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Good chance to see who we might get from Geelong for Gysberts, as well as FA option Byrnes.

So far impressed by Stringer and Hogan.

Byrnes has that element of class we could desperately use.

Speight looks alright but it's hard to tell with Geelong on fire.

Watching this game makes me depressed because I think the Geelong VFL would smash the Dees seniors by 10 goals.

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Geelong's VFL team have much better basic skills than us. It's sad, but with a few injuries I reckon we would struggle against a lot of the better VFL teams.

I'd be happy to pick up Byrnes. He's got experience, class and he can kick.

not just their skills, it was their hunger for the contest that impressed me the most...

Except for the last 10minutes or so, when the tigers really turned it on and came close to an awesome come back, there were always 3,4 or 5 cats around the player with the ball. they put on a magnificent display of pressure and gang tackling which turned into sprea, run and carry...the geelong vfl team looked like i hope the dees will "one day"

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Amazing how Geelong, coming off an AFL premiership last year, have been able to achieve the following in 2012:

  • AFL team wins 15 games
  • AFL team has ten debutants
  • VFL team makes grand final

There seems to be a lot of people on this board who think that we can afford not to (1) give our younger players a taste of senior football, even if they might not quite be ready for it and (2) fully support our VFL alliance. Whereas, the fact that the better sides do exactly these things is a major part of why they are successful.

Note also, that Geelong's senior team has postponed its Mad Monday celebrations to support the VFL team, and hasn't rushed players into surgery or holidays.

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I would like to work Jordan Murdoch into a trade for Gysberts.

189cm line breaking midfielder. Thumping left foot kick. The ideal modern wingman.

Was pick 48 in last years draft so I'm not sure what the right deal would be, but he certainly has some of the traits we are after.

At this stage his decision making is very poor going on the senior games I watched. Pace and long kick but not much else going for him.

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Did Mitch Brown play?

If so how did he look?

Looks a good sized unit, out bodied his opponent for a couple of marks.

Late in the game when the Tigers were surging got back in defence to help out.

Having said that he's not quite there yet. Got himself in disadvantageous positions a couple of times.

Has been on the Cats' list a few years now I believe.

Personally, I would be leaning towards one of their many mids ... Murdoch, Stringer, Gillies, Hogan, Schroeder, all these kids run hard, spread hard and tackle hard.

Good hypothetical discussion considering last we heard from the coach Gysberts wasn't leaving yet lol

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Looks a good sized unit, out bodied his opponent for a couple of marks.

I saw him play for the seniors earlier in the season and thought he still looked talented but a bit skinny (in his 4th or 5th year at Geelong) - not unlike our undersized NQR KPF first round draft picks.

Any comparison?

I like the look of Murdoch too.

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Brown is definately more filled in than cook or watts...didn't seem as quick or agile as watts certainly.

Definately able to use his bulk better than cook, if only because there is more bulk to use

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