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Yeah .. well ... love the plan but how about we win a few games and play finals again!!!

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Under Mr Taylor we have not made many mistakes unlike the previous crew.

However his mate on the other end  has got till June 2020. If we do not have a 50/50 win loss ratio by then I will be officially off his band wagon.

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48 minutes ago, old dee said:

Under Mr Taylor we have not made many mistakes unlike the previous crew.

However his mate on the other end  has got till June 2020. If we do not have a 50/50 win loss ratio by then I will be officially off his band wagon.

Dunno about that, we could easily find ourselves 4/7 with a bit of bad luck and some gameplan issues that require a few minor tweaks that could be ironed out in the 2nd half, that sees us making a run to the 8 with 7-8 wins

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1 minute ago, John Demonic said:

Dunno about that, we could easily find ourselves 4/7 with a bit of bad luck and some gameplan issues that could be ironed out in the 2nd half, that sees us making a run to the 8 with 7-8 wins

Our coach is like the Weid IMO.

2020 is put up or shut up time. Make finals or on your bike for both.

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5 minutes ago, old dee said:

Our coach is like the Weid IMO.

2020 is put up or shut up time. Make finals or on your bike for both.

Do you really think it's that cut and dry? The season could easily be divided up into a period of bad luck with injuries and some close losses and a period of good luck that sees us showing massive improvement but still missing the 8. I'm not accepting mediocrity but there are mitigating circumstances and not making the 8 isn't Goodwins death sentence imo. Collingwood, Richmond, Port Adelaide, many clubs have decided there were enough positive developmental signs to stick it out with their coach for another season despite missing finals. Its all about HOW we play this year.

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i wasn't going to panic, until he told me not to panic. He obviously knows something that he thinks will make me panic, so is trying to sooth our fears about it. But I don't know what it is that he thinks I might panic on, I might know it already and are not in a panic over it, but then it might be something I don't know about which now has me worried and likely to panic over it, what ever it is.  

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Prior to last year JTaylor had done very well IMO.  Last years crop (bar the mature ages) at this stage looks to have been mostly misses.  

In a year where we battled, none of the young draftees pushed for selection. Injury may have played a part, but i’m skeptical.  

I like the look of this years crop.  Each of them look to have something special. 

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Unknown is like darkness, it's your friend. Embrace it....

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10 hours ago, hells bells said:

Last years crop (bar the mature ages) at this stage looks to have been mostly misses.  

Think you're being somewhat premature with your judgement there.  Neita missed the whole year with a knee reco, Sparrow was injured for a lot of the season and Jordon (the youngest draftee that year) showed plenty of promise.

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To panic is an integral element of the MFCSS.

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3 hours ago, demonstone said:

Think you're being somewhat premature with your judgement there.  Neita missed the whole year with a knee reco, Sparrow was injured for a lot of the season and Jordon (the youngest draftee that year) showed plenty of promise.

You are probably right about the injuries, and I hope you are right but we’ll see.

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17 hours ago, hells bells said:

Prior to last year JTaylor had done very well IMO.  Last years crop (bar the mature ages) at this stage looks to have been mostly misses.  

In a year where we battled, none of the young draftees pushed for selection. Injury may have played a part, but i’m skeptical.  

Sparrow debuted in rd 1...

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On 11/30/2019 at 10:44 PM, hells bells said:

Prior to last year JTaylor had done very well IMO.  Last years crop (bar the mature ages) at this stage looks to have been mostly misses.  

In a year where we battled, none of the young draftees pushed for selection. Injury may have played a part, but i’m skeptical.  

I like the look of this years crop.  Each of them look to have something special. 

It's been a tricky run for Taylor.  A lot of drafts no action in the first round and sometimes not even much in the second. I'm also nursing a quiet dread that under Taylor we've somehow recruited a lot of players who show some promise and then slump badly. (E.g. Hunt, Stretch, Nibbler, O.Mc, Hannan, Spargo)

2018 draft effort is still up in the air and aside from Hore it doesn't look like much to celebrate.  What can be said is that very few draftees from 2018 outside the top 18 have had much of a presence yet.

The only double-figure games tallies belong to James Rowbottom (pick 25, Sydney, 12 games), Matthew Parker (pick 47, St Kilda, 17 games) Nick Hind (54, St kilda, 11) Noah Answerth (55, Brisbane, 19), our own Marty Hore (56, Melbourne, 14).

Parker and Hind are both older than Hore. Indeed, a few more of the other non-first round draftees to get any games were also significant over-agers - Bewley and Shultz at Freo, Hayes at the Dogs.

In fact, after the first round, the games played tally is some 3/4 held by mature age recruits of at least 22 years when drafted.

Maybe 2018 was just a crap draft with no depth!

The way it looks now it seems that except for Hore all we did in 2018 was stock up on mid-sized warm bodies and experimental crumbers, and accept that most wont come through and the list slots will be open again reasonably quickly given the short lifecycle of those types.

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14 hours ago, Little Goffy said:

 

Maybe 2018 was just a crap draft with no depth!

The way it looks now it seems that except for Hore all we did in 2018 was stock up on mid-sized warm bodies and experimental crumbers, and accept that most wont come through and the list slots will be open again reasonably quickly given the short lifecycle of those types.

Might be going a bit early on the 2018 crop.

Sparrow debuted R1 and if he didn't get injured he would have played a lot more.

Hard for Neita to impress with a bung ACL.

I know the club rate Jordon and Dunkley.

I think Lockhart has something to offer.

Big year for all 5 with a full pre season.

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Across all teams. 60% of new draftees only last 2 years on the list. Based on that I think Taylor is doing well and our development of players has improved immensely.

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