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1 hour ago, Tony Tea said:

The Pedoflier!!!

Too close Tony !!  Clever word play though

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1 hour ago, McQueen said:

Clearly he sits above Dawes.

Dawes was a protected species under Roos. I bet Goody had to bite his tongue quite a bit during match committee.

Dawes' calves made the decision more than Goody.

 

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2 hours ago, dee-eee said:

A classic "serviceable" player .  Shouldn't we be looking to recruit possibly  the next Boyd or Patton ?

 Sensible re-signing a player already on our list - yes a 'serviceable' player, yet also a reliable  one who does what is asked of him.  Doesn't that make you happy?

Sure he ain't Boyd or Patton, but he also isn't a top pick, which incidentally we don't have this year..  

I am sure the recruiters would be looking out for such, but they can't create picks out of thin air.

15 minutes ago, stuie said:

Think that was clear late in the year...

But he's a plug, just like Spencer or Michie. Handy to have.

 

IMO he is certainly >>> those two.   Sure probably not best 22 when all are available but a very dependable back up.

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Just now, monoccular said:

IMO he is certainly >>> those two.   Sure probably not best 22 when all are available but a very dependable back up.

Clearly closer to the 22 than either of those blokes, but that wasn't a quality comparison, it was saying they're all vanilla players who are needed for depth.

 

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Good news, baffled me when he wasn't included at times this year, as we looked better with him in. He's a good foil for Hogan and leads well at the ball. As a few have already said, players like Pedersen are vital to a good team.

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29 minutes ago, stuie said:

Dawes' calves made the decision more than Goody.

 

If that's what you choose to believe.

There were occasions throughout this season where Pedo was fit as a fiddle but Roos still picked an out of form Dawes with (as you alluded to) dodgy calves.

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3 minutes ago, McQueen said:

If that's what you choose to believe.

There were occasions throughout this season where Pedo was fit as a fiddle but Roos still picked an out of form Dawes with (as you alluded to) dodgy calves.

Missed my point. Simply saying that given Dawes increasing inability to stay fit, Goodwin didn't even need to make a choice.

 

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8 minutes ago, stuie said:

Missed my point. Simply saying that given Dawes increasing inability to stay fit, Goodwin didn't even need to make a choice.

 

I don't doubt that would've been a big factor.

I'll leave it at that.

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Must mean the end was Dawes. If given an injury free run at it I think he would have been a good signing. Ah well, we'll always have his game v Crows at the Adelaide Oval. 

Good stuff Pedders!

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Love this.

As we have all states, he is a solid mark, consistently competitive, strong.

And an all round top bloke, the kind of guy that will help you build a fence but then cook a roast for his mum on a Sunday.
Salt of the earth.

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I think we were only ever going to re-sign one of Dawes and Pederson going forward and i think we made the right call.

Dawes is a great bloke but a very limited footballer, Pederson can at least execute most of the basics to a higher level and stay on the park while doing so. 

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29 minutes ago, DubDee said:

PEEEDO!!!

cant wait to see him bump and rag doll players next year. Adds some much needed big man aggression to the fwd line. 

Dawes will be gone now you'd think. 

Yep, I think you have hit the nail on the head with a lot of Peddo's value to the side.  Clear example was a play in the Hawthorn win - Peddo crashes a marking contest around CHF, Weid picks up the loose ball and delivers it deep forward - GOAL.  Peddo didn't get a stat for that effort, but had great impact on the play, literally and metaphorically.  I watched him do this sort of thing numerous times over the course of the year, including the PA win (after which I seem to recall he was shockingly dropped).  How Peddo didn't get rubbed out numerous times throughout the year also surprises me, as he made some big bone jarring hits on players walking the razor thin line of physicality in moden football.

I actually think Jesse Hogan could learn something from Peddo on the physical aspects of the game.  Jesse can make a big physical impact on contests, but I don't think I saw it anywhere near enough over the course of this year.  There may actually have been a case for dropping him to the VFL like Bulldogs did Stringer...but not sure if that would have helped his 'homesickness'.  Now that he is re-signed, I expect bigger things from Jesse.  He came to the club with Carey like comparisons, which I think are warranted, but he clearly needs to take his game to the next level to achieve that.

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