Player Watch #43: Anthony "Walla" McDonald-Tipungwuti

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  1. yaco55

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    Have read for the last 6 to 8 weeks that he is out of form - Has never been out of form.
     

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  2. Killer_Mike

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    He's a very important player.


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  3. Lance Uppercut

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    Remember after the preseason how he was apparently lazy, self-satisfied and not going to improve?

    Pepperidge Farm remembers
     
  4. Killer_Mike

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    In no way can he be compared to Cyril in terms of the impact he has had on the game but his stats are tracking very well and still has room to improve.

    Similar sort of player in that they both can have an influence in different parts of the ground and both enjoy the defensive part of the game as much as kicking a goal.

    Based on raw numbers Walla is actually more of an attacking threat and he has played a lot of games at half back.

    http://www.footywire.com/afl/footy/...2=11&type=A&pid1=4257&pid2=2312&fid1=O&fid2=O

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  5. daffo

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    1%ers are the main difference there.

    Walla is playing well but IMO he isn't in the same ball park as Cyril..Cyril is special.
     
  6. Lore

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    He used to be compared with Ackermanis all the time. Curious to see that compared.
     
  7. Killer_Mike

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    I don't see the Acker comparison.

    Acker was a far more complete player than both Cyril or Walla.
     
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    We're going to need a gif of the goal of the year...
     
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  10. tandino

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    This ******* guy right here.
     
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  12. Dennis Confetti

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    What a star!
     
  14. mxett

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    that goal was unbelievable. He made a goal from basically nothing. He also showed players like Collyer and Green how to nail a goal on the run with that sealer. What an inspiration he is to our team
     
  15. Beerfish

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    Goal of the year?

    Good of them to cut the replay short.
     
  16. Capt Hindsight

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    Excellent game and to stand up with Fantasia out was even better.
     
  17. Donakebab

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    The biggest difference between the two is at the same age Rioli was in his 6th season with over 100 games under his belt, Walla is in his 2nd and has only just notched up 40 games.
     
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  18. Killer_Mike

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    Yep, Walla still has improvement in him.

    Ultimate impact player.
     
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    Something that's probably been lost in the disastrous last three quarters is that he's probably kicked goal of the year as well.
     
  21. Bigjobss

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    Gotta leave enough time for Eddies campaigning ya know
     
  22. TheBrightSide

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    And here's where I yelled at the tele and scared the dogs.

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  23. JayJ20

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    We have a match winner!

    Even when everyone else was down, Heppell and Walla kept us in the game
     
  24. Liberator

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    Goal of the year. The persistence and creativity of the dude to keep the ball alive and moving toward goal, not to mention the initial gather, and then the hutzpah to pull out the nutmeg in the goal square...
     
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    Just absolutely love this player, Tippa has an outsize heart bigger than Phar Lap all 3 goals were spectacular first 2 willed across the line , imposes himself on the contest with ferocious tackling, wizardry, gut running , speed and footy smarts supreme in his ability to ALWAYS make the correct decision and hit a target ...BJ Goddard please take note, a number of your costly turnovers yesterday almost cost us another win!
     

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