Mongrel - who has it who doesn't ? Does it Matter?

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Put it out there
  1. Max Pepsi

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    How does MK rank in the mongrel stakes? He tractors over plenty but he does it in a polite "sorry about that but you got between me & the ball" kind of way. I can't wait until teams hate playing Carlton again.
     
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  2. F the Rest

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    this is true... but he didn't look too fussed after destroying Darren Jolly in 2013
     
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    He is tough & uncompromising with no fear for his own safety, regardless of his skill limitations, his only focus is always to win the contest.

    This is the trait we need to find more of and in spades.
     
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  4. Pinnell

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    I want more than mongrel - I want enforcers. We have only one of those - Cripps.

    Our premiership teams were full of them. Tough, uncompromising, willing to hurt the opposition when they tackle. We need a midfield full of them to do it again.

    Ps why was the only bloke who stuck up for sps the smallest bloke in the team!? Kudos to fisher for having a crack - maybe he's one with mongrel
     
  5. Love the Drake

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    We are on the bottom of the ladder for mongrel. I love Carlton but I have been frustrated for at least the last 10 years that we just roll over when the nasty boys have a go at us.

    Kruez is a big tractor but has no mongrel.
    Cas is a big brute, but has no mongrel.
    Our leaders are small and have no mongrel.
    Jones is a nice fella, he has no mongrel.
    Our kids are kids...they have no mongrel (although I think Williamson has shown signs he is the new breed). I also think Polson has a bit of it...hope he makes it.

    We need the Hodgey's and Johnno Browns and Tex Walkers - good blokes who not only stand up for themselves, but their team-mates. It will take time because it will come from our kids and hopefully be bred in to them by Bolts..
     
  6. majesticseacapt

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    Watch the Geelong/Adelaide game last week.

    Adelaide bullied a team that has had the wood on them for a long time and it was beauty.
     
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  7. Dadda Dave

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    With White in the squad I'm sure will bring some mongrel with him ..
     
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    Weitering? Lol


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  9. Mr_Plow

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    Has been down on confidence but is always one of the first in.

    Was there when Cripps was sniped by Lewis.
     
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  10. JustaBattler

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    Go and suck on some Jim B Jim B - wot are you talkin about - Weitering is an animal an absolute beast playing as if on parole - forget the nice boy camouflage - he is nasty nasty in waiting. Watch this space.
     
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  11. JustaBattler

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    I'm liking the inclusion of White in the side- as per my preferred starting 22 - he ticks the mongrel box- the backs play taller when he is playing - they also play a bit anxious as they wait for the inevitable clanger and boomerang slingshot back at ya...but that is another story.
     
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    There is a thin line between being a mongrel and being strong.

    Good sides tend to be able to physically dominate poorer, often younger side. That's where we need to get to eventually.

    While I don't necessarily think it is imperative to have snipers in a team, I do think it is important the players and in particular the leaders show physical intent and don't get bullied on field.

    IMO both Gibbs and Murphy, while very very good footballers, don't have this attitude in their DNA. I don't want these two to go out there and get reported but I want them to show physical intent but they never do.

    Murphy is so polite on field it's ridiculous IMO. He's basically waiting to get man handled.
     
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    I agree, we need more mongrel, best I have seen from the boys as a unit this year was against GC and in particular Gary Ablett. Thought that was the reason we won that game.

    1st half on him was great, then in the second they lost that focus a bit and we started getting done. Best part was when one of our boys had given GAJ a bit and run off, GAJ was having a bit of a sook about it and then willo come straight in and put him on the ground.

    Loved it
     
  14. Soapy V

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    Would you really include Thomas in a team for Mongrel? It's embarrasing when Thomas tries to act tough on a footy field. Not his strength
     
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    One of the many reasons I admire Kreuzer so much is he's as nice (and quiet) as they come, but he's demonstrated time and time again that he sees ball, he gets ball whether you're in the way or not. Remember some poor opposition sod getting absolutely straight on bull dozed in one of our good wins weeks ago.

    Hes not the typical definition of mongrel or anything, but at the same time, he's so competitive and keeps his mind on the job of just playing footy he never seems to get intimidated by anyone either. He just plays and does everything he can to help the team. Could do with more of that too.

    Anyway, good Fred JaB.
     
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    Sam Courage

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    Looks liek Tarzan plays toio much and too often liek Jane - someone needs to get in his ear and say 'hey Sammo mongrel up son'...has all the attributes of a star mongrel and has even shown some against his old Club - needs to bring it every week - forget the mistakes hurt the opponent as often as possible.
     
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    Thomas is a sneaky mongrel knows when to drop a shoulder - but yeah he is getting on a bit should be played more on ball - his play making days are well and truly over - and his defensive capability as a forward pocket are weak because he has no acceleration or closing speed - but he alkways goes when he has to go - never shirks it.
     
  19. JustaBattler

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    We want strong mongrels - but I'll take sneaky mongrel ahead of no mongrel any day.
     
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    Willo has it...wait till hes got an AFL body. He will be laying people out (fairly) of course..
     
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    Haven't seen much mongrel since this:



    Loved it.
     

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    Plenty of mongrel on display in the swans/hawks game......

    Plenty of campaigners out there also tho.....

    For us ASOS and white have the mongrel

    Cripps doesn't shy away from it either
     
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    Just summarising the thread and it seems we have half a mongrel! :eek:
     
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    Don't we all...
     
  25. Tony Lynn 15

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    Particularly as we get older.
     
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