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Jack Trengove, Jake Spencer, Mitch White and Liam Hulett de-listed


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Sad to see Trenners go. Glad he got to play again after injury but he wasn't up to it. Hope he's still a Melbourne person.

Spencer just was never up to AFL standard. Finally they made the call on him. 10 years on our list. Jeepers.

White I thought could play, but his body didn't hold up and he was a bit fumbly and slow. Had he been healthier and played more regularly - particularly last year - I think he might've made it but now we have depth in the half back flankers there's no reason to keep him. Better to turn the list over.

Hulett just didn't come on after a promising first year. I think the biggest issue was he didn't have AFL level endurance and guys who are in shape and train ok but don't have endurance often never find it. He was never going to be super quick or athletic so he needed to run all day and that didn't seem to happen. 

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good break down. I think its interesting to reflect back on players in the past that didnt make the grade. At the time they are often praised and worshiped on this board but when they get delisted theres not a peep from anyone.

why did people think that the following players simply werent up to afl standard:

- Bate

- Morton

- newton

-strauss

- tapscott

- blease

-maric

 

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Sad to see Jack Trengove's career with us end like this. Cruelled by injury, still did everything and more to try and get back, but wasn't to be. We'll never know what he could have been.

Hard to see any AFL club picking him up, but has leadership and footy smarts. Too early for a coaching career, and still goes OK ...  player-coach at a lower league?

All the best Jack.

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No surprises here.

Thankfully the Jake Spencer experiment as a backup ruckman is finally over. 38 games in 10 seasons says it all. 

White showed something, but injury prone and lacks pace. We are now well stocked for half backs.

The club did the right thing by giving Trengove every chance, but he just wasn't up to returning to his best.

Hulett always looked like a good suburban footballer. Surprised when he was drafted, but unsurprised he's been delisted. 

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14 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Sad to see Trenners go. Glad he got to play again after injury but he wasn't up to it. Hope he's still a Melbourne person.

Spencer just was never up to AFL standard. Finally they made the call on him. 10 years on our list. Jeepers.

White I thought could play, but his body didn't hold up and he was a bit fumbly and slow. Had he been healthier and played more regularly - particularly last year - I think he might've made it but now we have depth in the half back flankers there's no reason to keep him. Better to turn the list over.

Hulett just didn't come on after a promising first year. I think the biggest issue was he didn't have AFL level endurance and guys who are in shape and train ok but don't have endurance often never find it. He was never going to be super quick or athletic so he needed to run all day and that didn't seem to happen. 

Agree with that, though Spencer was decent as a backup this year for the couple of games he played.

The one amongst them who could perhaps get a rookie spot somewhere might be White. We're over-run with HBF types.

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5 minutes ago, mongrel said:

 

I hope that the delisting of Spencer means the club has some confidence in the development of Lachie and Mitch King.

I didn't see a lot of him and sounds like he was still getting beat up by experienced players but Mitch King's body started looking stronger and more athletic towards the end of the year. I'd expect he'd have a pretty good preseason and be an ok 3rd choice ruck if really needed - not many clubs 3rd string guy is all that good anyway.

I truly think Tom McDonald is a very decent 2nd string ruckman if needed so if the club has faith in the key position spots I wouldn't panic over the need for a better 2nd string option.

I'd still trade/free agent/draft a mature player to be the 2nd option guy but I wouldn't stress about it.

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12 minutes ago, mongrel said:

 

I hope that the delisting of Spencer means the club has some confidence in the development of Lachie and Mitch King.

No it just means that they have no confidence in Spencer. I would imagine that we'll recruit or rookie a mature aged ruckman.

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12 minutes ago, bing181 said:

Agree with that, though Spencer was decent as a backup this year for the couple of games he played.

The one amongst them who could perhaps get a rookie spot somewhere might be White. We're over-run with HBF types.

I don't see this at all... I reckon he is an absolute dud. I'd be shocked if another club took him as a rookie... Slow, lacked composure, was a so called 'good user' yet only ever turned it over... Was the first on my delisting list

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So sad to see Jack go.  He fought so hard to come back and play.  A testament to his dedication.

Good luck, Jack.  You'll always be a demon favourite.

My favourite Jack moment was the tackle on Danger:)!  

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Thanks Trenners. Lady luck wasnt on your side, but who knows what your future holds.

Spencil. Less than 4 games a year for a decade isnt a great resume. Was serviceable at best when it came to the big leagues.

White had a few chances and never really impressed.

 

And i really thought huelett would come on after a great start for casey. Oh well.

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3 minutes ago, Adzman said:

So that's our 4 senior list spots (when you include Lumumba) and a rookie spot now free.

Now we head to the trade table for phase two.

 

Joel Smith signed earlier in the year, so eats up one of those four.

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