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  1. Reading the thread title i thought this would be about Dr Who
  2. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1aQHAjEO4pPQJIBGEfRhHaOKj22Iv1WV7 Melbourne Grand Final Records. I have just about all records, home and away and finals from 1912-2017 in digital format, if anyone has any requests i can upload them for you.
  3. I do mate, i just think the dogs could get a far better deal than 33, 38 and 57 for pick 17 or 18 from another club. It would be a steal if we could get that trade done.
  4. No one is giving up a first rounder for (after academy and father son picks) a late pick in the 30's, a pick in the 40's and pck in the late 50's, they could get a far better deal elsewhere
  5. Brown’s journey back to VFL ‘best thing that could have happened to me’ Consider the journey of Ben Brown. In his ninth game of AFL football, he played in an elimination final against Essendon in front of 80,000 people at the MCG. He kicked four goals. He played in two preliminary finals in his first two seasons in a team that he ultimately became a focal point for inside 50. Ben Brown is revelling in his opportunities at the Demons, soaking in the moment after Melbourne’s big win over Geelong to advance to the grand final.Credit:AFL Photos Between 2017 and 2019, he kicks 188 goals at North Melbourne. That’s more than his Friday-night counterparts Tom Hawkins and Jeremy Cameron did in the same period of time. He is on the precipice of a new deal at Arden Street in 2020 when his manager asks for more money. He gets injured. The deal falls through. He’s traded to Melbourne. The game fundamentally changes. The “stand” rule alters the way teams move the ball inside 50 and teams begin to look for different combinations inside their forward half. He takes seven weeks to be picked for his Melbourne debut. He plays three weeks and is dropped for two months. Ben Brown celebrates after scoring on Friday night.Credit:AFL Photos And now, miraculously, Brown finds himself playing in his first grand final, not at the MCG but at Optus Stadium in Perth. And not as a focal point, but as a role player. “I’ve probably had to come to terms with a lot in the last 12 to 18 months in terms of my own game and I just come back [and] try to do the things the team wants me to do,” Brown told The Age. “At times, it’s jumping and marking the ball and at other times it was just scrapping it on the ground from out of position and I think that’s definitely something I’ve improved on this year. “I probably needed to find my best football again. So going back into the VFL was the best thing that could have happened to me. “The reality is, after six weeks in the VFL I knew in my own head that I was ready to come back and have an impact on the team.” Ben Brown is all smiles with Max Gawn and teammates. Credit:AFL Photos It’s uncomfortable to describe a 200-centimetre forward with an elongated run-up and unique hair as a role player, but that’s exactly how Brown views himself in his new team. “It’s then a luxury to come in and play in a team with so many good people and so many good AFL players. They’ve made it easy for me,” he said. “It’s great to be part of a forward line that has so many prongs to it. You’ve got Tom McDonald who’s been outstanding this year. Bayley Fritsch has kicked over 50 goals as a hybrid forward, then you’ve got Kosi Pickett. And when you have the luxury of Max Gawn and Christian Petracca to pop into your forward line, it does make it easier as a key forward.” The statistics from the preliminary final will state that Brown had eight disposals and kicked two goals. But inside Melbourne they talk privately about the contests he gets to and the balls that he brought to ground, on top of the seven marks he took. Brown is not the goal-kicking machine that he was at North Melbourne, but he’s also not asked to be. His biggest haul at the Demons is four goals against Gold Coast. But on Friday night he occupied Geelong’s best defender Mark Blicavs, and it would be hard to argue that he didn’t win that battle. Like many of his teammates, Brown is missing his family. According to Brown, he has several video calls a day with “my girls”; wife Hester and daughters Aila and Esme. https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/brown-s-journey-back-to-vfl-best-thing-that-could-have-happened-to-me-20210910-p58qqj.html
  6. Different B.Smith, that would be Brock Smith. Bailey Smith was in the 2019 Draft
  7. Why does WJ's updates and opinion on Mac bother you so much Dazzle ?, he's an excellent poster, i like to read his thoughts regarding Mac
  8. Was watching without the sound, thought it was Nicky Winmar as they were interviewing Winmar when i posted
  9. If the rumours of what he is going to get paid are true (750k), no thanks, not interested
  10. 1st induction is - Nathan Burke (St Kilda)
  11. Hall of Fame is on 8:30 on Foxtel for anyone interested. I'm hoping Laurie Mithen finally gets inducted, i still can't fathom why he isn't already in the HOF. I'm also hoping Garry Lyon might be a chance. Laurie Mithen Premiership Player - 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960 Grand Final team - 1954, 1958 B&F - 1958, 1959 Victorian State Player - 1958 MFC Team of The Century 150 Years selection
  12. Harmesy is enjoying the win...😂😂
  13. What a great season Clarry has had, one of the best and most consistent players i have seen in my 50 years following the club. Congrats Clayton
  14. If i'm not mistaken i think that clip is from a pub in England, when England scored the winner to beat Wales at Euro 2016
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