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Goody will still play him. BFF.

blessing in disguise.

Bring back Misson!    

22 minutes ago, demonstone said:

I'm sure the club would love to hear your ideas on how to prevent players getting injured.

Yes particularly when there hasn't been any training as reported😊

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He was so poor last year especially for talented senior player in the LG in his prime. 

I waited all season for him to come good and he didn’t. If he played with more intensity I honestly think we play finals last year. He is such a good link man with great decision making and kicking skills. But he doesn’t want to apply himself then we move on to the next guy

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15 hours ago, Little Goffy said:

2020 the year of the bomb. 2021 the year of the sniper.

On the bright side, Melksham's is possibly our easiest role to cover with existing options, and if one or more of those replacements do well then he'll be forced to earn his way back into the team.

Melksham in good form is elite in his position, but he clearly got a little bit complacent last year.  You'd never wish an injury on anyone but if it sharpens his awareness of his own footballing mortality it could be a turning point for him.

A turning point at age 30, I don’t think so. He is not the future. We need to develop others. I thought last year that he had outlived his usefulness in footy terms. 

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10 minutes ago, hemingway said:

A turning point at age 30, I don’t think so. He is not the future. We need to develop others. I thought last year that he had outlived his usefulness in footy terms. 

Ernest I thought he suffered last year like a few others who were played out of position. He is a half forward or nothing IMO. It's like trying to turn Harmes into a Backman. 

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40 minutes ago, old dee said:

Ernest I thought he suffered last year like a few others who were played out of position. He is a half forward or nothing IMO. It's like trying to turn Harmes into a Backman. 

He played HF 3 quarters of the year. Only moved to midfield towards the end of the season to try to find form. No more excuses for melksham 

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3 minutes ago, DubDee said:

He played HF 3 quarters of the year. Only moved to midfield towards the end of the season to try to find form. No more excuses for melksham 

It would appear that you wont have to worry about him in the early part of 2021  DubDee.

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3 hours ago, picket fence said:

Me either, gave us nothimg in 2020. Fraser  Rosman can play his role!

If Fraser doesn't play it Laurie or Bowey will and Fraser plays his natural position which he will make his own the wing opposite  Langers!!

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9 minutes ago, 58er said:

If Fraser doesn't play it Laurie or Bowey will and Fraser plays his natural position which he will make his own the wing opposite  Langers!!

That’s a big ask for kids in their first year of AFL. 

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Well, still waiting to hear from any source what the damage is. If it’s your standard hammie, he might miss the first two rounds max as we’re still a month away. 

I was also disappointed with Jake especially defensively last season, but he is one of our better kicks forward of centre and think he can still have a positive impact for us this season.

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11 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Well, still waiting to hear from any source what the damage is. If it’s your standard hammie, he might miss the first two rounds max as we’re still a month away. 

I was also disappointed with Jake especially defensively last season, but he is one of our better kicks forward of centre and think he can still have a positive impact for us this season.

Don’t hold your breath on hearing. Info on injuries and anything more than photos of training is rare in 2021. 

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4 minutes ago, old dee said:

Don’t hold your breath on hearing. Info on injuries and anything more than photos of training is rare in 2021. 

I think the club’s communications in terms of injuries has been good so far this preseason od. They were quick to inform us on Viney, Brown and Weid.

Not sure when the Melksham injury occurred but the club might still be assessing the damage before informing us. I’m more annoyed at the tweet, it only tells us Melksham has suffered a set back/injury, nothing else. If Browne had more info why not state that also. 

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Melky has played some good games for us and at times he has been pivotal. However, inconsistency has been the hallmark of his career at Essendon and Melbourne. He does not do enough, enough of the time. And now Father Time is against him. 

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43 minutes ago, old dee said:

That’s a big ask for kids in their first year of AFL. 

If we wish to improve then as I have stated in my posts it's time to give the youth a go ( as long as they have earned it ) 

This means the following being 2018 heroes who have done little since or not improved are under the kosh
 

Nev Jetta  AVB  ANB Harmes  Melksham. 
Hibbo went well last year and deserves his spot.

Players like Sparrow  Jordon Kossie Jacko Riv Laurie Bowey Rosman even Chandler Neitshke and Baker  are all in the mix.

Add Langers Tommo and BBB and half our team is Different!
 

That's why so am so bullish about our 2021 !!

 

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10 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

I think the club’s communications in terms of injuries has been good so far this preseason od. They were quick to inform us on Viney, Brown and Weid.

Not sure when the Melksham injury occurred but the club might still be assessing the damage before informing us. I’m more annoyed at the tweet, it only tells us Melksham has suffered a set back/injury, nothing else. If Browne had more info why not state that also. 

Thing is Browne has no further info nit dies Club at this stage as suggested getting more info.

If we read the info about training or lack of it yesterday it indicated that the players have been given FOUR days off which IMO answers it all.

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6 hours ago, 58er said:

If Fraser doesn't play it Laurie or Bowey will and Fraser plays his natural position which he will make his own the wing opposite  Langers!!

nieta should get a run at it at some stage and jordon, maybe baker could be a HFF? doesnt get enough of the pill to play the wing or execute his kicks but could find the goals and has speeed

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18 minutes ago, Turner said:

nieta should get a run at it at some stage and jordon, maybe baker could be a HFF? doesnt get enough of the pill to play the wing or execute his kicks but could find the goals and has speeed

The young kids won't play not when you have Mitch.Brown, Jordon, vandenBerg, Sparrow, Petty and Jones in front of them.

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1 minute ago, WERRIDEE said:

The young kids won't play not when you have Mitch.Brown, Jordon, vandenBerg, Sparrow, Petty and Jones in front of them.

And unless they show brilliant form in practise matches neither should they. 

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2 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

The young kids won't play not when you have Mitch.Brown, Jordon, vandenBerg, Sparrow, Petty and Jones in front of them.

i think this is one of the big flaws in our list structure, we dont expose our draftees early enough and we dont like seeing Jones, Melk, ANB, AVB, MBrown on team sheets but we've got Baker (12 games at 22yo), Sparrow, (7, 21), Bedford (2, 20), Nieta, Jordon, Chandler (1, 20) who are just as unproven and they've had 3+ years on the list. can any of them really be trusted at senior level consistently who knows? but 3 years on the list without any real form at senior level is a big punt that they're going to come good soon- and soon it has to be. imagine if port held rozzee, duursma and butters back or bailey smith at the dogs coz their midfield was too stacked. yet we consistently turn to old reliable and i'm scared we'll be exposed for it this year. maybe our list isn't as consolidated as we all believe it is.

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4 minutes ago, Turner said:

i think this is one of the big flaws in our list structure, we dont expose our draftees early enough and we dont like seeing Jones, Melk, ANB, AVB, MBrown on team sheets but we've got Baker (12 games at 22yo), Sparrow, (7, 21), Bedford (2, 20), Nieta, Jordon, Chandler (1, 20) who are just as unproven and they've had 3+ years on the list. can any of them really be trusted at senior level consistently who knows? but 3 years on the list without any real form at senior level is a big punt that they're going to come good soon- and soon it has to be. imagine if port held rozzee, duursma and butters back or bailey smith at the dogs coz their midfield was too stacked. yet we consistently turn to old reliable and i'm scared we'll be exposed for it this year. maybe our list isn't as consolidated as we all believe it is.

I think this will be the first year we probably will do that. We played Pickett, Jackson and Rivers early last year and remember the disaster of debuting Watts, Trengove and others early. I think this is the first year we can rely on the older blokes but saying that if Rosman, Laurie and Bowey's form warrants it they will get selected.

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