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Rhyan Mansell welcome to Tigerland

graystar1

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Bit surprised the AFL did not consider a review as the penalty was not severe enough.
That review could have then been extended to 4 weeks.
 

Jason King

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I dont get the lack of love for Rhyan as a player. He didnt do much wrong the other day. Then again I loved Jake King.

I understand we have Vlaus, Short and Gibcus and Nigel isnt better than those guys.
 
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lamb22

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I dont get the lack of love for Rhyan as a player. He didnt do much wrong the other day. Then again I loved Jake King.

I understand we have Vlaus, Short and Gibcus and Nigel isnt better than those guys.
I loved Jakey too but there is a world of difference. Jakey intimidated big blokes. Mansell gets swatted off by anyone with any size and instead picks on soft targets. Secondly Jake had an impact around the contest and with ball in hand. Mansell doesn't.
 
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I dont get the lack of love for Rhyan as a player. He didnt do much wrong the other day. Then again I loved Jake King.

I understand we have Vlaus, Short and Gibcus and Nigel isnt better than those guys.
I like Mansell as well but this suspension could really hurt his career with so many other young blokes pushing up for a spot. He may of just thrown away his last chance at AFL level but would be very happy to be wrong.
 
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Leysy Days

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Only 21 y.o, 15 games in and with a physique that's yet to furnish.

Wasn't great on the weekend but has some time to adapt to senior footy.
 
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CarnTheTiges

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I like Mansell as well but this suspension could really hurt his career with so many other young blokes pushing up for a spot. He may of just thrown away his last chance at AFL level but would be very happy to be wrong.
He was probably going to be dropped to make way for a returning established player in any case. I see him as the classical ‘depth’ player. Good enough for VFL and to fill in for injuries, but not best 22.
 
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tigerman

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I like Mansell, I like the way he plays. It might be wishful thinking, but I can see him continuing to develop into a solid AFL player.
I've noticed some improvement in his game, there's plenty of competition for a spot though.
 
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Brodders17

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I dont get the lack of love for Rhyan as a player. He didnt do much wrong the other day. Then again I loved Jake King.

I understand we have Vlaus, Short and Gibcus and Nigel isnt better than those guys.
Jake King was a seriously good footballer who wasnt fully appreciated because of how he looked, how he spoke, and how he acted on the field.
 
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tigerlove

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Hard to forget that one! BTW I was generalising regarding Mansell's tendency to give away free kicks and not a particular one during yesterdays game. There are times when you need a bit of a mongrel playing just like the Jake King days, blue collar workers with limits but useful at times
That chestnut again. Since his first 3 games, Mansell has given away less than 1 free a game. Tarrant this year 1.83, Grimes 1.25, Vlastuin 1, Miller 1. For a hardnut defender Mansell gives away no more frees than equivalent hardnuts. The reputation sticks purely as a result of his first 3 games at 2 frees against per game.
 

The Mole

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That chestnut again. Since his first 3 games, Mansell has given away less than 1 free a game. Tarrant this year 1.83, Grimes 1.25, Vlastuin 1, Miller 1. For a hardnut defender Mansell gives away no more frees than equivalent hardnuts. The reputation sticks purely as a result of his first 3 games at 2 frees against per game.
C’mon don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story. Melee didn’t do too much wrong and kept his man quiet. He is a reliable stopper but not offensive enough for our game plan.
 
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FitenFitenWin

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I love a bit of nasty in the forward half. A la Towner, a la Caddy. He's not a real clever kick but they do go straight. Could he be a SF?
 

Jason King

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Jake King was a seriously good footballer who wasnt fully appreciated because of how he looked, how he spoke, and how he acted on the field.
I loved Jakey. Thats putting it lightly. If only he was at his peak when we were in our flag window. The bikie stuff didnt help.
I loved Jakey too but there is a world of difference. Jakey intimidated big blokes. Mansell gets swatted off by anyone with any size and instead picks on soft targets. Secondly Jake had an impact around the contest and with ball in hand. Mansell doesn't.

He is very young still. Needs more time, I would give it to him if I were the club to be honest.
 
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tropicaltiger

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he's too small and he has limited ability in the air and on his opposite side
some some our boys who are missing out would slice him to bits if he manned em up in a game.
stack, sonsie, hugo, ross, dow and cumberland immediately spring to mind.
 
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