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Shane Edwards

frickenel

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When you look at the defensive write up and you see Geelong and Collingwood listed in the top 4, you realise just how far ahead we are in this part of the field.

Rance, Grimes, Vlasstuin, Houli.... 3 All Australians and one who should have been.

Astbury massively under rated as is Broad, partly because of how much flexibility he gives us.

Geelongs main stay is the guy who looks like Frankenstein and faces the opposite direction every time the ball enters their defensive zone.

Collingwood, who have a stack of average performers, and then when one goes down with injury, everybody over rates the loss, not taking into consideration that the player in replacing them is at about the same average level.
 

TigerFlag2017

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Looking at the team of the century candidates got me thinking.

Who will have the greater legacy at RFC - Shane Edwards or Brett Deledio?
 

TigerMasochist

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Looking at the team of the century candidates got me thinking.

Who will have the greater legacy at RFC - Shane Edwards or Brett Deledio?
Ooooh. Fill in Captain when everyone else was falling off the perch. Ball movement n gap finding superb. Quality finals performances n two flags. Gotta be the Shed
 
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daniel30

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Shedda by a mile Lids never stood up in finals for me and in big games went missing.
 
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craig

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Looking at the team of the century candidates got me thinking.

Who will have the greater legacy at RFC - Shane Edwards or Brett Deledio?
Shane that's a simple one to answer now for me with 2 (hopefully 3 flags) and his leadership and on field, and the mentoring of the Aboriginal Lads and the kids at the Institute.

Holds a bigger stake as a leader at the RFC than those outside of it would realise.

Bretts greatest influence was his decision to actually leave.

Had Brett not actually left we would not have had the ability to bring in Nank, Caddy and Dion along with drafting Graham, which was the move that effectively helped the RFC to the rise in 17 and ultimately the flag.
 
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Sintiger

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Shedda by a mile Lids never stood up in finals for me and in big games went missing.
2013 final he had 24 possessions, 2014 he had 29 and 2015 he had 17. Shedda had 12, 11 and 8 in the corresponding games. We also forget that our winning record with Lids playing was superior to when he didn’t and used to be commented on. Post Richo and before Dusty’s emergence Lids was our best player, that he didn’t stand up in big games is a myth that has been debunked on this site quite a few times.
That being said Shedda has since played very well in finals and is of course a dual premiership player but we shouldn’t rewrite history
 
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TigerFlag2017

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Shedda has clearly aged well and his body has held together (touch wood), giving him a clear advantage now. No sleight intended on Lids, it is simply the beneficial legacy of two premierships that many of the current team has.
 
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tigerman

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I love everything that Shedda has become, the player, the leader, the mentor and the person.
 
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UKTiger

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I just went back to mid 2017 on this thread and most comments said Shed is useless and should be delisted. Fast forward three months and all of a sudden Shed is now the best thing since sliced bread. Amazing how many of us suddenly realised that the new game plan matches Sheds skills so well and people suddenly see the 'didn't see' sleight of hand, running through gaps that weren't there and selfless play. Now even the most ardent detractors realise Sheds value.
 
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Ossie

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I just went back to mid 2017 on this thread and most comments said Shed is useless and should be delisted. Fast forward three months and all of a sudden Shed is now the best thing since sliced bread. Amazing how many of us suddenly realised that the new game plan matches Sheds skills so well and people suddenly see the 'didn't see' sleight of hand, running through gaps that weren't there and selfless play. Now even the most ardent detractors realise Sheds value.
Totally agree about the game plan UKT. Saw bits of our 2016 games vs the Pies (Grundy's late goal) and the Swans (Lloydy's posr-siren goal) on Fox Footy and our gameplan was just horrible (as we knew). Chip backwards or sideways at all costs. The frantic ball movement nowhere to be seen. The current gameplan suits Shedda perfectly and he is brilliant to watch. Lids was a great servant, but Shedda has him covered.
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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Edwards 13 seasons, Deledio 12; Edwards a late maturer, Deledio a star from his first year.

I love the player Edwards has become in the past two-and-a-bit seasons, and you could make a case that it's been as good as any equivalent period from Deledio (although very different in style). But over the duration of their careers there is no contest.
 
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Dont Argue

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No contest.
Edwards has played in 2 Premiership teams and featured in the best 6 players for most final games between 2017/19.
That is what history will reflect and supporters will remember.
Delidio will be in the Wayne Campbell basket of past great players. Uncomfortable conversations and split loyalties.
 
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