#6 Joe Daniher - cooked for this decade


#343

Yep. Joe was always going to be rested a couple of times this season. It’s good management. It’s not panic time until they rest him for 2-3 games in a row.

It made sense now too because he’ll play another 3 games after this weekend and then get the bye.


#344

2x Premiership Captain
300 games
Essendon Team of The Century
AFL Hall of Fame

I’d be glad for him to replicate Terry Daniher, but I assume you mean one of his other uncles, maybe Neale?


#345

Yep mixed them up. I’ll change it.


#346

Maybe i’m being stupidly optimistic, but I think this was probably always planned as a means to avoiding the return of a long term injury.

It’s amusing that plenty of people are complaining about this decision yet it was probably the same ones who bagged the club for playing him in 3 games after short breaks last year


#347

He’s cooked


#348

He is coming back from a long term injury, to have him play so many games in such a short time is a recipe for disaster. He will be back next week. Let’s all just take a deep breath and calm down…

…ah who am I kidding HE’S COOKED!!


#349

He is not sore because of a 5 day break, rather he is avoiding a 5 day break. He just came off a 10 day break and has general soreness.


#350

OR

…he was always going to be rested.


#351

Unfortunately both can be true.


#352

I dare say there would be more ‘resting’ and ‘managing’ if we could keep on winning.


#353

Guess we’ll know more next week. If he plays, most likely just rested. If he doesn’t, we start to panic.


#354

Yeah… the thing that worries me is that he played the Geelong game as if he was injured so him out this week may not be due to the 5 day break…


#355

Im going full panic until proven otherwise


#356

Not 100% sure about that. He didn’t really get much of an opportunity because Geelong’s defence was so good, and Blicavs played well.


#357

humble-brag alert!


#358

The highest point at which Joe can take a mark is falling by the week.


#359

Trade bait. Get it done.


#360

Nah he was just comprehensively beaten. Big ask for his 3rd game back after such a long break. He’ll be fine.


#361

No doubting that he was beaten… but he certainly wasn’t leaping very high in the air for marks


#362

Blicavs comments

And given his running capacity JD wouldn’t have been given an inch of space