Player Watch #22 Aaron vandenBerg - Signed to 2021

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Creepen

Senior List
Oct 1, 2017
223
216
AFL Club
Melbourne
Im really looking forward to see him back. I hope he really has a crack and plays well. Big fan before he went out so stoked, can’t wait for Sunday!
 

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The Dr

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 20, 2007
5,496
5,190
Melbourne
AFL Club
Melbourne
I must be the only one who remembers AVB as only an OK role player, rather than a superhuman wrecking ball that everyone else does.

Obviously hope he dominates the Suns and goes on to win three Brownlows and four flags but I think he's a good honest toiler.

*Runs and hides
 

schmuttt

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 12, 2014
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I must be the only one who remembers AVB as only an OK role player, rather than a superhuman wrecking ball that everyone else does.

Obviously hope he dominates the Suns and goes on to win three Brownlows and four flags but I think he's a good honest toiler.

*Runs and hides
I agree. He could come good but his skills are crap and doesn’t win a hell of a lot of the ball.
 

TheCount

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 13, 2015
11,629
17,163
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Melbourne
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Well apparently I'm a romantic ... my wife will be shocked.

I remember him usually good for a goal or two and some really strong marks, and always good for a couple of massive tackles and relentless pressure. He was a consensus best 22 player 2 years ago, he doesn't have to 20 and 3 to play an important role for the team ... I mean, JKH is playing his 4th straight game for crying out loud.
 

Topkent

Cancelled
Aug 29, 2010
47,686
63,938
Canada
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Melbourne
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Well apparently I'm a romantic ... my wife will be shocked.

I remember him usually good for a goal or two and some really strong marks, and always good for a couple of massive tackles and relentless pressure. He was a consensus best 22 player 2 years ago, he doesn't have to 20 and 3 to play an important role for the team ... I mean, JKH is playing his 4th straight game for crying out loud.
We are a much better side now aswell. Bloke can take a mark an nearly killed Scott pendelbury once. I like him, he's like a lite version of max rooke
 

TheCount

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 13, 2015
11,629
17,163
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Melbourne
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Blackhawks, 76ers
We are a much better side now aswell. Bloke can take a mark an nearly killed Scott pendelbury once. I like him, he's like a lite version of max rooke
Which could mean we've moved past him ... but I doubt it ... pretty sure goals, marks and tackles still have a place in the game.
 

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saj_21

Cancelled
Aug 30, 2007
9,004
6,152
AFL Club
Melbourne
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When up and running I’d say AVB is our best pressur player to, and not the type of pressure just to rush your kick, the type of pressure if I don’t get rid of the ball this bloke will split me in half.
 

Bluelegs

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 13, 2012
25,414
43,651
Robbo's sleeve
AFL Club
Melbourne
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Greenbay Packers
Well apparently I'm a romantic ... my wife will be shocked.

I remember him usually good for a goal or two and some really strong marks, and always good for a couple of massive tackles and relentless pressure. He was a consensus best 22 player 2 years ago, he doesn't have to 20 and 3 to play an important role for the team ... I mean, JKH is playing his 4th straight game for crying out loud.
He usually puts himself in the position to kick 3-4 goals a match only to spray all but one of them.
 

The Dr

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 20, 2007
5,496
5,190
Melbourne
AFL Club
Melbourne
AVB obviously came to us as an inside midfield beast after dominating at NEAFL level and has had to play as that mid-forward pressure enforcer in his games at AFL level.

I wonder if we'll see him rolling through the midfield a bit more now, given Goodwin's desire to have flexibility in each player?
 

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