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Brodders17

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Interesting bombers have talked Tippa back into a 1 year deal (aged 29).
I know he is a fan favourite, but seriously why were Essendon wasting their time trying to convince a 29yo forward pocket who is a just a decent footballer to come back after he retired just a few months ago?
I cant see how it is a good footballing decision.
 
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Leysy Days

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Bit harsh on “PTrain “ . Busted his gut . Played some awesome games with the Tiges and then went on to be a country Victorian legend
Played over 100 games for the Tiges and kicked over 1 goal a game . Fair return I say

100%.

He wasn't the hardest at the ball. But he certainly busted a gut. Became one of the fittest guys at the club and was oretty much a pseudo CHF running up and back all day.

Our gamestyle of the past 5 years would have suited him.

And yeah country football legend.
 
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richards42

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I know he is a fan favourite, but seriously why were Essendon wasting their time trying to convince a 29yo forward pocket who is a just a decent footballer to come back after he retired just a few months ago?
I cant see how it is a good footballing decision.
Maybe they have no one better on their list in that small forward role.
 

Dont Argue

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Bit harsh on “PTrain “ . Busted his gut . Played some awesome games with the Tiges and then went on to be a country Victorian legend
Played over 100 games for the Tiges and kicked over 1 goal a game . Fair return I say
Terrific fella.
Personal friend.
But was more interested in punting and partying at the time.
Should have played 250 games.
If he applied himself like he is with his boxing atm he could have been a star
 
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Nico

You psychopathological reactionary!
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I know he is a fan favourite, but seriously why were Essendon wasting their time trying to convince a 29yo forward pocket who is a just a decent footballer to come back after he retired just a few months ago?
I cant see how it is a good footballing decision.
Maybe Sheedy wanted him back
 

craig

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Aug 19, 2004
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I know he is a fan favourite, but seriously why were Essendon wasting their time trying to convince a 29yo forward pocket who is a just a decent footballer to come back after he retired just a few months ago?
I cant see how it is a good footballing decision.
PR maybe after the shittstorm the place has brought upon itself ....................... who knows?

Positive media spin?

He may find out his initial decision to retire was the right one.
 
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Stig

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Terrific fella.
Personal friend.
But was more interested in punting and partying at the time.
Should have played 250 games.
If he applied himself like he is with his boxing atm he could have been a star
Was always nervous before a game . Didn’t sleep much the night before either
 
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frangalis4eva

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when stack and rcd are the top 2 threads you know its time to switch off for bit, because there's sweet fa to talk about
 
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Sintiger

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Terrific fella.
Personal friend.
But was more interested in punting and partying at the time.
Should have played 250 games.
If he applied himself like he is with his boxing atm he could have been a star
I always liked him as a player and felt the fans were very harsh at times.
The issue to me was that he was the classic in betweener. He was flanker size but didn’t have the pace to play that type of game and therefore had to play a more link man role without the height to go with it.
 
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TigerMasochist

Walks softly carries a big stick.
Jul 13, 2003
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Was always nervous before a game . Didn’t sleep much the night before either
Musta got that attribute from his mum. She was on maximum stress levels every game when he was playing.
 
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tigerlove

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You're coming this like a behavioural issue can only be a negative one. There's all different types of behaviours. Even positive behaviours can become issues, if they aren't controlled. I'd still argue, lack of desire is a poor behaviour for a professional athlete.
Not quite getting your argument. The definition of issue is a problem ie a negative. A behavioural benefit is a positive. If a behavioural benefit becomes an issue it is longer a positive. I have never insinuated there are only negative behaviours I don't believe.