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Ivan Soldo

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May 16, 2007
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The Legend of Soldo

Books of epic proportions will be written about this giant man. Movies made. Video games produced.
 
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year of the tiger

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Mar 26, 2008
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So awesome. If it wasn’t for Pickett he was the story of the grand final. Development triumph for our club
Watched the replay last night for the first time properly and Soldo was enormous in that game, the best ruck game I have seen since, since ....................... grigga :)

Agree this storey has gone under the radar for sure. Question, is Soldo the best young developing ruck in the league at the moment?
 
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bairdy380

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Still crazy days that "Soldo" and "Premiership ruckman" are in the same sentence... never, ever saw that coming
 
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zippadeee

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He has shown so much improvement its hard to believe.
If he wasnt a richmond player, he would be spoken about.
 
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TT33

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Remember the hype last year about USA man Cox & how good he was etc. All after 1 good game, before & since he's been completely underwhelming.
Ivan on the other hand has has a far greater impact after about the same time in the game as Cox, I know who I'd rather have playing for me in the next 5 - 8 years. So do the mugpies, after all they tried to offload Cox & even the Bummers knocked him back.
 
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frickenel

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Jul 30, 2003
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Could you see ok ?
Actually it seems that Mr and Mrs Soldo saved all the good stuff for Ivan when he was conceived. The others were all normal sized, unlike Brad Ottens sister Shelly who is pretty tall. She struck up a conversation with me in a pub one night by giving her name. I straight away asked if she was related to Brad Ottens (he'd just crossed to Geelong that summer). She said no, and i then proceeded to reel off his history ie time in NT, coming from SA and other stats and she goes "OMG, you're not one of those footy stalkers are you"?

I said "Yeth - do you want a date"?

Thats didn't go well.
 
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Sintiger

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Watched the replay last night for the first time properly and Soldo was enormous in that game, the best ruck game I have seen since, since ....................... grigga :)

Agree this storey has gone under the radar for sure. Question, is Soldo the best young developing ruck in the league at the moment?
He could be. Maybe that guy from Adelaide. Can’t think of his name ..O’Brien ? The guy who kept Jacobs out.
 
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aoc1974

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Hats off to Soldo who came across and seemed interacted genuinely with everyone.


The more I hear and see of Ivan the more I like him...... he appears totally invested in the club and how we operate. Don't know him from a bar of soap, but he comes across as such a humble and respectful fella.

I can only speak for myself in saying I never thought he'd make the grade. Probably proves that the majority of us supporters don't really have a clue what's going on behind the scenes.

It's a testament to both our development system and his personal drive to be where he's at right now and I'm looking forward to this year and beyond...:)
 
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CarnTheTiges

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Mar 8, 2004
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The more I hear and see of Ivan the more I like him...... he appears totally invested in the club and how we operate. Don't know him from a bar of soap, but he comes across as such a humble and respectful fella.

I can only speak for myself in saying I never thought he'd make the grade. Probably proves that the majority of us supporters don't really have a clue what's going on behind the scenes.

It's a testament to both our development system and his personal drive to be where he's at right now and I'm looking forward to this year and beyond...:)
I didn’t think Soldo would get there either. I think he filled in for Nank once in 2017, we did win , but I said thank God Nank is coming back, because this bloke can’t do the job.
 

Harry

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Mar 2, 2003
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He's our no.1 ruck and reckon Nank will find himself in and out of the team depending on match ups.

Hope he keeps the mo as it really suits him.
 
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UKTiger

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Jul 11, 2010
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I seem to remember that a few years ago only big Ivan thought that little Ivan would make it at AFL and he has been proven right. Now little Ivan has gone one better than his cousin and got himself a premiership medal.
 

Letsroar

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May 19, 2014
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The number one ruck spot is his for the taking

Will be interesting to see if he takes it or happy to be number 2

His problem is if he chooses the later than CCJ May pass him bye very quickly
 

CarnTheTiges

This is a REAL tiger
Mar 8, 2004
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Victoria
I seem to remember that a few years ago only big Ivan thought that little Ivan would make it at AFL and he has been proven right. Now little Ivan has gone one better than his cousin and got himself a premiership medal.
There are stories that when Ivan MKII first arrived at the club Mark Williams had to teach him how to kick, because he had no idea.