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9 hours ago, Roger Mellie said:

I had to look twice. It looked like Mitch Hannan for a sec

I have always thought that, too. Many times - watching the Dogs - I'd swear that it was Mitch doing those classy things with much greater frequency than in his time at the Dees. As my failing eyesight deceived me, I'd stare at Lachie for a few seconds longer just to realise that it was not Mitch but certainly, there was a considerable resemblance. I was happy with Mitch at the Dees; but this increase in skills (by Lachie) was the true indicator - onfield, things really happened as Lachie plied his trade - that was the true discriminator as to real identity. When we secured Hunter, I happily felt that our talent base had just taken a more consistent elevation, more quickly applied, and with greater accuracy and effect. I hope that he brings that quality 'lift' to the Dees.

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20 hours ago, Deemania since 56 said:

I have always thought that, too. Many times - watching the Dogs - I'd swear that it was Mitch doing those classy things with much greater frequency than in his time at the Dees. As my failing eyesight deceived me, I'd stare at Lachie for a few seconds longer just to realise that it was not Mitch but certainly, there was a considerable resemblance. I was happy with Mitch at the Dees; but this increase in skills (by Lachie) was the true indicator - onfield, things really happened as Lachie plied his trade - that was the true discriminator as to real identity. When we secured Hunter, I happily felt that our talent base had just taken a more consistent elevation, more quickly applied, and with greater accuracy and effect. I hope that he brings that quality 'lift' to the Dees.

Glad he isn't Mitch. I thank god Mitch Hannan was playing for the doggies in the grand final. With the doggies 19 points up and stifling all our moves late in the third quarter, Hannnan got a dubious free 55m out. with the elastic band about to break Macrae runs past (chased by a hapless Gawny) to take the handpass and what would be a sure shot on goal or hitting someone up. I thought we are in serious trouble here. The handpass is terrible, lands at his feet and ends up in a stoppage. We were about to go 25 points down with even less time to go. What might have been. 

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3 hours ago, Bay Riffin said:

Glad he isn't Mitch. I thank god Mitch Hannan was playing for the doggies in the grand final. With the doggies 19 points up and stifling all our moves late in the third quarter, Hannnan got a dubious free 55m out. with the elastic band about to break Macrae runs past (chased by a hapless Gawny) to take the handpass and what would be a sure shot on goal or hitting someone up. I thought we are in serious trouble here. The handpass is terrible, lands at his feet and ends up in a stoppage. We were about to go 25 points down with even less time to go. What might have been. 

And then there was this:

Players will always have plenty of moments to remember and those they'd rather not.

I believe Hunter also had a moment to forget in the GF, taking a bounce on the wing and having the ball bounce out of bounds. I think the game was done and dusted by then - last quarter?

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19 minutes ago, Nasher said:

And then there was this:

Players will always have plenty of moments to remember and those they'd rather not.

I believe Hunter also had a moment to forget in the GF, taking a bounce on the wing and having the ball bounce out of bounds. I think the game was done and dusted by then - last quarter?

Watching that from front row, level 3 of the MCC was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.

If only I could have witnessed Chris Scott struggling to get that sip of water down his throat immediately after, first hand as well…

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2 hours ago, Beetle said:

Watching that from front row, level 3 of the MCC was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.

If only I could have witnessed Chris Scott struggling to get that sip of water down his throat immediately after, first hand as well…

That too was my best live footy moment, sitting there with dad right behind Billy Brownless (who wasn’t particularly happy all game) in the ‘western wings’ a mile from the action that tracked east, it was fantastic - the crowd was deafening!!!

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I just hope he recognises the opportunity that he’s been given and works to not only achieve, but excel in the role that he’s been offered. He comes with talent, but needs to earn his spot and push a little harder at the chance than he indicated in his first presser (a little too confident and no immediate eye contact with the interviewer).

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On 10/17/2022 at 7:21 PM, Tarax Club said:

Lord of the Flies? Culture can’t of being that bad at Whitten Oval. Surely! Bevo’s little experiment did go awry.

Rites of Passage by William Golding. Disturbing, but worth reading!

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3 minutes ago, Vitamin Dee said:

Give him number 6 so his locker can be between Petracca and Viney. 

Yes, elevated conversation would be unavoidable and a great way for him to 'get the message' about what is going to be done to the opposition when they get out onto the ground!

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On 10/24/2022 at 12:13 AM, DeezNuts said:

That too was my best live footy moment, sitting there with dad right behind Billy Brownless (who wasn’t particularly happy all game) in the ‘western wings’ a mile from the action that tracked east, it was fantastic - the crowd was deafening!!!

He was a miserable [censored] that night Billy, was in the vicinity of a fellow Demon asking him what the score was and who won on the night. 😂

Did not like it one bit had his goons shew him away. Absolute sook.

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On 10/25/2022 at 9:10 PM, Deemania since 56 said:

Yes, elevated conversation would be unavoidable and a great way for him to 'get the message' about what is going to be done to the opposition when they get out onto the ground!

I really do feel this up-close-and-personal proximity just before the game is important, rubbing shoulders with -  and listening to - two great, champion footballers who never say die. It may not take effect, but I'm sure that secondary influences with rub off in due course.

 

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On 10/23/2022 at 9:25 PM, Nasher said:

And then there was this:

Players will always have plenty of moments to remember and those they'd rather not.

I believe Hunter also had a moment to forget in the GF, taking a bounce on the wing and having the ball bounce out of bounds. I think the game was done and dusted by then - last quarter?

I realise talking about Hannan in a Hunter thread is getting off topic but I spoke to him in the preseason after this and told him no matter what happens to him for the rest of his career we'll all never forget this moment. He was thrilled. I asked him what he was thinking as he was getting closer to goal. He said if you have a look at it you can see me glance across looking for a better option. I really didn't want to kick it myself. He said the kick didn't go well off his boot and he was crapping himself it was going to miss. So his initial emotion was relief.  

Back on topic, I reckon by the end of next season we will be looking back on this trade and putting it up there with the Langdon trade as a quiet trade that turns into a massive bonus. 

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On 10/12/2022 at 4:51 PM, layzie said:

Yep I've turned around on this one. Get quality in, future 3rd, back ourselves to get his head in a good space. 

Oh what a feelin, Lachy Hunter! 

YES

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On 10/23/2022 at 11:51 PM, DeezNuts said:

I just hope he recognises the opportunity that he’s been given and works to not only achieve, but excel in the role that he’s been offered. He comes with talent, but needs to earn his spot and push a little harder at the chance than he indicated in his first presser (a little too confident and no immediate eye contact with the interviewer).

Not sure if you gave any real Psycho quals DN and can judge degrees of confidence or amount of eye contact. 

Many players change Clubs and Lachie is no different. We have provided the opportunity to better our list and I have faith in the culture and coaching at the Club will enable Lachie to regain his best form and play a very positive role in our 2023 quest to regain our No 1 spot.

Brodie and Schachey also will be great for us.

Please report back in mid June with your patients!! 

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On 10/22/2022 at 4:41 PM, BrisbaneDemon said:

When He said “big club” I thought 

 

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Whilst we aren’t a juggernaut like Pies, Tigers, Bombers, Bluesand Hawks in terms of numbers, have to say getting to play key blockbusters twice a year at the G in ANZAC Eve and WB/KB would be attractive to me as a player 

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19 hours ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Whilst we aren’t a juggernaut like Pies, Tigers, Bombers, Bluesand Hawks in terms of numbers, have to say getting to play key blockbusters twice a year at the G in ANZAC Eve and WB/KB would be attractive to me as a player 

LOL RE BOMBERS, BLUES, HAWKS JUGGERNAUTS,,having great numbers.... Well that might be so, however if Brains were dynamite, they couldn't blow their nose...! And that goes triple for MAGPIES SUPPORTERS😜

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For what’s it’s worth - The Dogs knocked us out of the finals in 2020 with a final round win over Freo in Cairns by 5 goals.

Hunter was so far clear best on ground that it wasn’t funny with 35 touches (in a shortened game), 1 goal and the 3 Brownlow votes. This suggests that he can step up in the big games that count.

Looking forward to seeing what he can a) bring to the table and b) how it affects our recent wing options in JJ, Brayshaw and Spargo (who has no business being a winger).

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17 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

For what’s it’s worth - The Dogs knocked us out of the finals in 2020 with a final round win over Freo in Cairns by 5 goals.

Hunter was so far clear best on ground that it wasn’t funny with 35 touches (in a shortened game), 1 goal and the 3 Brownlow votes. This suggests that he can step up in the big games that count.

Looking forward to seeing what he can a) bring to the table and b) how it affects our recent wing options in JJ, Brayshaw and Spargo (who has no business being a winger).

Spargo doesnt play wing he plays defensive forward and adds nothing to our scoring power

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7 hours ago, Stiff Arm said:

Except Spargo has been a pretty good forward score assist over the last two years and is our best kick inside 50... 

Some people are never pleased

Absolutely.  I don't understand the gripe against Spargo. He is quick in the first 5 metres, has great vision and decision-making. Plays his role defensively harassing and tackling. 

He was struggling for form in 2019 and 2020, but since then has been very good!

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19 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

For what’s it’s worth - The Dogs knocked us out of the finals in 2020 with a final round win over Freo in Cairns by 5 goals.

Hunter was so far clear best on ground that it wasn’t funny with 35 touches (in a shortened game), 1 goal and the 3 Brownlow votes. This suggests that he can step up in the big games that count.

Looking forward to seeing what he can a) bring to the table and b) how it affects our recent wing options in JJ, Brayshaw and Spargo (who has no business being a winger).

The Dogs also torched us in 2nd half of 2020 and I vaguely recall Hunter having a very good day.

He certainly knows how to get the ball and use it and will be an upgrade on our 2nd winger choices - assuming Brayshaw not playing on the wing!

In addition to Grundy feels like we’ve really increased our centreline on baller firepower -

Rucks Gawn & Grundy

Mids Oliver, Trac, Viney, Brayshaw supported by Sparrow, Harmes, (backups Jordan & Pickett)

Wings Langdon & Hunter (backups Brayshaw & JJ)

Just an awesome midfield / wing combination!

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