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Welcome to the Tigers Mate Colina

Ghost of 29

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If Mate arrives fit and injury free reckon he will be a chance to debut late 2022 season but will definitely play AFL in 2023.
 

wigglyworm

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Are we hyping this guy up a bit without actually seeing him in a game? Next year is really getting some VFL games into him and seeing if his body stands up. Has a bit of the Ty Esler about him. Hope he is a better outcome
 
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wigglyworm

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Some said that about Soldo when he started, now we all speak about how much we missed him when he was injured.
Agreed. I hope he makes it as well but we are really putting unrealistic expectations on him. I reckon a pass mark is playing multiple games in the VFL and looking comfortable at the level.

Best case he makes the seniors and commentators "talk about his Basketball background" ala Pendelbury
 

Tiger44

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Seems like there is another cousin of Balta's on our VFL list for next year, listed as 203cm just can't remember his name but surname is Balta - must be a fun family get together with all of them giants!
 
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Tiger Pops

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If Mate arrives fit and injury free reckon he will be a chance to debut late 2022 season but will definitely play AFL in 2023.
If he plays in 2022, I would think Nank and Soldo are out injured. Sampson Ryan has not developed and Mate has overtaken him. Our worst case scenario. It took Soldo 2-3 years before a senior game right??
 

yandb

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Mate has already played two seasons of junior football with Noah so he is already way ahead.

When Ivan was playing in a practice match before we listed him the midfielders were having to give him instructions on where to run.
 

Berwick boy

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Are we hyping this guy up a bit without actually seeing him in a game? Next year is really getting some VFL games into him and seeing if his body stands up. Has a bit of the Ty Esler about him. Hope he is a better outcome
Ty Esler ffs…just shows how bad we were at recruiting back then.
 

zippadeee

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Seems like there is another cousin of Balta's on our VFL list for next year, listed as 203cm just can't remember his name but surname is Balta - must be a fun family get together with all of them giants!
Just play him to scare the opposition. 203cm 110kg
That's huge.
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Harry

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He must be pretty agile to play soccer at that height and weight. Would be impossible to win a header against him. Hopefully he has a tank and some mongrel. Should have put him on as cat b rookie otherwise if he's any good essendon will take him.
 
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taztiger4

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tigerfan1961

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In the latest Noah Balta video he said Mate` has one or two years left in Hawaii and hopefully he is back at Tigerland, WTF!! I thought we had him back for good in March :confused:

I’m sure the club (I think it was Blair during an interview???) has said he’ll be back and training with us in March? Noah probably meant two months
 
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turk-d-tiger

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Im thinking Noah is reading forums and decided to take the *smile*

Mate will be finished in Hawaii in march back at punt rd
 
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BrisTiger24

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I'd believe Balmey over Noah....but that's saying something as I don't believe much that Balmey says either!!
 
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