Past Daniel Menzel

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Menzel needs to keep playing neafl... Did his usual on the weekend but must be expected to chase as well... lets see
 

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Our last two star forwards did not enjoy happy debuts for our club as we lost games we should have won. Buddy's debut came in our first ever loss against a poor GWS side, and the year before, Tippett's debut came in an upset loss to Port Adelaide.

Thankfully, we shouldn't win this one, so I'm tipping Menzel to have a big one :devil:
 

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Our last two star forwards did not enjoy happy debuts for our club as we lost games we should have won. Buddy's debut came in our first ever loss against a poor GWS side, and the year before, Tippett's debut came in an upset loss to Port Adelaide.

Thankfully, we shouldn't win this one, so I'm tipping Menzel to have a big one :devil:
Ah no! Swans to win, Menzel will kick 3 goals
 

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Our last two star forwards did not enjoy happy debuts for our club as we lost games we should have won. Buddy's debut came in our first ever loss against a poor GWS side, and the year before, Tippett's debut came in an upset loss to Port Adelaide.

Thankfully, we shouldn't win this one, so I'm tipping Menzel to have a big one :devil:
And then starred the following week against Carlton in the pouring rain if I recall. I should know, I was there to watch X Richards make his 6 sec debut or whatever it was!


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Our last two star forwards did not enjoy happy debuts for our club as we lost games we should have won. Buddy's debut came in our first ever loss against a poor GWS side, and the year before, Tippett's debut came in an upset loss to Port Adelaide.

Thankfully, we shouldn't win this one, so I'm tipping Menzel to have a big one :devil:
Does a delisted forward with a history of 4 knee recos truly count as a star forward? I'm barracking for an upset tomorrow (albeit very unlikely).
 

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Former Cat Menzel ready for second life as a Swan
ANDREW WU MAY 31, 2019

For the first time in a long time, Dan Menzel is pain free. He has not felt this way since 2011, before the first of his four knee reconstructions.
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To put into context his 28 goals from 18 games, consider that Isaac Heeney kicked 28 from 24 matches in 2016 at the corresponding stage of his career.


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Does a delisted forward with a history of 4 knee recos truly count as a star forward? I'm barracking for an upset tomorrow (albeit very unlikely).
I think Menzel is a star. Certainly as much of a star as Tippett was when we got him. Should note that ‘star’ isn’t that high up on the list of things you could call a footballer.
 

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I’ve always liked Dan... marvelled at his bag of tricks.
My excitement had waned with the messiah-like hype of his arrival here despite the obvious fitness issues, and when Gardiner stated he would play next week and I saw him out at the twos hobbling under the weight of a clipboard that weekend, it was like... “f*** him off”
An over the back handball to a teammate for goal, and that almost unexplainable juggle- nudge-mark and goal last week enough to win back my heart.
Stevie J, Buddy, Eddie, Breust, Gunston... nobody has the grace and cleverness of Menzel imo.
Regardless of the result, I hope the quality of the game matches the backstory of Dan and Gaz.
 

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Does he not? You didn’t rate Johnson as a star back?
He is certainly a very talented player when fit, however I don't believe that Menzel is anywhere near the level to be considered like the "star" forwards (e.g Buddy, Lockett, Riewoldt, Brown, Pavlich, Ablett Snr, Dunstall etc)

Menzel needs a few more seasons of playing very good football before he could go close to being considered a star. He was delisted by the Cats last year and you just don't delist star players.

AJ also had a very good first season and has managed to ingrain himself into Swans history forever by becoming a 2012 premiership defender, however he also did not reach the level of being a star defender (e.g. Roos, Rance, Scarlett, Leppitch etc)
 

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