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23 minutes ago, A F said:

Mate, he was top 5 in the competition for a lot of stats, including #1 for contested possessions. Let's not start [censored] on the brightest, most talented player we've had through the doors in many years.

Clarry is a star and although he could be the best player in the competition if he used his beautiful right foot more effectively, he is still a genuine A grade midfielder and he had another A grade season.

It's not about that at all.  He gets a lot of the ball yes and is high in the contested stakes. But sorry he had no hurt factor this year compared to last, at least then he hit the scoreboard often. If he wants to go to the next level then he needs to really focus in on Patrick Cripps or Bontempelli and look at the way they influences games by the scruff of the neck. This [censored] business of handballing to teammates 5 meters away with an opponent hot on their heel or to a teammates legs has to simply stop next year.

The right decision not to include him this year. 

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Max Gawn is our rock  our leader and leads from the the front everyone on our list should take a leaf out of his book as he gives his all week in and week out and that is why he is all Australian again. You are a Godsend to our  great club.

Our culture needs changing and we need Max as our captain in 2020 and beyond.

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Is there anything Max can’t do? From the AFL site.

Gawn was again the AFL's best rap ruckman

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No need for angst that Max is on the bench as there is lots of politics in selections:  Hurn ignored as captain two years running for headline catching glamour boys.  Ablett named in 44 to put some icing on his career.  Genuine stars like Coniglio and Whitfield ignored in the 44.  Hawkins in 44 but Ben Brown not in.  And, the 'Grundy was on the bench last year, its Max's turn this year' thinking.

Its a micky-mouse team anyway.  Delighted Max is in the 22.  Much deserved.  The only real highlight for the year was Max.

btw - loved that no Ess player was even selected in the AA squad of 44!

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excited hi five GIF by Melbournefc

Congrats big boy

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With all the raving about Grundy, there was a chance Max would miss out by virtue of comparison. 

Every mention of Grundy was played up, while every mention of Max was played down.

At least, it seemed that way to this chronic sufferer of Demon Derangement Syndrome. 

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39 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Hurn ignored as captain two years running for headline catching glamour boys.

I agree that Buddy in 2018 was a legacy pick, but Fyfe in 2019 he been pretty sensational. Paddy Cripps, who carries Carlton, would also come close. 

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The Bont had to be Captain surely.  There was no better player / leader and helped drag them into another finals campaign.

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12 hours ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

Garry Lyon 93, 94, 95 I believe.

Our coach of course was pretty handy, making the team 5 times.

 

Actually Garry is also a 5 time All Aus rep as well, only him and Barassi have done that for MFC. Maxy will go close to that for sure.

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12 hours ago, Chook said:

To not select the best actual ruckman in the All-Australian ruck position is to completely disrespect the art of ruck-craft, big boy.

#MaxForAA1stRuck

The AA is a bit of a joke but you're right. Max is clearly the best ruckman with hitouts and taps to advantage. 

And...the AFL put him on the bench. Idiots

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On 8/28/2019 at 9:31 PM, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

Garry Lyon 93, 94, 95 I believe.

Our coach of course was pretty handy, making the team 5 times.

 

 

No Demon has ever been a 4 time  AA.   One more for Max Gawn and he will stand alone.  I reckon he has a couple more in him too.,, maybe even a few.

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