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« Reply #1770 on: July 14, 2019, 09:14:51 PM »
He had a good game and on a few occasions was actually tough, refusing to go to ground and once going back with the flight. At his best is a very good player, I just wish he was tough week in week out...
Did you go to the game Andy?

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« Reply #1771 on: July 14, 2019, 09:28:26 PM »
He had a good game and on a few occasions was actually tough, refusing to go to ground and once going back with the flight. At his best is a very good player, I just wish he was tough week in week out...
Did you go to the game Andy?

Yes, M51.
And you thought he had a good game?

I too was at the game and all I saw was Brando dropping off the back of the stoppages without an opponent with his hand up like he wanted to ask a question.
No wonder he gets 30, he never plays on anyone.

One more question- how damaging were/are his 30 touches each week?

I personally cannot wait to play against him, maybe then some may see why opposition clubs allow him to run around by himself.

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« Reply #1772 on: July 14, 2019, 09:34:35 PM »
It’s hard to give an honest assessment of someone’s game when you’ve already made your judgement before the ball is bounced.

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Re: Brandon Ellis [merged]
« Reply #1773 on: July 14, 2019, 09:59:10 PM »
I thought he played very well, especially late in the game.
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Re: Brandon Ellis [merged]
« Reply #1774 on: July 14, 2019, 10:47:51 PM »
He had a good game and on a few occasions was actually tough, refusing to go to ground and once going back with the flight. At his best is a very good player, I just wish he was tough week in week out...
Did you go to the game Andy?

Yes, M51.
And you thought he had a good game?

I too was at the game and all I saw was Brando dropping off the back of the stoppages without an opponent with his hand up like he wanted to ask a question.
No wonder he gets 30, he never plays on anyone.

One more question- how damaging were/are his 30 touches each week?

I personally cannot wait to play against him, maybe then some may see why opposition clubs allow him to run around by himself.


Personally I can't wait to see the back of him, but I thought he had a good game nonetheless and is having quite a decent year.

Admittedly I sit in row B, near the interchange, so sometimes it's hard to see certain things because my seat isn't that high up. But when the play is close to the fence you can see and hear with a lot of detail and I've seen Brandon being tough from time to time...

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« Reply #1775 on: July 14, 2019, 11:27:30 PM »
It’s hard to give an honest assessment of someone’s game when you’ve already made your judgement before the ball is bounced.
I have watched him play 160 odd games so you are probably right.
That’s enough time to make a “honest”  judgment I reckon.
And I guess disliking him so much (as a footballer) I watch him a lot closer than some that just get sucked in by the stat sheet.

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Re: Brandon Ellis [merged]
« Reply #1776 on: July 14, 2019, 11:53:55 PM »
He was fantastic today. Hard as nails too.

Literally playing his role with how he sets up as sweeper at certain stoppages.

He's played a 160 games for a reason...:shh

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« Reply #1777 on: July 15, 2019, 12:19:02 AM »
It’s hard to give an honest assessment of someone’s game when you’ve already made your judgement before the ball is bounced.
I have watched him play 160 odd games so you are probably right.
That’s enough time to make a “honest”  judgment I reckon.
And I guess disliking him so much (as a footballer) I watch him a lot closer than some that just get sucked in by the stat sheet.

You’ve just proved what I was saying by judging him based on past performances. You can not be a fan of his career thus far and still say he’s had a good game.

And spare me the stats sheet line, I’d say most if not all people on this forum watch every game.

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Re: Brandon Ellis [merged]
« Reply #1778 on: July 15, 2019, 02:39:50 PM »
Brandon Ellis post-game on K-Rock:

“It was a bit of a rocky start to the year,” Ellis said.

“I didn’t get picked for Round 1 and then I probably had a couple of stinkers.

“But ‘Dimma’ backed me in and let me play, and put me back in the midfield, where I think I play my best footy.

“I’m just trying to go out there every week and play a role for the team. That’s what we’re about at the Tigers.

“Sometimes you get rewarded for effort . . .

“Playing most weeks now, you can back yourself in, back your strengths in.

“Dimma’s been fantastic for me this year. He’s allowed me to play to my strengths and play my own game.

“Yes, there are some things that I do need to clean up, and they probably stand out sometimes, but if I can bring other things to the table, that can sort of make it even.”

Read more: https://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2019-07-15/brando-bounces-back

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« Reply #1779 on: July 15, 2019, 06:09:08 PM »
It’s hard to give an honest assessment of someone’s game when you’ve already made your judgement before the ball is bounced.
I have watched him play 160 odd games so you are probably right.
That’s enough time to make a “honest”  judgment I reckon.
And I guess disliking him so much (as a footballer) I watch him a lot closer than some that just get sucked in by the stat sheet.

You’ve just proved what I was saying by judging him based on past performances. You can not be a fan of his career thus far and still say he’s had a good game.

And spare me the stats sheet line, I’d say most if not all people on this forum watch every game.
What you have proved is if I think a player is useless for 160 games, his 161st game isn’t going to be any better.
The same old unaccountability with lots of irrelevant possessions.

Do you think there is a reason a 160 game, 25 year old, first round draft selection isn’t going to be offered a contract that is bigger than his last? Surely you would move heaven and earth to keep that sort of player??
I know the answer....

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« Reply #1780 on: July 15, 2019, 06:15:20 PM »
He is going to be offered a contract bigger than his last, by at least 5 different clubs. Why would other clubs be chasing him if his first 160 games were so bad? It's going to come down to whether or not we can offer him a decent enough deal to fit our cap restraints. Then it's up to him to decide whether he'll take the extra $ on offer elsewhere or stay for a bit less.

One thing is for sure, the boy certainly still has the respect of his coach and teammates & was clearly playing for the jumper on Sunday.

I know I love him and you hate him, but probably best to just leave your thoughts on him be since everyone already knows what they are. Same could be said for me but at least I acknowledge his faults and am happy to admit when he's not put in decent efforts.

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Re: Brandon Ellis [merged]
« Reply #1781 on: July 15, 2019, 07:54:53 PM »
Thanks Mr Ellis!

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Re: Brandon Ellis [merged]
« Reply #1782 on: July 15, 2019, 07:56:33 PM »
Not an argument, Mr Imposter.....:shh

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Re: Brandon Ellis [merged]
« Reply #1783 on: July 15, 2019, 08:20:53 PM »
I thought BEllis was good this week, after a pretty ordinary effort against the Suns

One of the problems and this isn't BEllis' fault but early on he was gifted alot of games, that's why he's played 160 games. Perhaps if he hadn't been we wouldn't be having this on going discussion. The flaws would be out of his game (you'd hope)
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Re: Brandon Ellis [merged]
« Reply #1784 on: July 15, 2019, 09:11:09 PM »
He is going to be offered a contract bigger than his last, by at least 5 different clubs. Why would other clubs be chasing him if his first 160 games were so bad? It's going to come down to whether or not we can offer him a decent enough deal to fit our cap restraints. Then it's up to him to decide whether he'll take the extra $ on offer elsewhere or stay for a bit less.

One thing is for sure, the boy certainly still has the respect of his coach and teammates & was clearly playing for the jumper on Sunday.

I know I love him and you hate him, but probably best to just leave your thoughts on him be since everyone already knows what they are. Same could be said for me but at least I acknowledge his faults and am happy to admit when he's not put in decent efforts.
The only problem with that is I don’t think you acknowledge his faults because if you did you would sound like me.... but happy to disagree as I know you like him. But unfortunately I won’t be keeping quiet about him if he plays like he did in the weekend.

And from what I’m hearing he will be leaving at the end of the year because we would prefer to spend the money elsewhere. True story.