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On 10/13/2020 at 10:46 AM, DeeSpencer said:

Do mids get the ball to wingers much these days? Rarely at centre bounces. Maybe less so at around the ground stoppages where the winger often covers the back.

Backlines that win the ball get it to wingers folding back. May had an instant connection with Langdon. And forwards that create pressure so hack kicks go to the waiting wingmen too. 
 

The biggest appeal to Smith could be that second scenario. Langdon either marked or had the ball running inside 50 enough times to kick 10+ goals this year. He finished with 2 goals 8. 

 

Yeh, they do.

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If we gave Smith a three year contract, he contributed strongly for a flag push for two seasons and had one season of pension padding, that is money extremely well spent in my eyes.

I concur with Nasher. I must be one of the few Demonlanders that think we can salute in 2021.  And I genuinely do. I see shades of Geelong 2006 and Richmond 2016 in this Melbourne side.  Not

Mate, i totally understand people pointing out i got this one wrong. but surely you understand things change in silly season. as of 3 days ago when i last posted this my source of information was very

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17 minutes ago, one_demon said:

Be very careful with recruiting yesterday's player

We have had trouble understanding today’s player let alone prognosticating tomorrows player. So maybe yesterday is where we should be heading - 4th dimensionally speaking. 

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I'm non committal on the guy but if the issue is all about the guarantee of a third year and not money then why can't we just front end his contract to pay him what he's likely to be worth to us over the next 24 months ? The only contention with year 3 then might be about whether he's taking up a valuable list spot. 

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1 hour ago, rpfc said:

We have had trouble understanding today’s player let alone prognosticating tomorrows player. So maybe yesterday is where we should be heading - 4th dimensionally speaking. 

That's probably true but you can easily be seduced by what a player did in the past, in a great team,  when he was younger. 

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no idea.. not exactly exciting, but can't be excited by every player.. hey we DID get tomlinson last year. 

 

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Makes even more sense if the club allows Jetta to chase more playing time at the Pies.

He would replace everything in terms of experience and professionalism that you would lose with Jetta, and he is also going to give us better on field service than what Jetta could in the next few years (and that's not a criticism of Nev either).

Hopefully we can get this over the line!

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11 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

Makes even more sense if the club allows Jetta to chase more playing time at the Pies.

He would replace everything in terms of experience and professionalism that you would lose with Jetta, and he is also going to give us better on field service than what Jetta could in the next few years (and that's not a criticism of Nev either).

Hopefully we can get this over the line!

I reckon this might mean we go for Phillips and trade him with Jetta. Be interesting to see. 

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5 minutes ago, A F said:

I reckon this might mean we go for Phillips and trade him with Jetta. Be interesting to see. 

Didn't think of that part.  Obviously it wouldn't be a straight swap, but if they're keen then it could definitely be done.

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