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Welcome to Tigerland - Mabior Chol

BrisTiger24

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Will 100% get monstered in the ruck by Nic Nat, same height, similar leap but 20kg difference, it takes a brave man not to get out of the way of that.
Can still play his role around the ground.
Simple solution to NicNat's size is Mate Colina.

Dimma: Hey, Mate!
Colina: Yes, Dimma farkin
Dimma: You're in this week
Colina: Ok, boss, what is my role farkin
Dimma: Your role this week. See this big black bloke with the dreadlocks
Colina: yes farkin
Dimma: Your role is to put him out of action when the umpire, that's the bloke wearing green, bounces the ball at the start of the game

Ambulance called at the 10 second mark of the first quarter

Dimma (on phone to bench): Ok, Livo, get Mate off, get his tracksuit on. He looks injured. Activate the sub....Chol into the ruck
 
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tigerman

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I don't think that bad Nantanui is bit overated for me and Soldo and Chol handled him well last time.
That was Nank and Soldo, agree though, they did a number on Nic Nac.
Agree about Nic Nac being overrated (around the ground) he is very good at getting the clearance off his own hit out though. Last week as Captain was just about the best game iv'e seen him play.
A huge challenge for Mabs and CJ, for mine this is where the game will be won or lost.
 
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daniel30

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That was Nank and Soldo, agree though, they did a number on Nic Nac.
Agree about Nic Nac being overrated (around the ground) he is very good at getting the clearance off his own hit out though. Last week as Captain was just about the best game iv'e seen him play.
A huge challenge for Mabs and CJ, for mine this is where the game will be won or lost.
Agree.Interesting they brought in Vardy also.
 
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tigerman

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Agree.Interesting they brought in Vardy also.
Yes, Vardy's inclusion is probably a reflection on what Nank and Solda did to Nic Nac last time. Not sure Mabs and CJ will be able to do it though.

As an aside an undersized ruckman that I'm a fan of for Claremont in the WAFL, Oliver Eastland took Vardy to the cleaners last week.

 

tigerlove

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Have a look at Max Gawn, he is now an aerobic beast (how lean is he) and look at where he has taken his game. You run more you get to more contests, there is no secret.
Gawn was averaging 37 hitouts as a 23yo, 19 as a 21yo. Gawn has always had great stamina which is where I think Chol's issue is. You can improve fitness and I'm sure Chol is as fit as can be, it would be disappointing at 24yo in a professional environment if he wasn't. But stamina, some just have better natural stamina than others.
 
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bigwow

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Yes, Vardy's inclusion is probably a reflection on what Nank and Solda did to Nic Nac last time. Not sure Mabs and CJ will be able to do it though.

As an aside an undersized ruckman that I'm a fan of for Claremont in the WAFL, Oliver Eastland took Vardy to the cleaners last week.
I've been to the shopping centre they named after him.
 
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craig

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Simple solution to NicNat's size is Mate Colina.

Dimma: Hey, Mate!
Colina: Yes, Dimma farkin
Dimma: You're in this week
Colina: Ok, boss, what is my role farkin
Dimma: Your role this week. See this big black bloke with the dreadlocks
Colina: yes farkin
Dimma: Your role is to put him out of action when the umpire, that's the bloke wearing green, bounces the ball at the start of the game

Ambulance called at the 10 second mark of the first quarter

Dimma (on phone to bench): Ok, Livo, get Mate off, get his tracksuit on. He looks injured. Activate the sub....Chol into the ruck
A most cunning plan
 

Dyer'ere

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Sep 21, 2004
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Chol’s first quarter against Essendon was easily the best I’ve seen from him. At one stage I thought he was clearly BOG.

His rucking was initially against Phillips. Up until he was thrashed by Chol I was beginning to come around to Phillips. Chol thrashed Phillips.

Rutten moved Cox into the ruck to counter Chol’s mobility. That was moderately successful as a counter measure and quite successful in bringing Cox in the game that would prove to be his best ever.

Despite the very moderate opponents I still have no hesitation in speculating that I saw Chol level up. And his throwing himself at the match winning mark when usually he would have gone home stamped that.

I will be interested to see where this leads. What I do now believe is that it’s not just Chol’s immense confidence challenges but his lack of stamina too that prevent his showing his best.
 
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Smoking Aces

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Chol’s first quarter against Essendon was easily the best I’ve seen from him. At one stage I thought he was clearly BOG.

His rucking was initially against Phillips. Up until he was thrashed by Chol I was beginning to come around to Phillips. Chol thrashed Phillips.

Rutten moved Cox into the ruck to counter Chol’s mobility. That was moderately successful as a counter measure and quite successful in bringing Cox in the game that would prove to be his best ever.

Despite the very moderate opponents I still have no hesitation in speculating that I saw Chol level up. And his throwing himself at the match winning mark when usually he would have gone home stamped that.

I will be interested to see where this leads. What I do now believe is that it’s not just Chol’s immense confidence challenges but his lack of stamina too that prevent his showing his best.
Tomorrow he should run Natanui ragged. Chol might not be an aerobic beast but compared to Natanui he is a Olympic marathon runner.
 
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tigerman

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Chol’s first quarter against Essendon was easily the best I’ve seen from him. At one stage I thought he was clearly BOG.

His rucking was initially against Phillips. Up until he was thrashed by Chol I was beginning to come around to Phillips. Chol thrashed Phillips.

Rutten moved Cox into the ruck to counter Chol’s mobility. That was moderately successful as a counter measure and quite successful in bringing Cox in the game that would prove to be his best ever.

Despite the very moderate opponents I still have no hesitation in speculating that I saw Chol level up. And his throwing himself at the match winning mark when usually he would have gone home stamped that.

I will be interested to see where this leads. What I do now believe is that it’s not just Chol’s immense confidence challenges but his lack of stamina too that prevent his showing his best.
I'm a bit conflicted with my thoughts on Mabs, as you mentioned his first quarter was fantastic. However he was up against a 3 club journeyman and a 19 yearly first year player.
Shorter rotations with CJ might be the best option, it will allow him to compete without running out of gas so quickly.
 

RoarEmotion

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Did some great things. Still didn’t run backwards at least twice in defence to contest and Essendon marked. If he could work that confidence thing out would be huge.
 
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Tigers of Old

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I'll be looking for an improvement in the defensive 50 in the air tomorrow. It's going to be vital that Mabs works hard in the air against the Weagles. No spectating. It's your ball Mabior.
 
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