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I'm getting that pre 2019 bathwater feeling and we all know how that ended

The reality is that the two rarely perform at elite level in the same game. If they do then perhaps we have the makings of a great team.

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I was think about this the other day as well. But I think it should be extended to be the trio of Gawn, Trac and Oliver. If they can all fire at the same time it is quite a potent combination.   

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

Disappointing that this was said by Kane Cornes automatically disqualifying this statement as being true. ?

 

Gee Terlich & Toumpus are stiff..

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It's the best midfield we have had in  along time, but please, there are a vast number of midfields in front of our current lot who actually achieved success.

 

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46 minutes ago, Tony Tea said:

Kerr, Judd and Cousins. With Cox tapping it down their throats. That was Worsfold's only ever tactic. Play those four on the ball.

It's a pretty good tactic though. I'd employ it too if it were an option.

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Bontempelli and Libba, or Bontempelli and Macrae, or Macrae and Libba, or any of those and Treloar...

Sure, Oliver and Petracca are amazing and the best the MFC has ever had, but they might not even be the best duo in 2021, let alone of all time.

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I really hate this articles, this side and this pair has achieved absolutely nothing, 1 year of finals in the 5-6 seasons they have played, the side 1 year of finals in 16 years.  Pump our tyres up once we have actually had an era of success, that may or may not include premierships but 5-6 years of finals at least.

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11 minutes ago, drdrake said:

I really hate this articles, this side and this pair has achieved absolutely nothing, 1 year of finals in the 5-6 seasons they have played, the side 1 year of finals in 16 years.  Pump our tyres up once we have actually had an era of success, that may or may not include premierships but 5-6 years of finals at least.

It's a conversation starter. Cornes' job is to start conversations. 

It really beats me why people get so uptight about this kind of thing.

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3 minutes ago, Nasher said:

It's a conversation starter. Cornes' job is to start conversations. 

It really beats me why people get so uptight about this kind of thing.

Because we have been so bad for so long, we have a history of getting ahead of our selves getting big heads, Cornes knows this and is throwing bait out as he sells more papers slamming clubs like us then praising.  He wants us to get ahead of ourselves and self destruct like we did last year and many other years so he can go whack and be relevant.

OK Petracca and Oliver are having good years, same as last year, but give me Richmonds 3 premierships, or Hawthorns or Geelongs or even the Bulldogs 1 before we put these guys in the same conversation as the midfielders from these clubs.

The club hate these type of articles they are trying to change the culture to be club first and down play individuals

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They're fantastic. Love the both of them. Reckon though you could pair the Bont with any of 2 or 3 doggies midfielders to have an equivalent if not better pair.

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 Christian, Clayton as well as Max, the  best ingredients but the recipe needs tweaking. Like baking a cake, the right proportions of each ingredient, mixing and baking to get the chemical reaction right so as to provide the correct rise and give it the right flavour and texture. 

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1 hour ago, drdrake said:

Because we have been so bad for so long, we have a history of getting ahead of our selves getting big heads, Cornes knows this and is throwing bait out as he sells more papers slamming clubs like us then praising.  He wants us to get ahead of ourselves and self destruct like we did last year and many other years so he can go whack and be relevant.

OK Petracca and Oliver are having good years, same as last year, but give me Richmonds 3 premierships, or Hawthorns or Geelongs or even the Bulldogs 1 before we put these guys in the same conversation as the midfielders from these clubs.

The club hate these type of articles they are trying to change the culture to be club first and down play individuals

it's media hype; preferable to media ignominy

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How lucky are we to have this dynamic duo at our club, absolutely love Clarry & Tracc only time and ultimate success will determine whether they are recognised across the entire football fraternity as bona fide superstars.

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To rate a midfield, all 4 players need to be taken into consideration. At the moment we have around 2.75. Viney would bring that to 3.25 IMV. Still short of a perfect 4.

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4 minutes ago, Queanbeyan Demon said:

Wow wee . . . hard on Gary Baker, Henry Coles, Glen Elliot and Cameron Clayton there DubDee. 

Harsh but fair

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