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Maldonboy38    2,022

My favourite current player, great to see him back in. Not expecting too much from him after such a long break but at least he gives us outside run. He goes in very hard, but I love his outside play. 

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Wrecker45    1,585
8 hours ago, Fifty-5 said:

Justin Plapp:

Angus Brayshaw: Angus had 34 disposals, including 16 contested possessions, seven clearances, six inside 50s and five tackles. It was really pleasing to see Angus get back to his best, as it’s been well-documented that he’s had his challenges with concussion. To see him come and play, and invest himself in the game the way he did, was really exciting to see. He was the most dominant player on the ground for mine – he used his speed and was able to win two or three critical contests. He sent a big message on the weekend.

This is the problem. He is a pure midfielder. In my (not so)humble opinion we play kids out of position who need to go in where they belong.

it easier to get Nathan Jones or Bernie  Vince to play off a back flank.

Brayshay plays the frenetic game style  Goodwin demands. Play Hin the midfield.

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15 hours ago, Wrecker45 said:

This is the problem. He is a pure midfielder. In my (not so)humble opinion we play kids out of position who need to go in where they belong.

it easier to get Nathan Jones or Bernie  Vince to play off a back flank.

Brayshay plays the frenetic game style  Goodwin demands. Play Hin the midfield.

The problem is that for the most part, even heavy set strong bodied kids don't have the mature, conditioned bodies to match it with battle hardened AFL midfields without burning them out.

That said Angus is a few years into the system now and should be able to handle being amongst the action.  That is where we want and need him, as with the aging of Bernie our midfield is crying out for more grunt, thoughness and class, which Gus has in spades.

This whole issue really does make me think that Paul Roos has it right when he suggests that the draft age should be lifted.

Edited by Rodney (Balls) Grinter
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Lord Travis    1,788
Posted (edited)

Best of luck today Gus. Hope luck is on your side and you have a ripping game with no injury worries.

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beelzebub    14,854
On 11/08/2017 at 8:35 PM, Wrecker45 said:

This is the problem. He is a pure midfielder. In my (not so)humble opinion we play kids out of position who need to go in where they belong.

it easier to get Nathan Jones or Bernie  Vince to play off a back flank.

Brayshay plays the frenetic game style  Goodwin demands. Play Hin the midfield.

Absolutely. Go you good Gus !!

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Jaded    9,562

Amazing return. What a star in the making. Go Gus!

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Forest Demon    2,749

Has been great so far, especially after that knock, which as the commentators said (for those watching interstate like me), may have been the best thing to happen to him.

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The Chief    63

Great first half by Gus. Strong marks, smooth running and fearless as ever.  He's a true footballer. Fingers crossed his luck has changed. 

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beelzebub    14,854

By golly we've missed this chap.

Go Gus go :)

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Sir Why You Little    11,918
4 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

By golly we've missed this chap.

Go Gus go :)

Go number 10

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deeko    805

I'm a big rap for him on the HBF. 

Was a really good user today and plays quite tall in taking a couple strong grabs.

Happy to keep him there and maybe get Bernie back up the ground a bit to win a bit more pill.

 

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Petraccattack    13,077

Man that head knock was a close call. If he came out on the wrong side of it, it may have been season over.

What a great return game.  This kid went at pick 2 for a reason, and injury/health permitting will be a champ for us.

 

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beelzebub    14,854
20 minutes ago, Darkhorse72 said:

Great return, now to get some game time into him 

Another 6 should do ;)

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Deestroy All    10,524

Brilliant game. Brilliant. 

Has a glide in his stride. Cool, calm decisions. 

He's back. 

Concussion is contagious apparently. 

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Lord Travis    1,788

One of his best games for the club. Showed great courage standing under some high bombs. Gave good drive off half back as well. Great return to the side. Well done Gus!

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Lucifer's Hero    8,528

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/live-afl-round-21-melbourne-v-st-kilda/news-story/1a18f62d51933d121352f6d19be0e11a

Great courage by the young man to keep contesting after a heavy head knock - Stevens unfortunately had concussion and a burst ear drum.

Gus: “My mum’s here somewhere, so I’m sure she would’ve nearly had tears coming out after that,” he said on Fox Footy.  “It was a pretty solid hit. I’ve had a few of those and I feel fine, so I’ve got full confidence. I’ve done all the work.”

A proud day for the Brayshaw family.  So rapt for him (and us).

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dl4e    297

Gus is one of our best players and to day he showed why. Just brilliant.

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Deevolution    61

I had forgotten how good he was.

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Nasher    19,508

I needed fresh undies after that hit. His mum would have needed a defibrillator.

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beelzebub    14,854
8 minutes ago, Deevolution said:

I had forgotten how good he was.

I hadn't ;)

Said to son before the game...as he asks about who to put in his fantasy sides etc....He asked ..Viney?  I said  nah...GUS !!  Just watch him straighten up the play.. He played further back than I thought he would today but a good way to bring him back into the fray.

Had to be in the votes I reckon !! :)

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