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Everything posted by Adzman

  1. Handy to have a player like Smith who can play forward and back. Given our depth down back, Smith should be played as a permanent forward. Still a few kinks to be ironed out in his game which have already been mentioned, but you can work with him and he can make an impact for us forward. He might end up being a poster boy for category b rookies. He has certainly proven that there is some real value in the category b rookie list.
  2. I was pleased to see the coaching staff tried something different with Hunt. Pace is something we lack and if he can nail a role in the front half he could cause some headaches for opposition defenders. Weeds is also not a complete waste as a second ruck, his ruck work isn't world beating but he is improving and looking like an option for us if we decide not to play gawn and preuss in the same side. Don't panic yet, our list is better than most lists in the comp.
  3. I watched the game from the comfort of my home courtesy of fox footy. Have to say we looked red hot in parts of the game, and ice cold in others. Gus and Fritta look in good form for preseason. Forward line looks like it's going to take some time to settle, and we will benefit if we can get Melky back into the side. Honestly I'm not sure what our forward 6 looks like going into the season, Spargs was off the boil and Jeffy is in trouble with his injury by the looks of it. Getting a functioning forward 6 will be Goodwin's biggest challenge for round 1. I'm keen to see what transpires there.
  4. Collingwoods midfield is very much at it's peak. Sidebottom, Pendles, Wells, Varcoe, Beams are more likely to decline than get better at this stage of their careers. Wouldn't be surprised if some of those players really didn't have the impact they should in 2019.
  5. This could have been so much worse. Poor bloke needs some serious support to overcome whatever caused him to do what he did. I really hope he finds his way back to good mental health soon.
  6. 1. Vandenberg: He came into the club as a big body when we really needed to be more competitive. Now that we are more competitive, he us a real ace up our sleeve. Provides us with an enforcer type with good decision making and solid all round skills. 2. Fritta: He didn't really suprise anyone on here given we knew his game after an impressive year at Casey the year before. That being said, his first AFL season was terrific. He is a ripper, and has the highest ceiling of the players listed. He is a beautiful kick and is a great mark. He makes good decisions and already displays a good defensive side of his game.
  7. I hope we bend Freo over for any Victorians in the upcoming years. Especially if it means uniting the Brayshaw brothers. Hated them since the Jeff White and Jeff Farmer sagas. There is some historic hatred there.
  8. I've seen witches hats stick more tackles than Menzel.....
  9. I think you are over thinking it Nasher. Just watch it and fall in love with the game. Eventually you will find a team you resonate with. Just keep watching and enjoy until you click with a team. It's helped me over the past 20 years, I actually got to see a few teams of mine actually win championships, which has been rewarding as a fan.
  10. It's nice to look at a draft year knowing the Dee's nailed it. 2014 was as good as we have had in a long while. Just don't comb over too many drafts before 2014, there is some bad memories there.
  11. Or KK62. A machine gun packs a punch!
  12. The NBA is back, The NFL is pumping and the world series is about to start. If that doesn't get you excited I can't help you!
  13. Some interesting delisted players out there. I don't mind the idea of having Weller on a one year deal as depth. Hugh Goddard interests me. Doesn't really fill a direct need but was had a hard run with injuries. A one year deal to see if he can get his body right would be worth it. He is an endurance player that could still develop.
  14. I think there would be a bit of skank in those ankles somewhere. Anyone who whores out for the dollars is a skank in my book!
  15. He would need Scully ankles to fall that far in the draft!!
  16. I get the feeling Taylor has someone very specific in mind. If you look at the points value we drop by making this deal for pick 28. I'm very interested to see who gets selected with this pick.
  17. Yeah I'm with you. I think moving him up into the middle for will make us more dangerous. He is a tough sort, and his kicking is sublime. Still a great option at half back, but I think he has the goods to spend some time in the middle.
  18. I get the feeling Hawthorn just found themselves another Jonathan O'Rourke........ I think this kid is likely a bust.
  19. Didn't Fritta kick 30 or 40 goals in the VFL for Casey in 2017? Could be an option.
  20. Honestly Hogan was going to command big dollars next year. We would have probably ended up with less next year if he left then. They sold for as much as they could get for him.
  21. If taking his one year deal gets the Hogan deal done for 2 first rounders I'm in. Peter Bell isn't a fan and wants him gone, if Bennell is the steak knives to get the Hogan deal done then I'm willing to see if he can turn it around at the Demons next season. Personally, I hope he finds a home and makes it back. He is a super talented player, and players like him firing make the game better to watch.
  22. Probably will sign with Freo given they have no idea how to trade forwards into the club......
  23. He was the right player for us at the time. Gave us some hope and helped us reshape the midfield. Both the team and game have evolved, Dom unfortunately hasn't. I wish him well. He will go alright at North.
  24. Father time has Lewis in his sights. I hope Lewey gets through next year without any injuries or form issues and can bow out of league footy with his legacy intact. Has been very handy, and am thankful his experience has rubbed off on our next generation of players.
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