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20 hours ago, daisycutter said:

omac's greatest moment

 

I'd also say it was one of Jack Watt's greatest moments too.  What a wasted talent.  In an alternate universe Jack would have been a MFC premership player in 2021. 

Asides from his elite goal kicking accuracy, he was also great at hitting target inside 50 - gee we could have done with that in the back end of 2023.

Fun fact Jack Watt's middle name is Redvers.

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35 minutes ago, Slartibartfast said:

What a horrible mean spirited post.  You don't rate him, fine, but why post this tripe?  It casts you in such a poor light which sadly, for someone who has a bit to offer, happens far too regularly.

Yep, Dazzle’s EI is definitely on the poor side!! 

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1 hour ago, Demonsterative said:

Curious as to why OMc is being ridiculed here. Good luck big fella, hope you get to 100 games. 

Does my head in. Especially when it’s a player who has moved on but who never screwed us over. The default should really be to wish him well. 

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Fun fact; when Oscar McDonald was swung forward by Carlton, he delivered a statistical match for what we got out of Harrison Petty in 2023.

Of course, OMC only played one game, but at least now we know what Freo are basing their decision on.

I suspect he'll do fine for Freo and they wont regret picking him up. The two year contract is also good for all involved because Fremantle basically have two years to get it together before half their list retires or leaves as free agents.

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Well done to him and complete respect for coming back and rehabbing a seriously horrific back injury.

The need to cut down ex players is really sad. He has worked his behind off to get a third opportunity and I wish him all the absolute best, even if I despise Freo and want to see them fail. 

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8 minutes ago, binman said:

I might be wrong but im assuming you have played footy at the highest level.

I mean, surely you have played at AFL level and played at least as many games as omac (86) to be so dismissive of him being picked up by an AFL club with a full time professional recruitment team who are experts at assessing players ability and likelihood of making an impact at the elite level.

Have I missed something. "He has been recruited by the Dockers. Good on him." doesn't seem dismissive.  What do you expect? A binman style 3 part 20 page narrative on why OMac got picked up.  

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52 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

Well done to him and complete respect for coming back and rehabbing a seriously horrific back injury.

The need to cut down ex players is really sad. He has worked his behind off to get a third opportunity and I wish him all the absolute best, even if I despise Freo and want to see them fail. 

Once a whipping boy, always a whipping boy I think.

Personally, I think alot was asked and expected of Oscar from very early on in his career at the MFC.  The hopes and expectations were somewhat that he'd develop into the sort of quality KPP that his big brother Tommy was before injuries hampered the latter's capacity and Oscar was somewhat judged in that light. 

Further Oscar always played in a struggling to mid level side at Melbourne and Carlton probably weren't much better when he went there.  If he played 3rd string tall defender to May, Lever and the backline we have now, Oscar might be solid enough backup, go somewhat unoticed and his abbilty not questioned to the extent it was when he played.  Good sides make average players look ok.   

As you suggest just being of AFL list standard is something most of us here haven't acheived.  Good on Oscar and I think when his footy days are over, he'll have a lot to be proud of.  Very glad he got this further oppertunity.

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42 minutes ago, SthSea22 said:

Was a battler.

Foot skills were non-existent and it was always heart in mouth feeling anytime he was near the ball. 

He will get some games at Freo because they are a rabble. 

O Mac was actually a very good kick.

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