Opposition Camp Regular Non Eagles Discussion

kane249

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That wasn't a risky pick imo, that was a no-brainer although he went a bit earlier than most thought.
A risky pick would have been to take him in the rookie draft the year before.
-Sketchy off field rep
-Seen as only being able to lead out of the square
-Doesn't work hard enough defensively
-Not fit enough with no tank

There was a lot of risks with Ryan. The way he's developed is a testament to his hard work, bit even still he's had a few off field incidents.
 

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Godfather32

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-Sketchy off field rep
-Seen as only being able to lead out of the square
-Doesn't work hard enough defensively
-Not fit enough with no tank

There was a lot of risks with Ryan. The way he's developed is a testament to his hard work, bit even still he's had a few off field incidents.
I thought most of those issues were somewhat allayed by the time we drafted him, which was why we drafted him when we did instead of the year before.
 

ioppolo

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For those interested enough, a couple posters on the Freo board still claim Freo would've made finals had they not had injuries, apparently.
 

BernieBrown

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Depends on how the GWS ticket ballot goes. I think the club allocation is 36,000 for each side, but GWS only have 24,000 members (if memory serves, could be very wrong) so I wonder what happens to the remaining 12,000
That's 36,000 in total for all club members. If only it was 36000 each side!
 

Godfather32

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He had worked on his game yes, but still nowhere near what he is now.
He's still pretty young though, you'd expect improvement year on year at that age.
A lot of people would have been disappointed if he'd gone elsewhere in that draft, at that point it's not really a risky pick, at least no more than any second round draft pick is.
 

SloppyJoe

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The teams, particularly GWS', wil be very interesting on Thursday.

Greene a certainty to come back in. Whitfield has been branded a near-certainty.

Coniglio appears to oly be a 'chance'. Most deserving of the 3 and I hope he gets up for it.

Tigers' main concern is Graham with that shoulder. The way they are talking up his bravery in the PF makes me think that he is an out. Broad has a concussion test I think.

There was an article in the West about how the AFL should give Premiership medallions to players who played at least 15 games in the season. Not a bad idea, especially when you compare it with other leagues around the world.

I suppose they would have to make it retrospective - that would see NN, Gaff, Sheppard and Waterman all get one for 2018.
 

jorel6669

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As nice as an idea that may be, you'd think the players themselves wouldn't give a shit. Playing and winning is what it's about.
 

Capriati

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The teams, particularly GWS', wil be very interesting on Thursday.

Greene a certainty to come back in. Whitfield has been branded a near-certainty.

Coniglio appears to oly be a 'chance'. Most deserving of the 3 and I hope he gets up for it.

Tigers' main concern is Graham with that shoulder. The way they are talking up his bravery in the PF makes me think that he is an out. Broad has a concussion test I think.

There was an article in the West about how the AFL should give Premiership medallions to players who played at least 15 games in the season. Not a bad idea, especially when you compare it with other leagues around the world.

I suppose they would have to make it retrospective - that would see NN, Gaff, Sheppard and Waterman all get one for 2018.
In swimming world champs/olympics I think all the relay members get a medal, even if you swam in the heats but not the final.

I reckon they should have two different types of premiership medals. Ones for the team on the day, and a different one if you played x games that year but not the GF.
 

shooshka

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In swimming world champs/olympics I think all the relay members get a medal, even if you swam in the heats but not the final.

I reckon they should have two different types of premiership medals. Ones for the team on the day, and a different one if you played x games that year but not the GF.
The teams pretty much do this anyway for players and staff. As there are only 23 medals handed out (players + coach) excluding the Norm Smith, the clubs make up a keepsake for assistant coaches, support staff and other players etc.
 

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Capriati

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The teams pretty much do this anyway for players and staff. As there are only 23 medals handed out (players + coach) excluding the Norm Smith, the clubs make up a keepsake for assistant coaches, support staff and other players etc.
Oh, that's cool, I never knew this.

So Nafan does have premiership medal?
 

Forward Press

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In swimming world champs/olympics I think all the relay members get a medal, even if you swam in the heats but not the final.

I reckon they should have two different types of premiership medals. Ones for the team on the day, and a different one if you played x games that year but not the GF.
In many of the European soccer leagues, the winning club gets an allotment of medals and they distribute it as they see fit. However, might not be the most appropriate comparison as they don't play finals.
 

Rowan18

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The teams, particularly GWS', wil be very interesting on Thursday.

Greene a certainty to come back in. Whitfield has been branded a near-certainty.

Coniglio appears to oly be a 'chance'. Most deserving of the 3 and I hope he gets up for it.

Tigers' main concern is Graham with that shoulder. The way they are talking up his bravery in the PF makes me think that he is an out. Broad has a concussion test I think.

There was an article in the West about how the AFL should give Premiership medallions to players who played at least 15 games in the season. Not a bad idea, especially when you compare it with other leagues around the world.

I suppose they would have to make it retrospective - that would see NN, Gaff, Sheppard and Waterman all get one for 2018.
Graham couldn't lift his arm above shoulder height. No way he plays.

I agree with the medals. Players would be on board as long as they are part of the presentation. Imagine how amazing it would have been if Gaff, Shep and Nic Nat got to walk across the stage in 2018!
 

Capriati

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Graham couldn't lift his arm above shoulder height. No way he plays.

I agree with the medals. Players would be on board as long as they are part of the presentation. Imagine how amazing it would have been if Gaff, Shep and Nic Nat got to walk across the stage in 2018!
Broad is a line ball and Stack also took a nasty hit in the VFL GF and not sure if he would return for Saturday. Tigers have a few smallish issues on the injury front as well.
 

DanWCE

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I would very much like for the Giants to win this game. How much will it cost me to freight some of Coniglio's Mum's pasta over to Melbourne for the boys?
 

flyinghi64

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I hope Shane Mumford decides to retire after the GF and just spends the GF absolutely steamrolling everyone and windmilling people like Alistair Lynch did in ‘04. That would be great television
Nice call, maybe he could sucker a few retaliations from the opposition so they have an extended pre-season
 

WillieNillie

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I think Nat Fyfe wins. Had a better year then his previous Brownlow year and those around him have too many vote stealers ie. Bont has Macrae and Dunkley. Fyfe has Walters 3 good games and well no one
 

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