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  1. I'm ok with this trade and the outcome. Hard to imagine us doing much better when there is such a limited market to sell into.... just one buyer. There was haggling to be sure and I believe that we did as well a we could. The picks we got this year nd next will bring in some young talent and the selections we have will also allow us to trade into a few deals next season. With Jackson's performances over the season I think it was obvious that he was not 100% committed and I did not see his performances improving if, by some chance he was forced to stay. I like the way that the club has handled the situations of player moving on. Jackson OOC and wanting to move home. We thank him for his service, we wish him well and do what we can to get a proper return on the sale. Bedford, similar. We let him and the footy world know we would have liked to keep him but understand his point of view wanting more senior game time and do what we can to et him to his preferred destination. Doing things like that will help us in our future dealings with players and their agents. Dees in 23!!!
  2. You may be right but Petty has formed part of such a good defensive unit we mat be robbing peter to pay paul. Any chance Turner might get a run in the forwards during pre-season?
  3. Heard a whisper that we are talking to him. I would find it hard to imagine the Dogs trading him in the present circumstances. never know what might happen if they land Lobb.
  4. While this season ended with a whimper rather than a bang I saw some positive signs for next season and ones immediately following.
  5. The match committee has been right more times than it has been wrong over the last couple of seasons and I have to trust this week's selection. I know that this team and these players have the ability, talent and a team structure to win this game. They have performed well over the last couple of seasons and defeated Brisbane by nearly 10 goals two games ago. I am sure that the coaching team will have them primed for a good performance and have them ready for whatever Zorko's Zeros will throw at us. The game against Sydney illustrated exactly what can happen if we lose our discipline. I doubt that will be allowed to happen this week. I want to us out-pressure them and out-work them across the ground. Confident of a win - Dees by 7 goals
  6. More chance of me getting pregnant.
  7. I am not sure this observation is relevant but I have noticed that the players all wear short socks these days.
  8. Hmmmm 60 years ago today my inlaws got married and I am committed to a large family lunch. Yeah, I know that they are not Australian..... not interested in footy and all that but why the hell get married in September???? I will get to watch the first half live and then have to wait until after the family lunch to watch the second half..... no matter how good the food and drink it will not be appreciated. Go Dees! 4 goals margin.
  9. That is the best team we have available at the moment. Only two different to the starting 2 in the '21GF. I think we have the Swannies shaded in the midfield and our defence will need to be at their best and have the usual pressure of all team defence up the ground to hold the forwards of Sydney. Our forwards team performed well last week and had great service into the forward 50. Silver service and accurate kicking was a highlight against the Lions. I still look at our forwards a a week to week proposition. Tough Sydney defence will test them out. Dees by 4 goals going away.
  10. I could see Salem in for Bowey but he would be stiff. He is a very calm player that has time with the ball and is very measured in his delivery. The same could be said re Salem. Bowey sticks his tackles and, without looking up the stats, I would say he has more defensive tackles than Salem per game.. Medi sub? How about Tmac? Can cover attack and defense and if he does not get a run on Friday night he can get a run with Casey. I think we have enough variety and flexibility in the rest of the team to cover most situations.
  11. Yeah Red, that could well be the case. However, I am sure we are talking to a number of players to ensure we have a few options in place depending on what plays out. It is just that the Grundy meeting became public knowledge.
  12. Earlier on this season I posted on this thread information that came to me from a usually reliable contact that the deal was all but settled and that Luke would sign within two weeks an extension of two years. That, of course, did not happen. Since then I have not bothered to post on this thread the whispers that I have heard. So many of them were conflicting and sounded more like wishes than a reflection of the true situation. My reading of all that I have heard is that, while there is a very, very good offer on the table from Freo for Luke, it is not a done deal. The main problem is Freo will have trouble meeting our requested asking price and that Luke is reluctant to consider a WC offer. This may end up in the Dees getting a deal across the line for a 2 year deal while Freo get their ducks in line for a reasonable deal. This is purely my conjecture. I do not think anyone outside the MFC have any real idea of what is going on as lips are sealed on this and there are no real leaks. Good to see and good that it is not really a distraction with the new Finals season coming up.
  13. As far as I am concerned, it will be the midfield battle that determines the outcome. Our mids are well schooled in the transition from attack to defence and vis versa. Agains Brisbane we did not look to tag their most effective mids in Neale, McCluggage etc we opted to make them accountable by making sure they had attacking players on them. I like that we did that. With a tag some players have the freedom to attack as they wish without precaution, and not be accountable for an opponent. So part off the discussion I want to hear is do we do as we did against Brisbane and trust in our attacking midfield or do we tag players from the start? I think we attack from the outset proactively and, if required look to tag players that are hurting us as a plan B.
  14. Had a look at the form of both Dees and Swans over the last 5 weeks of H&A..... Dees Won 3 lost 2 ..... Swans Won 5 lost zero..... This looks good for the Swan until you look at the teams they both played. Dees played 4 teams that made the 8, The Bulldogs, the Dockers, Pies and Brisbane. The other one we played was the Blues. The Swans played just one team that made the 8, the Pies. they beat the Pies, GWS and Crows all at home. the two games they beat away were North and Saints. I think I would prefer to have the tough run in to the finals rather than the run that the Swans had.....
  15. Just want to let people know that The Demon Spirit is alive and well in this "small corner of a foreign field". reference The Soldier by Rupert Brooke
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