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4 hours ago, Better days ahead said:

I think OMac is unfairly maligned. He’s purely a depth player and not the reason why we win or lose. Yes he’s limited and prone to brain fades but he’s serviceable in the 3rd tall defender role. I don’t think he should have played yesterday but that’s a selection mistake by Goodwin.

I want to know where our A-graders were last night. Petracca can be forgiven because he’s been very good this year but the rest have no excuse.

Did you see the game 

He was poor against the Saints

He was soft against the Swans 

Delist now 

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Never been a fan of Oscar and I've let my feelings been known over the course. Also not a fan of bumping every thread to continually rag on a single player wherever possible. What's the purpose? Seriously? What do people hope to gain? 

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23 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Did you see the game 

He was poor against the Saints

He was soft against the Swans 

Delist now 

He had a poor game same as about 15 others. The club has a long list of problems at the moment but I don’t think Omac is near the top.

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10 minutes ago, Better days ahead said:

He had a poor game same as about 15 others. The club has a long list of problems at the moment but I don’t think Omac is near the top.

Same could be said of Brown. We got 99 problems but the Mitch ain't one. 

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3 hours ago, Skuit said:

Never been a fan of Oscar and I've let my feelings been known over the course. Also not a fan of bumping every thread to continually rag on a single player wherever possible. What's the purpose? Seriously? What do people hope to gain? 

Out of anyone on the list OMac gets the most charity games

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7 minutes ago, Elegt said:

Out of anyone on the list OMac gets the most charity games

Great. I agree. I said it in 2016 and 2017 and then stopped. You think you can influence selection by banging on about it? You need to vent - then do it in the post-game or weekly changes thread. 

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7 hours ago, titan_uranus said:

You're not a fan of either of them?

Hore is a far better defender than OMac and Smith. The kicking is a problem but not as bad as you're suggesting. 

IMV, Hore is better in the contest, but OMac is the better kick. It's much of a muchness for me.

Petty was recruited as the KPD. The way I see it we have May, Lever, Tomlinson and Petty who can/will play the role solidly/to very well. 

Clearly, the club doesn't particularly rate Oscar, otherwise they wouldn't have first targeted Lever and then targeted May. He can play zone defence better than Frost, but the bar is low in that regard.

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15 hours ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

I am saying why bring on O Mac and Smith in the same team both in the backline.

May/Lever/Smith would have sufficed.    

No May/Lever/Smith back-up, coverage and heavy support of OMac required (whoever his opponent/s might have been at any moment) with these three defenders onfield, with OMac opening the chewy packets somewhere off-field. 

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9 hours ago, Better days ahead said:

He had a poor game same as about 15 others. The club has a long list of problems at the moment but I don’t think Omac is near the top.

Then dropping OMac immediately is a step in the right direction to strengthen the whole team. Surely? He is any opposition's pathway to kick goals - as often as required to stay on top of the Dees across a game. 

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He has had plenty of chances to cement a spot. My impression is that he is one paced, lacks real aggression and seems to just be going through the motions during the game. At one point against the Swans he was under pressure and stuffed up, Viney came in to help but also stuffed up but at least Viney busted a gut chasing to make up for it...Oscar was nowhere to be seen. It seemed as though Viney ran past him to make amends.   We dont get the full picture on TV and being at the ground can give a different perspective but he just seems to lack intensity, which we can't afford. 

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3 hours ago, Melbournepotter said:

He has had plenty of chances to cement a spot. My impression is that he is one paced, lacks real aggression and seems to just be going through the motions during the game. At one point against the Swans he was under pressure and stuffed up, Viney came in to help but also stuffed up but at least Viney busted a gut chasing to make up for it...Oscar was nowhere to be seen. It seemed as though Viney ran past him to make amends.   We dont get the full picture on TV and being at the ground can give a different perspective but he just seems to lack intensity, which we can't afford. 

Yep, Oscar isn't just a pea hearted footballer. He is lazy

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