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2 hours ago, Ron Burgundy said:

Pity you’ve missed the last decade. In that period, we’ve won 3 flags, made another grand final, and featured in 2 prelims. Missed the 8 only once - bad draw, and horrible run with injuries.

We’ve played truly dynamic football for most of this time. It was quite an incredible 11year period. Without doubt, we’ve been the envy of the competition - other club officials and supporters have been praying for us to collapse on the basis of our remarkable success.

And yet, some here don’t seem to think we a lock for the top 4 in 2020 ...

 

Wow that’s awesome!! How many brownlows have our number 1&2 picks, Scully & Trengove won between them? So happy we didn’t select that good for nothing Dustin Martin kid hey...

Is Cale Morton and that All Australian CHF Lucas Cook kid still playing??

 

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6 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Assume Burgess has been given the first call. His opinion will be critical. 

The Burgess/Bruckner factor looms large as the key to a successful season with getting 95% of our players on the park.

A fit and full list will give depth and run and class plus versatility to the flanks  wings and midfield.

The following are ABSOLUTELY musts in this regard viz. 

Hunt Vberg KK Bennell!! Langdon Tomlinson Petracca Salem Baker Lockhart Harmes Hibberd Jetta Sparrow Jordan Nitschke Wagner boys even Joel Smith Hannan Spargo new boy Haydn Young Jonesy Milkshake oh and  Tommy MAC for a Wing burst at the start of the game!! 

Roll on 2020 the land of the super fit and brave Demons with resurrection on our minds!

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8 hours ago, McQueen said:

And Ron’s been hitting the acid pretty hard. 

Scotch.

And acid of course.

It’s been a great decade.

 

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If signing Bennell is going to happen at all, is there a chance it'll happen today? Or is there still a lot of water to go under the bridge? A blow up two days ago has fizzled to nothing being reported at all. If he is going to be signed up, it sounds like other clubs have cooled.

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His signing doesn't need to be done for ages he's going to be put in the same rookie rule that nabbed us Wagner and Lockhart.

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11 hours ago, deanox said:

I'm taking that as after effectively 5 years out of the game, a first seemingly successful surgery in July and a second (other leg) a month or so later,  her will be back running in November, taking 6-7 months to slowly ramp to fitness, get some kms in the legs and a block of VFL under his belt. 

I really don't think that is a surprise. 

Imagine the value and spark he could add in the back half of the season coming into finals. 

Finals? You’re dreamin’

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1 hour ago, Ron Burgundy said:

Scotch.

And acid of course.

It’s been a great decade.

 

Ahhh yes Scotch & Acid; that's the way to start your day!

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5 minutes ago, SFebes said:

So can he not play until July/August next year?

That's right, won't be able to play until the next DECADE!!!

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We should get a farewell game out of him 

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13 hours ago, dworship said:

Damn you, I didn't know it had got to 50mill again and me not getting a ticket 😣. Had to go check the numbers, phew jackpoted to 20 m next week. Accurate as ever Dieter or just lazy?

Neither, just metaphorical.

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2 hours ago, SFebes said:

So can he not play until July/August next year?

That's Santa Claus territory, yeah, Christmas is coming too...

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With all the noise from Journo’s a few days ago I would’ve expected confirmation by now. Gossage, Ralph, Stevens and the other less well-known tweeters had it all but over the line, a matter of formality. 
Where there’s smoke these blokes just assume there’s fire. 

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3 hours ago, deebug said:

Keep hopping there will be news soon? Or do we have to wait until draft night?

 

Bennell has probably decided to join us but the very professional AFL will make us wait 4 weeks to announce it on draft night for ratings.

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JT said on the podcast Road to the Draft it would take a while to happen if it does. Lots of checks to be done.

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28 minutes ago, JakovichScissorKick said:

 

Bennell has probably decided to join us but the very professional AFL will make us wait 4 weeks to announce it on draft night for ratings.

To true😅 

It's the muppets, with Gil as kermit the frog.

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4 hours ago, SFebes said:

So can he not play until July/August next year?

I’ve only seen that mentioned on Demonland and nowhere else. (Unless I’ve missed something)

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We definitely look to be considering small forwards in the pre season draft which makes me think they have others they'd like to consider in the draft

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6 hours ago, Ron Burgundy said:

Scotch.

And acid of course.

It’s been a great decade.

 

That accounts for your rapid mood swings particularly the rapid excitement and bold statements you are famous for. 

Now that could also describe the Donald.

Looking forward to more big statements Ron so kept up the magic cocktail.

I think we will need you in 2020.

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6 hours ago, Ron Burgundy said:

Scotch.

And acid of course.

It’s been a great decade.

 

 

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1 hour ago, McQueen said:

With all the noise from Journo’s a few days ago I would’ve expected confirmation by now. Gossage, Ralph, Stevens and the other less well-known tweeters had it all but over the line, a matter of formality. 
Where there’s smoke these blokes just assume there’s fire. 

What confirmation are you actually looking for?

The latest I read was that he was invited to train with us starting December 3rd?

It's in his best interests to not train with anyone before that date to leave his options open at other clubs and be able to sign as a delisted free agent at any club.

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