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Player Watch #24 Dane Rampe - signed 3 year contract extension

Discussion in 'Sydney' started by scaryness, May 18, 2017.

  1. TheMase

    TheMase Brownlow Medallist

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    I personally think it reflects wanting the defence to become self reliant so our mids don’t have to play as defensively to cover for their difficulty in handling fast ball movement into defensive 50. Has been a weakness for us for years.

    Edit: this has flow on effects of all our players pushing up, reducing the players available in our forward line. Not as simple as mids=bad for me
     
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    Someone posted a contrast between Martin's little time this year in D50. By contrast Heeney and Parker spend too much time there. Even Ollie has had to hang back.

    We need a foot and branch review of the coaching box, the unfitness staff and the playing list.
     
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    Agree. This is what I mean by sureing up the defence so they don’t need as much midfield support, players push back forward of the defence and we get better movement across the ground.
     
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    Wasn't there a stat around last year that our back 6 had gone from the best at winning 1-on-1's to the worst?
     
  5. scaryness

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    Where has this 'Rampe was poor this year' stuff come from?

    Stats aren't everything but looking at his CD profile, he was pretty much the same player as last year.

    2016 was a clear peak that will be very tough to repeat.
     
  7. caesar88

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    I think he's been poor the last two years actually. Not just by his standards but in general. Gone from one of my favourite players to watch to one of the most cringeworthy. Not writing him off though, he's a great player and a great athlete, he can find his best again just a long way off it on recent form.
     
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    After the Gil-Clarkson coffee catchup and umpires paying illegal defending/blocking, Dane seemed to lose his confidence. His game seemed to drop off since then.
     
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  9. BloodySwan

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    He's just as good as ever but he's had to be the key defender for much of the year. Just stop playing him on blokes way too tall and he'll tear it up. He did a good job on Pavlich in the past but he's no Leo Barry
     
  10. connolly

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    He is a victim of the faster ball movement into their attacking 50 by opposition teams. He has been consistently played on bigger forwards. Opposition coaches are awake up and have consistently dragged him back onto the last defensive line. Longmire simply refuses/refused to adapt. A good example was leaving him on Dangerfield when Geelong put him at full forward. Longmire left him one out without anyone standing five metres in front of Dangerfield. Jesus John Rampe is NOT a full back FFS. Longmire has stubbornly refused to adapt Rampe to counter Rampe opposition tactics. Rampe was an AA defender so of course the opposition will counteract him.The problem was Longmire refusing to play him further up the ground in response and yes leaving Aliir in the reserves. The new rule will hopefully force Longmire to change his use of Rampe. Necessity being the mother of invention.
     
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  12. caesar88

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    Long may he reign!!
     
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    Sir Dane!!! You rippa!!
     
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