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Why Petracca, Oliver & Gawn could be best Demons yet



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4 hours ago, demon3165 said:

And Flower could kick a hell of a lot better, if Oliver can clean this area up he will go close.

He has already "cleaned it up " a lot in the last 2 seasons. He is now fast paced out of packs runs through gaps and looks right snd left and directs the ball to a player by short or long kicks. 

Yes he kicks for length also and cleverly kicks a long sort of torp which covers the ground quickly. 

Robbie did not have any apparent weaknesses but there are a dozen pieces of play per match that I am certain Clarry does that even Robbie may not have been capable of inside the  hurly burly of midfielders skill set. 

That's  because Robbie played wing HFF and occasionally FP or perhaps a cameo in the centre. Granted he could find space in a phone box and was clever enough to go unchecked.

The Roles are different and both could/can go forward and kick goals which Clarry has added to his game.

We have to acknowledge also both players durability as neither have bulging physique.

Putting it in a word I would say Robbie is the Artist and Clarry is the Craftsman.

Both magnificent in full flight to watch.

Clarry  Will at the end of his career have influenced snd played in probably at least 2/3 times as many  wins snd of course through a wonderfully successful era. That does count for some credits over the journey.

I also believe that Clarry competes as fiercely for the ball like no other player has ever done in a red and blue jumper.

Watch him in the last quarter of a close game and he simply refuses to give his opponents a sniff if it's humanly possible.

Who will ever forget when he was tackled at the centre bounce in the third quarter of the GF by multiple Bulldogs and Daisy highlighted this action I'm getting his kick away towards CHF.

Similarly Robbies game at Western Oval in the last round of 1987 was so typical of his determination and skill as he hit the scoreboard after half time to ensure we won and played in the Finals after 23 years in the wilderness.

Take your pick both champions and either one is a winner as well as the fans at our Club having the privilege of watching either both or one of them. 

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I disagree Oliver's kicking is way behind Flower, Robbie was never rushed in is kicking always took that extra half second , Oliver still needs to take his time before kicking the pill he still has a tendency to rush it on the boot but he will get there.

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6 hours ago, demon3165 said:

I disagree Oliver's kicking is way behind Flower, Robbie was never rushed in is kicking always took that extra half second , Oliver still needs to take his time before kicking the pill he still has a tendency to rush it on the boot but he will get there.

Aww ... Dunno man.
True Olivers kickings alot better the last couple years but Flower would deliver lace out either foot.

Holy smokes.
If Flower was in todays side he'd be a phenomenon.

 

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