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Cost us a goal earlier on when he dropped a simple mark in the Collingwood backline, tired at the end of the third, but other than that, he had a really good game.

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He has always had the ability and had shown a lot of potential in the glimpses we had before this year. He just needed the chance, I don't think his body let him play over 3 games on the trot in the seniors before this year.

His body is still a big question mark, but personally am not surprised at all by how he is performing

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He has always had the ability and had shown a lot of potential in the glimpses we had before this year. He just needed the chance, I don't think his body let him play over 3 games on the trot in the seniors before this year.

His body is still a big question mark, but personally am not surprised at all by how he is performing

Always had good hands and for a 200+ had solid skills.

Suspect tank and body but it's so good to see it all come together for Max.

Hopefully one of many to come through.

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I have been reading all your posts for a couple of years but rarely contribute.But today I feel the need.Last year I opined that Max had a great future in front of him.I was right!

My son plays for the Ormond footy club. On the Saturday before we beat Geelong Max was watching Ormond .He did play for Ormond so he drops down occasionally.At 1/4 time I walked onto the ground to the players' huddle - and Max was just behind me.So I couldn't resist the chance to say "Well done Max you're playing good footee-keep at it".He smiled and held up his hands as if marking a ball and said " I've just got to learn to take a few of these".Then he went down to Geelong and the rest is history! I believe that I helped Max feel more confident about himself and turned his career around!!!Go Max ( and yes,he is big when up close)

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Boys, if ya listened to the podcast you'd know he ain't going anywhere next year. "We've gone through too much for us to disband now." Kinda direct quote.

He sounds like he has a good relationship with the Russian. Admires his more manicured beard...

Big Treebeard will show the Russian how to put the dukes up.

He dropped a few early, but no one was down. I think he got in either Lynden 'The Road Dog' Dunn's path or Shy Garland...but those boys should be bloody parting the red sea for him to snag 'em! Stay down and sweep up when he knocks through 'em! He's 115 from memory and he'll get even bigger...

In proportion too. Can wheel it like a proper mobile ruck.

And he thinks Spence has the biggest arms in the world since the fallen Hulk Hogan.

Speaking of Hogan...love the way he walks.

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Dingo, my podcast brethren grew up with Max Gawn in Ormond. Matty Marsh used to have a kick with him in the street and play Robert Harvey to his taps. Maxy's fav player was Clinton (for Richmond)...

We gave him a nice little pump up on Wednesday night and he had a laugh during our interview. Was watching the Batchelor. We reckon he'll be worth a few big bags of cash at the end of the year, but is more likely to be ON the Batchelor than in different colours next year...

Y'ken listen to him here...from about the 10 minute mark onwards...

https://www.spreaker.com/user/a-saint-demon-and-tiger/sdt-round-18-part-1

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I have been reading all your posts for a couple of years but rarely contribute.But today I feel the need.Last year I opined that Max had a great future in front of him.I was right!

My son plays for the Ormond footy club. On the Saturday before we beat Geelong Max was watching Ormond .He did play for Ormond so he drops down occasionally.At 1/4 time I walked onto the ground to the players' huddle - and Max was just behind me.So I couldn't resist the chance to say "Well done Max you're playing good footee-keep at it".He smiled and held up his hands as if marking a ball and said " I've just got to learn to take a few of these".Then he went down to Geelong and the rest is history! I believe that I helped Max feel more confident about himself and turned his career around!!!Go Max ( and yes,he is big when up close)

Nice one. I remember commenting during the Geelong game that it was as if he'd just suddenly realised he was supposed to mark it. He'd always had safe hands while playing in the VFL apparently, and has turned in to a reliable pack mark now.

Engine is probably his main priority to work on now, I'd think. He looks knackered in final quarters, though this is hardly surprising with the stop-start nature of his career to date, though that seems to be behind him now hopefully. Some adequate help in the ruck wouldn't go astray either.

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Nice one. I remember commenting during the Geelong game that it was as if he'd just suddenly realised he was supposed to mark it. He'd always had safe hands while playing in the VFL apparently, and has turned in to a reliable pack mark now.

Engine is probably his main priority to work on now, I'd think. He looks knackered in final quarters, though this is hardly surprising with the stop-start nature of his career to date, though that seems to be behind him now hopefully. Some adequate help in the ruck wouldn't go astray either.

Needs to lay off the darts...

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Nice one. I remember commenting during the Geelong game that it was as if he'd just suddenly realised he was supposed to mark it. He'd always had safe hands while playing in the VFL apparently, and has turned in to a reliable pack mark now.

Engine is probably his main priority to work on now, I'd think. He looks knackered in final quarters, though this is hardly surprising with the stop-start nature of his career to date, though that seems to be behind him now hopefully. Some adequate help in the ruck wouldn't go astray either.

If Jamar can improve his goal kicking, he'd be an option.

Outside of that, Spencer can provide ruck relief, but he needs to provide some utility beyond ruck duties.

Charlie Dixon would be an ideal target at years end.

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If you look at his stats for the 34 games he's played (over 3 seasons?), they're actually pretty good. We may see how far he's come next week when he comes up against Goldy (away from ES).

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Nice one. I remember commenting during the Geelong game that it was as if he'd just suddenly realised he was supposed to mark it. He'd always had safe hands while playing in the VFL apparently, and has turned in to a reliable pack mark now.

Engine is probably his main priority to work on now, I'd think. He looks knackered in final quarters, though this is hardly surprising with the stop-start nature of his career to date, though that seems to be behind him now hopefully. Some adequate help in the ruck wouldn't go astray either.

Agreed. Next week against Goldstein will highlight his lack of fitness.

He was struggling to stand up straight at the end of the third quarter.

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