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10 hours ago, Demons11 said:

He is just a player, 2nd or 3rd key forward at best 

You must have very high standards

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15 hours ago, Demonstone said:

Will he McStay or will he McLeave?   Hey, somebody had to say it.

To paraphrase Joe Strummer “should I McStay or should I go”… I only hope he remembers to pack his McCluggage.

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14 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

A back pocket could walk into our forward line this year 

Well....that worked out more than ok in the 64 grand final :-)  But times have moved on I confess. 

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16 hours ago, Demonstone said:

Will he McStay or will he McLeave?   Hey, somebody had to say it.

McStay is Staying:cool:

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9 hours ago, loges said:

You must have very high standards

I just don’t think he is any better than what we currently have. If I had to compare  Ben Brown at his best Vs McStay at his best, I’d take BB every day of the week and twice on Sunday 

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  • 2 weeks later...

I do like him, works great in that kind of forward line, undecided on whether he'd be a good fit for us. Seems like a Mihocek type which you'd hardly sneeze at but can they be the focal point? It would come down to what happens with our other forwards come season's end I guess. 

Upgrade from Mitch Brown no doubt though!

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Don't want to freak anyone out, but McStay has about the same numbers as Sam Weideman except with a couple of extra link kicks up the ground.

He'd be an improvement, for sure, but only an incremental one and I don't think recruiting him would make a major difference for us.

That said, if Weideman decides to move on for a fresh start in a trade, and we then get McStay as a free agent, we would effectively be getting a little upgrade while also picking up Weideman's trade value. Ha! Use that to push ourselves up the draft order and we can pick up one of the very promising key forwards in the draft, and wha-bam we've got ourselves a short-term role filled and a long-term prospect in one go.

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35 minutes ago, CYB said:

We have to get him. I have doubts whether TMac will ever come back and we can’t be held hostage to those circumstances. 

my opinion on him has definitely changed. We need to add him in. with doubts over MBrown's status this off-season, Weid's lack of progress and potential to request a move if he gets an offer of regular senior football elsewhere, Jacko's lure home and TMac's consistency and form issues in McStay you're getting a forward target who is at least on par with the rest of our options talent wise but in a much healthier age bracket and on between 500-600k a year its about 50-100k more than we're paying tomlinson and he's played more casey footy than dees footy since he came. 

Not many alternatives across the competition who are gettable. off the top of my head -one of the giants riccardi/HH/hogan, burgess at the suns who's leading the vfl goalkicking or ratugolea or reid/amartey/mclean at the swans or schache

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5 minutes ago, Turner said:

 

me. 

Not many alternatives across the competition who are gettable. off the top of my head -one of the giants riccardi/HH/hogan, burgess at the suns who's leading the vfl goalkicking or ratugolea or reid/amartey/mclean at the swans or schache

Schache ?That would be the ultimate  victory of optimism over experience .The rest are ordinary with the exception of Jesse who is head and shoulders above the others .But alas I can only dream of his return.

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1 hour ago, kallangurdemon said:

Schache ?That would be the ultimate  victory of optimism over experience .The rest are ordinary with the exception of Jesse who is head and shoulders above the others .But alas I can only dream of his return.

Schache is less competitive than just about any KPF in the game. Gets out positioned by an empty chip packet blowing across the ground 

I like the look of Riccardi from GWS. Think he is ready to step up

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On 11/14/2013 at 8:58 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

Just read on AFL website that McStay has been courted by some clubs and may go Top 30.

He will be a very good CHB type.

Think  Hardeman. 

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2 hours ago, kallangurdemon said:

Schache ?That would be the ultimate  victory of optimism over experience .The rest are ordinary with the exception of Jesse who is head and shoulders above the others .But alas I can only dream of his return.

Harry Himmelberg would take in a heartbeat...He is far from ordinary..... super talented player, forward and back.

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17 hours ago, NeveroddoreveN said:

Harry Himmelberg would take in a heartbeat...He is far from ordinary..... super talented player, forward and back.

But is he on the move?

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