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Can we talk about how good Geelong is?

I was no fan of their top-up years after their flags, and really hoped they would see some pain from it, but apparently not. They've drafted the kind of player we are absolutely crying out for in Jordan Clark, and all their young guys from the reserves that were drafted have come up and looked great. Sav, Parfitt, Constable (who I was desperate for us to draft when we took Spargo), Henry, Kelly. None of these guys cost a pick north of 20 in the past three years, and they're all entrenched in their 22. Rohan and Dahlhaus are hit and miss types, but cost them nothing. They don't bat that deep to be sure, but how the hell have they avoided rebuilding for the past 15 years?
 

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Jordan Clark is from WA isn't he? Pretty happy never to draft from there again. At least not with a high pick.

Cats are impressive. I can't like them when the smug trio of Scott, Selwood and Danger are still leading the charge though.
 

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Jordan Clark is from WA isn't he? Pretty happy never to draft from there again. At least not with a high pick.

Cats are impressive. I can't like them when the smug trio of Scott, Selwood and Danger are still leading the charge though.
Yeah I'd prefer we stuck to Vic/TAS/NT too when we can. Is there anyone in our best 22 from elsewhere? I can only see vdB, and he already turned down a move home.
 

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Yeah I'd prefer we stuck to Vic/TAS/NT too when we can. Is there anyone in our best 22 from elsewhere? I can only see vdB, and he already turned down a move home.
I think Jetta is from WA, but he was a late as **** draft pick and seemingly an exception to the rule.
 

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It's early days...I think the Cats will fall in a heap at some stage

They're incredibly efficient going forward though and their youngn's are looking good

You don't want to peak in March though
 

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It's early days...I think the Cats will fall in a heap at some stage

They're incredibly efficient going forward though and their youngn's are looking good

You don't want to peak in March though
I agree with you here, feel like they will burn out after the bye.
 

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Jordan Clark is from WA isn't he? Pretty happy never to draft from there again. At least not with a high pick.

Cats are impressive. I can't like them when the smug trio of Scott, Selwood and Danger are still leading the charge though.
Can't avoid WA, can't be giving up potentially one of the best players in the game because he a groper.

Buddy
Rance
Cripps
Just to name a few who haven't gone home. Plenty of Victorians on the other side aswell.
 

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Can we talk about how good Geelong is?

I was no fan of their top-up years after their flags, and really hoped they would see some pain from it, but apparently not. They've drafted the kind of player we are absolutely crying out for in Jordan Clark, and all their young guys from the reserves that were drafted have come up and looked great. Sav, Parfitt, Constable (who I was desperate for us to draft when we took Spargo), Henry, Kelly. None of these guys cost a pick north of 20 in the past three years, and they're all entrenched in their 22. Rohan and Dahlhaus are hit and miss types, but cost them nothing. They don't bat that deep to be sure, but how the hell have they avoided rebuilding for the past 15 years?
Even more infuriating is they picked up Stewart/Henderson an Blicavs for 2 rookie picks and a late first rounder.

Then they added a bunch of outside running midfielders for cheap like Menegola, Kelly, Constable etc

Only position they haven't managed to fill is back up for Hawkins but it's not even a position you need these days if you can find small forwards and an unselfish type
 

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Just talking about Lloydys 926 goals at 70% accuracy. **** he was good.

Wonder if there will be another player like him again.
 

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Just talking about Lloydys 926 goals at 70% accuracy. **** he was good.

Wonder if there will be another player like him again.
Doesn't look like it does it. The only current player who looks capable of getting anywhere near that sort of accuracy is TMac, and he can't actually get near the footy to actually take a shot at the moment.

Clubs apparently don't train their goal kicking that much, and in any case, it's not the kicking action thats the issue, its the pressure of the occasion
 

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Doesn't look like it does it. The only current player who looks capable of getting anywhere near that sort of accuracy is TMac, and he can't actually get near the footy to actually take a shot at the moment.

Clubs apparently don't train their goal kicking that much, and in any case, it's not the kicking action thats the issue, its the pressure of the occasion
Weideman has become a dead eye too
 

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Doesn't look like it does it. The only current player who looks capable of getting anywhere near that sort of accuracy is TMac, and he can't actually get near the footy to actually take a shot at the moment.

Clubs apparently don't train their goal kicking that much, and in any case, it's not the kicking action thats the issue, its the pressure of the occasion
I don't understand AFL clubs, they don't train goal kicking, don't train use of the opposite foot and don't see to train contested marking.

I gotta say I'm noticing the ground being stretched alot more. It's looking like a better game
 

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Weideman has become a dead eye too
Kicked 18.11 @ 61%

That's good, but Lloyd kicked 926 goals @ 70%. I just doubt we will ever see another goalkicker like him again.
They were saying buddy has 922 goals an he's had an extra 250 shots at goal than Lloyd
 

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Kicked 18.11 @ 61%

That's good, but Lloyd kicked 926 goals @ 70%. I just doubt we will ever see another goalkicker like him again.
They were saying buddy has 922 goals an he's had an extra 250 shots at goal than Lloyd
I think Weid's will only go up from here. He was patchy early on with his accuracy, but I think that was just between the ears, which he's now seemingly gotten on top of. He's got an absolutely text book action, if i was a young player, I'd be modelling myself on him.
 

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I think Weid's will only go up from here. He was patchy early on with his accuracy, but I think that was just between the ears, which he's now seemingly gotten on top of. He's got an absolutely text book action, if i was a young player, I'd be modelling myself on him.
It's a beautiful action, just that at the same age as Weid is now, Lloyd finished the year with 350 career goals.
 

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Cam Mooney- " I don't think there's been a better follow up ruck in the game than Mumford"


I dunno, I think Polly Farmer and Jim Stynes went allright. Corey Mckernan.. I mean even Luke Darcy won a coaches award
 

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It's a beautiful action, just that at the same age as Weid is now, Lloyd finished the year with 350 career goals.
What, you don't think Weid will kick another 330 goals this year?

Yeah, he'll be comparable in accuracy alone, I'm big on Weid and his future, but he's not the sort of freak Lloyd was ... and even if he was, the game isn't conducive to those sorts of numbers anymore sadly.
 

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I don't reckon we'd be able to beat either of Carlton or Sydney atm.

McVeigh's done a quad there too
 
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