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Ah, Whippet, Schnippet. Fans will always love and hate, they love to hate, hate to love. I remember when all of Hawthorn hated James Sicily - for good reason. Hawthorn fans will have amnesia about tha

goody will be one or the other!

I am really looking forward to watching what Jackson can do. He is a top rising star candidate ( if eligible) and I am hopeful he is our "Bontempelli". His upside is enormous. Mind you he could take a

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Gus Brayshaw will be the newish whipping boy. Won't be playing on the ball much and he'll scrub his first kick under no pressure (on his left for no reason) and DL will melt

Surprise - Harmesy - out of lockdown and out of the HB line and back to his exciting best

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i reckon the surprise packet will be the forwards that lead straight up at the ball with this new/old man on the mark rule. it'll have forwards licking their lips, so i'll go for TMac as he's coming off a lower base than most.

the whipping boy will be Lever for the same reasons. i think it's gonna be harder to defend now with quicker ball movement from marks upsetting flooding and zone patterns, so with likely less bombing into stagnant forward lines it means he will probably have to try defend the lead and play 1 on 1 more instead, which is not his strong suit.

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9 hours ago, picket fence said:

If you read my training reports, I havent seen anything which pionts to the notion that he will become the S.P. Time will tell.He has trained O.K no more no less.

Well most others have remarked on his bulk and improvement PF.

If I recall you have a set against Charlie so this bias is clouding your judgement.

Lets see now that the practice games are starting on.

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Have not read any of the thread to not be biased. I reckon it will be something like.

Surprise Packet - Jackson will come on a lot quicker than anyone thought and show he is more a forward/ruck than ruck/forward

Surprise Packet 2 - Spargo will show the natural footy player he is now that his body and preseasons will let him do what his brain sees he should.

Whipping boy -  Tomlinson. Will get games most of year and no one will understand why as they praise May and Lever dominating.

 

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3 hours ago, 58er said:

Well most others have remarked on his bulk and improvement PF.

If I recall you have a set against Charlie so this bias is clouding your judgement.

Lets see now that the practice games are starting on.

Well Ok ... Lets see how it pans out but, based on my observations, footy playing and coaching experience lets see how he goes for the year! Forget practice matches, I want to see if he has improved over the season. If he has.... I'll eat "Humble Pie"

If not.. well, you know the rest!

Cant get fairer than that! In my next training report, I will focus on him and report OK??

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5 hours ago, demonstone said:

Why do we need a whipping boy?

i thought I'd stumbled on to the Gay Demons thread.

not that there's anything wrong with it .

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On 2/23/2021 at 8:07 PM, Commissioner Dreyfus said:

Well that is an interesting thought given hIs instinct before any other when he is in possession of the pill  is to handball.  

  Clarry really is the barometer needs to bring his 2018 form with a bit of ex factor.  The only S P he will  be is if he doesn't  perform.

   

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6 hours ago, demonstone said:

Why do we need a whipping boy?

      Why do we need one when we have Joel Smith ?

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9 minutes ago, nosoupforme said:

  Clarry really is the barometer needs to bring his 2018 form with a bit of ex factor.  The only S P he will  be is if he doesn't  perform.

   

FFS Clayton Oliver has been our BEST player for years.He has performed BEYOND standatd. Lets put pressure on those that have underperformed for years!! With more instinctive and creative champs like Clarry we would be well in the frame

 

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4 minutes ago, picket fence said:

FFS Clayton Oliver has been our BEST player for years.He has performed BEYOND standatd. Lets put pressure on those that have underperformed for years!!

 

 

4 minutes ago, picket fence said:

FFS Clayton Oliver has been our BEST player for years.He has performed BEYOND standatd. Lets put pressure on those that have underperformed for years!!

 

Why do you think l am bagging him? Read my post properly. PF......I am calling him the surprise packet if he doesn't perform.

Read my posts on Clarry I rate him as our best player.  Put your glasses on    P F.       FFS.

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Unquestionably our best player. Max, May,next in line! I'll leave it at that!

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Isn't there enough negativity in this world? I refuse to put people in a box.

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2 hours ago, picket fence said:

Well Ok ... Lets see how it pans out but, based on my observations, footy playing and coaching experience lets see how he goes for the year! Forget practice matches, I want to see if he has improved over the season. If he has.... I'll eat "Humble Pie"

If not.. well, you know the rest!

Cant get fairer than that! In my next training report, I will focus on him and report OK??

Fine but all season remember !!

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1 hour ago, picket fence said:

FFS Clayton Oliver has been our BEST player for years.He has performed BEYOND standatd. Lets put pressure on those that have underperformed for years!! With more instinctive and creative champs like Clarry we would be well in the frame

 

Oliver will not be playing for MFC next year

 

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2 hours ago, bobby1554 said:

Oliver will not be playing for MFC next year

 

And if he is not then thats a MASSIVE FAILURE even by MFC standards. What do you base this statement on???

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On 2/23/2021 at 3:53 AM, CHF said:

A new season just around the corner and I wonder who people thought might be the biggest surprise on our list this season. A draftee? someone who has been in the system a season or two?

For me it could be one of three. Spargo, Chandler or Sparrow. Spargo ha put in a couple of good solid pre-seasons and looks to have built his body well as does Chandler. Will not be surprised to see either of them step up But the biggest improver I think will be Sparrow.

We will, of course, need a replacement for Omac as whipping boy. Last season Melky put his hand up and will be in the running for sure. My favorite for the position is Tomlinson.

 

 

 

 

My Surprise Packet will be Oskar Baker

and my whipping boy will always be ANB.

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