Lynch !!

tha8ball

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Oh East Melbourne!
That big pack mark warmed my soul. I expect him to fully repay the faith when it counts in this run to the finals. Kudos to the guy for playing every game off a very limited pre season.
 
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The_Celebrant

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Not sure contesting against Rioli and Bolton in the same pack is part of the world domination plan.
Agreed. This needs to be addressed.

The main reason there was a pack was because our crumbers were competing with him. And if Lynch had dropped it, there was no-one down to crumb it.

I think Geelong have a rule: 'only one forward flies at a time; the rest stay down'.

This may not seem like a big thing, but it is significant. Especially when Jack returns, the forwards must interact in a way that is predictable to and supportive of each other.
 
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Ian4

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Missing the sitter with that around the corner set shot 15m out... i wanted to strangle him. But at least he learned from it. However, I'm getting a bit frustrated by his flakiness. He needs Jack back.
 

BrisTiger24

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Missing the sitter with that around the corner set shot 15m out... i wanted to strangle him. But at least he learned from it. However, I'm getting a bit frustrated by his flakiness. He needs Jack back.

Don't forget his kick from 45 to win us the Port game. I reckon he is a smooth operator as a rule. Just some yips recently.
 

Ian4

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Don't forget his kick from 45 to win us the Port game. I reckon he is a smooth operator as a rule. Just some yips recently.
I don't think its the yips. its brain explosions. However, if Lynch thinks he has to kick it in that manner from 15m out, it shows a lack of confidence. It might well be a disease inficted on him from his Gold Coast days.
 

TigerMad

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For an ex Captain he does seem to lack composure.

Marked the short pass from Dusty in the square, then played on.
Kicked the goal, but had to cop the heavy tackle from a charging Saint.

Just unnecessary.

On the plus side it makes me feel that he will get smarter and better.
 

TigerFlag2017

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I don't think its the yips. its brain explosions. However, if Lynch thinks he has to kick it in that manner from 15m out, it shows a lack of confidence. It might well be a disease inficted on him from his Gold Coast days.
It is a product of confidence. If he was unrestricted, clunky marks all over the ground (like he is capable of) and the team was ******, we'd see his kicking improve. It will come together - hopefully in line with the rest of the team in coming weeks.

There are a lot of similarities to Prestia's first year (hopefully). Looked ordinary for the most part but his straps in the second half.
 

Punt n Brunton

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The return of Riewoldt will create even more opportunities for Lynch. The mere fact he's played every game is beyond expectations I had in the pre-season.
 
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craig

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For an ex Captain he does seem to lack composure.
Coming to the Tigers as a Marquee Million Dollar signing is a heavy burden to carry.

It crippled young Boyd at the Dogs but he paid for himself getting them a flag.

Tommy was never under pressure at the Suns no way known anywhere near the pressure he will be now be feelng at the RFC.

That pressure will come more from himself than anyone else.

He will deliver, its unrealistic to expect him to carry all before him on his arrival, post season ending knee injury and the way the ball comes into the 50 at times doesnt help him either.
 
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zippadeee

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Everyone couldn’t wait to see him and jack play together.
It hasn’t happened, they needed 10+ games to learn each other’s style.
He will be more of a player when jack gets back. Opposition players can’t double team him and leave jack alone Or visa versa.
Hopefully 7 games together on the G will bring out the best of both of them.
 
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caesar

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Happy Anniversary Tom, (sometime this week anway), 12 months since his PCL surgery, onwards and upwards from here:cool:
 
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lamb22

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I get the feeling he came to Richmond because of Jack and one reason was that he wouldn't be the pea in the pod and wear that expectation. Has done well. Should do better as part of a dynamic duo.
 

Rabbia

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I get the feeling he came to Richmond because of Jack and one reason was that he wouldn't be the pea in the pod and wear that expectation. Has done well. Should do better as part of a dynamic duo.
Yes the same thought had crossed my mind lamb.

We've had quite a few pleasant surprises this year, from Stack onwards. At the same time I've always been really keen to see how Jack and Lynch go together, after a suitable 'gelling in' period. Now we can get a real look at it, from here.

Fingers crossed against any further misadventure.