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  1. No no no The word when he left Port was that he was already over footy then, and he hasn't regained that desire since crossing to Hawthorn - just happy to earn a pay cheque. This is Crawf shopping around damaged goods. His last good year was 2016.
    14 points
  2. Here is part of what Slobbo said about it: Giants big man Shane Mumford came under MRO scrutiny and social media angst after a typically robust performance against Melbourne. He was even called a sniper by a caller on 3AW on Sunday. Have to disagree. If that had been a Melbourne player he would have condemned him and asked for a 5 week sanction.
    10 points
  3. He has been played out of position since 2018. He’s a dashing back player, period. Not a forward or midfielder. He has loads of natural talent but it’s been blunted by over coaching . He should just be told to get out there and play with that dare and dash, the attack on the ball, which was so exiting when he first broke in around 2016. If he is let go I for one would be very very disappointed.
    9 points
  4. They decided on the 3 players they wanted and they got them. Analysing those selections against pick numbers without taking into account the entire draft, is an over-simplification of the situation. If you don't trade up and take Kozzie, you probably don't get Rivers. Also, Kozzie is a 19-year-old small forward. Complaining that he doesn't get enough of the ball is almost ludicrous. His impact in his first year has been significant. I think Taylor has done a great job of analysing the talent without being influenced by hype.
    8 points
  5. Does anyone else have trouble with the crazy camera coverage? There is an obsession with showing coaches, injured players being treated, and replays of how injuries occured often being shown in preference to the actual live play. 2 Examples. in Q4 at 6:30 Langdon collides with Lloyd and then Reid gets the ball and kicks it. We do not see the ball in flight because we immediately cross back to Lloyd who is doubled over. We then cross back to the ball at the end of its flight being marked by Salem. In Q4 at 4:55 Picket marks (lovely pass from Spargo
    7 points
  6. Dear Jason Taylor, Thank you so much for Trent Rivers. We love him. Sincerely, Most Melbourne supporters.
    7 points
  7. He was almost being applauded for his efforts on the night. They were certainly laughing about it and not taking it seriously. Then again the AFL don't take it seriously by their own actions. Sure they talk a good game when it comes to wanting to stamp out gut punches and sling tackles and making the head sacrosanct but they always fail to follow up with sanctions that would deter that behaviour.
    6 points
  8. Total thug. Unacceptable in this day and age. Pathetic he has not copped more criticism, though unsurprising given footy media is dominated by ex footballers who are almost meat heads - meat heads who instinctively say no case to answer for every hit. But there is some justice. In game decided by 5 points Mumford gifted us a goal when the ball was clear of our 50 and IIRC another he gave away on the wing ended with a goal being kicked (i think)
    6 points
  9. No. If Hawks are prepared to let him go after giving up Pick 15, 35 and Burton (who was pick #19 just two years earlier) there is a problem. iirc didn't he tell GWS or GCS to not draft him as he wouldn't go there. Stay away.
    6 points
  10. That's nonsense! He is as brave as they come, almost kamikaze sometimes!
    6 points
  11. Was not a sling. His arms were mostly free and contact fell on his shoulder mostly. not suspension worthy imo
    6 points
  12. Except when they grow some balls and suspend a no-namer like ANB. The AFL invalidate themselves when they turn a blind eye to bigger names and not penalising expansion clubs.
    5 points
  13. 5 points
  14. I wasn’t sure about drafting a ruckman but I really think we already look a better team with Jackson playing. Pickett will come good.
    5 points
  15. It was great to see Nathan Jones down on the bench with the headphones on in the thick of things. He was clearly still engaged and elated with the win. That's a healthy sign of good culture.
    5 points
  16. It's already worse than 2017. In 2017 we didn't have to rely on any other team in the last round except ourselves.
    5 points
  17. Directly resulted in a goal to Spargo.
    5 points
  18. We got Jackson, Pickett and Rivers out of our last draft. I'd say that was a clear win. Well done Jason Taylor.
    5 points
  19. This is exactly what I posted previously. Punch a bloke in the head, but don’t concuss him or break his jaw and you can get off with a fine. Tackle a bloke and cause a concussion and you get 4 weeks, if you are a no name player. That is a joke.
    4 points
  20. No. We cost our own season.
    4 points
  21. Another free kick, another goal to the pies but the ones they aren’t paying are unbelievable. Pendlebury just dropped it in a tackle. FMD
    4 points
  22. Not in my opinion. It will happen because removing Jack from stoppages where he regularly fights over the same ball as his team mates, fails to take the first option and tries to barrel the ball forward at whatever cost, means there will be a predictability to our ball movement from stoppage, but an unpredictability on what happens in stoppage (ie Jack won't fight over the ball and then get tackled). The midfield needs to work far better together. Oliver and Petracca have shown they can do this. Harmes, Brayshaw and Oliver have shown they can play together as a cohesive and balanced midfi
    4 points
  23. I like Viney and don't want him to go, but hypothetically if he came to the conclusion he wanted out then this is what I'd be trying to do. He's a RFA, so I'd be telling him we're going to match and then look to trade with Geelong, in a similar way they did for Danger. They are pretty good at that sort of stuff. Currently Geelong have draft picks 11 (from GC), 14 (from WC) and their own at 15. So I'd propose we trade Viney along with the Hawks 2nd this year and our 1st next year for picks 14 & 15 plus their 2nd and either Narkle or Cockatoo. Essentially it'd be Viney, pick 22 an
    4 points
  24. Freo are playing super football atm, if this game was at Metricon or the Gabba i would lean towards WB. This game just happens to be in Cairns in those wet slippery conditions and there will be bucket loads of pressure on the dogs with all eyes on this game.
    4 points
  25. Fallen away this year Turning 32 No longer dominating Hawks time trials List cuts would force him out, exactly why we shouldn't either No thank you Jack Gunston, on the other hand...
    4 points
  26. I found this interesting.. https://coupler.foxsports.com.au/api/v1/article/amp/afl/afl-2020-tom-papley-contract-sydney-swans-out-of-contract-players-biggest-free-agents-tom-morris-jonathan-brown/news-story/d1efb2591fa14548f8940c5b97730f54?__twitter_impression=true Article states we were one of the 3 clubs to have been told he won't be traded and that we had shown interest for a while now.
    4 points
  27. He can't play defence. When he was back there it was too much galloping and bombing with no plan. He's not a great kick and not a great one-on-one defender. He's got what it takes to be a decent small forward but he struggles to keep himself involved for four quarters. He's a good lead, a good mark, a good set shot, and last night showed a decent crumber. But he doesn't seem to be in the right spots enough and so goes missing for long periods. The fact he's getting games right now when others aren't is a good sign for him, but I'm not confident of his long-term future with
    4 points
  28. Careful what you wish for. Many on here are doing the obvious Looking at Jacks faults And not his strengths. Can I remind You of three of our best wins in the last 4 seasons being Eagles in Round 14 Jacks inspiration was heroic in getting us across the line. He was Easily in our Best 3 in both the Elim and Semi Finals wins vs Cats and Hawks after a long injury lay off. I can't see who in our Club can replace his physicality and agression. Yes he is selfish and I was not pleased agsin last night about this part of his game. But what rules are our mids set to play
    4 points
  29. The dashing runs were worked out very quickly by opposition coaches The other winger?
    4 points
  30. The main reason, I don't want him to go, is that Geelong get exactly what they need to replace their A grade inside mid, Selwood, without having to spend even 5 minutes outside the 8. I can't stand that club
    4 points
  31. Ess are setting themselves to win next week: This week they left out Hooker (omitted) and Hurley (injured but not on their injury list) and didn't bring in Francis, Laverde or Bellchambers who were all 'Test'. Wouldn't be surprised to see the majority of them come in next week. They lost 20% of their membership this year and will be keen to end the season on a high note - that means our scalp. They will give it all they have and we need to be ready. Can't mark it down as a win for us.
    4 points
  32. When you are coming off a loss or two, all recruiters look shocking. Certainly the decision to draft another ruckman (Jackson) when you have the best in the game seemed strange at the time, but given we now know that Jackson has the mobility to play as a key forward, then it doesn't seem strange and looks like a wise choice - particularly as we traded out of the tall draft of 2018 when the Kings were on offer. I also was critical (sight unseen) of the need for another really small forward (Pickett) for a list that already had five small forwards (Spargo, ANB, Bedford, Hunt, Chandler)
    4 points
  33. Well that was disappointing. But not nearly as disappointing as us losing to Sydney. Complain all you want about Holman, Harbrow, Swallow, Cox or the umpires, but it all shouldn't matter.
    3 points
  34. That 'superstar' Rankine is just a Kent Kingsley in disguise too
    3 points
  35. Just to correct Langdon was drafted by Freo at pick 54 in 2014. JT passed him up on picks 40, 42 and 53 (Anb, Stretch and OMac). JT has a great record with the low picks. And yes we all love the new Riv.
    3 points
  36. "Mummy, mummy, mummy" say the commentators as if he's a big cuddly ripper bloke. What morons.
    3 points
  37. Three main 'forward' type targets have come up over the last few days. Gunston Wingard (I class him more of a half forward than a mid) Stephenson. If I had to choose, I'd go with Gunston right now. I think Stephenson would want good money and the Pies would want something very good in return for him, which I don't think we can match right now. Gunston to me is the most gettable of the three, and could not only add some class but also some Jordan Lewis like experience to our forward half.
    3 points
  38. Not being at the game so having limited vision is understandable. But some of the poor commentary practices are inexcusable and come down to poor standards setting and management. Waffling on with some of the extraneous crap they do while the ball is in general play is disrespectful to their viewers. By all means provide some insights, entertainment and analysis during the numerous breaks in play, but when the play is on, just CALL THE BLOODY GAME.
    3 points
  39. Totally agree. The last one was infuriating given where the match was at. They didn't even have a replay of it. And to make things worse, soon after they were showing goody talking to fritsch on the bench in the little break for no reason. The other thing that did my head in is all rhe talking and conversation between darcy when the ball is in motion. Call the bloody game!
    3 points
  40. Please either put each other on ignore or you can both go. I don’t usually do this publicly but I’m sick of you guys all whinging to me about each other.
    3 points
  41. Yes your right 1 is a man with years of senior experience at WAFL level, in his second AFL season and the other is a 18 year old in his first AFL season. You have NFI
    3 points
  42. If we make it at their expense, we'll have ended the year with the same number of wins and a higher percentage. Our losses may stick out like a sore thumb to us, but evidently if they miss out we'll have had the better year overall.
    3 points
  43. If the AFL is serious about concussion, he should get weeks for his supposed spoiling attempt where he just belted Gawn in the back of the head in I think the second quarter. Gawn was down for quite a while after it and Mumford was nowhere near the ball. It's ridiculous how commentators just laugh at these punches to the head in a marking attempt. 'Making him earn it' rubbish. It is the accumulation of all those smaller hits that really add up, not just the ones where players get knocked out.
    3 points
  44. He is a beauty and playing well for his first season in an average side. speaking of comparisons, what about Lewis Jetta in his first season kicking 19 behinds before his first goal. His skills are not bad now??? although frustrating, he will get his radar right soon and be a sharp shooter, I have not doubt
    3 points
  45. I haven't gone through this whole thread, but there is a lot of hate for Melksham on here. He has been playing a defensive midfield role the last 2 weeks and did a great job on Taranto last night who figured to be a key inside mid for the Giants with Coniglio out. Add to that he is just about our best kick in a team with poor foot skills, there is no way I can entertain dropping him. Stick him on Merrett next week, and we'll be good.
    3 points
  46. 3 votes? Did they do a Slobbo and get tanked at a pub when watching then write up the game. He was no way better than May or Petracca
    3 points
  47. Interestingly, we now can’t finish lower than 10th (unless there is a percentage battering next week). So the pick we gave up in the trade with North will be 9 or higher. 2-3 academy players very likely to be top 5 or 6, pushing it out to at least 11. Looking like astute trading in the end.
    3 points
  48. Great plan in theory. But sadly TMac can't seem to do those things any more.
    3 points
  49. Working at home and the pandemic has put a lot of strain on the mental health of many people. Personally I'm really looking forward to a long weekend, even if all that means is I can sleep in a touch, and read a book in my back yard. The GF parade is just an excuse to have the day off. It used to be Show Day. But the benefits of the day off go further than the parade itself.
    3 points
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