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On ‎1‎/‎20‎/‎2019 at 8:03 AM, 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???

I could only name 11 I think your overrating the team there. At best we should have been second last. We should have finished on top of Richmond.

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On ‎1‎/‎20‎/‎2019 at 7:54 AM, Salems Lot said:

And courtesy of the Demonwiki

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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There is one name on that list that still causes me to shake my head in bewilderment, disappointment and sadness.

Liam Jurrah

I still can't help but wonder where he might have stood today among the pantheon of MFC greats if his life had not gone to [censored].

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11 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Imagine if he and Daisy had a baby. It’d have a twelvehead. 

I'm starting to think you have some sort of cross pollination fetish, Ethan.

Showing your liking for strange fetishes will get you a one-way ticket to Romsey Manor.  Tread carefully.

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On 1/20/2019 at 7:03 AM, 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???

I was thinking something very similar.

Would be interesting to see what our "second 22" would be now, and how many of those names would have made the firsts back then.

The thing that stands out is the difference in the physicality of todays team v 10yrs ago

sorry, add the following.

Ball getting abilty

Leadership

Attitude..

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2 hours ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

There is one name on that list that still causes me to shake my head in bewilderment, disappointment and sadness.

Liam Jurrah

I still can't help but wonder where he might have stood today among the pantheon of MFC greats if his life had not gone to [censored].

It's a shame maybe a minder would've been a good idea in hindsight.

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1 hour ago, faultydet said:

I was thinking something very similar.

Would be interesting to see what our "second 22" would be now, and how many of those names would have made the firsts back then.

The thing that stands out is the difference in the physicality of todays team v 10yrs ago

sorry, add the following.

Ball getting abilty

Leadership

Attitude..

Belief

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7 hours ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

There is one name on that list that still causes me to shake my head in bewilderment, disappointment and sadness.

Liam Jurrah

I still can't help but wonder where he might have stood today among the pantheon of MFC greats if his life had not gone to [censored].

Agreed BBO, it does make one realize what a combination of qualities an elite footballer requires to make it at the top level.  We lament all of the players who have been delisted over the past 10 years but it is important to remember that they could all play to a pretty high standard but did not have what it takes to go to the next level.  

In Liam's case he was the most exceptionally talented player I think I have ever seen but his deficiencies were just too great even with those remarkable talents.

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4 hours ago, samcantstandya said:

It's a shame maybe a minder would've been a good idea in hindsight.

pretty sure he had one sam.  I know at the time that much was made of the support provided to Liam.  One of his biggest challenges was walking into a club in complete disarray

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Ah 2009, the good old days of training the house down😀👍!

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6 minutes ago, Dee Dee said:

Ah 2009, the good old days of training the house down😀👍!

now we train the whole damn city down

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3 hours ago, Salems Lot said:

Agreed BBO, it does make one realize what a combination of qualities an elite footballer requires to make it at the top level.  We lament all of the players who have been delisted over the past 10 years but it is important to remember that they could all play to a pretty high standard but did not have what it takes to go to the next level.  

In Liam's case he was the most exceptionally talented player I think I have ever seen but his deficiencies were just too great even with those remarkable talents.

Jurrah was so gifted and so quick of footy mind and action that it was easy to miss the brilliance until after it occurred. I remember that 40m pass into the forward line to Brad Miller (I think?) surrounded by 5 zoning opponents. Absolutely centimeter perfect. I had to watch the replay on the big screen to believe it was possible. 

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