Willo_

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Probably getting in early with the easiest most obvious toast of all time.

But my god what a player we have gotten here.
He is a beast, strong, competitive and explosive..
43 disposals.... 21 contested :eek:

And even though he gave that free away for cracking the shits at the umpire I actually think he almost lifted another gear after that, I said to my missus that he is playing angry now.. ripped a couple of clearances out, took some fantastic contested marks and unfortunately missed, and basically was a huge part in us putting them away at the end.
Of course he was a huge part of us being in front at all.

Out and out superstar... just wait till Joel is fit and up and running with him

( I know there is the trade thread still mods and if you want to merge no stress, I just figure that deals with his past and us getting him... this is about him as a Cat)
 
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Biggy_Boy

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“From afar you watch this game and you understand how special it is and how great it would be to play in front of 80,000 at the ’G round one, so to be able to contribute and play my part for the team today, and to represent Geelong, was pretty special.”

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/geelong/patrick-dangerfield-pays-credit-to-teammates-for-geelongs-win-over-hawthorn/news-story/088bf2062c9845b7685555f900277f0c

#PFD welcome home
Official attendance is 74k, but that's still the biggest crowd he's played in front of.
 

Willo_

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“From afar you watch this game and you understand how special it is and how great it would be to play in front of 80,000 at the ’G round one, so to be able to contribute and play my part for the team today, and to represent Geelong, was pretty special.”

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/geelong/patrick-dangerfield-pays-credit-to-teammates-for-geelongs-win-over-hawthorn/news-story/088bf2062c9845b7685555f900277f0c

#PFD welcome home
christ statements like that get the juices flowing don't they!
 

James1970

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He's a professional, but I can't help but think he's been bleeding blue and white these past few years, just counting down the days until he could pull on the Hoops and do us proud.

Broke Greg Williams long standing record of most possessions in debut for the club, too.

Scary good to think he has room to improve on today's effort.
 

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Hamingja

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He is literally a game changer... just listened to Matty Lloyd..talk about what we are going to miss in the next two drafts? What? In terms of big name recruit...this is our biggest since Polly.
It's basically two middle of the road first round picks. Milera (Pick 11 last year) and it will be a pick in the teens this year.

Ottens was traded for that. End result to Richmond was Meyer and Pattinson.

Ablett compo was similar. End result to Geelong was Caddy and Smedts.

You take the proven elite player every day of the week. Draft picks are magic beans.
 

CatRiot

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He is literally a game changer... just listened to Matty Lloyd..talk about what we are going to miss in the next two drafts? What? In terms of big name recruit...this is our biggest since Polly.
I'm sorry, but Matty Lloyd has no clue on this topic clearly. Danger is the best contested player in the league, which was a clear deficiency of ours. When you combine Zac Smith with Dangerfield in the middle, along with alowing Blicavs to be the big run with midfielder to shutdown and block the oppositions best midfielder, we are now the Clearance Kings of the AFL.
 

bigfarter

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It's fascinating checking on the Hawthorn board... a change in laundry and Dangerfield is suddenly the most arrogant w***er to ever play the game. And a sook and cheat. And yet they never said that of him at Adelaide... almost like we're under their skins again. I won't pop over and bring up Sam Mitchell and the time he told a (Hawthorn supporting, Indian born) nurse that he'd "prefer a white one". Wouldn't want to sully their visions of sainthood against our horrid demon team.
 

Willo_

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Adelaide board. Fun times. Some are now reaching the acceptance stage.
I just have returned from there... their non Crows AFL discussion thread went up 13(!!) pages during todays game alone

To say there is a bit of salt there is an understatement.... it wasn't really a good game because he missed those goals and had too many handballs apparently. :rolleyes:
 

Turbocat

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It's basically two middle of the road first round picks. Milera (Pick 11 last year) and it will be a pick in the teens this year.

Ottens was traded for that. End result to Richmond was Meyer and Pattinson.

Ablett compo was similar. End result to Geelong was Caddy and Smedts.

You take the proven elite player every day of the week. Draft picks are magic beans.
Pretty much it , although its not as clear as always go the mature known player. Its hard to gauge what GC would have had to pay..but has it worked for them?
But your point is valid , and Lloyd has little or no knowledge of young players..basically if you are not in the best 20 kids , in your draft year then your kids are sus... well it doesn't work like that. Look at the names in our side and where they came from.

Cockatoo ... P10
Gregson .... P47
Lang.......... P16
Kolo........... P41
Thurlow...... P16
Murdoch..... P48
McCarthy.... P66
Bews (FS)...P86
Blitz...........P54 (eleR)
Guthrie.......P23

One draft has already gone... out of the 7 drafted names from 2015..there are a couple that have a good chance of making it..History says that its not always the R1 picks that make it anyway. Gardner,Menegola,Buzza,Hayball,Cornell,Parsons,Ruggles... get 1 or 2 from this group and we are on track with other years when we had our R1 pick....and this doesn't take into account what we can trade for ..its possible to get an R1 at years end anyway.
 

Cronin

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I just have returned from there... their non Crows AFL discussion thread went up 13(!!) pages during todays game alone

To say there is a bit of salt there is an understatement.... it wasn't really a good game because he missed those goals and had too many handballs apparently. :rolleyes:
Whatever 'melts' we get on this board, it's NOTHING compared to what Adelaide supporters are going to have to endure all season and it makes me feel happy inside:D
 

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