#22 Irving ‘MO22IE’ Mosquito


#583

Yep, Whatever suits our narrative better.


#584

So… Cyril?


#585

Not sure about how MK had anything to do with Franga, but definitely Knights catastrophic end to his coaching reign where we piled up huge losses led to us free falling down the ladder & ensuring that Hirdy got his hands on Heppell.
So can we thank MK for our captain?


#586

Theoretically it’s straightforward
All players chosen after him (plus Scully, who, as you say may have seen him chosen by the Dawks)

In practice, being Blitz, it will be

  • the one individual chosen later (by any club) who becomes a star; the “why didn’t we pick him” argument
  • any indigenous small forward, wing, on-ballerthe Blitzer chooses
  • any non-indigenous small forward, wing, on-baller the Blitzer chooses
    OR
  • any current & future Hawthorn player at all, provided they finish below us on the ladder for the next 5 - 10 years (the preferred outcome)

#587

exceptional call by me and i stand by it.


#588

If it bleeds I can bite it!


#589

It’s obvious isn’t it?

Knights wanted Williams

Williams came with pick #24

#24 = Carlisle

Carlisle was traded to StK for pick #5

Pick #5 = Aaron Francis

Therefore, without Knights, we wouldn’t have Francis


#590

I wouldn’t call it obvious.

You can also argue Hirdy had just as much claim to fame by playing Jake in the forward line, Jake sooking it & telling all & sundry that the club was farked & then requesting a transfer.

So by Hirdy playing JC forward, him cracking the sads & transferring to StK, thereby ensuring that we got pick number 5.


#591

If Francis ever wanted to go to another club we could turn that Lovett trade deal into 2 x first round picks.


#592

No deal. gotta keep Franga at the Hanga at all costs.


#593

It is a shame we missed out on Lovett’s remaining 0 games, though.


#594

The Mozzie and McKenna show!!:grin:


#595

This sounds like an explanation from the father in “My big fat Greek Wedding”


#596

Yes, isn’t it? If only he was still at Essendon when he transgressed and played those 0 games for us, it would’ve given the Herald Scum something else (beyond the obligatory Saga references) to include ad infinitum in any article about the Dons.


#597

A sliding doors proposition, if we had’ve lived through Andrew’s dark days it’s not beyond the realms to imagine the AFL picking another club to scapegoat for what was an across the board absence of governance regarding off the shelf milkshake mixers. Though they did reveal a penchant for kicking the corpse.


#598

lol, you for real? was always going to be us regardless.


#599

I’m still not sure any of it’s real. Apart from the prospect of Irving playing seniors this year, I’m pretty sure that’s really not happening.


#600

Hes doing year 12 this year. hes going to be a development player next year so if he plays senior game it will be massive.


#601

open training session in Ocean Grove on Wednesday morning…The unique session will feature all of the club’s new recruits training with the entire squad for the very first time as the side prepares for the 2019 season.

So how did Mossie go on the track with ball in hand?


#602

Exactly which is why I’m not allowing myself the merest mossie bite of expectation. I do fear there’ll be many a manchild having a sob about it in these parts though. I also have to admit to being a manchild and it’s taken a lot of meditation to come around to this naysayer mindset.