Adrian Dodoro: Football’s Biggest Fraud IMO

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chunkylover53

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Unpopular opinion but upon reflection I think the media and footy world are being way too harsh on them.

They're rebuilding, slid into 8th last year which would have surprised them as much as anyone else. I would assume the club knew they slightly overachieved and would regress a bit in 2021.

IMO, they should pull the trigger on some senior players to gain draft picks to stockpile a lot more kids. And best to move on from Dodoro, regardless of the mental gymnastics it takes to convince one that he's done an ok job, a fresh set of eyes will be good for the list.
 

BigFrizz36

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I'm not a big fan of Aaron Francis as a footballer but is it just me that thinks he isn't a forward.

Surely you play him as a defender or not at all. Didn't even really engage an opponent and just allowed his opponent to roll off time after time.
 

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Arr0w

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I'm not a big fan of Aaron Francis as a footballer but is it just me that thinks he isn't a forward.

Surely you play him as a defender or not at all. Didn't even really engage an opponent and just allowed his opponent to roll off time after time.

He is a 3rd, rather than playing as a Key post at either end

Personally, think he should play that Goddard role
 

MisterMarcus

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Unpopular opinion but upon reflection I think the media and footy world are being way too harsh on them.

They're rebuilding, slid into 8th last year which would have surprised them as much as anyone else. I would assume the club knew they slightly overachieved and would regress a bit in 2021.

IMO, they should pull the trigger on some senior players to gain draft picks to stockpile a lot more kids. And best to move on from Dodoro, regardless of the mental gymnastics it takes to convince one that he's done an ok job, a fresh set of eyes will be good for the list.
Especially since it was the media who pumped them up to ridiculous "Premiership smokey!" levels before the season began.
 

hoddo22

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Unpopular opinion but upon reflection I think the media and footy world are being way too harsh on them.

They're rebuilding, slid into 8th last year which would have surprised them as much as anyone else. I would assume the club knew they slightly overachieved and would regress a bit in 2021.

IMO, they should pull the trigger on some senior players to gain draft picks to stockpile a lot more kids. And best to move on from Dodoro, regardless of the mental gymnastics it takes to convince one that he's done an ok job, a fresh set of eyes will be good for the list.
Not too many players would have any decent draft capital.

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tonygeeks

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That last minute of game time tonight, the game was long gone but the swans played keepy off on their goal line for about 20 seconds and not 1 bomber even bothered to do anything at all

Means nothing really , it's 20 seconds with the game well and truly gone but it means everything I think

Plenty of talent on the list but their next draft should be 3-4 of the most aggressive young players available... Hobbs looks like a good start


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Dockeroo

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Not sure the talent is all it’s cracked up to be.
Perkins and Cox have both stagnated this year. Ridley was a better player last year too. Reid is a slow burn.
Andy McGrath has been a disappointment for a pick 1, and yes Merrett and Parish are good players but they aren’t generational talents or anything like that.
It seems unfortunate that Daniher who was an example of good talent ID by the bombers is playing great footy for another club.
For all the great picks Dodoro had, it’s hard to look past Tippa as the best selection of all and he was a rookie pick.
I was staggered when I saw rumours of a $750k pitch to bring in Rowan Marshall. A bottom 3 team trading recklessly like that.
Will they ever learn?
 

La Dispute

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Not sure the talent is all it’s cracked up to be.
Perkins and Cox have both stagnated this year. Ridley was a better player last year too. Reid is a slow burn.
Andy McGrath has been a disappointment for a pick 1, and yes Merrett and Parish are good players but they aren’t generational talents or anything like that.
It seems unfortunate that Daniher who was an example of good talent ID by the bombers is playing great footy for another club.
For all the great picks Dodoro had, it’s hard to look past Tippa as the best selection of all and he was a rookie pick.
I was staggered when I saw rumours of a $750k pitch to bring in Rowan Marshall. A bottom 3 team trading recklessly like that.
Will they ever learn?
Wouldn’t even call Daniher good talent ID.

He was an elite junior footballer, athletic, and had a shitload of perceived upside.

Was also taken under the old system which didn’t require points matching - just the next available pick which was 10. If Daniher was in the pool in this era a club would have placed a bid in the first few picks ala Sam Darcy last year.
 

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