Player Watch #13 Clayton Oliver - 2018 ALL AUSTRALIAN

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His forward half work today is what will make him a better player than Cripps. His outside game is developing rapidly
Along with his kicking and the media is still behind in recognising this. That kick to spargo was sublime
Was sitting on the pocket where he kicked that. Perfect kick.

He is so clean and nimble. Amazes me every week.
 

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Was at an analytics conference this week - he’s rated the best player in the game this year by Champion Data.

Gawn is 5th.
Yeah they put that stat out a few weeks ago I think. He started the year ranked 63rd (across his last 40 games over 2 years) ... he’s now 4th
 

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Yeah they put that stat out a few weeks ago I think. He started the year ranked 63rd (across his last 40 games over 2 years) ... he’s now 4th
I still can’t believe he is barely 21. How the hell does he improve from here? Because he will but he is already brilliant
 

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I still can’t believe he is barely 21. How the hell does he improve from here? Because he will but he is already brilliant
I’m trying to work out what he can’t do.

Does he kick off both sides? I don’t recall him doing so? Ha! A flaw!
 

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The size and power of this kid really occurred to me this weekend.

He tackled an eagles bloke and just ******* rag dolled him, he's gonna be like Fyfe.

There was a clearance he won where he kicked it inside 50 and then followed up and hit the ball at a million miles an hour and found another dees player.

Phwooooar
 

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The size and power of this kid really occurred to me this weekend.

He tackled an eagles bloke and just ******* rag dolled him, he's gonna be like Fyfe.

There was a clearance he won where he kicked it inside 50 and then followed up and hit the ball at a million miles an hour and found another dees player.

Phwooooar
His agility is almost the best I’ve ever seen in a midfielder, just reacts so quickly once the ball hits the deck.
 

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The size and power of this kid really occurred to me this weekend.

He tackled an eagles bloke and just ******* rag dolled him, he's gonna be like Fyfe.

There was a clearance he won where he kicked it inside 50 and then followed up and hit the ball at a million miles an hour and found another dees player.

Phwooooar
I replayed the second one about three times last night. I think it was the 2nd quarter. What was mad about it is how he even showed up in the forward fifty in that time. Teleported or something. It was like he won the clearance and thumped the ball forward and seconds later he steals the ball from the defender. Somehow covered the ground in what felt like 4 seconds.

I remember when it happened because the Dees player he found was Kent. Exactly at the moment that I was grumbling that Kent hadn’t done much. Kent drilled it to Milkshakes - goal.

My entire head is taken up with this kind of detailed recollection. No wonder I can’t remember my password for myGov
 

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I genuinely laughed out loud several times at this kid and his freakish hand/eye coordination.

I even made my wife stop what she was doing so I could replay that collect and spin move so she could marvel at it with me.

Love Clarry.
Did you eventually piss her off?

I can say with some certainty that I got on the nerves of at least 6 people by replaying key Oliver moments from the game for collective appreciation. I was well pleased with this result.
 
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Did you eventually piss her off?

I can say with some certainty that I got on the nerves of at least 6 people by replaying key Oliver more moments from the game for collective appreciation. I was well pleased with this result.
Yes indeed. She changed rooms.
 
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