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FrankDrebin

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I know he's not the most over-exuberant fella but he seemed pretty down in his interview on Fox last night. I follow him on social media and he would usually post a bit of him and his Miss Australia gf, but that hasnt happened in a while so i presume they might have split up. So if that has happened coupled with these injury setbacks you can imagine he would be feeling pretty down. Hopefully the big man can ramp up his training and really contribute in the second half of the season. It was so evident in that the Richmond game that we sorely missed a big man who can bring the ball to ground in a 1 on 3.
 

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Frank Port Adelaide forward Charlie Dixon admits he feared his AFL career was over during the lowest moments of his rehabilitation from a horrific leg injury that continues to plague him.

Dixon hasn’t played an AFL game since breaking his leg against West Coast in Round 21 last year. He was on track to play in Round 1 before he suffered a setback in his ankle, forcing him to scale back his rehabilitation program and go under the knife again.

In a positive development for Dixon and Port, the key forward said he’s aiming to return to the club’s line-up after its Round 12 bye.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-2019-charlie-dixon-reveals-he-feared-hed-never-play-another-afl-game/news-story/c42f36859565c7fd4470dbb512cc4c51
playing three to five games towards the end of the year could be good for his confidence and build for a great 2020.
 

davo999

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playing three to five games towards the end of the year could be good for his confidence and build for a great 2020.
Yes I think this year looks like it might be a development year for us . With so many young players needing to come in . You never know I guess but I think realistically next year will be better for us and if Charlie can get back and get confident in his body it’ll be a plus for next year
 

OneGreatClub

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Yes I think this year looks like it might be a development year for us . With so many young players needing to come in . You never know I guess but I think realistically next year will be better for us and if Charlie can get back and get confident in his body it’ll be a plus for next year
As long as Lycett and Boak, Gray etc can hold their form next year,
 

Tibbs

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Really good interview with big Charlie on Fox ... Very open about his struggles, with some nice insight into his love of cars.

Favorite car he has driven? - A porsche 911
Which player at Port would he liken it to? - Connor Rozee

ON THE MARK: JONATHON MARSH
(May 29) Charlie Dixon chats about his injury and motor sports hobby while Jonathan Marsh discusses his return to football after a two year retirement.
 

El_Scorcho

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Get ready to get stuck into Dixon again if we don't go back to the early season attacking gameplan and level of performance. Not that it's his fault at all, but it's difficult being a forward in a team that doesn't make any attempt to play to your strengths.

He ruined his career coming to Port IMO. He would have been in demand anywhere and could have played somewhere that valued players in his position and built their gameplan around him.

It's a bit like Butch's dad being concerned that he was drafted to us because we were a rabble, when he actually should have been concerned because a few years later we'd hire Ken Hinkley and make his son's development something that the club stopped caring about.
 

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