Jump to content

Lucifer's Hero

Aaron vandenBerg Re-signs for 2018

Recommended Posts

Not quite the forgotten man but it seems he has put his year out to good use.  Also sounds like he is raring to go next year http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2017-08-11/vandenberg-sets-his-sights-on-2018

As he is out of contract this year I would not be surprised to see him re-contracted before too long. 

I'm sure it will be a popular re-signing.

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has had a tough couple of years, but in his time at the club he has shown enough to be given another year on the list to see if he can get his body right and be a positive contributor on field again.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is he the new JT ? :unsure:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think we've really missed him as a depth player this year. Has terrific toughness and size around the ball as we as good marking which we've totally lacked up the field especially. Hope he can get his body right well before pre-season. The only fault for him is I found him a bit slow but I definitely think there is a role for him leading up high half forward/wing with his ability to mark and win the ball around the contest. Hope he stays.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, demonstone said:

John Travolta?

There's only one JT.1363037879_41.gif

We need Vanders bigger body and bone crunching tackling. 

  • Like 4
  • Love 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Best thing he's done for us was against the pies.  He went to tackle Pendles, who saw him coming and dropped the knees and ducked his head into the tackle to milk the free.  While many would have tried to avoid the contact, Vanders just said "fine, you want the high contact, you can have it" and absolutely HAMMERED him.  Beautiful play. 

  • Like 10
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

Best thing he's done for us was against the pies.  He went to tackle Pendles, who saw him coming and dropped the knees and ducked his head into the tackle to milk the free.  While many would have tried to avoid the contact, Vanders just said "fine, you want the high contact, you can have it" and absolutely HAMMERED him.  Beautiful play. 

I like the fact I know exactly the moment you're talking about :)

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love that Vanders really strikes fear into the oppositions. He and Viney must make the night before the game the stuff of nightmares.  Hope he stays fit and gets a new contract. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He can take a contested mark and is good up forward. Main, issue, as it is with so many others, is iffy disposal.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Should be given a rookie contract. Had a good 2015 but injury has crippled his last 2 years.  Not sure he will be back. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

has speed, loves a tackle, tough in the clinches...can't kick

if he can sort out the latter he'll be best 22, otherwise he's at best fringe

and i hope 100% that he can because his other attributes are great

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Should be given a rookie contract. Had a good 2015 but injury has crippled his last 2 years.  Not sure he will be back. 

Agree... let's see him back on the park before we get excited

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Would still love to see him build his tank and play at the centre bounce- I think we haven't seen close to what he's capable of.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've noticed Vanders at Casey games with some sort of coaching role during the huddles.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Emerald said:

I've noticed Vanders at Casey games with some sort of coaching role during the huddles.

He's the huddle coach.

  • Like 5
  • Haha 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

He's the huddle coach.

New nick name for him is Huddle's.;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
1 minute ago, deebug said:

New nick name for him is Huddle's.;)

VanHuddles or HuddleBerg.

Edited by Ethan Tremblay

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, deebug said:

VanHuddles it is:laugh:

I used to do Van Huddles .................. well not actually huddles.... when I borrowed my dad's panel van.

It  all turned to [censored] though when I got [censored] and pranged it.

Arrh the (wonderful) folly of youth.

 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Didn't we all? for me it was in the back seat of the v8 LX Torana, the back seat was quite rommy.;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On Friday, August 11, 2017 at 6:57 PM, mongrel said:

I think we've really missed him as a depth player this year. Has terrific toughness and size around the ball as we as good marking which we've totally lacked up the field especially. Hope he can get his body right well before pre-season. The only fault for him is I found him a bit slow but I definitely think there is a role for him leading up high half forward/wing with his ability to mark and win the ball around the contest. Hope he stays.

His kicking is not the best

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, samcantstandya said:

His kicking is not the best

Will fit in nicely then.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought he kicked quite well early on. It then when to [censored] and I wondered if it had something with his ankle / heel problems.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Clearly wasn't the same player in 2016 that he was in 2015, especially given he'd done a full preseason to strip fitter and developed more of a professional footballers body than the local footballer who played in 2015.

Don't know or really care if he's best 22 or best 30, having those numbers let's you breed competition. 

I think Vanders would've been very handy today in the Weideman role given he's big enough to play as a small line up CHF (so would Tim Smith).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×