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The general approach of all teams over decades is to provide as little info on players injuries when ever possible, particularly during finals.  The truth usually comes out only when the player is ruled out for the season or the team’s season is over.  
 

Bit surprising that we voluntarily told everyone about the hairline leg fracture so quickly, when we could have just stuck to the corky story, unless of course his season is in fact over.

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How easy is it to target the fibula though? 

If the club are happy letting him play soccer (lots of shin on shin impact) with no shinpads then they must not be too worried about it. 

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2 hours ago, Redleg said:

Understandable as you probably haven't laughed for a couple of weeks.

It may be hard to believe Mr. Leg but I have other things in my life than the MFC. My wife and I had a good night at the footy last Friday night. We meet some other Dees fans and laughed about the our previous 50 years of watching the Dees. Then the 50 metre fiascos were another laughing point. 

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4 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

One of the training galleries from today on the MFC site has 30 photos. Trac is in 12 of them lol.

And in the tv news he was limping as he jogged, clearly limping

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1 hour ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Well ... if you can believe Goody on 360 just now .... Trac is no worries!

BTW ... This is my first post since the Swans debacle - that's how [censored] off iv'e been.

I watched Goody on 360 aswell, says its the smallest of strains/hairline  fracture on a joint which will have no impact as long as the corcky swelling goes down.

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I noticed that Tracc Clayton, Ed and Hunty had their shirts off as well saying look at us we are ready to go, whilst Fritta and Spargs limped and whispered around the boundary. Lol.!!!

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Not only will Trac play he'll get best on ground.

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Sorry, but I come from the Allen Jakovich generation.

Gee, the similarities up forward from Trac and Jako are evident.

Maybe, this is the right time, especially with our problems with tall forwards, to push Ben Brown up the ground (CHF), and place Trac and Fritsch in the Goal square, with Kozzie/Spargs crumbing.

Or, open up the forward line completely, and let Trac go one on one, aka Jako.

We have not tried it yet.

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Of course the club will say he's playing, why give the Lions an opportunity to plan for a game without him.

I would be amazed if he played, a fracture, even a hairline one on load bearing bones like the shins, is a bit serious. If he got a serious knock the bone could break.

I doubt he'll play, it would be a crazy risk, even with a shin guard. 

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13 hours ago, old dee said:

It may be hard to believe Mr. Leg but I have other things in my life than the MFC. My wife and I had a good night at the footy last Friday night. We meet some other Dees fans and laughed about the our previous 50 years of watching the Dees. Then the 50 metre fiascos were another laughing point. 

I wasn’t  laughing at the 50’s. Only one, the Harmes late hit was there.

The other two were pathetic made up momentum stoppers and wrong.

Kozzie was 20 metres away from Reid as the video showed and BT said and the May love tap on poor little Buddy, who pretended he had been hit with a sledgehammer, was downright embarrassing for the game, as all the ex players commentating on the night and since have said.

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6 hours ago, Future of Aussie Rules said:

Sorry, but I come from the Allen Jakovich generation.

Gee, the similarities up forward from Trac and Jako are evident.

Maybe, this is the right time, especially with our problems with tall forwards, to push Ben Brown up the ground (CHF), and place Trac and Fritsch in the Goal square, with Kozzie/Spargs crumbing.

Or, open up the forward line completely, and let Trac go one on one, aka Jako.

We have not tried it yet.

Tracc might kick the odd great snap, but he is no Allen Jakovich. 

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6 hours ago, Future of Aussie Rules said:

Sorry, but I come from the Allen Jakovich generation.

Gee, the similarities up forward from Trac and Jako are evident.

Maybe, this is the right time, especially with our problems with tall forwards, to push Ben Brown up the ground (CHF), and place Trac and Fritsch in the Goal square, with Kozzie/Spargs crumbing.

Or, open up the forward line completely, and let Trac go one on one, aka Jako.

We have not tried it yet.

There's only one Allen Jakovich!

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36 minutes ago, Redleg said:

I wasn’t  laughing at the 50’s. Only one, the Harmes late hit was there.

The other two were pathetic made up momentum stoppers and wrong.

Kozzie was 20 metres away from Reid as the video showed and BT said and the May love tap on poor little Buddy, who pretended he had been hit with a sledgehammer, was downright embarrassing for the game, as all the ex players commentating on the night and since have said.

If the Kozzie infringement was incorrect then the umpire in charge of that call should have his grand final chances put in jeopardy.

A massive punishment for the MFC if Kozzie actually wasn't in the illegal zone. The game was right in the balance mid way through the third qtr.

 

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6 hours ago, Future of Aussie Rules said:

Sorry, but I come from the Allen Jakovich generation.

Gee, the similarities up forward from Trac and Jako are evident.

Maybe, this is the right time, especially with our problems with tall forwards, to push Ben Brown up the ground (CHF), and place Trac and Fritsch in the Goal square, with Kozzie/Spargs crumbing.

Or, open up the forward line completely, and let Trac go one on one, aka Jako.

We have not tried it yet.

Yes, and no set shots just wheel around and snaffle them through the big sticks.

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8 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

If the Kozzie infringement was incorrect then the umpire in charge of that call should have his grand final chances put in jeopardy.

A massive punishment for the MFC if Kozzie actually wasn't in the illegal zone. The game was right in the balance mid way through the third qtr.

 

The rule is interpreted stupidly as well.  If someone is zooming through the protected area and there is no way (short of tearing all his ligaments) to actually turn and affect the player with the ball, then ignore it.   So rather than players and umpires guessing where 15m is, let them guess 'could the player actually affect they player with the ball'.   If a player zooms past but is so close the umpire thinks he could have affected things, ping him.  If not, don''t.

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4 hours ago, Redleg said:

I wasn’t  laughing at the 50’s. Only one, the Harmes late hit was there.

The other two were pathetic made up momentum stoppers and wrong.

Kozzie was 20 metres away from Reid as the video showed and BT said and the May love tap on poor little Buddy, who pretended he had been hit with a sledgehammer, was downright embarrassing for the game, as all the ex players commentating on the night and since have said.

I have tried over the last couple of years not to get upset at loses. You win some and lose some. If we lose on Friday night I believe as supporters we have had a good year. The football department has I hope learn some things about out list. Hopefully in 2023 we can have a better run with injuries. We had next to none in 2021 and I believe that was a major factor in winning the flag, that and not playing at the G as much. This year the injuries have been often and to good players. There has plenty to laugh about  Mr. Leg. 

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5 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

If the Kozzie infringement was incorrect then the umpire in charge of that call should have his grand final chances put in jeopardy.

A massive punishment for the MFC if Kozzie actually wasn't in the illegal zone. The game was right in the balance mid way through the third qtr.

 

It was absolutely incorrect.

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5 hours ago, Redleg said:

I wasn’t  laughing at the 50’s. Only one, the Harmes late hit was there.

The other two were pathetic made up momentum stoppers and wrong.

Kozzie was 20 metres away from Reid as the video showed and BT said and the May love tap on poor little Buddy, who pretended he had been hit with a sledgehammer, was downright embarrassing for the game, as all the ex players commentating on the night and since have said.

speaking of which, how come the mro haven't sanctioned buddy for staging. how come so little discussion on this bad decision (and kozzies) post game in the media

if it was the filth or the tigers they would have kicked up loudly

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