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

  1. Doctor Gero

    Doctor Gero TheBrownDog

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    Geelong: Duncan, J. Selwood, Tuohy, Menegola, Dangerfield, Mackie.
     

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  2. BORIS332

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    Lol, my "finals criticism is flawed," maybe that's because I haven't criticised him on his finals form? My issue with him is that he's a front-runner, he goes missing when we need him. Here are the difference in his stats between wins and losses:

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  3. Doctor Gero

    Doctor Gero TheBrownDog

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    You’ll find a lot of players across the competition have this same phenomena. It’s not really to be unexpected. When teams beat you they do so by stopping you from playing at your best.
     
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  4. Partridge

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    My opinion watching the games (live for Richmond, television for Adelaide): Menegola was awful in both. With plenty of company.

    Possession totals don’t have quite the impact when they’re panicked and rushed.
     
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  5. Ratcat

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    Selwood played a great game, Menegola was best of the rest along with Dangerfield.
    23 and 24 possessions respectively.
    Hardly flopped like most did that day.
    Even with his bad game averaged 21.5 disposals off HF for the series.
    For a selection 66 ...done more in 2017 than most manage throughout a career.
     
  6. Ratcat

    Ratcat Club Legend

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    Proves to me he doesn't drop off by that much.(consistent)
    I also heard he's burning in the recent game simulation along with Ablett.
    Big year ahead for him imo.
     
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  7. dazbroncos

    dazbroncos Max Rooke Appreciation Society

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    Sure - but how many games has he actually played.

    Menzel was in the system for 4 years and did SFA - but he was hurt.
    Menegola had time at Freo and Hawks - hurt and on the bubble - and probably not dedicated enough to the game. But at the elite level of the game it takes time to get used to it. If it was easy anyone would do it right and they'd all be champions.

    All im saying is Im happy to give him some more time to get it right and be more consistent - not heaps but another year or so to continually improve.

    GO Catters
     
  8. betchsta

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    Indeed.

    A lot of joke's going around on social media with the photo saying it's the team photo,Mainly Tigers & Crow's supporters from what I noticed,I was happy when Richmond won the flag last year, Now it's becoming unbearable & they're acting like they're coming off an golden era.
     
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  9. Doctor Gero

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    Do not agree with the latter. More than serviceable.
     
  10. catempire

    catempire Proud Acceptor of Mediocrity

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    I’ll put weight on his finals record when it stops moving in a parallel line with the team’s.
     
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  11. thejester

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    But that doesn't show that he goes missing when we need him, it shows he plays worse in losses. That's not the same thing as what you're saying because it automatically excludes the possibility he has stepped up and we've won.
     
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  12. catempire

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    Do the same for most players and it looks identical.
     
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    catempire Proud Acceptor of Mediocrity

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    We are doing well when we are worried about a third year player who finished 6th in the B&F. Must be flyyyyyying. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Ratcat

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    Everyone was under the pump that day with Richmond applying manic pressure.
    I'm sure they had also planned for Danger and Sam considering their dominant roles the week before against the Swans.
    His numbers on the day were a tribute to his determined effort against the odds.
     
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  15. Spazz Cat

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    I agree just from the comfort of my living room I thought he was awful in the Richmond game, yeah you could say Danger & Duncan were poor but at rare times did a couple of positive things.
    Adelaide game he summed up the team. Tried hard, didn't do a lot wrong but just let down by shocking disposal.
     
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  16. Ratcat

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    Just checked the Carji, Menners 6th 194/ Tom Stewart 5th 195,
    Stewart had a positive year but not to that extent, reckon positions should be reverse.
    Very stiff not to rank 5th imo with his consistent numbers that is.
     
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  17. Warhorse

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    Vanilla mature age recruit who racks up touches who will be pushed out of the side as better players develop.
     
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    Warhorse All Australian

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    The issue with menegola is he goes missing in first quarters then racks up touches once the game is over
     
  19. Hello Kitty

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    Fog? From the Carol Brady lol are you meaning Blitz?

    There were some real 'Hair Don'ts' weren't there?

    Harry Taylor's Marine, short back + sides is hideous!

    Some screen shots from the video:
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    Who's the guy on Scotty's left?

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    Awwwww, Zuthrie is such a poppet

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  20. Hello Kitty

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    ^^^ THIS!!!
     
  21. Ratcat

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    Funny you say that, l clearly remember him racking double figure first quarters.
    Vanilla? Wish more would be soft like him.lol!
     
  22. calder_daddy

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    Every Geelong male supporter right now
     
  24. Hello Kitty

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  25. Hello Kitty

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    Even better?

    Dangerfield - Ablett - Selwood - Duncan.jpg
     
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