#43 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti - WALLA MACCA TIPPA - joining Tiwi Bombers

There’s only one Walla.
Can’t wait to see him back to his best, and more of this in 2022.

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Think he’s coming from a long way back unfortunately. Don’t think we will see him until mid year at best. I guess he can still do heavy cardio like boxing to get into good shape but historically players who miss large chunks of pre season often battle to have the same impact, particularly early in the season.

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Can we stop making predictions on when we “think” he might be back playing.
No one knows apart from Walla and the club what his injury/fitness status is.
They’ll be back in training soon, so we’ll know more then.

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Have a whole bunch of zooper doopers in my freezer will have one today

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3 months is plenty of time for Tippa to be cherry ripe, he has a mature body and forward pocket work is hardly the same as an on ballers fitness needs.

I’ll back Tippa in for round 1 barring further injury. He is in the top 1/2 dozen best players in our team IMO and requires specialist defenders to stop his impact….that alone gets him a game.

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What’s the matter with making a prediction on when we think we will see him back? Not like we are given any info from the club.

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Agree. Blitzers are going to do what people would usually do in a situation like this, madly speculate, or speculate madly. It is human nature. I have no idea when it will be, but l look forward to when Tippa is back and kicking goals with both feet, again.

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I fail to see what’s wrong with what I said, word is it was a 6-8 week injury. If that’s the case, that’s a substantial amount of pre season which is often difficult to make up. I apologise for the wild, inaccurate speculation.

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6-8 week injury
Mid year at best

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Literally the entire point of Blitz is predictions, guesses and assumptions…

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If it was a 6 week injury when he did it then it will be a 3 week injury when he comes back from the Christmas break. Could be back in full training before the end of January. Enough of the doomsday stuff for a while.

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And there’s nothing stopping him doing low intensity work to build fitness and lean down.

Reports of his demise have been greatly exaggerated.

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He was dropped towards the end of last season for fitness reasons, he then returned back to to club after the end of season break in worse state and now injured. He will need improve his fitness whilst injured & complete some sort of preseason before he’s even considered for senior selection.
Its not doomsday stuff at all, his recent history would suggest he will be seriously up against it.

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Yeah took him a massive effort the first time to get on a list

I just hope he hasn’t given up thinking it’s too hard to get back that’s my main concern

Seems to be a very touchy subject, esp when it involves indigenous players.

the Mozzie thread from about this time last year was quite the interesting read, from dirty bulks, to being accused of racism anytime you dared to suggest he wasn’t in a good football physical condition.

Least I know what to expect coming in here from now on, so i’ll steer clear of the usual justice warrior crusaders.

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Yeah from what I’ve read everyone has been pretty respectful which is all you can ask for. But saying “let’s not predict anything” is kind of silly. Might as well just lock the thread until RD1.

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If Walla has done a 6-8 week calf, and he was already not AFL fit, then the rehab to ensure he is properly fit and ready to go is probably somewhere near mid year.

At this point in his career, and his fitness challenges, a repeat calf could effectively end his career. The club would be stupid to not take this extremely slow and steady.

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Rig looks ready for round 1. Lololol at mid season hahhaa

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He is in the top 1/2 dozen best players in the AFL IMO

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