s tight lipped and feeding so much disinformation or at the very least, not enough information to draw conclusions upon. It’ll be almost impossible to determine who will line up Rd.1, but I suspect Ablett and Danger to be there - regardless, I think we still have the depth!

I do get the feeling there’s a few games being played. I reckon Lookatmefield will play round 1. 

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Kingy made a good point the other day and said it was brought up at the Fox footy launch, because the broadcaster pay so much for the rights then they should have access to live injury updates on game day, and supporters aswell who pay up for foxtel subscriptions, they were all guessing the other day with Dangerfield then the hammy news came out an hour after the game, I think clubs should have to give info as soon as they know it on game day 

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21 minutes ago, Demon77 said:

You’re right, no mention at all of a hotspot, after the news of a hotspot surfaced last night a sore toe seemed like a relief. If indeed there is one, i guess they’re hiding it.

"I'm confident [he will play round one]. He's got a sore toe and he's had that for a month or so," Goodwin said as he enters his second season in charge of the Demons.

If the above is true, why was T Mac allowed to play in AFLX and the opening JLT?  I thought the players were straight into rehab if they felt even a slight itch.

when i read your op i thought goody had specifically denied a hotspot, but that was not the case. 

of course i hope it's just a niggly sore toe and he is fit to go for round1. plus i am always wary when sen claim any sort of "scoop"

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12 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I do get the feeling there’s a few games being played. I reckon Lookatmefield will play round 1. 

possible ethan, but cats would be silly to play 2 players returning after hamstring niggles at the same time. so i'm counting on at least one of them not playing but not sure which one

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We have to get used to some of our leading lights being sidelined.

Will be a test of our depth, versatility, and finals hopes. 

If we can't cover absences in the early part of the season, forget about finals. 

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33 minutes ago, brendan said:

Kingy made a good point the other day and said it was brought up at the Fox footy launch, because the broadcaster pay so much for the rights then they should have access to live injury updates on game day, and supporters aswell who pay up for foxtel subscriptions, they were all guessing the other day with Dangerfield then the hammy news came out an hour after the game, I think clubs should have to give info as soon as they know it on game day 

I think you'll then see players targeting sore players like Nigel Lappin in the '04 Grand Final, when Akker famously broadcast that he was playing with broken ribs.  We often refer to it as the opposition 'testing out' a sore shoulder, ribs or hip, etc.  Lots of players carry injuries through the season that the opposition are unaware of. Not sure why clubs would want to tell the opposition about weaknesses their players have that can then be exploited.

At the end of the day though, it's a players personal medical information we're talking about here.  I don't think fans or broadcasters are in any position to demand more information that what the people involved are willing to give.  

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4 hours ago, doc roet said:

So am I.

Tassie's drop kicks from the goal square would land in the centre where Hassa was.

Don't get me going - Tassie, Hassa, Townsend, Parke, Dillon, Hardeman, Alves, and all the others. Geez it was fun.

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1 hour ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Don't get me going - Tassie, Hassa, Townsend, Parke, Dillon, Hardeman, Alves, and all the others. Geez it was fun.

Glad you mentioned Ross Dillon, a great favourite of mine, unfortunately cruelled by injury but a fantastic talent.

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15 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

He was a full forward. 

Chook, he was a centre half forward mainly...

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1 hour ago, dieter said:

Chook, he was a centre half forward mainly...

My memory may be fading.  But, seems to me Dillon was FF, while Parke was CHF.  When Barry Bourke played FF, it was more as a decoy forward, as he wasn't all that tall...  Think he was also a little before the time of Dillon & Parke.

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Could even get in the rooms at 1/2 time 

I remember as about a 13 year old getting in the rooms and here's John Lord looking weary sitting down smoking.

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13 hours ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Don't get me going - Tassie, Hassa, Townsend, Parke, Dillon, Hardeman, Alves, and all the others. Geez it was fun.

Unless you liked winning.

These were seriously dark days, but I agree there were some memorable individuals and individual performances. I still remember Greg Parke taking what seemed like 16 contested marks in the bog-heap which was the Moorabbin ground. 

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29 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Unless you liked winning.

These were seriously dark days, but I agree there were some memorable individuals and individual performances. I still remember Greg Parke taking what seemed like 16 contested marks in the bog-heap which was the Moorabbin ground. 

He was a freak with marking, Greg Parke. He took more marks than anyone and most of these were heavily contested. Lousy kick but a good handball feeder at the same time, just as long as a kick. I can remember him  -  a policeman -  directing traffic every morning and often in the evening at the centre of the road at Camberwell Junction prior to traffic lights being installed at that 6-way intersection. We'd lean out of a tram and attempt to knock his hat off his head as the tram rattled passed. He, in return, smiled broadly and shook his finger at us allegedly disapprovingly. It was fun. 

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12 hours ago, chook fowler said:

Glad you mentioned Ross Dillon, a great favourite of mine, unfortunately cruelled by injury but a fantastic talent.

Dillon went on to resume his SA footy career as it was at a lower level than the Vics at that time. Ross Dillon, now he was a champion at CHF. I thought that the Ox in his pre-injury days was his reincarnation, and yet, Dillon had just that little bit more with timing, skills, mobility and goal power. Both were actually entirely different players. Royce Hart got the accolades every week but Dillon was better and more reliable.

Hey 'Chook', how did you know about Laurie Fowler's knickname? It was older than his football career - stemmed from the good old Chadstone High School.

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any chance of injuries being discussed on this thread?

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2 minutes ago, DubDee said:

any chance of injuries being discussed on this thread?

Sure, I have a sore knee.

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11 hours ago, Vagg said:

My memory may be fading.  But, seems to me Dillon was FF, while Parke was CHF.  When Barry Bourke played FF, it was more asa decoy forward, as he wasn't all that tall...  Think he was also a little before the time of Dillon & Parke.

Thanks for the update. You are correct with these 'memories'. Parke, Bourke and Dillon. Yep, Barry Bourke the decoy was just before Parke and Dillon.

 

2 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I remember when Greg Parke hurt his... 

He did hurt it and not long after, I think it was Townsend who had to limp off.

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I still think that when Ross Dillon went down with an achilles injury in 1971 after making the state team the previous year it was bigger than Schwarter's knee. Back then nobody even knew what an achilles injury was - it was the turf-toe of today.

Speaking of turf-toe, it sounds like T-Mac has succumbed to it - must have something to do with jumping up for the ruck tapouts.

Anyway by my reckoning we may now have five first 22 players missing for Rd 1 and there's a few yet to prove their fitnes.

1) Viney. 2) T-Mac. 3) Lewis. 4) ANB (he's still not allowed to do competitive work). 5) VDB (he's a favourite of mine, although like my colleagues above I accept that I'm living in the past).

You can also add O.Mac and Oliver, who are racing against time with their niggles, but I suspect will get up.

 

   

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