List Mgmt. Welcome to West Coast: Mitch (Star Wars) O'Neill

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PremiershipNo4

Team Captain
Mar 11, 2015
535
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This bloke is a pure footballer, barring injury would have gone much higher in the draft. Outstanding work by the WC recruitment team.
About time we had a good pisstank in the team. I recall McGovern getting in a bit of strife for pouring his own beers over the bar in Lancelin, he turned out OK. Come to think of it I might crack the head off one right now.
Carn Mitch!
 

Chris_6678

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 29, 2007
18,279
22,074
Perth Western Australia
AFL Club
West Coast
This bloke is a pure footballer, barring injury would have gone much higher in the draft. Outstanding work by the WC recruitment team.
About time we had a good pisstank in the team. I recall McGovern getting in a bit of strife for pouring his own beers over the bar in Lancelin, he turned out OK. Come to think of it I might crack the head off one right now.
Carn Mitch!
Haha I swear on this board I read Gov got caught stealing a few kegs from the pub in Albany while smashed.
 

ghostbat12

Club Legend
Aug 17, 2009
1,751
1,606
Perth
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West Coast
I can’t see Tassy ever measuring up as a viable AFL franchise.
The market is just not big enough.
Their competition isn’t strong like SA or WA
I liken it more to having an AFL team at Ballarat.
I know there is a lot of noise made by the Tasmanian state govt but in all honesty I can’t see the AFL wanting to grow in that market.
Also there is no additional earnings for afl by having 19 teams. Still only 9 games per week but monies now have to be split over 19 teams.

Only way is to have a new franchise in Perth to primarily somehow try and distract from the failed Fremantle experiment.

Perth Ghostbats - come on down.
 

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Wedgetailed Westerner

Club Legend
Oct 17, 2018
1,125
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This bloke is a pure footballer, barring injury would have gone much higher in the draft. Outstanding work by the WC recruitment team.
About time we had a good pisstank in the team. I recall McGovern getting in a bit of strife for pouring his own beers over the bar in Lancelin, he turned out OK. Come to think of it I might crack the head off one right now.
Carn Mitch!
I say it's unAustralian to not try and poor your own frothies at least once in a pub
 

Gwaihir

Senior List
May 20, 2018
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Also there is no additional earnings for afl by having 19 teams. Still only 9 games per week but monies now have to be split over 19 teams.

Only way is to have a new franchise in Perth to primarily somehow try and distract from the failed Fremantle experiment.

Perth Ghostbats - come on down.
Might jump ship. Ghostbats are awesome. And the lols at beating Flemantle to a premiership.
 

ghostbat12

Club Legend
Aug 17, 2009
1,751
1,606
Perth
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West Coast
Might jump ship. Ghostbats are awesome. And the lols at beating Flemantle to a premiership.
Boy aren’t they all now into Aflw given they might win a premiership. Of course you can’t say anything as then you are sexist and all that.

They don’t realise it will still be zero afl premierships.
 

Lyyynnnchy

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 10, 2007
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London, UK
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Bleedblueandgold

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Oct 9, 2009
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Won’t be a free agent. If he’s any good they will want him badly and pay up an absolute fortune for someone we used a rookie pick on
Unless it'll just be compensation from the AFL in return. Might just be judged to be worth a 2nd rounder depending on how he turns out.
 

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Jordie_tackles

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 25, 2009
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G-town
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Hey I have had a good search and can’t find much info about his injury and recorvery? I have him in a keeer league but liked the sound of him as a player so there is genuine interest in how he is developing.

Thanks
 

HoneyBadger35

Moderator
Aug 11, 2011
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Hey I have had a good search and can’t find much info about his injury and recorvery? I have him in a keeer league but liked the sound of him as a player so there is genuine interest in how he is developing.

Thanks
He is the lone Eagle to not have travelled to the GC and is instead staying home in Tassie whilst rehabbing a lower back injury. Won’t feature this year you’d have to say.
 

HoneyBadger35

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Aug 11, 2011
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We're gunning for top 4 like John Howard was gunning for a fast yorker on middle stump
2015, drafted after a Grand Final, believed we were gunning for top four.
2016, narrowly missed top four and recruited mature top ups to try seal that. Drafted accordingly.
2017, drafted a bunch of kids with the idea that we were resetting, took best players available to try and find our next core.
2018, drafted after a Premiership, believed we were gunning for top four.
2019, went all in on Kelly. Drafted with what we had as though we were going for top four.

Not saying there isn’t talent available later in drafts, but how many ready made mids are available to sides that finish anywhere from sixth to first, and believe they are loading back up for another tilt the following year?

Last time we had a remotely top end pick we took Duggan, and I certainly can’t see too many guys taken after him I’d prefer (and almost none of whom are mids).
 

Luuuc

Club Legend
Jun 26, 2011
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2015, drafted after a Grand Final, believed we were gunning for top four.
2016, narrowly missed top four and recruited mature top ups to try seal that. Drafted accordingly.
2017, drafted a bunch of kids with the idea that we were resetting, took best players available to try and find our next core.
2018, drafted after a Premiership, believed we were gunning for top four.
2019, went all in on Kelly. Drafted with what we had as though we were going for top four.

Not saying there isn’t talent available later in drafts, but how many ready made mids are available to sides that finish anywhere from sixth to first, and believe they are loading back up for another tilt the following year?

Last time we had a remotely top end pick we took Duggan, and I certainly can’t see too many guys taken after him I’d prefer (and almost none of whom are mids).
Not disagreeing with a single thing there.
My "point" (my shitpost) was just an observation that our current trajectory is significantly off-target from that top 4 spot we were (quite justifiably) aiming at.
 

Eastcoasteagle

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Oct 20, 2017
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Last I heard on him, once our players returned to Perth he would too from Tassie. From memory to start building up again.
 

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