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He sounds happy but I think his heart still beats true 😢

"Part of Hunt’s signature style West Coast fans might be familiar with has been the Demons-coloured headband he has worn in games, but the new Eagle is still deciding whether he will continue that tradition with a blue and gold accessory out west.  “I don’t know about that. It might be a good opportunity to go back to a normal, conservative black one,” Hunt said with a laugh.  “I don’t know yet. I’ve got to think about it.”

hunt-ready-to-bring-back-attack

Eagles keen from the  middle of the year and other clubs interested.

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On 9/22/2022 at 1:52 PM, Lord Nev said:

So that cancels out your argument as 'tidied up over the last two years' then.

If you want to go back to 2019, when he played 21 games, he averaged 2.7 turnovers per game. Over the last 2 years he's also averaged 2.7 turnovers per game. Not exactly a tidy up.

If he is getting twice as many disposals it is.  So is he ? Don't hide any facts please LN 

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On 9/22/2022 at 12:40 PM, mo64 said:

The narrative of Hunt having poor disposal and decision making is overblown on Demonland. Over the past 2 years he has tidied up in both areas.

It's difficult to comment on some of the above descriptions of Hunt's shortcomings onfield. Some he had (and ameliorated well) but I fully agree with you, mo64, as it has been my observation that Hunt sharpened up these skills and worked hard, implementing such improvements to good effect for us - 2022 had been a good season for him - and he had a role to play as a consequence. What player does not muff a couple across a game or within a season; because he was playing in the backline, these errors appear far worse than perhaps they were. I'd have kept him, starting his season on the wing to exploit his pace and his growing maturity as a player with upside.

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3 hours ago, Engorged Onion said:

is that one of those weird app things doctoring the face? Is it meant to be meme worthy?

  I don't really get it?

It’s just something I came across online. It’s most definitely doctored. I think it has a message though, something along the lines of despite what you read/hear, even straight from the horse’s mouth, you never can be sure how someone truly feels about something. Of course, I could be barking up the wrong tree right there, but that’s the way I see it. 

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29 minutes ago, Chook said:

This triggered the most "good luck to you mate" spew I've ever done.

Good bloke Hunty. Will always be welcome back home. 
Really stiff to get injured late last year. 
it is a brutal game. 
I hope WC play at the ‘G next season 

Jayden will be remembered 

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3 hours ago, Lucifers Hero said:

He sounds happy but I think his heart still beats true 😢

"Part of Hunt’s signature style West Coast fans might be familiar with has been the Demons-coloured headband he has worn in games, but the new Eagle is still deciding whether he will continue that tradition with a blue and gold accessory out west.  “I don’t know about that. It might be a good opportunity to go back to a normal, conservative black one,” Hunt said with a laugh.  “I don’t know yet. I’ve got to think about it.”

hunt-ready-to-bring-back-attack

Eagles keen from the  middle of the year and other clubs interested.

He certainly does sound happy, can’t argue that.

I’m surprised he’s not keen to embrace the blue and gold headband, considering instead to ‘go back to a normal, conservative black one’. Can’t read too much into these things though. He says he’s happy so I guess he must be. 

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Poor bastar*. He’s sent to the other side of the country to earn a buck (or 400,000 of them), and has to feign interest in their vile fan base. We know you’re there under sufferance Jayden. You’ll always be a Dee to me❤️💙❤️

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38 minutes ago, DeelightfulPlay said:

Feels a bit like this is a hostage video (but that might be my red and blue glasses...)

 

29 minutes ago, KLV said:

Poor bastar*. He’s sent to the other side of the country to earn a buck (or 400,000 of them), and has to feign interest in their vile fan base. We know you’re there under sufferance Jayden. You’ll always be a Dee to me❤️💙❤️

Methinks acting lessons would help. 
#NotTerriblyConvincing

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13 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

2019 - 12 disposals per game

2021/2022   - 11.85 disposals per game

No facts hidden.

Thanks LN 

Surprised Jayden didn't get a greater no of disposals in 2021/22 than in2019 considering he played forward mostly in 19 and as a defender albeit lockdown the last 2 years ie 46 games. 

However  that  backs up the consistent ratio of disposals 12 snd 11.85 and  2.7 clangers also in both. Thought his role in defence was his most consistent over his career also for the team. 

I think he read the situation (probably explained to him at his exit 2022 interview ) snd has opted for an AFL career to be extended and risk not playing in a Flag winning team at the Dees.

Hope he has many good days on Optus Stadium which suits him but just not against us !! 

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Just now, 58er said:

Thanks LN 

Surprised Jayden didn't get a greater no of disposals in 2021/22 than in2019 considering he played forward mostly in 19 and as a defender albeit lockdown the last 2 years ie 46 games. 

However  that  backs up the consistent ratio of disposals 12 snd 11.85 and  2.7 clangers also in both. Thought his role in defence was his most consistent over his career also for the team. 

I think he read the situation (probably explained to him at his exit 2022 interview ) snd has opted for an AFL career to be extended and risk not playing in a Flag winning team at the Dees.

Hope he has many good days on Optus Stadium which suits him but just not against us !! 

I thought he played some of his best footy as a lockdown defender, but at the same time it's a role where he probably doesn't get to capitalise on his greatest asset - his speed. So mixed feelings about it I guess.

He seems one of the best blokes around, he's battled bad luck with injuries and always seemed positive, and I don't remember a single game where he didn't give AFL level effort. I'll always consider him part of our premiership team.

Not sure how much team success he'll have at WC, but could see him adding to the highlight reel while there.

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2 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

I thought he played some of his best footy as a lockdown defender, but at the same time it's a role where he probably doesn't get to capitalise on his greatest asset - his speed. So mixed feelings about it I guess.

He seems one of the best blokes around, he's battled bad luck with injuries and always seemed positive, and I don't remember a single game where he didn't give AFL level effort. I'll always consider him part of our premiership team.

Not sure how much team success he'll have at WC, but could see him adding to the highlight reel while there.

Agree LN as long as he is happy which he seems from the WC video! 

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Nothing much to be gained here.

We lose one of our rare players with pace.

We lose a player who is in the top 5 accurate set shots for goal at the club (we all know how much our forwards aside from Fristch let us down through out the year in the accuracy department)

We lose 120 odd games of experience which affects our depth.

We gain a mediocre draft pick which we might not even use.

Wish him well though.

 

 

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On 10/3/2022 at 3:42 PM, WalkingCivilWar said:

They certainly are! In general, Poles LOVE Aussies. They think we’re exotic. Let’s let them believe it. 😁

I left a heap of Dees stuff there a couple of years ago - tea towels, beanies, scarves, posters etc. - for my son’s father-in-law who’s sports-mad and who’d given me similar but for Legia Warszawa, his soccer team. He gave some of the Dees stuff to kids in a tiny village and apparently they are now Demons fans, albeit without choice.
WCW promoting Aussie Rules in Poland. You’re welcome, Gil! Couldn’t be any more of a fail than the China thing, right? 🙃

Yes, I find this definitely the case, Poles do love Aussies. They come across or perceived as cold but are very hospitable people and if you use some basic Polish there they really appreciate the effort, they understand it's a notoriously hard language to speak!

That is awesome! I love hearing obscure stories like this. I'd imagine not many would even have heard of Aussie rules football in Poland and seeing some locals is Dees apparel is amazing haha. 

I took a football with me in 2014 to Poland and was kicking it around with my cousins on an overgrown, run down soccer pitch in a village 100kms east of Kraków to the onlookers of locals. They seemed very bewildered and intrigued by the ball 🤣

Haha. Gil said he's busy tidying up a few lose ends before he leaves his position, but he's sending us our cheques in the mail for our promotional works 😂😉

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