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Think it was Taylor Adams doing the praising. demons-heartfelt-gesture

Good to see no grudges by either side.  As it was, I thought Reid pushed AvB while in mid air that made the knock on Brody more forceful.  An amazing recovery by Brody to get up and play this wek.

 

Aaron seems a top bloke as evidenced by his stoicism and hard work in 2017-2018 thru his injuries, his father's passing and running the family business (in NSW) from Victoria.  It looked like he might leave the Dees for Sydney and who could blame him given his personal circumstances.  Its a measure of the man that he chose to stay with us and still carry on his family affairs.

I reckon it is not only his physicality on field that makes his teammates walk taller.  Sets a great example on and off the field.

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It might becoming clear why I have been Aaron van den Berg’s greatest fan on this site.  If you haven’t listened to the Podcast, do yourself a favour and you’ll understand what a great influence he would be around a young group. You’ll also understand that he barely trains such is the delicate nature of his foot.  Importantly, how important is he for a Club that has had a reputation amongst the footy industry for being “private school” soft for many, many years.  AVB would be one of those players that Sheedy would have adored. 

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45 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Think it was Taylor Adams doing the praising. demons-heartfelt-gesture

Good to see no grudges by either side.  As it was, I thought Reid pushed AvB while in mid air that made the knock on Brody more forceful.  An amazing recovery by Brody to get up and play this wek.

 

Aaron seems a top bloke as evidenced by his stoicism and hard work in 2017-2018 thru his injuries, his father's passing and running the family business (in NSW) from Victoria.  It looked like he might leave the Dees for Sydney and who could blame him given his personal circumstances.  Its a measure of the man that he chose to stay with us and still carry on his family affairs.

I reckon it is not only his physicality on field that makes his teammates walk taller.  Sets a great example on and off the field.

Yep, really loved his interview on the @Demonland podcast the other night. Seems like a really nice bloke.

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9 minutes ago, A F said:

Yep, really loved his interview on the @Demonland podcast the other night. Seems like a really nice bloke.

Really was a nice bloke. Before I started recording ask me how I was doing down in Melbourne in lockdown. I told him it was hard home schooling 3 kids. At the end he wished me the best of luck with the kids and hopefully life will get back to normal soon.

All the players we've had on the podcast have been well spoken and polite. Aaron seemed to be really genuine and it was a nice touch re: the follow up to wish me and the family well with lockdown. Not a knock on anyone else we've interviewed just further praise for Aaron.

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1 hour ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Think it was Taylor Adams doing the praising. demons-heartfelt-gesture

Good to see no grudges by either side.  As it was, I thought Reid pushed AvB while in mid air that made the knock on Brody more forceful.  An amazing recovery by Brody to get up and play this wek.

 

Aaron seems a top bloke as evidenced by his stoicism and hard work in 2017-2018 thru his injuries, his father's passing and running the family business (in NSW) from Victoria.  It looked like he might leave the Dees for Sydney and who could blame him given his personal circumstances.  Its a measure of the man that he chose to stay with us and still carry on his family affairs.

I reckon it is not only his physicality on field that makes his teammates walk taller.  Sets a great example on and off the field.

In the RSN story accessed through the link it includes this line, “Not only did he text Brodie after the game, but he also bought Brody’s partner a bottle of wine and wrote a nice letter.”

Just because it's an online story doesn't mean basic checking shouldn't be done. Couldn't they at least find out how to spell his name and do so correctly rather than having a bob each way? 

And well done to AVB for his actions and Taylor Adams for bringing it to the public's knowledge. 

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41 minutes ago, goodwindees said:

It might becoming clear why I have been Aaron van den Berg’s greatest fan on this site.  If you haven’t listened to the Podcast, do yourself a favour and you’ll understand what a great influence he would be around a young group. You’ll also understand that he barely trains such is the delicate nature of his foot.  Importantly, how important is he for a Club that has had a reputation amongst the footy industry for being “private school” soft for many, many years.  AVB would be one of those players that Sheedy would have adored. 

I hadn't heard the podcast interview so thanks for the tip.  Further reinforces the impression of a top bloke and example setting, from his time at the club and the occasional media article.

A very good speaker.

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15 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Seducing her with wine and love letters. Can he be any cooler? 

Going to bed with Vanders is a frightening prospect. Get crunched in a hug and then he probably misses the intended 'target'. 

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1 hour ago, goodwindees said:

It might becoming clear why I have been Aaron van den Berg’s greatest fan on this site.  If you haven’t listened to the Podcast, do yourself a favour and you’ll understand what a great influence he would be around a young group. You’ll also understand that he barely trains such is the delicate nature of his foot.  

Agree, fantastic  insight. His injury history, even before getting to the AFL is insane. His commitment to the rehab and work required to get back to AFL level on multiple occasions is next level and must be so inspiring for his teammates.

The interview is really top shelf.  Andy's interviews (and this one a great example) are a terrific balance between well researched questions, good interviewing technique and coming from a shared place of passion for the club.

I listen to a lot to the player and club interviews on radio and websites etc etc. More often than not they are by the book, with not much real insight and pretty dull. Vander's interview (and the others) was the opposite, genuinely interesting and insightful.

As an example i didn't realise vanders isn't training between games. Provides context for his relatively average disposal efficiency. Also how close he came to permanent injury his eye is truly frightening.  

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10 minutes ago, binman said:

Agree, fantastic  insight. His injury history, even before getting to the AFL is insane. His commitment to the rehab and work required to get back to AFL level on multiple occasions is next level and must be so inspiring for his teammates.

The interview is really top shelf.  Andy's interviews (and this one a great example) are a terrific balance between well researched questions, good interviewing technique and coming from a shared place of passion for the club.

I listen to a lot to the player and club interviews on radio and websites etc etc. More often than not they are by the book, with not much real insight and pretty dull. Vander's interview (and the others) was the opposite, genuinely interesting and insightful.

As an example i didn't realise vanders isn't training between games. Provides context for his relatively average disposal efficiency. Also how close he came to permanent injury his eye is truly frightening.  

I think his foot injury gave me context for his kicking and even the balance on the handballing. 

He really is a fascinating player though, because I maintain he doesn't need to even register 5 tackles before he's had a big influence on a game. And we definitely miss his hardness around contests when he's not there.

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3 minutes ago, A F said:

I think his foot injury gave me context for his kicking and even the balance on the handballing. 

He really is a fascinating player though, because I maintain he doesn't need to even register 5 tackles before he's had a big influence on a game. And we definitely miss his hardness around contests when he's not there.

Agree 100%.  It seems pretty evident that all the players stand taller when he's out there.  That can't be measured or quantified by stats.

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1 hour ago, Skuit said:

Haha. AVB knocks a bloke out and then starts making moves on his girlfriend. Old-school legend. 

There was actually a comment yesterday on the Tweet posted above that simply said "sleazy" (Pies supporter, I think)... thankfully, it appears to have been removed.

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In a rare instance on Demonland I've come around on Aaron (noting, again, that I once thought he was the second coming of Carey).

Didn't think he was much chop. Clichés such as the team standing taller, barometer etc. didn't persuade me against kicking efficiency. 

Now I'm completely sold. I want this bloke in my team. Not only his hardness but his persistence is probably inspiring for teammates. 

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1 hour ago, Skuit said:

In a rare instance on Demonland I've come around on Aaron (noting, again, that I once thought he was the second coming of Carey).

Didn't think he was much chop. Clichés such as the team standing taller, barometer etc. didn't persuade me against kicking efficiency. 

Now I'm completely sold. I want this bloke in my team. Not only his hardness but his persistence is probably inspiring for teammates. 

Same with me mate.

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