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13 hours ago, dworship said:

The amount of discarded stuff I've resurrected over the years would astound you. I recently saved two wall heaters ($450ea when new), both are in excellent condition and manufactured in 2015. They were missing mounting brackets which cost me $40. They are now installed in a unit I own. The point is; discards can be fixed if you have the nous and the will.

Good call and last comment.  With the coaching panel improvements (Yze), Burgess, Richardson we are(should be) streets ahead of the Kangas in player development and nuturing given their post season upheavals

I have faith the Daw thing could work for the team as well as anywhere.

Up to him also largely. But worth the shot. 

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Some of the commentary on here is genuinely unbelievable. You'd think we'd used pick 1 in the draft on Daw. He's training with the club to see if he's capable of taking a spot on our list th

Spoke to him today. Humble as always, seems pumped to get stuck in.   🔴🔵

We should all be proud of the Club's announcement and receive the AFL's community award in 2021. Anything that keeps him away from Lulie Street it to be highly commended. On an equally serious no

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57 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

Just to get this thread back on track. Wander around Toorak, Armadale, Malvern when it's hard rubbish time. The stuff that gets discarded will astound you.

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2 minutes ago, Demonland said:

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Looks like he couldn't find a good paddock.

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4 hours ago, Kent said:

Bradke ?? Is he still with us? Must have the slowest development rate in the AFL history.

Has anybody seen this guy recently?

He'd want to show something this year at Casey Bradtke, otherwise it might be curtains for the lad.

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5 hours ago, Kent said:

Bradke ?? Is he still with us? Must have the slowest development rate in the AFL history.

Has anybody seen this guy recently?

A bit of perspective Kent:

  • Bradtke came to MFC from a basketball background, not AFL
  • He missed out on a whole year of development in his second year with covid
  • He's something like 206cm FFS
  • Gawn didn't play a game until his third year (3 games). He didn't play a decent game until his 6th year
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1 hour ago, Win4theAges said:

He'd want to show something this year at Casey Bradtke, otherwise it might be curtains for the lad.

i'd say he's almost a certainty to finish his 3rd Cat B rookie this year with a promotion to the senior list, u dont put that much time in for no reason and he's one of only 2 recognised ruckmen on our list. i'd even go as far as suggesting it'll be a 2yr deal.

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If he is fit and ready to play to his best then low risk option IMO and good insurance given our current injuries 

We do have a history of recruiting players from other teams who are unable to get themselves on the park - is he good to go ?

Surprised when I compared his career stats to the Weid

Drafted in same year
Played more games
Averaged more kicks
More tackles
More hitouts
More contested possessions
Same disposal efficiency 

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2 hours ago, Sydee said:

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Surprised when I compared his career stats to the Weid

Drafted in same year
Played more games
Averaged more kicks
More tackles
More hitouts
More contested possessions
Same disposal efficiency 

Are we talking about Majak Daw when comparing Weideman.

Pretty sure Daw was drafted 5 years earlier.

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14 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Are we talking about Majak Daw when comparing Weideman.

Pretty sure Daw was drafted 5 years earlier.

According to Footywire they were both drafted in 2015 - Weid in National draft, Daw in Rookie draft

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Daw was drafted in 2010, he was delisted in 2015 and re-drafted in the 2016 rookie-draft. Comparisons to Weideman are mind-boggling.

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20 hours ago, Cards13 said:

Majak isn’t weathered, he’s still learning the caper. Personally if he dropped a few kgs I think he’d be able to get to a few more fwd contests and clunk a couple more marks.

I recall a story that Daw was banned from doing upper body weights at North, and still looks like that. I know what that’s like...

Point being I’m not sure if he can drop weight and be more mobile.

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5 hours ago, Sydee said:

If he is fit and ready to play to his best then low risk option IMO and good insurance given our current injuries 

We do have a history of recruiting players from other teams who are unable to get themselves on the park - is he good to go ?

Surprised when I compared his career stats to the Weid

Drafted in same year
Played more games
Averaged more kicks
More tackles
More hitouts
More contested possessions
Same disposal efficiency 

what about for statistics actually relevant for a KPF? marks, score involvements, accuracy?

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On 2/15/2021 at 4:42 PM, bluey said:

Yes, Oscar was a fine ruck prospect and forward before he landed at the MFC graveyard, Preuss could ruck a bit too.

 

 

 

How's your man Preuss looking for you now champ?

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25 minutes ago, Pollyanna said:

How's your man Preuss looking for you now champ?

With all due respect... Preussy is a poor mans Majak Daw IMO

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13 hours ago, Turner said:

what about for statistics actually relevant for a KPF? marks, score involvements, accuracy?

Ok here we go champ

Marks per game
Daw 3.6 vs 3.5
Goals per game
Daw 0.8 vs 1.0
One percenters per game 
Daw 3.2 vs 1.3

I wasn't necessarily saying he was an ideal replacement for Weid but he could fill a need now that Weid has found another way of going MIA.  

I know there is a lot of love for the Weid but if you look at facts he has yet to prove he is anything like a consistent or significant contributor to team success

I am not being critical of Sam and hope like everyone he reaches his full "potential" which he hasn't gone close to - yet !
 

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33 minutes ago, Sydee said:

Ok here we go champ

Marks per game
Daw 3.6 vs 3.5
Goals per game
Daw 0.8 vs 1.0
One percenters per game 
Daw 3.2 vs 1.3

I wasn't necessarily saying he was an ideal replacement for Weid but he could fill a need now that Weid has found another way of going MIA.  

I know there is a lot of love for the Weid but if you look at facts he has yet to prove he is anything like a consistent or significant contributor to team success

I am not being critical of Sam and hope like everyone he reaches his full "potential" which he hasn't gone close to - yet !
 

i agree re weid's potential and i think it was naive of us to trade Hogan when we did and expose weid after 2 good games and we've paid the price for that by not having a functioning forward line whatsoever for the last two years. i think daw is a good addition to the list and i expect he will see some senior action early in the season when tmac fails to impact

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2 minutes ago, joeboy said:

I don’t want to put a dampener on things but GWS may gazump our plans and sign Daw ahead of us now that they’re in dire need of a fit ruckman

All good and well to say that clubs can sign players ahead etc. But at the end of the day, the player gets the last say and it would take Daw to verbally say that he wants to join GWS more then anything.

At this stage, we were first to give Daw that opportunity and so we get first priority as he has accepted the invitation to train with us.

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3 minutes ago, joeboy said:

I don’t want to put a dampener on things but GWS may gazump our plans and sign Daw ahead of us now that they’re in dire need of a fit ruckman

Or St Kilda, now that their No 1 ruckman, Marshall, is out injured, although they still do have the aging and injury-prone Ryder and McKernan on their books. 

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Just now, dazzledavey36 said:

All good and well to say that clubs can sign players ahead etc. But at the end of the day, the player gets the last say and it would take Daw to verbally say that he wants to join GWS more then anything.

At this stage, we were first to give Daw that opportunity and so we get first priority as he has accepted the invitation to train with us.

Do you mean that the scheme provides for the club that offers the invitation to train to have first priority through the AFL's process or do you mean the player has a moral responsibilty to sign with the club rather than another suitor?

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8 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Do you mean that the scheme provides for the club that offers the invitation to train to have first priority through the AFL's process or do you mean the player has a moral responsibilty to sign with the club rather than another suitor?

player driven, i do agree a move to gws is unlikely, daw has a young child and his brother is settled here in melbourne playing for north heidelberg under boomer. would take a lot of convincing to move away from his support network like that you'd think

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Guys that get invited to train are actually paid quite well to do so.  Just thought this point needed to be made as so many seem to think that we are getting a look for free, it is rarely the case.  Like HB he would be getting around 1k a week just to train and impress. Wish him the best of luck!

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