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7 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Plays the role exceptionally well. There was a reason he was named in the All Australian squad in just his 3rd year of AFL footy.

I expect him to go close this year going by his pre season form.

The only slight adjustment I'd personally make to our backline is I'd have Harrison Petty instead of Tomlinson.  Now there's a kid who's got enormous potential. 

Agree on Petty, he has that rare ability to one clunk his overhead marks 

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A sad announcement. I have been following the dees passionately for forty odd years (defined by regular attendance at games) and in all sincerity Omac is one of my all time favorite MFC players.

Oscar is an unassuming bloke, who probably underrates his football worth. He has his flaws (don't we all!), but he gave it everything and should be respected as a man and as a footballer who made it t

Classic footy fans. Five years of massacring the bloke, then has one good game elsewhere and we're idiots for sacking him. Glad he did well, and hope he plays with them for years but geez let's w

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7 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

The day we signed Daw (who I like) is the same day Carlton signed McDonald.

Therefore, the question is which of the two would you prefer?

The one that is fit, available and can help out our forward line depth in a time of need.

Not the one that will show a cameo or 2 at Casey on Saturday while our forward line is a mess 50ks down the Monash.

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Folks, some perspective.

He was delisted for a reason. A good lad who didn’t deserve the abuse he copped here but who nonetheless I think deserved to be delisted.

He’s has 1 good game in a Carlton shirt. Let’s see how he goes next week. I’ll be happy for him if he’s successful but I won’t be second guessing our list decision if he is. I think the fresh start and new surrounds is what Oscar needed for his career. Best of luck to him.

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6 hours ago, Caligula's cohort said:

Goodwin's days (games) are numbered and just making finals is not good enough. He has an elite list, if he can't do something with them, then we need someone who can. 

I don’t believe we have an elite list at all.

We lack lock down small defenders, small forwards that can kick 20 a year, barely any and pacy players and Oscar Baker as our other winger.

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3 minutes ago, Better days ahead said:

And I can’t recall too many of the experts here suggesting we should play Oscar forward.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing indeed.

Agree. Funny without naming names, its the same usual hindsight hero's who've come out of the woodwork once again on this thread.

The same individuals that also wanted him delisted....

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I’m happy for OMac landing a gig at the Blues and getting a few kicks last night. Being honest though, there is no way we would win a flag with OMac, Frost, ANB, TMac and Harmes (and maybe a couple of others whom I am loathe to name in fear of extreme castigation) in the same team. That is starting to change and is a very good thing.

I found it funny that a Farmer would support a McDonald. Ei ei oh....and my money is also on him being a spud farmer. Definitely not blue ribbon cattle.

 

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Just love the reactions by supporters the morning after a match. 

Carlton fans at work this morning -

“ We pick up Oscar on probably 100k for the season and in one half of footy he has shown more than McGovern has in 3 years and he’s on 700k plus a year.”

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8 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

Physical pressure. Tacklers coming at you, no time and space. He rolled off the mark as is allowed these days with plenty of time and space. I wasn't referring to the mental pressure but it was also a bit of a free hit from that far out, and he might've just been going for the square anyway.

Of for heavens’ sake!!!! Even though he no longer plays for Dees he still can’t do anything impressive in your

eyes

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1 hour ago, Farmer said:

Of for heavens’ sake!!!! Even though he no longer plays for Dees he still can’t do anything impressive in your

eyes

I literally said he’s always been a good accurate penetrating kick. He used to do the same kicks - when given time and space - for us. 

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lol, Oscar's performance last night has been blown right out of proportion.

Due to a multitude of factors.

I'll comment on how he must feel and I'm happy for him.

At least it looked like he was playing free of worry. 

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16 minutes ago, JimmyGadson said:

lol, Oscar's performance last night has been blown right out of proportion.

Due to a multitude of factors.

I'll comment on how he must feel and I'm happy for him.

At least it looked like he was playing free of worry. 

He took his chance i guess in a half of footy.  One thing i did notice is he was playing with an intensity that he rarely showed with us.  Generally he just looked lethargic for most of his games with us and was often 2nd to the ball or having little effect in nullifying a contest.

Happy for him also.

He badly needed a fresh start.

We put a lot of games into him. 

Hope it all comes to fruition at Carlton for him.

Keep up the intensity Oscar, it is required in the AFL.

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11 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Look old timer, I suggest you take the Rose coloured glasses off and take a hike. We've been a average [censored] club since 2006 because of having average footballers on our list like Oscar running around for far too long. It's [censored] like you that are happy accepting mediocrity for so long. 

 

Just out of curiosity, why did you choose 2006? It's not like we dominated football in any other year from 1965 onward. 

 

 

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One of our youngest and most promising players in Oscar gone,

for what? Magic?

Another ridiculous blunder!

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10 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

The day we signed Daw (who I like) is the same day Carlton signed McDonald.

Therefore, the question is which of the two would you prefer?

An unfit 30 year old vs a fit 25 year old. Hmm hard to say.

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Classic footy fans. Five years of massacring the bloke, then has one good game elsewhere and we're idiots for sacking him.

Glad he did well, and hope he plays with them for years but geez let's wait a bit before jumping off the cliff like lemmings.

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9 hours ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Didnt even get named in the Carlton team for tonight 

Seeing people in here talk him up as if we had let a superstar get away lol

Hmmm

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2 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Just love the reactions by supporters the morning after a match. 

Carlton fans at work this morning -

“ We pick up Oscar on probably 100k for the season and in one half of footy he has shown more than McGovern has in 3 years and he’s on 700k plus a year.”

Give them a break though.  What they say is probably close to the mark.

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32 minutes ago, bluey said:

One of our youngest and most promising players in Oscar gone,

for what? Magic?

Another ridiculous blunder!

Good on you Bluey, I was waiting for this post.

Maybe you could be the one to start the " We got rid of the wrong Mac" thread.

The site needs a bit more fun.

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8 minutes ago, Demon17 said:

Give them a break though.  What they say is probably close to the mark.

Being a former Dee, I actually enjoyed the comment D17 but in reality all supporters share the same frustrations after a loss. Only have to look here with the comments on Lever and May early days. 

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37 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Just out of curiosity, why did you choose 2006? It's not like we dominated football in any other year from 1965 onward. 

 

 

Because I genuinely thought after that year we were going to be a powerhouse club. 

How wrong was I... 

 

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How are we all feeling a few years on from the mortal remains of Jack Watts leaving the club?

Oscar's in the same echelon.... 

Here's to this thread getting to as many pages as JW...

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3 hours ago, Roost it far said:

Agree on Petty, he has that rare ability to one clunk his overhead marks 

Perfectly stated - who, at the Club, cannot recognise this?

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So much MFCSS...

Oscar was delisted.  Has gone to a different environment and has performed ok.  Would not be in the Brownlow votes.  Sometimes a change in scenery , a change in environment, makes the difference.

how he goes at the scum is beyond our control.  You would have to say regardless of what he does there, the decision to delist him was the correct one for Melbourne at the time.  No regrets, hope he does ok.

perhaps we should let it go and re-evaluate at the end of the year?

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4 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I don’t believe we have an elite list at all.

We lack lock down small defenders, small forwards that can kick 20 a year, barely any and pacy players and Oscar Baker as our other winger.

I think we have a very even list of 4 parts. An equal ammount of elite players, average players, young unproven and for want of a better word...plodders. 

Also a few elite players have gotten older and lost pace and skills.

Watching Richmond last night is a complete elite list.

Small forward or two would be excellent.

With Brayshaw having topsy turvy seasons snd Viney injuries, suddenly our glorified midfield looks lacking.

Browns injury is a huge blow because Weid although has shown glimpses has in no way shown signs of being an elite forward.

Trac, Gawn, Oliver, Lever, Salem and Langdon I think are the only players I would call elite.

 

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