Autopsy Swans Vs Giants Elimination Final. Lost by 1 point

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The King!

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Don't pretend that we'd sign Talia to a 10 year contract your highness.
Proven defender at the level, but has had injuries ..can't we at least ask.

31..how old is Buddy? On a 10 year contract..

Has Hickey had any injuries?

But buddy isn’t on 10 years from now , he has 1

He was all Australian squad this year , what was talia

Look I guess if he was cheap as chips minimum for a year you go for it

Seems unlikely
 

WillHayward

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Leo Barry was almost 20 years ago now.
Fwds have got taller. King twins, Dixon, Ben Brown all 200cm +.
 

WillHayward

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Don't care how old Talia is. He has the turning circle of the Queen Mary.
He's cooked.
Might as well recruit Phil Davis.
 

Thuggee_Cult

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Disappointed with the result, but not with the way we played.

Considering we were missing Mills, JPK and Blakely and we had an inexperienced midfield (and underdone Warner) that broke even against a GWS midfield mostly still in their prime, I am happy with that.

We had our chances to win but 2.7 doesn’t cut it unfortunately.

At the start of the year, i thought that we would be in the 9-13th range so it was never going to be our year but Im very happy with the year we had.

To be honest, it’s a
Melbourne v Port GF, the rest are making up the numbers.
 

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199cm,, 102kg,, 21yo next month.. - fits the profile.
Never seen him play, was delisted by the Cats, but is getting some very good write ups. If hes as good as the journos are saying then there'll be a few clubs into him.
Would likely be cheap - picks and $$, maybe theres a reason he'd be cheap?
I don’t know anything about him but it’s the one are we need to improve on.

Mccartin surprised me this year at his rate of improvement, but even he is a little to short to play on those giant forwards.
 

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BruceFromBalnarring

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Don't be immature Bruce. Keep the talk to his footy ability. No need to bring his appearance into it. I think he'd fill a need for us right away. Sign him up and get this party started.
Nothing immature about it. It's about taking yourself seriously. There's a strong correlation in my observation between players cutting out the hairdo rubbish and making their mark on the game.

Interestingly, that ridiculous do appears to have been before his delisting by the Cats.
 

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But if anyone could find a cure for the goalkicking yips they'd be a billionaire.
Hours and hours of training. Running at the target rather than going off to the side and trying to hook the ball back. This would help.
Tell the sports scientists to GAGF. We don't care what their time on the training track is. Learning how to kick accurately is more important than anything else.
 
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Superstar swan

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They way these run and jump forward play, we need a defender with the kahunas to stand in the space.
It’s not an easy solution to find. Generally these guys are athletic freaks, more often than not these freaks are played in attacking roles because of the advantages they have. We just need to find the athletic freak that’s happy to be played as a lockdown defender
 

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To be honest, it’s a
Melbourne v Port GF, the rest are making up the numbers.
Recent history (and further back for Port) says these two are quite capable of fluffing their lines in a Prelim. Finals are not always cut and dried, except that it's pretty much always Top 4 sides that make GFs and win it. Port beat the Cats in a QF last year, but couldn't get past Richmond in a home Prelim, Richmond having lost to the Lions in the QF, who were then taken out by the Cats, who Richmond went on to beat in the GF.
 

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you are kidding, right?
It’s not an easy solution to find. Generally these guys are athletic freaks, more often than not these freaks are played in attacking roles because of the advantages they have. We just need to find the athletic freak that’s happy to be played as a lockdown defender
If we could only figure out how the other teams get away with all the holding and scragging in the forward line we might have a chance. In the fair dinkum department, I think the best defenders for these tall forwards are the ones who love the body on body stuff, the tall lanky types generally don't respond too well with the close defender, even if they are giving away a little bit of height. Otherwise its the Darcy Moore type. He would be a very welcome addition. As you say, they are not easy to find.
 

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If we could only figure out how the other teams get away with all the holding and scragging in the forward line we might have a chance. In the fair dinkum department, I think the best defenders for these tall forwards are the ones who love the body on body stuff, the tall lanky types generally don't respond too well with the close defender, even if they are giving away a little bit of height. Otherwise its the Darcy Moore type. He would be a very welcome addition. As you say, they are not easy to find.
Other teams get away with it because they don’t have buddy Franklin in their forward line, plus the AFL love uncovering new stars, not that they would ever instruct umpires to umpire any players different to others .

Buddy does try to do too much sometimes, but pay attention to how fast they call him holding the ball, they nearly choke on the whistle getting it to their mouth
 

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Melican has been a frustrating player to me

But I thought he was actually not bad on Saturday

Bit surprised he’s copped a bit , when he has gotten a pass for worse efforts

If the balls flying in not much he can do

He was excellent in the last , made a dumb decision late I guess

Look is he going to be a star? No, but there’s something workable there imo , in a difficult to fill spot which helps
It's a shame that there are no further games as I believe a game like he had was signs of improvement. He had that game against Collingwood back a while where he made a few errors late in the game, most notably a quick quick out that went wrong. He copped his whack but actually played great footy after that match until another injury setback. He needs a good block of injury free footy to see his best. Agree that he wasn't bad on Saturday and if anything was just needing a match up change with McCartin as Hogan can show up any defender when he's on.
 

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