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Sydney Stack

caesar

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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.
I were at our VFL game today with TazTiger and Tigers Of Old where the boys were smashed by 80 points. Syd was pretty close to our best and even more pleasing tried his guts out all day so promising signs.
 
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Harry

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All he needs to show is that he can run oit games. We all know he can play.
 
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Spirit of Jack

Only a Tiger premiership can make 2020 a good year
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We are a better side with a fit and firing Stack. He has elite skills and is as hard as a cats head. I hope that 2021 becomes his redemption story and that he plays in a Tigers premiership team.
 
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123cups

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Usually it’s not worthwhile to make excuses for someone, but the pandemic has been a major, crazy factor in disrupting Sydney’s inspiring rise after only 12 months in the system.

If he‘s able to build a long and successful career, he‘ll positively impact the lives of many other young men in a similar position to him, and as he gets older he’ll increasingly appreciate how powerful and fulfilling such an influence can be. I believe it’s firmly in the roots of human nature to do so.

It’s amazing he’s near the selection frame after only 2 months of training. He’ll develop an incredible resilience in his mind if he this doesn’t stop him.
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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Not just a case of physical fitness. He needs to get back in a similar headspace as 2019 when he was desperate to prove himself and was taking the game on. All that was absent last year. Wait and see.
 
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Harry

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Not just a case of physical fitness. He needs to get back in a similar headspace as 2019 when he was desperate to prove himself and was taking the game on. All that was absent last year. Wait and see.
He couldn't get from contest to contest and was going to ground way too easily - clear sign of lack of fitness and core strength. Don't think Stackman lacks confidence.
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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He couldn't get from contest to contest and was going to ground way too easily - clear sign of lack of fitness and core strength. Don't think Stackman lacks confidence.
His moves in 2019 were instinctive. Since then he's experienced many distractions. If footy has become hard work, it may not be possible to get back to where he was. Anyway they will pick him when he's ready.
 

tigersnake

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I thought the knocks on him last year were overstated. He wasn't his dynamic '19 self but he wasn't bad, and it was his second year.
 
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Harry

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Just watching the Bolton highlights and thinking Stackman can be just as good if he worked as hard as Shai. Would be amazing.

You can see the muscle and strength Shai has built in his hips and legs, and it's an area Stackman needs to work on.
 
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eZyT

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I thought the knocks on him last year were overstated. He wasn't his dynamic '19 self but he wasn't bad, and it was his second year.

yep.

for most players its damn 2nd year blues, hell be right

for Stackman, it was a sudden onset severe personality deficiency beyond any hope of redemption that made Harley Bennell look like Sam Mitchell,

cause the bloke couldn't quite attain the consistency to stay in a back to back premiership side.
 
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eZyT

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The biggest wildcard in the entire AFL.

yes.

we all know he is capable of getting, if not likely to get, the runner-up Norm Smith.

and those blokes very rarely start the year in the 2's,

let alone jail.

I am so excited for when Marlion - Stack - Melee - MRJ - $hai - Sheds - Danny start in the one side.
 
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Spirit of Jack

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Stack had the best rookie season I've seen from a Tiger, including Martin and Richo. He has the talent to be anything.
 
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Dont Argue

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He’s tough, nimble, a great decision maker, has dancing feet and can take a hanger.
He may have ordered a Kebab but he’s more like One with the Lot
 
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leon

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He polled 4 lousy votes in the b&f from 9 games. Markov polled 12 from 6 and got delisted. Syd was off.
Well, Oleg requested a trade for more regular opportunity and selection in a lesser AFL side; he was not delisted. But it's probably a fair indicator of their respective 2020s.
 
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