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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.

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

Classic footy fans. Five years of massacring the bloke, then has one good game elsewhere and we're idiots for sacking him. Glad he did well, and hope he plays with them for years but geez let's w

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5 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Mitch Georgiades. Tim Membrey. Shaun Mckernan. Jack Darling. The list goes on of blokes that made Oscar look decidedly 2nd rate.   imv the club will look to offload Oscar to anyone who’s interested and maybe get a pick in the 60s or 70s or just delist. But it’s just imv 

He comfortably beat Jack Darling. 

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On 10/10/2020 at 7:24 AM, DeeSpencer said:

Zac Dawson was a good athlete who built strength and became a very good defensive player even with limited skills. 

Oscar's never shown any kind of athleticism and hasn't improved his defensive ability. 

The camera work likely obscures some of stuff Oscar does well but too many times he'll be in good position with his opponent and just led to the ball. If you can't compete you aren't even going to make it.

Zac Dawson wasn't afraid of physical contact either. Put his body on the line on many occasions.

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Honestly if a trade gets done I'm not going to worry about a token pick that we won't even use. That's not me wanting to denigrate him but if there can be something done that's simple to get Oscar to a club who'll give him a chance then let's do it and try to make his exit on the best terms possible.

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Oscar's actually better off getting delisted and becoming a life time free agent. Trading him just moves the process along rather than waiting for deadlines. 

I'm going to take a random guess at clubs just to see how I go.

Bulldogs - always keen for tall defensive depth
Gold Coast - played pretty much all year without a CHB
Port - need a taller defender if they miss out on Aliir
Syndey - if Aliir goes

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5 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Oscar's actually better off getting delisted and becoming a life time free agent. Trading him just moves the process along rather than waiting for deadlines. 

I'm going to take a random guess at clubs just to see how I go.

Bulldogs - always keen for tall defensive depth
Gold Coast - played pretty much all year without a CHB
Port - need a taller defender if they miss out on Aliir
Syndey - if Aliir goes

You really think Port, a top 4 side would take omac? If Jack watts couldn't get a game than Oscar has no hope of being picked up there 

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1 minute ago, Elegt said:

You really think Port, a top 4 side would take omac? If Jack watts couldn't get a game than Oscar has no hope of being picked up there 

Watts could get a game, just didn't want to and got injured. They tried Trengove, Toumpas and Dom Barry as well. They've taken and rejuvenated Trent McKenzie and Sam Mayes and they are in the market for a proper big key defender. I think he makes more sense going to a good side as mature depth than going to a bad team. Bad sides can start again drafting and developing players. A good side like Port needs to have someone step in as depth or to play on the big talls, that's the kind of side that should roll the dice on getting more out of Oscar. They also play a very high press/aggressive zone which Oscar generally does well in (or at least better than when he's forced one on one.

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Just now, DeeSpencer said:

Watts could get a game, just didn't want to and got injured. They tried Trengove, Toumpas and Dom Barry as well. They've taken and rejuvenated Trent McKenzie and Sam Mayes and they are in the market for a proper big key defender. I think he makes more sense going to a good side as mature depth than going to a bad team. Bad sides can start again drafting and developing players. A good side like Port needs to have someone step in as depth or to play on the big talls, that's the kind of side that should roll the dice on getting more out of Oscar. They also play a very high press/aggressive zone which Oscar generally does well in (or at least better than when he's forced one on one.

Yeah toumpas and omac are about on par

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32 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Oscar's actually better off getting delisted and becoming a life time free agent. Trading him just moves the process along rather than waiting for deadlines. 

I'm going to take a random guess at clubs just to see how I go.

Bulldogs - always keen for tall defensive depth
Gold Coast - played pretty much all year without a CHB
Port - need a taller defender if they miss out on Aliir
Syndey - if Aliir goes

All jokes aside. I actually took a moment and honestly couldn't think of any club that would take him. Maybe north but even that's a stretch

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14 minutes ago, Elegt said:

Yeah toumpas and omac are about on par

Can't believe I'm saying this but Oscar is way more of an AFL footballer than Toumpas ever was. Probably our worst top 5 pick ever.

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4 minutes ago, Pates said:

Can't believe I'm saying this but Oscar is way more of an AFL footballer than Toumpas ever was. Probably our worst top 5 pick ever.

I know toumpas was rubbish but he never made me tear my hair out like Oscar does

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Just now, Elegt said:

I know toumpas was rubbish but he never made me tear my hair out like Oscar does

Toumpas didn't play enough games to tear my hair out because he was too busy being ordinary at VFL level, then when he got to play at AFL level he'd barely touch the ball.

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1 minute ago, Dr.D said:

Toumpas was a rolls royce at under18 level. much like jonathan o'rourke. they were just victims of the game becoming a rolling scrum. 

Toumpas couldn't run.  He waddled around the ground.

Didn't have the body for footy, but his child bearing hips were impressive.

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11 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

Oscar's actually better off getting delisted and becoming a life time free agent. Trading him just moves the process along rather than waiting for deadlines. 

I'm going to take a random guess at clubs just to see how I go.

Bulldogs - always keen for tall defensive depth
Gold Coast - played pretty much all year without a CHB
Port - need a taller defender if they miss out on Aliir
Syndey - if Aliir goes

ill throw in hawthorn, hartigan and who as their KD now that sicily is down and frawley got forced out

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