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TEN YEAR CHALLENGE

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Senior List

Number Name Games Goals
1 Simon Buckley 1 0
2 Nathan Jones 20 8
3 Clint Bartram 15 1
4 Jack Watts 3 2
5 Brock McLean 19 7
6 Matthew Bate 20 27
7 Brad Miller 17 19
8 James Frawley 20 1
10 Cale Morton 21 9
11 Paul Johnson 18 6
12 Colin Sylvia 17 17
14 Lynden Dunn 13 8
15 Ricky Petterd 18 19
16 Jack Grimes 11 2
18 Brad Green 12 12
19 Addam Maric 6 5
20 Colin Garland 1 0
21 Daniel Bell 3 0
22 Brent Moloney 21 7
23 James McDonald (c) 18 2
24 Russell Robertson 13 29
25 Kyle Cheney 12 0
26 John Meesen 4 0
27 Jared Rivers 20 0
29 Michael Newton 5 6
30 Tom McNamara 3 1
31 Paul Wheatley 3 1
32 Cameron Bruce 19 9
33 Austin Wonaeamirri 0 0
34 Stefan Martin 19 6
36 Aaron Davey 22 9
37 Matthew Warnock 17 0
39 Neville Jetta 15 7
40 Mark Jamar 7 7
41 Rohan Bail 1 0
43 Jamie Bennell 16 2
45 Matthew Whelan 10 1
46 Sam Blease 0 0
47 James Strauss 0 0
48 Liam Jurrah 9 20

Rookie List

Number Name Games Goals
35 Trent Zomer 0 0
38 Daniel Hughes 0 0
42 Jake Spencer 6 0
44 Shane Valenti 6 2
49 Jordie McKenzie 3 0
50 Rhys Healey 0 0

 

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I've just scrolled through that list and picked out twenty names that could all play. We should not have been bottom. Why were we? Injuries, coaching, culture, what???

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2009 Melbourne Football Club List

1. Simon Buckl ey
2. Nathan Jones     
3. Clint Bartram    
4. Jack Watts
5. Brock McLean     
6. Matthew Bate    
7. Brad Miller     
8. James Frawley    
10. Cale Morton    
11. Paul Johnson    
12. Colin Sylvia    
14. Lynden Dunn    
15. Ricky Petterd    
16. Jack Grimes    
18. Brad Green    
19. Addam Maric    
20. Colin Garland    
21. Daniel Bell     
22. Brent Moloney    
23. James McDonald (c)    
24. Russell Robertson    
25. Kyle Cheney    
26. John Meesen
27. Jared Rivers    
29. Michael Newton     
30. Tom McNamara
31. Paul Wheatley    
32. Cameron Bruce    
33. Austin Wonaeamirri
34. Stefan Martin    
35. Trent Zomer
36. Aaron Davey
37. Matthew Warnock    
38. Daniel Hughes
39. Neville Jetta    
40. Mark Jamar
41. Rohan Bail    
42. Jake Spencer
43. Jamie Bennell    
44. Shane Valenti    
45. Matthew Whelan    
46. Sam Blease    
47. James Strauss    
48. Liam Jurrah
49. Jordie McKenzie    
50. Rhys Healey

2019 Melbourne Football Club List
 
1. Stephen May
2. Nathan Jones (c) 
3. Christian Salem
4. James Harmes
5. Christian Petracca 
6. Jordan Lewis
7. Jack Viney (c)
8. Jake Lever
9. Charlie Spargo
10. Angus Brayshaw 
11. Max Gawn
12. Toby Bedford 
13. Clayton Oliver 
14. Michael Hibberd
15. Billy Stretch
16. Kade Kolodjashnij
17. Sam Frost
18. Jake Melksham
19. Mitch Hannan
20. Corey Maynard
21. Braydon Preuss
22. Aaron Vandenberg 
23. James Jordon
24. Jay Kennedy-Harris
25. Tom McDonald 
26. Sam Weideman 
27. Aaron Nietschke
28. Oscar McDonald
29. Jayden Hunt
30. Alex Neal-Bullen
31. Bayley Fritsch
32. Tom Sparrow 
33. Harrison Petty
34. Marty Hore 
35. Oskar Baker
36. Jeff Garlett
37. Kade Chandler
38. Tim Smith 
39. Neville Jetta 
40. Corey Wagner
42. Josh Wagner
43. Guy Walker
44. Joel Smith 
45. Declan Keilty
46. Austin Bradtke

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19 minutes ago, UK Demon said:

I've just scrolled through that list and picked out twenty names that could all play. We should not have been bottom. Why were we? Injuries, coaching, culture, what???

Allegedly ...

 

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Not saying that the 09 list is anywhere near as good as this year, WJ. Just think it wasn't all bad.

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1 hour ago, Moonshadow said:

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I think a lot of it is culture.

Remember that some peanut supporters of ours were singing Tigerland after McMahon's goal and that the club held a function to celebrate the fact that we had gotten two priority picks. 

Even in Roosy's first year, some were suggesting that we intentionally finish last when it was clear that we were going to finish bottom four so we could get the number one pick.

Thank the big pixie in the sky that Roosy came and said the following:

“Tanking has put the club where it is. If we want to be in the same position in eight years, then I will tank because we’re seven years down the path and we have not recovered as a club from that era.”

From that point, used car salesman like schemes and quick fixes were out the window and supporters' and administrators' expectations were adjusted accordingly. 

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2 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

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Good thread and nice to see so many positive posts so far this year...  :)

 

 

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4 hours ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

I think a lot of it is culture.

Remember that some peanut supporters.....

 

I was one.

I was wrong.

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5 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

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Wow, 15 years without a finals win. Even with our dark days we have won a few since then.

Essendope are a joke!

 

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43 minutes ago, Baghdad Bob said:

I was one.

I was wrong.

I wasn't cheering, but I wasn't unhappy either. In fact I think I was laughing at the fact the players were working off a different script to the rest of us. 

We've come a long way, interestingly though Carlton are still a rabble. 😆

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The club culture and quality of the list is almost a distant memory from those dark days.

 

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23 minutes ago, Jibroni said:

The club culture and quality of the list is almost a distant memory from those dark days.

 

what dark days?

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Roosy gave us a winning mentality. We played to win and we trained as winners should. He developed the kids and turned them into men. Look at who we drafted in those years and look at the difference now. No one can promise you the current draft crop will become stars but effort and toughness can be promised and will be delivered.

Also, we fell off a cliff leadership wise because most of em got delisted/traded or retired. Now we have 2 players over 30 but a group of real leaders.

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4 hours ago, Baghdad Bob said:

I was one.

I was wrong.

I remember being at that match with a Richmond supporting mate and laughing loudly at the stupidity of it all

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4 hours ago, Baghdad Bob said:

I was one.

I was wrong.

It takes a lot to admit one was wrong, so my hat comes off to you.

I'll admit that I wasn't opposed to a bit of pain in introducing kids into the team, but I was very much against the idea we 'had to' get priority picks. I reckoned that that was putting a ceiling on the kids we had.

In hindsight, we probably needed the approach of Hawthorn in 2017. They knew pretty early they weren't making the finals so they threw their kids into the deep end. They gave them experience and how far they could run with it was up to them, but they weren't expecting miracles.

They ended up missing September by a pooftenth and set up a decent 2018 in the process.

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45 minutes ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

It takes a lot to admit one was wrong, so my hat comes off to you.

I'll admit that I wasn't opposed to a bit of pain in introducing kids into the team, but I was very much against the idea we 'had to' get priority picks. I reckoned that that was putting a ceiling on the kids we had.

In hindsight, we probably needed the approach of Hawthorn in 2017. They knew pretty early they weren't making the finals so they threw their kids into the deep end. They gave them experience and how far they could run with it was up to them, but they weren't expecting miracles.

They ended up missing September by a pooftenth and set up a decent 2018 in the process.

We were celebrating our potential draft picks after the game as my daughter at the age of 14 was crying because we just lost the game against the Tigers.

How sickening that was to think that was going to help us in the future. What was l thinking at the time ?

Winning is the best medicine....  as it becomes a habit.

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1 hour ago, Moonshadow said:

I remember being at that match with a Richmond supporting mate and laughing loudly at the stupidity of it all

And we wondered why no other clubs took us seriously for the next 6 years!

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13 hours ago, Salems Lot said:

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That team would wallop the 2012-13 line-ups.

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20 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

Wow, 15 years without a finals win. Even with our dark days we have won a few since then.

Essendope are a joke!

 

Just be careful of too much glorification. What's our "record" of most years without a finals win? I'll open with 23 years, being the period between 1965 and 1987 when we didn't play finals at all.

And just to keep some perspective, Essendon have won 5 premierships since our last.

Triumphalism is always destined to bite back.

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not footy related.... but the GOAT wins the 10 year challenge :laugh::laugh::laugh:

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