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Lynch !!

Ridley

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yep. He's been moving like C3P0 all year. Classic *smile* knee huge turning circle (maybe Andrew Raines was carrying a pair of torn menisci his whole career?)

sounds crazy, but CCJ could make us better.
Yes C3PO is it ezy. I was thinking 75 year old giraffe but C3PO nails it.
 

eZyT

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Yes C3PO is it ezy. I was thinking 75 year old giraffe but C3PO nails it.


yeah Giraffes stay pretty nimble until about 80.

they'de generally run rings around c3Po.

pretty big rings.

by analogy was designed to implicate Jake Aarts as R2D2 also
 
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It's a fascinating question. One of my favourite things to do used to be to try and read other club's players injuries, as there's obviously some advantage to be had from that at times.

Assuming there hasn't been an impact to the knee we're not aware of, they have either taken this into the season or it has suffered a pretty significant degradation so far.

If we assume it was the former, which I feel more likely, then it has either degraded to the point where he can no longer manage to play through it, or they have decided his performance is being impacted so much that it is pointless playing through it, or they have decided there is no longer enough value in him playing to justify the decision to not repair now.

My money is on number three, my guess is they don't feel we can win the flag with the current output from Lynch, so it is worth rolling the dice on repairing his knee, in the hope that he will get back and the side will have done enough to create a window of opportunity for success that he can then impact.

I'd describe this as a fixture based surgery.

Great analysis, that makes a lot of sense.

They also know CJ is knocking the door down in the VFL, so the expected difference in output between CJ and a limited Lynch over the next 6 weeks could’ve make that an easier decision.

To VFL watchers, has CJ been playing more forward in recent weeks? It seems they were preparing for this likely situation.
 
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The Big Richo

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Really?
that makes me so damn angry at Dimma!
Apart from the 3 or premierships, what has this guy done for us?

A couple of 100kg plus guys charging each other and launching is always a recipe for pain.

I don't think Lynch did any centre bounces though did he? That's where the risk is highest, particularly for knees. Around the ground you can get nice and close and avoid the front on run and jump action which is hugely dangerous.

There's a reason Astbury goes around the edge of the circle and then into their side when he rucks. ;)
 

seven

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I thought it was the other knee?
Who’s the doctor? Dr Nick Riviera?
 
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Benny said today the surgery wasn't a surprise & they've been managing the injury. Might explain his l
lower output. Full credit to Tom for providing such a contest despite carrying a sore knee.
 
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seven

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Montagna says he wont be a big out for Richmond as his input this season has been poor.
King hit back and said he's been involved in 40% of Richmonds goals.
 
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tigertim

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Montagna says he wont be a big out for Richmond as his input this season has been poor.
King hit back and said he's been involved in 40% of Richmonds goals.
Yeah but..you know...hmmm...
 

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Yeah, little Joey replied with "but they have players that can easily replace him". Gerard changed topic.
 

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Benny said today the surgery wasn't a surprise & they've been managing the injury. Might explain his l
lower output. Full credit to Tom for providing such a contest despite carrying a sore knee.
It explains so much why he was a bit down on performance. I hope playing him injured will not have a long term effect on Tom as he is too valuable. Still his injury will give us the chance to see what CCJ has got in AFL
 

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Yeah, little Joey replied with "but they have players that can easily replace him". Gerard changed topic.
Joey is as they say in the USA MilkToast and a light weight.

He is also suspiciously looking like another Richmond hater.
 

craig

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It explains so much why he was a bit down on performance. I hope playing him injured will not have a long term effect on Tom as he is too valuable. Still his injury will give us the chance to see what CCJ has got in AFL
No the layoff will help him.

He's gonna carry us towards September like he carried us in 2019.

Unless we lose the next few games then we are shot to buggery.
 
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