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Offline one-eyed

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Rate a Tiger's year - Dion Prestia?
« on: October 27, 2017, 09:36:28 PM »
Next up is Prestia:

Dion crossed from the Gold Coast Suns to us this time last year and in his 7th season of AFL played 22 games including all three finals wins and the premiership.

Season Highlights:
* 27 disps (16 kicks 11 hballs), 4 marks and a goal in Grand Final 48-pt win over Adelaide at the MCG (30 Sep 2017)
* 31 disps (18 kicks 13 hballs), 6 marks, 6 tackles and a goal in Qualifying Final 51-pt win over Geelong at the MCG (8 Sep 2017)
* 23 disps (12 kicks 11 hballs) and 2 goals in Rd 23 41-pt win over St Kilda at the MCG (27 Aug 2017)
* 29 disps (11 kicks 18 hballs), 3 marks and 9 tackles in Rd 21 14-pt loss to Geelong at Simonds Stadium (12 Aug 2017)
* 31 disps (17 kicks 14 hballs), 5 marks, 6 tackles and a goal in Rd 20 29-pt win over Hawthorn at the MCG (6 Aug 2017)
* 35 disps (20 kicks 15 hballs), 9 marks and 5 tackles in Rd 11 35-pt win over North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium (3 Jun 2017)
* 28 disps (15 kicks 13 hballs), 5 tackles and a goal in Rd 1 43-pt win over Carlton at the MCG (23 Mar 2017) 

Richmond career stats to date:
          Games  Kicks   Hballs  Disp.  Marks  Tackles  G.B    Clear.  In50   Re50 
2017      22      11.8    11.5   23.2    2.8        4.2     7.12    4.0     3.4      1.4

http://finalsiren.com/PlayerStats.asp?PlayerID=2091
https://www.footywire.com/afl/footy/pp-richmond-tigers--dion-prestia

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Re: Rate a Tiger's year - Dion Prestia?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 09:41:47 PM »
Great in round 1

Struggled for fitness for 2/3s of the seaon

Bit his final 8 weeks were excellent

Showed why we got him

Will be better next season with a full pre-season
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Re: Rate a Tiger's year - Dion Prestia?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 09:44:08 PM »
Meatballs smashed it

Absolutely huge pick up and worth the pick we gave up

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Re: Rate a Tiger's year - Dion Prestia?
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017, 09:57:13 PM »
what they said ^^

last 7-8 weeks was great and gave us a glimpse into how valuable he'll be fully fit. Key part of our success

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Re: Rate a Tiger's year - Dion Prestia?
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 10:08:53 PM »
Huge in the G/F

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Re: Rate a Tiger's year - Dion Prestia?
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2017, 10:31:46 PM »
Everything came together in the last 2 months. Which the coach promised, this one was truly a triumph for the conditioning staff and player.
A pivot for us through the midfield - stood up in the GF when it mattered
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Re: Rate a Tiger's year - Dion Prestia?
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2017, 10:45:48 PM »
Also think he was a key reason Caddy joined us, which worked out pretty well as well.

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Re: Rate a Tiger's year - Dion Prestia?
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2017, 10:52:33 PM »
Can’t wait to see him after a proper preseason.
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Re: Rate a Tiger's year - Dion Prestia?
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2017, 11:16:10 PM »
Stood up in finals. Already better than Deledio.  :clapping
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Re: Rate a Tiger's year - Dion Prestia?
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2017, 09:01:14 AM »
Most of my thoughts have already been said.

He might be messy by foot at times but my word he is elite with his hands. Sorry Miles, love your work but Dion is a class above.

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Re: Rate a Tiger's year - Dion Prestia?
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2017, 09:23:03 AM »
Most on here had already made their minds up by round 10... boy did he prove valuable.

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Re: Rate a Tiger's year - Dion Prestia?
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2017, 12:41:26 PM »
He was outstanding in the Final series. Stood up when it most counted in the Grand Final. Fantastic pick up.

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Re: Rate a Tiger's year - Dion Prestia?
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2017, 12:45:55 PM »
did he have a better year than Vlastuin? most people are voting no.

not sure thats the case
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Re: Rate a Tiger's year - Dion Prestia?
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2017, 12:55:14 PM »
Vlastuin was consistently solid all year whereas Prestia was putrid for at least two-thirds of it - dont know how anyone can't be sure as to who had the better season overall....
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Re: Rate a Tiger's year - Dion Prestia?
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2017, 01:07:33 PM »
Vlastuin was consistently solid all year whereas Prestia was putrid for at least two-thirds of it - dont know how anyone can't be sure as to who had the better season overall....

vlastuin wasnt solid all year. prestia's bad games werent thay bad and his good games were better than Vlas
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