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Full Wingspan

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As a Melbourne-based member who is unlikely to attend many senior matches this year due to capacity limits, I would be satisfied in obtaining guaranteed access to all reserves games played in Melbourne in lieu of senior.

Hopefully the AFL and the club can work together to organise something for the Melbourne members, particularly those old Fitzroy supporters.
 

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Dylan12

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Our VFL side is essentially already down 4 players with players needed to cover Rayner, McStay and Gardiner (in the ones) and McFadyen (long term injury) all injured and compounded because we have elected not to bring in any mature players.
 

briztoon

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Our VFL side is essentially already down 4 players with players needed to cover Rayner, McStay and Gardiner (in the ones) and McFadyen (long term injury) all injured and compounded because we have elected not to bring in any mature players.
Add Cockatoo and Answerth to the list.

Going to be playing a lot of academy kids.

Only have two fit KPP’s in the reserves, Archie Smith and Henry Smith.

I wonder if we’ll look to sign anyone via SSP which closes tomorrow.
 

briztoon

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Collingwood passed on Jake Briskey today. I wonder if he heads back up to our academy now.
 

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briztoon

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How does that work and is that to come onto the senior list proper or purely for the VFL team?
If you have an available list spot, you can sign someone during the preseason supplemental signing period to a rookie contract, which closes March 9, or keep the spot available for the mid season draft after round 11, based on reverse draft order.
 

Quigley

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Add Cockatoo and Answerth to the list.

Going to be playing a lot of academy kids.

Only have two fit KPP’s in the reserves, Archie Smith and Henry Smith.

I wonder if we’ll look to sign anyone via SSP which closes tomorrow.
Ballenden and Adams both come in and should solidify the defensive unit (given Ballenden has been working with the backs from reports).

To me it looks like our forwards are where we are going to short of players. We have a lot of small medium defenders who are available. Some small medium forwards who are really mids who probably play in the mids in the reserves given the reduced list sizes (thinking Robertson, Berry Jr, Joyce, Mathieson, CEY). Who is left - Blake Coleman?

So probably a really good opportunity for any of the academy forwards with a bit of talent to show what they can do. Jordan Michael maybe as a 2021 draftee.
 

scoman

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Is there a match of some type on this weekend. I thought I heard on the coverage Monday night that Gardiner and Cockatoo might have a chance to prove their fitness this weekend in a scratch match? Thought they meant a VFL practice match.
 

briztoon

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Is there a match of some type on this weekend. I thought I heard on the coverage Monday night that Gardiner and Cockatoo might have a chance to prove their fitness this weekend in a scratch match? Thought they meant a VFL practice match.
As I mentioned in the training thread, saw the team down at Iona a bit before 7am this morning.
 

trikster

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Article on afl.com.au says they "have achieved over 80 per cent alignment with the AFL fixture, with all Victorian based VFL and AFL clubs to travel with their AFL club for interstate trips". So I guess the same doesn't hold for non Victorian teams, well I guess it is the VFL after all
 

Dylan12

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Sat April 17th Brisbane v Essendon Southpines Sporting Complex 1;30pm
Sat April 24th Carlton v Brisbane IKON Park 12pm

Article on afl.com.au says they "have achieved over 80 per cent alignment with the AFL fixture, with all Victorian based VFL and AFL clubs to travel with their AFL club for interstate trips". So I guess the same doesn't hold for non Victorian teams, well I guess it is the VFL after all
Hopefully there is some word from the club regarding access for Victorian members into VFL games given our memberships will almost be rendered useless this year.
 

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