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. Mootsy

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    You reward passion and effort, he wants a premiership!
     

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  2. lamaros

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    He could play for another few years at this level. Of course he gets another year.
     
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    But can the club's stock of pretzels survive those years? We need to analyse this from every angle.
     
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    Donate to the Pretzel Plan?
     
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  5. BOMBERS 4 LIFE!!!!

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    How ironic plays his 100th game for Essendon against his old club.

    Let's hope the boys can get a win for him.
     
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    Thank you Carlton, Fremantle and Stephen O'Reilly for Goddard's 300+ games.
     
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    Loved in his post game interview on BomberTV when asked what was the most pleasing aspect about the win where he responded with "The Scoreboard".

    :grinning:
     
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    Pretzels and Souvlaki's.
     
  9. Capt Hindsight

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    Provided he plays next week triggers an automatic contract for next year.
     
  10. JayJ20

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    I have enough of his behaviour. He needs to cut the bullshit out big time.

    What sort of leadership does he show with his tantrums? Don't call it passion because if I behaved like him at work when things aren't going my way, I'd be told to grow up. That 50 metre penalty was unnecessary.
     
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    102 games out of a possible 106 games with us

    Even though they may not all be at an elite level, he has more than serviced his contract with us. None of this injured on the sidelines that we have seen guys like Tippet (non FA though), Wells, Thomas etc do.
     

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    Agree! Good post, he definately needs to keep it in check in particular on the field at at crucial stages of the game
     
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    Admire his play most of any EFC player in 2017 - Has played a multitude of roles this season - Inside mid, outside mid, tagger, high defender and at times deep defender - His ability to fill multiple roles has allowed the team to flourish.
     
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  14. Killer_Mike

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    Done nothing but good for this club since he arrived. Under difficult circumstances also.


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    This guy...

    I have a corporate box directly behind my seats at Etihad so it's often filled with casual supporters of the teams playing. Anyway, yesterday I had the most obnoxious bitch behind me with the worst scream/yell on her. She wouldn't shut up and had no clue. She kept complaining about BJ and saying things like "do something Goddard" and whining when he wouldn't tackle a player who was more than 10m from him.

    The guy had 20 touches to half time and did some great things - I think he 'did something' plenty of times. He takes risks with his kicks and sometimes they don't come off but when they do come off it really creates some great opportunities for us.

    I understand why some people will never fully love a player who played most of their career elsewhere, but I for one love this bloke. He gives his all and just wants the team to do the best it can. Sure he can be a bit pointy and pretzel spilly at times, but you take those things when he brings the obvious quality that he brings.
     
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    Skim past the pure statistics and it would appear alot of his kicks were picked up across the centre line and behind.

    Don't get me wrong, I have enjoyed his year but the last couple of weeks he has been mostly a nothing player in a red sashed black jumper out there. Neither contributing nor deriling our efforts.

    Would hope a player of his capabilities can re jig his output and help impact the game more than he has the past few weeks
     
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    Who would have thought a defender would pick up possessions in the centre and behind? You've really uncovered something here. You should ring Worsfold and let him know Goddard is sneaking into the back line without anyone's knowledge


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    Goddard was critical in giving composure, thrust and skill coming out of the back half. He played his role to perfection in the absence of Hurley.
     
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    Reckon he's been very good last two weeks in defence. Important role with Hurls out.
     
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    Pull your head in. You know what I mean

    A lot were junk stats. Cheap kicks. Easy marks.
     
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    The game is made up of 'junk stats', where have you been for the last 5 games. It's about possession and territory now, not crash and bash and kicking to contests.

    I assume when you say junk stats you are talking about the chains across half back where they switch, them switch back, then switch again, then turn it over to the opposition by finally trying to make progress? Unfortunately all teams are doing this. Goddard didn't construct the game plan, so don't criticize him for putting it into practice.


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  22. Mr Mojo Risin

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    There are people everywhere who do this, it shits me so much.

    Some people have no clue.
     
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    And sort of I get it because he's an adopted Bomber, but get over yourself and support the player that he is and has been for us.
     
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    I don't get that, it's irrelevant. As opposed to many who don't choose to get drafted to Essendon, he chose to come to us, then stuck fat and led through a mountain of unbelievable bullshit only to continue being in our top 10 performers most weeks.

    Reality is, most people need someone to point the finger at when frustrated. The irony is they point the finger at him for pointing his finger at others.

    Stupid hypocrites the lot of them.
     
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  25. Mr Mojo Risin

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    In team of the week.

    BRENDON GODDARD (Essendon): Patrolled the back half with 32 touches – at an efficiency rate of 84.4 per cent – and took 15 marks, the most of any individual this round.
     
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