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WELCOME TO THE MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB - TRENT RIVERS


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A sensational draft period for the Dees, well done to Jason Taylor and his team.

Awesome build up going into 2020.

Welcome back to a great surname

"Rivers what a mark"

onya Riv.

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There are a lot of self proclaimed draft experts here - I’m not one of them, but if we were keen enough on Kozzie to have used pick 8 originally (and no-one knows for sure if this is the case), then Rivers is a free set of steak knives. Seems like they executed a good trading strategy. 

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36 minutes ago, ben russell said:

Rivers is best mates with Jackson. Should reduce any potential go-home factor. 

MFCSS: or they'll prove a constant reminder for one another of their wonderful former life back home. 

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Is it just me, or are others concerned that we have just drafted 3 young men from interstate? We lost Jesse Hogan because of the go home factor, so why would these guys be any different? We have seen Geelong lose Kelly for the same reason, Dangerfield left Adelaide. Probably countless others. Hope I am wrong, but the warning signs are there

 

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3 minutes ago, bobby1554 said:

Is it just me, or are others concerned that we have just drafted 3 young men from interstate? We lost Jesse Hogan because of the go home factor, so why would these guys be any different? We have seen Geelong lose Kelly for the same reason, Dangerfield left Adelaide. Probably countless others. Hope I am wrong, but the warning signs are there

 

Nev Jetta is still hanging around.

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28 minutes ago, bobby1554 said:

Is it just me, or are others concerned that we have just drafted 3 young men from interstate? We lost Jesse Hogan because of the go home factor, so why would these guys be any different? We have seen Geelong lose Kelly for the same reason, Dangerfield left Adelaide. Probably countless others. Hope I am wrong, but the warning signs are there

 

You clearly haven’t looked at the breakdown of interstate players on our list, let alone the list of every other club in Australia.

If they leave they leave, you can’t confine yourself to just Victorian selections off the back of selective player choices.

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45 minutes ago, bobby1554 said:

Is it just me, or are others concerned that we have just drafted 3 young men from interstate? We lost Jesse Hogan because of the go home factor, so why would these guys be any different? We have seen Geelong lose Kelly for the same reason, Dangerfield left Adelaide. Probably countless others. Hope I am wrong, but the warning signs are there

 

I think it’s a bit of paranoia, which is fair enough after the years of Hogan ‘will-he-won’t-he’ drama.  As far as I can see, we currently have 13 players on our list who were drafted from interstate.

These three newbies will be part of a group of sixteen interstate players at the club who can empathise and support each other.

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1 hour ago, bobby1554 said:

Is it just me, or are others concerned that we have just drafted 3 young men from interstate? We lost Jesse Hogan because of the go home factor, so why would these guys be any different? We have seen Geelong lose Kelly for the same reason, Dangerfield left Adelaide. Probably countless others. Hope I am wrong, but the warning signs are there

 

Confirming your hope..... You're wrong.... chill time.  

So many interstate players that are not playing in their native towns remain at their new clubs far outweigh the odd couple that want to shift back. 

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1 minute ago, Cards13 said:

The best mates thing worked out well with Trenners and Tappy so fingers crossed this one does as well.

Others who come to mind are Trac & Brayshaw, Jetta & Bennell, and also ANB & Stretch.  (And, of course, the ones we SHOULD have had -- Viney & Wines...!)

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2 minutes ago, Vagg said:

Others who come to mind are Trac & Brayshaw, Jetta & Bennell, and also ANB & Stretch.  (And, of course, the ones we SHOULD have had -- Viney & Wines...!)

Not sure what you’re trying to say V, how have any of those stopped a “go home factor” because they drafted a gun then a mate later on?

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4 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

From East Fremantle which is the same junior club as Luke Jackson!

Goodbye go home factor.

Not quite junior club DD, That's their WAFL Club

Rivers is from Willetton Junior Footy Club same as Kane Lucas, Aaron Sandilands, Shaun Mcmanys, Dom Cassisi, Rhys Palmer and Richard Hadley 

Jackson hails from Bullcreek Leeming who produced a couple of Brownlow Medalists/Premiership guns in Simon Black and Ben Cousins 

Rival clubs from the South East of Perth right next to each other, so you're correct no go home factor all 3 new interstate boys can bond together 

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4 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

From East Fremantle which is the same junior club as Luke Jackson!

Goodbye go home factor.

Not quite junior club DD, That's their WAFL Club

Rivers is from Willetton Junior Footy Club same as Kane Lucas, Aaron Sandilands, Shaun Mcmanys, Dom Cassisi, Rhys Palmer and Richard Hadley 

Jackson hails from Bullcreek Leeming who produced a couple of Brownlow Medalists/Premiership guns in Simon Black and Ben Cousins 

Rival clubs from the South East of Perth right next to each other, so you're correct no go home factor all 3 new interstate boys can bond together 

Welcome aboard Trent really happy to get him with our 3rd pick 

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There’s a nice little clip which I’m having trouble posting here for some reason on the club’s social pages of Trent and his family reacting to his name being called out. Judging by his reaction it took a while to sink in he’s now an AFL player.

The best reaction came from the family dog, thought it was going for a walk.

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1 hour ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Not quite junior club DD, That's their WAFL Club

Rivers is from Willetton Junior Footy Club same as Kane Lucas, Aaron Sandilands, Shaun Mcmanys, Dom Cassisi, Rhys Palmer and Richard Hadley 

Jackson hails from Bullcreek Leeming who produced a couple of Brownlow Medalists/Premiership guns in Simon Black and Ben Cousins 

Rival clubs from the South East of Perth right next to each other, so you're correct no go home factor all 3 new interstate boys can bond together 

Welcome aboard Trent really happy to get him with our 3rd pick 

Maybe Rivers swapped teams late because he's listed as Bullcreek-Leeming all through pre draft stuff and there's stats for him playing a lot of juniors there. But might not have crossed paths with Jackson until WAFL juniors?

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