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It's amazing he's only 50 games in, I just take for granted that he's going to win clearance after clearance and get the ball out cleanly to teammates. May have to work on putting the ball in front of players a bit more instead of directing it at them but that's nitpicking. He's a freak and as he grows he will add those other strings to his bow such as goal kicking. He is easily the best mid I've seen play for the Demons (I'm 36) and it's not close.

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where's the one handed pick up against the hawkers in the highlights package ☹️

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15 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

Stats don't lie, the man is a freak - I can't wait to see how much he develops in the next 50/100/200 games!!

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It was a disgrace he wasnt in the AA squad last season, let alone the AA team.

If he isnt in the AA team this year they should replace the entire selection committee.

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Jordie McKenzie just behind Oliver in the tackles stat!

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45 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Jordie McKenzie just behind Oliver in the tackles stat!

The original Number 13: "Tackles McKenzie".  loved watching that bloke tackle

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Only Clarrie is in all four categories and except for clearances is very close to top in the others.

Considering Cripps has not competition at the lolly blues, Clarrie's efforts are extraordinary.

Because most of his work is done in close and consists of both denying possession to the opposition as well as winning possession for the dees, his work is not yet universally understood and admired as his combination of skills and strengths has not been seen before.

In time it will be be considered pioneering and elite.

C'arn dees and go Clarrie.

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1 hour ago, Danelska said:

where's the one handed pick up against the hawkers in the highlights package ☹️

Someone post this gif again please! Gets me going every time!

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1 hour ago, timbo said:

Keeping my lid on in case he trades/goes elsewhere.

Total MFCSS

That's a bit too much MFCSS even for me.

The more rational one that I have is that I'd love to see us set up some more comprehensive victories so we can preserve Clarry's body whilst also getting him to play forward more and develop that side of his game. He's had a heap of banging and crashing in 50 games, whilst he's in his prime for hopefully the next 150 if not more we should attempt to minimise the loads. 

It was nice to see Oliver, Brayshaw and Petracca all rotate midfield/forward in more even game percentages against Freo and I think that's what we need to keep doing against more sides.

We need to develop Clarry's ability to find the ball in space so he can break the lines and use his kicking and work on his one on one contests forward to start taking marks. Because there comes a time in big games where the best players have to make the big plays themselves - the running clearance and lace out kick or the goal. 

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22 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

Someone post this gif again please! Gets me going every time!

Couldn’t find it so this will have to do. AeqdG3I.gif&hash=15c54a9a82db87b17eacd01

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2 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Jordie McKenzie just behind Oliver in the tackles stat!

For a while there, Jordie was my hero....wish he went on with it all.

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They definitely left out some of his best handballs in that highlights package. Although you’d need a good ten minutes to do him justice.

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Cripps had an extra preseason and played 9/10 games in his first year and is now 23 for 67 games. Clarrie is 21 next week for 50 games.

So, I'm pretty sure Clarrie has Cripps covered in terms of performance at the same age. 

It is petty to use his performance for 'metres gained' as a possible reason for 2017 non AA selection.    More likely, the selectors looked at his so called 'staging' and run-in with a Carlton supporter. The selection panel:  Gillon McLachlan (chairman), Kevin Bartlett, Luke Darcy, Andrew Dillon, Danny Frawley, Glen Jakovich, Chris Johnson, Cameron Ling, Matthew Richardson and Warren Tredrea.   Some of those were very vocal about Clarrie 'diving' when hit by Schofield. 

They won't dare leave him out this year!

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8 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Cripps had an extra preseason and played 9/10 games in his first year and is now 23 for 67 games. Clarrie is 21 next week for 50 games.

So, I'm pretty sure Clarrie has Cripps covered in terms of performance at the same age. 

It is petty to use his performance for 'metres gained' as a possible reason for 2017 non AA selection.    More likely, the selectors looked at his so called 'staging' and run-in with a Carlton supporter. The selection panel:  Gillon McLachlan (chairman), Kevin Bartlett, Luke Darcy, Andrew Dillon, Danny Frawley, Glen Jakovich, Chris Johnson, Cameron Ling, Matthew Richardson and Warren Tredrea.   Some of those were very vocal about Clarrie 'diving' when hit by Schofield. 

They won't dare leave him out this year!

Of course they will dare. What's anyone going to do? Have a media storm ho-down?

They'll glug another mouthful of Grange and laugh into the fine cotton napkins.

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6 minutes ago, timbo said:

Of course they will dare. What's anyone going to do? Have a media storm ho-down?

They'll glug another mouthful of Grange and laugh into the fine cotton napkins.

They made napkins from a horse?

 

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2 hours ago, P-man said:

They definitely left out some of his best handballs in that highlights package. Although you’d need a good ten minutes to do him justice.

Last year against the West Coast, he got the ball out to Hibberd -> TMac -> Miracle.

No Clarry, no win!

 

 

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21 minutes ago, frankie_d said:

Last year against the West Coast, he got the ball out to Hibberd -> TMac -> Miracle.

No Clarry, no win!

 

 

There's also a clue to our next CEO on the advertising. If only we'd seen it...

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Melbourne needs to sign him for the next 10 years so that the Vultures keep there hands off him. Such teams as the desperate North M.  or the cunning  Hawthorn who are looking for class midfielders. Clarry would be on all clubs top list.

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