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WELCOME TO THE MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB - CLAYTON OLIVER

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2 hours ago, monoccular said:

SaberFang - I hope you aren't an alias for Chris (The Joker) Connolly!

Could have us pinged for some yet to be defined offence.

Just hope Brock McLean doesn't log on here! 

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A great 50th game.  How lucky are we to have this 20 year old player ?

It would be interesting to know how his stats rank after 50 games compared to many of the game's best.  

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17 minutes ago, ProDee said:

A great 50th game.  How lucky are we to have this 20 year old player ?

It would be interesting to know how his stats rank after 50 games compared to many of the game's best.  

well haydon bunton senior had 2 brownlows in his first 40 games

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2 hours ago, daisycutter said:

well haydon bunton senior had 2 brownlows in his first 40 games

Wasn’t he older when he first played? Early 20s in his first vfl season?

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1 minute ago, Gorgoroth said:

Wasn’t he older when he first played? Early 20s in his first vfl season?

19 in his first game - turned 20 on 5th july (about 14 games in?)

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Posted (edited)

THE "CLARRY CHOO CHOO EXPRESS" LANDING AT A STATION NEAR YOU! NEXT STOP JOLIMONT! SAT 14TH JULY 4.30 PM.

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3 hours ago, ProDee said:

A great 50th game.  How lucky are we to have this 20 year old player ?

It would be interesting to know how his stats rank after 50 games compared to many of the game's best.  

He was best on ground again last night. Absolutely brilliant young player. In recent memory, only Joel Selwood and Chris Judd have had similar impact in their first 50 games, but I’d wager Clarry bests them both statistically.

Oliver is a rare talent. If he starts hitting the scoreboard more regularly he’ll quickly become a top 5 in the league player. Very happy he’s in red and blue!

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Will be the first Dees player to be offered a long term contract over $1m p.a (not by us)

 

Kid is a superstar in the making.

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Not easy to compare him to Judd or G Williams (the two players I feel he shares most similarity with) because neither had contested possessions tracked early in their careers.

Here is Clarry compared with Judd in his second season (he played his 50th game in the 2006 I believe).

https://www.footywire.com/afl/footy/ft_player_compare?playerStatus1=A&tid1=12&pid1=4166&fid1=C&playerStatus2=I&tid2=4&pid2=109&fid2=P&fopt2=2006&type=A

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33 minutes ago, faultydet said:

Will be the first Dees player to be offered a long term contract over $1m p.a (not by us)

 

Kid is a superstar in the making.

$cully already got that.

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1 hour ago, faultydet said:

Will be the first Dees player to be offered a long term contract over $1m p.a (not by us)

 

Kid is a superstar in the making.

 

26 minutes ago, Gorgoroth said:

$cully already got that.

Yeah, but that was offered by Vlad and an artificial club in their set up period. 

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1 hour ago, faultydet said:

Will be the first Dees player to be offered a long term contract over $1m p.a (not by us)

 

Kid is a superstar in the making.

He’s a superstar already 

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A lot of people see him as just an in and under contested ball type but some of the ways he actually gets and disposes of the ball are quite magical.

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40 minutes ago, Gorgoroth said:

$cully already got that.

Scully was not a "real" case though.

The AFL backed (and funded) him going, as a P.R coup for their new pet franchise, and as such, I didnt consider him. 

 

Imagine what Norf will offer him once his contract is up.

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53 minutes ago, Gorgoroth said:

$cully already got that.

Yeah but Clarry a much more genuine champion in the making and bloke!! not like some!!

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20 minutes ago, DeeZee said:

A lot of people see him as just an in and under contested ball type but some of the ways he actually gets and disposes of the ball are quite magical.

I agree, and add some regular cameos up forward (like yesterday!) and he will hit the headlines, big time.

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You'd struggle to find a better first 50 games from any player to pull on the red and blue let alone the competition. The kid will be a genuine superstar.

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On 7/8/2018 at 9:59 PM, Pates said:

You'd struggle to find a better first 50 games from any player to pull on the red and blue let alone the competition. The kid will be a genuine superstar.

Paul Roos agrees with you Pates:  Oliver's stunning first 50 games

I'm particularly interested in Gerard Healy's view: "But on the outside, he can break open sides (with his foot speed) and I can see him being a dominant mid-forward, just like Dusty Martin."

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I liked that way he kicked that goal in Q3. Marks on an angle, walks with back to umpire while reducing the angle, ignores the umpire trying to put him on line and plays on to kick the goal starting from where he shouldn't be. 

It has annoyed me for years that this is allowed, and annoyed me even more that MFC players didn't do this when other teams did.  Cynic in me says watch out for 'rule/interpretation' change now that we have a player smart enough to do it.  Though why it required much 'smart' is beyond me.

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