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The fact we made the prelim without him for most of the year is quite remarkable really. I hope he isn't being rushed back. Get that knee right Jakey, we need you in September. 

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If Lever plays at the level he was before his knee then he's gonna be a hell of a player. Just needs to stay fit.

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4 hours ago, Smokey said:

The fact we made the prelim without him for most of the year is quite remarkable really. I hope he isn't being rushed back. Get that knee right Jakey, we need you in September. 

Ribbish.  It would have been more remarkable if we had not have been injured and we went through the season practically major injury free.

It's not like our backline is total rubish without Lever and May.  More than enough capability to hold things together between Hibbo, Nev, Salem and even guys like Oscar and Frosty proved they can provide solid defensive options.  If we had got desperate, we could have thrown T Mac back there and as it was, I think Max Gawn provided any additional coverage in the air we might have needed.

Most teams in the comp would be pretty envious of our backline without Lever and May, but having them there gives us so much depth back there now it's not funny.  Competition for spots will be fierce and guys like Hore and Lewis will have there job cut out for them getting a game, but that's a great thing because players so often get injured and fall out of form.

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Lever will provide sold support for Omac. Nice to have a bit off cover. About time he got a chop out.

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Has the skinny legs/ zig-zag style of pre-knee Schwarta. Still, lots of soccer players recover from ACL's so hope Lever has a fantastic career with the Dees.

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His breakout game for us last season vs his old mob the Crows was a brilliant performance.  He attacked the man and the ball fearlessly. (May have even polled Brownlow votes?)   Unfortunately we all know what happened the week after, but this guy is going to be one of the best backman the MFC has ever had as long as his injuries are behind him.

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1 hour ago, Moonshadow said:

I can't see us losing a game all year!

 

1 hour ago, Moonshadow said:

I can't see us losing a game all year!

Back in your box Mick Malthouse !!!!!

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4 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

His breakout game for us last season vs his old mob the Crows was a brilliant performance.  He attacked the man and the ball fearlessly. (May have even polled Brownlow votes?)   Unfortunately we all know what happened the week after, but this guy is going to be one of the best backman the MFC has ever had as long as his injuries are behind him.

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1 hour ago, Moonshadow said:

I can't see us losing a game all year!

i can't see anyone even scoring against us...... barring the usual white maggot bias

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Lever is a class above and l expect him to make us even a better team with him down back there. After all he is one of our leaders.      ANB has skill knows where the goals  are tackles hard  and runs hard all day.

What more can you ask of them. Thorough professionals. 

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With Lever back and firing and the addition of May I see our backline becoming a 'no-fly zone'. Bring the pressure up the ground, scruffy kick in, chop off. 

Get Hunt firing again on top of this and THAT could be scary! 

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20 hours ago, binman said:

Lever will provide sold support for Omac. Nice to have a bit off cover. About time he got a chop out.

Yep thats why he was recruited. To support Oscar. FMD

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22 hours ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Ribbish.  It would have been more remarkable if we had not have been injured and we went through the season practically major injury free.

It's not like our backline is total rubish without Lever and May.  More than enough capability to hold things together between Hibbo, Nev, Salem and even guys like Oscar and Frosty proved they can provide solid defensive options.  If we had got desperate, we could have thrown T Mac back there and as it was, I think Max Gawn provided any additional coverage in the air we might have needed.

Most teams in the comp would be pretty envious of our backline without Lever and May, but having them there gives us so much depth back there now it's not funny.  Competition for spots will be fierce and guys like Hore and Lewis will have there job cut out for them getting a game, but that's a great thing because players so often get injured and fall out of form.

I think saying "most teams would be jealous of our back line without lever or may" is a bit of a stretch when Omac and Frost are the two tall's. Talk about rose colored glasses lol ... Frost only learned how to hit a target in his last few games last year. And while Omac is serviceable, to say he is enviable is borderline insanity.

Agree we are in a good position now and that competition for spots will indeed be fierce. 

Also baffles me that some here think the answer to a struggling back line last year was to remove our leading and most accurate goal kicker from the forward line.

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Does anyone know if Lever has gone to the US to do the intensive knee recovery/rehab that Petracca did after his knee?  I seem to remember reading Lever was going to go through the same process.

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5 hours ago, jnrmac said:

Yep thats why he was recruited. To support Oscar. FMD

You really think so? I mean I was joking but you know your footy so perhaps you're right and lever was recruited to support omac. 

And whilst personally I'd have may, hibberd, jets and lever ahead of him good on you for giving him the FMD (Fore Most Defender) title. Takes a strong character to admit when you got it wrong and change your tune.

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On 1/17/2019 at 4:14 PM, daisycutter said:

i can't see anyone even scoring against us...... barring the usual white maggot bias

Been literally months since I've heard of - or considered - 'the white maggot bias'. Hope it does not re-appear in 2019 now that we have done a stint in the finals regardless of its negative effects.

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41 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Been literally months since I've heard of - or considered - 'the white maggot bias'. Hope it does not re-appear in 2019 now that we have done a stint in the finals regardless of its negative effects.

let's hope 2019 is the year of #freekickdemons

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11 hours ago, daisycutter said:

let's hope 2019 is the year of #freekickdemons

Love it, Daisy... although it is hypocritical to acknowledge that stance, after so many umpiring interruptions to the Dees' game across the past few years and bleating about it on DL as a regular feature of our footballing outcomes. With more wins, and with a very well respected game week after week, the 'white maggots' might wane a little just like Razor Ray did; our game really improved - or let me say, out tendency to lose matches hit a low point. 

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12 hours ago, daisycutter said:

let's hope 2019 is the year of #freekickdemons

Just need to get 80,000 Demons supporters to the MCG every week and make it a cauldron like the Eagles have over there - seems to work for them.

They who booos the loudest wins the most dodgy free kicks!

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1 hour ago, Deemania since 56 said:

With more wins, and with a very well respected game week after week, the 'white maggots' might wane a little just like Razor Ray did

That will depend on how many times the AFL asks the bald headed one to regulate...............i mean adjudicate our games.

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Lever’s & May’s additions to the backline are the reason I think Jordan Lewis will play <10 games in 2019, maybe as few as 5.

He shifted into Lever’s role as an intercept defender, but if Lever is back to fill this role, where do we shift Lewis to?

He shuffled around like he was wearing gumboots as it was, but just can’t see him managing to perform in a role where he doesn’t zone off.

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1 hour ago, Mach5 said:

Lever’s & May’s additions to the backline are the reason I think Jordan Lewis will play <10 games in 2019, maybe as few as 5.

He shifted into Lever’s role as an intercept defender, but if Lever is back to fill this role, where do we shift Lewis to?

He shuffled around like he was wearing gumboots as it was, but just can’t see him managing to perform in a role where he doesn’t zone off.

I’d like them to throw Lewis forward, he’s a great kick for goal.

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