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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood Fever View Post
    Reckon we will develop someone from within. Just throwing this out there, what about Mcdonald? Good size, mobile and good footy brain.
    Apparently Gerard Healy has been suggesting this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunner View Post
    Stephens is uncontracted so we don’t have much clout, similar to Dawso. In any case he wants to be traded so we don’t want a player who doesn’t want to be here- no great loss as he has been average at best and shows that KB and Co can get it wrong just like everyone else.

    What change in coaching philosophy are you suggesting Wolfie? Our last quarter fade-outs were most likely due to mental tiredness, but our choice of subs was often very poor, I’ll grant that. I thought that our main issue this year was the injuries to key personnel and the drop in form to players like Chad, Isaac and big Tom. Paps was patchy too. In the circumstances the team did remarkably well to finish in the 8 and with a bit of luck we should have beaten Carlton and then challenged the Dees. I think Horse coached well though I would have played Mills in midfield all game except for maybe the last few minutes.
    Our fade outs were obviously due to fitness not psychology. This was obvious in the early part of the season, up until round 5, where players cramped up. This continues until the middle of the year with reserves players cramping. The senior players would have done extra work to fix this. But if you are behind the eightball fitness wise it is hard to catch you. Especially as we get more injuries the weight on experienced players becomes more pronounced.

    Either the fitness staff were not allowed to do their job or they did not do their job. I find the latter be improbable at the least as these guys were great last year and kept the team on the park. If you are not up to the fitness level to start with it will play with your psyche. You start to fear getting injured so take softer options. Less chasing when fatigued etc.

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    Not the worst idea. Or maybe Melican and Reid can provide half a season each if their injuries don't coincide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood Fever View Post
    Reckon we will develop someone from within. Just throwing this out there, what about Mcdonald? Good size, mobile and good footy brain.
    Why would we want to move a potentially elite forward to the backline when he has shown significant improvement each season?

    The three headed monster worked really well as soon as Buddy departed

    I can see why you love Horse so much, you share a similar philosophy

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    Quote Originally Posted by caj23 View Post
    Why would we want to move a potentially elite forward to the backline when he has shown significant improvement each season?

    The three headed monster worked really well as soon as Buddy departed

    I can see why you love Horse so much, you share a similar philosophy
    Ha ha! Nothing to do with philosophy. Not sure if he can be an elite KPF. Easier down back. Only a suggestion not stubbornly set in stone.

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    1st and 2nd Pick to shift a contracted player

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    They can then deal with GC for a higher pick

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    Who do you have in mind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gloveski View Post
    Cold hard light of day with the injuries we had we done well to recover and make finals. To me we finished pretty much we’re our list is at the moment

    Looks like Grundy will play for us next year and that might help with our clearance issues . But I’ll temper my expectations as he simply is not the ruckman he was a few years ago .
    If finals is anything to go by clearances and stoppage clearances are a must . We need help in this area as our midfield simply doesn’t cut it . Sheldrick may be the future but he simply doesn’t have the tank as yet to sustain it for considerable amounts of game time . We need ready made assistance in this area.
    I think we need another good quality crumber when the ball hits the ground . Konstanty might turn out to be this player in time but hopefully with Paps playing more midfield time next year we can’t really solely on wicks who is more a defensive forward.
    Another key defender is needed but I hope we don’t sell the farm to get McKay . Hardly plays a full season . The uptick could be in the right environment he could become elite . But the alleged price tag you would want a more consistent key defender.
    Going to be an interesting off season that’s for sure


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    1. Grundy will be far better under Cox's supervision. Cox is the best at getting the best from a player

    2. Nothing wrong with Sheldrick's tank. A preseason and injury free he will be a gun.

    3. We have crumbers & the option to put Parker forward & give Sheldrick & Roberts a go. Parker will be a very dangerous forward. You have to match up a player who can take a grab but also crumb. That is going to stretch any defence with what is already there.

    4. I don't think McKay is the answer at that price. He is inconsistent. More an interceptor than a lockdown player. I think we have plenty of interceptors.

    5. Stephens leaves and we get a second round for him. This will give us an extra pick.

    6. We have shown interest in Harmes & I am told there is one other who we are talking with. But the one who told me will not say who. We will also draft a Key Back, as there are a few good prospects there. Arnold was really good in the reserves. Far too good for that level. Francis showed a big & Melican, when he played in the middle season was bloody good. He turned back time. I think we already have the elements there. Just a matter of putting them together.

    7. We will probably take May as a project ruck. This will mean we have Grundy, Ladhams, McAndrew & May. Look how Lachie has developed over his two years. He is a super tap ruck, he just needs to learn to read the play to intercept and get more field ball. He is capable forward. Ladhams is a two edged sword. He can be great and terrible in the one play. His temper is a problem. But if they can teach him to direct his handball & control his temper he might actually succeed. But a tuned in Grundy will be a great ruck.

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    I actually don't mind if we get the two Melbourne players who are potentially leaving in Harmes and Jordon.

    I think Harmes in particular could help us immediately as I reckon he is very good as a CB player, and if given the opportunity to go out and win his own ball, he could be a real moneyball type pick up! Cheap and fills a need.

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    A tall from Bullies who are pre agents, Naughton or Ugle Hagan

    Try Barrass again, eagles could end up with a mozza if picks if they moved Number 1 as well

    Sicily, Weitering, Cox, chase a gun ask the question

    We dont need kids, put 2 pick together and see if it moves someone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auntie.Gerald View Post
    URFA I believe due to being delisted and listed again a few years back

    Good kick at goal and can play HBF, Inside mid etc but also kicks quite well both legs
    I was not impressed with his game in the final. But have been impressed over the journey. I think he probably lost interest knowing he was leaving and he was on the outer with Goodwin. Goodwin has made some weird calls lately maybe his head is not in the right place

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    Is Ben Brown injured? Not sure why he didn't play v Blues.

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