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I hope it's okay to 'take the honours' to start this week's thread. I wanted to acknowledge Aimee Mackin's debut this week and the unfolding repeat (surpassing?) of Melbourne's Irish Experiment success. The Goldy/Macca/Macca story is so uplifting, to have and to watch.

https://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/1435443/mackins-moment-aimee-to-debut

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2 hours ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

I wanted to acknowledge Aimee Mackin's debut this week and the unfolding repeat (surpassing?) of Melbourne's Irish Experiment success.

A fitting week to make her debut following the passing of RDB, who I’m sure would be pleased to see his masterstroke still reaping rewards for the Dees after all this time.

The fact she’s playing seniors so quickly suggests good things - it’s not like we’re scratching around needing to play the kids.

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1 hour ago, FarNorthernD said:

Will be interesting to see who makes way for Aimee. Sheriff perhaps? 

I'm delighted to see that Bannan's injury is not too serious. It looked nasty when it happened. Perhaps Aimee will replace her if she isn't fit in time for this game.

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21 minutes ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

Lining up for the Hawks, one AINE McDonagh.

Soft spot, @WalkingCivilWar😊

 

Defs a soft spot, T. But no doubt it’ll harden the moment she sets foot on the ground. 🤣

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18 hours ago, Grapeviney said:

A fitting week to make her debut following the passing of RDB, who I’m sure would be pleased to see his masterstroke still reaping rewards for the Dees after all this time.

The fact she’s playing seniors so quickly suggests good things - it’s not like we’re scratching around needing to play the kids.

From the '31 Quotes' article on the Club site:

'Ron had the courage to believe that it could work, even though a lot of people thought he was crazy, out of his mind and destined to fail.' (Jim Stynes on the ‘Irish Experiment’)

Grapeviney, yep.

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Coming in late with this:

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Not sure who A.Mackin replaces (maybe suggests Banno is out?), but I'm excited. But also, you know, no pressure in your first game of Aussie Rules, pretty much ever?!

Having said that, never forget that her sister came off the bench in her first ever game (a praccy match at the 'G) and kicked a goal with (I think?) her first kick. That was a pretty good start.

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1 hour ago, Dees_In_October said:

Coming in late with this:

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Not sure who A.Mackin replaces (maybe suggests Banno is out?), but I'm excited. But also, you know, no pressure in your first game of Aussie Rules, pretty much ever?!

Having said that, never forget that her sister came off the bench in her first ever game (a praccy match at the 'G) and kicked a goal with (I think?) her first kick. That was a pretty good start.

She expects to play half forward, and, with only her Gaelic footy vision to go on, speed, agility, smarts and disposal skills and accuracy suggest she's got Banno's role covered! So, yeah, I  think so.

Only that 'first game of Aussie Rules, pretty much ever' thingy to deal with!

And the sister has that other important goal on her resumé, too!

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21 minutes ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

She expects to play half forward, and, with only her Gaelic footy vision to go on, speed, agility, smarts and disposal skills and accuracy suggest she's got Banno's role covered! So, yeah, I  think so.

Only that 'first game of Aussie Rules, pretty much ever' thingy to deal with!

And the sister has that other important goal on her resumé, too!

I still don't think Blaithin got enough credit for locking down a position in the premiership team in her first season of the sport. We heard a lot about the cross coders in the early seasons, but considering the development of the league since then, her story is more impressive!

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7 minutes ago, Dees_In_October said:

I still don't think Blaithin got enough credit for locking down a position in the premiership team in her first season of the sport. We heard a lot about the cross coders in the early seasons, but considering the development of the league since then, her story is more impressive!

...and she's been great this season so far.

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3 hours ago, Dees_In_October said:

I still don't think Blaithin got enough credit for locking down a position in the premiership team in her first season of the sport. We heard a lot about the cross coders in the early seasons, but considering the development of the league since then, her story is more impressive!

As well as her pace   Blaithin has a serious right leg on her, particularly for a cross coder. Gets good distance and is pretty accurate. I struggle to think of a better ball user from those imported from other sports 

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1 hour ago, Go the Biff said:

As well as her pace   Blaithin has a serious right leg on her, particularly for a cross coder. Gets good distance and is pretty accurate. I struggle to think of a better ball user from those imported from other sports 

Early call, but A. Mackin may be that person!

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1 hour ago, FarNorthernD said:

Mackin in, Gay out (managed). Bannon must have recovered. 
 

https://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/1436062/round-4-team-mackin-set-for-debut

We’ve been told Maddi is a cert for next week. We were told a couple of days ago that she wouldn’t be playing tomorrow but it still wasn’t 100% confirmed. Therefore we made two banners tonight… one celebrating her 50th game and one not. 😁 We can use the celebratory one next Thursday at Mordor. Tomorrow’s banner is also a tribute to the great man, RDB. ❤️💙

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Hawthorn's injury list currently includes Sarah Perkins and Tegan Cunningham. It doesn't seem that long ago that those players were playing important roles for our team. It further underlines how extraordinarily good our recruiting and list management has been over the past three or four years.

Hopefully Maddy Gay is purely precautionary, but it makes sense to give players such as Gay and Pearce a rest against the weaker sides to ensure they are available when we need them most.

Good luck to Aimee Mackin for her debut game. Dees to win by 40 points plus.

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Given how much fun it is to watch this current Melbourne side play - the chains of handballs out of the backline, through the corridor and then a pass to a leading forward. Women’s footy has come such a long way in such a short time. I wonder what the score would be if this Melbourne side could play the original one? 

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3 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Check out the odds for tonight!IMG_4803.thumb.jpeg.0d9137b7e795d38e1bb60a5ae71dc911.jpeg

Slapping $100mill on it. Time for another house.

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1 hour ago, dl4e said:

Don't be surprised if we get a bit of a fright with this game.

I was hoping to quarantine my MFCSS with the boys, Ever!

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