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6 minutes ago, Soidee said:

Tyson has been a bust!  Could of got Kelly!  

Keep up man! Billings was Roos' choice at 2 if we could not get the deal done

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Direct swap and cap saving to get May?  Interesting....

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7 minutes ago, buck_nekkid said:

Direct swap and cap saving to get May?  Interesting....

Surely GC are not that crazy?

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29 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

Roos very active with Pittard and Polec, now Tyson.  With Picks going to Alberton, direct swap looks the most likely, or perhaps add a late pick exchange.  Be interesting to see what sort of cap space we save or add by this trade, with Don on 500K

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Didn't mind Mick Nolan as a ruckman.

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1 hour ago, Richard Tionary said:

Tell ya what, this is pretty good watching. 

 

Highlights are highlights, but at least he does look very capable and physical.

What has been the problem between him and Norf?  Mental? Injury? Team balance?

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7 minutes ago, monoccular said:

Highlights are highlights, but at least he does look very capable and physical.

What has been the problem between him and Norf?  Mental? Injury? Team balance?

too many talls at norf

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10 minutes ago, monoccular said:

Highlights are highlights, but at least he does look very capable and physical.

What has been the problem between him and Norf?  Mental? Injury? Team balance?

 

2 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

too many talls at norf

Some would make the same case for us.  I am not one of them, and more so if Jesse leaves.

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The reason we would be so into Preuss is because he's the type of ruckman that would work well in our system. He's really good at using his body to control the area into which the ball falls. He isn't a subtle touch player but he's strong and helps a team with a really good inside midfield. 

If Max goes down we're stuffed. But with Preuss we can rest him strategically within and between games and still be able play or style of football knowing that we can attack stoppages. Plus an injury to Gawn won't automatically mean that we can't win the flag anymore.

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32 minutes ago, monoccular said:

Highlights are highlights

I'd be touted as a number 1 Draft pick based on my 17 seconds of highlights. 

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8 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I'd be touted as a number 1 Draft pick based on my 17 seconds of highlights. 

Tend to agree and I will trust the FD to get this right but I have an awful feeling about this one - I fear his lowlights reel would extend well beyond the 17 seconds mark

Has anyone watched much of him in the twos for North this year who could offer an assessment of his ability?

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13 minutes ago, Sydee said:

Tend to agree and I will trust the FD to get this right but I have an awful feeling about this one - I fear his lowlights reel would extend well beyond the 17 seconds mark

Has anyone watched much of him in the twos for North this year who could offer an assessment of his ability?

his raw numbers are not particularly compelling: http://websites.sportstg.com/team_info.cgi?action=PSTATS&pID=196455977&client=0-118-0-339767-20320232

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6 minutes ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

great post 🙂

certainly not dominant around the ground

9 contested marks out of 16 games doesn't say much either.

Hit outs are consistent around 20 per game but he must struggle against the Pies..11 and 8

He didn't play against Casey which is unfortunate for comparison purposes

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3 hours ago, Richard Tionary said:

Tell ya what, this is pretty good watching. 

 

A 70m drop punt thank you very much.

 

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http://websites.sportstg.com/team_info.cgi?action=PSTATS&pID=196455977&client=1-118-187079-477472-26138796

 

These are his 2018 stats at VFL level - reasonable number of hit outs but rarely gets a mention in the best players and imo doesn't take enough contested marks for someone his size

If you look at his kicking efficiency  I'd say that's one of the biggest reasons he didn't play in the 1's this year

Big, big punt if you ask me offering 4 years

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

I'd be touted as a number 1 Draft pick based on my 17 seconds of highlights. 

No you wouldn't.

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I'm not sure if this has been posted, but it's a summary of his 3 seasons prior to 2018. I get the feeling that coming from a rugby league background he may not position himself all that well as he rarely gets into double figures for disposals at any level (3 from 8 AFL games)

AFL http://www.aflplayerratings.com.au/Ratings/Player/121035/Braydon-PREUSS

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3 hours ago, dl4e said:

Didn't mind Mick Nolan as a ruckman.

Apply Max Gawn's training routine over summer, a few sharp drills as a backman, who needs May, after all? He can also swing forward to raise hell. He would easily back up Max. He'd protect the little blokes as a father figure. He is wary of no-one - look at the showreel: Eyes for the ball and capacity to trample those in front of him during a clean mark. He'd be great in a red 'n blue Guernsey.

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1 minute ago, M_9 said:

I'm not sure if this has been posted, but it's a summary of his 3 seasons prior to 2018. I get the feeling that coming from a rugby league background he may not position himself all that well as he rarely gets into double figures for disposals at any level (3 from 8 AFL games)

AFL http://www.aflplayerratings.com.au/Ratings/Player/121035/Braydon-PREUSS

Positioning is taught and at his size, quickly learned. 

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10 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Positioning is taught and at his size, quickly learned. 

Only a season or two ago, Preuss kept Goldstein out of North's team, so he must have talent.

He is certainly a better back up for Max than any of the options we had this year.

However, having both Max and Preuss in the same team might unbalance it. I can't see him playing too many games with Max next season, so I would question his reason for wanting to join us.

 

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