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3 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

It was up to the individual player whether or not they nominate for the AFLX ‘draft’ so there’s no need to exaggerate the injury list to playing. 

I spoke to Goodwin about the competition, he just said it’s a bit of fun and he was happy if certain players wanted to nominate to play. At the moment he’s must concentrating on the season proper, and as I’ve said all along, he’ll pick his best 22 based on who’s had the best pre-season. 

Some of your fine work right there ET ?

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13 hours ago, Good Times Grimes said:

Not sure if this has been posted yet (not overly interested in reading through 16 pages of AFLX discussion), but I've got strong word that McDonald is being replaced by Fritsch. 

Would prefer if he was replaced by anyone from any other club.

Can our guys just pull out like the Hawks appear to have done?

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3 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

It was up to the individual player whether or not they nominate for the AFLX ‘draft’ so there’s no need to exaggerate the injury list to playing. 

I spoke to Goodwin about the competition, he just said it’s a bit of fun and he was happy if certain players wanted to nominate to play. At the moment he’s must concentrating on the season proper, and as I’ve said all along, he’ll pick his best 22 based on who’s had the best pre-season. 

Oddly enough what you've just said is probably true ET.

And AFLX is galvanising otherwise sworn enemies on 'land.  A peace has transcended over the place.

 

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16 hours ago, Good Times Grimes said:

Not sure if this has been posted yet (not overly interested in reading through 16 pages of AFLX discussion), but I've got strong word that McDonald is being replaced by Fritsch. 

There’s the confirmation. Happy that McDonald’s pulled out; I have fewer concerns about Fritsch’s durability. 

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Great news - TMac has withdrawn from the AFLX game.

Bad News - he's having minor knee surgery.

Good News - The surgery will not stop him playing JLT or miss any home & away games.

Bad News - Bailey Fritsch is his replacement in AFLX.

 

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/more-news/melbourne-swingman-tom-mcdonald-the-latest-star-to-withdraw-from-aflx-tournament/news-story/42335073cf0e7799a8e0055728f780dd

 

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1 hour ago, MrMoose said:

Great news - TMac has withdrawn from the AFLX game.

Bad News - he's having minor knee surgery.

Good News - The surgery will not stop him playing JLT or miss any home & away games.

Bad News - Bailey Fritsch is his replacement in AFLX.

 

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/more-news/melbourne-swingman-tom-mcdonald-the-latest-star-to-withdraw-from-aflx-tournament/news-story/42335073cf0e7799a8e0055728f780dd

 

I don't necessarily think it's bad news Freitch is playing in place of McDonald and I'm much happier with this situation.

As much as I don't under rate Freitch as a player, we have a number of other players that can play a similar role and I don't think he is as critical to our structure as Mc Donald.

Where Freitch is at, it's probably good additional experience that adds to his development and although this comp gets less elite by the day, it's probably also a pretty decient complement to how he is veiwed capability wise as a player in his second year of AFL.

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1 hour ago, MrMoose said:

Great news - TMac has withdrawn from the AFLX game.

Bad News - he's having minor knee surgery.

Good News - The surgery will not stop him playing JLT or miss any home & away games.

Bad News - Bailey Fritsch is his replacement in AFLX.

 

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/more-news/melbourne-swingman-tom-mcdonald-the-latest-star-to-withdraw-from-aflx-tournament/news-story/42335073cf0e7799a8e0055728f780dd

 

A bit like Jetta.

Whilst the club obviously entertained the notion of letting some of our star players take part in this joke football, it's pretty apparent that the MFC had the priority and we weren't going to take even small risks with players that are not absolutely cherry ripe. 

Perhaps the surgery mentioned is McDonald getting the dressing changed on a minor abrasion to his knee or something.

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18 hours ago, MrMoose said:

Bad News - Bailey Fritsch is his replacement in AFLX.

 

16 hours ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Where Freitch is at, it's probably good additional experience that adds to his development and although this comp gets less elite by the day, it's probably also a pretty decient complement to how he is veiwed capability wise as a player in his second year of AFL.

I think this could be a shrewd move by Goodwin????

By putting Bailey in with some of the best in the competition it shows he belongs.

Might just give him that extra little kick along.

I'm not a fan of AFLX at all but in this case we may be well using it to our best advantage.

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1 hour ago, rjay said:

 

I think this could be a shrewd move by Goodwin????

By putting Bailey in with some of the best in the competition it shows he belongs.

Might just give him that extra little kick along.

I'm not a fan of AFLX at all but in this case we may be well using it to our best advantage.

Not a fan?  Can you point me towards anyone that is a fan rjay?  It almost goes without saying (the not a fan bit)

But these sorts of ventures often end up with some sort of fan base ... don't ask me how but it could come under the 10% rule.

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Related (in terms of odd versions of real sport)

'Live' tonight on Fox is the E-League (goes for 3 hours) ... A-League soccer clubs are represented by contracted players in the EA Sports FIFA video game. 

Are we supposed to actually 'barrack' somehow?  What do they do in place of tossing a coin? 

The world we live in hey. 

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