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6 minutes ago, Fifty-5 said:

You probably thought the same about Jeffy.

I'm with DC. I'm very suspicious of players who turn up to pre-season regularly out of shape and then struggle through the year only to pull out their best footy when they're soon to be out of contract. He's the type we need but not the player we need.

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19 hours ago, Fifty-5 said:

Motlop was very good in the semi final and Dangerfield really talked up his general defensive running.  His best is exactly what we lack.

And his usual is exactly what we are trying to eradicate from the team.

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5 hours ago, hardtack said:

And his usual is exactly what we are trying to eradicate from the team.

Same could've been said for what Jeffy was about when he came to the club. We turned him around and got him playing the footy we wanted out of him.

I honestly think Motlop should be seriously looked at by the club.

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4 minutes ago, Pates said:

Same could've been said for what Jeffy was about when he came to the club. We turned him around and got him playing the footy we wanted out of him.

I honestly think Motlop should be seriously looked at by the club.

Garlett was at Carlton - a team and club seriously struggling when he came to us. We weren't going much better but after a year of Roos we were steady and on the rise. Besides a bad final year at Carlton he'd been a consistent 40 goal a year player who struggled in tight games - and still does.

Motlop's been at Geelong, one of the best run clubs with good leadership and well prepared and supported players. I'm not sure he's really a player that will be or needs to be turned around, he's a good player now with some flaws and that's what he'll be in the future. I'd gladly have him but with realistic expectations and I'm not sure the price will be right.

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Im not a fan of Motlop at all. Runs one way, fades in and out of games. If he played in an average team is flaws would be more exposed.

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16 hours ago, Jibroni said:

Im not a fan of Motlop at all. Runs one way, fades in and out of games. If he played in an average team is flaws would be more exposed.

Dangerfield specifically praised Motlop's two way running.

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I think we should have a look at Mckenzie. 

I like oscar but I'm not sold in frost, if lever comes on board we could have three very good key backs all of a sudden and allow tommy to play forward where he I think is more dangerous 

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3 minutes ago, Abe said:

I think we should have a look at Mckenzie. 

I like oscar but I'm not sold in frost, if lever comes on board we could have three very good key backs all of a sudden and allow tommy to play forward where he I think is more dangerous 

i was thinking (novel, i know) that tmac could make a sensational winger with his aerobic running and his marking

just a thought

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Just now, daisycutter said:

i was thinking (novel, i know) that tmac could make a sensational winger with his aerobic running and his marking

just a thought

I'm not sure he's good enough below his knees, his real weapon is his contested marking I thinn

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4 hours ago, Fifty-5 said:

Dangerfield specifically praised Motlop's two way running.

Because he doesn't do it very often. defend or work hard.

Danger is trying to encourage it.

And danger may well be trying to sell him to other clubs.

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1 hour ago, daisycutter said:

i was thinking (novel, i know) that tmac could make a sensational winger with his aerobic running and his marking

just a thought

Worth a try, storming into the square.   But what will his opponent get up to.

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On 18/09/2017 at 9:33 AM, daisycutter said:

you wouldn't have a clue what i think of jeffy, besides we are talking about motlop

do you agree motlop plays more bad games than good?

Sounds like Kent dc. 

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4 minutes ago, DV8 said:

Because he doesn't do it very often. defend or work hard.

Danger is trying to encourage it.

And danger may well be trying to sell him to other clubs.

""It’s a sacrificial role that he embraces every week and it was great to see him get a reward [on Friday] night.”

http://www.geelongcats.com.au/news/2017-09-18/danger-backs-mots

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On 9/17/2017 at 4:30 PM, Fifty-5 said:

You probably thought the same about Jeffy.

Jeffy at Carlton was much more consistent than Motlop has ever been. Although his commitment could have been questioned, And was at Melbourne.

He has responded.  I don't want to take the chance on Motlop.

Give me Aaron Hall, I'll chance him, & I think we can work on him to make him a better player.

Macca can.

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1 hour ago, Fifty-5 said:

""It’s a sacrificial role that he embraces every week and it was great to see him get a reward [on Friday] night.”

http://www.geelongcats.com.au/news/2017-09-18/danger-backs-mots

Motlop's intensity has been questioned at times, but Dangerfield was keen to paint a very different picture of the Cats' No. 32.

“He has a huge hunger to win and to be great and that is what I love about Steve,” he said.

“I think his leadership this year has really increased, his direction with the younger players and the ability to speak up at meetings.

“He just understands the game. When he speaks, it makes sense.

"When his performances have been poor, he’s still been vocal in voicing his opinion on how to improve. I think that’s a sign of a good player.”

 

I think Danger is auditioning for captaincy, or a job in the marketing department.

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15 hours ago, DV8 said:

Motlop's intensity has been questioned at times, but Dangerfield was keen to paint a very different picture of the Cats' No. 32.

“He has a huge hunger to win and to be great and that is what I love about Steve,” he said.

“I think his leadership this year has really increased, his direction with the younger players and the ability to speak up at meetings.

“He just understands the game. When he speaks, it makes sense.

"When his performances have been poor, he’s still been vocal in voicing his opinion on how to improve. I think that’s a sign of a good player.”

 

I think Danger is auditioning for captaincy, or a job in the marketing department.

Or he could be describing things as they are.

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2 hours ago, Fifty-5 said:

Or he could be describing things as they are.

I didn't take it that way when I heard it.

I think danger would not say anything lesser about anything to do with what his love is.

On the other hand he just said "have you been to Adelaide, it's not very nice over there"

Now that wasn't being fully honest there either. He was trying to make them hurt & angry for his own benefit. free kicks etc.

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39 minutes ago, DV8 said:

I didn't take it that way when I heard it.

I think danger would not say anything lesser about anything to do with what his love is.

On the other hand he just said "have you been to Adelaide, it's not very nice over there"

Now that wasn't being fully honest there either. He was trying to make them hurt & angry for his own benefit. free kicks etc.

He didn't say that.

https://au.sports.yahoo.com/afl/a/37110103/patrick-dangerfield-fires-first-sledge-back-at-jenkins-and-crows/

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On 19/09/2017 at 6:54 AM, daisycutter said:

i was thinking (novel, i know) that tmac could make a sensational winger with his aerobic running and his marking

just a thought

I suggest you stop thinking. It can be dangerous

16 hours ago, Fifty-5 said:

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Motlop was good on Friday night against the tide.  He played 2 good finals games where he worked hard.  He offers pace and creativity we lack.  Probably end up at North or Port and star against us.

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He played really well again Old. I remember being keen a year or two ago. I'd be very happy to be wrong and see him find consistency in a red and blue jumper. As I said earlier, he's definitely the type of player we need. The Giants looked their best tonight when someone took a chance and broke the lines. Hunt really is the only player we have who has this ability.

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