Player Watch # 9: Brendon Goddard - Pretzels!! - Runner up in the Crichton Medal - International Rules squad

Discussion in 'Essendon' started by Kong, Nov 7, 2012.

Put it out there
  1. Great8

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    Wasn't aware he had a trigger clause.
     

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  2. Lore

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    Was mentioned in an article in the last week or so, about 14 games they think. Which has either been hit or will be soon? Has he had a game off? Round 15 less a bye is 14.
     
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    Goddard sits at 20 in the comp for disposals, he gets another contract plain and simple, it shouldn't even be discussed
     
  4. MightyDons4

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    No doubt he'll get another contract. Begs the question however, what's the point of contracting a player that is good (but not great) and turning 33 next year if we don't look capable of winning the flag? He's just taking a spot in the side away from a youngster.
     
  5. Towno78

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    Which youngster's spot is he taking right now, and where would we be right now if that youngster was taking his spot this year?

    He's not just taking a spot, he's playing very good football. We need more players in our team playing very good football.
     
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    Goddard and Heppell were head and shoulders above the rest of the team.

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  7. Killer_Mike

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    Would be easily top 5 in our B & F.

    How do you define great?
     
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    Yet they didn't give a Yelp in the last quarter when the game was on the line
     
  9. Lore

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    Random trivia: He will play his 100th game for the club this weekend. Now all we need is some sons or a women's team...
     
  10. Paul_Barnard

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    He and Hep were stuck off the ground for large patches of the last, hard to influence the game from the bench..
    Cant really ask for a better response from BJ, coaches rated him the best EFC player on the ground and his kicking was terrific.
     
  11. daffo

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    Competition is good. You don't want to gift games to kids who don't deserve it. If a kid is good enough now to play he will force his way into the side.

    Goddard will play on in 2018 if he wants to
     
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    Goddard is still one of our best players.

    That he should play on next year (as long as he wants to) shouldn't even be a point of contention.
     
  13. Highly Evolved

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    100% this. I think he gets judged very harshly because he is such a polarizing figure. Easily one of our best and most consistent. Plus, nobody is really putting their hand up to take his spot.
     
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    Yep.
    If we lose Jobe, we lose experience and leadership.
    I'd like to see Goddard embraced more as a leader and support Heppell as captain. Get some angry into him.

    plays on next year and is a starting 22 player.
     
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    The guy is still playing great footy and is durable will defanilty play on next season.
     
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    Shit that's come quick.

    205 for St Kilda.
    Soon to be 100 for Essendon.

    He must hold the VFL/AFL games record for Gippsland Power players.
     
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    Him then Pendles I believe
     
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    Wait, Bob Murphy is one game ahead
     
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    It has only feels like yesterday when we got him lols
     
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    I was listening to Trade Radio (bad move in hindsight) when Essendon got him.
     
  21. Lore

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    Heh. Apparently it's this week. :oops:

     
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    Wait people were serious about not offering him a new contract?

    oh my god
     
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    yeah but father daughter qualification is 1 game so competition for the daughter should've already started.

    this ******* club.
     
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    I did wonder about that... probably won't be one game in 15-20 years time haha.
     
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    seriously cant believe people think BJ is "taking up spots" or that he shouldn't get an extension.

    He's racking up 30+ regularly and brings great experience to the team especially in the backline!

    REWARD THE ******* EFFORT.
     
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