Player Watch #22: Irving Mosquito - Surgery on hamstring tendon - 20/8 - Next 3 months rehabbing - 10/9

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It will take a while for him to adjust to the weather, I am still adjusting to it coming back to Melbourne after 11 years up there.
Not sure if it was truth or urban legend, where the story I heard was when Michael Long was recruited that they ran the sauna for him at Windy Hill so he could go in and warm up during training.
 

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mayhem20202

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Good luck to the young man. I taught in a remote community near Halls Creek a few years ago and knew some of the Mosquitos. It will take a while for him to adjust to the weather, I am still adjusting to it coming back to Melbourne after 11 years up there. Heaps more kids up in the East Kimberley like him, who have unbelievable talent. Will follow how he goes and hope he kills it at Essendon.
You do realize he has lived in the same climate as Melb for the last 7 years.


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fairbump_playon

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Not much buzz about Irving so far..

I figure with his slight frame he is most likely a 2020 debutant. Very interested though in how he is he looking on the track.
Anyone with observations so far?
 

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boncer34

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Not much buzz about Irving so far..

I figure with his slight frame he is most likely a 2020 debutant. Very interested though in how he is he looking on the track.
Anyone with observations so far?
He watched the Dodoro video and realised the fist pump was fake.

He's refusing to come out of his room or eat his dinner. Should probably delist now.
 

boncer34

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I'd like to know more about his plans to finish Year 12 this year. At what school? How will this affect his training commitments?
Club will work his training around his schoolwork. There's been quite a few players finish VCE post draft and almost all are involved in study/training outside of football these days.
 

Orasia Fantazio

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Maxabillions

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Anyone else sometimes get the gist our social media team really knows very little about football. Odd bunch of questions.

“Which teammate sings the club song with the most gusto?”... He literally has not played a game with us


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I assume there has been a strong focus on singing training this preseason
 

cAsEy_18

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Anyone else sometimes get the gist our social media team really knows very little about football. Odd bunch of questions.

“Which teammate sings the club song with the most gusto?”... He literally has not played a game with us


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Club song "awareness" I believe they call it.
 

eth-dog

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Anyone else sometimes get the gist our social media team really knows very little about football. Odd bunch of questions.

“Which teammate sings the club song with the most gusto?”... He literally has not played a game with us


On iPhone using BigFooty.com mobile app
Pretty sure these are the AFL record questions that they've printed early.
 

Red Black and Blue

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Based on his game the other day it sounds like he’s best 22 already. With the likes of Baguley, Tippa and Fantasia being in our 6-7 worst players in both weeks the only thing keeping him out is an arbitrary perception of being not ready.
 

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