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    Vanders raring to go

    Vanders' disposal in that final was poor & it is the weakest part of his game. He more than makes up for it with his aggression & ability to find the footy. It was no surprise to me that on a day when most of his teammates went missing Vanders was one of our best players.
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    Casey Demons: 2019

    Sorry mate but either its an urban myth or you made it up.- 1966 was Alan Poore's (Waverley) second consecutive Liston Trophy, and he became the first player ever to win the award twice. Paul Ladds (Sandringham) was second with 27 votes, and Barry Ion (Yarraville) was third with 26 votes.
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    Tim Smith v Cam Pedersen

    Sorry I can't let the last comment go so I'm reneging on my "last ever post on the matter" The fact is Smith has done a total of SFA while Pedersen built a career out of hard work & being a totally selfless team player, crashing packs & working his backside off as an undersize ruckman. In 2018 he dominated at Casey & was probably our best player over the finals series. By contrast Smith did practically nothing in 2018 & very little in 2017. I watched him in the Casey finals where he was almost embarrassing, trying to take speccies, missing easy goals and being a wasted space in the ruck.
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    Casey Demons: 2019

    Fact check - Sheedy did not win a Liston Trophy. Actually he was tied to Melbourne & trained with a the Club a few times.
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    Tim Smith v Cam Pedersen

    My last ever post on this ....... If you reckon Smith is a better forward than Pedersen I'm pretty much speechless. I suppose if he improves on his 4 senior games & racks up 80 odd matches like Pedo did you will be proved right. Anyhow at Casey in 2018 Smith played 15 games for 12 goals while Pedersen had 17 games for 32 goals.
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    Tim Smith v Cam Pedersen

    This will probably go down as one of the most meaningless debates in Demonland history. And look I am not suggesting Pedersen was any more than a journeyman battler who was approaching the end of the line. Its just that by any objective measurement, statistics, form, influence of games, goals, ability to play different roles at Casey & at Melbourne Pedo was about a 7 & Smith a 5. I watched them both closely in the Casey finals & Pederson was solid while Smith was poor so I was stunned when he was kept on the list.
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    Tim Smith v Cam Pedersen

    "Because I do" is pretty lame evidence. At least I can point to the stats that show Pedo ran rings around Smith at Casey - maybe you should check them out.
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    Tim Smith v Cam Pedersen

    How on earth would you value Smith higher than Pedersen as a forward ?? Pedersen played lots of solid games at Melbourne as a forward while Smith did nothing in his couple of appearances. And last season Pedersen was outstanding at Casey while Smith did very little and was poor in the finals.
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    Tim Smith v Cam Pedersen

    I know this is a retro topic but I still haven't got over how they delisted Pedersen but kept Tim Smith on the list. Pedo was a serial scapegoat & was the first dropped whenever the firsts had a bad game however in every Casey game that I saw Pedo outperformed Smith by a long, long way. Pedo is also more versatile than Smith. In the finals Smith looked like someone playing schoolyard footy as he kept trying to take hangers. His kicking for goal was woeful & he is pretty hopeless in the ruck. Anyhow its all over now but I reckon it was a shocking decision.
  10. What is he 23 or 24 & now having his 3rd knee surgery. Not looking good
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    2018 Player Reviews: # 36 Jeff Garlett

    Hemingway you really are pontificating about this without a shred of evidence for Jeff's particular circumstances. Its like an inverse form of apartheid. Guess what - Indigenous people can be stupid, greedy, spit the dummy and and make poor decisions just like non Indigenous people can. Lots of people come from difficult circumstances when they are growing up - Col Sylvia, David Schwarz & Col Garland for example. You don't do anybody any favours by pulling out the racial excuse whenever an Indigenous player has a problem or a loss of form. Its pretty obvious from what I saw - he got dropped, spat the dummy and stopped trying - EXACTLY LIKE HE DID AT CARLTON. He's not the first & he won't be the last footballer to do it. .
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    2018 Player Reviews: # 36 Jeff Garlett

    Its all between the ears for Jeff. People need to remember he did exactly the same thing at Carlton. When he gets the chitz he does so in a big way. He had the luxury this year of being contracted on good $$ for next year. When a player of his calibre is getting 5 or 6 touches at Casey he is clearly not trying and good on the coaches for sticking to their guns..
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    Biggest Draft Steals

    Don't think you can qualify as a steal until you have played at least 100 games so the jury is still out on ANB, VDB and Hunt. Darren Jolly & Stef Martin were very low picks unfortunately we were not smart enough to realise their potential ditto Nathan Basset. Jeremy Howe another one. ,
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    Nice touch but I take issue with your comment that "that the club was regularly accused of tanking its matches" that's just not right. I thought it was one game only.
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    2018 Player Reviews: # 20 Corey Maynard

    Very lucky not to be delisted. Lots of G&D but one dimensional 27 years old & has played 1 game & can only play midfield.