Player Watch #10: Ben Cunnington - 2019 Syd Barker Medallist

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LB2Snake

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Is his long term future under threat? Can't see something like this going away easily. I always thought he'd be able to go at a high level into his mid-30s due to his play style.

Just as Simpkin is breaking out, you won't be able to tag them both.
It's a real and valid concern.......3 week pinched nerve vibes is really worrying.
 

the Ziebull

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Well he’s contracted til 2022 so let’s pray it doesn’t affect him long term

otherwise the last 2 years of his contract will be burning space in our cap
 

leighlee13

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It's a real and valid concern.......3 week pinched nerve vibes is really worrying.
It is treatable though. They just need him to see a pain specialist who deals with nerve pain and do it quick. Then with the correct treatment, he should be as good as new. Without this he is i real trouble. Nerve pain is debilitaing and you never know when it will strike. You can be fine one minute and unable to walk the next.
 

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LB2Snake

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It is treatable though. They just need him to see a pain specialist who deals with nerve pain and do it quick. Then with the correct treatment, he should be as good as new. Without this he is i real trouble. Nerve pain is debilitaing and you never know when it will strike. You can be fine one minute and unable to walk the next.
Yeah someone posted how you can have the nerve killed/deadened.......interesting.
 

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We all know when he was hurt - player ran straight into his back with a knee. No free, no penalty. This kind of cheap stuff is the reason I roll my eyes at some of the suspensions handed out for acts that are well and truly within the spirit of the game while this goes unnoticed and not called out.
He was going at less than half rat power before Keath put his knee in his back.

You have highlighted hower the farcical nature of the MRO.

You can ran with a full head of steam and jump knees first into someones head, neck, shoulders, back, and it's fine so long as the ball was kicked.

If you did it for a hand ball you'd likely be in trouble.

I mean it's pretty absurd.
 

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We all know when he was hurt - player ran straight into his back with a knee. No free, no penalty. This kind of cheap stuff is the reason I roll my eyes at some of the suspensions handed out for acts that are well and truly within the spirit of the game while this goes unnoticed and not called out.
Can’t blame Keath, Cunnington run out on that field and is fair game imo..
he should never have taken the field in that state.
 

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Passmore

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Can’t blame Keath, Cunnington run out on that field and is fair game imo..
he should never have taken the field in that state.
Absolutely. But I hope it's in the memory bank for next time.

The Bovine (tm KC) needs to take him out early. Legally in a tackle of course.

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DesertRoo

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Absolutely. But I hope it's in the memory bank for next time.

The Bovine (tm KC) needs to take him out early. Legally in a tackle of course.

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I’m just glad we don’t have sooks look the bont, who would’ve cried to the media at how unfair it is.
But absolutely it should be stored in the collective memory of the group.
 
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the flying ham

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We all know when he was hurt - player ran straight into his back with a knee. No free, no penalty. This kind of cheap stuff is the reason I roll my eyes at some of the suspensions handed out for acts that are well and truly within the spirit of the game while this goes unnoticed and not called out.
Mate if Robbie Tarrant pulled up short because a bloke had a sore back we'd be up in arms. Nothing in that incident, Meath went hard and split a pack like any kpd worth his salt should. Fair play. Serves us right for putting a cripple on the field and trying to hide him in a pocket. I'd love to see that footage, didn't think anything of Keaths impact apart from the fact it was another hospital pass from one of ours
 

shintemaster

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Mate if Robbie Tarrant pulled up short because a bloke had a sore back we'd be up in arms. Nothing in that incident, Meath went hard and split a pack like any kpd worth his salt should. Fair play. Serves us right for putting a cripple on the field and trying to hide him in a pocket. I'd love to see that footage, didn't think anything of Keaths impact apart from the fact it was another hospital pass from one of ours
WTF does Keath have to do with this? The incident I'm referring to was weeks ago and was well out of a marking contest.
 

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