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  1. If Zac's last name wasn't Jones none of these discussions would be occurring,
    12 points
  2. 8 points
  3. You wouldn't rookie him. He's had every chance and wasn't up to the grade. Pity. Players like Neville that had a crack will never cop the wrath of any supporter. Always a Demon. Congrats.
    8 points
  4. OMG I saw players actually shepherding in that drill :wub: :wub:
    7 points
  5. Pickett Fence called, wanted to remind you of his pick 2 for Mitch Robinson suggestion.
    6 points
  6. I'll say this: For a bloke that it seemed a lot of people wanted traded, due to their paranoia he would bolt at the first opportunity, as he hasn't yet signed a contract extension... it's good to see James Frawley showing the commitment of attending preseason training well before he is required to, when others with the same requirements, but with far more that they need to prove, having not yet attended. Gotta love the bloke, and I'd say anyone who claims his declarations of love for the club in recent times are a smokescreen, are clearly poor judges of character.
    5 points
  7. Indeed, I thought it was inevitable that one of he or Nicholson would go. He was a player I always wanted to make it, as he played with the right type of aggression and, as you said, heart. Didn't really have the tools in the end - no shame in that. Really nice bloke too apparently. Thanks Nev.
    5 points
  8. They need to get a decent friggin collar - like this Edit; and no it's not WYL, it's some old geezer
    4 points
  9. Confirmed by the club that the stars are gone. So too the ridiculous collars. The Schwab cleansing is almost complete.
    3 points
  10. That sums up my position pretty well BRFE. I'd love Scharenberg or Billings to slide but doubt that will happen. I've been on the Freeman bandwagon for some time but feel he's the kind of pick up that will go one of two ways. Either his pace and inside ball winning skills will translate to the AFL and he'll become a star or he'll be a bust. Can't see him playing 100 - 150 solid games. Acres was my pick for the MFC competition. Not quite sure why but he's had me interested for quite some time. Tall, versatile and skilled. Good combination. Anyway, I've actually committed to going to the draft s
    3 points
  11. 3 points
  12. I don't know why so many attack Dunn. He has played in 3 out of every 4 games since we got him. He is in our best 22 ATM. He can play forward, back or in the middle as a tagger. He has a booming kick and can kick goals. Yes he isn't a star, but he is a very serviceable player and better than so many others we have drafted. How many stars have we drafted lately? I could delist plenty before Dunn.
    3 points
  13. i agree with this. I train in it and wear my jumpers a fair bit and to be honest. i have never noticed the the collar to the point where it became annoying. Its different but i dont think it would be a factor in not playing decent football
    3 points
  14. I hope they are not wasting more money on graphic designers to help 'evolve' the jumper again. Just get the blue right, put red above it, and let's try and win some games. I honestly stopped caring about the collars and stars a few embarrassing losses ago.
    3 points
  15. Could be the lure of the smaller pond. Or maybe he has croaked?
    2 points
  16. 2 points
  17. I haven't posted for a while but the topic of what Roos sees in Dunn has sparked a reaction. We all cringe when Dunn tries to intimidate (although he had a reputation as a bit of a sniper in TAC). However, he does manage to have an impact in most of his games. Early on he established a reputation for kicking goals, sometimes multiples. Later he developed a reputation for annoying an opponent, and I'm all for this. The only problem was that he frequently gave away free kicks for diving on an opponent...going to ground... giving away an unnecessary free and being out of the contest. Through all
    2 points
  18. IF Roos thought that Dunn was as bad as some posters here, would he still be on the list? (I qualify that by admitting my unawareness of his contract status). I suspect he has a "secret plan" for him.
    2 points
  19. That probably means that Scharenberg will still be there. Daylight robbery.
    2 points
  20. We can match the offer and convince him to stay, force him into the PSD or use this position to leverge a trade.
    2 points
  21. Untrue. Dunny nearly always beats or at least breaks even with his opponent and he is part of a back line that was bombarded and under extreme pressure last year. He lead our rebound 50's, Was top 10 for effective disposils and contested marks. He did however average 2 clangers per game but that wasn't high considering the rest of the team averaged about the same if not more. He finished 6th in our BnF and people think is isn't in our best 22?
    2 points
  22. That's not how it is, BB. There are 5 cars on the lot and one maybe two of them is the porsche, another two are solid toyotas and there is one made out of cheese and doesn't have an engine.
    2 points
  23. 2 points
  24. I saw a group of 15 or so players (not Dunn or Chip) doing repeat sprints up the Anderson St Hill. Not sure how many they did as I was only there for a couple, but they looked like they'd been going for a while when I got there and were still going when I left. McDonald leading all of them with Toumpas very hot on his heels, Trenners not far behind him and Jack Watts really putting in, consistently in the next group. Spencer, Fitzy and Pederson were lagging behind and Westrupp was being beaten by several of the coaches. Interestingly Roos was doing his own sprints but setting off well before t
    2 points
  25. My favorite part is where they talk about integrity framework. Please, VCGLR, tell me more about integrity while you rob pensioners of their pension and serve alcoholic drinks to alcoholics. I forgot all about this "investigation" which was clearly just a publicity stunt, which was always going to go nowhere.
    2 points
  26. Having trained in a MFC jumper with a collar, I can categorically say that I don't notice them, so would be surprised if they were uncomfortable to play in
    2 points
  27. I certainly have him in our best 22. Of course i can see his limitations but i reckon he is our most underrated player (if Demonland is a reliable gauge). Of course he is in our best 22. When was the last time he was dropped? Has played 117 games since his debut in 2006.
    2 points
  28. Yep, everyone is playing footy and we are playing dress up in the sandpit and crying...
    2 points
  29. Tearing up the track, feeling great, having the best preseason ever... take your pick.
    2 points
  30. This has been probably the most exciting end of a season i have experienced. Usually around this time im thinking about the Cricket season coming up and i usually look down at the people counting down to the start of the AFL season and laugh to myself. Im not saying i never look forward to the next season but the last few years it hasn't been a highlight and the off season has given me a chance to restock my faith (my faith is always there but it takes a beating some years) and prepare for the first round. This year after playing most of the year with a caretaker coach under a cloud of who w
    2 points
  31. A comparison with any other club would elicit the same outcome.
    2 points
  32. I think you're definitely onto something here in a way. While the AFL can please itself and chose to be selective about who it takes on and who it doesn't, public bodies don't have that luxury and would be subjected to far greater scrutiny and higher standards of integrity. I will no doubt be shot down for saying this by those who don't understand how the system works, but Don McLardy and the team that defended our club deserve credit for the way they conducted the difficult process that led to the rather contrived settlement with the AFL over the so called "tanking investigation." We know now
    2 points
  33. Bump. State-government-investigation-reveals-afl-can-do-more-to-protect-punters/ While there were no adverse findings against Melbourne, the commission said in a statement: "The VCGLR identified measures where the AFL could enhance its current policies and procedures to strengthen its integrity framework and provide further assurances to betting patrons." I remember this investigation (a by-product of the tanking fiasco) by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation caused quite a stir on here, with some fearing for we could potentially lose our gaming license which would ha
    2 points
  34. How about an actual demon in our logo?
    2 points
  35. If we do it again next year we could bring in a 2/3 rule (rewarding those who correctly tip 2 out of 3) I reckon picking the 3 roads winners should remain as the main basis of the comp. Say 1 point for 2 out of 3 and 3 points for getting all 3 correct ( 2/3 is quite achievable whilst 3/3 is rather difficult and should have a greater proportionate reward) 'cfh' would most probably still be in front if we had that revamped system but at least the points rewarded to all of us would be far more frequent! We could still have the 4 bonus weeks. I originally thought about picking the winners of each
    2 points
  36. Freeman or Acres for me unless Sharenberg or Billings slide which must be unlikely. Salem did nothing for me in the championships and although some of highlights look good a 17 possession average as a midfielder is worrying.
    2 points
  37. I quite like the NFL site, if you can avoid some of the trash there are some decent analyses and videos, behind the scenes stuff (I always love the Sound FX clips they do, hearing coaches and players on game day is quite a novel insight), statistics are pretty good. Leaves the AFL site for dead.
    2 points
  38. Had some tools to play AFL, but the game against North Melbourne summed him up. Got a few early touches, than didn't go near it. As we were getting spanked by a team who wanted the ball more, he raised his elbow 2 seconds after Lindsay Thomas got rid of the footy and was lucky to get 2 down to 1. He missed the following week, an important game against Gold Coast which we got spanked and didn't play another game. He's clearly a great fella, been told that by players too, however he just didn't have what it took; had footy smarts.. but just didn't get it. Saw he got married recently, so hop
    2 points
  39. I didnt go yesterday because I wanted to be at my computer in case Demonland came back online.
    2 points
  40. I like the MFC logo/crest. It stamps us as who we are. I actually didnt mind the stars thing but if they go they go. Just make the jumper comfortable to wear, collar or none...not fussed personally. The most important aspect for the 2014 jumpers is company A on front and company B on back !!
    2 points
  41. I'm not surprised but am disappointed. Always like Nev as a player. I hope GWS give him a go.
    2 points
  42. Yep, waste of time doing another past draft analysis of MFC's choices. Every supporter knows we have serially underperformed in the draft for a long time.
    2 points
  43. Usually. Although I swear I have heard "we'll have the cheese car please" come out of the mouth of Melbourne recruiters once or twice...
    1 point
  44. Seems you disagree with every AFL team then.
    1 point
  45. Instead of the blazer , how about a red and blue safari suit and compliment it with an MFC logo'd pith helmet?
    1 point
  46. Would've got rid of Nicholson before Jetta. Can anyone confirm Nicholson's contract status?
    1 point
  47. Stuff it. Here's the end to the most productive period of work I've had in months!
    1 point
  48. I'm getting the feeling that Freeman must be firming for Melbourne's first draft choice. I haven't seen Aidan Riley play but he's another recruit who's supposed to be an inside midfielder. Sooner or later we are going to take a player who can break the lines with pace. Freeman seems to be the one who can do that. I believe these are his correct details for height & weight Height: 184cm, Weight: 85kg
    1 point
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