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dazzledavey36    13,285

Clarry will win the BnF this year... by a country mile. While some of our more senior players are starting to tire out, Clarry is hitting a rich vein of form the past couple of weeks.

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43 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

by a country mile

Not to take anything away on a most deserving player.....

But where is everyone else apart from Hibberd and Neville?

I suppose TMAC but thats about it.

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Demon Disciple    2,153
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52 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Clarry will win the BnF this year... by a country mile. While some of our more senior players are starting to tire out, Clarry is hitting a rich vein of form the past couple of weeks.

His year for a second year player is something this club hasn't seen for a very long time (if ever).

However, his start to the year was way more influential than the 'form' he is in now. I know he is a handball first type of guy, but we need him to be more willing to kick the ball. He is only one of a few that have tried to continually stand up during our form slump of the past month (as admirable as that is), but his reliability also means that it is him we need to count on really imposing himself on the remaining games, as few others seem to want to throw their hat into the ring.

He's gonna need to adopt the mantra of "if it has to be, it's up to me". An indictment on the so-called leaders of our club.

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mrtwister    562

Just noticed that Oliver has moved ahead of Hunt, Lewis and Watts in the AFL player ratings. A highly impressive result for a 32 game player. He sits 108th in the AFL overall. Already

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Luther    4,599

In relation to that discussion about the best midfielders, if we had a Robbie Flower right now our side would be all set. Such a champion.

Kudos to whoever put together this video - sensational viewing.

 

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Moonshadow    8,102
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On 06/08/2017 at 7:10 PM, leave it to deever said:

Not to take anything away on a most deserving player.....

But where is everyone else apart from Hibberd and Neville?

I suppose TMAC but thats about it.

Jeffy has had a good year overall.

Some of our better players have had significant injuries too. Gawn, Jones, Hogan, Viney. An unfortunately reality of AFL

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willmoy    882
On 8/3/2017 at 11:53 PM, mattjm said:

definitely Scully

Wasn't Scully signed up by GWS even though he was in our jumper the "little scullery maid"

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willmoy    882
On 8/6/2017 at 3:00 PM, olisik said:

Zach Merrett set to be suspended and Martin on 2 fines. Could Oliver be a chance to Steven Bradbury the Brownlow?

The way the maggots are Oliver is more likely to get suspended than two of the pets.......

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Oliver needs to run and kick more.  Both in terms of Brownlow attention AND to be much more effective for the Dees

 

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PaulRB    3,541

Agree, while Clarry is awesome, he could be more damaging at times, but will quickly give it off instead (which is ok, but may not be as damaging).

Amazing for a kid so young, as he further builds his confidence in his body and full skillset he will break games open.

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fndee    2,032
23 hours ago, Luther said:

In relation to that discussion about the best midfielders, if we had a Robbie Flower right now our side would be all set. Such a champion.

Kudos to whoever put together this video - sensational viewing.

 

That is a ripper Luther. Thankyou.  It is difficult to explain to younger supporters how good Robbie was. Footballers today are full time professionals with unbelievable resources and support yet there is not a player running around in a Melbourne jumper at the moment who comes close to matching Flower’s skills. 

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Sir Why You Little    11,918

 

On 11/08/2017 at 2:04 PM, Luther said:

 

 

Proof that the Brownlow is vastly over rated and those that vote on it are clueless jerks. 

R Flower should have won at least 3 of these things, but he got none...

Jab Watson whilst on performance enhancing cocktails 🍹 was given one though....

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Watched it again.  Robbie was as good as any footballer even the more recent champs ... Dangerfield , Ablett or Judd.  He had skills, goal kicking, high marking,class,courage,leadership AND was always fair.

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Demon Disciple    2,153
1 hour ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Watched it again.  Robbie was as good as any footballer even the more recent champs ... Dangerfield , Ablett or Judd.  He had skills, goal kicking, high marking,class,courage,leadership AND was always fair.

And he was equally good on either foot.

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fndee    2,032
7 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

And he was equally good on either foot.

And either hand; bouncing or handballing 

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Vogon Poetry    1,465
4 hours ago, fndee said:

That is a ripper Luther. Thankyou.  It is difficult to explain to younger supporters how good Robbie was. Footballers today are full time professionals with unbelievable resources and support yet there is not a player running around in a Melbourne jumper at the moment who comes close to matching Flower’s skills. 

My favourite Robbie story relates to his first game.  He had to pay to get into the ground because the bloke on the gate didn't believe he was a player.

Dazzle you once said you didn't rate Robbie that highly but I hope these highlights give you a flavour of his skill.  Captained the Big V, says much from a team that was very ordinary at the time.

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scarlett    113

Imagine hunt with his speed silly courage and the space, skills and game sense of flower. 

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Pates    2,763

Love the little ginger nut but I would like him to kick it more, his fast hands are amazing but when he's got time and space he should look to kick it rather than handball. 

Other than that he's having a phenomenal year for a guy playing in his second year. 

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DeeZee    2,803

Poetry in motion

whenever I have a shower I always say I'm having a Robbie Flower , because cleanliness is next to Godliness and he was the closest thing to God that I ever knew

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Ethan Tremblay    8,737
7 minutes ago, DeeZee said:

Poetry in motion

whenever I have a shower I always say I'm having a Robbie Flower , because cleanliness is next to Godliness and he was the closest thing to God that I ever knew

Do you have a Robbie Flower after you have a Justin Schmitt?

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DeeZee    2,803
3 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Do you have a Robbie Flower after you have a Justin Schmitt?

Yes, never before.

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monoccular    5,444
On 11/08/2017 at 0:04 PM, Luther said:

In relation to that discussion about the best midfielders, if we had a Robbie Flower right now our side would be all set. Such a champion.

Kudos to whoever put together this video - sensational viewing.

 

I know this is an Oliver thread, but I think already it is ok to speak of him in the same sentence as Robbie Flower.

OMG that clip brings back great memories, especially those first two finals in quarter of a century.  So sad that Robbie played most of his career in a truly uncompetitive series of teams. Deserved multiple premiership medallions and Normies. 

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DemonWA    1,538
On 06/08/2017 at 5:13 AM, Sir Why You Little said:

Has Clayton Oliver made Nate Jones redundant in the side?

Never

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Pates    2,763
On 06/08/2017 at 5:13 AM, Sir Why You Little said:

Has Clayton Oliver made Nate Jones redundant in the side?

Not at all, Clarry's young and has good hands. Jones is experienced, leads by example, and uses his foot a hell of a lot more.

Jones won't be made redundant until he's ready to retire.

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