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

  1. calder_daddy

    calder_daddy Premium Gold

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    Big footy needs a love button
     
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  2. Partridge

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    Neither Joel Selwood nor Dangerfield put in consistently good finals performances last September. Both were below expectations.

    I love the arrogance to presume you can read people's minds. Not remotely surprising. Not remotely accurate either. Since you brought up the subject, as long as the same players consistently fail when the pressure is on and the stakes are highest, I will absolutely call them out for it. Others in that merry band include Murdoch, Henderson (he's had 3 stinkers in the last two seasons), and Stanley for starters. The last name should generate an immediate like because you've been at least as critical of him as I am of anyone.

    If you don't want to criticise players with less than 50 games' experience no problem. Obviously that would need to be consistent though; you couldn't suddenly slag off a 20 gamer because you don't like them - or even more pathetically - because posters you disagree with may even want that player to succeed. That would be more than a little hypocritical (it would also be hilarious).

    Ultimately it depends what's most important to you; the success of the team, particularly in finals, and what players need to lift to move towards that, or scoring imaginary brownie points with a tribal coalition on an internet forum. I derive a little more pleasure from seeing the side win. Strange I know.
     
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  3. Landgraft

    Landgraft Premiership Player

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    None? It looks like Stanley to me, but as I said I'm not entirely certain.
     
  4. Doctor Gero

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    Well I won’t dignify a patronising spiel with a response. Something you could work on :)
     
  5. calder_daddy

    calder_daddy Premium Gold

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    How has no one mentioned Murdoch as the new whipping boy?
     
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  6. hbk_aus

    hbk_aus Norm Smith Medallist

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    I may have gone too early - it may be him. :D Looks like he has fined down if it is indeed him..
     
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  7. Partridge

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    I'm not the one who called posters 'utter dribblers'. That's completely on you.
     
  8. Doctor Gero

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    Stand by it too. Hopefully a couple more find the permaban :)
     
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  9. catempire

    catempire Proud Acceptor of Mediocrity

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    Still pinching myself seeing these three together.
     
  10. catempire

    catempire Proud Acceptor of Mediocrity

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    Nah, no way. That’s a midfielder sized player.
     
  11. Landgraft

    Landgraft Premiership Player

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    He's well toned but I still feel like he's a bit lanky tbh.
     

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  12. Nakia

    Nakia Premiers 07, 09, '11

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    It looks like Charlie Constable.
     
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  13. Doctor Gero

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    Duncan as the 4th wheel. Phwoar!
     
  14. Doctor Gero

    Doctor Gero TheBrownDog

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    Sorry Stanley but I don’t agree. Whilst a novelty idea the furore over AFL-X imo is overstated. I mean Narkle had his season ended last year at training. We don’t stop guys training.
     
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    Damn, This has me excited about the season ahead.
     
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  16. Mad_Hatter

    Mad_Hatter Norm Smith Medallist

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    Begs the question that if Gaz had never left would we have gotten Dangerfield or even gone after him at all?
     
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  17. Nakia

    Nakia Premiers 07, 09, '11

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    Yes.
     
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  18. Seeds

    Seeds Brownlow Medallist

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    After about 5 games to get used to the speed it does.
     
  19. Cataholic

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    Physically perhaps, but there’s also the psychological aspect.....getting comfortable with your game, how to go about your role etc. This is often a bigger obstacle than the physical.

    For example, look at Matty Hayden, Maxwell etc........skill wasn’t the issue in the first phase of their international career, it was their application and smarts. Different sport I know, but same thing.
     
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  20. you pick one

    you pick one Brownlow Medallist

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    I feel most might think he had his best season with us last year,he certainly played the game much harder around the contest,will be good back up this season.
     
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    Thats what i thought as well!
     
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  22. Ratcat

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    Can't believe the criticism of Menegola by some on here, last year being his first proper AFL season.
    Sensational stats by any comparison given his inexperience at the highest level was outstanding.
     
  23. thegerman

    thegerman Brownlow Medallist

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    Joel's been on the sunlounge
     
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  24. Ricky Vaughn

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    I don't think we'll know if Menegola has improved or not until the Finals.
     
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  25. Seeds

    Seeds Brownlow Medallist

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    Hard to say. You could also argue it was maturity with age that made them better players regardless of experience. Maturity helps enormously with pyschological aspects.
     
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