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Gotta say I’m a Clarry fan like most on here. He’s not flashy, never going to win a prize for being the prettiest player the way he goes about it but he wins the hard ball, does all the hard stuff and even stares down mofos in the crowd when they annoy him. Still young but can’t wait to see how he evolves from here.

 

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A nice piece about Clarry http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-05-12/star-dees-career-going-swimmingly

If we needed reminding how good he is: " Since entering the AFL ...Oliver is ranked seventh in the competition for loose-ball gets, eighth for handballs, ninth for effective handball and 10th for ground-ball gets from 2016-18. ".

And:  "Oliver has gathered 20 contested possessions in a match six times – one more than Patrick Cripps (five) and ahead of Nat Fyfe and Chris Judd (twice) – in that same 42-game period".

He is in good company - would it be too much to think he might win a brownlow in the next few years...

And as a forecast of how good he might become:  "I'm way fitter than what I was last year..." ?

So glad he is a demon and signed up for quite a few more years! 

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Only 15 this week. Getting lazy. 

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1 hour ago, Deestroy All said:

Only 15 this week. Getting lazy. 

Didn’t even crack 30 disposals. 

Needs to go back to the VFL. 

 

Lol... imagine him playing at Casey. He would break the all time clearance record. 

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Just now, Jaded said:

Didn’t even crack 30 disposals. 

Needs to go back to the VFL. 

 

Lol... imagine him playing at Casey. He would break the all time clearance record. 

Then the 2nd quarter would start...

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I can't describe how highly I rate Oliver. We have some very good young players, Petracca, Brayshaw, Hogan etc, but Oliver stands head and shoulders above the lot for me.

A majority of the game of footy is played in tight, and I naturally lean towards inside types more than others. Cripps is just about my favourite non Demon for this reason.

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35 minutes ago, Forest Demon said:

I can't describe how highly I rate Oliver. We have some very good young players, Petracca, Brayshaw, Hogan etc, but Oliver stands head and shoulders above the lot for me.

A majority of the game of footy is played in tight, and I naturally lean towards inside types more than others. Cripps is just about my favourite non Demon for this reason.

Head and shoulders above everyone. Not just the young blokes. 

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Still can believe he didn't make the AA squad of 40 last season.

Should have been in the AA team itself, replacing the overrated Zach Merrett.  This season is just proving that even further. 

Oliver is also way better than Cripps, who the media loves to drool over.

In other words, Oliver is the best young player in the game.  Its not even close either. Hes a rare talent.

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3 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

Oliver is also way better than Cripps, who the media loves to drool over.

Cool your jets there brother. Way better might be going a little far..

I agree Oliver is a gun, but Cripps is a star in a very average side, he will be made captain next year and be a superstar of the competition.

 

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@Demonland and I were sitting near the boundary line and Clarry ran past us at one point while he was warming up on the bench.

I yelled out 'Go Clarry' and he looked at me and half smiled.

I'm never washing my eyes ever again.  

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I hope Mrs Oliver doesn’t mind me mentioning this but I bumped into her and Clarry’s Dad, at a pub across the road from the Gabba before the game.

An absolute bubbly and engaging lady she is. All she wanted today was to see a Dee win :)

In his under 18 year, he switched TAC clubs because his initial coach simply didn’t rate him and said to him “You’re not good enough to play AFL”.

He changed clubs and the rest is history. 

Apparently we were heavily considering Parish and Francis but we landed on the great man!

Clarry would’ve been happy to be taken in the 50’s.

Mr Oliver is a diehard Hawks supporter but was wearing the Demon attire today. Perhaps seeing Clarry holding the cup might make him a Dee for life!

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  • Shut up about Clarry for F@#k sack please. Yes he's going well. The last thing he needs is people saying he's a good as Chris Judd. He's not. Maybe one day he will be.  It's a team game. Getting a lot of possessions is good, but it's not everything.
  • Where would our win be without Tommy Mac tonight, and others? Where's they're post!
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On 5/10/2018 at 11:25 AM, chook fowler said:

Not sure Mrs Oliver would like her golden haired boy called a beast. He’s more like a magician that makes something out of nothing. Sublime skills in close.

No we're Demons, not fuscias... and, he is a beast.  a midfield ball possessed beast.

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4 minutes ago, red&blue1982 said:
  • Shut up about Clarry for F@#k sack please. Yes he's going well. The last thing he needs is people saying he's a good as Chris Judd. He's not. Maybe one day he will be.  It's a team game. Getting a lot of possessions is good, but it's not everything.
  • Where would our win be without Tommy Mac tonight, and others? Where's they're post!

Tommy Mac is a beast!

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On 5/10/2018 at 2:33 PM, Tricky said:

That's GOLD Goffy. I always suspected those two had a love child!

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19 minutes ago, red&blue1982 said:
  • Shut up about Clarry for F@#k sack please. Yes he's going well. The last thing he needs is people saying he's a good as Chris Judd. He's not. Maybe one day he will be.  It's a team game. Getting a lot of possessions is good, but it's not everything.
  • Where would our win be without Tommy Mac tonight, and others? Where's they're post!

Where is they are post?

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1 hour ago, Grapeviney said:

@Demonland and I were sitting near the boundary line and Clarry ran past us at one point while he was warming up on the bench.

I yelled out 'Go Clarry' and he looked at me and half smiled.

I'm never washing my eyes ever again.  

Maybe you should have half smiled and yelled out " Clarry your carrying the weight of Demonland " !

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I love the comparison to Parish right now. How many years did we get them wrong...

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On 5/13/2018 at 10:27 AM, Dappa Dan said:

I love the comparison to Parish right now. How many years did we get them wrong...

BTW,  the bummers have dumped Parish this week. Comparison is kaput.

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3 hours ago, america de cali said:

BTW,  the bummers have dumped Parish this week. Comparison is kaput.

Yep. And then McCartin vs Tracca as well is looking like a mistake for the Saints.

Parish will work out ok as a player. Clarry though... hoooeeey.

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On 5/12/2018 at 9:47 AM, Lucifer's Hero said:

A nice piece about Clarry http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-05-12/star-dees-career-going-swimmingly

If we needed reminding how good he is: " Since entering the AFL ...Oliver is ranked seventh in the competition for loose-ball gets, eighth for handballs, ninth for effective handball and 10th for ground-ball gets from 2016-18. ".

And:  "Oliver has gathered 20 contested possessions in a match six times – one more than Patrick Cripps (five) and ahead of Nat Fyfe and Chris Judd (twice) – in that same 42-game period".

He is in good company - would it be too much to think he might win a brownlow in the next few years...

And as a forecast of how good he might become:  "I'm way fitter than what I was last year..." ?

So glad he is a demon and signed up for quite a few more years! 

At the start of this year I was talking to one of my clients who is an ex-Melbourne coach and this is the point he was making. He's already good but he hadn't even hit peak fitness yet.

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