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9 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

I'm just so glad that the recruiting team didn't go the safe option in Parish (who is also a good player). Clarry is something else, though.

Parish was found out in our game yes has some skills but looks a weedy kid, not destined for much better tag of reasonable player nothing more nothing less.

Not as good as this bloke Clarry Choo Choo Express 

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Knew instantly which you were referring to!

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

You're way off the mark with the Parish/Morton comparison. I'm a huge Oliver fan but the rose coloureds don't extend to denigrating Parish who is a great young talent and on his way to being an A

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1 hour ago, Nasher said:

I'm starting to think Oliver could be a pretty good player.

I`m struggling to think of a more exciting kid in my lifetime to make such an impact in his first 20 games in the red and blue. I`m trying to come up with names but none appear.

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12 hours ago, Dappa Dan said:

Todays win, the news will be him and Track. Track got the 3 votes on mmm. This is their breakout.

Not sure how they could go past Hibberd for the 3 votes. Was outstanding and gained 630m...

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1 hour ago, jnrmac said:

Not sure how they could go past Hibberd for the 3 votes. Was outstanding and gained 630m...

And hun had it viney 3, jones 2, Vince 1... lol

one of those games. Throw a blanket over about 8 guys.

speaking of hibberd. Hasn't had a bad game. Hasn't had anything but a great football game since he came in. Our best player this year minute for minute.

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8 hours ago, Pates said:

This kid keeps getting better, and I can't thank Todd Viney and co for picking him. He could be the best of our lot of young lad and given the talent in that group that is really saying something. 

Jason Taylor.

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Jason Taylor simply doesn't get enough credit that he deserves right now.

Could have gone the safe option in Patish but backed his team to pick an absolute beauty here.

Well done Jason Taylor and team.

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I know Jason Taylor from a distant past and never ever, thought he would become such a brilliant Talent purveyor that he has become. Just mind boggling! Great stuff!

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2 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Jason Taylor simply doesn't get enough credit that he deserves right now.

Could have gone the safe option in Patish but backed his team to pick an absolute beauty here.

Well done Jason Taylor and team.

Yup, its too bad Gus Brayshaw is struggling with the concussion, no doubt hed have been a  star too.  Maybe he still will.

Havent thought about the draft as the Dees are going well, but glad we are back in the first round this year and Jason Taylor can find us another young dynamo.

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4 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

Jason Taylor.

My bad, Taylor definitely is the man in the recruiting team. 

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6 hours ago, picket fence said:

Parish was found out in our game yes has some skills but looks a weedy kid, not destined for much better tag of reasonable player nothing more nothing less.

Not as good as this bloke Clarry Choo Choo Express 

 

The Parish thing is great. The fact Clarry came up so late and Demons didn't even hesitate, just snatched him (tried for Mills understandably). Mates of mine are bombres, and they started on the "thanks for Parish" stuff... and early on I was worried we had another Toumps/Wines on our hands. Not anymore though. We got the player. And my god, what a player.

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On 5/13/2017 at 5:46 PM, Moonshadow said:

Would love to land one of the GWS smalls to compliment our mid brigade. Kelly has got a lot of trade press of late, any one of Shiel, Cogniglio, Whitfield or even Dylan Smith would be handy.

I'd take $cully back, but he'd have to play VFL only

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Maybe we should be targeting Zac Jones from the Swans instead. (Make it impossible for the competition to keep up with the Joneses!)

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10 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

At the moment would we rather Mills (the bloke we bidded on) or Oliver from the 2015 draft?

I'll take Olly based on what separates him from everyone else. I think his hands in quick might be the best in the AFL. Certainly in a few years, with development, size etc etc... He could very well be regarded as that. Whereas Mills is just good at everything and is a leader. Not much in it, but Olly for mine.

Given every man and his dog knew Mills would be taken by Sydney wherever he was bid for... Was our bid tactical?

Actually BBP, Ive spent my time since yesterday doing something I haven't done in over ten years. Swimming in the Bigfooty mire. They do really good Redos of drafts. Lots of highlights like Hunt... Lots of lowlights like Toumpas. Olly's draft though... He's probably either first or second on a redo with Mills. Weitering will likely overtake them in the long run. Hipwood and Rioli climbing... Lots there that you have to wait for like Schache... but it's looking fun for us so far.

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On 5/12/2017 at 11:52 AM, Nasher said:

I think so long as he finds himself on the inside, he's always going to default to handballing. It's how the game is played - you don't kick from congestion because it's too risky - and it's his strength.

If we want to see him getting more kicks, he needs to get the ball in space more. This really is splitting hairs, though, when talking about a 19 year old midfielder. He'll find the balance soon enough - it's not like the team is suffering until he finds it.

Hopefully he gives the kick from congestion more of a go after that shot on goal when he stole Eddie's pocket!

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10 minutes ago, CanberraDemon said:

Hopefully he gives the kick from congestion more of a go after that shot on goal when he stole Eddie's pocket!

He didn't steal Eddie's pocket................... He wanted it, so he made it his.

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25 minutes ago, Dappa Dan said:

The Parish thing is great. The fact Clarry came up so late and Demons didn't even hesitate, just snatched him (tried for Mills understandably). Mates of mine are bombres, and they started on the "thanks for Parish" stuff... and early on I was worried we had another Toumps/Wines on our hands. Not anymore though. We got the player. And my god, what a player.

Not sure how you could think this when he absolutely dominated in his first game and despite only being half fit last year was second for all the nominated rising stars for contested possessions. Gerard Healy called the best debut he had seen. The Toump played one decent game for Melbourne in three seasons against St Kilda which ironically he lost for us as well.

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6 minutes ago, dee-tox said:

Not sure how you could think this when he absolutely dominated in his first game and despite only being half fit last year was second for all the nominated rising stars for contested possessions. Gerard Healy called the best debut he had seen. The Toump played one decent game for Melbourne in three seasons against St Kilda which ironically he lost for us as well.

As always with these things, when you make the comparison, you need to quote stats or some hard data to prove your mates wrong. By round 2 Parish was looking like the media Darling, kicking goals... People hadn't really gotten excited about how ridiculous Clarry's hands are. You'd better believe the Dons supporters were up and about when we lost to them with Parish playing well as well. I always had faith... but at the time, you know how it is, I couldn't beat them over the head with him. Since then Clarry is right now, at minimum, on any reasonable football followers AA bench. Hasn't played a bad game. And it's not just handballs. He's tackling like a maniac, kicking goals of the week. And the football purists who don't do stats... they really notice what he is and how he brings players into the game. He's Simon Black like. 

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I reckon he is so quick that the statisticians miss some of his in close handballs, I think he is better than his stats!

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I would love it if Oliver took a hand balling training session once a week for all our players. Not just teaching our players about awareness, vision because they are things that can't be taught. But things like handballing mid air before landing, is such an asset majority of AFL players don't seem to execute. It prevents you from being tackled and gives you that one extra second to dish it off to a team mate. Could mean the difference between a crucial clearance and a stoppage.

Oliver, you're a star.

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10 minutes ago, juzzk1d said:

I would love it if Oliver took a hand balling training session once a week for all our players. Not just teaching our players about awareness, vision because they are things that can't be taught. But things like handballing mid air before landing, is such an asset majority of AFL players don't seem to execute. It prevents you from being tackled and gives you that one extra second to dish it off to a team mate. Could mean the difference between a crucial clearance and a stoppage.

Oliver, you're a star.

Wagner can have a one on one with him .. Needs all the extra help he can get. That missed 2 meter handball backwards was inexcusable.

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Votes by both coaches for the 6th time in 8 games. 

ADELAIDE v MELBOURNE
10 Jack Viney (Melb)
8 Michael Hibberd (Melb)
5 Clayton Oliver (Melb)
5 Christian Petacca (Melb)
2 Bernie Vince (Melb)

AFLCA LEADERBOARD
43 Elliot Yeo (WC)
42 Rory Sloane (Adel)
36 Clayton Oliver (Melb)
32 Gary Ablett (GC)
31 Marcus Bontempelli (WB)
31 Sebastian Ross (StK)
31 Joel Selwood (Geel)
29 Ollie Wines (PA)
27 Marc Murphy (Carl)
27 Jack Steven (StK)

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