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Just now, Wells 11 said:

exactly. unless his form was related to injury as in tmac.

Absolutely we cannot recruit a long term injured key Forward 

It’s time the midfield and other forwards learnt to kick properly. 
 

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When playing at North - hate his stupid run up, hate his flopping for frees, hate how straight of a kick he is for goal and I hate his stupid hair cut. Now that he is pretty much going to be a De

All looking good. Expect him to nominate  melbourne any time now. Both parties are seemingly very excited.     

Kick the ball to Ben Brown. 

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Backing Burgo in with a damaged player.  60 goals in that Norf outfit.  I think we go for him.  

Avg 2.2 goals per game. 

That's higher than:

- Tom Hawkins

- Tom Lynch

 

Also noting that Jack Riewoldt's best years appear to be 6-10

https://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/J/Jack_Riewoldt.html

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Brown can only mark and kick goals on a lead?

Can we kick properly to a goal kicking target?

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3 minutes ago, dee-tox said:

The question is why was he so pizz poor this season? Injury? Norf gameplan? Finished as a player? Confidence?

He's a 200 cm leading forward that has the runs on the board. Worth pursuing.

He had a pretty tragic circumstance in his family and I think this took a huge mental toll on his well being especially being locked away on a hub.

Glad he's seeking a fresh start.

From our end its definitely worth asking the question? Read some crazy stat that hes kicked 60 plus goals 3 years in a row... amazing.

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I agree with the comments here that anyone who can kick 60+ goals 3 years in a row (??!!) is obviously worth pursuing, but if that's really the case, why would North be so keen to give him up? North didn't kick many goals this year, so I would have thought he might be useful to have around next year?

So, what's happened then?

Injury?

Drama?

Finished?

We don't need any of those things, as we have enough of each, but if we can do our DD and his body/heart are still up for the job, it might be worth a punt if we can turf TMac - can't be worse, if fit and good to go.

Hitting leads on the chest, or hell, even directing the ball anywhere near him is another question altogether...

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1 hour ago, america de cali said:

I'd be wary:

Shaw believes Brown's lead-up play is not suited to his preferred game style, which in many ways mirrors that of his former club Sydney – slower, considered ball movement that prioritises contested possession.

So not sure he would fit our game plan, either.  He needs space to run into and ops are learning to shut down space.

It seems he turned down a three-year contract at the start of 2020 worth upwards of $750,000 per season.  May be regretting that now.

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I'd ask the question for sure.  You don't lose your ability overnight, just your confidence.  Shaw is a terrible coach and many North players are shadows of what they were under Scott. Anyone averaging better than 2 goals a game over a reasonable length of time can certainly play the game.  If he could give us 40 goals a season he'd be twice as good as anything we currently have.

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The 27-year-old's management has been actively shopping his services to clubs including Essendon, Collingwood, Melbourne, Hawthorn, Gold Coast and Brisbane. 

"Opposition clubs believe Brown's value on the open market could net the Roos a second-round pick."

How's BB worth a second rounder when Daniher (last year) was deemed to be worth multiple picks, madness.

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4 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

So not sure he would fit our game plan, either.  He needs space to run into and ops are learning to shut down space.

Well he’s in luck Lucifer as we don’t have a game plan. 
 

He will fit in perfectly. 

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That mop of hair will be much easier stomached in a Melbourne geurnsey. 

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