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30 minutes ago, DutchDemons said:

I hope all the supporters get around Clarry. Our most important player, club champion multiple times, has been through public hell and deserves a lot of love from the Dees faithful.

I for one already have! In fact, one might say maybe a little too much 😂 

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32 minutes ago, DutchDemons said:

I hope all the supporters get around Clarry. Our most important player, club champion multiple times, has been through public hell and deserves a lot of love from the Dees faithful.

And get around him we will.

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39 minutes ago, monoccular said:

Clarrie for Brownlow would really stick it to the media pack of hyenas

Brings to mind one of the great songs, and one of my all time favourite covers.

By the by, this version is 21 years old.

Listen to the first 20 odd seconds of this video, spoken word from Joe strummer (not on the cd or any other version) - incredibly prescient about the world today (and pretty relevant to clarry too).

Genius gets thrown around alot, but it's apt for Joe Strummer.

 

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The selection of Oliver has put me in a much better mood. Not sure about Howes though.

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2 hours ago, dl4e said:

The selection of Oliver has put me in a much better mood. Not sure about Howes though.

If Maxy endorses Blake (and he does, see above) that’s good enough for me, and should be good enough for all of us.

”the best trainer for the f*****g year…”

— Maxy on Blake

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JB ? Surely its not Billings. He's hardly a debutant.

Oh well , maybe i heard it wrong. lol

Great to see all the Melbourne players super pumped. I'm feeling more confident about the Swans game. I think the Dees are glad they're first cab off the rank on Thursday.They want to rip into the season.

Go dees.

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Just walked into Brisbane airport wearing my Demons retro t shirt (for the record our best emblem, not this upside down acorn) & the first person I see is a bloke wearing a Swans polo, he looked at me then looked away. He knows….Olivers back baby and the Swans will taste defeat come Thursday night.

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2 hours ago, Bring Back Barassi said:

Loved Jacko, followed him from end to end every quarter, possibly the most offbeat and entertaining Dee of all time.

That said… his bark was infinitely more frightening than his bite

I remember the day Rys-jones kicked Bobby while was lying on the ground we had a lot of nutters playing for us then they all ran in and gave him i whack Jacko stayed in the goal square alone until the game restarted then ran slowly up the ground as we watched him chase jones around then whack everyone was yelling and cheering.God I love the MFC

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3 minutes ago, deebunked said:

JB ? Surely its not Billings. He's hardly a debutant.

Oh well , maybe i heard it wrong. lol

Great to see all the Melbourne players super pumped. I'm feeling more confident about the Swans game. I think the Dees are glad they're first cab off the rank on Thursday.They want to rip into the season.

Go dees.

JIBBA!!! Great nickname!

*calls our DA seamstress to organise the making of a “JIBBA” handheld banner*

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7 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

JIBBA!!! Great nickname!

*calls our DA seamstress to organise the making of a “JIBBA” handheld banner*

Im still in the clouds.

Who's jibba.

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10 minutes ago, deebunked said:

Im still in the clouds.

Who's jibba.

Our awesome new #14 Jack Billings 

❤️💙

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15 minutes ago, deebunked said:

Im still in the clouds.

Who's jibba.

Jack Billings

Beat me to it, WCW  😄

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What a great way to start the week, with the debutants listed - and the goat, Clarry to play!

The media won't retract a damn thing, nor will the numpties on socials apologise (with their 'inside' info re his health and progress) - so I am overjoyed that Clarry has obviously been doing the right things to get his body and mind on the right track. Now it's a matter of every day, every week, just continuing the process and letting his footy do the talking. Would be amazing to see him just demolish, and take out a Brownlow. But one week at a time :-)

I know we're missing some stocks here and there, some permanent (Gus - which will create a good opportunity and Salo moving up certainly helps that), some temporary, mostly up forward, but we have some exciting kids - Windsor looks like he knows how to kick' em. Max looks genuinely possessed out there. 

With all the noise and media beat-ups I wasn't sure whether those ghouls would damper by usual excitement for the first (lol, opening) round - but they haven't. I am so pumped. The Swans up there is a solid first up challenge. They'll play some good footy this year. With their outs, and ours I think we're fairly evenly matched. There was a lot to like from, admittedly, a praccy against the Blues, but I'm pumped to see Windsor on the big stage, a bit more of Howes (who I wasn't convinced about, yet - but the boys look to regard him very highly and that's enough for me), Jibba, and Trac, Jack, Lever, May, Salo on the day, Fritter finding his goalkicking feet, the kids, and our boy Clarrie lighting it up!!

Let's go!!!

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2 hours ago, Demonland said:

Also would be a debutant albeit for the Dees.

Debut for the club yes, not 1st game (debut) of league footy.

So if Goody is adamant he will not give debuts of any sort to players playing as a sub would Tmac be a chance?

Can play up forward, in defence and as a 2nd ruck (if Shaq has a barry), does his form warrant it my trusted track watchers?

Most probably will go with a small for the smaller SCG.

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1 hour ago, Bimbo said:

Simon Goodwin has said:

Howes and Windsor to debut.

Billings and Oliver to play.

Brayshaw to take some time away from football before the club puts something in front of him.  Very pleased to hear he will be part of MFC

Odd choice of words. We know what happened the last time something was put in front of him.

I would have him on the interchange bench all season mentoring the young guns.

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23 minutes ago, Red But Mostly Blue said:

Would be amazing to see him just demolish, and take out a Brownlow.

I said this to a mate but he pointed out how wrong I was.  It's the Norm Smith for Clarrie.

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Fantastic news for Windsor, Howes and Billings. 

Let’s hope that Howes, Laurie and Chandler play out of their skin as one will very likely make way for Pickett the following week. (Salem to a HB flank if Howes were to miss).

Hopefully Schache plays well too as Fullarton was preferred until his hammy setback and will be breathing down his neck.

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2 minutes ago, FTB said:

Let’s hope that Howes, Laurie and Chandler play out of their skin as one will very likely make way for Pickett the following week. (Salem to a HB flank if Howes were to miss).

i'm confident that salem will play midfield all year

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1 hour ago, dl4e said:

The selection of Oliver has put me in a much better mood. Not sure about Howes though.

are you saying Howes has bought your mood down?  poor kid!

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I am not sure Brown or Fullerton are likely to be named as the sub, I could be wrong, but aren't the AFL rules slightly different now that we name up all 5 on the bench as part of the full team 23. Which is a little different than last year where clubs name 4, then announce the sub on the day from outside the squad. Thanks to Champion Data!  :)

If either of these were being named then it's likely that they would have been announced at training as well with the squad you would have thought. So my guess is that the 23rd player will be from the existing 2023 squad as such.

 

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6 players from the 22 who played in the Carlton final: Kozzie, Spargo, Smith, Jordon, McDonald, Hunter.

In comes Windsor, Howes, Billings, Laurie, Van Rooyen and Schache.

I think most would agree that our ideal 2024 team will have Petty and McAdam playing, possibly Fullarton too.

It's positive to see a different looking side, and room for further movement. At least we won't die wondering. 

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A week after I booked my flights and accommodation in Sydney everything slowly felt like it was falling apart for this game.

now I’m pumped! Especially with Oliver back. I feel mentally refreshed for some reason… haha

hopefully players feel that way too!

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