TOPIC: Sandi

Snail Sandi 10 months 3 weeks ago #15

A true Docker, a great guy and an absolute champion!!
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Straddo Sandi 10 months 3 weeks ago #16

Devastating but not unexpected news. :'(

The way he's been playing he looks fitter than he has at any point in the last few years. I wonder if we were in contention this year or next he might have tried to play on one more year.
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cookie Sandi 10 months 3 weeks ago #17

A real shame. I reckon his marking was just on the improve too
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expat Sandi 10 months 3 weeks ago #18

If there were ever a greater Docker than Sandi, he must be up there in the top 5.
Well done on a stellar career.
I'm glad to have seen your journey at Freo.
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KingKepler Sandi 10 months 3 weeks ago #19

I say Sandilands should be chaired off with Ballantyne on his for who could carry the load I reckon Hodor could do it on his own
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Raglan Matt Sandi 10 months 3 weeks ago #20

Raglan Matt
Well he carried 21 fellas for half a season a couple of years ago, so yeah give the job to "Big Arse Darcy".
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Eventually Sandi 10 months 3 weeks ago #21

Had decided not to bother watching this now dead rubber but out of respect for one of the games let alone our clubs all time champions I will be there to show my gratitude and appreciation. Hopefully Ballas can join him one more time!
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zorro Sandi 10 months 3 weeks ago #22

Big favour. Would anyone be able to calculate the number/percentage of games Freo won with Sandi in the team vs games over the same period when he wasn’t?

It’s a bit beyond my capabilities and resources to work out, but I’ll put it to good use. My gut feel is that it will be very revealing.
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sydneydave Sandi 10 months 3 weeks ago #23

Favourite moment- Morabito tearing down the wing at Subi in a final against Hawthorn, Sandi comes across to shepherd; you know how it ends ...
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Walter the baker Sandi 10 months 3 weeks ago #24

Walter the baker
I’ll admit to being a skeptic in Sandi’s first few years. They say that ruckmen take time to develop and I was concerned that he may never get there but the second half of his career was outstanding. And, more importantly, he seemed like a nice fella who didn’t get carried away with himself. Hopefully he hangs around to help build the clubs culture into the future.
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Davo Sandi 10 months 3 weeks ago #25

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Corporal Agarn Sandi 10 months 3 weeks ago #26

Corporal Agarn
Straddo, it is surprising that he didn't stay around for us to be back in contention. Surely he would want to be part of that 2020 premiership team that Roly promised us.
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Wedge Antilles Sandi 10 months 3 weeks ago #27

Wedge Antilles
I'm with you Zorro. When fit, Sandi was never beaten in the ruck, and that isn't hyperbole, which makes him one of the greats of the game in itself. And for his middle 8 or so years I doubt there was any player in the AFL with a greater impact on team win-loss.

And I too can't be arsed looking up the stats. I just know.
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pollyanna Sandi 10 months 3 weeks ago #28

Don't ask the Colonel - he'll just give a link to someone who can.

In recent times there are two Sandi moments etched into my mind - perpetual cranial video replays: Geelong, Sandi monsters the stoppage and bangs the ball to Stephen Hill running off the bench on the right flank for goal; Richmond: handful of seconds, centre bounce, Tiggy's just took the lead - Sandi down to Neale, stretches out and goes to ground taking out anyone trying to tackle Lachie, kick to Mundy in the pocket, Mundy marks, siren goes.

History with a capital H.
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