Player Watch #24 Dane Rampe (c)

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Tedeski

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Rampe robbed of an AA spot
I kid you not, he didn't get in because he had a controversial few games & they didn't give him any benefit of doubt.

If lined up along a wall, school days style & teams were being picked, without a doubt in the world he would be one of the first 4 picked, such is his ability to play tall & small & attacking from the backline.
But there are plenty other hard luck stories. He did himself no favours climbing the post.
 

Swan4Life

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The goal post saga shouldn't have factored into the decision and if it did it is a disgrace.

We finished with a percentage of 98 which means we were competitive for almost every game. Without Ramps, I'd daresay that would be around 80 to 85. He was THAT good.

IMO, his non-selection is a disgrace nonetheless, and is on par with JPKs AA omission in 2017 and 2016 Norm Smith oversight. But not surprising given the Vic bias in the AFL. Yet another reason i will probably tune out of the finals series.
 

Skystyler

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He had back to back games where his over exuberance at the end could have potentially cost us the 4 points.
Other than that, a bit stiff maybe. The competition for spots is pretty fierce. Tom Stewart had a great year. I have no problem with his selection. And you couldn't possibly leave Grimes out of the team. The one I would have dropped for Rampe is McGovern, but he is a bit of freak and I'm a swans fan.
Dunno how Haynes missed out either.
 

LukeParkerno1

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He had back to back games where his over exuberance at the end could have potentially cost us the 4 points.
Other than that, a bit stiff maybe. The competition for spots is pretty fierce. Tom Stewart had a great year. I have no problem with his selection. And you couldn't possibly leave Grimes out of the team. The one I would have dropped for Rampe is McGovern, but he is a bit of freak and I'm a swans fan.
Dunno how Haynes missed out either.
Haynes missed a portion of football that probably came into it.
 

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