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One of the more articulate and honest voices within the playing group. No mention of the dreaded toe injury can only be a good sign. 

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4 minutes ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

One of the more articulate and honest voices within the playing group. No mention of the dreaded toe injury can only be a good sign. 

I hope Tmac goes into coaching or a career in media. I could honestly listen to him all day.

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17 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I hope Tmac goes into coaching or a career in media. I could honestly listen to him all day.

I'm not sure if he enjoys the limelight enough to be on tv Dazzle but certainly radio or the print media could beckon. Not in Bob Murphy's league yet mind you. 

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Like many we can’t excuse his sub par season (when he was available) with injuries however we can recognise the impact it would’ve had. With him being able to set up a full pre-season it gives him every opportunity to get back to the form that made him our linchpin. 

Also goes to show we shouldn’t panic about seeing players in the rehab group at this early stage, particularly if they’re senior players that weren’t even required to rock up. This is them getting ahead of their rehab to give them the best chance for 2020. 

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i don"t care how his knee is going that he injured towards the end of the year. What about his toe? He was hopeless from the beginning of the year with a toe problem.

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On 11/16/2019 at 7:00 AM, Wrecker45 said:

i don"t care how his knee is going that he injured towards the end of the year. What about his toe? He was hopeless from the beginning of the year with a toe problem.

TMac was not running enough in games early in the year, until the freemantle game where he kicked 3 goals and had over 20 touch's, then the next week he had 1 goal but over 20 touch's,  then the Carlton game he ripped them apart, then of course his knee blow in the third quarter. So hopefully he remembers how he returned to form by running.

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1 hour ago, don't make me angry said:

TMac was not running enough in games early in the year, until the freemantle game where he kicked 3 goals and had over 20 touch's, then the next week he had 1 goal but over 20 touch's,  then the Carlton game he ripped them apart, then of course his knee blow in the third quarter. So hopefully he remembers how he returned to form by running.

The Freo game had Tim Smith do a very efficient tagging job on Luke Ryan whilst also kicking and Weid had an important 6 touch, 1 goal game. ANB did what he does. Hannan did nothing but I guess stayed as a deeper forward with some forward nous. Lockhart was very good at half forward and Petracca did well too. Tom finally started leading because the other forwards gave some support and cover. Plus no doubt Rawlings came in for that game and got everyone back to basics and to stop stuffing around.

We really only won because they had in game injuries but our system looked so much better. 

I think the hope for this year is that Tom can play the lead up CHF role that he excels in because we have goal kicking options in behind and we aren't so worried about getting flawless play through traffic then out the back. 

Hogan was largely inefficient inside 50 particularly against good sides, but at least he gave Tom the confidence to lead up at the ball knowing he'd be the deeper option. A tall coming on to help out would be nice but Fritsch looms as the guy who at least has some presence inside 50 and can demand space. Similarly the hope will be Melksham can provide both ball use and experience around half forward that helps buy forwards space.

1 on 1 with confidence a good run and jump Tom Mc surely is as hard to stop as anyone.

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