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Godfather32

Brownlow Medallist
Jan 13, 2013
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Was thinking that it seems we always have been losing a lot of players to injury over the last 5 years. I don't think there is another club in the league that has to deal with as many injuries on a constant basis then us. Being without 5/6 of our best 22 seems like a regular thing these last few seasons.

Last year we went through the same thing. Year before that likewise. Question is why can't we get our players on the park. Can except two of three best 22 out but we seems to have to turnover pretty much the whole list on a weekly basis. Frustrating having to play most of our reserves. No wonder why we getting beaten easily.

Any chance it's our medical team issue. Why can't they get the players right. Soon as one of them get a stratch it's out for two or three. Are we being too conservative on the injury front. Something's not adding up. Not seeing it with other clubs. How did we become so weak.
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Chris_6678

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 29, 2007
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Reminds me of 96-99 lol f constantly losing our key players when on paper we should have won an extra flag or two. Doubt we have a 2000-2001 kind of year coming up but we are just unlucky with these injuries to important players.
 

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Truckosaurus

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 19, 2009
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Hmm, good thing we don't have banners anymore or the cheersquad would be scrambling to make a replacement.

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Tugga27

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Jun 19, 2017
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I reckon he's back next week. He seemed so confident he was playing, I'm sure it was just tightness and caution.
Club email said "he tweaked his calf" in today's captains run.
You'd think they would be cautious with him, so who knows.
 

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May 25, 2017
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How the Eagles medical team works.

Player comes up with broken finger nail.
Eagles medical- yeah that's prob a 1-2 weeker.
Reckon the players now are probally milking it and faking some injuries just to get some time off. Especially if we have a weak medical team that are way too conservative and just ruling players out willy nillie.

I mean who wouldn't want to get paid for doing nothing on the sidelines. Sound like a good deal.
If you were a player and seen half the squad off enjoying themselves with little niggles. You be pretty pissed I reckon and prob would eventually give up caring about winning after a few heavy losses like last week's Geelong game. These players remember is there job and if the whole teams getting weeks off work by the medical loop hole wouldn't you be like screw this I'm having a few sick days aswell.
My elbows a little sore today I might go to the medical team and get a few games off.
 
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Godfather32

Brownlow Medallist
Jan 13, 2013
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Id suggest looking at our next door neighbour, seeing there injury list and understanding the correlations that exists. We are about 7th for games losses since Optus, Freo are 3rd. The stadium is pretty and nice but not the best for long term health of our players
No arguments on the stadium from me, great to look at, obviously not great to play on.
 

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