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Colin Garland - Keep or Let go?  

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I'd let him go. For a number of reasons, but most of all - to me - I find that he hasn't led by example or improved since under Roos.

People may look at him as a loyal servant, been through the tough times etc, and he has, but that doesn't cut it looking forward.

Too many times he's turned it over, one of his immediate moves when he gets the ball is to go backwards. Same with Grimes to a degree.

I found early on when he was a shining light, he did show emotion and the want to win. I don't see it with him now. He's reserved, his body language to me is poor at times. At times he offers no support to his teammates, is sometimes indecisive with the ball, the shoulders hunch and he walks away. Very little one percenters these days, when once he excelled in them.

Maybe what's transpired over recent years has had an effect. Who knows? But I see other players ahead of him now down back. Blokes who have come in, who are keen to learn, keen to take the game on, and their disposal is efficient, they add another dimension, and offer positivity to the team.

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Agreed.

B&F gives you an insight into the role that a player is asked to take on each week. In this case, it would seem that the coaching staff believe that Col is fulfilling this role.

The better part of his game is his versatility and, in particular, his ability to stand a resting midfielder when they rotate forward.

He's been through a lot with the club and if he wants to stay on through another rebuild, we should definitely keep him. If he wants to explore other options, of which there would be plenty, i don't begrudge him that.

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With Salem building his game....Oscar developing...Frost to come back in, I don't think the back end is a worry. Col stay/go....whatever works best

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With Salem building his game....Oscar developing...Frost to come back in, I don't think the back end is a worry. Col stay/go....whatever works best

Back end is still a huge worry. Terrible offensive capability. Limited shutdown ability

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not sure what's going on. Colin himself told my original source he'd signed Friday week ago.

Since had mail he said at the bnf he hadn't signed. preference was to stay, but had options.

not trying to hedge my bets - I try to be definitive. but this one has me flummoxed

Nobody is perfect Chook. Keep 'em coming.

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i said to my tigers supporting mate that he might be an option for them - but the thing is they really need a gorilla defender, not another third tall. chaplin and batchelor already play that role in some respects.

if we get a second round compo pick i'm happy for him to walk, and just like rivers i'll wish him well, as with the likes of dunn, tmac, omac, lumumba, white, et al we have a plethora of medium-tall defender types.

garland is a good footballer, not a great one.

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not sure what's going on. Colin himself told my original source he'd signed Friday week ago.

Since had mail he said at the bnf he hadn't signed. preference was to stay, but had options.

not trying to hedge my bets - I try to be definitive. but this one has me flummoxed

Lols.

Unless you were present whilst Colin was 'telling' your source that he'd signed, I don't know why you didn't just say something like, 'I was told by my source that Colin has re-signed'.

I don't understand why people are always so definitive in what they say when their info is usually second, third or fourth hand.

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Lols.

Unless you were present whilst Colin was 'telling' your source that he'd signed, I don't know why you didn't just say something like, 'I was told by my source that Colin has re-signed'.

I don't understand why people are always so definitive in what they say when their info is usually second, third or fourth hand.

There are precious few posters who's "mail" I take with more than a grain of salt

CiP is one of them. He has a few runs on the board

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