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Glad Dunn is a stayer. A lot of people write him off year after year, but he's one of the only blokes that plays with a bit of guts. Sure he's not the classiest or most skilful player, but he provides a contest and can roost it when needed. Uses his body pretty well too. Only knock on him is that he can play for the free, hopefully we won't see to much of it next year. Genuine player and has a role in this side.

Bolded bits = I disagree. Entirely. Like, I could not disagree more with these statements. He has no guts (he shirks contests), he doesn't provide contests (see previous), he doesn't use his body well (he is pathetic in marking contests).

So, another year of pissweak performances from a supposedly senior player awaits. I'm sure he is practising his pointing and his staging for free kicks already. If he ever won a one-on-one contest, I think I'd die of shock.

Hi poita. I think we're going to be good friends.

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Would just like to bump this with some rumour mongering :) It is that time of year after all....

Lynden Dunn spotted (personally) at Norwood Oval after the GF win over here in SA... With Norwood club officials I might add... Rumours running rife from within the NFC that they may have a new player come 2013....

Just saying....

Not sure how his contract situation is sitting at the Dees.... Just letting you all know what my eyes and ears are witnessing....

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He is experienced, strong, 'mature bodied', can kick, and has played "the role" that Neeld has asked of him so I would be very surprised were he to be delisted or traded (?contract status).

I think we all agree that he has to brush up on a few things, especially his diving and giving away stupid frees, but if he does that he could be a very valuable contributor especially as a tight annoying HBF, from where his long delivery forward will be particularly valuable as our forward structure becomes more physically imposing.

Someone observed that he is already working on his fitness and endurance so it would seem that he may have taken the message.

Well done.

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Does anyone else think he might be able to play the matt suckling type role at Melbourne? Does not have the same 'elite' or deadly kick as suckling but would probably have one of the more accurate kicks at Melbourne... has been put on the HBF end of this season. He has a monster kick, can do the kick ins, has quite an accurate kick with high disposal efficiency, he has good aerobic capacity, is experienced and seems to have a good attitude. I think he deserves another contract and see if he can develop himself into a HBF.

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...except Suckling has pace and an ability to break the lines that Dunny can only dream about.

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Does anyone seriously think a mid-20s AFL player would choose to go to the SANFL, bypassing all other options?

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I dont think Dunn has lived up to his potential.

But he showed a little bit towards the end of the year and i guess we will see.

I wouldnt cry if he went to another club, actually to be honest. id be quite pleased

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He needs to fix two things:

1) Stop diving.

2) Stop trying to always push his opponent under the ball, grow a set and actually try to beat his opponent in the air.

This post needs more love, he's reading of the play and decision making was quite good, but these two aspects of his game that CB mentioned absolutely gives me the shits

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If he was put on constant 6 month contracts, he would win a brownlow...

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I am a fan of keeping Lynden Dunn. He shows he really wants the Demons to win and wears his heart of his sleeve.

His 2nd half of 2012 was very good. In fact, he warmed to the 3rd defender role behind Mcdonald and Frawley/Sellar.

I believe Frawley should be used as a more running defender for his size and pace. Dunn can utilise a defensive post, and has good size and skills.

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Does it increase our compo position if both he and Rivers leave? I don't mind the guy, but if we could get something worthwhile I wouldn't cry.

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Does it increase our compo position if both he and Rivers leave? I don't mind the guy, but if we could get something worthwhile I wouldn't cry.

Sounds like we just get another separate pick. As they say, spud+spud+spud doesn't equal a good player

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Surprised at some of the positivity towards Dunn. I just don't think he sets a good example for his younger teammates. From all reports works very hard on the track but constantly let's the team down with soft and undisciplined football. After 8 years on our list, not good enough.

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Your display pick creeps me out. It is scary!

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Does it increase our compo position if both he and Rivers leave? I don't mind the guy, but if we could get something worthwhile I wouldn't cry.

I guess that's up to the AFL's discretion, and I don't think many would cry if our end result was an early second rounder

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Does it increase our compo position if both he and Rivers leave? I don't mind the guy, but if we could get something worthwhile I wouldn't cry.

All indications are the pick ( and I only see references to A pick ) are based upon the consolidated nett loss to a club.

Logic then suggest the more you lose the better the pick. Its based upon a points system devised and known only to the AFL themselves...all secret squirrel sh!t it seems..The points are based ( but not only determined by ) the age of the player and the value of the new contract. What these values are and what bias is given is anyones guess

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Don't rate him, happy to have the club cut its losses.

The only reason he'd be kept is because of what I'm now calliing The Sydney Effect. Being that you remove an average player from a side, drill some team ethics into them and coach them to play a role without compromising on any part of the expectations you set for them.

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Dunn v Joel Macdonald, surely only room for one of them, if we keep Rivers then probably room for neither. Who would you keep. One can kick one can't. One can do something in the air, put his head over the ball and win the ball on the ground. It's 50/50 I'd say but I think Neeld will probably lean towards Macdonald.

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All indications are the pick ( and I only see references to A pick ) are based upon the consolidated nett loss to a club.

Logic then suggest the more you lose the better the pick. Its based upon a points system devised and known only to the AFL themselves...all secret squirrel sh!t it seems..The points are based ( but not only determined by ) the age of the player and the value of the new contract. What these values are and what bias is given is anyones guess

I think you recieve a pick for each player lost rather than one combined pick, which is a good thing i think. From the AFL website:

"It will be one draft pick for every player lost to free agency, with five bands of compensation available. These are first round, end of first round, second round, end of second round and third round.

Port Adelaide will receive two picks for losing Pearce to Freo and defender Troy Chaplin to Richmond. The Power can't petition the AFL into bundling those two selections into one selection earlier in the draft"

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Dunn can be very frustrating at times.

What he lacks in ability he makes up in aggression and willingness to compete at all times (i.e. complete opposite to Morton)

He is worth keeping while our younger players develop.

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Dunny will be ok. He does have much needed grunt. Without the MOUsTACHE he looks much better.

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Dunn can be very frustrating at times.

What he lacks in ability he makes up in aggression and willingness to compete at all times (i.e. complete opposite to Morton)

He is worth keeping while our younger players develop.

Nice work, you managed the "Dunn is tough and competitive" clanger AND a Morton backhander in a thread that has nothing to do with him whatsoever, all in the one post.

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