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HF: Petracca, Weideman, Neal-Bullen

F: Melksham, T.McDonald, Gawn

Vandenberg and Hannan off the bench that's a good enough forward line.

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We have rolled the dice on Weiderman becoming a player. Signs were there vs Geelong, 2019 we find out if he can do it week in and week out.

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In the handful of games Pruess has played I have not seen anything of him up forward. I sincerely hope you know what you’re talking about.

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16 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

Maybe Nasher could try and coax PJ out of retirement to be the 3rd tall tonight. Talk about on-field leadership!

If it doesn’t work we can always coax the other PJ Paul Johnson out of retirement to be the 3rd tall!

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The idea that we just have to find somebody to kick 50 is simplistic - we've just traded a key forward for a key defender, the idea is that we concede less goals because of that so the burden on one player to kick 50 and replace Hogan is a myth.

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19 minutes ago, layzie said:

If it doesn’t work we can always coax the other PJ Paul Johnson out of retirement to be the 3rd tall!

Plllllleeeeeaaaaaaassssssssseeeeeeeeee. Spargo has more of a presence than Paul Johnson ever did.

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1 hour ago, tallstuey said:

I think many here are missing the point. No team keeps all their best players on the paddock the whole year. The smart teams manage a list with talent in reserve.  So say T Mac misses another 2 months with foot problems. Is Weid alone our power forward and path to a premiership? 

Hogan was contracted and agreed to play for at least another year (perhaps more). You don't let player like that go....ever, unless absolutely no alternative!

ugh...there was no effing alternative was there... FFS - let it go, he did not want to be within the 4 walls of the melbourne football club.

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3 hours ago, Adzman said:

Didn't Fritta kick 30 or 40 goals in the VFL for Casey in 2017? Could be an option.

Agree think he could be perfect 3rd fwd along with Melksham. 

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4 hours ago, DeeZee said:

Vanders can also play forward.

Deceptively tall and a strong unit with a huge kick on him.

Didnt do a great job on Alir Alir......

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Jesse did not kick a lot of goals when it mattered most.

Preuss and / or Max will quite likely spend quite a bit of time up forward when a tall marking option is needed.  They would both be difficult match ups.

The recruiting department obviously saw the writing on the wall for Jesse either this year or next, and felt that despite his undoubted talent his absence could be covered, as it was in the vital last 4 victories of the year, and remembering that was without the added tall Preuss to share Max's ruck load and releasing him forward..

 

 

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1 hour ago, Supermercado said:

The idea that we just have to find somebody to kick 50 is simplistic - we've just traded a key forward for a key defender, the idea is that we concede less goals because of that so the burden on one player to kick 50 and replace Hogan is a myth.

Not that hard to grasp is it.

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2 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

Mahoney "ok Goody, the plan is to trade out Hogan Kent and Tyson, and trade in May, Kolathingy and Preuss, we haven't any idea or plan going forward as to what the forward line will look like, that ok with you?

Goody "sure"

Thing is possibly unlike your good self they do have a clue as to a plan. It's not really that overly disguised either. . Am sure you'll twig ;)

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5 hours ago, Deevout said:

With Preuss coming in, he or Max can spend some time forward when Preuss is in the side. I am surprised that not much has been said about bringing in Preuss, I think it’s a much better get than most seem to realise

Opinions please.

I agree with you, but the early hints are that they won't play two ruckmen.

i think Fritsch will play forward. I rate him highly but overall I regret the loss of Hogan

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2 hours ago, Supermercado said:

The idea that we just have to find somebody to kick 50 is simplistic - we've just traded a key forward for a key defender, the idea is that we concede less goals because of that so the burden on one player to kick 50 and replace Hogan is a myth.

We are better defensively with a fit Lever and May, better by maybe 3-4 goals.

Losing Hogan makes us 2 goals on average worse. However if we can keep the differential high enough, the total score is irrelevant. 

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56 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

Thing is possibly unlike your good self they do have a clue as to a plan. It's not really that overly disguised either. . Am sure you'll twig ;)

Think that is exactly what he was saying

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4 hours ago, Dappa Dan said:

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The OP may have forgotten TMac, but the question is a good one. How do you replace Hogan, and don't say Weed. He's not that good.

 

Not yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up being better.

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Just now, Rod Grinter Riot Squad said:

Not yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up being better.

Hope you're right. I don't see it personally though.

Next few years particularly... all about TMac.

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39 minutes ago, Dappa Dan said:

Hope you're right. I don't see it personally though.

Next few years particularly... all about TMac.

I have said it since before his good games in the finals, but Weid gave a taste of what is to come, the kid is very aggressive in the air, he will kick his fair share of goals, but his competitiveness will lead to many more.

Next year will be about development and improvement, but expect to see many and regular glimpses of his potential next year

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1 minute ago, Rod Grinter Riot Squad said:

I have said it since before his good games in the finals, but Weid gave a taste of what is to come, the kid is very aggressive in the air, he will kick his fair share of goals, but his competitiveness will lead to many more.

Next year will be about development and improvement, but expect to see many and regular glimpses of his potential next year

Hopefully even more than that. This is flag time for MFC.

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Just now, Rod Grinter Riot Squad said:

He won’t be at his peak next year, but he will be an important player

That's what worries me a bit. I know they're different beasts, and Jesse had a bigger body even in his late teens, but in his first 4 years... hell his first season... he showed more than Weed. I'm sick to death of hearing about what a player "could" be after years in our system. Especially after one just left who was never about potential. He showed the real thing from day one. 

All is forgiven though if your predictions about his future come true. I lived through Watts though. So I'm hardly in a positive frame of mind. 

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