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    The Cats have extended Scott for an additional 2 years. My brother isn't happy and said he might as well go on holidays for 3 years and not bother going to any games because Geelong won't be winning the premiership!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel_C View Post
    The Cats have extended Scott for an additional 2 years. My brother isn't happy and said he might as well go on holidays for 3 years and not bother going to any games because Geelong won't be winning the premiership!
    Big call from the cats to extend him. While they might somehow eek out another finals appearance or two from here, I just cant see how they will suddenly turn it around when it matters in finals footy. Their list is getting older, older, older - their best players are nearly all past their best, and they look like leaking further young players that can't get a go this trade window. I think he is a very good regular season coach, but far from convinced about him in finals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcs View Post
    Big call from the cats to extend him. While they might somehow eek out another finals appearance or two from here, I just cant see how they will suddenly turn it around when it matters in finals footy. Their list is getting older, older, older - their best players are nearly all past their best, and they look like leaking further young players that can't get a go this trade window. I think he is a very good regular season coach, but far from convinced about him in finals.
    SO he's the Gary Rohan of coaching world...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcs View Post
    I think he is a very good regular season coach, but far from convinced about him in finals.
    Yes that's what my brother says. The game plan works during the season but when it comes to finals it doesn't work because of the increased pressure. He joked that he wanted the club to sign Clarkson just to coach the finals.

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    Here's an "everything you wanted to know about ACL injuries but were afraid to ask" type of article:

    They’re three letters athletes dread. What is a ruptured ACL and how do you fix it?

    Most of the information comes from an interview with Nathan Gibbs. AJ gets a mention of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilfws View Post
    Here's an "everything you wanted to know about ACL injuries but were afraid to ask" type of article:

    They’re three letters athletes dread. What is a ruptured ACL and how do you fix it?

    Most of the information comes from an interview with Nathan Gibbs. AJ gets a mention of course.
    Interesting that he mentions as a risk factor, a genetic predisposition to weaker collagen. I have wondered in the past, if sports where height is often an advantage, like AFL and basketball, have a certain amount players who may be more injury prone, because they have weaker connective tissue. That is, weaker tendons and ligaments, tends to produce taller, but more fragile individuals.

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    Knowing the kneecapper's last game was being sliced apart by Bailey Fritsch is just delightful. Good riddance to him

    'I've athletically declined': Western Bulldogs' premiership skipper Easton Wood calls time on his career
    'Delicious' is a fun word to say

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    Quote Originally Posted by i'm-uninformed2 View Post
    Knowing the kneecapper's last game was being sliced apart by Bailey Fritsch is just delightful. Good riddance to him

    'I've athletically declined': Western Bulldogs' premiership skipper Easton Wood calls time on his career
    I have been trying to evade the sports reports of his retirement because they keep showing the 2016 grand final ☹.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel_C View Post
    I have been trying to evade the sports reports of his retirement because they keep showing the 2016 grand final ☹.
    Go watch the tide turning moments in the third quarter of the GF. Two goals in a minute for Fritsch then he was minding Pertracca before he bent one through. It’ll cheer you up no end
    'Delicious' is a fun word to say

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    Quote Originally Posted by i'm-uninformed2 View Post
    Go watch the tide turning moments in the third quarter of the GF. Two goals in a minute for Fritsch then he was minding Pertracca before he bent one through. It’ll cheer you up no end
    Helps a little bit - but still doesn't make up for what he got away with in 2016.
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