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Discussion in 'Geelong' started by catempire, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Willo_

    Willo_ Trust the Process

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    I think the fact that they struggle at the MCG as much as anyone helped our case.... and after the shit show of the year before we perhaps they just thought we would roll over
     

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  2. Nakia

    Nakia Premiers 07, 09, '11

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    Where are you flying in from?
     
  3. ChookNorris

    ChookNorris Premium Gold

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    Will never mark like Pods. But I do like his agression.
     
  4. winty

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    Certainly got that opinion based on Buddy's interview after the game. While he was saying "They're a good side and we need to respect them etc, etc", his body language said everything but.
     
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  5. Hello Kitty

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    Look out for our Chief Executive, Brian Cook, 11.30am at 95 Malop Street Geelong tomorrow who will be selling The Big Issue alongside street vendor, Darren. Every magazine sale helps a homeless or disadvantaged person who is #ProudlyWorking #VendorWeek #CEOSelling

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  6. Landgraft

    Landgraft Premiership Player

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    So I noticed there was a short interview with Jackson Thurlow on the club website regarding AFLX. I think it's a pretty natural reaction that my first thought was that he would be one of the guys in our squad.

    However I'd just like to isolate a quote
    You don't think they could... could they?

    http://www.geelongcats.com.au/video/2018-02-07/jackson-thurlow-on-aflx
     
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  7. Willo_

    Willo_ Trust the Process

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    If Cocky pings a hammy playing this shit i'll crack the shits big time
     
  8. Ricky Vaughn

    Ricky Vaughn Club Legend

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    The club may want to see how this new program for Nakia is going.
    As much as the club would try, they won't replicate the true nature of competition at training. Getting him playing some form of football at the earliest possible time may be the best option for him.

    If the worst happens and he pings another hammy, at least they have more time to set out a new rehab plan or change his running style.

    If the whole "rebuild" of Cockatoo hasn't worked, I'd rather know in the AFLX as opposed to round 1.
     
  9. BORIS332

    BORIS332 Club Legend

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    Agree. The old “let’s not play injury prone blokes in the preseason” is simplistic and outdated.
     
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  10. Landgraft

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    Very interesting to see two different takes on it... ultimately though my concern is more just that I would regard Cocky as a very high value player, the kind of player that I wouldn't expect to see played in something like AFLX.

    I wonder if it will actually be less risky than a JLT match because of the relatively short timeframe and potentially only needing to play one game? On the one hand if he breaks down playing AFLX the backlash will be palpable. On the other hand it may be an inspired choice and he has the mix of speed, explosiveness and footy ability that could really X-cel in the AFLX.
     
  11. Doctor Gero

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    He could easily ping a hammy in the first JLT or Round 1 or even training.
    Reportedly on a different program now so we shouldn't imo be too cautious with testing him out, we nee to find out if this modified program is working or not.
     

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  12. Willo_

    Willo_ Trust the Process

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    I'm more than happy to play him in preseason and to build him up.
    I'm not thrilled if he plays a game that is experimental, and will not resemble what we are actually training and building him up for.

    He probably is the perfect prototype for the game, but his history suggests they would be better not playing him in 20 min stop start max speed sprint game
     
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  13. Kaatman

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  14. Daniel McL

    Daniel McL Brownlow Medallist

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    Nice little write-up about Duncan, more so for the fans who forgot how good he was last season :thumbsu:

    https://t.co/jACdya0sDb
     
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  15. Boxhead_31

    Boxhead_31 Rompinwins is my Chauffeur

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    You thinks Hawk might be the happiest man in the Peninsular?
     
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  16. Mad_Hatter

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    Firm something rock something something
    BOY OH BOY WOWEE!!!
     
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    Love this photo
     
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    Who was that with the rather insipid smother attempt?
     
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  19. Landgraft

    Landgraft Premiership Player

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    I'm not 100% but number 1 suggests that it may be Captain Insipid himself - Mr. Rhys Stanley.
     
  20. UnitedWarrior93

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    Tbh that’s an easy hit up kick.
     
  21. Willo_

    Willo_ Trust the Process

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    Yeah it is, but still outside of Duncan it's one that most of our players fail to execute still... just ask Tommy how many he has on his head or at his ankles
     
  22. BORIS332

    BORIS332 Club Legend

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  23. catempire

    catempire Proud Acceptor of Mediocrity

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    Phwoar Nakia!

     
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  24. Spazz Cat

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    Cock is bulging! About to tear the competition apart this year.
    Just yous wait.
     
  25. TheWoodenSlug

    TheWoodenSlug Norm Smith Medallist

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    That's true, the kick itself was easy. But having the vision to identify the leading target in the first place, rather than mindlessly bombing it long, is something we've been sorely lacking of late.

    Or maybe I'm just a bit delirious from a lack of footy, and getting excited over anything. Hurry the **** up round 1!
     
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