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Everything posted by Thehardtackler

  1. Had nothing to do with the coach and everything to do with the effort from the players.
  2. Goodwin, great player but [censored] coach. He needs the sack!
  3. Would be surprised if Harmes left or we wanted him to. I am going to say he will sign a new contract. Just a feeling!
  4. Win the Premiership this year and I think he stays.
  5. Richmond are potential ‘Premiership Contenders’ according to Gerard Healy. I think he has said that at least 3 times on Foxtel during this match. What is he smoking? 🤣
  6. Think our fixture looks terrible. We have a bad opening to the season and a difficult run home.
  7. Garry was just doing his job. He was put in an awkward position. I think the show’s producer should be overseeing the 7 second delay to cut out offensive anti semitic slurs, not Garry Lyon. He may not have known what to say in response. Would any of us have behaved any better than Garry?
  8. Interesting to see that Harry Lemmey was considered a possible number 1 pick at the beginning of the year and then dropped off throughout 2022 until a strong finish playing in defence for West Adelaide.
  9. https://www.zerohanger.com/2022-afl-mock-draft-picks-1-20-first-edition-128946/amp/ They have us taking Phillipou.
  10. May go the pick before us. You don’t think we will take Phillipou?
  11. I don’t think WA is the problem. I think Peter Bell is. He just likes stealing our players. First Hogan and now Jackson. Hogan was a generational talent but after leaving us he became a not much. Maybe Jackson will also be a disappointment at Fremantle. They need to develop their own players instead of pinching ours.
  12. I think if it was a top 5 pick we would take best available. However, our drafting from 6-40 under Taylor sees him taking players that he identifies with certain stand out qualities. Pickett, Oliver, Jordon, Sparrow. I could go on. Other teams did not have those guys so high in the draft but were proven wrong by our drafting. I think we have to be looking for stand out qualities to know who we will take at pick 13.
  13. We are following the Melbourne tradition of going for left footers. Schache is a lefty too!
  14. Schache used to go to the school I worked at. He was not known for having a team first attitude. Was known for being a bit self involved.
  15. Given how bad our forward line was at times this year. I would just play Weideman and Van Rooyen up forward next year, if McDonald can’t get back. We just need tall marking targets, who can kick straight, to compliment our smalls.
  16. You are entitled to your opinion but this is a coach who refused to play Luke Dunstan for most of the season and he would have had a huge impact when Petracca went down. We should have played him against Brisbane and rested Petracca. Petracca had little to no influence after half time. Petracca is one of the best players in the league when fit but he has a fractured leg. It is unethical and not in his best health interests to have played him in that condition. Sometimes player welfare comes above everything else. Goodwin needs to take a good long, hard look at himself and his part in this disastrous season.
  17. So if we had played McDonald and Van Rooyen for Melbourne then we would have beaten Brisbane. Just get rid of Goodwin and the Match Committee. Useless!
  18. Coaching was appalling in the second half Goodwin made no moves. Should have thrown Petty or Petracca forward and someone else into the middle. I can’t believe he is a Premiershio Coach. Fagin had him on toast.
  19. The booing is back. Are these Sydney supporters on day release?
  20. I think keeping Joel Smith on the list helps maintain links with our heritage. Whilst I know we are in the business of winning footy games, strong culture can be built around embracing the past. It can help foster a sense of connection and loyalty with Melbourne FC that is vital to on field and off field success.
  21. Love it. Cats and Pies can smash hell out of each other and tire themselves out.
  22. No. Close topic! Melbourne are a Finals team. That is when our offense kicks in!
  23. I do not care what happens regarding Rutten and Clarkson as long as Essendon keep missing the finals. They are the one team I truly loathe.
  24. The fact is we have the second stingiest defence in the league by 9 points. Fremantle is number 1 in that area. We are also in the top few for Points For. As you would expect we have had a lot of very tight matches, because everyone wants to beat the Premiers. I think knockout footy will be where we shine!
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