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David the Cat

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The point is - if it isn't glaringly obvious - Betts never played for Geelong, and Stengle hasn't yet. If it was Adelaide different story, but it's not.

Should we celebrate other clubs' milestones too? That would make people feel better right?


Like I said...Some people have the capacity to see the value of sentiment in an elite team sport, and others don't.
 

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Pure_Ownage

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Stuff all this jumper numbers nonsense.

The real issue with Stengle is that, given his past problems, he's a high risk investment for a potentially medium to high return.

I mean hes only a high risk investment if you consider the PR impacts if he has more off field issues. In terms of purely the football side he cosr us no draft picks and probably is on low wages so its a low cost investment for potentially much better return.
 

Spearman

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Don't know anything about the guy, but if he is giving everything he has, like TK did to get to the bigs, then good on him and good for us. I'll take that sort of effort anytime. Sometimes that attitude is catching and a lesson to some of the youngsters.
AND if he can consciously or subconsciously squeeze out a fraction of a percent in performance because he likes the number he has, then :thumbsupv1:
 

FredLeDeux

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Low risk. On a low salary and did not cost a draft pick. Expectations are low and if he fails the general public won't care as the narrative will be we gave a troubled indigenous player a chance. Medium reward, could become a top 15-20 player on our list.
Low cost, high risk
 

standupand

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And of course Gazza Junior wearing 29 and then 4 instead of his old man's 5. I wouldn't understate the value of 'sport superstition' and other kinds of ritual in player preparation though - even if there's no scientific basis in reality for it a player wearing unwashed 'lucky jocks' for three months straight might be just enough of a powerful psychological boost for that player to believe that no other player can touch him while wearing them.
No other player will want to touch him. It's scientific.
 

CatRiot

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I think he might find the goals, but I just hope he doesn't let his opponent off the leash. That's my only concern with this player. If his defensive work is great, then I think he will be handy player.
 

jim boy

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If Tom Stewart had been drafted at the same age as Stengle, he too would have been considered a dangerous pick later on. As it is some people take longer to mature and it looks like Stengle is one. Not to say he can be as good as Stewart only that Stengle shouldn't be judged on the opportunity he threw away. He has worked hard to get back, and that is what I would judge him on
 

Poetic Justice

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If Tom Stewart had been drafted at the same age as Stengle, he too would have been considered a dangerous pick later on. As it is some people take longer to mature and it looks like Stengle is one. Not to say he can be as good as Stewart only that Stengle shouldn't be judged on the opportunity he threw away. He has worked hard to get back, and that is what I would judge him on

You're so wrong!

If you're not Selwood or Walsh in year 1 you're no good!
 

Scottland2007

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Definitely have room for Stengle, Close and Miers in our forward line. Perfect compliment to our talls Hawkins and Cameron, then leaving the last forward spot to a rotating player (eg. Esava, Danger). We are the masters of the mature aged recruit, every other AFL club knows this; it represents top value with minimal risk.
Do you see room in the side for Rohan or is that Esava / Dangers spot now?
 

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