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1 hour ago, Skuit said:

Pay-wall. Care to summarise?

Yea realized that when I put it up I just google the article and can get around the paywall that way 

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ROB Jackson has spent enough time around top-drawer athletes to recognise the exceptional at first glance.

Strength and conditioning coach at Melbourne, Jackson’s journey has pitched him into contact with a gamut of professional sportsmen — some more gifted than others.

It was during a stint with the Melbourne Storm that Jackson came to appreciate the unmatched athleticism of Greg Inglis and the unparalleled completeness of Cameron Smith.

Both are matchwinners, both hewed from contrasting material.

Fast forward almost a decade and Jackson draws ready comparison between Inglis and Smith and Demon talents Joel Smith and Clayton Oliver.

“Greg Inglis was a freak, an amazing athlete and to watch his ability to turn it on or off was incredible,” Jackson, an IsoWhey Sports ambassador, said.

“He could look very relaxed and then be told ‘lift this now’ and there was a huge power switch and then he would look as if he’s back to sleep again.

 

 

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Wow. They are pretty big endorsements from the back-bench.  

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1 hour ago, Skuit said:

Pay-wall. Care to summarise?

Just type 'Herald Sun' and the exact words of the headline into the Google search field and it will give you the article sans the pay wall.

Well, I qualify that - 60% of the time, it works every time.

 

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4 minutes ago, Ron Burgundy said:

Just type 'Herald Sun' and the exact words of the headline into the Google search field and it will give you the article sans the pay wall.

Well, I qualify that - 60% of the time, it works every time.

 

The Sex-Panther technique .

I'll try it.

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6 minutes ago, Ron Burgundy said:

Just type 'Herald Sun' and the exact words of the headline into the Google search field and it will give you the article sans the pay wall.

Well, I qualify that - 60% of the time, it works every time.

 

Yrs, not always...and a pain to do on the phone ;)

Jackson's comments bode well :)

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5 hours ago, brendan said:

Some high praise indeed.

On Cam Smith, I do remember years ago reading that the strength and conditioning man at the Storm at the time (it might have been Rob Jackson) used to call him 'The Accountant' because he thought he just didn't look like an athlete.

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Imagine they played rugby league...

 

Did Dermott tell a story a few years ago now how the Storm players were laughing at our strength and conditioning?

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Oliver scored more AFLCA votes last week: http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-04-18/aflca-votes-round-four

With 20 votes he sits 6th, 4 behind the leader (Wines) and slightly ahead of the captains of the current top 3 teams on the ladder.  The top 10 players is a roll call of the best AFL players.  Huge achievement for Oliver.

As Macca said a few weeks ago Oliver was an inspired choice by recruiters. 

Can we please sign him up for a 10 year contract extension :cool:

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If we didn't already know, we have an absolute superstar on our hands.

I`m sure there are a load of other stats he will be ranking high in, but 4th in the comp for disposals (mostly contested I`d say) and 5th for tackles is stunning for a kid in his 2nd year who has played a handful of games.

He is fast becoming our most important player, particularly with Max out for a few more months!

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Already better than cripps imo, and his stats are better when you compare cripps break out year to Oliver this year, it's looking at a ripper draft who would you take at pick 1 Oliver or weitering not sure anyone else from that draft could be considered at this stage 

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If he keeps going he'll win this year's B&F.  Would definitely be presently leading.

Will be the club's best midfielder since Barassi.

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I have never seen a player, let alone a Melbourne player, with hands and vision like he has; it truly is extraordinary to see the things that he can do.

With that said, he is still undersized for his position and when he starts to utilise his strength and breakaway speed a little bit more, he will be in the top 10 players in the comp.

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31.4 disposals and 7.8 tackles per game...   19 years old.  Incredible.

Gonna be a very interesting Brownlow night.

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The handball to Watts off the ground before Watts turned and kicked it into Salem for the mark and goal was incredible. Had Richmond supporters around me noting they had not seen quicker handballing before.

 

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Oliver is class above the rest of our mids ( it's tragic),if Joel Smith ends up a mid next year that will be super. Maynard another basketball convert seems to be following in Smith footsteps. This year it will be hard to see us making finals due to injuries.We don't seem to have enough quality players in the reserves,just revolving door types.Most of all we need to get another quality mid and a ruck/forward player.Perhaps those tall players in the reserve need to be given ruck duties i.e O.Mac.,Flipovic,Weed. Ruck work can improve stamina and confidence. If these light wts ruckman get pushed off the ball easily then the mids will have to take up the slack.People will say that I am crazy but I did say Watts should be able to ruck under the Neil Craig coaching empire.( not really an empire ).

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4th in the competition for disposals AND 5th for tackles.

The only other player on both top 5 tallies is Joel Selwood.

The kid is a star. Once he starts getting wider recognition he'll get looked after better by the umps too.

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5 minutes ago, ENYAW said:

Oliver is class above the rest of our mids ( it's tragic),if Joel Smith ends up a mid next year that will be super. Maynard another basketball convert seems to be following in Smith footsteps. This year it will be hard to see us making finals due to injuries.We don't seem to have enough quality players in the reserves,just revolving door types.Most of all we need to get another quality mid and a ruck/forward player.Perhaps those tall players in the reserve need to be given ruck duties i.e O.Mac.,Flipovic,Weed. Ruck work can improve stamina and confidence. If these light wts ruckman get pushed off the ball easily then the mids will have to take up the slack.People will say that I am crazy but I did say Watts should be able to ruck under the Neil Craig coaching empire.( not really an empire ).

He is definitely playing better but I think Tyson, Lewis and Viney are OK too. In terms of clearances yes at the moment a class above but we have good contributors around him like ANB, Strech and Salem.

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The most impressive thing about Oliver was how clean he was, even in the wet! 

Kid is the best of that draft class by a mile so far including mills and wietering 

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Clarry's got a brother 2 - 3 years his senior who plays country footy.

It would be interesting to see how fares in his local games, as well as determine if he has the right/ or similar attributes to improve and succeed in a professional environment.

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58 minutes ago, ignition. said:

Clarry's got a brother 2 - 3 years his senior who plays country footy.

It would be interesting to see how fares in his local games, as well as determine if he has the right/ or similar attributes to improve and succeed in a professional environment.

Any feedback on this @dazzledavey36?

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3 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

31.4 disposals and 7.8 tackles per game...   19 years old.  Incredible.

Gonna be a very interesting Brownlow night.

Sheeeit dont even think let alone say things like that!! These sort of statements seem to infuriate the footy gods and before you know it another situation- calamity will occur!Only at Melbourne! Now as you were sayin!!??

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