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8 hours ago, Watson11 said:

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.  

Yes, fair call.

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12 hours 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. 

I have a memory of That Goal that Watts kicked against Collingwood.I think Oscar kicked or tapped the ball to Harmes who kicked it to Jack.

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Am I feeling stupid.  Saw this thread and thought "Odd that's come up, where's the one for Marty Hore (insert internal LOL here)?".  Good luck to Oscar, he obviously likes playing by the beach.  Reckon Freo may be a bit nicer than Williamstown (no offence to the mighty Seagulls). 

 

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4 hours ago, JimmyGadson said:

Future AA defender in the making, big men take time remember..

Bit of perspective thanks! 

"They stab it with their steely knives but they just can't kill the beast" Welcome to the Hotel Oscar!

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4 hours ago, No. 31 said:

Good luck to Oscar, he looked to show some promise at Princes Park but was cut short by serious injury. Hopefully he has recovered and can give it another crack out West.

His back injury was pretty bad.

Had  stress fractures in his back for aprox 18 months which ultimately required spinal fusion surgery (after he left the afl system i think - certainly all the rehab was).

Impressive that he could get back to a level where he was named full back in the VFL team of the year and be picked up by an AFL club, particularly one that would be expecting to play finals next season.

Speaks about all that in this interview:

 

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6 hours ago, JimmyGadson said:

Future AA defender in the making, big men take time remember..

Bit of perspective thanks! 

Apparently Brendan McCartney thought he was a potential AA defender.

I always thought he was under-rated by most Dee supporters.

Tall defenders are often the "whipping boy." Remember Alistair Nicholson?....he had a lot of detractors.

The classic was Kevin Walsh at Essendon. Their supporters game him real grief.

It was surprising that Omac was the best golfer in the club. The guy had unrecognised hand-eye co-ordination, that's for sure.

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