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2 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Played 81 games which puts him equal 212th out of 1,358 players who played one or more games for the club. That puts him in the top 16% of all players. It's even better than that if you then add in all the players who were on the list but never played even one game.

He should be proud of what he's achieved.

about 70 of those were gifted

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Oscar is an unassuming bloke, who probably underrates his football worth. He has his flaws (don't we all!), but he gave it everything and should be respected as a man and as a footballer who made it t

A sad announcement. I have been following the dees passionately for forty odd years (defined by regular attendance at games) and in all sincerity Omac is one of my all time favorite MFC players.

Must remember not to ask you to speak at a funeral.

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2 hours ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Best 22 to gone after just one season.

He is one who I think was affected by the 666 rule.

His strength was zonal play, getting to where the ball was headed and killing it. He did his best work leaving his man, or choosing which option to go to, and when to push hard up the ground, leaving his man exposed, during our Diamond Defence phase. He would have been a great combo with Jake Lever if we had ever got the full zonal defence going for an extended period.

666 exposed his man on man strength weakness and only ok ability on the lead. May was brought in to take the number 1, but he still needed to play a role as a lock down/lead spoiling defender, occasionally being a 3rd man.

Unfortunately he is probably a little too tall and not agile enough to use his strengths playing the 3rd tall defender role in the current game. It isn't a surprise we tried players like Smith instead.

 

As others have said, 81 games is a great effort for a limited footballer. If people understood his role better, I think they would have more appreciation for those 81 games.

 

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2 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Played 81 games which puts him equal 212th out of 1,358 players who played one or more games for the club. That puts him in the top 16% of all players. It's even better than that if you then add in all the players who were on the list but never played even one game.

He should be proud of what he's achieved.

🤯 that is incredible that of all of the players who have pulled on the jumper he sits in the top 16% for games played. Is that fair dinkum?

 

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My 2 favourite Oscar moments.  1 - gets shunted aside by Jack Stevens in the goal square who goes on to kick the sealer.

2. Darwin v Crows. Marks the ball at half back, no Crows within 80 metres of him.He just stands there clueless until nearby Dees supporters start screaming at him to run. After what seems like an eternity a light bulb comes on & he runs off & kicks it.

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11 minutes ago, Cranky Franky said:

My 2 favourite Oscar moments.  1 - gets shunted aside by Jack Stevens in the goal square who goes on to kick the sealer.

2. Darwin v Crows. Marks the ball at half back, no Crows within 80 metres of him.He just stands there clueless until nearby Dees supporters start screaming at him to run. After what seems like an eternity a light bulb comes on & he runs off & kicks it.

What about the set shot against Adelaide in the dying minutes 

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Melbourne has spoken and every other afl team has said that they wouldn't give anything up for him. So that's his value, 0.  A big lesson for everyone to not overrate our own players. 

a nice signing off was oscar starting the game in Brisbane against the Lions 15m off his opponent. Sums him up. Textbook smart, street smart, footy dumb.

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56 minutes ago, Cranky Franky said:

My 2 favourite Oscar moments.  1 - gets shunted aside by Jack Stevens in the goal square who goes on to kick the sealer.

2. Darwin v Crows. Marks the ball at half back, no Crows within 80 metres of him.He just stands there clueless until nearby Dees supporters start screaming at him to run. After what seems like an eternity a light bulb comes on & he runs off & kicks it.

Was very sick,  on iv antibiotics  for severe infection  that game, and was played anyway! You never know the full story, one very tough young man actually 

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Only 7 players have played more games than Oscar coming from draft pick 53... his brother being one of them. Oscar owes us nothing! As for the miserable souls who think that the announcement of a players delisting is a good opportunity to offer up their bilious appraisal of a loyal clubman's career... take your self-important, cold hearted, hopelessly flawed smugness to a club that cares... Collingwood! 

PS: You know who you are!

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1 hour ago, Cranky Franky said:

My 2 favourite Oscar moments.  1 - gets shunted aside by Jack Stevens in the goal square who goes on to kick the sealer.

2. Darwin v Crows. Marks the ball at half back, no Crows within 80 metres of him.He just stands there clueless until nearby Dees supporters start screaming at him to run. After what seems like an eternity a light bulb comes on & he runs off & kicks it.

The clever rolling kick from the back pocket to Harmes on Queen's Birthday. Harmes -> Watts -> glory!

 

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I’m 42. If somebody said I could go back in time and play 80 games of footy for the Demons, but I’d have to put up with a few unhappy people having a crack at me over the internet, I’d say ‘sign me up’ every time.

I’m jealous of what Oscar achieved, and I hope he knows that’s the ultimate compliment. 

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2 hours ago, Elegt said:

about 70 of those were gifted

Best 81 game player ever who really....couldn't play!

End of rant!

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