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Title: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: LF on March 20, 2017, 07:16:58 PM
Time to start the talk for the season proper now
Seems to be some decent competition for spots down in defence this year,good thing means the boys will be desperate to hold their spot in the team which should push them to perform well.
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: jvalles69 on March 20, 2017, 07:20:50 PM
Rucks obviously our biggest issue, if Nic Nat and Lycett were fit I'd say we finish top 2.  Just Lycett fit then prob top 4.  I think we finish 5-6 with our current ruck stocks, but might still sneak into that top 4 hopefully.
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: meow meow on March 20, 2017, 08:52:42 PM
Ruckmen are overrated, especially with Priddis, Mitchell and Shuey on the ground. Would be nice to be fed by NN but not having him there won't hurt.

I'd say your fortunes rest with Wellingham, Masten, Sheed. Guns gonna gun, but it will be the 16th-24th men that dictate your fate. Don't think the Iggs had a top 2 list even if the rucks were fit and firing.
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: elephants on March 21, 2017, 02:01:02 AM
Ruckmen are overrated.

I agree to an extent, however NicNat is our most influential, dynamic player. Not having him is going to force us to change the way we play slightly.

Mitchell, Priddis, Shuey, Gaff though - pick who to tag of that lot!

Got everything crossed that Yeoy can start taking games by the scruff of the neck more, and guys like Masto and Redden are able to contribute week to week. The midfield is so damn important for us.
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: LF on March 21, 2017, 05:35:33 PM
Petrie has been upgraded for Nic Nat
And Scotty has been put on the LTI list,no upgrade at this stage

http://m.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2017-03-21/petire-upgraded-with-debut-looming
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: RaisyDaisy on March 26, 2017, 05:20:15 PM
Petrie needs surgery

Giles will be coming in
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: LF on March 26, 2017, 05:55:25 PM
Petrie needs surgery

Giles will be coming in

Figured Petrie would be out

Did anyone else see that JJK signed on until 2019
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Gigantor on March 26, 2017, 06:05:17 PM
Petrie needs surgery

Giles will be coming in

Figured Petrie would be out

Did anyone else see that JJK signed on until 2019

Yeah some time last year, told the club he wanted to keep it on the low down so they didn't make it public

Great news though, he is our most important player by a country mile
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Toga on April 03, 2017, 11:43:14 AM
Francis Watson - did some good things in the JLT and had a fantastic game in the twos on the weekend. Does he get a look in soon? Would be a great story.
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: elephants on April 03, 2017, 12:09:51 PM
Francis Watson - did some good things in the JLT and had a fantastic game in the twos on the weekend. Does he get a look in soon? Would be a great story.

I suggest he certainly will at some stage. Has a great head on his shoulders and speaks really well. Tough to break the side at the moment given our running defenders are so settled. Will be spending most of the year developing further in the WAFL.
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Toga on April 03, 2017, 03:13:13 PM
Francis Watson - did some good things in the JLT and had a fantastic game in the twos on the weekend. Does he get a look in soon? Would be a great story.

I suggest he certainly will at some stage. Has a great head on his shoulders and speaks really well. Tough to break the side at the moment given our running defenders are so settled. Will be spending most of the year developing further in the WAFL.

I watched his post-draft presser and thought exactly that ele, seems like a really good kid and really hope he gets the opportunity because he deserves it. Watching his footage would be a handy third tall defender but as you say that Eagles backline looks very settled already.
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: LF on April 12, 2017, 06:38:38 PM
Hmmm
Jetta and Hutch out Duggan and Butler in
Like I thought there would be a couple more changes this week,be nice if they started rewarding WAFL form and giving some of them a crack at it rather than playing the "my spot is safe" players whose form is questionable at times yet they hold their spot week after week.
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: jvalles69 on April 12, 2017, 07:06:19 PM
Hopefully Sheed gets another crack soon, and Watson and Venables get a game as well.
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: GoLions on April 12, 2017, 07:07:09 PM
Hopefully Sheed gets another crack soon, and Watson and Venables get a game as well.
Get Venables in there!
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: LF on April 12, 2017, 07:24:04 PM
Hopefully Sheed gets another crack soon, and Watson and Venables get a game as well.
Get Venables in there!

They are still taking it easy with him

Sheed,Watson and Mutimer are the main 3 that should be getting a crack at it,Mutimer must be close tho as he has been our emergency the last couple of weeks.
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: jvalles69 on April 12, 2017, 07:30:28 PM
Hopefully Sheed gets another crack soon, and Watson and Venables get a game as well.
Get Venables in there!

They are still taking it easy with him

Sheed,Watson and Mutimer are the main 3 that should be getting a crack at it,Mutimer must be close tho as he has been our emergency the last couple of weeks.

What posi does Mutimer play?
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: RaisyDaisy on April 12, 2017, 10:03:43 PM
I know it won't happen, but I'd love for Jetta to never return
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: jvalles69 on April 24, 2017, 01:42:17 PM
flowering rank...  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Ricochet on April 24, 2017, 01:56:56 PM
Who'd have thought we'd both be 3-2 leading into this derby :o

You boys should bounce back but this will be a big big game!
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: RaisyDaisy on April 24, 2017, 02:23:07 PM
I told people at work last week we would lose

It's not entirely an MCG thing, it's a Hawthorn thing - we just don't match up well and they do against us
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: jvalles69 on April 24, 2017, 02:55:54 PM
I told people at work last week we would lose

It's not entirely an MCG thing, it's a Hawthorn thing - we just don't match up well and they do against us

No more excuses, we played like showere.  Too many passengers.  Pathetic effort, Hawks wanted it more.
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Gigantor on April 26, 2017, 12:13:10 PM
So is Watson a chance to play this week as a replacement for Nelson?

Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Ricochet on April 26, 2017, 12:26:56 PM
So is Watson a chance to play this week as a replacement for Nelson?
I think he's still battling an ankle injury?
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Toga on April 26, 2017, 12:43:56 PM
AFL.com says that he's missed two weeks with an ankle but will be in the frame. Get up Francis!
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Ricochet on April 26, 2017, 12:45:16 PM
AFL.com says that he's missed two weeks with an ankle but will be in the frame. Get up Francis!
Didn't play WAFL on the weekend though Toges so would be pretty big if he did get a debut
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Toga on April 26, 2017, 12:47:38 PM
Yeah I know that's what I said haha - he's missed the last two weeks but could be in the frame.

Really hope he can get fit and grab an opportunity with the couple of injuries at WC in the next few weeks!
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Gigantor on April 26, 2017, 12:48:38 PM
AFL.com says that he's missed two weeks with an ankle but will be in the frame. Get up Francis!

Haha read that article just after I posted my comment.

Will be interesting to see who we pick, surely Giles comes in to help Vardy combat Sandi.
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Ricochet on April 26, 2017, 12:50:40 PM
Yeah I know that's what I said haha - he's missed the last two weeks but could be in the frame.

Really hope he can get fit and grab an opportunity with the couple of injuries at WC in the next few weeks!
Oh right haha. I think i saw somewhere he was still in a moonboot as well. Not 100% on that though

Partington was pretty good for East Perth with 31 and 1
Hutchings with 28 and 2 as well
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Toga on April 26, 2017, 12:55:01 PM
Ah bugger didn't know he was still in a moonboot rico :( Would love to see the young fella get a game such a good story.
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: LF on April 27, 2017, 07:05:07 PM
Sammy back and yay for Mutimer getting a run this week
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Footy_junkie101 on May 18, 2017, 03:11:11 PM
found this cool new Shuey Vid on youtube thatll get you pumped,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KNGnM-fJCw&t=14s. kinda old highlights but good vid
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: jvalles69 on May 21, 2017, 08:17:21 PM
Absolute junk, twice this year I've been embarrassed to be a supporter... :-[
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Gigantor on May 28, 2017, 08:54:25 PM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2017-05-28/kennedy-felled-by-calf-injury

Not achilles which is kind of good, hopefully only a few weeks out  :-\
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Gigantor on May 28, 2017, 10:13:35 PM
Consecutive games played at the start of this round

Hurn - 73
Shuey - 67
JJK - 63
Sheppard - 57
Lecca - 38
Masten - 30
Wellingham - 28
Priddis  - 28

So 4 of the top 8 had their runs broken, its a bit sad that Masten has the 3rd best streak now  :o
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: elephants on May 29, 2017, 11:50:22 AM
http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2017-05-28/kennedy-felled-by-calf-injury

Not achilles which is kind of good, hopefully only a few weeks out  :-\

Calf loads better than achilles, still hope we're ultra cautious with him.
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: jvalles69 on May 29, 2017, 12:55:16 PM
Lucky we got Petrie then.  ::)
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: elephants on May 29, 2017, 01:37:53 PM
Such a dismal day yesterday. Despite leading for most of the game, we were dominated by the Giants B-Team. Imagine when they have Coniglio, Devon Smith, Lobb, Haynes, Kennedy and the rest all fit and firing. If we can't beat them at Subi we won't beat them anywhere.

On the brightside, Jetta looked really really good for his first time ever. Hoping he keeps that up, as we are a much better side when he is getting 25ish possies and hitting the scoreboard
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: RaisyDaisy on May 29, 2017, 02:12:16 PM
Such a dismal day yesterday. Despite leading for most of the game, we were dominated by the Giants B-Team. Imagine when they have Coniglio, Devon Smith, Lobb, Haynes, Kennedy and the rest all fit and firing. If we can't beat them at Subi we won't beat them anywhere.

On the brightside, Jetta looked really really good for his first time ever. Hoping he keeps that up, as we are a much better side when he is getting 25ish possies and hitting the scoreboard

Half way into the second qtr I was 100% sure we would lose. I could just see it unfolding. Maybe it's all the years of watching the boys but I just have a really good feel for how they are going in game and if we will win or lose

As for Jetta, the only thing that frustrated me was the several times he was one on one and could have easily burnt passed his opponent but didn't. Use your pace man!
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: GoLions on May 29, 2017, 02:14:39 PM
Bring back Reddo i reckon
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: elephants on May 29, 2017, 02:16:18 PM
Such a dismal day yesterday. Despite leading for most of the game, we were dominated by the Giants B-Team. Imagine when they have Coniglio, Devon Smith, Lobb, Haynes, Kennedy and the rest all fit and firing. If we can't beat them at Subi we won't beat them anywhere.

On the brightside, Jetta looked really really good for his first time ever. Hoping he keeps that up, as we are a much better side when he is getting 25ish possies and hitting the scoreboard

Half way into the second qtr I was 100% sure we would lose. I could just see it unfolding. Maybe it's all the years of watching the boys but I just have a really good feel for how they are going in game and if we will win or lose

As for Jetta, the only thing that frustrated me was the several times he was one on one and could have easily burnt passed his opponent but didn't. Use your pace man!

Haha mate I hope you chucked a few hunjy on the Giants @ 3's :P

Yeah I feel ya, think he only did it once in the last quarter, but 1/10 is a bad strike rate. He's clearly down on confidence (hence, not backing himself in) hopefully this game is a launching pad for the rest of the season
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: RaisyDaisy on May 29, 2017, 02:17:56 PM
I don't really bet on sports, but my mate chucked a bet on at 3/4 time. Got GWS at $4 with a boost. Ridiculous odds at that time
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: RaisyDaisy on May 29, 2017, 09:18:24 PM
Great news with JJK only likely to miss 3 weeks with a calf strain

Looks like were chasing JJ too  :D

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-05-29/eagles-join-the-hunt-for-star-dog-jason-johannisen

Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: jvalles69 on May 29, 2017, 10:30:32 PM
Great news with JJK only likely to miss 3 weeks with a calf strain

Looks like were chasing JJ too  :D

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-05-29/eagles-join-the-hunt-for-star-dog-jason-johannisen

Only 2 weeks with the bye!  :D

JJ, mini-Gov and Matera would all be great gets for the club.
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: elephants on May 30, 2017, 09:52:24 AM
Yeah thank Christ JJK will be okay, still hope we don't rush him back in. Calves can certainly linger and while he isn't old, he is heading toward that 30+ mark and the last thing we want is reoccurring calf issues.

I'd love JJ, but 800k a year? Seems like massive overs when we already intercept well. Whilst his rebound/drive would be nice, its a massive chunk of the salary cap.

Little Gov and Matera though <3
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: RaisyDaisy on May 30, 2017, 10:07:26 AM
Well I'm pretty sure the salary cap is going up next year, and JJ is only 24 so I think he's worth it when a good chunk of our list will be retired in the next few years
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Ricochet on May 30, 2017, 10:11:32 AM
Yeah thank Christ JJK will be okay, still hope we don't rush him back in. Calves can certainly linger and while he isn't old, he is heading toward that 30+ mark and the last thing we want is reoccurring calf issues.

I'd love JJ, but 800k a year? Seems like massive overs when we already intercept well. Whilst his rebound/drive would be nice, its a massive chunk of the salary cap.

Little Gov and Matera though <3
You know what you don't do well?

Run very quickly ;)


JJ could be that speed you need
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: elephants on May 30, 2017, 10:16:58 AM
Well I'm pretty sure the salary cap is going up next year, and JJ is only 24 so I think he's worth it when a good chunk of our list will be retired in the next few years

Like? Sam Mitchell? His contract wouldn't be unworldly, the draw was the coaching gig at the end.

Matt Priddis would be on less than you'd think

Sam Butler is working for minimum wage

I doubt we'd be freeing up that much, and once those boys go I'd rather focus the funds through the midfield, plus re-signing some of the kids (Duggan, Sheed, etc) that will be getting to the point in their careers where they can demand more cash.

I love JJ's flair more than anyone, but we've got to keep a level head about these kinds of enormous list management decisions.
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: RaisyDaisy on May 30, 2017, 11:02:17 AM
I wasn't referring to the older guys freeing up space - more so that when they go we need good youth coming through and JJ has to be considered
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: elephants on May 30, 2017, 11:17:29 AM
Yeah thank Christ JJK will be okay, still hope we don't rush him back in. Calves can certainly linger and while he isn't old, he is heading toward that 30+ mark and the last thing we want is reoccurring calf issues.

I'd love JJ, but 800k a year? Seems like massive overs when we already intercept well. Whilst his rebound/drive would be nice, its a massive chunk of the salary cap.

Little Gov and Matera though <3
You know what you don't do well?

Run very quickly ;)


JJ could be that speed you need

That'd be the reason we're chasing him, Jetta playing well made such a difference and he's a spud. Imagine what JJ could bring :o

The price he's putting on his head is extraordinary though
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: shaker on May 30, 2017, 01:44:11 PM
Great news with JJK only likely to miss 3 weeks with a calf strain

Looks like were chasing JJ too  :D

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-05-29/eagles-join-the-hunt-for-star-dog-jason-johannisen


3 weeks it looked pretty serious to me from the vision at nearly 30 think that is petty optimistic
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Ricochet on May 30, 2017, 01:48:27 PM
Great news with JJK only likely to miss 3 weeks with a calf strain

Looks like were chasing JJ too  :D

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-05-29/eagles-join-the-hunt-for-star-dog-jason-johannisen


3 weeks it looked pretty serious to me from the vision at nearly 30 think that is petty optimistic
that and the fact he was battling achilles soreness as well
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Ringo on June 14, 2017, 03:58:42 PM
I have deleted these last three threads deliberate baiting is not on. keep the banter civil please.
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: GoLions on June 14, 2017, 04:10:09 PM
Does that mean we can bait if it's not deliberate?

#dontgobothways #notlikeabisexual #elesucksatutg
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: elephants on June 14, 2017, 04:24:54 PM
#elesucksatutg

reported
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Ringo on June 14, 2017, 04:31:56 PM
Settle you two,
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: RaisyDaisy on June 14, 2017, 05:27:18 PM
What was deleted? Why?

JS just took a jokingly jab and I only asked what his obsession with ribbing WCE's fans where?

No malice from him or me at all

Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: LF on June 14, 2017, 05:33:44 PM
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West Coast has upgraded Fraser McInnes to the senior list under the rules relating to the promotion of a rookie after mid-season.
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Nige on June 14, 2017, 05:37:18 PM
What was deleted? Why?

JS just took a jokingly jab and I only asked what his obsession with ribbing WCE's fans where?

No malice from him or me at all
Presumably because everything is open to mod discretion and it's entirely up to how they interpret things and feel towards the topic.

There doesn't appear to be set protocol either and so whether a warning, deletion, lock etc happens seems to be more random than situational.

That's all mere speculation based on casual observations though.
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: GoLions on June 14, 2017, 05:42:44 PM
What was deleted? Why?

JS just took a jokingly jab and I only asked what his obsession with ribbing WCE's fans where?

No malice from him or me at all
Presumably because everything is open to mod discretion and it's entirely up to how they interpret things and feel towards the topic.

There doesn't appear to be set protocol either and so whether a warning, deletion, lock etc happens seems to be more random than situational.

That's all mere speculation based on casual observations though.
And also cause ele sucks at utg
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: fanTCfool on June 14, 2017, 05:50:29 PM
Why put mega banter in the title if mega banter is not permitted? #elesucksatutg #impartial
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Ringo on June 14, 2017, 05:56:03 PM
Just remember though when a complaint is made to moderators we have to act on it. At times we may make a rash decision we regret but we have to act as we see fit based on complaint and what has been said.
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: RaisyDaisy on June 14, 2017, 07:06:41 PM
I'm pretty pissed at Butler and Hill being made the scapegoats yet again

It's the one thing that I don't like about Simmo - being soft on guys like LeCras, Darling etc

It doesn't send a strong message, and those blokes get guaranteed games even if their form is woeful
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: Ringo on June 14, 2017, 07:18:33 PM
I think Hill was one of your better players 2 weeks ago. Can understand Barras recall for Butler but unsure on dropping Hill rather than as you say Lecca or Darling. Realise no JJK may have saved Darling.
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: elephants on June 14, 2017, 11:33:55 PM
What was deleted? Why?

JS just took a jokingly jab and I only asked what his obsession with ribbing WCE's fans where?

No malice from him or me at all
Presumably because everything is open to mod discretion and it's entirely up to how they interpret things and feel towards the topic.

There doesn't appear to be set protocol either and so whether a warning, deletion, lock etc happens seems to be more random than situational.

That's all mere speculation based on casual observations though.
And also cause ele sucks at utg

Reported again

Why put mega banter in the title if mega banter is not permitted? #elesucksatutg #impartial

reported



Also ftr flower our selection team and flower we're cooked this week
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: RaisyDaisy on June 20, 2017, 05:03:06 PM
NicNat off the USA for help with knee

Doesn't sound like it's worse, but seeing a sports specialist over there to help him
Title: Re: West Coast 2017 season mega banter thread
Post by: jvalles69 on June 21, 2017, 04:41:48 PM
Shuey has re-signed until 2022.  8)