Player Watch #47: Ivan Soldo [ROOKIE]

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Well I was somewhat shell-shocked in the first 15 mins so I’m not sure I can give any accurate analysis.

As far as Nank vs Chol. Chol is footy dumb. He’s super fast, agile and can jump super high, but he rarely uses those attributes at the right time. I often notice him wandering around lost and unsure of his correct positioning. I have never noticed that with Nank, and even Soldo is become pretty useful around the ground.
Soldo did give away the ruck free kick to Darling. (I've seem other teams do that to Nank too). And not spoiling that ball over the goal line were 2 major errors. But, yeah around the ground Soldo is fine
 

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Charlie Pannam

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Interestingly talking footy said a lower back issue keeping him out.
I heard groin on SEN but did hear lower back reported last night
I would have Nank in the side before Solo every day of the week but not if he’s carrying even the slightest groin complaint. Every game is a final from now on and you can’t risk going into the game with that type of injury concern. Some injuries you can play with but not groins (particularly for ruckman)

I’ve got my fingers crossed for him and hope the bye gives him the recovery required.
 

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I heard groin on SEN but did hear lower back reported last night
I would have Nank in the side before Solo every day of the week but not if he’s carrying even the slightest groin complaint. Every game is a final from now on and you can’t risk going into the game with that type of injury concern. Some injuries you can play with but not groins (particularly for ruckman)

I’ve got my fingers crossed for him and hope the bye gives him the recovery required.
Report from Peter Burge on website says it's a groin/adductor scar tissue issue. Will miss this week and hopefully fixes for finals
 

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Rodney Dangerfield

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Not in my view, he wasn't doing it much when he was playing.
Geez that’s a big call.
I don’t really see how you could see that but that’s your call.
In any case in my own opinion he’d only have to be going at 50% of it to be a better option than Chol.
Not writing Chol off long term but not just now.
 

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Geez that’s a big call.
I don’t really see how you could see that but that’s your call.
In any case in my own opinion he’d only have to be going at 50% of it to be a better option than Chol.
Not writing Chol off long term but not just now.
Yep fair. Not a big call at all imo but each to their own.
 

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Already gone past Strawbs O'Dwyer on Richmonds all-time best ruckman list. Now has David Honeybun in his sights. :eyes:
Wont beat Honeybun until he has to be driven to the game in the back of ute while lying in the back flat horizontal because of back problems and then goes out on the MCG and kicks goals.

He was a shining light in those horrible Bartlett years.
 

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