Toby McLean

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Kennel Master

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Sep 8, 2003
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Just thought he deserves a thread. Very bad luck for Toby. We will miss him.

He is an impact player who plays well in finals. He kicks goals, draws free kicks, and is tough in and under.

His final series in 2016 was outstanding. His last few minutes when we beat GWS was match winning.

He cleared stoppages, won a free kick and was brave and calm under pressure.

His recent form has been excellent. Hopefully he will come back even better.

Please post your thoughts and wishes for Toby.

KM
 

bobs head soup

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Sep 14, 2015
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Good call KM. Love watching Toby play, does all the hard inside stuff but also has a bit of x-factor. Stands up when it matters most. Hopefully it's not as bad as it looked, but if so look forward to a big 2022.
 

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bullish23

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Oct 2, 2002
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Really wish the kid well in recovery. Bevo touched on the press conference, it wasn’t easy for him to get where he has.

I think he’s fairly resilient, so I am confident he will be back. But rotten luck at any time, particularly how it happened. I really liked how all the team got around him. I am sure Libba and Wallis will make sure he is going ok.
 

Dogforever

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Oct 26, 2018
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Toby will be a big loss at this time of the year. He has been in good form and can take on a number of roles.He also has lots of courage and is underrated by many BF contributors.I hope he recovers well and remains a good Bulldog.
 

Testekill

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Dec 3, 2009
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It's such a shame that his form has been on the upswing over the last month and he's found a role as a stopper and now all that momentum is gone. Hopefully the club backs him up and helps him recover next season so that he can make a grand return in 2022.
 

ScragCity

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Sep 7, 2015
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Seems cruel to happen just as he was starting to cement his new role in the team. Toby will always be one of my favourites. I wish him all the best in his recovery and look forward to seeing him hit his prime when he returns.
 

BEaston

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Oct 9, 2013
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He's always been a tough player, keen to put his head over it to win the ball for his team, but I though the last month or so he started playing with a real hard edge about him. He had started looking to impose himself physically on the other team. Using his strength to really move opponents out of the way or just be a strong presence around the ball.

Really big shame about the injury, terrible timing. Wish him the best in his recovery, pretty confident he'll come back as a really good player.
 

Glaeken Oracle

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Dec 3, 2015
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Pissed off tbh. Toby can play multiple roles, plus not sure who else can do the run-with role as well, part from Liber, who is in far too good form to use in that role. Hopefully Toby is back in 12 months to play in the back-to-back win. That uncoordinated lumbering idiot Ceglar should be charged, fined, suspended, jailed and ******ed.

Hope you’re ok Toby, I’m confident you’ll be back at your best - if not in 2021, then for a big year in 2022. Stay strong, you Bullgod.
 

ossie_21

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Timing couldn’t have been worse not only for finals & next season but just after seemingly cementing a new role in the side. He’s got the right people around the club to help with rehab and hopefully come back as good as condition as possible.

On the bright side under the circumstances, the cuts he will be able to give the rest of the boys over the next year or so will be lit AF 🔥 💈 ✂
 

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Dogs_R_Us

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May 3, 2001
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Really wish the kid well in recovery. Bevo touched on the press conference, it wasn’t easy for him to get where he has.

I think he’s fairly resilient, so I am confident he will be back. But rotten luck at any time, particularly how it happened. I really liked how all the team got around him. I am sure Libba and Wallis will make sure he is going ok.
Tom has apparently offered support and advice already which I’m sure will be ongoing. Who better than Tom?

Good luck in rehab, Toby, we all look forward to your return, just in time to help us win the 2021 flag! :)
 

NBates

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Jun 4, 2007
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Just devastated me yesterday. Hope he copes with the dissappoint and recovery goes smoothly. Would have loved to have him out there over the next few weeks.

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CaptainMurphy

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Jun 4, 2015
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Toby's always been one of my favourites, ever since we drafted him (the hanger in his draft year helped, as did the fact that he never smiled in his press photos). He never steps back from a contest, and often manages to find another gear when we need it (his 2016 prelim final quarter was incredible, and went under the radar at the time). This is fu**en gutting, but when he's back he'll be fighting even harder I reckon.
 

perro_loco

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Apr 10, 2016
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Favourite player to my daughter, Toby will be dearly missed until he is back fully fit. Love the kid. Has a lion's heart and always does the right thing. Very unlucky, but hopefully he is back by mid-season, fully fit and full of fire. Go McLean. and if Lipinski replaces him, you better grow some balls to match your skills Monica!
 

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