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tha8ball

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Oh East Melbourne!
Here’s hoping it pans out the same as it did for the overwhelming hot favourites swans of 2016 and crows of 2017. Think it’s going to be a big ask - but it’s GF day and anything can happen
 
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JR8

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Interesting re Fly

Collingwood finished 2018 in 3rd and lost GF. Then finished 4th in 2019 and 8th in 2020

2021 was the "get rid of Buckley and finish low to get Daicos" year and they fell to 17th

Fly takes over and they rebound.

2023 will be interesting with expectations high


AND a much harder draw...........hopefully!
 
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Jonesracing82

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Does anyone know what the Richmond Cheer Squad electoral candidate did at the PF to have to withdraw from the CS election? Was it just GFC clobber or something more racy?

From the CS:
'the manner in which he was seen dressed and passionately supporting Geelong has drawn a lot of criticism from our members.
No breach in Cheer Squad rules has occurred and what he does outside of the Richmond Cheer Squad or who he associates with is not a concern of the committee. However this is not the behaviour that is expected of someone standing for election on the Cheer Squad committee and representing the Richmond Football Club.'
It is seen as unacceptable to be openly cheering on an opposition Club in such a manner. For mine we all claim to be the biggest supporter base in the land & it was embarrassing to have opposition fans pointing this out. This is just my personal point of view.
 

caesar

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We are the kings of the Rookie Draft
How did he get past us? Glenelg boy too
Him and Holmes are top class runners
Zig's just great drafting by Cat's, Draft Central had Holmes late to rookie pick, was probably not high on other clubs radars but Cat's obviously liked him that much or got a sniff that someone else was interested and came to us for the for the 1st round pick swap. No-one can really complain that we should have taken him instead, can't remember him being discussed in the draft thread pre-draft.

DRAFT PROJECTION: Late-Rookie

Holmes remains a rookie-type prospect and fits that bill perfectly as a player who still has plenty of development left in him. Clubs keen on his athleticism and upside could see him as a project player who proves too hard to refuse, but others will want to see him run out a full season at NAB League or state league level. Should his chance not come this year, Holmes looks likely to be given ample opportunity to prove his worth at a good standard of competition, so should remain on the radar. His experience and pedigree in high performance sports should also bode well for a smooth transition into meeting AFL standards, which is an important box to tick.
 
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Little Ziggyadee

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Zig's just great drafting by Cat's, Draft Central had Holmes late to rookie pick, was probably not high on other clubs radars but Cat's obviously liked him that much or got a sniff that someone else was interested and came to us for the for the 1st round pick swap. No-one can really complain that we should have taken him instead, can't remember him being discussed in the draft thread pre-draft.

DRAFT PROJECTION: Late-Rookie

Holmes remains a rookie-type prospect and fits that bill perfectly as a player who still has plenty of development left in him. Clubs keen on his athleticism and upside could see him as a project player who proves too hard to refuse, but others will want to see him run out a full season at NAB League or state league level. Should his chance not come this year, Holmes looks likely to be given ample opportunity to prove his worth at a good standard of competition, so should remain on the radar. His experience and pedigree in high performance sports should also bode well for a smooth transition into meeting AFL standards, which is an important box to tick.
Caesar we helped the scum pick up Holmes.
 

Nico

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Zig's just great drafting by Cat's, Draft Central had Holmes late to rookie pick, was probably not high on other clubs radars but Cat's obviously liked him that much or got a sniff that someone else was interested and came to us for the for the 1st round pick swap. No-one can really complain that we should have taken him instead, can't remember him being discussed in the draft thread pre-draft.

DRAFT PROJECTION: Late-Rookie

Holmes remains a rookie-type prospect and fits that bill perfectly as a player who still has plenty of development left in him. Clubs keen on his athleticism and upside could see him as a project player who proves too hard to refuse, but others will want to see him run out a full season at NAB League or state league level. Should his chance not come this year, Holmes looks likely to be given ample opportunity to prove his worth at a good standard of competition, so should remain on the radar. His experience and pedigree in high performance sports should also bode well for a smooth transition into meeting AFL standards, which is an important box to tick.
Who did we get for their pick?
 

caesar

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Who did we get for their pick?
Tom Brown who is yet to show the hard edge required but does have skills.
I probably won't be able to get a read in pre-season if he has improved as he looked a ripper in pre-season this year in circle work but was a bit lacking in games.
Only his first year so I look forward to what next season brings.
 

craig

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Tactics: Geelong are in a rhythm . The best way to break their rhythm is early in the first quarter by downing two to three players.

Dangerfield would be my first choice as he is so desperate for a flag.A couple of nicely placed bumps early would rattle him.
Same for a confidence player in Miers.And finally a nicely aimed tackle causing a corked thigh for Hawkins would definitely make things interesting.
Meh just knock em out like they did to Tigga and Dion.
 
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Little Ziggyadee

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Tom Brown who is yet to show the hard edge required but does have skills.
I probably won't be able to get a read in pre-season if he has improved as he looked a ripper in pre-season this year in circle work but was a bit lacking in games.
Only his first year so I look forward to what next season brings.
It's funny Brown is a Geelong boy too
Maybe we bamboozled ourselves
 

Little Ziggyadee

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Cameron is carrying on like he has already won the flag.
We all remember the last wombat to carry on in similar manner booking a ticket for the cup for the flight back to Adelaide.
 
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