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We're having a great season (obviously) but won't put too much weight on Robbo's opinions.

His interview of Rivers tonight was cringeworthy "last year you played forward a bit... how did you get to the backline"

Rivers politely said he's played halfback the last four years!

 

Robbo's team is good - but it's made up of almost exclusively dees, lions and dogs (with a couple from his own team).  Very unlikely to end up like this.

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3 hours ago, faultydet said:

It's the things that he doesnt do that have me doubting his AA ability.

He is lazy af, refuses to chase, and only goes hard when he thinks a goal is in the offing.

 

Come to think of it, maybe a DNA test of Russell Robertsons, and Baileys parents is required?

 

Robbie never picked a ball up off the ground but boy he could mark for someone his size.

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1 hour ago, deelusions from afar said:

We're having a great season (obviously) but won't put too much weight on Robbo's opinions.

His interview of Rivers tonight was cringeworthy "last year you played forward a bit... how did you get to the backline"

Rivers politely said he's played halfback the last four years!

 

Robbo's team is good - but it's made up of almost exclusively dees, lions and dogs (with a couple from his own team).  Very unlikely to end up like this.

That doesn't mean he has to pick the side he doesn't think is best.

Its an in form side of well deserved players. 

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Fritsch should be all australian. Gawn is a lock.

WERRIDEE'S ALL AUSTRALIAN SIDE

 

B: LEVER, MAY, DANIEL

HB: SALEM, ANDREWS, RICH

C: MCCLUGGAGE, PETRACCA, LANGDON

HF: BONTEMPELLI, MCDONALD, MARTIN

F: GREENE, MCKAY, FRITSCH

FOLL: GAWN, OLIVER, MCRAE

IC: TRELOAR, LIBERATORE, MERRETT, NAITANUI

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4 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

Keath or Weitering. 

I take your point DeeSpencer. May leads both in disposals and clearances despite playing one less game. Both Keath and Weitering lead May in the stats that tend to be led at the Deez by Lever such as intercept marks. Keath commits far less clangers than either May or Weitering but handles the ball a lot less. So it's a tight call. Weitering, despite playing for Carltank, is certainly a much improved player.  

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10 hours ago, The heart beats true said:

Be 9 when Merrett comes over.

Keep these thoughts current and public. You never know.....

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10 hours ago, deelusions from afar said:

We're having a great season (obviously) but won't put too much weight on Robbo's opinions.

His interview of Rivers tonight was cringeworthy "last year you played forward a bit... how did you get to the backline"

Rivers politely said he's played halfback the last four years!

 

Robbo's team is good - but it's made up of almost exclusively dees, lions and dogs (with a couple from his own team).  Very unlikely to end up like this.

I saw that too. Thought to myself he must have him confused with Hunt. 

I don't buy into him always being drunk, but he certainly is complacent (lazy) and ignorant given his position

 

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Great call by Robbo.

Langdon gets little recognition.

And Trac is so often rated as better than Trac but I believe Oliver is one of the greatest mids around and is getting better each season.

When Kozzie and Jackson reach their peak which will be earlier than most this team will dazzle even more.

I do think Vineys foot issue is a big challenge and whike Harmes has done a great job, Id love to see the club spend as much as they can for a proven mid not just for insurance but Viney yhe poor bloke could have this issue for a few seasons. Its not a small thing apparently. Its gone from a few weeks to four and maybe six to eight. I feel sorry for Him. He competes so hard and a pasdionate Demon with a great heritsge.

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12 hours ago, whatwhat say what said:

at the end of the season tho there's no way that they'll name an ACTUAL wingman 

Yeah that's the funny thing about The All Australians team, inside mids become wingman even thought they didn't play on the wing at all during the season.

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On 6/1/2021 at 8:39 PM, In Harmes Way said:

Toby Greene 22 goals this year (in the side), Frittata 25. Just sayin.

Nice point... 

Greene's leadership has been terrific and unexpected in a depleted team. Fritsch has been mostly good finishing solid work further up the ground but Green brings greater value overall for mine 

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On 6/1/2021 at 11:50 PM, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

For me I'd say yes.

Have noticed more and more as time goes on this season, that with T Mac, it's not just about the big marks and timely goals he so reliably nails inside 50, but his work around the ground and delivering inside 50 in particular is elite in my view.

For a big bloke, he chases and tackles pretty good too.

Couldn't agree more 

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So Tmac is equal 17th with a few other players kicking 20 goals 10 behinds for the season so far. I think there's a strong argument for him being in the conversation for AA, at least the way he's tracking.

If you look at it this way, out of the top 20 forwards (goal kicking wise) whom he would be best compared to this season, Tom ranks:

Marks - 3rd 

Disposals - 1st 

Tackles - 4th 

Inside 50s - 2nd 

Contested Possession 3rd 

Uncontested - 1st 

Goal assists 3rd 

1%'s - 2nd

He's also had a decent amount of hitouts as a forward with two rucks in the team.

The main things against him as an upper potential All Australian is his contested marks and marks inside 50 are on the lower end of that group. If we see more of that and obviously pushing the top 10 for goals who knows!

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5 hours ago, Yung Blood said:

So Tmac is equal 17th with a few other players kicking 20 goals 10 behinds for the season so far. I think there's a strong argument for him being in the conversation for AA, at least the way he's tracking.

If you look at it this way, out of the top 20 forwards (goal kicking wise) whom he would be best compared to this season, Tom ranks:

Marks - 3rd 

Disposals - 1st 

Tackles - 4th 

Inside 50s - 2nd 

Contested Possession 3rd 

Uncontested - 1st 

Goal assists 3rd 

1%'s - 2nd

He's also had a decent amount of hitouts as a forward with two rucks in the team.

The main things against him as an upper potential All Australian is his contested marks and marks inside 50 are on the lower end of that group. If we see more of that and obviously pushing the top 10 for goals who knows!

Thanks for the well researched and collated stats.

I think what all your stats point to is that T Mac's inclusion as an AA forward rotating off the bench is pretty well founded on the basis of his ability to contribute up the ground a bit further as more of a CHF type and not just inside forward 50.

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Re Robbo, did anyone see when he was interviewing Trent Rivers re rising star nomination on AFL 360 and asked what it was like playing forward last year before being moved forward this year mistaking him for Jayden Hunt. I genuinely don't mind Robbo but it was a bit awkward and pretty funny.

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20 hours ago, chookrat said:

Re Robbo, did anyone see when he was interviewing Trent Rivers re rising star nomination on AFL 360 and asked what it was like playing forward last year before being moved forward this year mistaking him for Jayden Hunt. I genuinely don't mind Robbo but it was a bit awkward and pretty funny.

Rivers has got that good half back flankers knack of adventuring up the ground to slot through the odd sausage roll.  Loved that huge bomb on the run against the Crows.

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Meant to wind up the MFC haters. Break up the synchro of the team and "they will all start to get big heads"

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29 minutes ago, Swooper1987 said:

Jake Niall has had his go in the Age:

I rate Jake Niall, but that's a pretty questionable team.

FB: Grimes        Andrews        Stewart  
HB: Dale          May      Rich  
C: McLuggage    Oliver          Walsh  
HF: Petracca      Franklin      Green  
FF: Walker        McKay        Pickett  
Fol: Naitanui    Bontempelli (C) Macrae  
Int: Gawn  (VC) Parish    Lever     Martin

Grimes shouldn't even be in the squad currently, and there is no way he's starting 18 ahead of Lever, Weitering and Starcevich.

Salem has had a quiet couple of weeks but he's still been the best medium defender by far. No way Franklin gets in having missed a third of the games. AMT has been a better small forward than Pickett to this point if we're being impartial.

Naitanui as starting ruck over vice captain Gawn is a pss take, surely. 

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