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Everything posted by dee-tox

  1. I think draft time provides a fascinating insight into where clubs perceive their lists to be. Last year, we had our sights set on Mac Andrew until the AFL changed the rules. He may have been a great replacement in three years for Max who is now 30. Our current back up for Gawn and Jackson is Majak Daw who is also 30 +. We delisted Bradke. We don't have anyone else capable of playing ruck. One of the other targets appeared to be Gibcus who we were prepared to trade up for, but couldn't get any takers/get a deal done. I think we ended up settling for JvR as the next best tall. This was identified because May, Brown, Brown and TMac are all 30 +. The other guy we had our sights on was Howes who we snapped up late (thankfully). Wing depth seemed to be a priority and reading between the lines there must be queries over whether they think Baker will make it.
  2. There's a distinct lack of training reports this year. Have Demonlanders found jobs, or something?
  3. Yep, said Jackson was a second rounder! Actually, he has made some horrible calls over the years. Didn't rate Oliver, Pickett was too high, compared Salem to a slow plodder, etc. Because he spends so much time on drafting, people assume he knows what he is talking about. However, his assessment of talent and feel for the game are terrible.
  4. For as long as Cameron Schwab is alive it will be hard to forget 186. Even now. Wanting to introduce American-style performance contracts had a massive impact on the entire playing group. Every player in the club made their feelings known at Geelong. Bailey was the fall guy but Schwab should have resigned. Stynes was also too reliant on Schwab. Whole episode was a shambles.
  5. Think Tomlinson or Hunt could take Hibberd's spot. Depends on what we're after. Tomlinson perhaps has the better defensive skills but Hunt has that unique dash and chasing ability. Both played well last season. Assume they all have the same starting position come round one. Would love Bowey to be the one to mind the opposition's small forward. Will need to keep working on his defensive attributes.
  6. Going to be interesting to see where he lands. He's a first dibs midfielder who is elite at extracting the ball. He'll be an excellent replacement for Viney if Viney continues to struggle with his feet. Obviously a midfield these days isn't just the centre square blokes. Half forwards and half backs plus bench rotations. Sparrow, Harmes, Jordon, ANB, etc have different skillsets to Luke. Sparrow a thumping kick. Harmes decent overhead. Jordon and ANB incredible aerobic running. Hard to imagine a like for like replacement. But things quickly change depending on form, injury and game plan.
  7. Someone doesn't know how to spell Jordon or Schache...! But otherwise nice job.
  8. Needs to get properly fit. Apparently one of the poorest runners at Gold Coast. Can't see us making a play for him with Kozzie, Spargo, Chandler, ANB, etc. all with plenty of footy left. And if we did he would cost far too much.
  9. Depth can often appear good until it is truly tested. If we cast our mind back to 2020, many here were lamenting the performances of Baker, Smith, Bedford, Chandler, Melksham, the Weed, etc. Of the guys listed Hunt, Tomlinson and perhaps Dunstan have shown they are up to it. M. Brown, Smith, Melk, the Weed and Daw may be able to fill a short-term need. But I'd rather our depth wasn't tested next year! Few injuries and supreme fitness was perhaps the biggest factor in us winning the flag.
  10. Understand after winning a granny we are all prone to hyperbolic statements but I find it difficult to agree with this. Treloar in the GF had 27 possesions and 3 goals. Harmes, if we look at it objectively, had one great kick to Fritsch, four other kicks and quite a few stuff ups.
  11. I swear that was at the MCG Fork 'em. A big roundhouse right to the jaw. We were sitting in the old Smokers Stand and the crowd went ballistic.
  12. Based on their midfields, the Bombers, Blues and Dockers have the most scope for improvement you'd reckon, but there's a long way to go even to the start of the season. I think the Bombers could even be top-four,
  13. Interesting discussion. I, like others, doubt whether Baker will make it and Rosman is a long-term prospect. Howes looks to have a bit of class about him and certainly enough toe to make the wing his own. Another needs selection which is a good thing.
  14. Your obsession is bizarre. You seemingly make every post about Andrew. I wonder if you'd be as obsessed trashing an 18 year friend of your grandson as opposed to an 18 year old kid from Sudan?
  15. I kind of wish you would shut up about Mac Andrew. Post after post you've gone on about how you don't rate him. Must be 20 or 30 posts in the past three months. Once is enough.
  16. Johnson is the interesting one. Some thought a top seven pick. Maybe recruiter think he is more Jordan Gysberts than Josh Kennedy!
  17. Will be a good surfing partner for Luke Jackson!
  18. Best available tall. Makes sense and Taylor is true to his word picking for needs.
  19. You are right with the von and the van. But one thing to remember is that until a bit over 400 years ago Germany and the Netherlands were the same country. The provinces were split up in the 16th century so there are many von's in the Netherlands and van's in NL. They mean the same thing. Of or from, although Von comes from German nobility and anyone can be a 'van'. So if your name name is van den Berg, you are from the mountain (berg) or Virgil van Dijk you are from the dike!
  20. He also famously said Clayton Oliver and Luke Jackson were not worthy of first round picks. His knowledge of football is very poor. Just because you spend time doing something doesn't mean you are good at it.
  21. That song would be attached to an overall storyline that Goodwin has used all year. The song I'd imagine would be a very small part. Goodwin himself admitted the need to be himself to bring out his strengths as a coach. I get the impression that he made a conscious decision to do it his way so if he did get the flick there'd be no regrets. Coaches do weird things to tick those boxes of ethos, pathos and logos in their storytelling. Beveridge used a kids book in 2016, Salty Dog, to help the players overcome their fears. But I agree with you Skuit. Used in isolation, a song from what is a fairly lame movie wouldn't appeal to 40 guys aged between 18 and 33. Used to provide an emotional overlay to a bigger message and it is a fairly powerful thing.
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