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Retired Past Players: Matthew Lloyd (#18) - Inducted as EFC Hall of Fame Legend

Discussion in 'Essendon History' started by DaSawx, Jul 16, 2007.

Put it out there
  1. DaSawx

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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    I've always thought that since he broke his arm (i know it's ancient history now) but he seems to be mistiming his leads. As in too early or too late, but maybe thats the midfield not delivering it to him properly.

    Thoughts?
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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    The game has changed a lot since Lloydy broke his arm. He is still acclimatising, but the position he used to play dosen't really exist anymore, so might be leading from the wrong spots which his leads look a little bad. his kicking for goal has also been crap
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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    Struggling, but so is our midfield and that could be one of the reasons, playing more of a team role now trying to get others involved.
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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    He should play more selfishly imo.
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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    needs to step up this week and prove that he is the right man to be captain.

    surely he'd be pumped for sheeds
  7. DaSawx

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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    Yeah, needs to lift, he did look quite dissapointed yesterday, as you would
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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    811, and counting.
    God I have massive man love for this bloke.
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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    He played great yesterday. Stayed at full forward and only went up the ground a few times. He put excellent pressure on with his tackling. I hope to see more of that from him.
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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    Curiously, I agree. Even though he's captain, he needs to realise that he is our best forward and he is entitled to be up there marking the ball for a shot on goal.

    That said, he has not been in good form up forward of late, and I admit I cringe when he lines up now. Lots of practise needs to be had. Playing up the ground so much won't really help him there - we need targets up forward! Notice how well he did when he was in the forward line last week.

    And particularly I don't think we can go without him up forward this weekend, especially if Lucas is out. Can't have one 'gun' forward up one end and not have Lloydy doing his best at the other end.
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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    813.

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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    Yeah he should played so much better and kicked so many more goals when he took the ball himself instead of dishing it off and he worries to much about his other teammates getting the ball.
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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    818.
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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    Do you think he will reach the 1000 goal mark before he retires?
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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    Yes mate.
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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    Just because he's closing on 30 doesn't mean he can't play another 3-4 years
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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    824.
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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    I don't want to get myself excited but

    LLOYDY'S BACK!!!!!!!
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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    he pplayed well but remember he was playing on a 3rd gamer. anything less than 5 goals would have been disapointing
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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    How many times was he triple teamed ? Ratten obviously had the plan of helping the young carlton fullback at all times " get back, in numbers and chop the young bloke out" Painfully obvious. Magnificent game from The Captain.
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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    gumby was open alot of the time and we were a bit too lloydy conscious
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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    8 contested marks last week. A.F.L high for `07
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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    828.
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    829.
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    Re: 18. Matthew Lloyd

    He will be at 900 goals next season if he keeps the same average of goals as this season and plays 22 games.