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David Astbury

5SKULL5

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David has been a ROCK back in defense.
Hope he has forgotten I called him Kamdyn at the 2017 B&F. I had been drinking to serious levels those few days.:p
 
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Sintiger

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Is he our most unsung hero of the last 4 years...?
We have a few. Some of the others like Grimes, Vlastuin, Nankervis, Houli and Lambert have got some well earned recognition but Dave is one of the most reliable key backs in the business and gets nothing.
So I would say yes
 
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Scoop

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I think Astbury is underrated as a thinking mans footballer. Everything you read about him off the ground screams leader and thinker. Has he purchased truckloads of regional land up near his home town? Farming life after footy beckons. It's funny, Dylan has the winery and lives for country life and so does Dave. So similar off the ground but distinctly different, same for being on the ground and playing style.

Absolutely goes under the radar. Until he's not out there, then we notice.
 
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Dont Argue

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I think Astbury is underrated as a thinking mans footballer. Everything you read about him off the ground screams leader and thinker. Has he purchased truckloads of regional land up near his home town? Farming life after footy beckons. It's funny, Dylan has the winery and lives for country life and so does Dave. So similar off the ground but distinctly different, same for being on the ground and playing style.

Absolutely goes under the radar. Until he's not out there, then we notice.
Difference is Dave is a real farmer.
And let’s Grimes know about it
 
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glenn downing

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I think that Astbury is out of contract at the end of next year (one of 23 players). Imo, he probably has a good 2-3 years left in him. It will be very interesting to see what the club does next year with new contracts for him and many others. Hopefully the club is already in preliminary talks with at least several of the 23 players, particularly Bolton and Vlastuin.
 
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marella jube

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Wish to acknowledge what a great job DTLD did with the AFLW jumper presentations. Wonderful representative of the club & quality person.
 
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Mr Brightside

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Not just on the turf but also off it I think DTLD( can somebody put that on Tshirts and bumper stickers ) is an amazingly in the shadows type of great influence on the RFC
 
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Baloo

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I'll never forget the look of fear in Toby Greene's eyes when Dave grabbed him by the collar and had some quiet words with him. The only time I think I've seen that grab look scared.
 
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tigerman

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I found DTLD on page 11, he's too good to be back there.

The ABC had a great interview with Dave on Saturday. He's very articulate, and quite funny, he showed a lot of love for Nank.

From about the 34 minute mark.

 
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AngryAnt

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DTLD is great. At the game was sitting with a bunch of Bulldogs supporters, whenever Dave marked it I screamed out "DOWN THE LINE DAVE, GO DOWN THE LINE"

and he did
 
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angle ankle

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I found DTLD on page 11, he's too good to be back there.

The ABC had a great interview with Dave on Saturday. He's very articulate, and quite funny, he showed a lot of love for Nank.

From about the 34 minute mark.


.thks-great listen...is it possible to be any more proud of our boys?
 
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Tenacious

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I found DTLD on page 11, he's too good to be back there.

The ABC had a great interview with Dave on Saturday. He's very articulate, and quite funny, he showed a lot of love for Nank.

From about the 34 minute mark.


That was great - thanks for the tip