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Gawn was not expected to play much senior footy if at all but a combination of injuries to other ruckmen and his own  outstanding form at Casey saw him play four AFL games this year. 

Another pre season and some hard work in the gym and on the track could see him rise to regular status at the top level.

Games MFC 2011 4 MFC Total 4 Goals MFC 2011 1 MFC Total 1

Games CSFC 2011  13 Goals CSFC 2011 4

 

Games CSFC Reserves 2011 1 Goals CSFC Reserves 2011 1  

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For a man of his size and youth, and the circumstances of his forced debut, Gawnius Maximus I thought had a great first taste in the big time.

I have little doubt that in a couple of years he will be a dominant force.

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Highly overrated. One tackle and one goalsquare mark is all I've seen from him. Is not "destined" to be a star, as many posters on this site seem to believe. This is not to say he sucks, by any stretch.

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Highly overrated. One tackle and one goalsquare mark is all I've seen from him. Is not "destined" to be a star, as many posters on this site seem to believe. This is not to say he sucks, by any stretch.

Not sure about highly overrated but I do agree that the fawning over Gawn by many posters is way over the top at this stage.

Has attributes and obvious size advantage but still has a long way to go. Needs another 40 - 50 games (mostly at Casey) to really learn his trade.

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Not sure about highly overrated but I do agree that the fawning over Gawn by many posters is way over the top at this stage.

Has attributes and obvious size advantage but still has a long way to go. Needs another 40 - 50 games (mostly at Casey) to really learn his trade.

I think the fawning comes from the fact this fine young fella is 19 and 206cm and at that age the fans are not thinking of what they can do, but what they might do.

He won't play regularly for a few years yet, probably the same amount of time Jamar has left...

I hope we can keep him because he could be a Sandilands like weapon when he is 22/23.

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Circumstances dictated that Big Max got some senior experience ahead of when most of us expected, and imo he showed in those few games that he has the makings of a top flight ruckman. Fawning (?) maybe, but I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of his tap-work, his mobility, his second efforts, and in particular, his general football nouse. For someone who was recruited as a 'project' ruckman he is well ahead of schedule, and imo you can't ask more than that. I look forward to his continued development over the next few years with a fair bit of excitement. A real positive for me is that Maxy got through the season without significant knee problems. What he now needs most is lots of game time, which I expect to be mostly at Casey in 2012 and probably even 2013.

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Circumstances dictated that Big Max got some senior experience ahead of when most of us expected, and imo he showed in those few games that he has the makings of a top flight ruckman. Fawning (?) maybe, but I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of his tap-work, his mobility, his second efforts, and in particular, his general football nouse. For someone who was recruited as a 'project' ruckman he is well ahead of schedule, and imo you can't ask more than that. I look forward to his continued development over the next few years with a fair bit of excitement. A real positive for me is that Maxy got through the season without significant knee problems. What he now needs most is lots of game time, which I expect to be mostly at Casey in 2012 and probably even 2013.

Just what I was trying to express in different words.

I don't really think anyone could say that he isn't ahead of schedule, significantly so - if they see it as fawning...well, to each his own.

Well done.

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I don't really think anyone could say that he isn't ahead of schedule, significantly so - if they see it as fawning...well, to each his own.

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Gawning or fawning ..... that is the question?

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I like this one too ... http://www.twitvid.com/Y3XBJ

I challenge you to pay your moniker the respect it deserves and start talking like Yoda does. Provide some much needed comic relief to this stale place.

Use the force, you must.

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I don't think I've read any "over the top" or "destined to be a star" comments on here regarding Gawn. I've either obviously missed the particular thread in question (if there is one), or comments have been mis-represented in the extreme.

I think some posters like to 'shine their own helmet' with such comments regarding other posters opinions. The use of the term "many posters" without presenting substance is none other than pi$$ weak.

The "208cm" young ruckman I think has the competitive streak in him to push ahead and become a good contributor for the Melbourne Football Club.

PS. Chook, if you've only seen one tackle and one goalsquare mark from him.......I honestly think that just about sums up your observations re: assessment.

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I don't think I've read any "over the top" or "destined to be a star" comments on here regarding Gawn. I've either obviously missed the particular thread in question (if there is one), or comments have been mis-represented in the extreme.

I think some posters like to 'shine their own helmet' with comments such as these. The use of the term "many posters" without presenting substance is none other than pi$$ weak.

The "208cm" young ruckman I think has the competitive streak in him to push ahead and become a good contributor for the Melbourne Football Club.

PS. Chook, if you've only seen one tackle and one goalsquare mark from him.......I honestly think that just about sums up your observations re: assessment.

I agree with all of that H_T. Who knows where Gawn will end up, but I'm stunned someone can NOT be excited about a 208cm bloke who doesn't move like a glacier. This is almost unprecedented at AFL level - Sandi certainly didn't move in the same manner at the same age. He only needs to develop a little bit to become an adequate AFL ruck, so if he develops a lot?

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Anyone else get a laugh out of Big Max's tweet posted on the MFC website...?

gawndog37 For those @gawndog37 fans that are shattered with the news of captaincy! No need to worry i just got appointed skipper of my mums dream team

Good to see he still has a sense of humour, especially given his latest set-back. Gotta love the kid!

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do we seriously need a new thread whenever a player has a new twitter post

Guess who got outa the wrong side of the bed this morning!

I simply thought it was a funny comment from Max. Excuse me for living...!

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Guess who got outa the wrong side of the bed this morning!

I simply thought it was a funny comment from Max. Excuse me for living...!

It was a funny comment and yes he is a funny bloke who is going through a trying period for a pro footballer.

No harm done.

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