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Melksham set to play on in 2024


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I'm certainly not up with all the rules.  But, I was kinda surprised Melksham wasn't just put straight on to the long-term injured list, rather than delisting him and then adding him to Rookie list.

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He deserves his spot on the list. 

Forward structure completely broke down in the finals the moment he did his knee.

I don't think he ever gets back to his best but from and off field leadership and coaching point of view he's worth the contract.

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11 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

He deserves his spot on the list. 

Forward structure completely broke down in the finals the moment he did his knee.

I don't think he ever gets back to his best but from and off field leadership and coaching point of view he's worth the contract.

The switch in tenses confuses me. 

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I am enjoying reading the Jake Melksham thread, very positive in the main, Jake has won us over and I am very happy that Jake has re- signed with us. We really need his presence, footy IQ and leadership skills in the forward half and I love the idea of keeping him on as forward coach. Thanks Jake.!!

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His spot on the list could be considered very marginal, purely from the likelihood he'll spend much of it injured, but I'm stoked the club as kept him on.

Seems like a great character and I think this move is a great way for the club to repay the faith to Jake.   I don't think it should be forgotten, that Melksham was one of the first developed players of quality that sought out a trade to the MFC, at a time we were pretty much rubbish on the field.  In the years that followed, we picked up Hibbo, Lever, Langdon, Tomlinson & May, but perhaps asides from Bernie Vince, Melky was one of the first.

If he can get back to his 2023 form, that would be a bonus, but I think this shows how far the club has come from the dark era, when guys like James McDonald, Robbo and others were pushed out the door not on their terms.  Similar for guys like T Mac and BBB, how we treat these guys will have a big bearing on how we continue to move forward as a club.

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18 hours ago, Fanatique Demon said:

The switch in tenses confuses me. 

It’s something I’ve only ever seen on DL and it’s annoying af. Present tense worms its way in where It doesn’t belong. Poor old past tense is being discriminated against. Boo to tensism 😁

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18 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

It’s something I’ve only ever seen on DL and it’s annoying af. Present tense worms its way in where It doesn’t belong. Poor old past tense is being discriminated against. Boo to tensism 😁

Gee you are a trouble maker.

I am tensing up at the thought of your destabilisation of DL.

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17 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

It’s something I’ve only ever seen on DL and it’s annoying af. Present tense worms its way in where It doesn’t belong. Poor old past tense is being discriminated against. Boo to tensism 😁

Yes, it’s driving me crazy too. We should continue to call it out.
Yes, only on Demonland, along with could-of, should-of, etc. Even though my spell check changes of to have.  

And here I was thinking our supporters were the classy ones. Turns out we might also be the semi-literate ones. (No offence all… just in fun.)🤣

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On 02/10/2023 at 21:36, Little Goffy said:

Someone good to have around the club and potentially very good to have around the forward line.

This has given me a nice dose of the warm and fuzzy.

Warm & fuzzy for me, too ... Melk certainly has been down some dark pathways with the Dees yet rebounded in particular games, then again across a few games consecutively as if the penny dropped in terms of his form - that has all led to his impressive consistency and challenge in the last half of last season before injury. Surprising, unexpected skills and decisions emerged for which he must be congratulated and encouraged. We need his experience and to use it to transform others in the 'younger' set. 

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On 22/11/2023 at 17:55, dazzledavey36 said:

He deserves his spot on the list. 

Forward structure completely broke down in the finals the moment he did his knee.

I don't think he ever gets back to his best but from and off field leadership and coaching point of view he's worth the contract.

Agree Dazzle. Let’s hope Melky is back early days around Bye time for a good run into Finals. Can add so much to our Forward line along with the newbies from both the trade and draft selections. Totally exciting group at our disposal now. 

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22 hours ago, Redleg said:

Gee you are a trouble maker.

I am tensing up at the thought of your destabilisation of DL.

But are you tensing up? Were you tensing up? Will you be tensing up? One never knows on DL. One never knew, nor will one ever know. 

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40 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

But are you tensing up? Were you tensing up? Will you be tensing up? One never knows on DL. One never knew, nor will one ever know. 

Me and that Sherpa certainly know if we are Tensing.

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