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Anyone linking him to Fremantle yet? Wont be long.......

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34 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

Anyone linking him to the ewFremantle yet? Wont be long.......

Not training with the main group, not listed as injured, must be a player rift, GONE!

But in all seriousness, I'd much prefer the Club say nothing. He may have a long term injury that other teams may target next year or a personal issue he doesn't want made public. 

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50 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

Anyone linking him to Fremantle yet? Wont be long.......

Wadda ya saying WWS ?...  you sayin',  Hi HO Gus ?

 

... maybe has has a case of Gustro ?

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19 hours ago, Wadda We Sing said:

Anyone linking him to Fremantle yet? Wont be long.......

Why TF would he go to Freo? It is delusional to think that is likely.

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3 hours ago, jnrmac said:

Why TF would he go to Freo? It is delusional to think that is likely.

OMG lighten up.....it was a bit of humour in the off season

and mind your language.

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4 hours ago, jnrmac said:

Why TF would he go to Freo? It is delusional to think that is likely.

More likely than you not picking up on a bit of harmless tongue-in-cheek humour I reckon. 

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Just relax Gus, you'll bring it all out at the end of pre-season - fully fit, raring to go, lethal through the midline, impressive. No wuz....

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So he'll have to do 200 +100 mtrs next year. That's a fair bit of punishment for doing nothing.....

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On 12/24/2018 at 1:21 PM, chook fowler said:

? An inflamed helmut 

What oes he have a hot German friend?

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The Mongrel Pre-Season Player Power Rankings 20-11

 

15 – ANGUS BRAYSHAW (MELBOURNE)

Surprise again!

With the Dees improving to become a top team in 2018, I got to watch plenty of their games, and one thing kept jumping out at me – when was someone going to go and stand next to Angus Bloody Brayshaw at centre bounces?

With Jack Viney on the sidelines, and Clayton Oliver often the target of negating mids, Max Gawn continually tapped the ball straight down Brayshaw’s throat. I don’t often yell at the TV (OK, sometimes when the remote isn’t working, or a game won’t load, I get a little [censored] at it) but a couple of times I looked across at whomever was unlucky enough to be close by and would ask “Why won’t someone man him up?”

Sadly, my missus didn’t know what I was talking about, and would largely ignore my question, so I’d repeat it and direct it at the TV.

2018 was Brayshaw’s fourth year in the game, and the leap he made was significant. He was +7.09 in disposals, averaging 26.09 for the season, and jumped to 4.27 clearances per game. That’s +2.87 from 2017. In one stretch, he had 6+ clearances in eight out of nine games.

We’re catching a star in the making, here – a young man who hasn’t sat back and waited for opportunity; he created one and has made the most out of it. As he enters year five of his AFL career, Brayshaw has already shown the ability to capture the attention of the umpires. He took home third place in the 2018 Brownlow, with 21 votes. Was it a surprise? I’d say it was, since he wasn’t even in attendance. I’d also say that the AFL won’t make that mistake again.

In their Preliminary Final loss to West Coast, Brayshaw was one of the few to truly stand up. He collected 29 touches to be the most effective Demon on the ground – a great sign as he continues to develop.

So much of what Melbourne is, and will be in 2019, relies on Max Gawn, but the development of players like Brayshaw, Oliver, Petracca (maybe) and Viney in the middle is paramount to the Demon surge toward a flag.

Where do we see the ceiling for Brayshaw? Whilst a fit Viney takes a lot of the heat in the guts, and Oliver’s presence will continue to draw a lot of attention, Brayshaw as a third midfielder is an absolute luxury, and as a result could see him get off the chain again in 2019. An improvement on his 26 touches per game may be enough to elevate him into the conversation for All-Australian selection in 2019, and could a better result in the Brownlow be a reality?

Author HB Meyers 

Let's hope what ever is holding his training back doesn't impact his 2019 performance.

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Hi Fellow Demonlanders,

Happy New Year to all, and thanks so much to the folk who have been getting down to training and posting reports.

I was interested to read that Angus Brayshaw wasn't allowed to do the traditional Brayshaw family 100 x 100 metre sprints on Christmas Day this year.

Many of the training reports posted so far have also noted that Angus has been absent or not participated.

Does anyone know what Angus is struggling with at the moment?

After such a fantastic 2018 season we really need Angus in tip top shape for the 2019 season.

Cheers,

Go Dees!!

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Posted (edited)

Aloha. All your questions have been asked in the below thread. I don’t think any have been answered though. 

 

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On 12/29/2018 at 9:29 AM, jnrmac said:

Why TF would he go to Freo? It is delusional to think that is likely.

jnr - you missed the tongue 👅 in cheek.  

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