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  1. I'd rather Terry Wallace. I hate Terry Wallace.
    10 points
  2. But two Wrights make an aeroplane.
    9 points
  3. I do not post here a lot but after listening to Nathan Jones acceptance speech for his Bluey I thought it would be worthwhile to bring it to everyones attention.. What an absolute ripper of a kid... Confident,respectful,funny and committed.. He is the future....
    8 points
  4. Talk about majoring in the minor. We've just had a tough year on field, we're seeing an internal shake up, a mooted list cull and we're talking about blazers the players wear to official club functions.......
    7 points
  5. I think we all need to understand how the voting works 4 coaches rate every player that played from 1-7, so every game a player playes he earns a min of 4 voted and max of 28 votes, so James Sellar played 16 games which he averaged 12 votes per game or 3 from each coach, that means he was below average. Col Sylvia played 17 games averaged 3.4/game per coach so just on Average, and the B&F winner Jones averaged 4.38/game/coach. Interesting way to do this, but when you break it down you it is a true indication on our season when your B&F was rated a 4.38 out of 7. Next year hopefully we can have players pushing towards 5 out of 7.
    7 points
  6. So what I took from the night was this: - Riv is Max Gawn. I would be surprised if he stays. He will go somewhere that may have a chance of winning a flag. - Our captains are really outstanding people. - McKenzie is the guy you would want in the trenches with you. - We are going to be extremely active and aggressive at the trade table. Quite a few of the players I spoke to are unsure about their futures at the club and have been told they may be traded. - The club actually perceives its biggest problem as a lack of key forwards. We are very much in the hunt for one. In fact, we think a lot of our failure this year was in the way the forward line functioned, not the midfield. Interesting ... - Moloney leaves on good terms with the club, bad terms with the coach. - Neeld is a very domineering force internally, and has a ver clear view on how things are going to be - although he is a good listener and players know where they stand (quite the opposite under Bailey).
    6 points
  7. Sorry, but nobody is ever going to convince me that recruiting him with a high draft pick when he wouldn't undergo a medical and clearly didn't want to play here would have been a responsible recruiting decision.
    6 points
  8. I am interested in Miranda Kerr. Not sure if she is coming my way though.
    6 points
  9. I think it is interesting that the players referred to Neeld as"Neeldy" and "Craigy" etc which says a lot about their relationship with the players. I think it was Jones who especially thanked Neil Craig and interestingly thanked our friend Gerard Healey for his mentoring role which makes his instigation of the Brock McLean 'affair" even more interesting. All the players emphasised that they need to get set for another really hard preseason. Nathan said that he enjoyed the hard preseason set for them by Misson. They all thanked the supporters for sticking with them and that the support that they had got throughout the season really did mean something to them. There was a really great send off to Greeny and he did say that he would like to stick around the Club. Standing ovation. Beamer got a rousing ovation when Nathan thanked him which was a good way for him to leave the Club. Nathan ended his speech by telling the players to enjoy their time off, to look after each other but come back in shape and be prepared to work their backsides off. Listening to Nathan I am inclined to believe that he would have made a great captain. However Jack Grimes showed himself also to be a leader of men. He does have something about him that when he speaks people will listen and follow. He has a calmness and seems just so levelheaded. To me our leadership group will be a powerful force and will change the culture at the Club. The C word was mentioned either by Jack or Nathan and in terms that with the work they were doing on the track the culture would change. I liked what I heard from all the players. Neeld spoke well. There were no jokes but an acknowledgement of what the Club had been through the year. I liked that he said that he was emotionally invested in the Club. Cam S well I just found him boring. It was his delivery not the story of the history of the 1950's team. Tom McD will be a champion. Loved that his Mum couldnt be there because she had to look after the "others". All in all a good night. Can't wait for 2013. There will still be major changes to come though.
    6 points
  10. Tom McDonald wins the Ron Barassi memorial trophy in second year at club and is a pick 53. Now every club would kill to have him. We seem to do better with our latter picks. Anyway I like to think that over at "PieLand" or "DogLand" they constantly rue the fact that they drafted X spud, when Howe or McDonald were available.
    5 points
  11. Well done to Rivers. Coming 5th while spending half the season in a foreign role in a dead zone where the ball barely appears once a quarter. Very much hopes he stays, but if he leaves, this will help his FA value.
    5 points
  12. So this means my year old Jumper and polo shirt won't look so obsolete next year? Happy days.
    5 points
  13. I nearly had a 3-way once... All I needed was 2 more people.
    4 points
  14. Stopped watching those muppets 10 years ago and have never looked back. Nothing but irrelevant drivel, childish smut and poor humour
    4 points
  15. What i now know as fact after last night. 1. Jared Rivers is gone to Geelong. 2. Jack Viney will be a Demon most likely U17 pick. We will take him. 3. Lynden Dunn will have a new deal this coming week. 4. Neville Jetta will be a Demon in 2013. 5. Gysberts will not be a Demon in 2013. 6. The players thought under Bailey they were training hard but now under Misson they now know they were maybe at 30% of elite AFL clubs. 7. The players looked at Bailey as a mate and never got the best coaching, under Neeld they respect and fear their new coach and have 100% better 1 on 1 coaching. 8. We are going very hard for Wellingham from Collingwood. 9. Two of the players told me we have to many SOFT types and Jack Viney will go along way to helping in this area, and they had never seen a better 17 or 18 year old ever. Thought i would share some of the things i now know with you guys. The night was very fun and i feel very happy with were we are going as a club. Cheers guys.
    4 points
  16. I don't agree. If we were a top 4 side and hard at it, the Blazers would not be an issue for you and others. Keep the Blazers and earn the respect on the field.
    4 points
  17. If I was able to magically insert one player from another club into the Melbourne midfield with the aim of making a huge difference, it would be Sam Mitchell. Viney is the same height as Mitchell. And he's currently only a couple of kilos lighter ... he'll make that up with half a pre-season.
    4 points
  18. Can I just say that when posters use another font type to make their posts stand out - I immediately think: 'this person has no confidence that anyone will read what they say.' Just use the default font type.
    4 points
  19. Col had a fracture in his back, which stuffed up the first half of the year for him. Thought he fought back well in he second half.
    4 points
  20. Col just signed a 3 year deal with the club, he isn't going anywhere, fact.
    4 points
  21. It just says other clubs are interested, not that we have any intention to trade him.
    4 points
  22. The only reason I'm engaging you is that you're representative of many who seem new to the history of drafting. One thing that is certain is that things won't pan out the way you think with regards to who the best players turn out to be. Here's a snippet from Gibb's draft: Phantom Draft VII: 2006 Phantom AFL Draft Matt Burgan 12:00 AM Thu 23 Nov, 2006 ROUND ONE 1 - CARLTON - BRYCE GIBBS Glenelg, 15 March 1989, 187.4cm, 77.6kg "In a draft that has been rated by some AFL recruiters as one of the most difficult to predict - due to the outstanding talent pool on offer - one selection that seems certain is the recruitment of Bryce Gibbs to Carlton with the first pick in the 2006 NAB AFL Draft. The dynamic midfielder is set to join the Blues, having originally been tied to Adelaide via the father/son rule. Highlights/achievements: Poised, well balanced and skilled playmaker who had outstanding year at Glenelg and with SA U18 team, winning All-Australian honours. Had excellent game against Vic Metro in NAB AFL U18 Championships, gaining 34 possessions, nine loose ball gets and nine clearances. Finished in top three in Glenelg Best and Fairest with his round 17 match against Port Adelaide outstanding, finishing with 33 possessions and kicking six goals." Now Dan, I have no doubt you'd be having a hernia if your club even considered over-looking anyone else in that year, but a fellow by the name of Joel Selwood went at pick 7 and Gibbs completely underwhelms me as a footballer. He simply doesn't attack the contest hard enough. Would he be your pick one now ? How about the lightly framed Scully that gets pushed off the ball ? Btw, how much have you seen Viney play ? The following is an assessment of what talent scouts don't look for in players from a HS article in 2005: 1. Turn the ball over through poor kicking 2. Lack sufficient pace 3. Have off-field issues that will hold them back 4. Don't always keep their head over the ball 5. Don't play a specific position Jack Viney doesn't have one of those issues, whereas someone like Vlastuin lacks pace and Wines' kicking is OK, but not where you'd like it for a supposed top 10 mid. And Dingaling, here's an interesting bio from the 2005 draft: "Nathan Jones (Vic Metro) - 17 years, 178cm, 83kg, Dandenong Stingrays/Mt Eliza Small inside midfielder with great running capacity, attack on the ball and depth in his kicking. Prolific ball-winner, averaging 20-plus for the three games - including game high 27 possessions in Vic Metro's 27-point win over Western Australia." My God Ding, Nate is listed as a small mid at only 178cms. Heaven forbid. Btw, Viney's attack on the footy makes Jones look "outside" and he has better pace. Put simply, he'll be a far better player than this year's B&F winner and that's no disrespect to Jones. Viney is just a rung higher. But wait Ding, here's another: "Marc Murphy (Vic Metro) - 17 years, 178cm, 75kg, Oakleigh Chargers/Doncaster Small midfielder/forward who is super competitive and creative and smart around goals. Captained the Vic Metro team successfully, winning best on ground honours against Western Australia in game one and averaged 21 disposals in the championships. AIS-AFL Academy graduate this year. Son of John Murphy, ex-Fitzroy, Swans and Kangaroos star player." No, it can't be. You mean the number one draft pick from 2005 (coincidentally a son of a gun) and current A grade mid at Carlton was small ? Jack Viney is unquestionably the best inside mid of the draft. Inside mids are the most valuable mids in the game. And it's a midfielders draft, yet you're concerned by Viney ? Get a clue. Oh, and one more. Lets look at the best mid from Gibbs' draft - Selwood: JOEL SELWOOD Bendigo Pioneers, 26 May 1988, 182.4cm, 80.2kg "Although a knee injury plagued him in 2006, Selwood is enormously rated by AFL recruiters. He is regarded as one of the premier midfielders in the draft, while his character and leadership qualities have also been highly commended. He has been touted as a future AFL captain by one recruiting manager. Highlights/achievements: Strong at the ball and skilful midfielder/defender who won All-Australian honours in 2005. Impressive leader at youth level. AIS/AFL Academy Graduate." Sound familiar to anyone you know ? Leadership and talent are the two most important ingredients in a prospective draftee and Viney has them in bucket loads. Maybe you guys can start watching and learning about footy rather than guessing at what makes a player, or overrating the hype on others.
    4 points
  23. I'm fairly temperate and measured (most of the time) but if that boy doesn't play in Melbourne colours next year.....fair dinkum, I'll [censored] lose it!!!
    4 points
  24. Hi mate number 1 is 99.9% - Rivers is going to Geelong. Player told me. 2. Cameron Schwab and I had a chat for about 15 minutes and I was very keen to find out about Viney. I asked about the HS article on GCS and Sheedy and he said Sheedy has known him since he was a little boy and both clubs are playing their cards well and MFC would do just the same as them as the AFL is a dog eat dog world. I then asked would we get him and he said the right things are in place to get Viney and they rate the kid right up the top of this draft. I said are we looking at Hogan in the U17 draft and he looked at me with a big smile. 6. Jack Watts told me about the training. 9. Jetta also told me a lot of fans don't know how big of a loss Jurrah is to our club and he is the most skillful guy he had ever seen play. He really looked up to him as a player. Jetta said he loves all the hard stuff in AFL football and that Viney is hard as nails and he is the best kid he has seen come to the MFC club in his time, Scully and Trengove included. He also thinks Jack Watts will be the next BJ Goddard. Jetta also said the MFC will play finals in 2013 after another pre season with Misson, thinks we will win some big games next year. Cheers rpfc
    3 points
  25. My favourite sauce would probably be Bernaise, There you go -named for all to see.
    3 points
  26. Right..... So you're the reason........!!!!
    3 points
  27. What's the slander of Liam there? It's one poster's opinion. He MAY be in jail and he FEELS Neeld and co. aren't happy with his work ethic It's not necessarily true or a view shared by everyone but the poster in questions hasn't said "he's a lazy so and so who will be in jail"
    3 points
  28. Considering the absolute Garbage year the club & supporters we have had, i reckon this place has held together fairly well.. Imagine if Hawthorn won 30 games in 6 years....Like they used to 50-60 years ago. Blood would be spilt Game of Thrones style!
    3 points
  29. D & P welcome, you'll learn to love the place. RE: Jurrah, one of the downside of so many passionate people in one place is that things get heated, and sometimes the wrong things come out of people's mouths (fingers). Some had very absurd views on Liam, and in hindsight would take it back, some were thankful, some like me were frustrated. On Demonland you cannot take each post completely to heart because you'll be broken in a day. You'll learn to find posters you respect and posters you ignore- I'm sure for some members I'm on the respect list and for many I'm on the ignore. Regardless you won't find a better place for banter, or people who live and breath MFC more than us. Clutch your breath and come on board. It's one hell of a ride.
    3 points
  30. I've been a member of this forum for 15 minutes and I'm already sick of the Viney F/S talk. Where ever we take him he will be worth it and more. I can't wait until I start watching this hard nut in and under beast.
    3 points
  31. Dees take flight with Webjet The Melbourne Football Club is delighted to announce that Webjet has extended their partnership with the Club for the 2013 season. Good to see the corporate world has faith in us ( again ) Dees keep BOTH major sponsors. You beaudy !!! Well done to all and thansk Webjet....and Opel
    3 points
  32. i think, there is to crap talk about the blazers, the aussie cricket team have always had a blazer and have always been a tough team to play
    3 points
  33. I don't mind the blazers from a heritage perspective, but what concerns me greatly is when they look and play like schoolboys on match day. This must change significantly in 2013. I think it will!!
    3 points
  34. I think I deserve 5th place in the GWS B&F for resisting the urge to run Tom Scully over in a shopping centre last weekend. I'm a team player!
    3 points
  35. I really do wonder how "journalists" like this break these "stories" with a straight face. Big build up, serious expression like they're delivering the news about 9/11. Christ almighty. I'd look at myself in the mirror every day and go, "how did I become this?"
    3 points
  36. I still like the idea of trading Martin for Wellingham.
    3 points
  37. He's been training with us. We signed a MOU with him 2 years ago IIRC. The club got special dispensation for him to play with our VFL affiliate this season. You don't do those things for every prospective draftee that you might be into. He absolutely nails several game-day needs for our club (contested ball warrior, leadership, toughness, good skills) and he aces the character test. I suspect we won't have to worry about him buying into the program either. You can bet your boots that he's coming to MFC, even if it takes pick 3 to get it done (although it would be nice if he is still on the board come the second round).
    3 points
  38. 3 points
  39. lol beat me to it Viney didn't play one TAC Cup game because he was too busy impressing everyone in the VFL against seasoned AFL players DemoDan - youre a clown
    3 points
  40. I am not too bothered about picking up Caddy and think that taking someone like Oliver Wines with Viney would be a good move. Josh Toy is a guy that I actually taught and I really rate his character and skill. He is quite versatile and can play in the middle as well as down back. He has not gone well at Gold Coast mostly because he is homesick and because he has been dealing with the aftermath of coming to terms with the loss of his father. I think that he is a solid player, with a great 60 metre pinpoint kick who is much tougher than he has so far let on. He is also very mature and would not rock the boat in terms of the club culture.
    3 points
  41. Umm... not sure if you are taking the [censored] out of yourself or not... If not I am more than happy to !!!
    2 points
  42. I'd like to think you'd embrace the oldest club in the lands values and traditions old dee. After all, it's our brand. Many can't put a finger on that including AD. Some don't like it and that's ok. But it is, what it is.
    2 points
  43. 3 big factors working in our favor are 1. Caddy leaving, this will show GC what can happen if a player is unhappy at GC and living interstate. 2. Giles wanting out of GWS - This will put question to GC that GWS may possibly draft Grundy at #1 therefore they may not to risk #2 in fear of missing out on Whitfield. 3. GC risk losing on Tippett by bidding. GC bid on Viney, we pass and offer pick #4 to Crows for Tippet. Draft Whitfield/Toumpas at #3 (We should really get in the media about a potential early pick trade for Tippet to scare GC)
    2 points
  44. I think that this would be a fair trade Martin + Pick 13 for Wellingham and pick 17
    2 points
  45. GWS B&F formula Adjusted Score = Votes received * (Salary / 100,00)
    2 points
  46. It was agreed upon that all players, except Jones, would start with a 250 vote head start such was Jones' dominance this year. The fact that some players ended up with double figure results just shows how far backwards some have gone.
    2 points
  47. Funnily enough that was to stop them losing GA to the other plastic bulltish club GC. It seems all rules and fairness are out the window when it comes to setting up new clubs. Because they have to do good and all, which I understand, but why at the expense of us who have been here a damn sight longer?! We need to poach a player or two off GWS to restore order. As it is right now it's GWS 1- Melb 0. and they've been here for all of 23 games as opposed to our 150 years. We should be stealing candy off them. Can we save our "warchest" (lol) till next year and "make it rain" all over Cameron and Greene? Would be ultimate payback. And would set them back.
    2 points
  48. Luke Ball wasnt going anywhere but Collingwood.
    2 points
  49. Garry said a "big" Melbourne team... so clearly not us...
    2 points
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