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anyone know our surgery count for the off season?

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Such an important player for the club and make no mistake, could comfortably become captain one day. I bloody well hope so !!!!!!

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I wouldn't say  i was a Lever doubter but its fair to say nor was i completely sold on him.

But i could not have been more impressed with his attitude and approach in the last two games of the season, particularly in the horror game against the swans.. You learn a lot about people in adversity and when things are not going well. And Lever raised his intensity and will to compete and provided a clear example to others. That is leadership.

He makes a terrific point about the best defenses playing together regularly. Its absolutely critical and a huge reason why the Tiger's back half is so effective.

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25 minutes ago, Ugottobekidding said:

First pre season at the dees

He did the 2018 preseason with us.  This is will be his 6th preseason as an AFL football so has reached the point of being a 'hardened' AFL player (usually 5 pre-seasons), altho he looks like he could do with some weight and muscle!

His comment about there will be 'moments when he will roll his ankle or hurt his knee' (injuries that ruined his 2019 season, after recovering from his ACL) made me wonder if he expects them to recur.  Time will tell.  Hope he gets back to his best and gets a few good seasons happening.

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3 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

He did the 2018 preseason with us.  This is will be his 6th preseason as an AFL football so has reached the point of being a 'hardened' AFL player (usually 5 pre-seasons), altho he looks like he could do with some weight and muscle!

His comment about there will be 'moments when he will roll his ankle or hurt his knee' (injuries that ruined his 2019 season, after recovering from his ACL) made me wonder if he expects them to recur.  Time will tell.  Hope he gets back to his best and gets a few good seasons happening.

First full preseason at the dees

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2 minutes ago, Ugottobekidding said:

First full preseason at the dees

Sorry to be pedantic: he was traded in at end of 2017 so he did his 2018 preseason wtih us.  He did his ACL half way thru the 2018 season.

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Lots on here think the moving on of so many assistant coaches proves it wasn’t injuries that sent us tumbling this year.

Viney doing his first preseason in five years, Lever doing a preseason, Oliver doing a preseason and May not coming back like December Christmas feast will see us improve rapidly. 

Bring in Yze for some Clarkson IP and we challenge next year.

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24 minutes ago, Wrecker45 said:

Lots on here think the moving on of so many assistant coaches proves it wasn’t injuries that sent us tumbling this year.

Viney doing his first preseason in five years, Lever doing a preseason, Oliver doing a preseason and May not coming back like December Christmas feast will see us improve rapidly. 

Bring in Yze for some Clarkson IP and we challenge next year.

KK, J.Smith, AVB, Petty, Weid and all last years draftees also doing a full pre season would also help.

Plus Langdon, Tomlinson and maybe another handy new player, would further help.

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Needs to bulk up by a few kilos. Shouldn’t affect his ability to intercept but will aid his ability to hold his ground against oppo forwards. 

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Good luck Jake you deserve a good crack at it, along with half your team mates. I also agree MCQ that he needs to put on a few extra Kg's of muscle to help him hold his ground.

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On 9/13/2019 at 10:33 AM, Demonland said:

 

This article is full of words, I want actions and outcomes. 

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3 minutes ago, chookrat said:

This article is full of words, I want actions and outcomes. 

You'll be saying that a lot over the off season.  There will be puff pieces galore.

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16 minutes ago, chookrat said:

This article is full of words, I want actions and outcomes. 

Your post is full of words. How do we know you want actions and outcomes? 

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‘Making the most of the off season’...as opposed to sitting around all summer punching cones, smashing JD n Coke tinnies, eating Doritos and playing COD for 6 hours a day? What else would he say?! 

 

But in in all seriousness, I hope Jake can stay fit and have a big impact next year, will make a huge difference.

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Jake Lever played in a Preliminary Final today for Ormond Amateurs in VAFA C Section.

Also in the Ormond team was former Demon Simon Buckley and his brother who’s the skipper.

Didn't help - they lost.   

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16 hours ago, Deemented Are Go! said:

‘Making the most of the off season’...as opposed to sitting around all summer punching cones, smashing JD n Coke tinnies, eating Doritos and playing COD for 6 hours a day? What else would he say?! 

 

But in in all seriousness, I hope Jake can stay fit and have a big impact next year, will make a huge difference.

Swap choice of grog (beer) and video games (sport sims) and it sounds strangely familiar to my summers as a young bloke (winters too for that matter)

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On 9/14/2019 at 9:28 AM, Wrecker45 said:

Lots on here think the moving on of so many assistant coaches proves it wasn’t injuries that sent us tumbling this year.

Viney doing his first preseason in five years, Lever doing a preseason, Oliver doing a preseason and May not coming back like December Christmas feast will see us improve rapidly. 

Bring in Yze for some Clarkson IP and we challenge next year.

We won't properly challenge without outside run and a far greater ability to spread from the stoppages (something we've rarely demonstrated except for the very back end of 2018).

Richmond, Collingwood and the Lions all have pace and spread from the stoppages. We won't be competing with them unless we sort out our list shortages. If we do, our ball-winning ability will go along way to surpassing the aforementioned teams.

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Natural leader of men, well spoken and can really play 

A good choice for captain 

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On 9/15/2019 at 2:21 PM, A F said:

We won't properly challenge without outside run and a far greater ability to spread from the stoppages (something we've rarely demonstrated except for the very back end of 2018).

Richmond, Collingwood and the Lions all have pace and spread from the stoppages. We won't be competing with them unless we sort out our list shortages. If we do, our ball-winning ability will go along way to surpassing the aforementioned teams.

Outside run and spread is as much about structures and gameplan as personnel.

Don’t get me wrong I want list improvement but my point was we need someone from under Clarkson. He seems to be breeding people to make teams achieve.

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On 9/13/2019 at 10:33 AM, Demonland said:

 

Like him for how he plays but in terms of captaincy there is a touch of the figjam about him I'm still assessing 

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