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While I wish Clarry would kick more often, he is still having numerous score involvements. I think he had 7 on the weekend.

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Just thinking what an incredible move it was to trade up in the draft to nab him.  

Jumped right in front of Essendrug who took Parish, and who is about 1/5th the player Clarry is.

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Clarrie is n the Team of the Week, again: Took control of the stoppages with seven clearances, and also contributed with six tackles and 32 possessions, which went with an 81.3 per cent efficiency rating.

Phenomenal performance.

He also gained votes from Coaches and sitting 6th on their Leaderboard.

Most 2nd year players are tiring, but not our Clarrie! 

An incredibly consistent season.  Looks set to win both the Bluey and Best Young Player awards this year!

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He has been ultra consistent all year. And I think he'll improve quite a lot when he improves his kick to handball ratio because he's a beautiful kick. 

Scary how good he could become 

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33 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Clarrie is n the Team of the Week, again: Took control of the stoppages with seven clearances, and also contributed with six tackles and 32 possessions, which went with an 81.3 per cent efficiency rating.

Phenomenal performance.

He also gained votes from Coaches and sitting 6th on their Leaderboard.

Most 2nd year players are tiring, but not our Clarrie! 

An incredibly consistent season.  Looks set to win both the Bluey and Best Young Player awards this year!

Brownlow smokey?

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This kid is now 5th for total disposals, 2nd for contested possessions, 5th for clearances, 10th for centre clearances and 3rd for tackles for the entire competition. (Source - afl.com.au/stats)

Completely absurd for someone in their second season who only turned 20 a few weeks ago.

Seems to be flying under the radar of most supporters and experts alike, I wonder if his 'dive' has taken the gloss off the most complete second year I've seen from any player I can remember.  Or does his high handball/kick ratio make him a bit less flashy and eye catching?

Regardless, he is as important as anyone in the team now and I love him.  I remember a lot of supporters hit the roof when we drafted him ahead of Parish.  I'm sure Parish will be a gun but for now it looks like a great decision.

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16 minutes ago, BigFez said:

This kid is now 5th for total disposals, 2nd for contested possessions, 5th for clearances, 10th for centre clearances and 3rd for tackles for the entire competition. (Source - afl.com.au/stats)

Completely absurd for someone in their second season who only turned 20 a few weeks ago.

Seems to be flying under the radar of most supporters and experts alike, I wonder if his 'dive' has taken the gloss off the most complete second year I've seen from any player I can remember.  Or does his high handball/kick ratio make him a bit less flashy and eye catching?

Regardless, he is as important as anyone in the team now and I love him.  I remember a lot of supporters hit the roof when we drafted him ahead of Parish.  I'm sure Parish will be a gun but for now it looks like a great decision.

Oppo fans loudly proclaim he's overrated which generally means he's hated which means he'snow officially a star of the game. Once he gets respect, he's a HOF.

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46 minutes ago, Billy said:

Brownlow smokey?

He was $51 to win and $10 the place prior to last weekend, although still $51 to win he's into $6 for the place. 

I'm not quite sure how it works though, does the place work on most votes even if a player in ineligible?

If Merrett finishes third with 20 votes and Clarry outright fourth say with 19, would the bookies pay you out the place on a Oliver due to Merretts ineligibility?

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On 8/11/2017 at 2:04 PM, Luther said:

In relation to that discussion about the best midfielders, if we had a Robbie Flower right now our side would be all set. Such a champion.

Kudos to whoever put together this video - sensational viewing.

Demonland's @Ash35 and @markc are responsible for getting that together

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In the local supermarket last week, saw this tall ginger fella in the check out line. Thought to myself he's massive, did a double take as it was Clarrie. He's huge for a midfielder,  especially for a guy who plays down around his toes a lot of the time.

Going to be one of our best ever to have played for the club.

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Just for a bit of fun, I thought I'd delve into the Demon statistic archives. Clarry's season so far has been beyond comprehension when you take into account the nearly 160 years of the MFC. (Sourced from AFL Tables)

-  Currently sitting in 4th for most disposals in a season with 599 touches after 20 games (only sitting 18 behind Nathan Jones' 2016 season). Clarry will without a doubt lead this category after the Brisbane game.

- Currently ranked as number 1 for most handballs in a season. Clarry has handballed 438 times this season, 109 more times than the next ranked player

- Currently placed second for most tackles in a season with 144. He'll only need 5 tackles for the remainder of the season Jack Viney's 148 tackle record set in 2016.

- Ranked third in clearances with 135 so far this season. Should claim second place by seasons end but will need 19 more to take first place away from Brent Moloney's 2011 season.

- Currently ranked fourth in most clangers in a.....actually let's forget about that one!

- Absolutely dominating the contested possessions in a season category. Currently ranked first with 316 for the season over 20 games, edging out Brent Moloney's record of 271 set back in 2011. He also shares the most contested possessions in a single game record with Jack Viney with 26 in a match.

- Also, currently ranked 6th on the all time list for most handballs in a season recorded by ANY PLAYER in the history of the competition. He only needs 35 handballs to beat the record.

And he just turned 20 years old.

Enjoy the ride folks. He's only just getting started. 

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3 hours ago, Mickey said:

While I wish Clarry would kick more often, he is still having numerous score involvements. I think he had 7 on the weekend.

I agree, when he does kick it he usually makes good choices and he is an excellent kick in all situations. There was a good example in the 3rd quarter where he was boxed in on the boundary with the ball after another go nowhere chain of handballs. He elected to do a kick around the corner and put an excellent ball to a dangerous spot just inside 50. The alternative was to put out another handball to a covered player or be pressured over the line.

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and he is only a few votes of being 3rd in the coaches award

dead set freak

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7 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Clarrie is n the Team of the Week, again: Took control of the stoppages with seven clearances, and also contributed with six tackles and 32 possessions, which went with an 81.3 per cent efficiency rating.

Phenomenal performance.

He also gained votes from Coaches and sitting 6th on their Leaderboard.

Most 2nd year players are tiring, but not our Clarrie! 

An incredibly consistent season.  Looks set to win both the Bluey and Best Young Player awards this year!

and did you notice who had 89.5% efficiency........yes, dom tyson

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On ‎12‎/‎08‎/‎2017 at 2:20 PM, Sir Why You Little said:

 

Proof that the Brownlow is vastly over rated and those that vote on it are clueless jerks. 

R Flower should have won at least 3 of these things, but he got none...

Jab Watson whilst on performance enhancing cocktails ? was given one though....

Agree that the Brownlow is very overrated.

Shane Woewodin is a Melbourne FC Brownlow medallist, yet Robert Flower isn't.

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1 minute ago, Ash35 said:

Agree that the Brownlow is very overrated.

Shane Woewodin is a Melbourne FC Brownlow medallist, yet Robert Flower isn't.

Correct....

in 2000 Shane had a very good solid season, but to win a Charlie suprised even the most diehard Demon

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2 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Correct....

in 2000 Shane had a very good solid season, but to win a Charlie suprised even the most diehard Demon

Shane's pool room should have the bottle of bleach he used, next to his Charlie.

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5 hours ago, Demon Jack said:

Currently ranked fourth in most clangers in a.....actually let's forget about that one!

The best 'creative' players lead the clanger count! Id love to see a clangers per posession stat as a mediocre player who avgs 10-15 possies would prob have a higher ratio, and the worst players probably not many as they never get the ball.

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8 minutes ago, Wrecked Owl Dees Function said:

Shane's pool room should have the bottle of bleach he used, next to his Charlie.

undoubtedly

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5 minutes ago, Wrecked Owl Dees Function said:

The best 'creative' players lead the clanger count! Id love to see a clangers per posession stat as a mediocre player who avgs 10-15 possies would prob have a higher ratio, and the worst players probably not many as they never get the ball.

You can't make an omelete withput breaking a few eggs....

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Clayton's first Q on Sunday was massive. He was in everything. Rough stuff and smooth. 

The Umps will notice him

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37 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Correct....

in 2000 Shane had a very good solid season, but to win a Charlie suprised even the most diehard Demon

Was a good midfielder in a team that won a lot of games.

Always gives you a chance for the Brownlow.

Gone are the days of the likes of Jim Stynes, Scott Wynd or a Tony Lockett winning a Brownlow.

Midfielders medal only.

I prefer the coaches award these days.

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