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Lynch !!

momentai

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The very fact that Duursma ran 100m to give Lynch a serve shows just how much he gets into the heads of our opposition. I loved it when he did that as I saw that Lynch was a serious threat to them regardless of if he played well or not because they were targetting him. You don't target a player you don't rate. We don't do that sort of crap because we know we don't need to. I'm sure Lynch would have noted how much effort they were willing to put in just to have a go at him, and enjoyed it too.

As for captain, I would tend towards Vlastuin although Jack Graham has potential, just needs to really cement his place in the upper echelons of the playing group. Dustin Martin I can't see as captain as he would just find the crap around the role to be irritating and likely bore him to tears, why irritate him, leave him in his current position as ridiculously great player and on-field leader without any of the other crap.

I like the idea of a slightly younger player becoming captain as it means they can be captain for a long time which I think has been a great benefit with Cotchin.

DS
Big V has been great but his history with concussion injuries is troubling. It is a cumulative injury with its impact lasting well beyond retirement.
Richmonds care for its own is at the centre of our success. The possibility that he will take an early retirement in the not too distant future would sadden, but not disappoint.

Lynch would be a solid choice, but maybe Shedda the better one. Graham before at least 5-6 others .. no thanks.

I think those dismissing Dusty as an option have it wrong. He is the best player and best on field leader of any club in living memory, and he is both fit and at the top of his game.
He has done very well with the media. He is cool and direct and doesn’t lie. Just because he didn’t spend time in private school doesn’t mean he lacks the skill and confidence to take on the off field stuff, and succeed at that also.

His close friend Cotch is there to help.
It’s Time.
 
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DavidSSS

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I have no doubt Dusty could handle the captaincy and the media, I reckon he is way smarter than he lets on. I just reckon he would find dealing with such idiots too tiresome, he strikes me as someone who doesn't suffer fools very well.

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Big V has been great but his history with concussion injuries is troubling. It is a cumulative injury with its impact lasting well beyond retirement.
Richmonds care for its own is at the centre of our success. The possibility that he will take an early retirement in the not too distant future would sadden, but not disappoint.

Lynch would be a solid choice, but maybe Shedda the better one. Graham before at least 5-6 others .. no thanks.

I think those dismissing Dusty as an option have it wrong. He is the best player and best on field leader of any club in living memory, and he is both fit and at the top of his game.
He has done very well with the media. He is cool and direct and doesn’t lie. Just because he didn’t spend time in private school doesn’t mean he lacks the skill and confidence to take on the off field stuff, and succeed at that also.

His close friend Cotch is there to help.
It’s Time.
I'm not sure why you'd replace a captain who is 30 with one who is 29. Vlastuin is the obvious pick and while yes, concussion is a thing, I wouldn't be retiring him just yet.
 
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Mustn't forget Lynch played with a broken hand for much of last year. It's no wonder his contested marking numbers (& goals) declined.
His key forward role was no less important though in crunching countless packs a game & bringing the ball to ground.
Won't surprise one bit if he has a better 2021. Key factor in our push for another flag.
 
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I was under the impression players voted on a captain every year, and Cotchin continued to win the yearly vote, or was this just for the leadership group around him?

Either way, I think we’ve got such a tight-knit group and culture that anyone would be embraced in the role by the players. A younger pick would be well-supported.

The captain-coach relationship implicates Dimma’s long-term coaching plans though.

A younger pick might be a positive indication that Dimma is already keen to coach through the next wave of talent after his current senior crop have retired, whereas a Shane Edwards-type pick might be an indication he still wants to wait and see. Dimma mightn’t yet know, whereas it seems Trent may soon be looking around for the next captain to mentor on his way out.

The ideal succession scenario is Trent feeling comfortable performing for another couple of years so there’s no rush. Sustained success and impressive youth are our best chance at keeping Dimma on for the next wave, so we need to continue winning premierships and develop a number of quality young leaders. Simple!
 
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Back in 2012, when Newman gave plenty of notice that he would be relinquishing his captaincy after being appointed in 2009, perhaps most of us would’ve picked Trent on football ability, but in hindsight it was his values and the type of person he is that really made him a great captain.

We can’t split all these future leaders without knowing them up close pretty well.

I’d love to see Graham, Ross, or any other young guy with great values have a truly standout year like Trent did in 2012... but if not, we don’t need our next captain to be a Brownlow medallist, we just need them to be a quality leader.

We’ve certainly got plenty of those.
i don't reckon Brett would agree with the first statement!!
 
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momentai

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The story this morning about concussion and Shane Tuck is deeply disturbing. Surely now the AFL will insist the tribunal gets real with cases like Dangers (I believe deliberate) hit on NV.
In time the Shane Tuck research should also cause the AFL to consider some sort of licensing system to exercise greater control over the decision making around letting a player who has suffered from concussion, return to the game.
The story is on the channel 9 website, and for professional footballers is as big a story as is Covid.
 

The Big Richo

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AFL Captain's polling on who from another club will win the Coleman.

8 Hawkins, 4 Dixon, 2 Cameron, 2 Daniher, 1 Papley, 1 Franklin.

Someone on here did once suggest our Tom isn't that popular with his opponents. :rolleyes:
 

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AFL Captain's polling on who from another club will win the Coleman.

8 Hawkins, 4 Dixon, 2 Cameron, 2 Daniher, 1 Papley, 1 Franklin.

Someone on here did once suggest our Tom isn't that popular with his opponents. :rolleyes:

True - but we spread the snags around these days so hard for any one forward to collect bags
 

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AFL Captain's polling on who from another club will win the Coleman.

8 Hawkins, 4 Dixon, 2 Cameron, 2 Daniher, 1 Papley, 1 Franklin.

Someone on here did once suggest our Tom isn't that popular with his opponents. :rolleyes:
What! No Castagna!
 
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None of the AFL captains had Lynch winning the goal kicking this season

Who do you think will win the 2021 Coleman Medal?
8 – Tom Hawkins (Geelong)

4 – Charlie Dixon (Port Adelaide)

2 – Jeremy Cameron (Geelong), Joe Daniher (Brisbane Lions)

1 – Tom Papley (Sydney Swans), Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)

How the hell can anyone vote Lynch below Daniher, Franklin?
 
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Quickdraw

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None of the AFL captains had Lynch winning the goal kicking this season

Who do you think will win the 2021 Coleman Medal?
8 – Tom Hawkins (Geelong)

4 – Charlie Dixon (Port Adelaide)

2 – Jeremy Cameron (Geelong), Joe Daniher (Brisbane Lions)

1 – Tom Papley (Sydney Swans), Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)

How the hell can anyone vote Lynch below Daniher, Franklin?
They're morons?

Seriously, I'm tipping Tommy to have a very good year.
 

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None of the AFL captains had Lynch winning the goal kicking this season

Who do you think will win the 2021 Coleman Medal?
8 – Tom Hawkins (Geelong)

4 – Charlie Dixon (Port Adelaide)

2 – Jeremy Cameron (Geelong), Joe Daniher (Brisbane Lions)

1 – Tom Papley (Sydney Swans), Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)

How the hell can anyone vote Lynch below Daniher, Franklin?
I hope Joe the Goose does a Terry Keays on the Bears.
 

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How's he going?
Not quite back to his best by a long shot although was up against one of the comp's best key defenders in Weitering. Tom is also an elite player but the honours went to Weitering on the night for sure.
His work rate is there no doubt which Dimma would be happy with & it's is helping us win but my biggest concern tbh is that his contested marking seems to have deserted him a little. I notice he's still got strapping on that troublesome finger & I hope it's not going to continue to be an issue for him. Tom is at his best when he's crunching packs & clunking marks. Hopefully takes a step forward next week.
 
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How's he going?
Not quite back to his best by a long shot although was up against one of the comp's best key defenders in Weitering. Tom is also an elite player but the honours went to Weitering on the night for sure.
His work rate is there no doubt which Dimma would be happy with & it's is helping us win but my biggest concern tbh is that his contested marking seems to have deserted him a little. I notice he's still got strapping on that troublesome finger & I hope it's not going to continue to be an issue for him. Tom is at his best when he's crunching packs & clunking marks. Hopefully takes a step forward next week.
I thought he had a shocker to be honest. Dropped a lot of marks he should have taken and looked quite slow.

Hopefully he just needs time to build fitness and touch and in a few weeks will be back to this best.
 

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How's he going?
Not quite back to his best by a long shot although was up against one of the comp's best key defenders in Weitering. Tom is also an elite player but the honours went to Weitering on the night for sure.
His work rate is there no doubt which Dimma would be happy with & it's is helping us win but my biggest concern tbh is that his contested marking seems to have deserted him a little. I notice he's still got strapping on that troublesome finger & I hope it's not going to continue to be an issue for him. Tom is at his best when he's crunching packs & clunking marks. Hopefully takes a step forward next week.
I think his finger might be still bothering, missed a couple of marks that he'd normally one grab.
 
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Weitering did a number on him last year round 1 too from memory. Anyway not overly fussed - this bloke just needs to play a role now and be firing when it counts at the pointy end.
 
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