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  1. No l don’t pretend to have any inside info. I was more “tongue in cheek” trying to illustrate the arrogance of Eddie and his Magpie born to rule bully-boys. I really hope the Weid is a 10 year + player for us particularly now that Jacko has arrived which could develop into one of the great forward duos. It is really the last piece of the jigsaw in place for a great side, which will be better than anything the Woods could offer.
  2. It will be interesting to see how the Weid goes when he crosses to Collingwood when his contract is over with Us. Eddie can’t help himself when he is commenting during Dees games how much he admires the Weid and constantly mentions his Collingwood connections.. In fact, l can’t stand listening to maguire commentaries any more because he constantly references everything during play back to Collingwood.......he is just a complete clown, and not in a good way...
  3. The thing we are missing is that we can play Gawn, TMac and Jackson, but play jacko as a mobile mid who also takes throw ins sometimes. When he was recruited they said he could play ruck or midfield. I think we are too short a side anyway, so three talls l think works well, but just slightly redefine jacko’s role. After all if Jim stynes can play on the wing or up forward which he did regularly particularly later in his career when Jeff White was emerging, then it is good enough for Jacko. Might even be a match winner, and greatly strengthens our side. Nearly all commentators after last weekend wrote the Dees off as a finals team because they said we lacked height and strength up forward. That’s mainly because we weren’t playing Gawn. Gawn, Weid and Jacko is retry powerful. Even better when you add TMac. What many forget is that TMac has been consistently in the top three runners on our list. He has a lot to offer...
  4. In: TMac, Rivers, Hannan Pickett Out: Gawn (rested), ANB (suspended) AVB (injured) Lockhart Gawn is clearly not right and needs a rest In preparation for the really taxing games ahead. Play TMAC in the ruck which might actually run him into form which would be a huge boost if it comes off. Lockhart l don’t think is up to it, and l think Rivers is much more skilful than him, and quicker. Hannan for ANB makes sense. I’d also play Jones in AVB role. We still have much more improvement to go but are building nicely but wouldn’t want to drop NM game, or Essendon for that matter.
  5. On 7/21/2020 at 11:51 PM, Dees2014 said: I know it is early days but l think this team has the potential to be the best dees team in the modern era. It does not really have a weakness plus it has some genuinely champion players on almost every line, plus it is extremely well led and coached. The first rounds draft picks we have picked up over the last five years have produced some genuine champions (Petracca, Gawn, Viney, Oliver and potentially Bennell), some extremely good players (TMac, Omac, , Lever, Jetta, Friscke, Salem, May, Vanders, Weid, Hannan) and brilliant youngsters in Jackson and Kossie. The challenge now is consistency, but all in all l can’t remember being as excited as l am by the potential of a demon team as l am by this one. It is the most skilled team we have had in my lifetime. Who agrees? I know there will be many that will think that l am tempting fate. We will see l guess..... I must say when l wrote the above post l expected the usual deluge on here of self righteousness indignation. In fact it has been relatively mild. I guess the Rusty Nails post might be the start of it, since this sort of indignation usually comes in copycat waves... Or alternatively, maybe, just maybe there may be more substance in the original post than some of those in the past. Let’s hope so anyway. We will see soon enough....
  6. Still think Hunt has some value if he can improve his kicking accuracy.....
  7. Cameron for us definitely.
  8. I agree. That is why he will be confined initially to the forward half and do the rucking inside the forward 50. I noticed that on Sunday there were several times the ball went out for a throw in inside the forward 50. Max and Jackson were standing near each other, and it was Max who retreated towards the middle before the throw in. Clearly the team have already decided that Jackson will take the taps inside the forward 50. As Jackson develops and improves his endurance no doubt he will also play more like a patracca role but it also includes ruck work. A great foil for Max! And great for the team. Exciting times ahead l reckon.....
  9. I’m not talking about Jackson as a “chopout” as you put it. I’m talking about him as a genuine mid in the tracca mould, it is just that he is also 197cm. That is the genius of his recruitment. It gives us tremendous flexibility. He is not only big, he is also quick and agile. Bring it on l say...
  10. Good post. I agree on our current forward setup: that is why l have strongly argued for Weid, Jackson AND TMac to be played in the same team, at the expense of one of our running mids, probably Harmes. One of the beauties of Jackson is that he can play key position or mid field. We haven’t had that for many years. It allows our immensely talented mid field to do their own thing!
  11. I know it is early days but l think this team has the potential to be the best dees team in the modern era. It does not really have a weakness plus it has some genuinely champion players on almost every line, plus it is extremely well led and coached. The first rounds draft picks we have picked up over the last five years have produced some genuine champions (Petracca, Gawn, Viney, Oliver and potentially Bennell), some extremely good players (TMac, Omac, , Lever, Jetta, Friscke, Salem, May, Vanders, Weid, Hannan) and brilliant youngsters in Jackson and Kossie. The challenge now is consistency, but all in all l can’t remember being as excited as l am by the potential of a demon team as l am by this one. It is the most skilled team we have had in my lifetime. Who agrees? I know there will be many that will think that l am tempting fate. We will see l guess.....
  12. I would drop Lockhart and put Harmes on the HBF to make room for TMac. Harmes would have to play closer to his opponent than he is used to, but it is not as though his performance has been stellar this year anyway. It may give him a chance to make a case for his retention in the long term aka finals! Personally, as we get our run on game going so well demonstrated at the weekend, Harmes place will be questioned by others performances and his lack of pace may seem superfluous. Rotation of smart opponents on Andrews may well unsettle him, aspecially if max spends some time there. I think the tactics for the Lions is quick ball movement and one on one pressure, both of which are are our DNA when we are at our best. And now at last, we have the list t o deliver on these.. Go Dess! Very exciting!
  13. I think this misses the point that some of us are making about whether we can play both TMAC and Jackson in the one team. Jackson is an unusual big man as he can play in the ruck AND as a key forward AND as an agile mid fielder. Given his obvious skills this makes our side very flexible. TMac is a bullocking high marking and reasonably quick tall forward. In other words an ideal centre half forward, and we have Weid as a very effective full forward. Jackson looks a more effective ruckman than TMAC so there is nothing to stop Jackson from playing ruck when the ball goes into the forward 50. l think the best selection is to play all 3. Gives us great flexibility and skill - and would be difficult to match up on for most sides. TMac is too talented and skilled to be left out and adds considerable grunt and skill to our capabilities.
  14. I like it. Pretty classy lineup ld say.....
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