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Dustin Martin

Baloo

Delisted Free Agent
Nov 8, 2005
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Yeah right. We will of just come off another Premiership to make our run 6 Premierships in 8 years. The AFL will give us nothing by way of comp.
 
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achillesjones

"just kick it to Royce"
Apr 19, 2004
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If Dusty were to go to another club it would be the saddest day of my football life. It is real love we all have for this SUPERSTAR.
 
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tigerdell

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It's an interesting prospect. The one thing he has never done is be super fit.

Yes, he works exceptionally hard and is in elite condition but there's always been an element of ying and yang in his lifestyle which prevents getting to the really upper echelon aerobically.

He's just about at the end of the line for peak physicality so it would be great to see him explore that while he can. It also wouldn't do his hopes of longevity any harm to try and play a bit lighter from this stage on. The odds are against him going on past his early 30s at the mid 90s he has been getting around at for the past couple of years.

As for the Sydney stuff, it wouldn't surprise me. Life is pretty hard for him in Melbourne.
Every year he works on a specific improvement. One year (was it 2019 or last year?) he had worked on his overhead marking. Cant remember there being any change to his game.
Sounds like pre season puff.
Dusty getting better is mouth watering but realistically its small bikkies.
 

tigerdell

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If Dusty were to go to another club it would be the saddest day of my football life. It is real love we all have for this SUPERSTAR.
My guess it becomes about legacy.
Can he keep winning premierships?
In 3 to 4 years the swans will have a reasonable top 8 team.
But we will have Shai, Balta, Ross, Dow and 2 Riolis.
Reckon we will be going alright

And he can move to Sydney when he retires. Or somewhere overseas.
 
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achillesjones

"just kick it to Royce"
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He could swan around the club like Richo after he retires and still earn his keep. His charisma is gold for marketing.
 
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maisie928

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Aug 10, 2020
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Yeah, he can't go anywhere without attention and he doesn't enjoy it so he avoids doing it. Someone like Warne would just pop into a supermarket around the corner because he thrives on the attention but someone like Dustin chooses an apartment in a building that is predominantly asian residents because they have no interest in him.
It must feel pretty claustrophobic at times. If this Sydney Swans talk is just Ralph Carr nonsense, it sounds like Dusty might leave Melbourne once his playing career is over.
 
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spook

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Jun 18, 2007
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Every year he works on a specific improvement. One year (was it 2019 or last year?) he had worked on his overhead marking. Cant remember there being any change to his game.
Sounds like pre season puff.
Dusty getting better is mouth watering but realistically its small bikkies.
His overhead marking has definitely improved.
 
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Total Tiger

Tiger Champion
Apr 13, 2009
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Is this Ralph. .... being Ralph, doing a little bit of mischief to get a few extra years tacked on?
Maybe we wake one morning to the news that Dustin is a Tiger for Life..... again!

dude's just doing his job. Expect plenty of articles like this in the next few years
 

ToraToraTora

Two outta three ain't bad.
Mar 21, 2005
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Win us another one and I will begrudgingly let him go. Win us 5 and I'll chip in for airport taxi.
 
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