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  1. Gun Dee in uphill battle, Goody's heartbreaking chat to ACL victim Goody speaks about Gus and Viney availability and also Kozzy as well. Brayshaw to start playing VFL and Viney touch and go for round 1. Looks like Kozzy will come straight back into the side in round 1. Shows how highly rated he is by the coaches.
    8 points
  2. Last year I had the teams divided into four main groups: - Top 4: Port, Lions, Cats and Tigers. These teams were at a higher level and could beat each other on the right day. - Gunning for the 8: Dees, Saints, Dogs, Pies, GWS. Anyone of these 5 could have ended up in the 8 but 2 had to miss out. I had West Coast on their own. Definitely not top 4 but a cut above the “Gunning for the 8” group (context helped them). - Having a go: Freo, Blues, Dons, Suns, Hawks, Swans. Big group with some showing more improvement than others towards the end. - Hopeless: North and Crowd. Demons: When the FULL TEAM turned up to play FOUR FULL quarters, we could beat all the “Gunning for the 8” teams and give the top 4 teams a run for their money (but we weren’t at their level of skill, intensity, team work, strategy, etc). But when half our players made a poor effort and we fell asleep for full quarters, we’d struggle to beat “Having a go” teams. See Cairns. A lot could happen this season, but my baseline scenario: - Crows move up a group, hawks down a group. - Carlton and Freo move up a group, Pies and GWS to move down and Eagles to become part of the “Gunning for the 8” group. This group will expand. Some will miss out by definition. - Saints to move up a group, and Cats floating between top 4 and “Gunning 8” groups, like eagles last year. Where does that leave Melb? Realistically, we’re in the same Gunning for the 8 group as last year but if our forward line works and the FULL TEAM turns up to play FOUR FULL quarters EVERY week, we’re towards the top of this group and knocking on the top 4 door. That’s a big if. My two cents.
    8 points
  3. Mate of mine just rang and said Oscar has been named at CHF for Carlton in their pre season game. Ok, Hope he makes a go of it!
    7 points
  4. like Goodwins support of Neita. Full marks
    7 points
  5. Tried Google Translate with this and it couldn't detect the language. Anyone able to interpret?
    5 points
  6. Great to have Lever signed after a good season in 2020 where he played every game, so looks like his knee is holding up well. It's a confidence booster knowing he'll be there until the end of 2024. He is still young and already a leader and well respected at the club. Best of luck Jake!
    5 points
  7. Nobody rates us and why should they? Its about time this club got a chip on its shoulder and went out and proved the world wrong. More likely that hell freezes over but you just never know.
    4 points
  8. Well played @BigFez, you must speak fluent "Pub".
    4 points
  9. A good move to wait til Jack is 100% - in the past our midfield has functioned very well (and at times better) without him
    4 points
  10. Mistakes will be made with regards to the adjudication of this new rule but mistakes are made with all adjudications. That's the sport and if you want perfection and/or consistency you won't get it But I really like the new rule in terms of what it could do for the sport as a spectacle ... and that matters to me far more than a few iffy decisions More open footy and more scoring with less congestion & stoppages is what I want to see and so do many others So hopefully this new rule helps us get to that point. Those who like footy the way it is now need to remember that they used to watch (and enjoy) the sport when it was more open with less congestion and with more scoring
    4 points
  11. MY PREDICTIONS 1 MELBOURNE 2 RICHMOND 3 BRISBANE 4 WESTERN 5 PORT 6 GEELONG 7 CARLTON 8 FREMANTLE BROWNLOW : GAWN COLEMAN : B.BROWN RISING STAR : LUKE JACKSON WOODEN SPOON : NORTH BOLD PREDICTION : YZE WILL COACH COLLINGWOOD WHEN BUCKLEY GETS THE SACK.
    4 points
  12. Hi P2J Yes-legends for sure. I was born in 1950 and sop lucky that Dad used to take me to matches at the MCG to see these guys-they have given me so many memories to carry through the years. I would love to meet some of them before we all pass on. :)
    3 points
  13. If we can go all season without losing a game I think we’re a good chance of winning the granny.
    3 points
  14. Got my tickets! Hitting the Medalion Club, doin it classy Can't wait. first time seeing the boys play since 2019. and it's not a proper game so I might relax and enjoy it!
    3 points
  15. The reduction in revenue incurred during the COVID affected season of 2020 could have caused a reduction in Ben Gibson's working days from five days per week down to three days per week as well.
    3 points
  16. Surprised about Kossie, I wonder if it will be alongside Chandler? If Chandler has another good outing against the Dogs it will be hard (dumb?) to exclude him from the round 1 side.
    3 points
  17. ... and listen ... the inputs and influences of both Yze and Chocko will be the keys to success ...
    3 points
  18. Bah !! It’s all frog****e until we play some football [censored] the experts!!
    3 points
  19. John Time to get over IsaacSmith. NEver had him won't miss him !! Mark my words Fraser Rosman will Be there when the whips are cracking with Choco and Ooze guiding him. We are getting a list of solid and fast running players with skills which will stand us in good stead.
    3 points
  20. One would have to establish it being the best of the 6 flags In the glory years then compare with the single ones in 1900 1926 and 1948 and also the three peat in 1939,40 and 41. There wasn't much difference in the1955 56 57 59 and 60 teams and 64 was an end of successful era one that is a bonus for us. If a reunion was not achieved last year of the 1960 flag then I would encourage it to be held during this season.
    3 points
  21. Brilliant recruiting, hampered by knee injury, about to become one of the best defenders in AFL.
    3 points
  22. the mfcss is strong in you, young padawan
    3 points
  23. Melbourne will finish 3rd and win the Premiership
    3 points
  24. I'm moderately surprised at the lack of love for the Dees ......... but at least reading these predictions won't provide a lot of bathwater for our boys to drink.
    3 points
  25. Declase to add some Dee class?
    3 points
  26. I really hate autocorrect. It's become my worst enema.
    3 points
  27. I know last year was a right off but last year was 60 years since the 1960 premiership and I'm unsure if they still have these events with the surviving members. I can't recall any mention of it last year, not criticising, but thought I'd open it up for discussion. In my view, line by line, perhaps our greatest ever team?
    2 points
  28. I rate myself very lucky to have been been around in our 'glory years', and mention of the names from that era bring the memories flooding back. To coin a modern day phrase, I'm still 'proud to belong'. I have a wife, 3 kids and 5 grand kids, all of whom share my passion (they had little choice on that!). I only hope that they, and all Demonlanders who have not had the privilege, will soon experience the joy of #13.
    2 points
  29. Could've had long odds in November about the McDonald brothers lining up at CHF in round 1 for various sides. Casboult probably gets back to take that spot for round 1 but the Blues may well keep Oscar for tall depth, primary down back but whilst their forwards are injured he's a chance to fill in. I was happy to move on from him but he never got the chance to be a depth player and work his way through the grades with sustained VFL form.
    2 points
  30. Think he will be a shrewd pick up for the Blues with Docherty, Williams and co driving out of defence.
    2 points
  31. They’ve missed pretty much those exact players (Rioli at one stage not Castagna) in both of the last two years and have hung around the lower part of the 8 before revving up to a top 4 spot and flag
    2 points
  32. Good news about Gus and Kozzie, I personally had Pickett outside of the team for round given the lack of training with the squad. This is more to do with him not being able to practice set ups, stoppages etc than anything else. If he’s able to get a game or two at VFL to press his claim than I’m happy with that. I’m not overly surprised by the situation with Viney, and Goody makes a great point that there’s a fixation on round one. Hold him back until he’s right and in the meantime we have depth in that area. Well done to Goody with how he’s felt with Neita and his third knee reco.
    2 points
  33. 18 of the last 20 Brownlow medallists came from finals sides. Some have Petracca as the winner , yet Dees miss the 8. If he wins, we make finals.
    2 points
  34. Hopefully we're at the stage where we have the depth to easily cover your Viney's, Picketts, Weidemans, Hibbo's etc... That's when you know you're a pretty decent side.
    2 points
  35. Good news! Gus and Kozzi right for round 1 and Vines for round 2 Maybe Harmes plays on the ball for round 1 and tags Fyfe.
    2 points
  36. Exactly. I think we identified the forward firepower as the area of improvement. Sure the midfield skill and pace and delivery needs to get better but our forward line setup and conversion will be our key to where we finish in 2021.
    2 points
  37. We are now not a “slow” team. Even Balme & Gale acknowledged the fact after our practice game both saying “we were noticeably quicker”. That was without Pickett. You seem to be pedantic for the sake of it. I think ANB is a solid contributor & also seems to be a very popular team mate but unless he has a form resurgence...I can see a few other up & comers replace him. When Tim Lamb was talking about Sparrow, Chandler & Jordan ..he mentioned how they are now 3 year players with lots of upside . Pickett is just coming into his second season & I believe he has enormous upside & can’t understand the harsh judgment so early . I would prefer to take Jordan Lewis’s opinion than someone who spouts pretty meaningless stats !!
    2 points
  38. Which would have been heavily front loaded to get him over the Border.
    2 points
  39. Fingers crossed that Kade Chandler has another strong game this Monday. The trio of Kozzie/Spargo/Chandler is something that can cause Freo serious problems, and I cant recall a time when we have gone with 3 small forwards. Exciting!
    2 points
  40. So 14 wins guarantees a finals spot whilst 13 wins probably gets you there. A team needs to be above average and consistently good just to get to 13 or 14 wins. You've got to win 2 out of 3 ongoing We can get there if our forward line fires ... the midfield & defence can be improved upon but it's the forward line that needs to improve dramatically (as a collective) In modern footy it's easier to defend well (flooding helps enormously) but conversely, it's much harder to have a functioning forward line these days. Coaching the forward line plays a big part especially specialist coaching so Greg Stafford has the job ahead of him. I reckon he needs help from others as it's a big job for one person An example of the standard required is how Richmond play total team footy within their own forward line ... something we need to aspire to and achieve
    2 points
  41. I've just spat my corn flakes all over my computer screen reading that! I think this should read BOLD PREDICTION : YZE WILL COACH MELBOURNE WHEN GOODWIN GETS THE SACK.
    2 points
  42. So many things wrong about this post that again you need to be called out once again. This also proves time and time again your lack of footy judgement and knowledgeable I find it bizarre that you continue to pot a first year player in Kozzy Pickett, yet more then willing to accept a plodder in Alex Neal Bullen the benefit of the doubt. He is a average player who like Oscar McDonald has been gifted far too many games time and time over the journey, and one of the key reason we've been an average side of the last few years because we continue to carry average plodders like ANB and Oscar. It's only last year that Goodwin finally woke up to Oscar, hopefully he'll wake up to ANB. And for your information, ANB did not play midfield back in 2017. This was the year Goodwin played him in that high half forward role. You're making up stuff just for the sake of it and have the stats and proof to provide that further. At the end of the year I expect the likes of Bailey Laurie, Charlie Spargo and Kade Chandler to go straight past ANB because that will mean we've improved further as a team. I didn't name Kozzy because he's already sped straight past him as a player.
    2 points
  43. Part of the other side benifit of this is that if we can rely on Lever and May to take more intercept marks and rebound out of the backline, it should also free up big Maxy to get involved and take marks further up the ground in our attacking half.
    2 points
  44. McLachlan's terrible, just terrible. Brayshaw is actually OK when he just focuses on calling the game, but he drifts off into bufoonery and "bloke-ness" too much (it's ingrained in him from his Triple M work). I can't stand Basil, but that's in part due to some of his non-AFL-related behaviour. If Adam Papalia from Fox was available to switch over, I'd be happy to hear more of him.
    2 points
  45. A 24-year old, 195cm mature wingman that is good overhead. Sounds like the club have identified a pressing need!
    2 points
  46. Some nice impartial commentary as he lines up for his 9th for Montmorency - 'sucked in Hurstbridge'.
    2 points
  47. Not really a 'Wow' though, is it?
    2 points
  48. I just took a call from T-Mac and asked him about the blood clot rumour. He said Oscar even rang him to ask if he was okay. Apparently there was a young Casey fella in the B game that looked a bit like him who got taken to hospital with a blood clot after the game. Someone saw him at the hospital and confused him for T-Mac.
    2 points
  49. hopefully we get more information once its declaseified.
    2 points
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