Review Ex Giants player watch

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Simmofreo

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Did anyone else cry in the corner watching this

First bounce to Danger to Cameron to goal = 90 seconds



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Bostonian

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Well, 2020 seems not to have been a good year for anyone related to the Giants - neither our current players nor ex-players seem to have covered themselves in glory. Patton, Smith, Scully, McCarthy, Tomlinson, Marchbank, Ahern, Bonar, Plowman, WHE, Treloar all quite poor or injury prone. (OK, that's cherry-picking; Shiel & Steele have been good.)
Plow had a great year. 4th in the B&F.
 

Andre the Giant

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Essendon’s boom off-season recruit Jye Caldwell has had a nightmare start to his four-year, big money contract at the Bombers with the club confirming he has suffered a hamstring injury that will keep him out for months.


I’ve been pretty routinely critical of our club and rightfully so but one has to think we managed Jye Caldwell conservatively and in hindsight perfectly.

Dons stick him straight in the guts because he sees himself as a midfielder and he immediately pings a string.

GWS 1 Essendon Zero
 

General Giant

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Essendon’s boom off-season recruit Jye Caldwell has had a nightmare start to his four-year, big money contract at the Bombers with the club confirming he has suffered a hamstring injury that will keep him out for months.


I’ve been pretty routinely critical of our club and rightfully so but one has to think we managed Jye Caldwell conservatively and in hindsight perfectly.

Dons stick him straight in the guts because he sees himself as a midfielder and he immediately pings a string.

GWS 1 Essendon Zero
I do remember it being spoken about last year how the draftees are brought in slow as we want them to have a long career but they get impatient.

Hope Green hangs around past his latest extension.
 

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Giant Strides

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Essendon’s boom off-season recruit Jye Caldwell has had a nightmare start to his four-year, big money contract at the Bombers with the club confirming he has suffered a hamstring injury that will keep him out for months.


I’ve been pretty routinely critical of our club and rightfully so but one has to think we managed Jye Caldwell conservatively and in hindsight perfectly.

Dons stick him straight in the guts because he sees himself as a midfielder and he immediately pings a string.

GWS 1 Essendon Zero
100% thinking exactly that when I saw the news on Jye - sometimes the players don't know what they don't want to know.

Similarly, Jackson Hately nowhere to be seen in Adelaide's line-up - maybe he should have stayed here!
 

Gigantic

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Has not been a good year for ex-Giants players

Jezza, Hately and Caldwell all with lower body injuries

Scully retired, Patton questionable whether he plays another AFL game ever again

Shiel also injured on the weekend
 

fridgeman

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Left along time ago and didnt really play many games but Marchbank may have done a ACL

It would be interesting to track the exs and games played and games missed as so many have not had a good run with injuries
 

Drummond

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Left along time ago and didnt really play many games but Marchbank may have done a ACL

It would be interesting to track the exs and games played and games missed as so many have not had a good run with injuries
Marchbank is quite the talent but he’s also really injury prone. Will be 25 by the time he’s fit again, time starting to slip away.

I feel like a lot of ex-Giants have flamed out at their new clubs, Steele is the exception, he is flying. Would’ve been nice to get more out of him but he was at the time of peak Giants.
 

GWS Goose

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Left along time ago and didnt really play many games but Marchbank may have done a ACL

It would be interesting to track the exs and games played and games missed as so many have not had a good run with injuries
I remember at the time hearing someone of note (possibly Leon) saying that of all the players that had left, Marchbank hurt the most. That was pre Shiel, and every one after that, but pretty sure included Treloar.
Obviously very highly rated. Unfortunately barely played due to injuries. Shame really.
 

Giant Strides

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Steele is the exception, he is flying. Would’ve been nice to get more out of him but he was at the time of peak Giants.
He needed to hold on until Ryan Griffen retired, he was Griff's natural successor ... but at a time where we still had all of our midfielders (Treloar had departed, but still had Shiel, Kelly, Dev Smith with eyes on a midfield spot, Ward, Hopper just drafted etc) it was understandable for him to go somewhere where he was practically guaranteed a spot. And to be honest, perhaps we didn't see his potential to be quite as high as he has reached?
 

Giant Strides

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Jon Patton retired - effective immediately.


Will always hold a special place in Giants' history as our first ever national draft selection. Never had a clear run, due to his injuries. But the revelations around his inappropriate dealings with women will unfortunately muddy his legacy.

Hope that you get the help you need, Jon, and can move forward in life.
 

Land of the Giants

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Jon Patton retired - effective immediately.


Will always hold a special place in Giants' history as our first ever national draft selection. Never had a clear run, due to his injuries. But the revelations around his inappropriate dealings with women will unfortunately muddy his legacy.

Hope that you get the help you need, Jon, and can move forward in life.
We saw him at his best, and then he left the club at the right time.
 

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