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Sydney Stack

tigerman

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Mar 17, 2003
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There's no doubt it comes down to fitness more than anything with Syd. Talent has never been the issue. He'll get found out again at AFL level pretty quickly if he can't run out games. The 2020 performances were close to embarressing. Probably should have been dropped a lot earlier than he was but Coach kept hoping he'd discover the match fitness & persevered. It didn't eventuate.:oops:
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Syd let himself down in his preparation for the 2020 pre-season, the club let him and the players who had busted a gut down too. On the back of how he returned after the xmas break he didn't deserve to get a game in those first few games.
I love Syd's story and desperately want him to fulfil his potential, but I hope he is made to earn his recall to AFL footy.
 
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tigerman

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In 2019 he played with a chip on his shoulder so big an angry swarm of mad seagulls couldn’t remove.

Has he lost his chip?
I saw little signs in the VFL last week that he is getting that chip back, he threw his weight around a bit. It might only be a potato peel at the moment, but that chip isn't far away.
 
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BillyJean17

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One thing that was very noticeable to me about Syd was the decline is his ball handling in his second year. In his debut season his ball handling was outstanding, the next season he fumbled the ball a hell of a lot.
A small sample size, but I thought Syd showed those year one clean hands against Casey on the weekend, especially when he went into the midfield.
I hope he keeps playing on the ball, it will be great for his fitness, and ball handling and he seems to love it.
Unique factors though, covid interruptions, sec year blues , here’s hoping he has learnt a thing or two , build some confidence , start killing it at vfl and see him return to afl action, there’s a couple a slots open
 
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Dont Argue

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Jun 26, 2018
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Happy 21st birthday Sydney.
Hope you find happiness and success.
And selfishly, form
 
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sausage_meat69

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i watched stackman live in 2020 and he never embarrassed himself oldy.

he didnt recapture 2019, but i have no doubt 2nd year blues were exacerbated in hub iso.

i clearly recall being joyous at one game on Metricon (brisbane?), when he gut glided and impacted several contests, spewed, and did it again.

it was pure '19 and it brought me to my feet to profess my love for stackman.

i beleive he will be our story of 2021.

hes the player we find
He actually started the year quite well but let himself down during the break. If there was ever an excuse for second year blues...
 
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kiwitiger

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i watched stackman live in 2020 and he never embarrassed himself oldy.

he didnt recapture 2019, but i have no doubt 2nd year blues were exacerbated in hub iso.

i clearly recall being joyous at one game on Metricon (brisbane?), when he gut glided and impacted several contests, spewed, and did it again.

it was pure '19 and it brought me to my feet to profess my love for stackman.

i beleive he will be our story of 2021.

hes the player we find

i think a lot of it was between the ears .

in 19 he had a confident arrogance , give it to me , i want the ball , i can do anything,

in 2020 he seemed to develop a fear of making a mistake after making a few and he lost his mojo ,

I remember that game against brisbane ,our midfield was depleted , he and bolton were taking it out of the middle as we touched them up and it looked like he had turned the corner
 
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AngryAnt

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Let's not gloss over it, his fitness last year was terrible. He couldn't get to contests, it was bad to watch. Hopefully he's putting in the hard work now so we might see him sometime this season.
 
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zippadeee

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Oct 8, 2004
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Its his 21st birthday day.
But he still looks like he hasn't grown up yet.
No wonder no club besides us picked him up.
He needs to stop with the Instagram shiit and pull his finger out otherwise his short career will be over in October.
 
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sausage_meat69

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Oct 28, 2005
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Its his 21st birthday day.
But he still looks like he hasn't grown up yet.
No wonder no club besides us picked him up.
He needs to stop with the Instagram shiit and pull his finger out otherwise his short career will be over in October.
Were you your mature self and doyen of the community at 21? Give him a break. Kids are different these days. They have to have a life outside of footy and unfortunately/fortunately social media is the life blood of this generation. You'd prefer it to not be public but at least the club can check his pulse through it.

Foster the creativity and embrace the imperfections. Isn't that what got us here?
 
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craig

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In 2019 he played with a chip on his shoulder so big an angry swarm of mad seagulls couldn’t remove.

Has he lost his chip?
Yep cos he proved himself and I think he was somewhat happy with his new found status and thought he'd made it.

2019 Stack was essential stuff he was amazing.

2019 Syd IS the player we need back this year he gives us even more skill, a harder edge and flexibility.

I really loved what he brought to the Tigers in 2019 a touch of swag, energy and a gifted kid who walked the walk.

He hardly lost a contest.

He was one of an essential few that significantly impacted and helped keep our season alive in that first half of the year.
 
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deedee

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Its his 21st birthday day.
But he still looks like he hasn't grown up yet.
No wonder no club besides us picked him up.
He needs to stop with the Instagram shiit and pull his finger out otherwise his short career will be over in October.
I'm 54 and still haven't grown up, it does take a few off us a little extra time.
 
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Althom

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Its his 21st birthday day.
But he still looks like he hasn't grown up yet.
No wonder no club besides us picked him up.
He needs to stop with the Instagram shiit and pull his finger out otherwise his short career will be over in October.
21st Birthday.
Got completely and utterly wasted? Tick
Drove drunk? Tick
Crashed car? Tick
Puked on self? Tick
Ignoring the issue of plastering himself all over social media I'd say Stack's behaviour was pretty well exemplary.
All he's got to do now is get himself fitter and let his football do the talking (if that's what he really wants).
 
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eZyT

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Jun 28, 2019
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Our Stackman is only a fortnight to a month away on todays VFL showing.

hes got the fire back too. hit the ground running after a ripper H&S, and got up from a blue laughing.

kicked a neat goal in the last, when the haters reckon he should be well and truly out of petrol.

just went back and slotted it from a 45.

hes bouncing around like hes better than everyone else, which he is.
 
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