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I just love the way Steve May holds himself out on the footy feild too.

Struts about with his big chest out, half psycho stare and his whole body language says "don't [censored] with us".  Must give a huge amount of confidence to those playing around him. 

They say Lever is the general with the way he commands orders to his team mates and makes sure our defense is well positioned, but I reckon the backline walks taller with May down there.

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4 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

An absolute competitive beast. Nobody wants to lose when he’s around. 

If you lookup Uban Dictionary for the phrase "white line fever" , there are two separate pictures of Gold Coast Sun's players illustrating the alternate definitions.

One is of Steve May and the other of Karmichael Hunt.

 

...how glad must Steve be that he left the Sun's and came to us!

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In great form but doesn’t fare well against tall, mobile athletic types like King brothers and Norton. So I do hope we don’t man him on King this week. Petty is practically made to man King. May is as good as advertised, and one of the best full backs I’ve seen. Just none of the full backs in the past had to man the prototype forwards going around today. Possible exception of Rance.

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4 hours ago, CYB said:

I think the May Lever picks trades were carefully planned master pieces. 

Agree.
Though at the time I has my concerns about forking so much coin for a pair of backmen.
Both trades have proven nothing short of brilliant.

Be interesting to watch how clubs go about their rebuilds from now on.
Do they follow our lead by bostering the backline with defensive beasts 1st.

 

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5 hours ago, CYB said:

I think the May Lever picks trades were carefully planned master pieces. We knew that OMac and Frost were not going to cut it so we put together a plan which meant we would lose Hogan , but in retrospect I think it’s fair to say we came out in front in that deal. 
 

The only downside is May is 30 and will be lucky to get another 3 seasons out of him. 

Good call. I think 'Life after May' needs to be our recruiting drive over the next few seasons. Petty is good but we need more than 1 and May has all the traits. I mean he's the AA full back so he won't be able to be replaced but we're in need for a 195cm key back with speed and strength combo. Or trade for one. 

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39 minutes ago, Deedubs said:

Good call. I think 'Life after May' needs to be our recruiting drive over the next few seasons. Petty is good but we need more than 1 and May has all the traits. I mean he's the AA full back so he won't be able to be replaced but we're in need for a 195cm key back with speed and strength combo. Or trade for one. 

Maybe we can pick up a free agent full back from Hawthorn as pay back

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8 hours ago, Deedubs said:

what pick did we give up to get him again? what an amazing trade that was! Every week I would tear my hair out watching Oscar McDonald be our monster key back. Since May has come to Melbourne, it's made me re-assess the importance of key defensive talent. I'd happily pay up again. 

May will end his career as one of the best K.P defenders we have ever had.

A fitting legacy based on his output since he crossed over. Will always be known as a Dees legend.

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1 hour ago, Fork 'em said:

Agree.
Though at the time I has my concerns about forking so much coin for a pair of backmen.
Both trades have proven nothing short of brilliant.

Be interesting to watch how clubs go about their rebuilds from now on.
Do they follow our lead by bolstering the backline with defensive beasts 1st.

 

Love your work Fork, but it's somewhat of a stretch calling Lever a "defensive beast"

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6 hours ago, faultydet said:

May will end his career as one of the best K.P defenders we have ever had.

A fitting legacy based on his output since he crossed over. Will always be known as a Dees legend.

Plus one to that

He is the best Key Defender I have seen play for us and I've either been to or watched, almost every game we played since the early 80's. Little harder now living in the States - thank goodness for WatchAFL and International Memberships.

He ticks every box you want in a defender, second only to Lever in reading the play, an excellent kick, can mark overhead, great on-field leader, built like a brick outhouse. 

May and Lever were selection masterstrokes - all the more poignant given our utterly horrible recruiting record for more than a decade. 

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9 minutes ago, binman said:

No a bad Stiff Arm

I'm still so filthy about this and how the footy public just let it go through to the keeper. Any other player / team would have been rubbed out for 2 weeks minimum. 

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1 hour ago, Deefiant said:

No thank you, they can keep frostball

Definitely not. I'm thinking one of the younger key defenders that are 26-27 by then. Or maybe James Sicily would like to finish his career here :laugh:

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16 hours ago, Deedubs said:

what pick did we give up to get him again? what an amazing trade that was! Every week I would tear my hair out watching Oscar McDonald be our monster key back. Since May has come to Melbourne, it's made me re-assess the importance of key defensive talent. I'd happily pay up again. 

Who is Oscar Mc Donald???

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10 hours ago, Fork 'em said:

Agree.
Though at the time I has my concerns about forking so much coin for a pair of backmen.
Both trades have proven nothing short of brilliant.

Be interesting to watch how clubs go about their rebuilds from now on.
Do they follow our lead by bostering the backline with defensive beasts 1st.

 

We had Frost and O'Mac and were the easiest team to score against..

Defence wins flags.

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13 hours ago, KingDingAling said:

In great form but doesn’t fare well against tall, mobile athletic types like King brothers and Norton. So I do hope we don’t man him on King this week. Petty is practically made to man King. May is as good as advertised, and one of the best full backs I’ve seen. Just none of the full backs in the past had to man the prototype forwards going around today. Possible exception of Rance.

I rather thought May did rather well against Naughton in the Grand Final, despite having a dodgy hamstring.

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5 minutes ago, Bimbo said:

I rather thought May did rather well against Naughton in the Grand Final, despite having a dodgy hamstring.

😂 Love your profile picture!

how did you come across it? That's the most famous brand of bread in Mexico.

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Steven May has been brilliant over the past three years and deserves every bit of praise he gets.

That said, Naughton and Wright both kicked multiple goals against him this year. What is the definition of a defensive 1v1? 

 

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33 minutes ago, ElDiablo14 said:

😂 Love your profile picture!

how did you come across it? That's the most famous brand of bread in Mexico.

Came upon it in Mexico.  I have a soccer tee shirt for the team they sponsor

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19 hours ago, Deedubs said:

what pick did we give up to get him again? what an amazing trade that was! Every week I would tear my hair out watching Oscar McDonald be our monster key back. Since May has come to Melbourne, it's made me re-assess the importance of key defensive talent. I'd happily pay up again. 

There were plenty of baggers giving it to the club about the trade and May!!

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4 hours ago, CYB said:

I'm still so filthy about this and how the footy public just let it go through to the keeper. Any other player / team would have been rubbed out for 2 weeks minimum. 

May has had two injuries whilst playing for us and both can be attributed to Tom Hawkins. A smashed eye socket and a hamstring injury. They are suspending guys for a poke in the chest and Hawkins gets away with blue murder 

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