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2020 - Contagion


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This is the last of the Preseason retrospectives. I hope you have all enjoyed them. I have had a lot of fun putting them together. The 2024 season is just around the corner. Get behind the boys. Go Dees.

 

 

2020 - After the disappointment of 2019, 2020 arrives with little expectation.

In the first mid-season draft during 2019 Melbourne had brought in Kyle Dunkley due to Aaron Nietschke's long term injury.

Free Agency sees Adam Tomlinson join as an Unrestricted Free Agent.

Again, Melbourne gets busy in the trade period. Sam Frost, picks 42, 61 and 2020 fourth rounder are traded the Hawks for pick 50 and the Hawks 2020 second rounder. Ed Langdon picks 26 and the Dockers 2020 fourth rounder are traded for picks 22, 79 and the 2020 second round pick. Pick 8 is traded from North for picks 26, 50 and Melbourne's 2020 first rounder. Pick 8 is on traded to Freo for picks 10,28 and a 2020 4th round pick tied to Carlton.

Jordan Lewis, Tim Smith and Guy Walker retire. Billy Stretch, Jay Kennedy Harris, Declan Keilty and Jeff Garlett are delisted.

The National draft sees Luke Jackson (3), Kysaiah Pickett (12) and Trent Rivers (32) added to the list.

No one is added as a Category B rooky.

Mitch Brown and Harley Bennell are taken in the pre-season supplemental selection period.

Adam Tomlinson, Ed Langdon, Kysaiah Pickett and Trent Rivers are added to the list of men still standing along with Jack, T.Mac, the skipper, Salem, Christian Petracca, Angus Brayshaw, Alex Neal-Bullen, Clayton Oliver, Jake Melksham, Joel Smith Jake Lever Charlie Spargo, Bailey Fritsch, Harrison Petty, Stephen May, Tom Sparrow, Kade Chandler and Marty Hore.

During the preseason nobody knew what was about to unfold. Round one begins under a cloud. The season commenced on the 19th of March and was suspended four days later due to the Corona Virus pandemic. It resumed on the 11th of June and ran until the 24th of October.  A shortened season was played, comprising a 17-game home-and-away season followed by a final series featuring the top eight clubs. Melbourne eventually finished 9th missing the 8 by 2 points and 1.7%.

The season saw the MFC start on its journey to a long anticipate 13th premiership the following season. The only premiership player not already on the list, Jake Bowey selected in the 2020 draft at pick 21.

Enjoy.
2020 - Contagion 4K ==> https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-Pkb5Fn/i-63dbkgp/A

2020 - Contagion Mbl ==> https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-Pkb5Fn/i-SMcDjmv/A

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2019 - Armaggeddon 4K ==> https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-2WM2jz/i-kHTk7VG/A

2019 - Armaggeddon Mbl ==> https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-2WM2jz/i-M7sVn78/A

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2018 - The Force Awakens 4K ==> https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-2dW9dw/i-P9snV5M/A

2018 - The Force Awakens Mbl ==> https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-2dW9dw/i-4WcbKNz/A

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2017 - Independance Day 4K ==> https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-ZFSdQC/i-jSKLzqj/A

2017 - Independance Day Mbl ==> https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-ZFSdQC/i-SJT93rr/A

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2016 - Starman mbl ==>https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-Pm7mRh/i-LdCJFFV/A
2016 - Starman  4K ==>https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-MhQnCP/i-nzqkvQm/A
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2015 - Foundation ==> https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-MhQnCP/i-VLMSNqD/A
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2014 – New Hope ==> https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-MhQnCP/i-Wkj43BD/A
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2013 – Annus Horribilis ==> https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-MhQnCP/i-bWkHdxp/A

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This summary of Dees 2013 -2020 is far superior to anything I have traversed on the Footy sites or in the media. It was a herculean effort to assemble the data and  provide visuals and I thoroughly enjoyed each installment . You are to be congratulated for such an interesting and fact filled post .

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