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Bachar Houli, Thank You

Scoop

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Getting Bash & Grigg was the first signs we were coming good.

And they were both slammed on PRE.
 
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royce67

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I think it speaks volumes that Essendon have put it on record that letting Bach go was their greatest mistake in recent times. Be hard pressed to get a bigger steal, absolute legend of the RFC.
Teasdale, Roberts and Jackson is still too recent for many of us...
 
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bullus_hit

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Getting Bash & Grigg was the first signs we were coming good.

And they were both slammed on PRE.
I certainly didn't, thought it was brilliant recruiting, even the Bombers supporters were agitated. Grigg for Collins caused a bit of a stir, I think that was put to bed after a season.
 
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Tenacious

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He'll certainly be missed. Will be very different not seeing him out there next season.

Each year we’re losing great players incl our premiership legends like Rance, Grigg, Brando, Dave and of course Bachar.
We‘ll never ever forget them. (At a pinch I can still name every Tiger premiership player - in position - since ‘67)
At the same time it’s akin to nature and life in general. There has to be ongoing rejuvenation.
C’est la vie and all that.
 
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Brodders17

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I certainly didn't, thought it was brilliant recruiting, even the Bombers supporters were agitated. Grigg for Collins caused a bit of a stir, I think that was put to bed after a season.
Griggs for Collin caused a stir? surely not for anyone who knows their football.
 
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The Big Richo

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I think it's easy to blur reality in the afterglow of success.

For me, Houli's worth was still in question up until 2017. He always had the tools but he struggled to get comfortable with the physicality of the game.

It was documented in Marshall's book that the coach questioned his hardness during 2016. For me, he found a way to be better in that area and that made him a more complete player, and took his game to another level.
 
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MD Jazz

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I think it's easy to blur reality in the afterglow of success.

For me, Houli's worth was still in question up until 2017. He always had the tools but he struggled to get comfortable with the physicality of the game.

It was documented in Marshall's book that the coach questioned his hardness during 2016. For me, he found a way to be better in that area and that made him a more complete player, and took his game to another level.
I think Chocco is the one who is credited with working with Houli on this aspect?
 

123cups

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I don't have anything to add to this thread, I just saw Bachar's name pop up and wanted to say he's a legend.

That's all, continue as you were.
 
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TigerFlag2017

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Did anyone see the Khawaja "incident" where they put away the champagne to include him in the celebrations - and think of Bachar?

I believe he has had a profound impact on Australian sport's culture. Deserves a statute next to KB one day (celebrating his goal in the 2017 GF).
 
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TigerForce

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Did anyone see the Khawaja "incident" where they put away the champagne to include him in the celebrations - and think of Bachar?

I believe he has had a profound impact on Australian sport's culture. Deserves a statute next to KB one day (celebrating his goal in the 2017 GF).
I sort of want him back...
 
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