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65 forward fifty entries for 12 goals.

25 more forward fifty entries than Freo. 

Not saying we will land these two specifically but if you replaced Weid and ANB from our 22 with say a Brad Hill and a Ben Brown we would be 7-6 and banging down the door of the eight. Season alive and 40,000 at the MCG on Sunday instead of the paltry 15,000 that were there.

Those are the margins you’re working with at this level of competition. 

Drafting/trading decisions made this October are going to be the most important this club will make in living memory. Will we get creative and take some bold, calculated risks in order to have a genuine crack at a flag in 2020/21/22 ... or will we fumble the ball and go down the wrong recruiting path?

The backline is shaping up, the midfield battering rams are set. It’s now about adding the class and bringing in a ‘straightener’ - a true focal point up forward who can kick 50+ and put the wind up quality defenders. 

We can win the flag in 2020. If we play this hand right.

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11 minutes ago, Matsuo Basho said:

65 forward fifty entries for 12 goals.

25 more forward fifty entries than Freo. 

Not saying we will land these two specifically but if you replaced Weid and ANB from our 22 with say a Brad Hill and a Ben Brown we would be 7-6 and banging down the door of the eight. Season alive and 40,000 at the MCG on Sunday instead of the paltry 15,000 that were there.

Those are the margins you’re working with at this level of competition. 

Drafting/trading decisions made this October are going to be the most important this club will make in living memory. Will we get creative and take some bold, calculated risks in order to have a genuine crack at a flag in 2020/21/22 ... or will we fumble the ball and go down the wrong recruiting path?

The backline is shaping up, the midfield battering rams are set. It’s now about adding the class and bringing in a ‘straightener’ - a true focal point up forward who can kick 50+ and put the wind up quality defenders. 

We can win the flag in 2020. If we play this hand right.

I think you will be a disappointed man come end of the year if your pinning your hopes on that outcome MB.

Yes we need more forward options but just can't see us landing a Ben Brown type.

Unfortunately we missed an opportunity with Finlayson when he was shopped around for peanuts last year.

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20 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I think you will be a disappointed man come end of the year if your pinning your hopes on that outcome MB.

Yes we need more forward options but just can't see us landing a Ben Brown type.

Unfortunately we missed an opportunity with Finlayson when he was shopped around for peanuts last year.

Pick 3 - 5 may just come into play Dazzler. Watch this space.

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17 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Unfortunately we missed an opportunity with Finlayson when he was shopped around for peanuts last year

If Finlayson was getting Melbourne midfield service people would be calling him spud. And If Weiderman was getting GWS service we'd be lamenting that we didn't pick him up.

I'm hanging my hopes on Rawlings creating some space for our key forwards to work in to actually give them a chance. 

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1 hour ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Fyfe on Walters' headbutt

Fyfe argues that Walters is 'terrorised'  off the ball.  Not a justification for headbutting, especially as he has form having headbutted Dodee last year and was suspended for a week.  Hasn't learnt his lesson. 

I was looking after my 11 month old and got distracted at times and may have missed it but did Viney do something to Walters to justify his trying to smash Viney cheaply while Viney wasn’t even looking at him?

Weak, p iss weak effort from Walters and he got found out. 

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6 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Listening to SEN a short time ago and I was a little shocked to hear David King say that he believes Jones will lose the captaincy over his incident on the weekend. If anyone else listened in feel free to correct me, but I’m certain that is what I heard King say.

King is a former good player, so his opinions on what it's like to play AFL standard football, how to succeed as a player, are unimpeachable.

He is a numbers-driven analyst, so his thoughts on what teams are doing right and wrong are worth listening to, although I find him a bit too subservient to the numbers myself.

When it comes to the internal politics of what individual clubs are going to do or not going to do, his information is no better than anyone else's and many keen Demon supporters probably know more about our club anyway.

Meanwhile SEN have to fill up 24x7 airspace even in a slow news week.

Being a former player does not give you special insight into what a club's footy dept is/isn't going to do.

Put another way .. opinions are like shoe soles ... everyone's got two. (I think that's how it goes?)

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On 6/22/2019 at 7:17 PM, Mazer Rackham said:

Imagine how good you'll feel when you start drinking it

Just for the record, in response, MR, it was a very esoteric experience, and a pleasant one at that.

The 'when' lasted for a minimal timeframe to equip the glass tumbler with two cubes of ice and to unpeel a small round of French brie. 

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9 hours ago, Cards13 said:

I was looking after my 11 month old and got distracted at times and may have missed it but did Viney do something to Walters to justify his trying to smash Viney cheaply while Viney wasn’t even looking at him?

Weak, p iss weak effort from Walters and he got found out. 

Look at the video again. Walters made a fool of himself in picking Viney but Freo's No. 38 saw Walters coming and chipped in from behind Viney to assist in a mass collision known as a 'sandwich' that by rights, should have knocked the crap out of the lad. Well, even though he applied the crush, it was pointless and pathetic, as well. No effect on Viney and as for Walters, a sore [censored] from hitting the ground so hard after the brick wall from Viney. 

The No.38 player to whom I referred - no idea who he was and not really interested enough to look it up - but his eyesight well before the dual impact on Viney was out to the right at a suggestive angle to cover the 'timed movement at high speed' of the incoming Walters.

It was as if the two of them were following a pre-determined set-up on Viney from their coach. It begs the question: why don't the match review committee experts ask that coach what it was all about? Even though it failed, it was a collective effort synchronised to maim. 

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18 hours ago, Cards13 said:

I was looking after my 11 month old and got distracted at times and may have missed it but did Viney do something to Walters to justify his trying to smash Viney cheaply while Viney wasn’t even looking at him?

Weak, p iss weak effort from Walters and he got found out. 

I don't know exactly where it started, but there was a bit of push and shove between them earlier at a throw in, and it was from that throw in that Viney extracted the ball and gave to Lockhart for his goal. Viney then made sure Walters knew all about it

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19 hours ago, Matsuo Basho said:

Pick 3 - 5 may just come into play Dazzler. Watch this space.

Despite a few media outlets saying NM should trade Brown for high draft picks, I don't think they're anywhere near that stage. Brown is Tasmanian born and loves playing there. I'd presume NM consider themselves ready for the fight of jumping back into the finals even this year, but definitely next year and would want way more than pick 3-5. Probably two first rounders or more. ie the offer they can't refuse.

Just can't see it happening.

I wonder how much we could offer Jeremy Cameron though. Would we be willing to offer up 1.2m per season to lure him?

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Gee Petraccas intensity was through the roof.. Liked the look of it!!

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On 6/25/2019 at 7:28 AM, SPC said:

Gee Petraccas intensity was through the roof.. Liked the look of it!!

I like this post so much, im taking it to another thread

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