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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.
Maturity......that’s the word.

Maturity in attitude, application, awareness of weaknesses, and ability to admit / address them.
 

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I know he is the new whipping boy but no chance that is Stanley.
You're right Stanley was restricted to running drills and didn't take part in the match simulation
Big man Rhys Stanley and speedster Jordan Murdoch were both forced to skip Thursday’s session but fortunately they were each able to complete a series of running exercises away from the main group.
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Joel went off with a card, not with an ankle injury. He still looked a bit proppy - presumably carrying a bit of the injury from earlier in 17 but wouldn't be in full training now if he wasn't 100%.

You're probably getting your Selwoods mixed up.
Sorry was referring to Dangerfield hurting his back when getting run down from behind in the international rules
 

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Odd way to look at it. Could only be true if he couldn’t possibly have a better H&A season than 2017. Of course he can.
He can, but he won't.
He'll give us what he gave us last year (which is ideal really).

Even if he does play better in the 2018 H&A season, given his Finals record, he'll need to show those improvements mean he can compete in the highest pressure games.
 

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He can, but he won't.
He'll give us what he gave us last year (which is ideal really).

Even if he does play better in the 2018 H&A season, given his Finals record, he'll need to show those improvements mean he can compete in the highest pressure games.
Finals are not inherently higher pressure than H&A.
 

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Give it 6 games and we'll know.
The specific criticism of Menegola going missing in Finals is relevant - but to be in his first full season of AFL he's been pretty bloody good.

What he needs to work on is the same thing that Duncan took the last 3 seasons to get right was consistency.
I reckon its a bit harsh to flog him on not having it in his first year or purely because he's 26 - but he also needs to find it faster than Mitch did.

Its gonna take time for sure but he needs to take steps this year with it.

Go Catters
 

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The specific criticism of Menegola going missing in Finals is relevant - but to be in his first full season of AFL he's been pretty bloody good.

What he needs to work on is the same thing that Duncan took the last 3 seasons to get right was consistency.
I reckon its a bit harsh to flog him on not having it in his first year or purely because he's 26 - but he also needs to find it faster than Mitch did.

Its gonna take time for sure but he needs to take steps this year with it.

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I don’t buy the “first year of AFL” excuse. He’s been in the system for almost a decade.
 

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I don’t buy the “first year of AFL” excuse. He’s been in the system for almost a decade.
Excuses for what, for being outstanding?

Even your finals criticism is flawed, in 3 games he collected 64 possessions and 2 of them was among our best.
The WAFL system is not AFL.
 

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Excuses for what, for being outstanding?

Even your finals criticism is flawed, in 3 games he collected 64 possessions and 2 of them was among our best.
The WAFL system is not AFL.
Sorry, do you mean last year’s finals?

He was good in one final, against Sydney. Against Richmond and Adelaide he was horrible.
 
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