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Everything posted by TeamPlayedFine39

  1. Even if we had access to him within the top 20, he'd wipe out an entire draft's worth of picks just to get up the points to select him in the top 10. Hopefully a big slider on draft night.
  2. I find this one to be strange. The club clearly has a better idea of what’s going on than I do, but I would have thought both AVB and Lockhart were both closer to senior selection than Brown. Lockhart especially as small defenders is not an area of great depth for us. He must be an excellent trainer and presence around the club, but I would have hoped we’d be looking to bring in a young KPF at the draft and have B Brown, McDonald and Weideman, along with Fritsch and Jackson as our primary KPF stocks. Good luck to him!
  3. With that said... the players, particularly Lever and the defensive team, gave glowing endorsements of training at Casey Fields due to Covid restrictions. Training on a full (MCG) size oval gave them the chance to better rehearse their defensive set-ups which strangled most teams this year.
  4. As far as I could see, the last team to do it was Adelaide winning in 1997, after missing the 8 in ‘96 and ‘95. However, they didn’t have the dominant season that we have had.
  5. Surprised by Lockhart and Vanders being cut tbh; especially Lockhart as his role is not an area of particular depth on our list. I wonder if there’s a chance or a rookie spot if there’s no DFA takers..?
  6. Hopefully the Demonshop restocks soon or at least takes orders on sold-out items. I'm not really into the memorabilia, but will happily drop $$$$ if it goes to the club.
  7. I had that top right one in a poster on my wall... could never really figure out what kind of kick it was.
  8. The standards of betting ads did improve a little about ten years ago, but they have completely dropped again. They are flat-out predatory now and, once again, the line between match analysis and promotion of gambling is so blurred, it’s almost non-existent.
  9. Correct me if I’m wrong… but I thought once the National Draft is done, Father/Son counts for nothing and those players go into the general pool. He could then be picked by any club in the Rookie Draft and we can’t match the bid.
  10. We’re lucky to have the ABC Australia Channel here which cover some games, but I mainly use the ‘Watch AFL’ app which stream all games and events internationally.
  11. I’ll be watching from Hong Kong! (Truth be told, I don’t want to watch it at all; would much rather be sedated to 3 hours and enjoy the replay)
  12. My demonland handle suggests I like it! Was surprised that I can’t find any recording of it on YouTube though. This article suggests the club toyed with bringing it back in 2011 ( a very Schwab thing to do) but is very light in detail. https://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/762884/the-second-verse-returns
  13. An absolute hero for our club and a worthy role model for every young supporter and player. It’s scary to think how close we came to losing him from football and what we would have all missed out on. A all time favourite.
  14. ‘Gastro’ is very broad description. There’s the gastro where you think you’re going to die and there’s the gastro where you just need to be very careful when you fart… sound like it may be the latter. Good thing there’s a bye!
  15. This could be the only thing that may see him slip through to us. Clubs are reluctant to take ruckmen early and the prospect of one that will take years of development could make some pause. Plenty can go wrong in player development and the idea of a 200cm beanpole who has really only started to show his potential recently is a risk for a first round pick. 🤞🤞🤞
  16. Thanks for posting! Does anyone have an edit of the Neitz interview with all the Dwayne cut out?
  17. Sliding doors decisions last trade week with Viney turning down Geelong to stay with the Dees and Isaac Smith turning down Melbourne to sign with the Cats.
  18. I think it's OK to be a hardcore, one-eyed, Demon fan and also be able to acknowledge that Bontempelli is a fantastic player who has had a very, very good year. Bont Wines Oliver - Daylight -
  19. Can’t stand hyperbole like this! So, by this logic, Fremantle wouldn’t accept Clayton Oliver for Cerra? How about Petracca? Maybe we could package Rivers and Kossie and throw in a first rounder?? Jon Ralph trying to fill his Twitter profile with definitive statements to make it appear that he is ‘in the know’. On reality, he sounds like a fool.
  20. TBH, I would have suggested dropping Smith for Hunt this week anyway. Smith has a lot of fans, but for mine, he is lacking in footy-smarts. I would be very disappointed in Bowey misses.
  21. I can’t change anything I’ve been doing all year or else it will jinx everything. If negativity and angst is the cosmic secret to our success, then I need to keep doing it.
  22. King definitely went all-in during 17 and 18.
  23. I’d say that, since 2017 at least, he’s probably new the most positive journos when writing about Melbourne.
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