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32 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Over the years I've both posted in support of Weid and [censored] canned him. He's played some terrific games and others where he's made a witch's hat look like a Brownlow medalist. He's had more ups and downs than a bride's nightie.

This contact must surely be his last chance at AFL level and I guess he knows it.

I guess the manor has air con Bbo or you must be hot and sweaty by now. How is life in country on the last day of 2021?

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I'm still a fan of the Weed.

Reckon what is stopping him is mostly between his ears. Had a few injury setbacks too over the last couple of years.

His body shape looks much improved. Stronger through the thighs, hips and shoulders, which will help prevent him getting pushed around in the contest for marks. Hope the tank is similarly improved. 

Wouldn't be surprised if Weed overtakes Tmac by end of 2022. Be a good sign for the health of our KPF stocks.

HNY to all on Land. And what a great footy year it has been.

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1 hour ago, old dee said:

I guess the manor has air con Bbo or you must be hot and sweaty by now. How is life in country on the last day of 2021?

All is well here od. The Maid is  busy cooling me with a fan crafted from peacock feathers and by providing regular libation.

I wish you good fortune and good health for 2022!

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On 12/30/2021 at 5:24 PM, TRACATTACK said:

We saw glimpses of what he is capable of in the 2018 finals and I was seriously impressed. The problem is we have never seen it since despite being given blocks of games to show us what he can do. If he can make the quantum leap next year and starts taking contested grabs and slotting a few I will be thrilled for him. At very least he will provide good backup cover for the club as the third tall KPF. I also like the Weid's mobility around the ground and could see him doing a great job for us down in the back half should that be required. Going to be hard though trying to break into the best backline in the AFL. 

He has made the commitment to stay at the MFC knowing how hard it will be to break into this Premiership side so we should wish him well and cheer him on, as we should with all our boys. GO WEID !

The same year Mason Cox looked like he was going to cut the competition to pieces. WTF happened to these guys I wonder?

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11 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

My God. Do you want to get D'land shut down? There are other websites that specialise in this kind of activity.

I consider my posts to be an educational resource Mazer - towards the improvement of mankind.

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1 hour ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

I consider my posts to be an educational resource Mazer - towards the improvement of mankind.

As befits a deity, always looking after his people.

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9 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Stress fracture in the hip? I've never heard of this condition before, for anyone. It sounds like it might be very painful, given the amount of force that goes through the hips just for everyday activities, let alone football.

If my memory serves, it wasn't his hip, he actually had a hairline fracture in a femur. Wasn't particularly painful but he needed to be off legs to allow it to knit/heal.

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1 hour ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

I consider my posts to be an educational resource Mazer - towards the improvement of mankind.

Just curious BBO, what do you drink your libations from? I can just picture you sipping Grange from a Stuart Weitzman Cinderella slipper.

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8 minutes ago, John Crow Batty said:

Just curious BBO, what do you drink your libations from? I can just picture you sipping Grange from a Stuart Weitzman Cinderella slipper.

Nothing so ostentatious at The Manor John - just a simple $100 or so dollar Riedal glass .

Which , naturally, I smash into the fireplace. ( Keeps the maid alert)

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6 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Nothing so ostentatious at The Manor John - just a simple $100 or so dollar Riedal glass .

Which , naturally, I smash into the fireplace. ( Keeps the maid alert)

Just make sure the maids knees are well protected.

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10 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Stress fracture in the hip? I've never heard of this condition before, for anyone. It sounds like it might be very painful, given the amount of force that goes through the hips just for everyday activities, let alone football.

Yeah was a stress fracture of the femur from memory

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45 minutes ago, John Crow Batty said:

Just make sure the maids knees are well protected.

Of course -  I am not an inconsiderate man ! The Manor's carpet layer leaves his used knee pads behind.

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15 hours ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

All is well here od. The Maid is  busy cooling me with a fan crafted from peacock feathers and by providing regular libation.

I wish you good fortune and good health for 2022!

 

12 hours ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Nothing so ostentatious at The Manor John - just a simple $100 or so dollar Riedal glass .

Which , naturally, I smash into the fireplace. ( Keeps the maid alert)

 

11 hours ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Of course -  I am not an inconsiderate man ! The Manor's carpet layer leaves his used knee pads behind.

LMFAO.  Happy New year BBO and keep it comming in 2022.

While I love talking Demons footy anytime, anywhere, the interspersed quality comic releif here on D'land is generally superior to that found elsewhere.

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On 12/30/2021 at 11:59 PM, Dr. Gonzo said:

I think he started to show he belonged in 2020 and then had the stress fracture in his hip last preseason which derailed him. His game against the Pies was very bad but other than that he wasn't terrible. I'm not willing to write him off yet, give him a full preseason and I'm backing him in to contribute if not cement his spot next year.

Agree.

Go back 12 months and everyone was saying T Mac is finished and Weid is da man.  I think there's a lesson in that.

I'm not totally confident that he'll do it (I don't think anyone can be), but I do think it's important for the medium term depth of the side that Weid makes it in some capasity.  Our team ethos and game style means he doesn't nessacerilly have to be the superstar, but if he can be a solid contributor in the years between BBB and T Mac dropping off and/or retiring, while we develop other young KPFs, then I think that is important.  Sure we could try to aquire a ready made mature KPF from elsewhere, but there are no gaurentees there either.

I think BBB would be a great player for Weid to be an understudy to.  Lead up forward that can also crumb and do smart stuff and kick goals once the ball hits the deck.  The general demeanor of BBB is also such that I think he'll also be a great mentor and developer of our next batch of forwards.

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4 hours ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Agree.

Go back 12 months and everyone was saying T Mac is finished and Weid is da man.  I think there's a lesson in that.

I'm not totally confident that he'll do it (I don't think anyone can be), but I do think it's important for the medium term depth of the side that Weid makes it in some capasity.  Our team ethos and game style means he doesn't nessacerilly have to be the superstar, but if he can be a solid contributor in the years between BBB and T Mac dropping off and/or retiring, while we develop other young KPFs, then I think that is important.  Sure we could try to aquire a ready made mature KPF from elsewhere, but there are no gaurentees there either.

I think BBB would be a great player for Weid to be an understudy to.  Lead up forward that can also crumb and do smart stuff and kick goals once the ball hits the deck.  The general demeanor of BBB is also such that I think he'll also be a great mentor and developer of our next batch of forwards.

Agree and he did finish 10th in the 2020 B&F while playing a virtual lone hand up forward for much of the season which I think some are forgetting.

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On 12/30/2021 at 8:49 AM, BAMF said:

I feel like this has been said before. He is contracted for two years so I technically we could be saying the same thing this time next year. I get what you are saying though... if he can't put it together this year then I think even the more ardent supporters will lose patience. 

What would be the bare minimum pass mark for Weid this year? I think he needs to show that he can consistently kick multiple goals.

Assuming he tears the House down at Casey first!

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3 minutes ago, Neil Crompton said:

I’d like to think that by round 6 Weid’s form at Casey will be such that he forces his way into the CHF role in the ones at TMac’s expense - and will stay there for the rest of the year. 

I would like to see this, but I remain somewhat skeptical! Weeds best game was vs Jeerlog in the 2018 Final, since then though, not much has gone right!

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On 12/31/2021 at 3:24 PM, Bitter but optimistic said:

Over the years I've both posted in support of Weid and [censored] canned him. He's played some terrific games and others where he's made a witch's hat look like a Brownlow medalist. He's had more ups and downs than a bride's nightie.

This contract must surely be his last chance at AFL level and I guess he knows it.

Reckon the Pies will still pick him up whenever it is that he's finished with us. Hopefully for both himself and Us supporters it's after he enjoys some success.

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3 hours ago, Neil Crompton said:

I’d like to think that by round 6 Weid’s form at Casey will be such that he forces his way into the CHF role in the ones at TMac’s expense - and will stay there for the rest of the year. 

In previous years round 6 would equate to about 2 games for Casey.

Hope they sort that VFL shortfall out.

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13 hours ago, picket fence said:

I would like to see this, but I remain somewhat skeptical! Weeds best game was vs Jeerlog in the 2018 Final, since then though, not much has gone right!

I agree that not much went right. But I did see him play live at Richmond where he and Brown combined for quite a few goals.

Both played well and both covered a lot of ground to make contests and created opportunities.

I thought I saw a few games on TV as well where Weid scored a couple. It's more difficult to see off play movement etc.

I felt he was still a little under muscled for the pack situations, easily moved off the ball etc. but he was flexible and mobile.

Id like to see him matched up with Maysie as training program to build his pone on one strength and improve his timing. Couldnt see better tutors than May, Bennie and T Mac. Would think that may be a reason behind him staying. I still think he is the future.

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14 hours ago, picket fence said:

I would like to see this, but I remain somewhat skeptical! Weeds best game was vs Jeerlog in the 2018 Final, since then though, not much has gone right!

Should have acknowledged that you do see a lot more of the Casey and training sessions than most so really value and appreciate your comments.

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