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TheCount

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Haha, geez that is not Terry's best work, drawing some seriously tenuous conclusions there and taking the simplest of simplistic views to a lot of factors - otherwise known as The Damien Barrett approach.

His consistency of games played last year had far more to do with injuries than it did with form. He played the first 6 for 5 goals, none in rounds 5 and 6, and was dropped until round 11, when I seem to remember he injured himself in the VFL for a week or two? But then played rounds 11 to 16 for 6 goals before injuring himself again, and missing the rest of the season. I think we can all agree it was a mistake not playing him earlier this season, and he was largely stitched up by having to play the preseason in the ruck, but to say his development has been stunted is quite absurd if you aren't watching training and scratch matches.

The comparison to Hipwood is also stupid, given he was gifted a tonne of early games due to Bris having a lack of options, not to mention that with Hipwood's height at 204cm, and his speed, he can be carried a bit easier than Weid at 195cm and the turning circle of a luxury yacht which he had early days while still recovery from a serious ankle injury.

Love the "Hipwood is younger too" comment ... not sure less than 3 months difference can really form that argument.
 

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dee_mac

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This is now their Grand Final, if it wasn't already.
Saturday night should be treated as the last game of the season and we must win to make the eight. Based on that Grundy must play.
I'm confused Collingwood board. Who's Grand Final is it?

Our premiership drought really is quite astounding when you consider how many Grand Finals we've appeared in over the years according to this lot
 

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Terry Wallet on SEN

Sydney have the best group of 23 and under players in the league.

He then riles off 8 names asking if anyone elses teams can compare to them

Once problem though Wallet, Heeney, Papley, Melican & Mills are all over 23

Even more concerning as he would have thought this through and gone live with it. oh how good it would be to have a job that being consistently wrong doesn't seem to matter
 
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Sydney have the best group of 23 and under players in the league.

He then riles off 8 names asking if anyone elses teams can compare to them

Once problem though Wallet, Heeney, pepley, Melican & Mills are all over 23

Even more concerning as he would have thought this through and gone live with it. oh how good it would be to have a job that being consistently wrong doesn't seem to matter
Surprising from Terry who I actually think is OK normally and watches more games than most of the pundits.
 

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Surprising from Terry who I actually think is OK normally and watches more games than most of the pundits.
I've heard him say he makes sure he watches every game, which I why I value his opinion higher than others (even if I don't agree with it)

Whereas someone like Slobbo will openly say he couldn't watch more than a quarter of a particular game as they standard was so bad. But then he will go on to either praise or criticize certain players from said game
 

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Still petitioning for "media personality saying dumb things" thread.

Nick reiwoldt come on down

Apparently saints are well in front with trading since 2015. In a nutshell he says only hannerbury is a failure (upwards of 700k a year for effectively a trade pic swap in mid 20s) meanwhile hill has been "slow but getting back to his best" and Ryder similar, Jones apparently gets a tick (even though his lack of composure several times ultimately cost the team victory against Brisbane) . Butler the obvious win here, Howard somehow is also a tick despite averaging less ranking points, disposals, intercept possessions against last year (again rumoured to be on a wage over half a mil per year)

Meanwhile, according to reiwoldt : Tomlinson is already a failure (even though his past 4 weeks as a medium defender has seen him barely scored against while also generating defensive rebound) Langdon is just ok, thought when compared to hill is averaging nearly 90m more per game, 5 disposals a match more, more score involvements and 3 years younger (7% higher disposal efficiency).. lever apparently no good even though he statistically ranks higher against Howard in most categories in 2020, and may "started poor but has been good. Pruess and KK also mentioned as being not sighted.

Butler the obvious win here for the saints, pick 18 for Ryder/Howard still questionable, 10 and this year's second (and acres) for hill is the proverbial farm..

Saints definitely having the better season but I'd firmly put that on the shoulders of good internal development from Marshall, billings, clark, Gresham (big out) and improvement of Steele.

In my view another poor article with minimal analysis.

Also, even though it's unlikely, a dees win tomorrow night would have us a game behind saints with a game in hand.
 

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Yeah bit silly,
Mays been borderine AA and atleast in the conversation for the squad.

Lever is top 5 in the AFL for intercept marks, slow start but he's young

Langdon even though I'm critical of him he was a bargain for 21 or whatever it was

Thomlinson was a FA lol. If he's playing for us he's not a failure, also who's a failure in their first year? Only a moron would say that

Preuss was traded for Tyson, one will still be around for another 5 years atleast. Ain't Tyson.
 

Grimesy87

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Yeah bit silly,
Mays been borderine AA and atleast in the conversation for the squad.

Lever is top 5 in the AFL for intercept marks, slow start but he's young

Langdon even though I'm critical of him he was a bargain for 21 or whatever it was

Thomlinson was a FA lol. If he's playing for us he's not a failure, also who's a failure in their first year? Only a moron would say that

Preuss was traded for Tyson, one will still be around for another 5 years atleast. Ain't Tyson.
Everything you said is exactly how I felt.

It's like big Nick got his below averaged girth in his hand looking at the ladder, and looked at his trade notes and combined the 2 to write that article.

Literally the only difference in the saints and dees season so far is the sliding doors result vs port. Great win by saints in that game, and a shocking loss by us. They've shown similar fragillities as us, albeit ours are 4 years running now.

May has been fantastic all year, lever fairly strong with a few moments of filth, Langdon is playing career footy and filling a need, and Tomlinson needs to keep improving but was a free hit.
 

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my dear old mum was a big fan of Nick Reiwoldt in his playing days. so when he wrote his autobiography i brought it for her. after she had finished it i asked her how it was and she said it was pretty boring lol. that sums up Nick really, even 70 year old women find him boring.
 

Grimesy87

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my dear old mum was a big fan of Nick Reiwoldt in his playing days. so when he wrote his autobiography i brought it for her. after she had finished it i asked her how it was and she said it was pretty boring lol. that sums up Nick really, even 70 year old women find him boring.
Gun player,

But reckon he'd spent 15-20% of his adult life looking at himself looking in a mirror.
 

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I am trying to think of a more painful loss in the last 10 years ... anyone help me out?

We should hav3 ran out with Melbourne or St Kilda jumpers .... we have forgotten how to win!

no goals in th3 last half .... I find it hard to find Th3 words .... oh no here is one pathetic!

so many players not willing to stand up ... Martin passing to Cripps, fail
cripps, again not kicking a clutch goal, Harry ... just wants to b3 flashy @nd funny @nd hey look at me.

just really disappointed in an absolute putrid showing to a club so depleted we should hav3 won .... Dawks X 10 .... thank you team for making me feel like I barrack for Melbourne! 🤮
Guess old mate missed the bit where as sh*t as we have been we've won more games than Carlton since 2000.
 

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