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2017 Player Reviews: # 16 Dean Kent

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1 hour ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Very very very disappointing. He had a key role to play as a goal kicking half forward. Now behind too many for this. 

I had faith but now believe he should be traded back west to dickers or weagles. 

unfullfilled potential. 

If there's one peg i choose to hang my hat on here it's not to allow for injuries  , preseasons etc .I simply adjudge his value in terms of how he took to his limited opportunities .  He seemed to think he could just ease himself back into the flow of things. By all means do that at kiddyland level but at AFL you need to hit the GO button , pedal to the metal. He has some very entertaining skills  but not the mindset to go with it.

He has a few mates in this respect but #16...your time is up mate.

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Another melbourne player who is happy to be on a list.I like many thought he was the real deal unfortunately he is not.had a few opportunities didnt seem to think he had to take them and perform.He has the skills to tease

Fat lazy and uncommitted send him away

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On 25/09/2017 at 5:02 PM, dazzledavey36 said:

Needs to go on the Pedo diet. Lose 10 kegs and we'll see a completely more explosive Dean Kent.

Ball is in his court. I hope he knuckles down because I'm one of few here that actually rate him highly when his confidence is up.

agreed but not 10 kgs half of that and he regain that explosive pace back, he's too heavy to play that small forward role 179cms 78-9 kgs and he'll be back. 

Countless work on his kicking over the pre season.

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21 hours ago, Win4theAges said:

I guess Kenty is still in contract, coz if he wasn't he'd be gone this is his last chance saloon.

watts says hello

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21 minutes ago, Win4theAges said:

In what colours does he say hello from?

 

we'll just have to wait ;)    Mr Haymes might suggest  2460, 2959  & 2659

suppose we wont be waiting that long !!

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Missed far too many goals that cost us dearly.

If he stays on the list, he HAS to fix that part of his game.

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Looks like Tarzan - plays like Jane - (might be able to keep a spot on the list if he was a real Jane...)

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On 25/09/2017 at 5:31 AM, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

Has fallen behind Petracca, ANB, Harmes, Hannan and even AVB for a role on half-forward.

Has shown some promise in the past, but nothing more tangible than that.

I really think that this bloke, if fully fit, is in our best 22. Look at the match v Geelong. Had missed preseason, was rushed back and actually dominated except he kicked badly for goal. I think he had 8 shots. Took a couple of great marks. Has great pace and can tackle. I suspect he thought he had it made at the end of 2016, this season will have been a real shock. I like Hannan, but at his best this bloke is better

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13 hours ago, Farmer said:

I really think that this bloke, if fully fit, is in our best 22. Look at the match v Geelong. Had missed preseason, was rushed back and actually dominated except he kicked badly for goal. I think he had 8 shots. Took a couple of great marks. Has great pace and can tackle. I suspect he thought he had it made at the end of 2016, this season will have been a real shock. I like Hannan, but at his best this bloke is better

I agree with you about him being in our best 22. And I think you made good points about his season. I think there is room for him and Hannan in the starting team. 

I hope he gets going for 2018!

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Unbelievable that he is still on the list.  I had thought he was going to be ok with pace and a long penetrating kick. Years of potential but ultimately injured, out of form and ill-discipline.  

Had to be gone before Watts. Hard to comprehend. 

Needs an amazing renaissance in 2018

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8 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Unbelievable that he is still on the list.  I had thought he was going to be ok with pace and a long penetrating kick. Years of potential but ultimately injured, out of form and ill-discipline.  

Had to be gone before Watts. Hard to comprehend. 

Needs an amazing renaissance in 2018

How is it hard to comprehend?

Watts' contract is/was far more than Kent's, so moving on Watts was a logical choice there, especially with brining in Lever, as well as the current contract negotiations with Gawn and Petracca, as well as the upcoming TMc extension.  We have more cap space to work with now.

Further to that, we got pick 31 for Watts.  Would've been lucky to get 88 for Kent, which would've been a totally useless deal.

Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for 2018 Kent to play a similar role to that of 2017 Ben Ken, but to say getting rid of him before Watts was hard to comprehend, is in fact hard to comprehend itself.

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Discipline poor.  Club suspenion. Injured constantly.  Never showed enough in 5 years.

Not even half the player Watts is so why retain him. Completely think Kent should have been delisted or let to go to Freo as swap for Balic. 

Yes by the way, it’s an opinion. 

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I'd rather be paying a bloke $250-$300k to run around at Casey until his contract is up, compared to a bloke on $500k.

We're also talking about a former number 1 pick that has played over 150 games, who is considered a senior player, and one that the young guys should expect to look up to as far as standards, etc.  Compared to a guy that was picked up at 48 and played just over 50 games.

And not only that, you are comparing a tall forward with a small forward.

I acknowledge that it's your opinon, which you are absolutely entitled to.  I'm just trying to make you realise how ridiculous it is, for your own benefit.

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To me he seems to be another reasonably talented guy who likes being an AFL footballer but doesn’t want to put in the physical and mental effort, and the social sacrifices what is needed to be even an average 20-30th on a list, let alone a “star”.

Maybe he could be a star but I doubt we ever will really know due to lack of total focused application.

(Hope I am completely wrong and will apologise  personally if he wins the 2018 Downlow)

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Something needs to change or he is just going to be 2018’s Ben Kennedy.

He either needs to drop a 5kg and get his skin folds right down so he can play as a small forward or he needs to really commit to building his tank and try to move into the midfield.

At the moment it looks like he might peter out like Luke Tapscott- lacking the agility to play forward whilst lacking the tank to play on the ball.

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Reminds me of 'Manchild' (Tapscott) - shows glimpses but inconsistent or injured?

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40 minutes ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

Something needs to change or he is just going to be 2018’s Ben Kennedy.

He either needs to drop a 5kg and get his skin folds right down so he can play as a small forward or he needs to really commit to building his tank and try to move into the midfield.

At the moment it looks like he might peter out like Luke Tapscott- lacking the agility to play forward whilst lacking the tank to play on the ball.

Spot on. He has the talent but has either been inconsistent or injured. He will need to fix both early in 2018 or he will be the Kennedy of 2018

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He has the attributes of Hassa Mann, and he quite visibly was emotional just when he was finding form and did his shoulder again, I think we give him another run at it - if he has a massive pre-season, he'll be his only limit!

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54 minutes ago, DeezNuts said:

He has the attributes of Hassa Mann

Not even close....

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9 hours ago, The Chazz said:

I'd rather be paying a bloke $250-$300k to run around at Casey until his contract is up, compared to a bloke on $500k.

We're also talking about a former number 1 pick that has played over 150 games, who is considered a senior player, and one that the young guys should expect to look up to as far as standards, etc.  Compared to a guy that was picked up at 48 and played just over 50 games.

And not only that, you are comparing a tall forward with a small forward.

I acknowledge that it's your opinon, which you are absolutely entitled to.  I'm just trying to make you realise how ridiculous it is, for your own benefit.

Great. We will see who is ridiculous and how Kent goes.  You have backed him so don’t do a u-turn.  

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Would love to see him in our best team - has pace and a great long kick, and we know that, at times, he can apply the requisite defensive pressure

He and vandenBerg could be the comeback stories of 2018

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10 hours ago, DemonAndrew said:

Would love to see him in our best team - has pace and a great long kick, and we know that, at times, he can apply the requisite defensive pressure

He and vandenBerg could be the comeback stories of 2018

Reckon a fit Vanders has it all over a fit Kent.

Kent has shown his potential. Has the talent, now needs to show the application. Easy equation.

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17 hours ago, DeezNuts said:

He has the attributes of Hassa Mann, and he quite visibly was emotional just when he was finding form and did his shoulder again, I think we give him another run at it - if he has a massive pre-season, he'll be his only limit!

Heretic !! ?[

Burn you ar the stake !!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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