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Prestia !!

Punt n Brunton

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Sep 17, 2003
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I hope he has a first quarter like last year, where GWS were forced to move the tag from Dusty to Dion. It was the beginning of the end for GWS. Ignore Dion at your peril.
 
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FitenFitenWin

Listen to the thunder RFC
Jul 30, 2009
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I hope he has a first quarter like last year, where GWS were forced to move the tag from Dusty to Dion. It was the beginning of the end for GWS. Ignore Dion at your peril.
Should be primed to be his best tonight - just enough games under his belt to run the game out. Conditions will suit too.
 
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mainlandy

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Apr 27, 2004
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I must admit I was a little worried about him coming in the team after missing so much of the season, he wasn't quite himself against the Lions, which was to be expected, but after that he was fantastic for us. 14 possies and 2 crucial goals in the big one, well done Meatball.
 
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nikolasmia

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Not enough love for this guy, missed the whole regular season came back for finals and dominated.

What a superstar he is, and very much an unsung hero, big reason why we turned around our Centre clearance problems
 
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UKTiger

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Jul 11, 2010
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This is the man Lloyd said was not worth the money back at the end of 2016 and we should pick up kids and work on them. Dion proved him wrong and as a bonus we have picked up some good kids since
 
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zippadeee

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Oct 8, 2004
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This is the man Lloyd said was not worth the money back at the end of 2016 and we should pick up kids and work on them. Dion proved him wrong and as a bonus we have picked up some good kids since
Seriously Lloyd struggles to put a sentence together.
His only saving grace is that he has backed us to win it 2 years in a row.
 
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CarnTheTiges

This is a REAL tiger
Mar 8, 2004
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This is the man Lloyd said was not worth the money back at the end of 2016 and we should pick up kids and work on them. Dion proved him wrong and as a bonus we have picked up some good kids since
Lloyd is a knee jerk commentator. Gets a lot wrong, because he can’t look forward. To his credit, though, he owns his mistakes and will admit when he gets a call wrong, unlike many of his fellow commentators.
 
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toothless

Don't push me 'cos I'm close to the edge...
Aug 16, 2009
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Seriously Lloyd struggles to put a sentence together.
His only saving grace is that he has backed us to win it 2 years in a row.
He also said earlier this year Gold Coast could possibly win a flag before us
 

Dyer'ere

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Sep 21, 2004
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Ok.

So Richmond is weak at clearance. Well. Sit down. Chimp will usually zone. Form up to defend. Force the turnover and we rebound from HB.

But if it really matters Chimp will dominate clearance. And Chimp is really good at clearance. (Not like Clangerdog or Selhasbeen.) Chimp wipes his arse with these All Australians when the game is on. (See recent final.)

And much as I love Chimp I have to concede that the best clearance player at Richmond is Dion Prestia, when he's set to the task.

Did you read the *smile* blathering of the "Richmond can't clearance" fraternity?

Dion dispatches myths like this.

Half fit he can stop them or start us.

The most underrated player in the AFL. Dion Prestia.
 
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tigerdell

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Mar 29, 2014
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Ok.

So Richmond is weak at clearance. Well. Sit down. Chimp will usually zone. Form up to defend. Force the turnover and we rebound from HB.

But if it really matters Chimp will dominate clearance. And Chimp is really good at clearance. (Not like Clangerdog or Selhasbeen.) Chimp wipes his arse with these All Australians when the game is on. (See recent final.)

And much as I love Chimp I have to concede that the best clearance player at Richmond is Dion Prestia, when he's set to the task.

Did you read the *smile* blathering of the "Richmond can't clearance" fraternity?

Dion dispatches myths like this.

Half fit he can stop them or start us.

The most underrated player in the AFL. Dion Prestia.
Its always been a myth and a half truth.
Fake stats.

I reckon the numbers have been the same each year Since 17.
We lost overall clearances. That includes around the ground.
But we break even or win centre clearances.
Man on Man. 4 v 4
its a tiger party. Chimp Meatball Shedda Dusty and this year li,l Shai. Nank.
we win in the centre.

Other stoppages when its multi player we are typically outnumbered.
1 extra in defence.
plus more zoning off inboard.
The best the oppo can do is sky a quickie forward which we pick off.
The best we can do is a handball inboard and then we re off to the races.
We set up for this with numbers patrolling the rear and the square.

We give up 3 hack kicks by them for 1 incisive running play inside for us.

Less clearances. More shots on goal.

Dont believe the hype. We are better at clearances (we just get less)
 
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Coburgtiger

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If Dion comes in for a qualifying final, and we can't cover his lack of match fitness enough to win anyway, then that just means we're a side that needs Dion Prestia.

It's worth losing a qualifying final to get match fitness into Dion Prestia. That's how good he is.

We need him for the elimination finals that matter.

FWIW I don't think his inclusion would ever cost us a win. A Prestia at 60% is an upgrade on a Jack Ross at one hundred. But if it did, and that loss happened in QF, then it's worth it.

We're a good enough team to not just time our run for finals. We can time our run for the finals that matter.
Posted pre finals
 
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year of the tiger

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Mar 26, 2008
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Never gets spoken about in terms of being amongst the elite midfielders of the comp - but he should. Edwards too.

Apart from Dusty they downplay under value most of our players.

Mids Prestia, Edwards and Cotch don’t get the accolades they deserve - there’s a Brownlow, AA‘s and Best and Fairest in that group - they ignore Prestia, Cotch finally getting some as three time premiership capt and Bolton starting to get profile.

Same with our backs
 
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Brodders17

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Mar 21, 2008
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Ok.

So Richmond is weak at clearance. Well. Sit down. Chimp will usually zone. Form up to defend. Force the turnover and we rebound from HB.

But if it really matters Chimp will dominate clearance. And Chimp is really good at clearance. (Not like Clangerdog or Selhasbeen.) Chimp wipes his arse with these All Australians when the game is on. (See recent final.)

And much as I love Chimp I have to concede that the best clearance player at Richmond is Dion Prestia, when he's set to the task.

Did you read the *smile* blathering of the "Richmond can't clearance" fraternity?

Dion dispatches myths like this.

Half fit he can stop them or start us.

The most underrated player in the AFL. Dion Prestia.
A stat somewhere said our centre square clearance differential across the finals (+30 I think) was the most ever recorded.
 
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TigerMasochist

Walks softly carries a big stick.
Jul 13, 2003
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Apart from Dusty they downplay under value most of our players.
Yep. One star n a whole mob of dime a dozen *smile* role players :rotfl1 :rotfl1 :rotfl1
I love it when the experts start dribblin about star players n stats. Whenever I dribble that much crap I wipe my arse. Them experts just never seem to realise how much *smile* is dribblin down their chins.
 

tigerman

It's Tiger Time
Mar 17, 2003
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Ok.

So Richmond is weak at clearance. Well. Sit down. Chimp will usually zone. Form up to defend. Force the turnover and we rebound from HB.

But if it really matters Chimp will dominate clearance. And Chimp is really good at clearance. (Not like Clangerdog or Selhasbeen.) Chimp wipes his arse with these All Australians when the game is on. (See recent final.)

And much as I love Chimp I have to concede that the best clearance player at Richmond is Dion Prestia, when he's set to the task.

Did you read the *smile* blathering of the "Richmond can't clearance" fraternity?

Dion dispatches myths like this.

Half fit he can stop them or start us.

The most underrated player in the AFL. Dion Prestia.
Loving your work Captain Blood.

What a very astute move getting Dion to the RFC has been. He has battled his body the whole time he has been with us, we are so much better when he is in the side.

In no particular order, Meatball, Shedda and Nank.............a few handy inclusions just before the finals.
 
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