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He is 7th favourite for the Brownlow behind the Bont and Selwood

dead set freak

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19 hours ago, Lord Travis said:

Missed the second half of it. He talked about junior footballer and lead up to the draft. Was hoping to get selected as a rookie by Richmond 3 weeks out from the draft. Then Brisbane showed interest and he thought he'd go pick 30s to them. Then a week out from draft Melbourne showed real interest and he got drafted pick4 and was wrapped.

Said he still needs to improve his fitness and the defensive side of his game. That's what coaches have told him going forward. Was a very outside player until he was about 16 and got OP. Couldn't play footy for a year, stacked on 20kgs, came back and had to learn to play inside because he couldn't move much. Worked out for the best as he loves the contest and stoppages. 

Was talking down his standing in the footy award rating for The Age, Coaches Association etc and is just happy he's been able to get over a poor preseason where he didn't commit with his conditioning and made some poor choices.

Didnt head the second part of the interview but jeez we have landed an absolute ripper in Clarry. Credit to Jason Taylor and his team for taking the risk as it's paying off big time.

Dont tell me the Tigers have screwed up again!??

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16 hours ago, DubDee said:

He is 7th favourite for the Brownlow behind the Bont and Selwood

dead set freak

And, for much of the season, playing in a midfield as the clearance guy with no dedicated ruckman.

 

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Another 4 votes in the AFLCA.

By count that's 8/11 games this year he's gotten votes. A teenager.

 

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His consistency has been remarkable for a 19 year old. His quietest games have still been 25+ touch games, with plenty of tackles, clearances etc.

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Hey - just wondering if anybody could point me to (or post) that amazingly committed Oliver clearance to Jeffy (want to show it to my Magpie mates)?  Cheers

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44 minutes ago, Jara said:

Hey - just wondering if anybody could point me to (or post) that amazingly committed Oliver clearance to Jeffy (want to show it to my Magpie mates)?  Cheers

think you mean to jake melksham see here about 4 min mark

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One of the commentators on 7 was saying during the match that, up to this point in the season (Rnd 12) Oliver has had more handball disposals than any other player ever in the history of the game. Not sure where the stat came from but pretty amazing if true for a guy this early in his career.

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Has a huge boot on him too, I'd like to see him kick it more

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47 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

think you mean to jake melksham see here about 4 min mark

Thanks Daisy but no, it wasn't that one - sorry, I should have been more specific - it wasn't last weekend -  it was one somebody posted maybe a month or a bit more ago - embarrassingly, I can't remember who it was against - Monday's game must have addled my head as well as my heart -  it was one of the most tenacious passages of play I've ever seen - from memory, Clarrie battled all the way from the centre down to the forward zone in the middle of a scrum, lost it and won it back then sent a beautiful handball to Garlett, who goaled - I thought it was incredible, but I can't find it - thought it must have been in this thread, but can't find it here - tried Youtube, etc.. no luck - thought this would be quicker

any help appreciated - do want to gloat at a couple of Maggie mates

cheers

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13 minutes ago, Jara said:

Thanks Daisy but no, it wasn't that one - sorry, I should have been more specific - it wasn't last weekend -  it was one somebody posted maybe a month or a bit more ago - embarrassingly, I can't remember who it was against - Monday's game must have addled my head as well as my heart -  it was one of the most tenacious passages of play I've ever seen - from memory, Clarrie battled all the way from the centre down to the forward zone in the middle of a scrum, lost it and won it back then sent a beautiful handball to Garlett, who goaled - I thought it was incredible, but I can't find it - thought it must have been in this thread, but can't find it here - tried Youtube, etc.. no luck - thought this would be quicker

any help appreciated - do want to gloat at a couple of Maggie mates

cheers

I think you're thinking of the clearance against Richmond on ANZAC Day.  He hunted the ball twice in the space of 5 seconds and got it out to Garlett (I think) to kick the goal. 

 

EDIT - http://www.melbournefc.com.au/video/2017-04-26/rd-5-all-the-goals about 3.40 through this video

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Ah - that was the one - music to my eyes (hmmm - actually that doesn't make sense, but you get the idea) - thanks heaps

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32 minutes ago, Jara said:

Thanks Daisy but no, it wasn't that one - sorry, I should have been more specific - it wasn't last weekend -  it was one somebody posted maybe a month or a bit more ago - embarrassingly, I can't remember who it was against - Monday's game must have addled my head as well as my heart -  it was one of the most tenacious passages of play I've ever seen - from memory, Clarrie battled all the way from the centre down to the forward zone in the middle of a scrum, lost it and won it back then sent a beautiful handball to Garlett, who goaled - I thought it was incredible, but I can't find it - thought it must have been in this thread, but can't find it here - tried Youtube, etc.. no luck - thought this would be quicker

any help appreciated - do want to gloat at a couple of Maggie mates

cheers

think i remember that and someone posted a gif on some thread here. can't remember which thread

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No, neither could I - got it now - Gawn's Beard must have a great memory - thanks again

 

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1 hour ago, Jara said:

Thanks Daisy but no, it wasn't that one - sorry, I should have been more specific - it wasn't last weekend -  it was one somebody posted maybe a month or a bit more ago - embarrassingly, I can't remember who it was against - Monday's game must have addled my head as well as my heart -  it was one of the most tenacious passages of play I've ever seen - from memory, Clarrie battled all the way from the centre down to the forward zone in the middle of a scrum, lost it and won it back then sent a beautiful handball to Garlett, who goaled - I thought it was incredible, but I can't find it - thought it must have been in this thread, but can't find it here - tried Youtube, etc.. no luck - thought this would be quicker

any help appreciated - do want to gloat at a couple of Maggie mates

cheers

Here's a damn good one.....

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2 hours ago, DeeZee said:

Has a huge boot on him too, I'd like to see him kick it more

That pass to Melksham just before 3QT from the centre was a thing of beauty

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32 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

Here's a damn good one.....

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Ah, yes, I know that one. Thanks.

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54 minutes ago, Jara said:

Ah - that was the one - music to my eyes (hmmm - actually that doesn't make sense, but you get the idea) - thanks heaps

Wasn't there another one in a more recent match? Or am I losing all track of time?

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9 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

That pass to Melksham just before 3QT from the centre was a thing of beauty

More please

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Here are the Oliver gifs I've posted so far this year. I thought I had better quality on the St Kilda one somewhere but can't find it at the minute. I'm planning to make a handball supercut at the end of the season. Haven't got to Monday's game yet.

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5 minutes ago, Dees_In_October said:

Here are the Oliver gifs I've posted so far this year. I thought I had better quality on the St Kilda one somewhere but can't find it at the minute. I'm planning to make a handball supercut at the end of the season. Haven't got to Monday's game yet.

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Breathtaking so far ...

Even in a "handball supercut", you'd have to include that sublime footpass to Melksham for the goal that put us in front? 

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8 minutes ago, Akum said:

Breathtaking so far ...

Even in a "handball supercut", you'd have to include that sublime footpass to Melksham for the goal that put us in front? 

Might have to make a footpass supercut too!

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On 30/05/2017 at 6:51 AM, dees189227 said:

He also spoke about playing at the murray bushrangers and never heard of the skin fold tests and when he was tested it had to be under 50 and he was no where near that. 

Said Mccartney sat him down and spoke to him about his diet and said have a look how viney, salem and a couple of others prepare. 

Also said how the coach is a pretty calm person. 

We have a couple of beauties there in Oliver and McCartney. ???

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http://demonwiki.org/Most+Contested+Possessions+in+a+season

Just found this on demonwiki. This is some pretty great reading. Or terrible reading if you consider how bad we've been since 1999.

So our top ten record holders for contested possessions in a season... and 7 of the records are held by current starting midfielders. Viney (2nd), Jones (3rd, 4th, 6th and =9th X2) and Tyson (8th).

Why do I bring this link here? After 11 rounds Clarry is on 161... The current record holder (Moloney) is on 271.

In other words, if Oliver averages 10 contested possessions in the last half of the season he'll break the record by an absolute mile.

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