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    Roos on Oliver

    You beat me to it! Oliver only played 67% of game time in his first year compared to 80% for Cripps in his first full season (stats from Footywire) Oliver second year 77% Cripps 83% If Oliver had played closer to 80% for his first season he would be leading Contested possessions (by a country mile) Tackles (also by the proverbial) Handballs by possibly close to 200!!! and would be getting close to Diesel and Chris McDermott for total possessions (they were both significantly older then Oliver when they started (Diesel 21 and Mcdermott 31) and the gap to Cripps for centre clearances would drop significantly. Utter Freak BTW Cripps is a also freak who is currently having to run at 90% of time on the ground this season. What would carlton do if he went down.
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    Roos on Oliver

    There you go!
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    Umpire Report

    I sit firmly in the "the umpires cost us the game camp" read any of my posts after the game and you will see me ranting "[censored] the umps" like a deranged person. And all of us who sit in that camp firmly understand that given our Fwd 50 entries we should have won the match. So, we understand that Melbourne are the reason that we didn't win the match, but the umpires are the reason we lost the match. That is why we are so angry. A free is a free when it is a free, and at no other time. You cant pick and choose when you are going to officiate depending on the team, the crowd or the individual player involved. That is why we are so angry. The AFL umpiring section has form over many years of, some clubs (lets say Hawthorn), some crowds (West Coast) and some players (Selwood) being treated as different from the rest. That is why we are so angry. All we want is a level playing field. You used to hear that "footy is a great leveller", people don't say that much anymore......funny that.
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    My 3 word player analysis V Pt Adelaide

    Jones - [censored] the umps Viney - [censored] the umps T.McDonald - [censored] the umps Hannan - [censored] the umps Melksham - [censored] the umps Petracca - [censored] the umps Salem - [censored] the umps T.Smith - [censored] the umps Fritsch - [censored] the umps Gawn - [censored] the umps Hogan - [censored] the umps Neal-Bullen - [censored] the umps Brayshaw - [censored] the umps Harmes - [censored] the umps Hibberd - [censored] the umps Jetta - [censored] the umps Lewis - [censored] the umps O.McDonald - [censored] the umps Oliver - [censored] the umps J.Smith - [censored] the umps Tyson - [censored] the umps Vince - [censored] the umps
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    Umpire Report

    Clear intent by the maggots to influence the result of that game. I preferred when we were [censored] at least we all knew deep down that we weren't going win much. But don't worry it will all be glossed over and no umpire will have to explain anything, cause hey its the result the AFL wanted. [censored] joke.
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    My 3 word player ananlysis V Adelaide

    Yeah, i'd pay that, generally seems sharper then Cam's I think this is what I was talking about, his movement and bodywork is so reminiscent of Brucey's
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    My 3 word player ananlysis V Adelaide

    Fritsch - Cameron Bruce anyone?
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    Training - Friday 20th January, 2017

    Skills32. I don't post often but seriously mate if you are going to be dropping medical insight make sure you're qualified. That is the worst description of a back related Hamstring that I have ever heard. The only thing you got right is "pressure.... of the nerve.....you feel hamstring pain when really there is nothing wrong with the hamstring" The rest is absolute nonsense. "Vertebrate shift"? What is that? Is it a animal with a backbone moving? Disc pathology, ligament inflammation or compression, muscle derangement all possible causes of neural compression. You can decide if I'm qualified or not.
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    MFC v Adelaide, 1st Qualifying Final 1998

    I think everyone forgets that Jeff White got a knee injury within the last 5 minutes of the Saints game when we were cruising and in hindsight he should have resting. Whitey was the most athletic ruckman by a country mile back then and from the bounce would thump the ball into our forward line and to our advantage regularly throughout a game. The knee injury (PCL I think) completely took away our ability to dominate the centre square and also use White as an option around the ground where his high marking could be used as a chop out to get our Daniher run and carry game plan going. I think he had about 3 possies for the game after averaging 15-20 for the rest of the season. To me this is what lost us the game against North and the flag.
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    Robbo's Top 50 players

    My thoughts exactly.
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    Robbo's Top 50 players

    If you want to have a laugh, have a look at the Top 50 from that clown on the west coast, Karl Langdon, seriously how do some people retain their media jobs. http://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/afl/afl-2016-karl-langdons-top-50/news-story/b57c34e55cf397a9c36fa7998d06ee30
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    Sam Menegola

    His endurance is well known. But I think the way he uses this to repeatedly get to the next contest is one of his best assets. For example going the other way, Dan Nicho and Ro Bail were known to be great endurance runners....but I wouldn't suggest that they willed themselves into the next contest time and time again Menegola does this and then has the footy smarts and body to impact the contest. Given our style of play he would be one to seriously look at. Plus has the ability to hit the scoreboard. Love Vanders and think he has been a great pick up but the WAFL is certainly level above the NEAFL and at 23 Menegola should only continue to improve
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    Sam Menegola

    Maybe walk up start is a bit much, but i think he's got great upside and would seriously improve our midfield mix and would decrease the drop off in our depth
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    Sam Menegola

    What are everyones thoughts on Sam Menegola from Subiaco as a mature midfield recruit? 23y/o 188cm 90kgs Athletic Midfielder who can win his own ball and kicks goals, was a forward as a junior so can swing into the attacking 50 and is good overhead (as he did numerous times this year with taggers) Has been on Hawthorns and Freo's list, but both times hampered by injury as he was at the start of this season. However, played the last 14 games of this season and averaged 28 possessions kicked 21.18 + 4.5 tackles, was clearly the best player in the WAFL. Ended up second in the Sandover medal on 41 votes (from 12 regular season games) winner got 45. While at Freo was regarded as their best endurance runner. His injuries have been a wrist at Hawthorn, knee at Freo and ankle at the start of this year. While no injury is great it is not as though have has had recurrent hamstring or shoulder issues. If he can stay healthy I think he would be a walk up start into our midfield and would be exactly what we need as a big bodied hard running goal kicking mid. The fact he couldn't break into Freo's or Hawthorns midfield shouldn't be held against him. Junior highlights here - Thoughts?