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MELBOURNE has emerged as an unlikely suitor for lightly played Kangaroos ruckman Braydon Preuss.

Preuss played eight games last year and threatened Todd Goldstein's status as North Melbourne's No.1 big man, but failed to play a senior match in 2018 despite dominating at VFL level.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-08-30/dees-emerging-as-surprise-suitor-for-big-roo

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Very interesting.

I guess with the proposed rule changes could we see teams play 2 genuine rucks or is he just a 2nd fiddle to the great Max

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Posted (edited)

He wants to leave Norf because he doesn’t want to play in the state league. Does this mean we intend on playing two genuine rucks? 

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Why would he want to come and play second fiddle to the AA ruckman? You’d think we would be the last place a ruckman desperate to establish himself would choose.

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he has been told he will be traded and to look around 

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He should go to Carltank 

they have m-kruezer on one leg

kruezer escapes number 1 scrutiny yet Watts #1 always gets mentioned

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Brilliant. Gawn won’t be able to carry this huge work load every year and stay on the park. 

This would be a good get, and Max has been a fan of his. 

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Just now, Deestroy All said:

Brilliant. Gawn won’t be able to carry this huge work load every year and stay on the park. 

This would be a good get, and Max has been a fan of his. 

Agreed 100%.

We cant go in to next season with Max King and Filipovic as our backup ruckmen.  

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3 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

He should go to Carltank 

they have m-kruezer on one leg

kruezer escapes number 1 scrutiny yet Watts #1 always gets mentioned

Not a very fair comparison IMO. 

When Kruezer is fit he is a gun.

Been plagued by injury nearly his whole career. 

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we really need a Hmmmmm  emoji

Hmmmmm....interesting,  bye bye Filopovic ???

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Just now, beelzebub said:

we really need a Hmmmmm  emoji

Hmmmmm....interesting,  bye bye Filopovic ???

Someone posted yesterday that Flip is gone. 

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7 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

He should go to Carltank 

they have m-kruezer on one leg

kruezer escapes number 1 scrutiny yet Watts #1 always gets mentioned

F**k Carlton

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If the price is right I would absolutely take him. He’s no Gawn, but miles better than king and flipper.

Ditch king and flipper, play Hogan in defence, alternate preuss and Gawn in the ruck resting forward.

use additional spot on list for further midfield depth/outside run

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4 minutes ago, Deestroy All said:

Brilliant. Gawn won’t be able to carry this huge work load every year and stay on the park. 

This would be a good get, and Max has been a fan of his. 

Interesting issue: would any half decent ruckman want to play second fiddle most of the time.

Also interesting is that Max apparently thought that Flip was the next big thing too.

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I think Gawn referred to him as his favoured opposition player during the preseason... after he dumped TMac in AFLX:

“My favourite opposition player against my least favourite teammate...”

 

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8 minutes ago, markc said:

he has been told he will be traded and to look around 

Interesting. Is this for salary cap or other reason(s)? 

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I like it and hope we get him. 

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3 minutes ago, monoccular said:

Interesting issue: would any half decent ruckman want to play second fiddle most of the time.

Also interesting is that Max apparently thought that Flip was the next big thing too.

Gawn coached Flip in juniors and liked him which is a natural reaction to coaching any kid with a bit of talent. But I think that's different to actually having come up against a guy at AFL level and seen his talent. Preuss has a lot of talent, but I'm not sure why he'd leave being stuck behind Goldy to be stuck behind Gawn. 

We could play both but not if Weeds is playing like he is now. We certainly aren't in a position to promise games.

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14 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

Agreed 100%.

We cant go in to next season with Max King and Filipovic as our backup ruckmen.  

there is absolutely no way Mitch King will be kept on the list after last week's performance.

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This would be a very smart move by MFC and needed.

I believe both Preuss and Gawn can play in the same side most definitely! I think having both throws a spanner 🔧 in the works for oppositions too match up on. 

We can’t drive big Max into the ground...

Preuss is a big man who can throw his weight around and soften the opposition with making an impact. He can ruck and play forward. 

A Massive YES from me... 

 

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Playing two rucks ??? Is this a new thing 🙄

Back to the future 

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We are so vulnerable if Max goes down or burns out. It would be a common sense  decision to pursue him.

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