Toast Congratulations to Lachie Neale AFLCA player of the year/AFLPA MVP for 2020

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Pusswah

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I would. I think his career will be near the Simon Black category by the time it's done. Lot of BnFs and a heap of awards this year. All signs point to us contending for the next few years so he'll have every chance to keep taking in the accolades.
I don't know about this, Simon Black had it all.
Neale is very good but Black was on another level.
 

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Roobs321

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The best performed player in the comp this year so well deserved. Took an already strong 2019 and took it to another level, and was more of a Lions standout this year. Hate to use the moldy concussed-lingo phrase, but "just love the way he goes about it".
 

Roobs321

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McCluggage/Berry is more the Simon Black/Luke Power parallel in terms of age when they enter contention, immediate impact, etc.

Neale is more in the Lappin age-range. Like Black, Neale is a silky handballer though.
 

La Dispute

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McCluggage/Berry is more the Simon Black/Luke Power parallel in terms of age when they enter contention, immediate impact, etc.

Neale is more in the Lappin age-range. Like Black, Neale is a silky handballer though.
McCluggage will be this Brisbane teams’ version of Lappin IMO
 

JasRulz63

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Bit like Matt Priddis. Very little x factor but certainly one of the best clearance players I have ever seen.
To his credit he's made a conscious effort to change his game this year to try and further increase his "hurt" factor. His clearances numbers are a bit down this season.
  • Kicking the ball more (1:1.5 kick-to-handball ratio last year to close to 1:1 this year)
  • Gaining more metres per game (went from being ranked ~120th last year to ~15th this year in metres gained average)
  • More shots on goal (despite the shortened season/quarters, let down by accuracy)
  • Increased his inside 50's (~80th last year to 7th this year in inside 50s average)
  • More involved in scores (~50th last year to 5th this year for score involvments average). Admittedly his goal assist numbers are down, which I'm not sure for what the reason is.
 

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