Player Watch #17: Daniel Rioli

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Tomnat Tigers

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Has failed to register a goal in 4 of the 7 games this season and isn't finding anywhere near enough of the ball to be guaranteed a spot in the team. Would rather he be made an example of at the selection time than be allowed to coast away on talent.
 

NaturalDisaster

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Has failed to register a goal in 4 of the 7 games this season and isn't finding anywhere near enough of the ball to be guaranteed a spot in the team. Would rather he be made an example of at the selection time than be allowed to coast away on talent.
I thought he was doing well until he hurt himself, wasn't the same after that.
 

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I thought he was doing well until he hurt himself, wasn't the same after that.
What about the other games this season? For what its worth I think its stupid to blame forwards and especially small forwards when you lose games and the team gets smashed in midfield and I also admit Rioli has been a bit banged up this season but his level of output and lack of improvement needs to be noted and if Dimma wants to send a message to his players than it is guys like Rioli who should be the first to be dropped given they're not coming close to living up to their potential. At the beginning of the season I expected Rioli to lift his game to around 15-18 disposals and a goal a game and yet the last two weeks he got 6 and 8 touches respectively and zero goals. Nowhere near good enough.

Also he should of run the ball as far as he could when he got in on the wing and had Caleb Daniel chasing him. No point having pace if you're not going to use it.
 

Spluff

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Has failed to register a goal in 4 of the 7 games this season and isn't finding anywhere near enough of the ball to be guaranteed a spot in the team. Would rather he be made an example of at the selection time than be allowed to coast away on talent.
He's literally been injured in each of the past four games. Can cut him some slack, as he's clearly been in a lot of pain. Given our depth of small forwards, however, he should have been rested by now.
 

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I watched him closely for a few minutes at ground level when he came back on last night. He was very very sore.

He’s been sore for a few weeks now. Taken some big hits.

Week off, in the ice baths, hydro therapy, massage. Feet up. Doritos and PGA Tour 19 on PlayStation. Bingo ! Fixed.

(Thanks Dr Drof.)
 

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Sir_Loin

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He's literally been injured in each of the past four games. Can cut him some slack, as he's clearly been in a lot of pain. Given our depth of small forwards, however, he should have been rested by now.
Absolutely. I was on the wing 10 seats back from the fence with that hit he took against the dogs. Let me clear something up for everyone. He knew it was his time to go and he went. I did not want him to do it. That’s how bad that hit could have been.

Thanks for this post mate. For the rest of you having a crack at him knock it the **** off.
 

Drofder

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Absolutely. I was on the wing 10 seats back from the fence with that hit he took against the dogs. Let me clear something up for everyone. He knew it was his time to go and he went. I did not want him to do it. That’s how bad that hit could have been.

Thanks for this post mate. For the rest of you having a crack at him knock it the **** off.
Me too. You could see it coming, he knew it was coming, and he put himself in harms way big time.

You could see him thinking....then he decided “I’m going.” It was a big hit.
 

Sir_Loin

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Me too. You could see it coming, he knew it was coming, and he put himself in harms way big time.

You could see him thinking....then he decided “I’m going.” It was a big hit.
Couldn’t have put it better
 

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Me too. You could see it coming, he knew it was coming, and he put himself in harms way big time.

You could see him thinking....then he decided “I’m going.” It was a big hit.
ballz of steel

at what point do the coaches tell him to shirk it like bellis so that we can protect his ribs ?
 

King Cotch

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Anyone else a bit worried Daniel hasn’t kicked on much this year, I know he’s been banged up a bit but he hasn’t done much bar the one game and now he’s out of the team again.
I watch his cousin willie and whenever he’s near the ball something good happens, I wish Daniel had that offensive impact a bit more sometimes. I know defensive pressure he’s outstanding but offensively I’d like to see a little more.
 

joelsyt

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Anyone else a bit worried Daniel hasn’t kicked on much this year, I know he’s been banged up a bit but he hasn’t done much bar the one game and now he’s out of the team again.
I watch his cousin willie and whenever he’s near the ball something good happens, I wish Daniel had that offensive impact a bit more sometimes. I know defensive pressure he’s outstanding but offensively I’d like to see a little more.
He’s just seriously out of form at the moment. Unfortunately it happens to every single player out there, Rioli’s turn this time.

He’ll be fine. If he’s still playing VFL at the end of the year then we should worry but not at the moment.
 
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