TOPIC: Young

rogerrocks Young 1 month 6 days ago #1

rogerrocks
A high grade hamstring tear. Such a shame.
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Matebe Young 1 month 6 days ago #2

Matebe
Listed as a TBA. So it’s just a Freo garden variety hammy.
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Morgan Young 1 month 6 days ago #3

Morgan
I’ve been thinking about this a bit. Young appeared to get hurt when he and some lumbering Carlton bloke were both going for the same ball. Young showed a lot of courage to put his head over the ball but the Carlton bloke seemed only intent on hurting Young.

The sensible thing for Young to do would have been to pull out of the contest. Any sane human would; and yet a culture has been created in AFL football that if you shirk even one contest - no matter how sensible a decision that is - you get put on the talking head programs and called out by fat plonkers who started playing when only one game a week was telecast.

I don’t know about the internal reviews, but I’m sure most coaches would highlight it as a learning opportunity and talk about earning the trust of the players.

Now, I don’t know what all that adds up to, but it sucks we won’t see Young for a while, and it makes me feel a bit uncomfortable that in order to play professional sport he basically needs to let a big goomba injure him.

Also, my favourite players are the bravest ones, so I guess shrug emoji.
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pollyanna Young 1 month 6 days ago #4

pollyanna
Fat plonker/big goomba = Levi Casboult.
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Raglan Matt Young 1 month 6 days ago #5

Raglan Matt
Morgan, Young had every expectation that the laws of the game and the umpires would offer him protection in that situation, but like the Fyfe, Banfield, Pearce & Schultz injuries, they didn't. That is what makes me bitter at the system.
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purplepower Young 1 month 6 days ago #6

purplepower
Good bye mate hopefully see you next year
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hypen Young 1 month 6 days ago #7

hypen
I agree Morgan. Malcolm Blight was not impressed with crazy brave acts, pragmatically speaking he was right.

It's about the courage to run now

I too have been thinking a great deal about our injuries, in the case of the young players are we better off just tapping them out for a season if they are copping too many injuries? Let their bodies rest and put them on nothing but core, back and leg strengthening programmes. Should we just give them more time?
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pollyanna Young 1 month 6 days ago #8

pollyanna
A sound suggestion but in my view, no. Some, perhaps most, young guys need to play to ground who they will be as footy players in the bigs. Look at footage of Young from early last season - then look at how he went this year. He seemed - to me at least - only about 60% this season. An extended time out of it can destroy the mojo. Injuries too soon in a career can kill a career - when you come back you're the big slow kid who should be in high school but you're in the third grade again.
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shane Young 1 month 6 days ago #9

shane
Malcom Blight never understood, as shown by his distain for Tony Modra, that they get paid well to entertain people.

You know who doesn't get paid well, the coaches of marathon runners.
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Gumnut Young 1 month 6 days ago #10

Gumnut
These injuries are happening far too often but are being pushed to one side by all the focus on the concussion debate. I remember when Lindsay Thomas took out some guy's leg and broke his ankle from memory the discussion was how it was a really dirty act and the below the knees contact free kick rule was bought in yet now there have been quite a few players injured in the same manner, no free kick given and no report laid. Is the Lindsay Thomas rule is still in the rule book? The latest victim was Jarrad Witts from Gold Coast who is out for the season. The focus now seems to be if someone rams their head and shoulders into someone's legs below the knee it is a free kick for high contact to protect the offender from a concussion. That is how it was paid in the Bailey Banfield/Brad Sheppard incident and Sheppard is even on the record as saying he thought it was a free kick to Bailey yet the ump gave it to him.
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Walter the baker Young 1 month 5 days ago #11

Walter the baker
Is the basis of this thread that a collision caused a hamstring injury?
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hypen Young 1 month 5 days ago #12

hypen
Maybe go watch a Ridley Scott, Russell Crowe movie then.
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Raglan Matt Young 1 month 5 days ago #13

Raglan Matt
WTB, Casboult dropped his knees into Young's legs, while Young was on the deck, whether or not that caused the injury I don't know, but Young went into the collision ok and came out injured.
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shane Young 1 month 5 days ago #14

shane
Do you have any non Ridley Scott movie references? He's the West Coast Eagles of Hollywood directors.
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