Opposition Camp Former Freo player watch

Scham

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 19, 2004
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He would have made a good tagger for us too. But for some reason we played him as a forward.
Defensive forward. And tbf, that’s where GWS have played him up until last week haven’t they? You also need to remember we had the best tagger in the comp at the time.
 

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Cesoir

Team Captain
Feb 11, 2019
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De Boer sucks?
Yeah just made Dangerfield his pet puppy while he did the same to Dusty last week.
Wouldn’t mind him on Gaff or Yeo tonight. Heh
We used to always play Matt DeBoer on Shannon Hurn in the derby and Hurn was pretty much his bitch too. Would have been handy yesterday! :'(
 

Cesoir

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Feb 11, 2019
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Lazy 40 possessions.
40 possession, 28 of them handballs. And Brisbane got absolutely smashed.

Sounds like many of our games the last couple of years.

Good player but seriously over hyped since the move to Brisbane. Let's see how he goes as they start to struggle later in the year before we hand him the Brownlow.
 

_007_

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Jun 30, 2014
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40 possession, 28 of them handballs. And Brisbane got absolutely smashed.

Sounds like many of our games the last couple of years.

Good player but seriously over hyped since the move to Brisbane. Let's see how he goes as they start to struggle later in the year before we hand him the Brownlow.
He's hit 40 disposals more in 4 games for Brisbane than he did in the last two years he played at Fremantle. Salim implied Neale would be down on form in a Brisbane loss because he, like you, act like jaded ex lovers who are completely incapable of acknowledging the good form of a former Fremantle player at his new club without downplaying it somehow.
 

jedi mind tricks

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 13, 2011
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He's hit 40 disposals more in 4 games for Brisbane than he did in the last two years he played at Fremantle. Salim implied Neale would be down on form in a Brisbane loss because he, like you, act like jaded ex lovers who are completely incapable of acknowledging the good form of a former Fremantle player at his new club without downplaying it somehow.
Neale has been terrific for Brissy
 

youmewe

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Dec 22, 2014
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He's hit 40 disposals more in 4 games for Brisbane than he did in the last two years he played at Fremantle. Salim implied Neale would be down on form in a Brisbane loss because he, like you, act like jaded ex lovers who are completely incapable of acknowledging the good form of a former Fremantle player at his new club without downplaying it somehow.
Will be the new Brownlow Medal favourite if MRP takes exception to Dangerfield's swinging arm yesterday.
https://www.afl.com.au/news/2019-04-13/danger-facing-scrutiny-for-offtheball-hit-on-de-boer
 

Silent Alarm

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Jul 9, 2010
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I'm happy for Lachie Neale tbh.

Seems an okayish guy, didn't believe in our list or coaching, wanted to live the quieter life with his family. New challenge. He gave Freo a lot of quality service and he was our next captain, but there you go. Really hope he wins the Brownlow.
 

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salim malik

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Jan 14, 2008
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He's hit 40 disposals more in 4 games for Brisbane than he did in the last two years he played at Fremantle. Salim implied Neale would be down on form in a Brisbane loss because he, like you, act like jaded ex lovers who are completely incapable of acknowledging the good form of a former Fremantle player at his new club without downplaying it somehow.
How is asking how Neale went implying he was down on form. I didn't see the game only the result. I thought some one on here might have had a look at the game and given me some info. Putting your own spin on a post is you all over.
 

theGav56

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Oct 11, 2004
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Hmm...went vegan about 3 years ago. Isn't that around the same time he lost the ability to kick set shots?
It would be 2.5 years ago that he was traded to Collingwood. He had set shot kicking issues for the 3 seasons prior to that. Eating snags instead of kicking them.
 

FreoRicci

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Sep 22, 2011
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Sam Collins has turned his career around. Solid defender now. Gold Coast surprisingly defending great
 

Farrand

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Really happy that Collins has found his form and become big for Gold Coast's defence. I was pretty mad when we delisted him won't lie, didn't get a chance in 2017 after some solid performances in 2016.
Agree with this. Always thought Collins had great potential to be a solid back. Much like Silva, we never gave him much of a chance.
 

Sweetback

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Dec 23, 2014
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Every time Silva got a chance he got injured or suspended.

That's not the club's fault.
That continued at Carlton too. Dude made it to the leadership group in his second season but had to retire after barely playing that year. I remember blues fans being very lairy of drafting him but his work ethic won over their jaded hearts and minds.
 

Fyfster

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Do we hold the record at the moment for delisted players currently in the best 22 at other clubs? I have said this before , But at the risk of repeating myself i never understood the axing of De Boer he was not too old around 26 was a model citizen and excellent club man would have been a perfect role model for a young group and his footy was still solid he was never going to be a superstar but a very good role player as he is proving to be at GWS
 

Farrand

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Chopping Deboer, Mzungu, Barlow, Clancee, Silva in quick succession wiped out not only depth but leadership too. I blame the list manager. We had blokes under contract that should have gone before these stalwarts.
Agree with this. When the initial clear out began it seemed more like a knee jerk reaction rather then rebuilding to me and felt we made some poor choices in delisting these guys. All of them played with heart and confidence despite their lack of strong ability. Barlow and Mzungu hurt the most though.
 

GoFreo4eva

Freo Tragic Since the Beginning
Sep 15, 2013
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Do we hold the record at the moment for delisted players currently in the best 22 at other clubs? I have said this before , But at the risk of repeating myself i never understood the axing of De Boer he was not too old around 26 was a model citizen and excellent club man would have been a perfect role model for a young group and his footy was still solid he was never going to be a superstar but a very good role player as he is proving to be at GWS
My understanding was that we offered him only 1 year and he was unhappy with that. We could not get a trade done so we delisted and then GWS picked him up in the draft on a 2-year deal. I could, of course, be completely wrong. In any event,I was pretty disappointed to lose him.
 

estibador

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I feel like there's a bit of revisionism going on with the benefit of hindsight here.

At the time DeBoer, Mzungu and (to a lesser extent) Barlow were all seen as foot soldiers symbolic of Lyon's effort-over-class ethos we needed to make a clean break from if we wanted to rebuild a successful side.
 
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