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Welcome to Tigerland - Mabior Chol

tigerman

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What is Mab's worth to other clubs? And what should we be offering him?

Will be interesting to see what eventuates.
 

AngryAnt

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Did I mention he's an unrestricted free agent as he was once delisted and relisted by us?
 
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Tigeronprowl

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I hate being negative but it is only one game. I still think when the whips are cracking he will be exposed and go missing in the heat of finals pressure and the way those games are played. I would still prefer CJ who contests aggressively and always goes hard at the ball and player.
 
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spook

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I hate being negative but it is only one game. I still think when the whips are cracking he will be exposed and go missing in the heat of finals pressure and the way those games are played. I would still prefer CJ who contests aggressively and always goes hard at the ball and player.
That's one way to look at it, for sure, Tp. Here's another:

I hate being negative but it is only one game. I still think when the whips are cracking Houli will be exposed and go missing in the heat of finals pressure and the way those games are played. I would still prefer Batch who contests aggressively and always goes hard at the ball and player.
 
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Tigeronprowl

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That's one way to look at it, for sure, Tp. Here's another:

I hate being negative but it is only one game. I still think when the whips are cracking Houli will be exposed and go missing in the heat of finals pressure and the way those games are played. I would still prefer Batch who contests aggressively and always goes hard at the ball and player.
Haha good point.
 
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UKTiger

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I hate being negative but it is only one game. I still think when the whips are cracking he will be exposed and go missing in the heat of finals pressure and the way those games are played. I would still prefer CJ who contests aggressively and always goes hard at the ball and player.
I think you are right regarding Cholly as it is my view of him. I hope we are wrong but the pessimist in me says we are not
 

The Big Richo

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The thing that is always overlooked with Chol is that he has played 28 games.

Yes, he is 24 years old but in experience terms he is a second to third year player, which makes him a baby in big man terms.

He hasn't had the luxury of being at a side where he could be eased through 40-60 games to this point, which is when the consistentcy will start to come.
 
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sausage_meat69

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I hate being negative but it is only one game. I still think when the whips are cracking he will be exposed and go missing in the heat of finals pressure and the way those games are played. I would still prefer CJ who contests aggressively and always goes hard at the ball and player.
I'm with you but I'm not sure he's timid. He just seems to miss the flight of the ball or can't work out when he needs to go. It may be he's got the athleticism of a small and thinks about crumbing before busting a pack a bit instinct vs training. When the pack has formed he's ok to fly as he has a reference point. I think he'll play ok as second ruck/third fwd tall option playing as a small. We just need to kick it along the ground to him when he's on a tall and lob it on his head when he's matched on a medium ;)
 

dmc

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Jury is still out in my opinion. Needs to show some consistency. Let;s see if he can frank the good form with a stand-out game next week against the Cats.
 

TigerMasochist

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Yep, he has the tools . . . but the question is whether he knows how to use them.

Still fades in and out too much and can't handle high percentage of game on the ground. Not sure how we fix that, is it possible? If he could build more tank and play a bit more game time he can certainly be a very good player. Plus, if he plays well he is damned hard to match up on, especially if he is not the first ruck or forward, rather the second ruck and maybe 3rd forward. Gives the opposition a really tough problem to nullify him.

Plus, if he is playing forward he doesn't need much of a game to influence. 56% time on ground, a fair bit of that in the ruck, and he kicks 4 goals - that's 4 goals the opposition have to match or better.

DS
Of course he knows how to use his tools Dave. Didn't you see Friday nights game?

Still immature n developing for a big bloke n perhaps he'll never build a mid fielder type tank or totally eliminate those momentary lapses in games where he's momentarily non functional. But he should develop into a serious weapon played as he was last night. Perfectly used through the interchange as support ruck and rotating around as a floating forward with about 60% game time.
 
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TigerMasochist

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Jury is still out in my opinion. Needs to show some consistency. Let;s see if he can frank the good form with a stand-out game next week against the Cats.
He could possibly have another Barry Crocker game next week n most will be calling he jury back in looking to hang him high again. He's a tall n played 28 games, still developing so he'll have crap moments n games. But we've seen what his best can bring n it's fairly *smile* awesome, so if we're smart we keep working n developing him to bring out his best more often n reduce his poor moments.
More importantly us fans need to understand n remember he's two arms n two legs,some even say he's two phones as well, like the rest of us he'll never be perfect. Look through the careers of any player you'd like to consider n all of them have crap games n poor moments no matter how elite they might be.
 
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Mr Brightside

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What an asset Chol “could” be , however how long do we give a “tall” ? Chol may have played less then 30 AFL games , but he has played plenty of VFL games , plenty of junior footy so his “ efforts” should be consistent by now, 7 years at punt rd is as good of footy education and environment that there can be.

Weve waited for talls in the past to “click” Vickery, Elton, Griffiths, etc with nothing more then handy as a result after years of development and hope , question been how much longer do we wait for another very good game from Marbs ?
 
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