Things players do that amaze you

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  1. aflcliche

    aflcliche Club Legend

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    May 26, 2010
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    Obviously there's many, but off the top of my head,
    They seem as fast and fit last ten minutes of the game as they are the first. Barely look tired. I get it that's what supreme fitness allows, but its still amazing. If you see vision of very old games the players are stumbling exhausted in the last. On the same note, right after a game they're able to still jog and interact with the crowd. Again fitness levels allowing speedy recover. Other things is how they recover so fast from knocks and heavy collisions and still keep going in hard.

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  2. Thomas9

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    Luke Shuey's post-siren composure on Saturday night was remarkable. Nerves of steel.
     
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  3. BotsMaster

    BotsMaster Gumbies Premiership Player

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    Whenever Eddie Betts kicks a goal from the Eddie pocket
     
  4. Upgrayedd

    Upgrayedd A Vote for Clive is a Vote for Justice

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    Live in Adelaide
     
  5. SilentHunter_

    SilentHunter_ Norm Smith Medallist

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    Sep 15, 2014
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    When player's kicks are so powerful and random that they are referred to as 'chaos balls'. One can see the destruction unfold.
     
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  6. Thomas9

    Thomas9 _________

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  7. Gydafud

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    Motlop staying on our list
     
  8. RookiePick

    RookiePick Norm Smith Medallist

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    Cotchin's running spin and goal was great on Friday. An impressive physical feat of balance and composure.
     
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  9. Thomas9

    Thomas9 _________

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    Yeah, if there were any naysayers left RE the man and his leadership, he proved them wrong on Friday night.
     
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  10. Teen Wolf

    Teen Wolf All Australian

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    The way players manage pinpoint passing through traffic is worth mentioning. As a spectator, you have a nice, safe, clear view of the action on the ground, and still there are always those "how did he do that?" kicks to a teammate in every match. But imagine witnessing the same passages of play from the first-person perspective of Scott Pendlebury or Sam Mitchell, it really would be astounding.
     
  11. 74561347

    74561347 Team Captain

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  12. NathanMX

    NathanMX Premiership Player

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    Get paid 7 figures to play VFL....oh and NEAFL :p
     
  13. schmuttt

    schmuttt Premium Platinum

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    From my own team, the awareness and vision of Oliver and Petracca.

    From other clubs, Riolis ability to hit the ground then be back on his feet within a second.
     
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  14. Numtums

    Numtums Senior List

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    Get married!

    Buddy had the right idea with 100 in a 100.
     
  15. Scotland

    Scotland Hall of Famer

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    +ve
    Kick the ball 60-70m+.
    Take hangers on blokes' heads.

    -ve
    Miss set shots from 25m out on slight angles.
    Sign contracts then demand to be traded a year later.
    Complain about homesickness living in a cap city 6 months of the year, with a bunch of mates the same age, earning big money.
     
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  16. Glenno23

    Glenno23 Brownlow Medallist

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    Jeremy Howe's ability to take a hanger

    Eddie and his goals. Kicks them so regularly

    Buddy and his freakish efforts

    Dusty and his fend offs
     
  17. cannot

    cannot Premiership Player

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    ^^ ""Flat World Champions".
    Rance bravery

    Vlastuin too
     
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  18. Scotland

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    Jeremy McGovern's ability to read the ball in flight and mark it one grab

    Jeremy McGovern's ability to be a top line AFL footballer and simultaneously a fat ****

    Daniel Currie's ability to stay on a list
     
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  19. Brutalitops

    Brutalitops Club Legend

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    Blokes like Menzel who are long term injured but refuse to pack it in and find another career. I reckon itd be one of the hardest things to cope with mentally and emotionally when your body keeps failing you. That takes guts.
     
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  20. Scotland

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    Chris Masten's ability to be the only one of 40,000 people inside Subiaco Oval unaware that he is about to be tackled.
     
  21. Scotland

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    Jack Darling's simultaneous ability to be a gutsy player who runs back with the flight to take pack marks, puts his head over the ball, chases and tackles hard etc. and a diving squib who everyone hates.
     
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  22. Toump Ass

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    Mate if you have to wait until Jack Watts is on the turf and facing the ground before laying an elbow in, you're not brave.
     
  23. cannot

    cannot Premiership Player

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    ^^ ""Flat World Champions".
    Rance is a very brave and courageous guy
     
  24. electricfeel

    electricfeel Norm Smith Medallist

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    Lachie Weller's ability to never look bad even in the middle of an AFL game. Just always looks perfect.
     
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  25. harrythetiger

    harrythetiger Premiership Player

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    The composure under immediate physical pressure to spot a target and hit the, lace out, without premeditating it. If you've played the game (and aren't particularly gifted) you might understand the notion of 'tunnel vision' - no matter what, when you get the ball, all you can see is directly in front of you and everything you can't see is apparent to you as someone about to tackle you. It's something that can't really be taught, but amazes me at every level.
     

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