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Analysis The Matt Taberner effect

Discussion in 'Fremantle' started by samFFC, May 13, 2015.

Put it out there
  1. M_rash

    M_rash All Australian

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    Interesting post. But i suppose the question really is "would Tabs have played 50 games at any other club, or did he get a free ride at Freo given our total lack of options"? I used to love his potential, now he just frustrates me. Can dominate WAFL but go missing at AFL. Not fussed if we keep, trade or delist him.
     
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  2. Freomaniac

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    the only other clubs he would of got 50 games besides freo is carlton and brisbane
     
  3. Nickos66

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    If Tabs has been surpassed in the gym by a raw chubby 19y/o that'd be concerning.
     
  4. scon

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    I'm only guessing.
    But if he's surpassed Tabs he's passed everyone else as well, which may be more of a concern.
     
  5. Big Animal

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    well it's already happened on the field so may be concerning but not that surprising. BTW: some people are just born to bench.
     
  6. scon

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    Tabs can't even make the bench!
     
  7. IAMJUNGLEMUFFIN

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    Griff gets the friday call up over Crabs, who now is oficially the worst tall on our list.

    That's curtains.
     
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  8. Righteo

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    Give the childish nicknames a rest (you and others), adds absolutely nothing to any discussion and he's still a Freo player at the end of the day- we can afford him basic respect. I'm not a fan of him as a player, he's a rookie tall with glaring weaknesses in his game that will likely never improve and therefore won't see him being a big part of our future, but this crusade against one of our own is in shit taste.
     
  9. Deathly

    Deathly Premium Platinum

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    Go compare this weeks lists (FRE/NM) and an understanding of the game and you might figure out the real reason why Griffin was selected as Emergency over Taberner.
     
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  10. fnerd

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    So its hales fault now tabs is no good?....spose it wont be long till the fremantle bootstudder gets his whack too for our beloved poor kpf not getting a game
     
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  11. Kram

    Kram I'll brik u

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    Quality melt.




    :p
     
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  12. Righteo

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    i'm saving the really good stuff for Sunday, dw.
     
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  13. Steinfreo

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    Its some high profile super fans that have sort of worked against Tabs on here
     
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  14. Silversurfer

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    Im not writing him off yet...he has shown some great form...just lacking consistency.
     
  15. IAMJUNGLEMUFFIN

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    Is this, or is this not Matt Taberners FFC player profile image?

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. IAMJUNGLEMUFFIN

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    His output speaks for itself. He isn't doing anything of note at WAFL level, but the believers think he's going to perform significantly better in a higher league? Please.

    At 200cm+ and with AFL listed players feeding him, he still can't stomp WAFL games.

    Kersten was dropped, so all Tabs needed to do last week was stand up and out perform him. He couldn't. He never does. We've given him so many opportunities to come in and step up, time and time again, but it just doesn't happen.

    At some point you have to stop being blinded by a couple of good games and accept that he's not the right player for us in the future and it's time to move on. It's blatantly obvious.
     
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    Speaking to the converted man. There is a few controversial posters that back him in hard and I believe thats why people treat Tabs a bit harshly at times.
     
  18. Righteo

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    It's actually just one poster for the most part and it doesn't excuse or justify the vitriol levelled at him. All I'm asking for is for people to desist with the bay-tier nicknames, I don't think it's a big ask.
     
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  19. Banker

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    Can we close this thread? I have kept my silence for 2 years about this so called effect but its really debunked.
     
  20. Righteo

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    No because people will talk about him as long as he's on our list and we need a thread to contain it all. And nobody is necessarily saying the effect is s positive one anyway. He's been good so far for Peel
     
  21. ydraw

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    It hasn't been debunked at all though. We are a higher scoring side when Taberner plays because our forward structure is better when Taberner plays.

    When Lyon picks a small forward line, they might individually be better players, but our forward line is collectively worse.
     
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  22. Banker

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    Maybe remove the word effect? It seems most posts have moved away from the OP and more of discussion of his general performance.
     
  23. Righteo

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    Maybe don't be such a pedantic nuisance? It's a Matt Taberner general discussion thread, everyone knows this regardless of whether the word effect is in the title or not.


    christ
     
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  24. FreoRicci

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    Tabs last week could've been the difference for us, could've had more marks I50 as a team too.

    The last two weeks Marks I50 = 10
    (6 vs St Kilda and 4 vs Geelong ).

    The opposition in that time = 29 !

    So Freo needs a tall marking forward, and it's no secret that having one such as Tabs can help the forward line function better- much like it did against Essendon and Richmond - with Tabs/Kersten/McCarthy
     
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  25. scon

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    Excellent news for club and player that Tabs sounds to have hit his straps for Peel.
    Ludicrous some of the calls claiming his non selection is based on anything other than what is best for all.
    They may also have tracked that he needs his confidence levels high before he delivers at the next level.
    Who knows, but if you read what Harry Reems has just posted on the Peel thread there's the clear 'Tale of Two Tabs.'
     
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