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Player Watch #6: Joe Daniher - late season return "not ruled out" - 7/7 - running - 17/7

Discussion in 'Essendon' started by VelvetSledge, Nov 21, 2012.

Put it out there
  1. Doss

    Doss Super Moderator

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    Can't believe he won the Crichton.












    Should have gone to Jeremy Howe.
     
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  2. boncer34

    boncer34 It's just the way I say things

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    Holy shit Doss cracked a funny. Everyone like it, give him confidence.
     
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  3. Doss

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    You'll keep.
     
  4. Vander18

    Vander18 Club Legend

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    That was good mate, don’t be disheartened...give it time.
     
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  5. maskmcgee

    maskmcgee Club Legend

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  6. yodellinhank

    yodellinhank Norm Smith Medallist

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    Did they give Howe an Anzac medal?
     
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  7. AcuteWhistle

    AcuteWhistle Club Legend

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    “I have a vision that Joe doesn’t ruck at all,” he told The Crichton Panel.

    Good to hear as I never been a fan of Joe in the ruck as it adds to the risk of him getting hurt & while it's just a gut feel without any stats, the side often seemed to struggle (further) clearance wise when he was in there.
     
  8. blitzer

    blitzer Premiership Player

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    I like it in theory - but our ruck worked pretty well with him there this year. I often felt it helped him get into the game when the ball wasn't coming his way. He also kicked plenty of goals from the ruck as well.

    The question for mine is: Who replaces him in the ruck and how will it affect their existing role?

    One thing I am 100% deadset against is playing both Bellchambers and Leuenberger.
    I'd be OK with Hooker or Stewart playing as relief ruck. Stewart would be the preferred option but the problem is he's not any good in the ruck.

    The ideal solution would be to have a ruck who is an athletic beast (Kreuzer type) who can pretty much go all game as long as they don't need to take any forward line ruck contests. Unfortunately Bellchamber's endurance is on the lower end (Joe played more ruck it seemed when he was in the team) and Leuenberger whilst better is still not at that level either.
     
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  9. Doss

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  10. Bomberbuzz1

    Bomberbuzz1 All Australian

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    Is it too early to say he's a top 20 player?
     
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  11. Doss

    Doss Super Moderator

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    No it is not.
     
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  12. Knighta21

    Knighta21 Premiership Player

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    Haha, I went to High school with his GF. Lovely girl so hope they're both happy :thumbsu:
     
  13. yaco55

    yaco55 Premium Gold

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    Reckon JD doesn't win the B and F without stints in the ruck - It's working beautifully - So why change ? Finally, his tapwork is improving and we lose little when he is in the ruck.
     
  14. yodellinhank

    yodellinhank Norm Smith Medallist

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    This has been a surprise and i think your assessment is pretty bang on.
     
  15. Milanista28

    Milanista28 Norm Smith Medallist

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    How do I bet on him for the Brownlow?? Odds would be way long.
     
  16. mitch-wa

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    On Superstar Month on fox footy starting around 2.30AM Wednesday morning
     
  17. maskmcgee

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    Also love the looks on the faces of the Sydney supporters at 0:38
     
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  18. The Bomb

    The Bomb Premiership Player

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    Jaxes, kleanr and BOMBERS 4 LIFE!!!! like this.
  20. Beerfish

    Beerfish Bless

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    Cringeworthy.
     
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  21. I Remember Bluey

    I Remember Bluey Club Legend

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  22. boncer34

    boncer34 It's just the way I say things

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    Awww you said I'm sweet.
     
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    Probably wins the Coleman Medal without his stints in the ruck this year. Hoping we can find someone else to play that chop out / part time ruck role next
    year and let Joey be a constant threat in the forward line, he doesn't really add that much in the ruck in regards to hit out's and clearances.
     
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  25. citizen-erased

    citizen-erased Brownlow Medallist

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    Tiges used Grigg to some effect throughout the year.
    We got a tall mid who can jump?