Jump to content

  • Podcast: Jayden Hunt Interview &      

dazzledavey36

Brad Miller

Recommended Posts

there has been soo much debate on wheather we should trade miller, drop him, delist him and so on.. but one thing people has forgotten is about how this young man rose to the football ranks in 2003,2004 and 2005. this guy was a superstar in the makin, a future captain and also our CHF afterlife of the OX. he was a fast leading center half forward who had that jonathon brown anger in him! people tagged him a thug becoz of his reputaion rough style play. he was our very own thug! but then one move by neale daniher to barry hall looks as if it has changed his football life. Now in my opinion Miller should have stayed at CHF where he made a name for himself. I reckon that move by ND ruined his career and now he cops abuse from supporters left right and center! its actually gettin beyond the joke!! Miller has now lost all those reputaion he once had as an up and coming rising. i dont know if anyone remember an article about him and jared rivers being our future of this side, it was in 2004. how times can change. its also sad to see him not being that rough and tumble player he use to. i though he was playing well at CHF this year when he kicked some bags of 3 goals and a couple others. his position is not the backline! does anyone remember queens birthday a couple of years ago when he took about 12 marks in the first half? or against richmond back in 2004 when he killed em and kicked 4 goals? or even last year against freo in the finals. he stood up when becoz he bleeds for this club. i know im gonna cop it here but brad has been harshly delt with and i believe a New coach could turn his career alive. for gods sake rest bloody miller or nietz for the rest of the year and give this guy a go there.

whats everyones thoughts?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree,

Miller was developing beautifully at CHF,

and made the team so much better when he was there,

bringing the play into the corridor.

And now they persist in trying him out as a back.

I hope he survives,

we get a proper coach in, (Riley and the current selection panel are a sick joke)

and he recovers his role.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Couldn't agree more, I still think he is the CHF we are looking for, he just needs to get his confidence back

Would love to see him given a go at CHF in the coming weeks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Miller lost his attack/aggression, he was a lead up chf that wasn't afraid to through his weight around, but since he got reported a couple of times his attack at the contest has died. He ran in straight lines and made players get out of his way, demanded the footy and until he finds that toughness again he is going to struggle. He is a shadow of what he was whether it is a ND thing or a Miller mind set thing he has to sought it out or his AFL carear will be over if not this year next.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

pffft knowing our luck coxy it will never happern

HA, of course it won't, but we can dream!

Also if i remember correctly reily said he was going to persist with miller in the backline for the rest of the season?

I mean since we are trying different things, why not give carroll a run at FF?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Miller has shown time and time again he is not a CHF's boot lace.

Its must be unbelievable hard for people to have their illusions shattered week after week, year after year by this continual failure.

The only valid comparison with the Ox is they both wore single digit odd numbers on the back of their guernsey.

Next conspiracy theory thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HA, of course it won't, but we can dream!

Also if i remember correctly reily said he was going to persist with miller in the backline for the rest of the season?

I mean since we are trying different things, why not give carroll a run at FF?

Robbo as ruckman?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Robbo as ruckman?

Davey as number 2?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sure, he was good leading forward, and at times our only forward player willing to go down and get the ball. But CHF is the most important ground on the field along with CHB. You base your team around these positions.

Miller can barely kick the ball 45 meters and only kicks about 10 goals a season. For a CHF that's not good enough.

And don't say he hasn't been given the opportunity, he has been given the CHF role many times, he has done alright, but has rarely dominated a game.

I know that we aren't gonna get another Oxe, but we need someone who can kick 40+ goals a season and can easily kick a goal from outside the 50.

The fact is Miller just isn't the typical CHF like Jonathon Brown or Pavlich. And with the likes of Bate and Dunn coming through as utility CHF's, they cover Miller's best attribute when he is CHF (his presentation and running).

Now i wouldn't just give Miller away for nothing, he is a young KPP that has decent size. There will be clubs out there interested in him. If we do get a decent trade for him, and he happens to play good footy for that club, good on him. He would be playing good footy and we would have received something decent in return. Win, Win situation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He just hasn't got it. Why can't some people see that? Time and time again he has shown he fumbles under pressure, can't kick it far enough, always looks to pass backwards or handball. I'm not Miller bashing, it's just the truth. He hasn't improved in three or four years. He just hasn't got it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agree with Rhino.

You say ND ruined Miller's career with one swift move to the backline but you can't deny Miller has been given chances at CHF since and has not performed. Especially this year Miller was given every chance to fill the CHF spot and I'd hate to say it, failed miserably.

I like Miller and hope he can improve next year and win that CHF spot. However with Bate, Dunn and Newton challenging I wouldn't hold my breath.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Whats wrong with developing newton as a chf.

Who at FF though?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Who at FF though?

Well thats what we have to do at this years drafts either trade for one that is only 20 or get one as a 17 year old because the mfc will never go anywhere with just a ff or chf you need both.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Miller has had it, the problem we have now is that we can not get anything for him because he is shot of confidence because he can't deliver what people have expected from him. He was never a CHF, CHF's kick goals and take pack marks Miller just got cheap kicks on the wing. It is unrealistic to think that Bate and Dunn can play CHF they are both more suited to a HF role. Newton might be a chance because he can take a good grab but he desperately needs a big year in the gym. If there is a quality key forward by the time we have a pick in the draft then we must go for him. I have to change my mind again and say that a key forward will be more important to us than a quality midfielder, key backman or ruckman. That is the big question I have So many holes in the side who should we go for with our first pick ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He must go. Absolutely Daniher's fault. If we want to win the flag in the next 5 years we must cut all surplus players. At least 15 players should be delisted by season's end; we must blood youth and if they don't show anything in their first season they have to go.

Nearly forgot, obviously our board is not doing their job and they should be sacked as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
He must go. Absolutely Daniher's fault. If we want to win the flag in the next 5 years we must cut all surplus players. At least 15 players should be delisted by season's end; we must blood youth and if they don't show anything in their first season they have to go.

Nearly forgot, obviously our board is not doing their job and they should be sacked as well.

A++++ post.

Will read again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to change my mind again and say that a key forward will be more important to us than a quality midfielder, key backman or ruckman. That is the big question I have So many holes in the side who should we go for with our first pick ?

Agree the key forward.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I have to change my mind again and say that a key forward will be more important to us than a quality midfielder, key backman or ruckman. That is the big question I have So many holes in the side who should we go for with our first pick ?

Agree the key forward.

If we continue to get smashed through the midfield next year, it wont matter if you had Peter Hudson at FF. We need a ball winning line breaking midfielder desparately. Week after week we are getting punished there and we need to resolve this as a No 1 issue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well thats what we have to do at this years drafts either trade for one that is only 20 or get one as a 17 year old because the mfc will never go anywhere with just a ff or chf you need both.

There is a kid named Henderson, his first name i'm pretty sure is Lachlan, and he is a KP forward. He represented Vic Country this year. He will go in the top 10. I reckon he could be our answer to our key CHF. We need to trade the likes of Bruce, TJ or Green in order to get a draft pick in the top 10.

I reckon he has got what it takes to hold down CHF.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
We need to trade the likes of Bruce, TJ or Green in order to get a draft pick in the top 10.

We are already on track to get pick 2 or 3 in the draft then pick 18 and 20 or thereabouts

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
There is a kid named Henderson, his first name i'm pretty sure is Lachlan, and he is a KP forward. He represented Vic Country this year. He will go in the top 10. I reckon he could be our answer to our key CHF. We need to trade the likes of Bruce, TJ or Green in order to get a draft pick in the top 10.

I reckon he has got what it takes to hold down CHF.

Lets get him or maybe mfc with thier infactuation with onballers it wont happen. :angry:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
If we continue to get smashed through the midfield next year, it wont matter if you had Peter Hudson at FF. We need a ball winning line breaking midfielder desparately. Week after week we are getting punished there and we need to resolve this as a No 1 issue.

That was my original choice but I am pinnig my hopes on us having a good pre season and McLean, Jones, Sylvia and Moloney getting fit enough to at least compete with the better midfields. We don't have much up forward at all Neitz goes down and we are in dire straits and Robertson should be our 3rd marking forward not our 2nd.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
There is a kid named Henderson, his first name i'm pretty sure is Lachlan, and he is a KP forward. He represented Vic Country this year. He will go in the top 10. I reckon he could be our answer to our key CHF. We need to trade the likes of Bruce, TJ or Green in order to get a draft pick in the top 10.

I reckon he has got what it takes to hold down CHF.

I can hear it now from the gee hendersonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn :rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Social Media

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles

    LANDSLIDE by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons enjoyed the better of their first half against Port Melbourne on Saturday but fell away badly after half time to lose by 43 points. The Borough enjoyed the early break with the game’s opening two goals but the Demons took control to go out to an 8 point lead at quarter time, an advantage that it held for most of the second term until a late goal to the visitors clawed the lead back to a point.  The Casey ruck of Braydon Preuss and Liam Wale-Buxton were on top for most

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles 1

    SHOULD HAVE ... COULD HAVE by George on the Outer

    West Coast finally put the nail in the Demons 2019 season coffin with a 16 point win, but it was a game that Melbourne should have, could have, but didn’t win. Once again woeful, truly woeful work in the forward line, both kicking for goal and the lazy, cheap efforts of some let the side down. A solitary goal in the final quarter and only 9 goals from 24+ scoring opportunities was the costly difference in the game. The selectors, once again, made a critical error in not selecting

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    SCREAM by Whispering Jack

    The Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch painted a number of versions of his famous work “Scream” and, every time my mind goes back to last year’s Preliminary Final at Optus Stadium between Melbourne and the West Coast Eagles, each and every one of them reverberates through my mind as if my head is being pummeled by a sledgehammer.  When I think of that half time scoreboard from that match showing West Coast at 10.9.69 to Melbourne 0.6.6, I feel like the man standing by the railing,

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    NOT GAWN IN 60 SECONDS by George on the Outer

    You might recall a regular segment that once featured on the MFC website entitled, “Gawn in 60 Seconds”, in which Maxy would ask the hard questions of his teammates. However, there was no harder question asked than the one asked collectively of the whole team in the last 60 seconds of Saturday’s game against the Gold Coast Suns.  It was either follow me and my example or the Demons’ season, already hanging flimsily by huuua thread, would be truly “Gorn”.  It was at that stage when thos

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    BOILOVER by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons caused the boilover of the season to date when they took on and beat the undefeated ladder leaders Essendon VFL by 41 points at Windy Hill.  The stunning result which was achieved with a season low of eight AFL-listed players, will surely kickstart the Demons’ ailing season after they lost their last two matches as a result of some poor third quarter fade outs against quality opposition. Casey got off to a great start with a mid-air soccer volley goal from Jimmy Munro

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE by Whispering Jack

    There would be very few among us who would have thought realistically at the start of the season that by the time Melbourne’s Round 8 trip to the Gold Coast came around, the visitors would not only be languishing in 16th place on the ladder, but also be sitting a game behind their hosts. In fact, had the Suns managed to goal late in their opening game against the Saints which they lost by a mere point, the gap between the two sides would have been even wider. Such has been the humiliation o

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    UNDERDOGS by KC from Casey

    Thanks to the large injury list at Melbourne, the Casey Demons went into their fifth round clash with Footscray VFL as the underdogs and despite a courageous showing up to half time after conceding the game’s first four goals, their third quarter fade out saw them fall short against quality opposition for the second time in a week. Casey went into the game with only 9 AFL listers after Declan Keilty was called up to make his debut when Tim Smith was forced to pull out of the Melbourne team

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    IN THE PINK by George on The Outer

    A five point victory against the eternal nemesis in Hawthorn, didn’t put the Demons back in the black for the 2019 season ... but rather, it added a touch of pink to their fortunes, now showing some sign of life after an underwhelming start to the year. And pink was the most appropriate colour for the side and the supporters, given this game was the annual “Pink Ladies” match.  And none more so than this proud Demon fan who turned up to add his support to the cause and his team at the same

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    EASIER SAID THAN DONE by The Oracle

    There is no way of getting around the fact that Melbourne is the disappointment team of the AFL competition and, because it came into the season as a big top four fancy and now sits stone motherless last with a 1-5 win-loss record, it is fast becoming a laughing stock.  The only way in which the Demons can restore any sense of pride, let alone its rapidly diminishing hopes of making the finals is for it to overcome Hawthorn on Saturday in the replay of last year’s preliminary final. 

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    POINT CRASH by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons went down by the narrowest of margins to a strong Richmond VFL combination in the Round 4 game at Casey Fields on Saturday after a rushed behind  to the Tigers in the game’s dying moments broke the deadlock. In a low scoring game, Casey took the early ascendency after conceding the first goal and held their lead for most of the first half going into the sheds at the main break with an 8 point lead. The Demons were led in defence by key position players, Oscar McDonald

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    THE LAST POST by George on the Outer

    The Last Post sounded out in memory of the fallen around a packed MCG at the Anzac Eve match against Richmond. The silence of the crowd assembled was in tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. But the Last Post was also an appropriate symbol of the finals aspirations now gone for the Melbourne Football club, after a mere six rounds of the 2019 Season.   How far has this team fallen!  From a Preliminary final contestant barely six months ago, to cellar dwelle

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE BRIGHT SIDE by Whispering Jack

    I don’t often agree with Dermott Brereton but he came close to the mark last week when he labelled Melbourne a “team of downhill skiers” that works much harder offensively than it does defensively.  And he was looking at the bright side of the team’s game plan. That proposition has been clear since before the season started. It was obvious from the first JLT game against Richmond when the team leaked multiple goals in a short space of time as players gave metres away to opposition forwards.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

×
×
  • Create New...