Recommitted Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti [Comes out of retirement, re-signed until 2023]

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Picking Brad Scott over the Dockers coach is a bit odd

See if he comes back on the Nic Nat diet or not
Chose the people he knows and the Gippsland family that he adopted himself into by sheer force of will, over living in Perth.

Also chose an actual senior list spot over a train-on spot with the possibility of being rookied via pre-season SSP.

And chose to come to Essendon where we'll hopefully have Munkara (who has now been nominated but needs to slide past 40), which they're apparently close and both from the Tiwi Islands. Munkara came to train at Essendon earlier in the year and stayed with Walla while he was here.

One more year should take him to free agency, so he could move next year I suppose.

He's apparently lighter now than he was when he last played, and he had a fitness goal to achieve in order to be re-signed, but there's still a way to go. We're in the post-lockdown era now so he'll have more support to actually achieve it.
 

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Chose the people he knows and the Gippsland family that he adopted himself into by sheer force of will, over living in Perth.

Also chose an actual senior list spot over a train-on spot with the possibility of being rookied via pre-season SSP.

And chose to come to Essendon where we'll hopefully have Munkara (who has now been nominated but needs to slide past 40), which they're apparently close and both from the Tiwi Islands. Munkara came to train at Essendon earlier in the year and stayed with Walla while he was here.

One more year should take him to free agency, so he could move next year I suppose.

He's apparently lighter now than he was when he last played, and he had a fitness goal to achieve in order to be re-signed, but there's still a way to go. We're in the post-lockdown era now so he'll have more support to actually achieve it.
If it was just the way the story was reported that he chose Brad Scott after meeting with the Dockers coach
 

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As a neutral fan I really love the forward duo of Tippa & Stringer. Just a shame the latter didn’t become the player that he was supposed to be. Still think there was a month at the Dogs (maybe in 2014?) where he was arguably the best player in the league.
 

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Tippa is one of the very few Essendon players I have enjoyed watching over the years, I wish him all the best in his comeback (except against Carlton naturally)

Good to have him back :)
 

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I watched in support of James Kelly but Tippa was absolutely the highlight of that season for Essendon


I’m aware he wasn’t a top up player.
Ok well his selection had nothing to do with the Saga so not sure how he came out of it. :)
 

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Ok well his selection had nothing to do with the Saga so not sure how he came out of it. :)
There are no guarantees he would’ve played as many games as he did in 2016. We’ll never know and just because you say something doesn’t mean it’s true. Why are we arguing on something that’s supposed to be good?
 

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Fairly obvious Tippa coming back had an influence on the recent signings of the Davey twins and Munkara stating his desire.

That and Essendons review to reinstate a better indigenous culture.

He will be influential for the Davey's, (Munkara?), Wanganeen and Menzie. I think those young guys has probably reinvigorated him too.
 
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There are no guarantees he would’ve played as many games as he did in 2016. We’ll never know and just because you say something doesn’t mean it’s true. Why are we arguing on something that’s supposed to be good?
Because it's fairly disingenuous to link him in anyway to the saga. There is no link.
 

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