Jump to content
  • Demonland Interviews

jayceebee31

Tom Campbell

Recommended Posts

6 hours ago, jayceebee31 said:

I also understand your point of view and I agree.But, to be able to pick up a ruckman as a rookie, such as Campbell would have been a worthwhile in my opinion.To have at least 7 small forwards on our list rather than 3 ruckman, is the factor I question.

Tom was interviewed by Essendon, Adelaide and North Melbourne and will join North this week whilst Melbourne showed no interest.I question this attitude.And the fact that Chris Connolly knew his family extemely well and somebody like Kelly O’Donnell played with him...a further factor I question why did he not even get interviewed .He passed a medical at 3 clubs that interviewed him. It is over now, but, we need to pick up someone in a year or two if Bratke does not seem to make it..hope he does .

Thanks for that perspective. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, jayceebee31 said:

It is up to our list management as well as our recruitment arm to make sure Sh*t does NOT happen.

I am quite sure they are aware injuries or poor form could happen to the areas you mention, but it could also happen to the midfield, backline or small forwards or a combination off the lot. They have a very balanced list at the moment and like every other club will do,hope like hell injuries don't spoil the party.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, drysdale demon said:

I am quite sure they are aware injuries or poor form could happen to the areas you mention, but it could also happen to the midfield, backline or small forwards or a combination off the lot. They have a very balanced list at the moment and like every other club will do,hope like hell injuries don't spoil the party.

Hi, I disagree totally, they were extremely lucky getting away with Maxie, not going down at all this year.If he had, we were stuffed.Did you see , what happened in the grand final at Casey, no ruckman, and unable to not get it out of the guts.This, in my opinion ,cost us the game.

if you decifer  the list, we have at least 12 midfielders, 9 small/ half forward flankers whilst we have 2 ruckman and 3 tall forwards, inclusive of T.Smith.

I say, this ,is NOT a balanced list at all.

This list requires at least another quality tall forward and a quality developmental ruckman.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

Max rates Preuss and is keen to work with him. Thats good enough for me.

I agree with Pruess coming , but another back up ?,whilst we tried out Bratke to me was a must..We will see .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

25 minutes ago, jayceebee31 said:

Hi, I disagree totally, they were extremely lucky getting away with Maxie, not going down at all this year.If he had, we were stuffed.Did you see , what happened in the grand final at Casey, no ruckman, and unable to not get it out of the guts.This, in my opinion ,cost us the game.

if you decifer  the list, we have at least 12 midfielders, 9 small/ half forward flankers whilst we have 2 ruckman and 3 tall forwards, inclusive of T.Smith.

I say, this ,is NOT a balanced list at all.

This list requires at least another quality tall forward and a quality developmental ruckman.

That's okay, you just keep yourself in a flap about it until the list is to your liking, I have better things to do. As far as casey is concerned there is nothing stopping from recruiting a ruckman.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will and hope Casey pick up a ruckman and a tall forward.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, jayceebee31 said:

I agree with Pruess coming , but another back up ?,whilst we tried out Bratke to me was a must..We will see .

Ok, let me try and 2nd guess where the club are at with this.

With the development league now gone it's harder to have excess ruck stocks on the list. I believe with the extra spot we still have on the list to fill the club have planned to leave it open for a ruck if needed later.

WC are in a different position because the WAFL I'm pretty sure still has a reserves comp. They can afford to carry and develop more ruck stocks.

Bradtke is in development and this must be at Casey not in the minor leagues so with him and Pruess there wasn't a current spot available.

If anyone takes the time to remember back a few years, having the extra ruck hampered the development of Gawn. We had Jamar in the AFL team and they couldn't figure what to do with Max and big Spencer. In the end they stupidly tried to make Max a KPF/relief ruck at Casey.

It was obvious to me even back then that Gawn was the far better prospect and he should have been developed as such.

Given the restrictions of list size and the disappearing development league, I think our list is as well balanced as any team in the AFL currently.

I think you are jumping at shadows. Injuries do come and we will deal with them but no club can cover every eventuality.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not jumping at shadows at all, rjay.Just looking at our list and draft picks and equating things like that .If Daisycutter is right and we still have a vacancy on the list as well as a further rookie pick,we, then, may be as smart as Richmond are doing re Stack training with them...we may pick up a player like McLean to develop and try out as a list member.

whilst I support you raise, I believe, we should pick up another tall at least on our list as we have only 3 tall forwards as such and 2 developed ruckman and Bratke.

We may even see Gawn play a pivotal role in the forward line and Pruess ruck..but I still feel we need more talls  now.

Edited by jayceebee31

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, jayceebee31 said:

Not jumping at shadows at all, rjay.Just looking at our list and draft picks and equating things like that .If Daisycutter is right and we still have a vacancy on the list as well as a further rookie pick,we, then, may be as smart as Richmond are doing re Stack training with them...we may pick up a player like McLean to develop and try out as a list member.

whilst I support you raise, I believe, we should pick up another tall at least on our list as we have only 3 tall forwards as such and 2 developed ruckman and Bratke.

We may even see Gawn play a pivotal role in the forward line and Pruess ruck..but I still feel we need more talls  now.

 

3 hours ago, jayceebee31 said:

Not jumping at shadows at all, rjay.Just looking at our list and draft picks and equating things like that .If Daisycutter is right and we still have a vacancy on the list as well as a further rookie pick,we, then, may be as smart as Richmond are doing re Stack training with them...we may pick up a player like McLean to develop and try out as a list member.

whilst I support you raise, I believe, we should pick up another tall at least on our list as we have only 3 tall forwards as such and 2 developed ruckman and Bratke.

We may even see Gawn play a pivotal role in the forward line and Pruess ruck..but I still feel we need more talls  now.

Refer to AFL.com.au for the announcement of Tom being recruited by North as I stated earlier.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, daisycutter said:

we've still got 1 list spot and 1 rookie spot open......let's wait and see

we have 1 spot available, if you have 40 on your senior list, you can only have 4 rookies, looks like we will go with 39pl & 5rl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Weid

I would love to be able to recruit your dad now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, DavidNeitz9 said:

we have 1 spot available, if you have 40 on your senior list, you can only have 4 rookies, looks like we will go with 39pl & 5rl

we can have 1 b-rookie plus 1 of either main-list or regular rookie (......i think)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, daisycutter said:

we can have 1 b-rookie plus 1 of either main-list or regular rookie (......i think)

you are right mate, i wasn't factoring in b rookies

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/25/2018 at 9:20 PM, daisycutter said:

at 204cm (6'8") i will presume bradtke is our third ruckman (although a novice) on the list 

Just a little bit early to be considering Bradtke, I'd reckon. Certainly has the correct profile at this point, with some noticeable assets for the mid-term future and longer. Lots of hard work - both on and off the field aligned to some really close mentoring - and he will be a tremendous asset for the team as a whole, readying for a big call-up to take his place. Great potential.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Cards13 said:

Frigging tremendous team - now for the flag provided we get a little more 'mongrel' with all opponents.

Edited by Deemania since 56

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎11‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 10:15 AM, chook fowler said:

Max rates Preuss and is keen to work with him. Thats good enough for me.

Pretty sure he rated Filipovic too :D

 

No doubt Preuss is better though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, TheoX said:

Pretty sure he rated Filipovic too :D

 

No doubt Preuss is better though.

Fair point....will be interesting to see how all play out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, TheoX said:

Pretty sure he rated Filipovic too :D

 

No doubt Preuss is better though.

He did rate Flip, but I watched all training all year, neither he nor King seemed to progress, already I can see Bradtke doing something, been working with his Dad,  who also worked with Max last year on agility in a crowd

Goodwin is a great believer in versatility, T Smith, Keilty, Weid, Frost, Tommy Mac can all relieve in the ruck should that be necessary

Tommy Mac actually enjoys the rucking coz he can lose his opposite number around the ground with his aerobic capacity

I am waiting for after Xmas with what we do with Keilty, he will have it in front of him trying to break into back 6, he is an accurate goalkicker and good mark, try him up forward?

Seems a waste of a rookie spot if he spends the year in a key defender post at Casey

Thoughts @Drunkn167

 

Edited by Satyriconhome

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/25/2018 at 5:53 PM, faultydet said:

Agree , Connolly was a very solid footballer for us, in a totally embarrassing period for the club.

Was one of my favs at the time. Of course being from the same town helped.

So you're a Ky boy? That means you've got no tonsils, appendix or anything else a certain physician could remove within an ever widening radius?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
56 minutes ago, dieter said:

So you're a Ky boy? That means you've got no tonsils, appendix or anything else a certain physician could remove within an ever widening radius?

 

57 minutes ago, dieter said:

So you're a Ky boy? That means you've got no tonsils, appendix or anything else a certain physician could remove within an ever widening radius?

At least they have testicles , just ask Gary Lyon on this point, as well as C.C.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, dieter said:

So you're a Ky boy? That means you've got no tonsils, appendix or anything else a certain physician could remove within an ever widening radius?

Lyon was Kyabram

Connolly was Shepparton from memory. He went to Notre Dame College. Thats def in Shepp

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Social Media

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles

    SOCIAL DISTANCING by George on the Outer

    It was good to see the MFC players practicing the directives about social distancing at the game against West Coast.  Pity was that they continued to do so after the first bounce of the ball, as they allowed numerous WCE players run around un-hindered, with not a Melbourne player within 1.5 metres of them! They then found themselves looking at nearly a 5 goal deficit at the first break, which was to be essentially the final margin for the game. It is difficult to judge exactly what is going

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    BEST IN SHOW by Whispering Jack

    I am writing this knowing that the AFL has deemed that the opening round of competition will proceed but fully believing that it should not.  The world is going through cataclysmic change as a result of the overwhelming spread of the Covid-19 virus and I agree that a distraction like sport would be good for the public. However, while the physical threat to the population is bad enough, there are other  issues to be addressed including the mental health of the community and the effects on th

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    TASSIE DEVILS by Van Demon

    If you were looking for something new from the Demons that wasn’t there last year, you didn’t have to look further than the perfectly trimmed grass surface of UTAS Stadium last night as the team steamrolled the Hawks to record a comprehensive 32-point victory to complete their Marsh Community Series commitments for 2020. One new thing was the fact that for the second Marsh game in a row, the team finished full of running and they dominated the second half without the presence or the dominan

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    SOUTH OF THE BORDER by Paddy Gosch

    The Demons will go into their final Marsh Series match with a strong lineup against the Hawks in Tasmania. Both Max Gawn and Steven May, who were recovering from injuries in first Marsh Series match, have both been named. It is unclear whether Max will be on restricted minutes and will likely get breaks in the ruck with Sam Weideman and rookie Luke Jackson getting their turns in the middle. Angus Brayshaw will be getting his first taste of competitive football despite playing in last week’s

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    KANGAROO CAUGHT by Whispering Jack

    There was a fair amount of debate in our area as to whether the game warranted a full blown match report because it was felt that it was really an elevated version of a training session with match simulation but against a team in opposition colours. Although notionally the stronger side, North seemed to be using the occasion for the purpose of working on aspects of their game plan, one of the features of which seemed to be based on taking the longest possible route out of defence and good luck w

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    JUST AN ABERRATION by Whispering Jack

    Melbourne unveiled its top recruits with new fitness boss Darren Burgess and mid-sized bull Christian Petracca sharing top billing in the team’s Marsh Community Series opener in front of 3,095 football starved fans at Casey Fields and thousands of others watching on screens of various shapes and sizes.  What they saw was a different Melbourne to the one that failed to run out its JLT Series games last year and then crashed in a heap early in the season proper with performances lacking the z

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports 4

    CROWDOWN by Paddy Gosch

    The Demons open their 2020 season account with a "home" game against the Adelaide Crows at Casey Fields. It’s been more than 5 and half agonising months for the team and supporters who are eager to atone for the disappointing 2019 season which saw the Dees go from Preliminary Finalist to 2nd bottom on the ladder. The preseason campaign has been a hard slog with the addition of respected High Performance Manager Darren Burgess. We caught a glimpse of the gut busting sessions in the Melbourne

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    THE YEAR THE SKY FELL by The Oracle

    After a number of years of linear movement up the ladder, the Melbourne Football Club unexpectedly went into serious decline in 2019, slumping from fourth to 17th in a season that coach Simon Goodwin described “a complete wipe-out”. Those around the club who tried to analyse the apocalyptic events that unfolded during the year were hard pressed to find a single reason for the debacle but the most plausible explanation was that the club’s troubles stemmed from a lack of fitness and injuries that

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features

    BACK IN STYLE by Whispering Jack

    From the moment when the Elton John character in the movie “Rocketman” burst into its opening scene dressed as a flamboyant demon on his way to an addiction rehabilitation session, the game was on. Here was yet another film about a person gifted with a meteoric rise to stardom finding coke, booze and a hedonistic lifestyle that led directly to a destructive crash into the abyss. Ultimately, these stories end in total disaster (“A Star is Born”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Judy”) but this one resulted

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features

    THE TRADING CHRONICLES 2019

    PART ONE - OVERTURE  I have a disclaimer at the outset. I’m not a fan of the races - be they horses or motors of any kind. Once the final siren sounds on the football season, I find the month or so that follows and corresponds roughly with the Spring Racing Carnival to be the most boring time of the year for sports fans. You turn on the radio and you’re confronted by the monotonous drone of a self-proclaimed racing expert or by the nasally twang of an ex-jockey banging on about the equine p

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 8

    CHANGES 2019 by The Oracle

    PART 1 - IT’S A LITTLE MORE COMPLICATED THIS TIME This year’s free agency, trade and draft period will see the usual drama and upheaval as the AFL’s 18 clubs seek to better their lists in order to challenge for finals and possibly premiership honours. Long before the final siren sounded on the season just over a week ago, the maneuvering was under way with player agents and clubs discussing possible player movements and in some cases, deals had already been done.  Yesterday, the r

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 2

    HOW FAR SOUTH? by George on the Outer

    It was appropriate that Melbourne was playing its last game of season 2019 in Hobart.  After all, how much further south could the team go? And much as it has done in many of the previous 22 games, the side managed to extract a loss from a winning position by simply giving the ball back to the opposition time and time again. In fact, they gave it back to the opposition to the tune of 53 points from turnovers while, by way of contrast North Melbourne contributed  only 17 points to their oppo

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

×
×
  • Create New...