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Cannon82

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You assume.

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2013 - Cam McCarthy, Billy Hartung and Alex Pearce.
Heeney Langford Durdin and Garlett were the 15-18 the next year and Heeney was an academy selection. Boekhorst was 19.

They might have given up 4 spuds, they might have given up 2 spuds and 2 very good players. End of the day in their premiership hitting zone next year they have one of the best mids in the AFL
Yes, I do assume. They might have given up the four greatest players in the history of the game. Its a high price to pay.

They'd want to be right up there in the next few years because they're going to be light on for replacements when they need to start phasing out the older players.
 

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Yes, I do assume. They might have given up the four greatest players in the history of the game. Its a high price to pay.

They'd want to be right up there in the next few years because they're going to be light on for replacements when they need to start phasing out the older players.
They could just trade out everyone for draft picks in 2 years and be the best ever again.
 

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On Hunt, could he possibly train as a mid this year? We don’t really have anyone with his explosiveness which would give him a POD over the rest of our mids.

NFI if he’s ever, or could ever be a midfielder though 🤷‍♂️


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My opinion? No hope in hell. He's terrible at reading the play when the balls loose, has poor evasiveness and is poor with ball in hand.

At the moment he's Gary Rohan
 

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On Hunt, could he possibly train as a mid this year? We don’t really have anyone with his explosiveness which would give him a POD over the rest of our mids.

NFI if he’s ever, or could ever be a midfielder though 🤷‍♂️


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Wouldn't work imo. He is very quick in a straight line but has crap agility for a small and has low footy IQ. Still maintain his best position is as a role player up forward and even then if we improved enough to make finals he'd be 50/50 whether he is getting picked or not.
 

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Fluff piece on Melbourne in the Herald Sun.

Not much to take from it, except the club is adamant the three amigos of May, Lever and.... Oscar McDonald... will form the nucleus of our defensive end and they will get the pre season to build chemistry together.

Also mentions that May was surprised at the scrutiny he received this year? Really, Steven? From turning up unfit, to getting soft tissue injuries, to getting on the sauce in rehab, to arguing on field with a teammate, to getting soft tissue injuries again, all while earning 800,000 in a side that gave away a top pick to get you for a flag and then finished 17th...

I'm not saying the scrutiny was fair, and I'm actually a big fan of Steven May the player, but come on mate , have a bit more self awareness!
 

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Fluff piece on Melbourne in the Herald Sun.

Not much to take from it, except the club is adamant the three amigos of May, Lever and.... Oscar McDonald... will form the nucleus of our defensive end and they will get the pre season to build chemistry together.

Also mentions that May was surprised at the scrutiny he received this year? Really, Steven? From turning up unfit, to getting soft tissue injuries, to getting on the sauce in rehab, to arguing on field with a teammate, to getting soft tissue injuries again, all while earning 800,000 in a side that gave away a top pick to get you for a flag and then finished 17th...

I'm not saying the scrutiny was fair, and I'm actually a big fan of Steven May the player, but come on mate , have a bit more self awareness!
I'm actually interested to see, if we can get 2018 OMac back, how he goes having May and Lever around him (which they only did in Round 21). Everyone jumping up and down about Frost leaving should be taken as a slight on OMac, because it is, so he should be gearing up for a big preseason.

As for May being surprised at the scrutiny, that could be considered part of the problem, or it could be considered an indication of how much of a beat up it all was. Turning up unfit - it wasn't so much that he was unfit, he was as fit as he had been his whole career, but at a new club, that wasn't fit enough. While I think I remember reading somewhere his skinfolds were about 60, but they wanted them to be 50<, not sure how many of you have ever had your skinfolds tested, 60 is not fat. The soft tissue injuries were a result of him working so hard to get where he needed to be, which is a credit to him, but also an issue of our S&C team more than anything. While the drinking is the most overblown thing of them all, not ideal at all, but it's hardly shooting bambi like some made out, and thats before you consider the extenuating circumstances which lead to it.

Of course, all said, it was hardly a great first year for him, but hopefully its the making of his career as a Demon, one this is for sure, he won't be "fat and unfit" when training resumes in a few weeks.
 

Topkent

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I'm actually interested to see, if we can get 2018 OMac back, how he goes having May and Lever around him (which they only did in Round 21). Everyone jumping up and down about Frost leaving should be taken as a slight on OMac, because it is, so he should be gearing up for a big preseason.

As for May being surprised at the scrutiny, that could be considered part of the problem, or it could be considered an indication of how much of a beat up it all was. Turning up unfit - it wasn't so much that he was unfit, he was as fit as he had been his whole career, but at a new club, that wasn't fit enough. While I think I remember reading somewhere his skinfolds were about 60, but they wanted them to be 50<, not sure how many of you have ever had your skinfolds tested, 60 is not fat. The soft tissue injuries were a result of him working so hard to get where he needed to be, which is a credit to him, but also an issue of our S&C team more than anything. While the drinking is the most overblown thing of them all, not ideal at all, but it's hardly shooting bambi like some made out, and thats before you consider the extenuating circumstances which lead to it.

Of course, all said, it was hardly a great first year for him, but hopefully its the making of his career as a Demon, one this is for sure, he won't be "fat and unfit" when training resumes in a few weeks.
Not to mention he's an indigenous bloke who played for GC. He could do a fev and no one cared last year.

It was a shithouse year but I don't reckon he understood the fishbowl of Melbourne at all. He's got this pre season to earn back his respect and I'll back him to be ready to go round 1
 

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All of these went 50+
Not that I back nick dal santo and his stats but on trade radio when I listened he was banging in about this. More so the number of 100 game players past 15 in the draft is rubbish and if you look at this list it is about 1/4 decent picks past even 30 I would suggest.

Not great fishing even if there are some great fish in there.
 

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Not that I back nick dal santo and his stats but on trade radio when I listened he was banging in about this. More so the number of 100 game players past 15 in the draft is rubbish and if you look at this list it is about 1/4 decent picks past even 30 I would suggest.

Not great fishing even if there are some great fish in there.
Of that list, I’d say Ryan, Lewis, Marshall and Henry are locks to play 100 games if they stay fit.
 

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Appologies for the intrusion, but I have recently come across this commemorative mug.
Just wondering if anyone has thoughts on it.
The "EC" instead of "FC" puzzles me, and it appears to be made in Italy.

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Fork n Hell

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Appologies for the intrusion, but I have recently come across this commemorative mug.
Just wondering if anyone has thoughts on it.
The "EC" instead of "FC" puzzles me, and it appears to be made in Italy.

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i think that may be the Melbourne Equestrian Club. and with the picture of some bloke about to jump onto his horse, i'm 99% certain that's indeed what it is.

i like it. will you take 5000 lira for it?
 

Cannon82

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Appologies for the intrusion, but I have recently come across this commemorative mug.
Just wondering if anyone has thoughts on it.
The "EC" instead of "FC" puzzles me, and it appears to be made in Italy.

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Nice, definitely looks like something you could drink out of. You've certainly got yourself a mug, there.
 

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Makes me think of my bizarro sister. She gets some kind of twisted pleasure from going to QV Market when in Melbourne and crappy 2$ shops elsewhere. Her goal is to pick up misspelled cheap copy sports memorabilia and give it to random family members as some kind of quirky Christmas present. I have socks from Melbourn Football Club, some kind of weird MFC poster (lots of lurid red and blue, with a picture of Travis Cloake for some reason) and a kind of afl ladder thing where you can move the team magnets each week so long as you can accept wins from colingwood, Hawthon and saint Gilda. Also the Port Adelaide magnet is missing from the pristine set, but that could be a deliberate who cares type of omission?
 

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