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  • Bloody hell. What is it with us and tall guys? Gumby, Belly, Laycock, Darcy Daniher, Pears.
  • I can see the argument. Our defensive core for the second half of the season was pretty good, and that was Hartley, Ambrose, Dea, Kelly and Gleeson. Others such as Bags, Gwilt, Walla, Brown and McKenna spent time there, but those five were probably …
  • Hooker would have to be the most improved player at the club, from where he was in his first few years to an All Australian is nothing but amazing.....respect to the guy. Credit to the coaches that believed in him aswell. I think that completely un…
  • After reading all these posts, three things surprise me about the back-line choices: 1. The high number of punters who put Walla on a half-back flank; 2. The almost unanimous selection of Baguley in the back pocket; and 3. The general amnesia with …
  • What is all this nashing of teeth over keeping him? The club gave him a two year contract. I like that they stick with what they said, to him or others like Aylett. I didn't think what we did with Lucy was right. Stick with your word, just shift the…
  • For me, Goddard's role within the team and the level he plays at in 2017 is going to be an intriguing thing to follow. Is that a nice way of saying he could be cooked ? Hahaha well played Sir. But no, that wasn't my intention. Whilst I do have s…
  • B Mark Baguley,Michael Hartley,Matt Dea HB Michael Hurley,Patrick Ambrose,James Kelly C Travis Colyer,Jobe Watson,Brent Stanton Foll Matthew Leuenberger,Zach Merrett,Dyson Heppell HF David Zaharakis,Joe Daniher,Brendon Goddard F Anthony McDonal…
  • A few further thoughts about individuals and what I saw today (NB there were quite a few who just didn't get a chance to do much today, save for participate in the skills based drills) - ....... Ridley - in the early match/clearance drill, he lead …
  • The Footscray one sounds interesting. They've got a lot of depth so more of a test, plus they did well in the finals last year. I've never actually been to the Whitten oval either.
  • Although I hope otherwise, James Stewart could well turn out to be a spud in the Grimley mold. Sure, he looks a great physical specimen, but for GWS to give him up for peanuts probably tells you a bit (I'm aware the adopted response here is that he …
  • The AFL reports on Essendons stats strong points. "...The Bombers' ranked first for uncontested marks as they tried to possess the ball for much of their games, and they had eight players take more than 100 marks for the season. The aerial prowess …
  • Um, are you sure you guys aren't over-reacting and treating a (continuation) of a joke in true blitz fashion as a statement of (rumoured) fact? Clone Hirdy's post followed these: Has he signed up yet!? reputation shot. #panic So a whole heap starti…
  • Clearly a longer term prospect. I don't recall any commentators or experts talking up his chances of senior football in his first year either. I think it was said by Sheahan during the draft commentary.
  • Are we going to quibble over 14 years?
  • No chance whatsoever he'd debut in 2017 IMO Body a long way off it so will be long term proposition. I don't know Ridley, but it was interesting some of the draft commentators at the time said he was one who could play in 2017. I think all the …
  • Close family friend of mine called from Oz to wish Merry Christmas. He is a 'Pies man and has taken just a little pleasure in our travails these past 4 years. He asked what my expectations were and I will be honest, my answer surprised even me. "Loc…
  • Seriously Blitz??? I generally love the humour but this thread has crossed the line. Not funny. ......... And crossed the line? This 'line' that people speak of seems to be getting more and more restrictive with each passing year. Soon we'll be…
  • Seriously Blitz??? I generally love the humour but this thread has crossed the line. Not funny. ......... And crossed the line? This 'line' that people speak of seems to be getting more and more restrictive with each passing year. Soon we'll be…
  • Heh, I rate Herrett! Whereas I think Jerrett's time has almost passed him by, but he also will only make it as a winger if anywhere.
    in Jerrett #20 Comment by Ants January 3
  • I doubt Herret can play well as a defender. IMO if he makes it will be as a winger. Played his best football there, both at VFL and AFL level.
    in Jerrett #20 Comment by Ants January 3
  • A lot of people don't have him in the best 22, but I think he'll start the season on the ground. Good luck to him, he's battled hard.
  • Never thought I'd read about someone complaining that GAJ didn't deserve a Brownlow. What more could he have done? It's not what he could have done, it's what the other elite players were doing in all the other teams. Alright, I'll bite. Who was a …
    in Jerrett #20 Comment by Ants January 3
  • That's the game I was thinking of. Oh boy what I wouldn't give to go back to that blissfully ignorant period. It's actually a bit sad In the last minute of the video BT's singing the praises of the Weapon. I think he could see some time in the twos…
  • I like being lid off. But I can't shake the feeling that in 2015 we finished 4th last, and the risk that other teams were taking the foot off the gas last year when they played us. I guess I've just seen too many sets of predictions about this group…
  • Never thought I'd read about someone complaining that GAJ didn't deserve a Brownlow. What more could he have done? It's not what he could have done, it's what the other elite players were doing in all the other teams. Alright, I'll bite. Who was …
    in Jerrett #20 Comment by Ants January 2
  • Pumped to see the kids in the first nab cup game. It will be very exciting if McGrath, Stewart, Begley and Ridley all have good games. It will put enormous selection pressure on the side. I still suspect given this team has never played together, …
  • I like being lid off. But I can't shake the feeling that in 2015 we finished 4th last, and the risk that other teams were taking the foot off the gas last year when they played us. I guess I've just seen too many sets of predictions about this group…
  • I like being lid off. But I can't shake the feeling that in 2015 we finished 4th last, and the risk that other teams were taking the foot off the gas last year when they played us. I guess I've just seen too many sets of predictions about this group…
  • Shock horror. Club that has finished 15th and 18th ranked as the 17th best defence. Yeah, their detailed analysis is crap but when has it ever been accurate? Where were we placed in 2014? That is our best team for comparison during the whole saga. …
  • Were they thinking, 'I don't care what anyone says, a timeshare chalet is a good investment?' Nah, they wouldn't timeshare as that would risk it not being available during the winter.