Toast Zak Butters appreciation thread

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RussellEbertHandball

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You've picked out quite literally the only two slightly dodgy things Butters has done to date in his AFL career. By comparison, at the same point in his career Patrick Dangerfield was worthy of an accompanying Looney Toons soundtrack.
Nah first year Zak many times tried to do too much and he turned over the ball unnecessarily.

He reduced those errors substantially last year. He will always try things and some of them wont come off and they will be costly and frustrating to watch.

Dangerfield is a clanger kick when he is doing normal stuff. Zak pushes things, so errors will happen.
 

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IT WAS a phone call ultimately made in vain. But Melbourne's attempt to trade up the draft order in 2018 to secure Zak Butters told of the huge interest in the talented then-teenager, who in his third year at AFL level is now on ascent to the very elite of the competition.

Just 39 games into his career, Butters has already proven to be not only one of Port Adelaide's best players but is also keeping strong company with the AFL's leading performers. He was also hot property at the NAB AFL Draft.

In the year of live trading being introduced to draft night, the Demons tried to be the first club to make a major move and called Port Adelaide while the Power were on the clock for their second pick, No.12 overall, after they had grabbed local forward Connor Rozee with No.5.

The Demons were armed with a future first-round pick to make a deal happen (that landed as No.3 the following season when they took Luke Jackson), but the conversation didn't last long. As the Power picked up the phone, their recruiting team had punched Butters' name into the online draft system. Melbourne hopes of moving up the board – and the willingness to part with their following season's top pick – were based purely on Butters being available but he was off to Alberton Oval.

 

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Great story! If Adelaide had taken Caldwell instead of Jones, then Gws would have taken Butters. We would have had the likely choice of Jones, Hately and Clark. Think we were very linked to Clark. Win win!
 

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Great story! If Adelaide had taken Caldwell instead of Jones, then Gws would have taken Butters. We would have had the likely choice of Jones, Hately and Clark. Think we were very linked to Clark. Win win!

These draft night stories should tell you that none of us know just who our recruiters are interested in. In fact any 'intel' that comes out prior to the draft is probably a deception. But all clubs would know that. Some clubs might give one another a wink or a nod in the lead-up, but it's not until those frantic phone calls start happening on the night that true intentions start to crystalise.
 

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Remember how we were told Jasper Pittard has this unique football brain that allowed him to see what was happening on the field before it happened?
Apparently he saw it so well that his brain turned to mush because he had 10 options open to him and couldnt pick one then most likely shat the bed and turned it over.

Butters is the complete opposite. He sees sh*t before it happens, has 10 options open to him and picks the best one and executes it almost every time
 

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Remember how we were told Jasper Pittard has this unique football brain that allowed him to see what was happening on the field before it happened?
Apparently he saw it so well that his brain turned to mush because he had 10 options open to him and couldnt pick one then most likely shat the bed and turned it over.

Butters is the complete opposite. He sees sh*t before it happens, has 10 options open to him and picks the best one and executes it almost every time
Remember how Tom Brady was ranked 199. Wasn't good enough they said (metrics aren't everything) They said Toumpas was elite.
 

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Remember how we were told Jasper Pittard has this unique football brain that allowed him to see what was happening on the field before it happened?
Apparently he saw it so well that his brain turned to mush because he had 10 options open to him and couldnt pick one then most likely shat the bed and turned it over.

Butters is the complete opposite. He sees sh*t before it happens, has 10 options open to him and picks the best one and executes it almost every time
I’d love to hear who told us that about jasper and surely he has been sacked from his position forever

you described jasper perfectly.
 

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“Nerves can recover slowly and unpredictably, there is no formal treatment for a nerve injury,” Dr Peter Larkins said.

“That is the problem because nerves can settle down after a couple of days and you can have nerves that take six to eight weeks to settle down.

“The nerve from your knee does affect the power in your foot and ankle potentially so that is a complication.”

Dr Larkins said Port Adelaide would have to closely monitor Butters during his recovery. “The nerve is just a watch-and-see situation,” he said.

“Mark Fisher (Port Adelaide’s chief medical officer) will be assessing that every three or four days, they will be doing strength tests on the muscle.

“You can actually do a nerve test which is called a nerve conduction test and that sees if the nerve is firing at 100 per cent efficiency.

“That is a complicated test to do so if they are really worried that it is a bit weak they can check that and when the nerve specialist says it is firing they can load him back up.” Dr Larkins said extra time on the sidelines would ultimately benefit Butters.

“If the nerve has been shut down a bit, you can’t put a time frame on it,” he said. “It’s probably not a bad idea if he takes another month, it’s probably a good thing for his ankle.” Larkins said any long-term damage was unlikely. “Not unless the nerve has permanent damage, and that’s why they do the nerve conduction test and if that shows the nerve does have permanent damage then it does affect him,” he said. “But that is rare so I don’t think in the future it has any long term consequences.”

 

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i remember at the time of watching the incident thinking it could have been a bad knee injury. give our zak as much time as possible to recover. hopefully he will be good to go in the back end of the season and we are in a good position for him to come in and really attack the finals series.
 

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