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Rodney (Balls) Grinter

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  1. 16 hours ago, Bates Mate said:

    Not best 22 certainly , but good depth . Definately would have preferred him over Laurie  and Jordon in the finals this year if he was fit 

    He was best 22 in a premership team a few years back.  At his best he's a compeditive and capable player.

    Agree that this year his senior games were rubbish, but mainly because I think his confidence was completely shot that resulted in him making some mind bogglingly bad decisions and skill errors.

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  2. 3 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

    That could have been Petraccas only real shot to win, Oliver missing, Daicos missed several games, Gulden and Butters will be a force next year.

    The player that hid his Norm Smith looked embarrassed and didn't want to be there tonight.

    I think he and everyone here would be much happier with another premiership medal around his neck.  Locky and Daicos can have all the Brownlows they want.

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  3. 3 minutes ago, YearOfTheDees said:

    Oliver only 6 from his ten games he was Fav before he was injured,

    Melbourne Brownlow Medal club votes

    Name Votes
    Christian Petracca 26
    Jack Viney 24
    Max Gawn 7
    Clayton Oliver 6
    Bailey Fritsch 4
    Angus Brayshaw 4
    Steven May 3
    Lachie Hunter 3
    Kysaiah Pickett 2
    Jacob van Rooyen 2
    Kade Chandler 2
    Harrison Petty 2
    Jake Melksham 2
    Ben Brown 1
    Christian Salem 1

    So the other anomalies here:

    We have the best backline in the league and they only get 4 votes between them (8 at the very generous end if any of Gus's backline work counts).  Out of a total of around 90 votes.

    Jake Lever gets 0 votes?

    Jake Bowey 0 votes?

     

    Seriously please take the voting off the umps.

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  4. 1 minute ago, YearOfTheDees said:

    Oliver only 6 from his ten games he was Fav before he was injured,

    Melbourne Brownlow Medal club votes

    Name Votes
    Christian Petracca 26
    Jack Viney 24
    Max Gawn 7
    Clayton Oliver 6
    Bailey Fritsch 4
    Angus Brayshaw 4
    Steven May 3
    Lachie Hunter 3
    Kysaiah Pickett 2
    Jacob van Rooyen 2
    Kade Chandler 2
    Harrison Petty 2
    Jake Melksham 2
    Ben Brown 1
    Christian Salem 1

    Umpires hate him, what can you say.

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  5. 23 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

    Seems Trac and Bont are destined to never win one despite being the best players every year and influencing games more than their peers. Both got robbed of clear votes tonight. 

    Trac getting no votes in the final game was stupid. Getting 1 vote for his game against the Saints was stupid.

    The umpires are stupid. I’m [censored] sick of them. The umpires have determined the outcome of games this year and illegitimately shaped the entire finals series. It’s beyond pathetic and as someone who’s attending 100s of live games since the 1980s, I’m thiiiiiiis close to giving up on the sport because of their [censored] incompetence and the rules being so vague etc. Stuff this

    I had to check that Bont actually hadn't won a Brownlow, because I'd sworn he had.

    You can add Max and Clarry to that list that should have won one.

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  6. I wasn't actually going to watch tonight.

    Feels kind of hollow.

    It would be ironic if Trac does win it tonight when he probably had a much better 2021.

    Similarly Clarry should have won last year.  

    Seems such a shame that the league and media still makes this the premier players award when the voting is so flawed.  AFLPA or coaches awards should be elevated to become the Brownlow replacement.  Letting the umpires decide the league best and fairest is such a waste.

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  7. So are we actually asking the right question here?

    Do we need an Yze replacement or a forwards coach or both.

    For what it's worth, I think Yze has largely escaped criticism for the lack of forward connection in the past few years, when perhaps he was actually due some.  Was a part of our 2021 premiership, by all acounts a great coach and a great player in his day and for both those things I'll be forever greatful.  But maybe he has past his usefulness at the MFC and I think this actually presents a great opportunity for renewal.

    Just throwing some names out there as potential expert forward coaches Garry Lyon, David Schwartz, Mathew Lloyd, Brad Johnson.

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  8. 17 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

    What a shambles. Collingwood now blaming Ticketek for giving out any standing room tickets to GFG members.

    The Pies called for the AFL to increase competing club allocation from 17,000 to 20,000 and on Ticketek to “improve their system” in a statement released on Monday, in which they also said that any priority one member that was given a standing room ticket in the ballot would be upgraded to a seated ticket.

    https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/grand-final-guarantee-collingwood-to-ensure-top-level-members-get-to-the-decider-20230925-p5e7bo.html

    I'd be blaming Ticketek too. Their systems are a joke.

    When I logged on for the Carlton game and finally got through, it kept rejecting my request for category 2 or 3 seating, on the basis of insufficient tickets, despite saying they had tickets available in those sections.  Session ended up timing out and in the end I was lucky to end up with a category 4 seats behind the goals on the 4th level after waiting in the que a second time.  I was only after 3 seats.

    If you pay for a grand final day guarantee, you'd expect more than standing room.

    It's time Gil and the AFL got up Ticketek.  They've got a monopoly to print money and it's time they provided a service that actually works properly.

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  9. 18 minutes ago, YearOfTheDees said:

    Dentists are there to remove teeth. For that genuine Collingwood feel. 

    Ah, yeah.  For any band wagon jumpers.

    They'll also get a Medicare rebate for the lobotomy required to become a fully fledged supporter as well.

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  10. 12 hours ago, Superunknown said:

    Wait - this is important as our club does this too. Is this a case of GFG holder not getting a guaranteed ticket? That goes against the very product Does it not? I have had one since 2020 and although I was able to get a ticket in my basket in 21, didn’t buy it as I’m in NSW (just wanted to say I had a ticket , for 5 mins😂) I’d want to be sure of getting one

    Edit: saw post on previous page. Standing room for 1k wtaf?

     

    you either get a GFg or not - misleading if not and then ACCC might be interested if not 

    I've had a GFG ticket since 2018 (optermisic I know, but it nearly came off that year).  2021 I bought a second for my son and I.  Thinking about it now, I'm a little disappointed the club didn't do something more to acknowledge and compensate those that bought GFG memberships in 2021, but I guess you could put the whole MFC membership in that camp and they did put on the day at the G I guess (that I didn't go to, due to being interstate and it being a little hollow).

    The Ticketek finals ticking system is a farce.  The AFL are part of this issue as well.

    Any grand finals guarantee tickets should be effectively quarantined from the general pool until very late in the week.  If there were a few thousand left unclaimed a few days out before the day, I'm sure they would find a good way to sell them (probably at a huge premium).

    You also shouldn't need to sit in a phantom online que duing business hours to get access to tickets.  From what I've read, Ticketek themselves have confirmed what a farce this is with people basically pulled out of the que at random, rather than based on when they entered the que.  The current Ticketek system just adds stress and frustration to a time that should be enjoyable and exciting for AFL fans.

    In 2023, you should be able to pre-enter all your membership details, seating/price point preferences and credit card details into the system in the days or even weeks before to register an application for tickets and then be sent those tickets to your account a day or so after both teams have qualified. 

    Obviously for non garrenteed tickets there would need to be a lottery element to that, but at least that would be better than sitting around in the random que and wasting time for the eventual frustration of not being assigned a ticket or the ticket you wanted anyway.  What's more if the clubs and the ticketing allocator actually cared enough, it should be possible to take some of the randomization out the allocations and allow those who applied, but missed out on tickets for previous games first option of being allocated tickets for the next one etc.

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