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2017 Player Reviews: # 42 Josh Wagner

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MUSIC TO THE EARS

The man whose names brings music to some people's ears struggled to establish a permanent place in the team. This was probably due to the fact that there is perhaps because there's so much competition for a place in defence, especially after Michael Hibberd arrived and took his spot there.

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Date of Birth: 29 June, 1994

Height: 189cm

Weight: 85kg

Games MFC 2017: 9

Career Total: 23

Goals MFC 2017: 2

Career Total: 2

CDFC Games 2017: 8

CDFC Goals 2017: 2

 

Season 2017 AFL Statistics

Kicks: 63

Handballs: 80

Disposals: 143

Marks: 21

Scores: 2 goals 1 behinds

Goal Assists: 2

Tackles: 25

Hitouts: 0

Clearances: 7

Clangers: 18

Inside 50s: 10

Rebound 50s: 8

Frees For: 4

Frees Against: 3

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Did he have a chronic injury like a hip problem during the year? I ask because there were times during some games that he appeared to be wading through mud rather than running on top of the ground. 

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No from me, Not fast enough and disposal needs a lot of work. Doesn't make great decisions,

The footy Dept seem to like him so I will defer to their judgement but with Lever in the team I suspect limited opportunities for Wags. 

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Not the worst, but It'll be hard for him to find a permanent spot int he team with Hibberd firing on all cylinders. 

 

 

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A battler and nothing more.

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Well and truly on the fringes, and if nothing changes he's gone when his contract expires.

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Does he have any trade value? 

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of the fringe players he is probably one of the best but will need to show something this season

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2 hours ago, DSP said:

A battler and nothing more.

Quick to shoot someone down.

Fringe or a battler to some eyes that are blind. You need  back ups and l believe that if a Hunt or a Hibberd happen to be out he would be a more than adequate replacement. Just wait and see . He is only 23.

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2 hours ago, Smokey said:

Does he have any trade value? 

 

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No point of difference from any other fringer for mine. Will eek out a career if he can improve his ball use with experience, but if our list remains fit in 2018 I expect he will struggle for opportunities in the senior side.

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He took a step back this season. Hoping it was injury related and that he can Blossom next season. 

Spots will become harder to come by in 2018, so I don't think we will see as much of him.

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Yeah...nah

A few sparks..valiant try.

Has been over taken.

Good luck and thanks.

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Not a fan from his first year, but Wagner's lack of development this year was bitterly disappointing for a 23 year old in his second year in the system. He has been given plenty of opportunities, but he is still poor defensively and his skills are ordinary with or without pressure. He would need to take a major step forward next year to get a new contract.

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tbh it's unfathomable and a sign that our depth is still short on quality that he played 9 games in the season

he's not overly skilled, to say the least, he's not a 'clever' player who makes great decisions, his defensive awareness is atrocious, and he doesn't seem to possess great burst speed

he looks like another in a long line of end of list players who are, in all likelihood, very good at vfl level but not good enough at afl level

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On 13/10/2017 at 6:41 PM, DemonAndrew said:

tbh it's unfathomable and a sign that our depth is still short on quality that he played 9 games in the season

he's not overly skilled, to say the least, he's not a 'clever' player who makes great decisions, his defensive awareness is atrocious, and he doesn't seem to possess great burst speed

he looks like another in a long line of end of list players who are, in all likelihood, very good at vfl level but not good enough at afl level

When was he very good at vfl level?

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1 hour ago, Diamond said:

When was he very good at vfl level?

there were at least a couple of games where he had 20+ possessions and looked quick and clean with his disposal

suffice to say, there's a jump from vfl to afl level intensity, obviously

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