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3 hours ago, whatwhat say what said:

9 marks, 9 kicks, 2 goals 1 on return

opened up our forward line, and minimised their ability to rebound

super to have him back out there

The stats say 9 kicks, 0 HB, 9 marks, 2 goals 1 behind, 2 goal assists and 7 score involvements.

I was pretty sure I saw him getting at least one kick that wasn't from a mark, ie in general play, but it seems that I am wrong. 

3 hours ago, deeko said:

His left leg right bullet i50 pass in front of the members was elite.

Can’t recall who he hit uncontested at full forward but it was great.

His kicking forward really is amazing and when he’s playing well I think he makes us a couple goal better team with his vision.

Always been a fan of his but was very surprised about him coming straight in but he exceeded my expectations.

Be fascinating how the recovery goes as his fitness will still be a long way back 

According to training reports he has been in full running training for many weeks, and will have been 'body building' in the gym for months.   Really starting a new season in mid season.  Looking forward to this refreshment of the team.

56 minutes ago, Nasher said:

Who wouldn’t? Not sure what gun goal kickers we have sitting on the shelf waiting for a game. The shelf compromises of NQR forwards like Laurie, Billings and Schache.

you left out McAdam and Fullarton.  Interesting that nearly all of these were recruited as NQRs from other clubs.

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His ability to wheel onto the left or right and deliver a low quick dart inside 50 is such a weapon. Something no other player on our list can do. Hopefully got another couple years in the tank

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3 hours ago, PaulRB said:

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I thought he played really well. I was really pleased to see some of his forward craft on display today. Still think it wouldn’t have hurt giving him 1 hit out at Casey. 

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9 minutes ago, sydneydee said:

I thought he played really well. I was really pleased to see some of his forward craft on display today. Still think it wouldn’t have hurt giving him 1 hit out at Casey. 

Personally in your place, given what you’d said, I’d have responded with…

”I thought he played really well. I was wrong.”

Go Demons

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Great to see the snake winding his way across the G and bamboozling the oppo using both sides.

Go figure!  A natural forward who's competent on both sides with a stack of forward gile and skills to boot.  I'll take that option any day.

Aside from Tracc having a day out playing mostly forward, i'd say Mr Melky's the best forward on our list.

He will also be passing on some juicey advice to the young forwards atound him, which is pretty much everyone as he's the oldest on the list

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It was great to have him back. He is still our smartest and most selfless forward - he is glue.

He really should have a spot on the list next year. Especially as we will get younger on most lines.

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12 hours ago, Anti-Saint said:

 

One day someone will explain to me how come team-mates fly for same mark?

In other words, how come team-mates don't talk - is there not enough time to say yours?

Well, you get moments like when  McVee left a ball that he thought Lever was going to mark. Lever didn't get near it and the WCE player to essentially an uncontested mark 15m out from goal.

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For a bloke who hasn't played since last year and after a huge injury at his age....to step back in ...he played a very good game.

Good make a huge difference to a struggling fwd line and our finals chances.

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I wanted to question Goody and the selection committee prior to the game with Melk being selected, but Melk bought is some agro up forward and he had high impact on the game. 
 

 

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On 08/07/2024 at 09:23, jnrmac said:

Well, you get moments like when  McVee left a ball that he thought Lever was going to mark. Lever didn't get near it and the WCE player to essentially an uncontested mark 15m out from goal.

that I get Jnr as it's poor comms under pressure but it is rare ... it's the pack marks I don't get where two Dees go up V three oppositon.

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On 07/07/2024 at 21:58, Bates Mate said:

His ability to wheel onto the left or right and deliver a low quick dart inside 50 is such a weapon. Something no other player on our list can do. Hopefully got another couple years in the tank

That low slinging pass to Kozzie was absolutely special.  Who else in the entire AFL could envisage and execute that?

On 08/07/2024 at 00:19, rpfc said:

It was great to have him back. He is still our smartest and most selfless forward - he is glue.

He really should have a spot on the list next year. Especially as we will get younger on most lines.

.. and his body will only have half a season of battering in 2024, so he will be relatively fresh.

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15 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

warms the cockles

 

Hibbo and Chunk, how good seeing them in the rooms. 

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49 minutes ago, monoccular said:

That low slinging pass to Kozzie was absolutely special.  Who else in the entire AFL could envisage and execute that?

.. and his body will only have half a season of battering in 2024, so he will be relatively fresh.

That pass was on his left foot. Up there with one of the best kicks I've seen all year.

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30 minutes ago, Hellaintabadplacetobe said:

That pass was on his left foot. Up there with one of the best kicks I've seen all year.

"That pass was on his left foot. Up there with one of the best kicks I've seen all year."

Corrected. Phenomenal especially for someone who has been out for so long.  Vision plus accuracy and trajectory.

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2 hours ago, whatwhat say what said:

warms the cockles

 

Thank you for posting this. And no, I’m not crying, I’ve just got something in my eye.

After that match in Sydney last year I happened to go through airport security at the same time as the boys. I saw Melks up ahead on crutches and the look on his face was heartbreaking. I was walking alongside Clarrie. I started tearing up and Clarrie said, “Yeah this is bad, he’s shattered, he’s absolutely [censored] shattered.” That seems like a lifetime ago now. So, so happy for him, he deserves everything he gets. Loveya Jakey ❤️💙

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Just glad to see him back, hopefully he can snag a few and annoy his former team this weekend.

 

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