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13 hours ago, phuket demon said:

Oliver is our best player since Flower. Maybe even better. 

little bit of difference. Flower was like a fast twig. Oliver is like a fast log. I never worried about Ollie like i used to worry about Flower. In fact with Flower for three years i had to cover my eyes. I don't blink in case i miss stuff with Oliver and if you do blink, you will.

Your sentiments are great, isn't it sweet............ 

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20 hours ago, phuket demon said:

Oliver is our best player since Flower. Maybe even better. 

R Flower was consistently the best footballer i saw for 14 years. Just sublime. 

That said Oliver is a full tilt jet who could go down as one of our club greats 

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2 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

R Flower was consistently the best footballer i saw for 14 years. Just sublime. 

That said Oliver is a full tilt jet who could go down as one of our club greats 

Unfortunately I was too young to see much of Robert Flower, although he is the reason I barrack for our great club.

Oliver though, is the potentially greatest talent I have ever seen play for our great club. The kid could be anything!

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5 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

Robbie was the reason people went to games during the 70's and 80's.

Nowadays its to watch the team win :)

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On 1/13/2019 at 12:37 PM, daisycutter said:

fans are hard judges with high expectations and are generally ignorant of what issues players have behind closed doors

I think there can be a tendency to exaggerate the contributions of some players for nostalgic reasons.

Chopper was a handy senior player at his best and I think that he himself would agree with that assessment.

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On 1/12/2019 at 11:46 PM, phuket demon said:

Oliver is our best player since Flower. Maybe even better. 

When Clarry can play Stae footy and dominate at centre half forward ( as Flower did) when he destroyed Ross Glenndining, then I will agree! Not quite as polished YET!

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Here's a thought depending on match day role why wouldnt the club offer special access package with Bernie into rooms etc and market it as 

"Weekend with ( at) Bernies"

??

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8 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

One of only two players I can genuinely say I went to a game just to watch them play. The other was Gary Ablett Sr. 

Robbie was the best Demon I have ever seen. He was poetry in motion. He would do a blind turn take a specks and run bounce left handed then kick with his right. He was a ball player and a true champion.

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Comparisons are odious most of the time. Let's hope Tom carves out niche for himself. He has some raw talent. Pace and attack on the pill.

As for Clarry and Robbie F. Robbie could do everything. Incredible mark, dual sided, quick, goalkicker, never beaten one-on-one, courageous... The most graceful mover I've seen. Clarry on the other hand has amazing hands and is great in traffic.

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4 hours ago, picket fence said:

Here's a thought depending on match day role why wouldnt the club offer special access package with Bernie into rooms etc and market it as 

"Weekend with ( at) Bernies"

??

Actually I recon a weekend out on the puss with Bernie (and Max the kiwi) would be the best way to spend some time him.  That would be a blast I recon.

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13 hours ago, dee-tox said:

Comparisons are odious most of the time. Let's hope Tom carves out niche for himself. He has some raw talent. Pace and attack on the pill.

As for Clarry and Robbie F. Robbie could do everything. Incredible mark, dual sided, quick, goalkicker, never beaten one-on-one, courageous... The most graceful mover I've seen. Clarry on the other hand has amazing hands and is great in traffic.

Should the professional football thing not work out for him, I could see a career for him as a traffic cop. 

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On 1/14/2019 at 9:06 AM, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

One of only two players I can genuinely say I went to a game just to watch them play. The other was Gary Ablett Sr. 

You forgot Peter Daicos as well. the Macedonian Marvel

Robbie, God and Daics got me to many games in the 80s (oh and that hawthorn outfit with Dermie dipper chief lethal rat etc.)  

loved being a neutral at Collingwood Carlton games back then - like Robbie time stood still when Daicos got the ball 

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12 minutes ago, jako13 said:

You forgot Peter Daicos as well. the Macedonian Marvel

Robbie, God and Daics got me to many games in the 80s (oh and that hawthorn outfit with Dermie dipper chief lethal rat etc.)  

loved being a neutral at Collingwood Carlton games back then - like Robbie time stood still when Daicos got the ball 

Not even watching Daicos could get me to attend any Collingwood games unless we were playing them. My detest of Collingwood was so strong from the 1960s through to approximately 15 January 2019, that I just couldn't watch them.

However, your comment about Daicos is understood. It's hard to believe that the bouncing "round the corner" kicks at goal we now see performed regularly just didn't exist until Daicos showed how it could be done.

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1 hour ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Not even watching Daicos could get me to attend any Collingwood games unless we were playing them.. It's hard to believe that the bouncing "round the corner" kicks at goal we now see performed regularly just didn't exist until Daicos showed how it could be done.

Agreed. The AFL site had a Daicos highlights vid and when viewed today a lot looked like goals you would see two or three times each round. Back then though they were never seen before miracle goals. 

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18 hours ago, ProDee said:

Flower is the greatest goal-kicking wingman of all time.

Flower is the most brilliant Melbourne player I've ever seen.

I have a feeling Oliver will be the most effective Melbourne player I'll see.

When did you start watching PD? I would be inclined to agree but am curious to hear from people who saw the teams from the 50s and 60s play whether guys like Barrassi stood out in a great team or if they were simply a beautifully coached team.

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