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I'm not gonna lie ... I'd like the stop the comparisons and hopes of similarities between Trac and Cousins immediately, because I can already see what trait he'll actually inherit, because of the MFCSS of it all.
Good point.

Petracca reminds me more than anything else of a very sober, Trappist monk.
 

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They were probably angling for some sort of smooth moving "flows like a river" pun, and I assume you let them down.
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Apparently Jayden Hunt won our time trial, assuming there was no ANB Omac or Tmac but good nonetheless. At his best he's invaluable
I think we will see Marty Hore in the round 1 line up, he is ready to go and by reports seems to be excelling during the training drills.
I like both of these things. Competition for spots is great.
 

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I checked out the DL training thread before, there are some pics up there from old mate which are worth looking at.

Some of my take aways ... Oscar looks like he's put on a fair bit of size across the shoulders. If Max and Preuss can coexist in the same 22, good luck to oppo midfields getting much of a look in, two enormous masses of humanity right there. Trac looks like he's trimmed down significantly through the midsection, while still maintain his powerful looking trunk, which is pretty impressive when you consider he's had off season surgery and only just returned to full training, more confident in my call that this will be his year.
 

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I really don’t understand this mantra of comparing players with other players from previous eras.
Yeah, hard to think of anyone currently playing that I would compare to cousins, the game isnt as open.

Cousins would burst out of a pack and carry it 20metres.

Nowadays with the high pressure it is more likely that the player bursting from the pack immediately needs to find a runner to handball off too.

Brayshaw would be a closer comparison if I had to pick from our current list. Not as big of a threat up forward as cousins was though. He was a freak.
 

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Yeah, hard to think of anyone currently playing that I would compare to cousins, the game isnt as open.

Cousins would burst out of a pack and carry it 20metres.

Nowadays with the high pressure it is more likely that the player bursting from the pack immediately needs to find a runner to handball off too.

Brayshaw would be a closer comparison if I had to pick from our current list. Not as big of a threat up forward as cousins was though. He was a freak.
I don't think anyone on our list compares to cousins not Brayshaw at all either. Think his off field has detracted a little from his career now.

But yeah footys changed too much. I'm thinking like a Dylan Shiel who kicks better. What I remember of Cousins is his over exaggerated elbow on his handball, the way he would run a semi circle in the position ready to handball. He was a bloody gun. Pretty much the perfect midfielder
 
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I checked out the DL training thread before, there are some pics up there from old mate which are worth looking at.

Some of my take aways ... Oscar looks like he's put on a fair bit of size across the shoulders. If Max and Preuss can coexist in the same 22, good luck to oppo midfields getting much of a look in, two enormous masses of humanity right there. Trac looks like he's trimmed down significantly through the midsection, while still maintain his powerful looking trunk, which is pretty impressive when you consider he's had off season surgery and only just returned to full training, more confident in my call that this will be his year.
Very exciting if true, those physical changes to Trac and OMaxc would have been in my top 5 wishes heading into this PS...
 

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Barring the word that starts with i the next few years are going to be very very good. The finals drought is out of the way, add the 3 finals games (one brutal) experience and very good list changes. Having a granfinal priority on your membership will pay off.
 
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