General MFC Discussion 2.0

Discussion in 'Melbourne Demons' started by Sando22, Feb 1, 2017.

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  1. Gysberts2Bate

    Gysberts2Bate Brownlow Medallist

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    One thing we haven’t really spoken about is Hogan, which I’m glad for. Seems to have just quietly put together a very good preseason, will be a huge season for the big man I reckon. Will be the first time he hasn’t played as the only forward target, and his dynamic with TMac is very good. Will put in a 55+ goal effort for mine
     
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  2. 00Stinger

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    He is going
    to be super vital to the teams success imo.

    Got a feeling he will kick 60+ and average around 17-18 possies a game
     
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    Putting what happened to his old man aside I think last year can be the making of him. He's no longer looked at as the superstar saviour and in his absence both he and the team are aware we can play good footy without him needed to develop into Tony Lockett. We were able to develop other forward options and now he's going to spend time up in the midfield aswell which should help him stay involved in games and avoid the frustration he can get.

    If he can be more Nick Riewoldt/Jarryd Roughead than Josh Kennedy/Tom Hawkins we will be a better side
     
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  4. Proper Gander

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    I think his game might benefit from TMac doing some of the heavy lifting in the forward line
     
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  5. Topkent

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    Massively. Trac aswell
     
  6. schmuttt

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    I just love TMac up forward because his elite fitness and attack on the ball in the air makes him such a reliable target. I still haven’t forgotten the Port game last year where he only kicked 1 but he constantly broke even in 1v2 situations, guy is a hug competitor. Agree with Topkent that it lets Hogan roam around and do what he wants, Jesse is such a naturally talented player (Good field kick and handball, excellent mobility and ball handling) that you don’t want him stuck inside F50 all game.

    I’m seriously bullish about our forwardline this year, we’ve got 7 players on our list who have kicked 20+ in a season and next year whilst having a 60+ goalkicker is unlikely we could have 4-5 guys with over 30.
     
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  7. Topkent

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    One thing I hate is when commentators pick and arbitrary number and say if Hogan kicks 50+ goals Melbourne plays finals. That's a cap statement, if hogan takes 15 marks in a game then I reckon the other forwards will get on the end of a few. Against north it felt like we went were kicking it to a different player every time we went forward, if we keep that up we will play finals because teams won't know where to use their intercept markers on us.
     
  8. Gysberts2Bate

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    The thought of having him and Petracca each rotating between the midfield and forward line is crazy. It'll rightfully be considered a Toumpas-level bust if Weideman doesn't play some good football.
     
  10. Gysberts2Bate

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    To be fair if McDonald and TMac kick 100 between the i reckon we finish top 4
     
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    Weid is one of those players I could see taking ages to come on. We'll probably trade him to Collingwood for a packet of chips and he'll turn into a marquee forward.
     
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  12. LeverPuller

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    So TMac is kicking 100? Considering Oscar hasn't kicked one...
     
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  13. Gysberts2Bate

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    **** you :p you know what I mean. Hogan and TMac
     
  14. LeverPuller

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    :D
     
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    I thought that was the joke?
     
  16. Fork n Hell

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    I couldn't agree more. I like what Goody has done to the forward half, they have many options and rotations with the midfield guys. it should prove hard for the opposition teams to counter.
     
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    Unfortunate to hear, all the best Jeff
     
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    Rookie-list that guy! Looks pretty sharp for 40 with a heart condition. Seriously though, wishing Jeff a long, healthy and successful life.
     
  19. Gysberts2Bate

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    My big call is that we now finish ahead of the Swans given their lack of a proper ruckman. Yes they have an incredible midfield but IMO our midfield + Gawn will win us more games than them.
     
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    Any news on Pedo? Haven’t heard anything at all. Flying under the radar?
     
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    Was average in JLT1
     
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  23. Fork n Hell

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    I think playing Tmac forward makes it hard for pedo to get a game this year. Even more so if frost plays down back as well. His best chance is if the demons just play oscar and lever as key defenders with the option of throwing Tmac back if needed, then pedo can play on the bench as back up fwd ruckman.
     
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    To be fair, he only played 41% of the game ... not that that 41% was anything to call home about of course.
     
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    Pedo will be backup for both Hogan and Tmac