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Glenn Molloy

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  1. Let's just hope that if and when we do lose a couple in a row (or lose to a lower team), our supporters don't start panicking and bring MFCSS tensions back into the crowd. It's a bloody tough comp and even the Tigers have lost two in a row already this year. Hard to tell yet if we're a genuine top 4 team (this week will give us a better ideas) but we are certainly playing finals this year and are so much more resilient and mature.
  2. He's similar to Andy Maher. Loves the sound of his own voice and thinks his opinion is more relevant than anyone else's.
  3. It was interesting seeing us trying to move up the order - Richmond basically laughed at us when we suggested a future 4th and swap of seconds or something to get up to 21 from 30. I guess it's easy to say that we should have had a 2nd rounder or two up our sleeve but you can never be sure what's going to happen, and you have to give those second rounders to get something - we had to give ours up this year to get Langdon. They clearly rate Robertson, will be interesting to see how he goes at the Lions.
  4. I disagree with this. He definitely has some weaknesses to overcome (kicking penetration is certainly one) but in 2018 he was one of the few players who could read the ball off a pack and be a genuine crumber, hence why he played in the finals team. His decision making is actually pretty good (have a look at his 1st quarter in the EF vs Geelong as an example). He didn't really improve this year and has some work to do but as outlined above, he's still a kid and I think he can still add some value for us without necessarily being a world beater.
  5. I agree that he was a development project - and I remember being very excited about what he could offer during his first game against the Saints before he went down with a shoulder. The problem is that as a development project/player, you need to get games into him to build his AFL knowledge and capability, and unfortunately his injuries mean that we haven't been able to do that. Desperately needs a good run at it this year.
  6. Seriously? Papley has become Cyril Rioli during this trade period! Good player and certainly has pace and skill which we lack but he's not worth a top 10 pick.
  7. I loved watching Frosty run and carry and in some ways wish he was staying but it wasn't just his disposal/decision making which was an issue. His marking was very inconsistent, could drop some absolute sitters at times and just makes too many blunders to be a reliable key back. He'll do some great things from time to time (last couple of mins v Hawthorn and the Petrucelle tackle v West Coast are examples) but he's also likely to cost 2-3 goals a game.
  8. Disagree on that. It was his tank and aerobic capacity - would blow up late in games. The 2013 Elimination final v Carlton was a prime example where he blitzed early and did very little in the second half. His kicking has always been excellent.
  9. If this guy can stay on the park, admittedly a big if, he'd be a fantastic get. Yes, he's not a small forward crumber but he is an exceptional player who would add some dynamism to our forward line. Remember how he tore us a new one in that Rnd 23 loss in 2017?
  10. When I saw the headline, I thought "finally one of the coaches has come out and admitted that we don't have any outside runners!". And then I see that it's the "no runners" rule? Please!
  11. No he didn't. He's mentioned after games that our kicking efficiency and fundamentals have cost us but he's never gone as far as saying "you can't kick and you don't play". That's a much stronger message to deliver and one that would make clear to all of us that they don't intend to tolerate it anymore.
  12. It took less than 6 weeks for the St Kilda caretaker coach (and now permanent coach) to publicly proclaim that his team's inability to hit targets and nail goals from directly in front was an absolute killer. I wonder why our own coach hasn't said the same thing. To be fair to Goody, he regularly mentioned "basic fundamentals" during press conferences but I'm so sick of watching Melbourne players miss goals, miss handballs and miss kicks. The success of Hawthorn and West Coast in recent years has been based on many things but in particular their exceptional kicking skills. Interesting that Ratten has identified it straight away...let's hope our recruiters are thinking the same way instead of recruiting contested bulls who butcher the footy. I will watch our drafting and trade targets with interest!
  13. So glad the AA selectors recognised his dominance this year - Grundy deservedly named Ruck but like last year, there were two dominant ruckmen, not just one, and I think after a slowish start Maxy's year was as good or better than last year. What a star he is.
  14. I never considered that Yze would be a good coach for some reason - maybe because I just thought his playing success was based purely on talent. But his experience under Clarko would be invaluable and it would be great to see him return home.
  15. Would only do this if GC get the priority pick - otherwise we should just take Rowell or Anderson (too good not to take). We need to get some top end kids onto this list. We have not had ONE rising star nomination in the last three seasons, which says it all really.
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