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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

I have no problem with the concept of Opening Round showcasing a couple of "blockbusters" in a non-footy state. They should have just called it Round 1 and just had 10 teams with a Bye and move on. It just makes it so confusing.

Or called it the Claytons round - the Season opener when you aren’t having a Season opener

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1 hour ago, The Jackson FIX said:

Agree. He will come back in soon though (as he should).

Liked the midfield mix last night and felt like they hit targets in almost every spot inside the 50. Hope Clarry was watching…

I have a feeling that Clarry's absence is not just form or fitness related, and as such i think he will come back when Max and the team say he can return to the ones.

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The only way The Media will write different stories is for the MFC to win games, they would have had a story ready to go last night, but it didn’t happen. 
Now last night means bugger all, but it does show an attitude, which impressed me on a Hot night. 
The new blood who came in all performed well. 
 

I am sure Sir Max will get the side ready in the absence of Brayshaw,A. 
the Swans won’t be easy but they are missing key players. 
Missing Kozz will hurt us, so Billings and Tom Sparrow must kick goals. 
The SCG being a Toy Ground doesn’t help, but going straight down the guts can score quick goals

We can win…   “Attitude”

US v The Rest of you Bastards 

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3 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

The only way The Media will write different stories is for the MFC to win games, they would have had a story ready to go last night, but it didn’t happen. 
Now last night means bugger all, but it does show an attitude, which impressed me on a Hot night. 
The new blood who came in all performed well. 
 

I am sure Sir Max will get the side ready in the absence of Brayshaw,A. 
the Swans won’t be easy but they are missing key players. 
Missing Kozz will hurt us, so Billings and Tom Sparrow must kick goals. 
The SCG being a Toy Ground doesn’t help, but going straight down the guts can score quick goals

We can win…   “Attitude”

US v The Rest of you Bastards 

Bad news stories in the offseason are frustrating because there's really nothing that can be done to put them to bed until the matches start.
I just pay them as little attention as I can and try to move on with my life. If and when the season starts and we're losing games, then I'll panic. Until then it's Fugazi.

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2 minutes ago, Chook said:

Bad news stories in the offseason are frustrating because there's really nothing that can be done to put them to bed until the matches start.
I just pay them as little attention as I can and try to move on with my life. If and when the season starts and we're losing games, then I'll panic. Until then it's Fugazi.

All we can control over Summer is “Attitude” within the group.
Now i hope the entire Football Department is Filthy on the AFL and it’s 17 other Clubs for Losing Brayshaw to a player who not only, was not Suspended, but collected a Premiership Medallion at the expense of our Player. 
If the players can harness that aggression through the season, We are a Big Show 

Big Max won’t forget his mate

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2 hours ago, Neil Crompton said:

I have a feeling that Clarry's absence is not just form or fitness related, and as such i think he will come back when Max and the team say he can return to the ones.

That’s not so from all the press or even what Gawny has said. 

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1 minute ago, 58er said:

That’s not so from all the press or even what Gawny has said. 

Clarry is going to cop a lot of Banter on field from the opposing teams. 
He has got to be ready for it and strong enough to overcome it 

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I would play Schache to provide some chop out for Max and allowing JVR to play perm forward.

Grundy will be keen to play big one.

 

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3 hours ago, SthSea22 said:

We don't have any option

Verrall is still 3-4 years away

Fullerton is recovering

LVR should not be in the ruck

Just noticed we both reside south of the border equator. Welcome to the tropical stew.

Young Verrall could be anything. Any observations would have to be tempered by a very limited sample size. Did not play anywhere near a full season last year. Young bloke looks very willing and judging by today's photo on the AFL site, was not intimidated by the bigger bodied Harry McKay, plus he has a terrific leap. As Choco Williams says birth certificates don't necessarily count.
 

 

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Will and Harry ruck royalty
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7 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Clarry is going to cop a lot of Banter on field from the opposing teams. 
He has got to be ready for it and strong enough to overcome it 

He is a big boy and teammates will stick up for him. 

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38 minutes ago, 58er said:

He is a big boy and teammates will stick up for him. 

Correct, but it will be ongoing. He has got to be ready to deal with it and play well. 
that may take time, i wouldn’t rush it 

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6 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Correct, but it will be ongoing. He has got to be ready to deal with it and play well. 
that may take time, i wouldn’t rush it 

Whatever the Club decide I will be happy with. But I hope they give Clarry the go ahead for zero Round. 

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1 hour ago, 58er said:

That’s not so from all the press or even what Gawny has said. 

There has been zero transparency so nobody knows nothing move on

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1 hour ago, Kit Walker said:

If Oliver is fit enough to play footy and is available for selection, he plays AFL. Simple as that.

I yend to agree... there will always be that "first game back"

It could be argued the longer you leave it, the more "whatever" festers.

Is it a case of getting back on the horse and going from there ? 

Id like to see him suit up against the Bloods

Go Dees

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Opinion on the timing of Clarry's return is obviously divided.

The TV cameras turned in his direction several times at Ikon Park and he seemed cheerful and relaxed as he watched his mates against Carlton.

If the coaching staff believe he is ready to go, mentally and physically, it would be ridiculous to leave him out.

He will face scrutiny whenever he returns, and the sooner he can get back to his best, the better it will be for him and the club.

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Send in Pickett Fence or is this a cunning plan?

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A number of tickets from our allocation for Opening Round have become available. Whatever tickets we don’t use we have to give back to Sydney. Needless to say we’d rather OUR fans use them. If interested, please email:

[email protected]

for the Ticketek link to purchase.

These tickets are for seats in Bays 2 and 3 in the Bradman Stand.

Any problems/issues please PM me  

 

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10 hours ago, Damo said:

I actually thought Schache showed more last night than Id seen before. His disposal is normally quite good and he buttered up for a few marks and ground balls. Tommo I also saw encouraging marks and disposals from. 

Not saying they would be 1st 22 every week but I was quite relieved they held their ends up, in consideration of my expectations.

I would have thought he'd hit the weights a bit more to bulk up, might have helped his upper body strength in ruck contests.

The boy can kick for goal that's for sure, one of our biggest weaknesses.

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32 minutes ago, The Jackson FIX said:

First a pig.
 

Now a snake.  

Wasn't that for Plugger?

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