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This bloke has received quite an amount of unreasonable stick on this forum. In the games I saw him play he demonstrated what hard work and hard running means. He would go after a kick, he would chase

Fickle bunch we are. Dawes plays a good game "Make Dawes captain" "Worth every cent" "Collingwood should never have let him go" Dawes has a delayed start to pre-season "Dawes can't get on the park"

It's not throw yourself off a cliff type disaster, but it's bloody frustrating.


Dawes must surely be on nearly his last chance.

He has to play by rd 6 or bye bye it just might be!

So what if he is a good fella or really disappointed, we need to toughen up all you overforgiving petals.

This club must no longer be a waiting room for those who are finished and hang around for a full contract payout.

Either play some consecutive games or retire !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Having so called patience has not worked so lets now get tougher and demand performance!

Train hard, play competitively or off to VFL.....................! Permanently.

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Dawes must surely be on nearly his last chance.

He has to play by rd 6 or bye bye it just might be!

So what if he is a good fella or really disappointed, we need to toughen up all you overforgiving petals.

This club must no longer be a waiting room for those who are finished and hang around for a full contract payout.

Either play some consecutive games or retire !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Having so called patience has not worked so lets now get tougher and demand performance!

Train hard, play competitively or off to VFL.....................! Permanently.

It's posts like this one that made me leave this site

Bye again

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Dawes must surely be on nearly his last chance.

He has to play by rd 6 or bye bye it just might be!

So what if he is a good fella or really disappointed, we need to toughen up all you overforgiving petals.

This club must no longer be a waiting room for those who are finished and hang around for a full contract payout.

Either play some consecutive games or retire !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Having so called patience has not worked so lets now get tougher and demand performance!

Train hard, play competitively or off to VFL.....................! Permanently.

Oh dear. You should re-read what you have written before hitting the post button - maybe, just maybe, you might avoid sounding like a fool.

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Dawes must surely be on nearly his last chance.

He has to play by rd 6 or bye bye it just might be!

So what if he is a good fella or really disappointed, we need to toughen up all you overforgiving petals.

This club must no longer be a waiting room for those who are finished and hang around for a full contract payout.

Either play some consecutive games or retire !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Having so called patience has not worked so lets now get tougher and demand performance!

Train hard, play competitively or off to VFL.....................! Permanently.

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How about you go and pick on Bail.

If you want to improve this club you can get rid of Nicho, Pedo, Byrnes, Bail, Jetta etc. first.

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Oh dear. You should re-read what you have written before hitting the post button - maybe, just maybe, you might avoid sounding like a fool.

Christ Moon that's now two of your posts that I agree with. Come on .. fess up who is your ghostwriter?

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Dawes must surely be on nearly his last chance.

He has to play by rd 6 or bye bye it just might be!

So what if he is a good fella or really disappointed, we need to toughen up all you overforgiving petals.

This club must no longer be a waiting room for those who are finished and hang around for a full contract payout.

Either play some consecutive games or retire !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Having so called patience has not worked so lets now get tougher and demand performance!

Train hard, play competitively or off to VFL.....................! Permanently.

This post would be alot more suited to the club's Facebook page.

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One of our problems, and often cited in getting rid of Bruce, Junior etc., is the absence of off-field leadership from experienced players. No matter how many coaches we have, they don't/can't bring that. Dawes does - in spades.

Doesn't justify in itself a huge salary, so yes, it's essential that he plays. Hopefully this will sort out his niggles, and get him ready for a solid year next year. An important player for us, makes the whole forward setup look different, and he's a great example to players like Hogan, Fitzpatrick, Howe etc. as to what they need to be doing on the field.

I would say a bigger problem was on field leadership and ability of senior players just wasn't up to the mark. Hopefully this is behind us now but we do need Dawes providing leadership on the ground.

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Exactly why we don't trade Fitzy. You're rarely going to have your best 22 on the park

at anytime. Clarke, Hogan and Fitzy would still be daunting for any backline.

One of the sanest posts on this yet.

That said it is disappointing for us all, none the least Chris himself, that we haven't (yet) seen him and Clark together in the R&B.

I am sure he will do all the non weight bearing fitness stuff harder than anyone to get ready to run asap once cleared to do so. That is the sort of guy he is.

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That's it, he should still in good shape come round 1.

Kieren Jack didn't start running last year will mid Jan.

and as I recall young KJ did the odd good thing later in the season.

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Fickle bunch we are. Dawes plays a good game "Make Dawes captain" "Worth every cent" "Collingwood should never have let him go"

Dawes has a delayed start to pre-season "Dawes can't get on the park" "What a waste of a trade" "Did Collingwood get Grundy with our pick OMG"

The article says he'll resume training before Christmas. Months and months before Round 1 is even in the picture. Take a chill pill.

He may have only played 12 games this year but (to me at least) it's hardly wrist-slitting time.

4 injuries in under a year is not good. That doesn't mean anybody is blame, it's just really not good.

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Suprise suprise he injured again.

12 game and goals in 2013 and people want to make him Captain.

Maybe with that record he should be the Senior Assistant Coach.

Sorry but I not a big Fan of the guy yet, maybe if he actually plays regular games and kicks goals I may be.

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Suprise suprise he injured again.

12 game and goals in 2013 and people want to make him Captain.

Maybe with that record he should be the Senior Assistant Coach.

Sorry but I not a big Fan of the guy yet, maybe if he actually plays regular games and kicks goals I may be.

but he is a great public speaker, and does so well talking to the media?

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Ideally Clark doesn't ruck for the first month or so of the season anyway in which case Fitzy is back up ruck and Hogan and Clark the key forwards if Dawes isn't ready. That's the silver lining.

Either way having a luxury of 4 guys into 3 spots is a good thing and Dawes getting a reasonably routine surgery now he should be fine to go by round 1 anyway.

No details about the type of arthroscopy but remember Stevie Johnson played a game only a few weeks after having a knee scope one day.

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MFCSS Has struck early !

For God's sake people...He has three...almost four months to be right. The man has had an arthroscopy. Its a clean up operation. I reckon about 60% of players have some form of arthroscopy in the off season. He will be right to go next year by round 1.

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MFCSS Has struck early !

For God's sake people...He has three...almost four months to be right. The man has had an arthroscopy. Its a clean up operation. I reckon about 60% of players have some

form of arthroscopy in the off season. He will be right to go next year by round 1.

Possibly but what about rounds 2 to 23?

The guy spends more time on the sidelines due to injury then he does as a actual player

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