- Apr 6, 2015
- AFL Club
While I generally agree that people using 'accumulators' as a negative term is stupid, your added part saying this could be used to describe Oliver is a pretty bad take. Generally people are talking about uncontested, off the back of the pack type players when discussing 'accumulators'. And there's a pretty clear difference between Clayton Oliver and Tom Mitchell.'Accumulator' is such a nothing term. Always gets applied to a player who gets a stack of the ball as a subtle means of discrediting them. The same definition could be applied to Oliver.
Mitchell gets the Hawks going through constantly being involved in the play and setting his teammates into positions where they can impact. That is the value of having the ball 30+ times a game.