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On 28/04/2017 at 8:20 PM, monoccular said:

I may have said it earlier, but I just think (other than the fact that they don't have a clue about footy) they just cannot believe that any human could possibly handball as quickly as does Ollie.

They believe it about Luke Dahlhaus for some reason... and he does throw.

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I love Oliver. Always have during his junior days. When we drafted him I knew he was a gem. When he starts looking at kicking it more and hitting the scoreboard he'll be so dangerous.

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He must have the peripheral vision of a bird of prey. Sees the best option without turning his head and lightning response. Totally aware what's happening around him all the time. 

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44 minutes ago, america de cali said:

He must have the peripheral vision of a bird of prey. Sees the best option without turning his head and lightning response. Totally aware what's happening around him all the time. 

Great way to put it, ADC!

His awareness is something I can't remember seeing in someone with such little experience.

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Still $67 for the Brownlow, equal with Viney.

The smart punters would have big dollars on it, knowing that it's highly likely those odds will drop significantly before the end of the year.  I don't think he will win the Brownlow, but that old "cash out" feature will make people a lot of money.  Similar to that of Gawn last year.

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Great to see clarry vs parish in the middle on Saturday - both potential super stars of the game. Happy we have clarry of the two.

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I just saw a highlights package on Facebook of Pendles game on the weekend. Now I can't stand the pies but I find myself man crushing on Pendles every time I watch him play.

The way he handballs in traffic is exactly the same as a Pendles. Both handball more than kick being extractors but both are great kicks of the pill when need be.

Hopefully he will reach the highs or go further than Scott which is about as good as praise as I can give.

Even though he buggered off to Shepp when he was young I'm still claiming him as a local Echuca lad.

luvya Clarry you magnificent looking bastard xo

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4 hours ago, america de cali said:

He must have the peripheral vision of a bird of prey. Sees the best option without turning his head and lightning response. Totally aware what's happening around him all the time. 

 

3 hours ago, billy2803 said:

Great way to put it, ADC!

His awareness is something I can't remember seeing in someone with such little of any level of experience.

 

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His brain and hands are twice as fast as anyone I've seen on a footy field.

This is why I get so angry when an ump, from 100m away, pings him for throwing! 

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3 hours ago, billy2803 said:

Still $67 for the Brownlow, equal with Viney.

The smart punters would have big dollars on it, knowing that it's highly likely those odds will drop significantly before the end of the year.  I don't think he will win the Brownlow, but that old "cash out" feature will make people a lot of money.  Similar to that of Gawn last year.

If the umps keep pinging him unjustly for throwing they are just as likely to ignore voting for him. Sad. 

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The name of this thread should be changed from Clarence Oliver to Clearance Oliver!

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4 hours ago, america de cali said:

He must have the peripheral vision of a bird of prey. Sees the best option without turning his head and lightning response. Totally aware what's happening around him all the time. 

Just a point birds of prey don't have great peripheral vision they have great focused stereo vision in front of them the prey has the peripheral vision to look out for birds or prey.

Still I would call Clarry a predator the way he hunts the ball and does seem to have great awareness as well

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He is LEADING the 3AW player of the year with Rory Sloane.

Surely he'll slow down at some point, but if he doesn't, 'going to be elite' is wrong. He is elite.

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9 minutes ago, deesrule said:

Just a point birds of prey don't have great peripheral vision they have great focused stereo vision in front of them the prey has the peripheral vision to look out for birds or prey.

Still I would call Clarry a predator the way he hunts the ball and does seem to have great awareness as well

How great is the depth of knowledge in the ornithological world on Demonland! Love this place.

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Geez,  imagine if we took Parish ahead of him and Oliver was dominating for Essendrug.

Shudders......

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27 minutes ago, deesrule said:

Just a point birds of prey don't have great peripheral vision they have great focused stereo vision in front of them the prey has the peripheral vision to look out for birds or prey.

Still I would call Clarry a predator the way he hunts the ball and does seem to have great awareness as well

OK, how about like a giant willy wagtail flittering around the legs of cattle and catching the bugs disturbed from the grass as they lumber along? 

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Article in yesterday's Hun by Edmund/Gardiner headlining Selwood as the league leader in second half disposals. The others in his top 10 were mostly the usual seasoned suspects for hard running: Fyfe, Ablett, Shuey, Gaff. 

But talk about "burying the lead" in the story. Number 2 was the now 19-gamer Clayton Oliver, and by my reckoning (with my rusty maths skills) after a 19 disposal 2nd half yesterday he has now gone past Selwood with his 8 disposals to be on top of the list.

Astounding performance.

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He's coming second in the coaches award behind Sloane. That is flat out taking the [censored].

Are the media giving him his dues? He's 19 ffs.

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7 hours ago, deesrule said:

Just a point birds of prey don't have great peripheral vision they have great focused stereo vision in front of them the prey has the peripheral vision to look out for birds or prey.

Still I would call Clarry a predator the way he hunts the ball and does seem to have great awareness as well

I googled this claim by ADC at the time believing the same point you make only to find, yes Raptors do have extraordinary binocular vision and they see detail we will never see but eagles and Hawks also have 320 degree peripheral vision compared to our 180 degrees.

So Fact Check in this case says the claim is basically true! 

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13 minutes ago, Earl Hood said:

I googled this claim by ADC at the time believing the same point you make only to find, yes Raptors do have extraordinary binocular vision and they see detail we will never see but eagles and Hawks also have 320 degree peripheral vision compared to our 180 degrees.

So Fact Check in this case says the claim is basically true! 

So are you starting a rumour that Clarry will be traded to WCE or Hawthorn?

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28 minutes ago, P-man said:

He's coming second in the coaches award behind Sloane. That is flat out taking the [censored].

Are the media giving him his dues? He's 19 ffs.

Would love to see the vote leaderboard for The Age and Herald Sun player of the year awards, but cant find them on either horrible website.

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1 minute ago, monoccular said:

So are you starting a rumour that Clarry will be traded to WCE or Hawthorn?

Perish the thought!!! No. 

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23 hours ago, billy2803 said:

That handball to set up Tom Mc''s goal. Just mesmerising ?

Agree 100%. I think the thing about that handball was the we mortals had a real clear view of the chaos. One moment he's in the pack, then Viney busts through and gives it to Clarry - who has seen TMac and bullets the handpass. I've looked at it dozens of times, I know the ending, but I still can believe he found TMac. 

Joy.

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Haven't seen this posted anywhere else but Jack Watts was on radio this morning about Oliver:

"He can do it all. I was with (ruckman Max) Gawny last night and he was sitting in the (coaches) box (on Sunday) and he was saying the coaches were having a little fight because Troy Chaplin our forwards coach wanted him (Oliver) to stay up forward and Ben Matthews (midfield coach) wanted him back in the midfield. He is a super player and I think the coach probably put it on him a little bit last year to really become that full-time professional footballer and he's really taken to that and taken his game to a whole new level."

Nice.

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It's telling that the bomber fans on big footy and bomberblitz have said hardly anything about Oliver after Sunday's match. Not that we care what they think but I would say it is dawning on even the thickest Essendon fan that Oliver will be a one in a generation star.

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