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David Astbury

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Loved what he brought last night. Showed more ability than I remember him having. But when you think about it - good teams ask players to contain the range of their abilities to focus on a role. I remember David Parkin saying his favourite player was Peter Dean, who was an unbelievable athlete but was happy to play within a really tight structure and let others get the headlines.
 

daniel30

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Dave last 3 finals were really solid having him there that big body gave us options yesterday switching Balta etc.Went on Hawkins and shut him down.
 
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MalenyTiger

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Yep in the final quarter his work on Hawkins was fantastic. It's so good to have players like Astbury and Balta who have so much flexibility in where they can be played. Was a masterstroke by Dimma last night.
 
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No fuss & underrated hugely but bottom line is DTLD is a Triple Premiership Richmond fullback.
What a rock he has become of our footy club. Great leader, great person & great player.
Bravo number 12, Dave Astbury.
 
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year of the tiger

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No fuss & underrated hugely but bottom line is DTLD is a Triple Premiership Richmond fullback.
What a rock he has become of our footy club. Great lead, great person & great player.
Bravo number 12, Dave Astbury.

When he was first drafted he was spoken highly of in character and skills - he does the number 12 proud.
 
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The_General

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When he was first drafted he was spoken highly of in character and skills - he does the number 12 proud.
I remember some story coming out some insiders night, about the first pre-season he had.

They were doing a bike ride - possibly up Mt Dandenong or maybe overseas somewhere. Dave had finished, but there was a group that were still going. So he rode down the hill, joined them and encouraged them until they got back to the top. That's from a first year player. There's on wonder we've had such a "good culture" when you draft that type of behaviours in.
 
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UKTiger

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No fuss & underrated hugely but bottom line is DTLD is a Triple Premiership Richmond fullback.
What a rock he has become of our footy club. Great leader, great person & great player.
Bravo number 12, Dave Astbury.
I think we are all happy the deal with GC or the Lions (I can't remember which) fell through and I bet Dave is too
 
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tigerman

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Dave Astbury, the quiet achiever, 210 pages in 10 years, Stack 236 pages in less than 2 years.
 
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