Jump to content

Demonland

2018 Player Reviews: # 32 Tomas Bugg

Recommended Posts

DEBUGGED

Tom Bugg had one or two good moments early in the season but fell out of favour with the selectors and spent most of the year at Casey. He was delisted after the VFL Demons Grand Final defeat.

Date of Birth: 5 April, 1993

Height: 184cm

Weight: 84kg

Games MFC 2018: 3

 Career Total: 96

Goals MFC 2018: 4

Career Total: 34

CDFC Games 2018: 18

CDFC Goals 2018: 15

Votes 2018 Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Memorial Trophy: 39 votes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I much preferred Bugg as a pesky tagger in his early years at the club, as opposed to the permanent forward role he played over the past two seasons. Either way his poor kicking prevented him from getting a regular game at AFL level, but he was a consistent contributor at VFL level. I could understand if he is a bit miffed that the likes of Garlett and Maynard continue at the club whilst he is out the door.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, poita said:

I much preferred Bugg as a pesky tagger in his early years at the club, as opposed to the permanent forward role he played over the past two seasons. Either way his poor kicking prevented him from getting a regular game at AFL level, but he was a consistent contributor at VFL level. I could understand if he is a bit miffed that the likes of Garlett and Maynard continue at the club whilst he is out the door.

Theres a difference mate and its pretty simple, Garlett and Maynard are contracted and Bugg is not. 

Cant see why he'd be miffed at that.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Treated poorly by the Brains Trust.  The Lynden Dunn of 2018.  Dropped early on then unlike JKH, Garlett & others never given a second opportunity.  Could have been tried as a tagger, defender or wing.  Unlucky for mine & a better player than some still at the Club.

  • Like 4
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He had some potential and plenty of swagger. Had the knack of being in good positions for scoring chances but as he transitioned into a full time inconsistent forward coupled with 'the Fri night incident' it became clear he wasn't the future. I and many others did not have him in the 22 at the beginning of the season and to be honest never really considered him as a possible inclusion each week for example with the rest Spargo debate. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Useless footballer nothing but a thug. Delisted good riddence

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/5/2018 at 9:57 AM, Cranky Franky said:

Treated poorly by the Brains Trust.  The Lynden Dunn of 2018.  Dropped early on then unlike JKH, Garlett & others never given a second opportunity.  Could have been tried as a tagger, defender or wing.  Unlucky for mine & a better player than some still at the Club.

Hasn't he gone to Carlton, He will be in the top ten there,

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A living example how one small decision can be a ripple that becomes a tidal wave that effects the rest of your life.

Tom had spunk that was useful in doses. The 'You ready?' stuff with Johannisen I reckon won is that game before we ran onto the field as Easton Wood took his head off and replaced it with a bloody pumpkin. His team then followed suit as they spent all game trying to square up. Him shushing the Tiges cheer squad was provocative but I reckon put a bit of strut into our blokes.

However, the Mills hit went beyond the pale and he never recovered. Plus if you are a forward, you need to be able to kick goals.

I see him as the Blues new Jed Lamb. I just hope he has more sense than to carry on as big a peanut as Lamb did against us this year.

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

He has only dropped a few playing No.s to 40 at Carlscum.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/unfinished-business-for-new-carlton-recruit-tom-bugg-after-enduring-tough-18-months-at-melbourne/news-story/bfa0199ed585ff4fb79913518ed9d33b

Reading the article, it also states that Carlscum have now recruited 11 ex GWS players (mostly thanks to sos) - perhaps they could rename Carlscum to the GWS reserves team.

...actually GWS's NEAFL team would probably beat Carlscum these days, so perhaps the GWS reject squad would be more appropriate.

Edited by Rodney (Balls) Grinter
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Carlscum have now recruited 11 ex GWS players (mostly thanks to sos) - perhaps they could rename Carlscum to the GWS reserves team.

...actually GWS's NEAFL team would probably beat Carlscum these days, so perhaps the GWS reject squad would be more appropriate.

They are now officially known as Greater Western Carlton.

  • Like 2
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Buggy would be one of the first ones picked now at Princess Park after their preseason carnage. 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He was a rubbish player who was soft in the contest, had horrible disposal, and made poor decisions.

Don't confuse mouthy as being hard. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/5/2018 at 9:57 AM, Cranky Franky said:

Treated poorly by the Brains Trust.  The Lynden Dunn of 2018.  Dropped early on then unlike JKH, Garlett & others never given a second opportunity.  Could have been tried as a tagger, defender or wing.  Unlucky for mine & a better player than some still at the Club.

Defender - nope. Skills not up to it and not strong in the contest 

tagger - sure, but we had Harmes

wing - yes, he made us better as a wing when he came to the club. I think he could’ve had a go there instead of Tyson last year, but he’s still only a stop gap.

Bugg’s fitness and vesatility are valuable for young sides but at the end of the day we’ve got 44 players on the list and aren’t a young side anymore. We should have better players in every spot Bugg could play.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He was dead in the water the moment  the punch connected! Only an existing contract saved him for 2018.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

James Harmes massive improvement, just meant there was no spot for Bugg anymore. 

No matter how hard he tried. I think he paid for the hit, it was a little sad it was all over, but James Harmes became elite at the same role. 

No hard feelings. Tomas is loved by many if his twitter account is accurate. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Buggy was useful while we were building a stronger list and that others were coming on and becoming  excellent players. It showed as we finished the season in the finals. Although Buggy gave us some good moments and kicked multiple goal at times, he was also a tough nut which was a part of his game.  His skills were average at the very best and that wasn't enough for him to play a vital part in our best 22. So off he goes to a very average team.

Good luck to T.Bugg and l hope he does well for himself as he should get a game at  CGWS. 

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, nosoupforme said:

Buggy was useful while we were building a stronger list and that others were coming on and becoming  excellent players. It showed as we finished the season in the finals. Although Buggy gave us some good moments and kicked multiple goal at times, he was also a tough nut which was a part of his game.  His skills were average at the very best and that wasn't enough for him to play a vital part in our best 22. So off he goes to a very average team.

Good luck to T.Bugg and l hope he does well for himself as he should get a game at  CGWS. 

 

 

Good summary.

I hold no real resentment of Buggy in his time at the MFC.  He gave good effort, was tough and an exuberant, colourful character, but as mentioned by yourself and many others, was just that fraction off the pace of making the new standard at the MFC, which is really the crux of it.   

I actually think most people have moved on from the Mills thing and it is being somewhat over played here. If the coaches saw more potential in him he would still be at the MFC rather than CGWS, with the Mills incident being just a side note.

Edited by Rodney (Balls) Grinter
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like Bugg, and I wish him well at Carlton.

He had limitations as a player, but he seemed to run hard (both ways), and always seemed respectful about, and appreciative for, his time at the Dees. He also seemed genuinely remorseful for the incident with Mills.

To put the boot into this dude on the way out is tres ordinaire.

 

  • Like 12

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎1‎/‎2‎/‎2019 at 7:38 PM, ProDee said:

He was a rubbish player who was soft in the contest, had horrible disposal, and made poor decisions.

Don't confuse mouthy as being hard. 

On the contrary I thought he was a hard at the contest player who under the most trying circumstances made the best of team decisions

He was indeed unfortunate to miss many goals under extreme pressure

When Mills was holding onto his jumper in a most unsportingly act which was captured on tv Buggy simply replied with a backhanded fend off

That the reprisal was featured on tv was to be expected as it was bigger than anything Cassius Clay handed out 10/10 a perfect hit but it was neither premeditated or intentional

I thank Buggy for his time at the MFC and wish him well at his next club

" Don't confuse mouthy as being hard "

This pretty much sums up your contributions on here !

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
57 minutes ago, puntkick said:

He was indeed unfortunate to miss many goals under extreme pressure

He unfortunately missed a lot of easy shots on goal that you would expect a professional (or any level for that matter) footballer to kick.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

51 minutes ago, rjay said:

He unfortunately missed a lot of easy shots on goal that you would expect a professional (or any level for that matter) footballer to kick.

Agreed. He had the ability to apply great pressure in the forward line and win the footy inside our 50. If he kicked more goals than he missed he might’ve played more regularly. His conversion was poor.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
21 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

James Harmes massive improvement, just meant there was no spot for Bugg anymore. 

No matter how hard he tried. I think he paid for the hit, it was a little sad it was all over, but James Harmes became elite at the same role. 

No hard feelings. Tomas is loved by many if his twitter account is accurate. 

So Gaff is a violent thug, but Bugg's demise after his hit on Mills is sad and you have no hard feelings towards him? Not unexpected hypocrisy. 

Edited by Moonshadow

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

So Gaff is a violent thug, but Bugg's demise after his hit on Mills is sad and you have no hard feelings towards him? Not unexpected hypocrisy. 

Bugg gave an undisiplined backhand which has probably damaged his career. It was a bad thing to do and he has paid (still is)

Gaff lined up his opponent front on and gave him a full uppercut. He meant it. 

Far worse in my book. 

No hypocracy at all Moonie. 

Nice try though....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
54 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Bugg gave an undisiplined backhand which has probably damaged his career. It was a bad thing to do and he has paid (still is)

Gaff lined up his opponent front on and gave him a full uppercut. He meant it. 

Far worse in my book. 

No hypocracy at all Moonie. 

Nice try though....

I think your memory is failing on this one. He was front on and it was no back hander. Punched him smack on the chin. The only difference was he did not break teeth or jaw. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Bugg gave an undisiplined backhand which has probably damaged his career. It was a bad thing to do and he has paid (still is)

Gaff lined up his opponent front on and gave him a full uppercut. He meant it. 

Far worse in my book. 

No hypocracy at all Moonie. 

Nice try though....

Looks like an unprovoked, unexpected front-on hit to me. Bugg took Mills out, it was no backhander. I watched it live from that side of the ground, it was a dog's act. The injury to Mills wasn't as damaging as Gaff's to Brayshaw, but the action was much the same. Neither Bugg nor Gaff deserve "no hard feelings" or sadness. It's called 'consistency'.

20190104_171100.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Social Media

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles

    MURDER BY NUMBERS by Sam the Stats Man

    The respective ladder positions of this week’s combatants tell the story of one side on the rise and the other in steep decline. Since their most recent meeting which took place early last year, the Dees and the Lions have changed positions. They are opposed to each again on the former’s home turf with the locals in fine fettle after blowing St Kilda off the park at Marvel Stadium.  The Lions’ home ground advantage has been a major consideration so far this year. They have won five out of s

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    MUD HEAP by KC from Casey

    In the opening round of the 2018 VFL season, the Casey Demons enjoyed an emphatic 107 point victory over Coburg at Piranha Park. The team was loaded with Melbourne listed players (half a dozen of them were in the team that beat Fremantle on Saturday) and the side was in its way to a grand final appearance. A season and a half later, the club returned to the same venue in the hope of kick starting a season that had gone somewhat awry under new coach Sam Radford and while they tasted victory (as y

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    PRETENDERS SENT PACKING by George on the Outer

    Fremantle, the Perth pretenders at sixth on the premiership table should have easily accounted for the Demons, sitting barely a game off the bottom of the ladder.   And for the majority of the game, it certainly looked that would be the case, until the final quarter, when the Demons stopped giving the Dockers easy chances, or making plain, dumb decisions. Not that their situation was helped by some simply appalling umpiring during the match, that kept gifting Fremantle easy scores.  Th

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    ORWELLIAN by Whispering Jack

    Please permit me to begin this rather tragic pathetic preview of Melbourne’s forthcoming game against Fremantle with some personal reflections.   Two years ago, we had visitors staying with us who are all sports fans so we arranged tickets for the entire family for the Melbourne vs Fremantle game at the MCG. The Dockers were struggling at the time while the Demons were on the up and up so I was fairly confident about the outcome. Naturally, we all left the ground bitterly disappointed.   

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    PANTSED BY THE PIES by George on the Outer

    A 41 point loss to Collingwood, combined with yet another meagre output from the Melbourne forwards, saw the Demons pantsed by the Collingwood in the Queens Birthday match. For the nth week in a row, Melbourne failed to produce a score that would trouble most sides - it’s inaccuracy alone was again enough to seal the outcome. If that final score of 7.15 were 15.7, the game would have been very different. That sort of output was exactly a repeat of the previous week against Adelaide, when fo

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    TURNAROUND by KC from Casey

    It is truly amazing what a difference eight days can make in the life and times of a football club. It was a little over a week ago that the Casey Demons side were literally crushed into submission by the Werribee Tigers at Avalon Airport Oval. The losing margin in that game was not huge but the way they struggled to produce and cohesion in their play was obvious for all to see.  On Sunday at Casey Fields as part of heritage week, the team wore the Springvale FC jumper and made its own turn

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    TEN YEARS AFTER by Whispering Jack

    There are many who would argue that Melbourne’s current woes go back a full decade to their Queens Birthday engagement of 2009 when the Demons selected a young VCE student Jack Watts to make his debut on the MCG in front of what was expected to be the club’s biggest crowd for a game described as the club’s “grand final in June”. That was the way of the world for the Dean Bailey coached Demons. The critics were skeptical of Melbourne’s decision to put a wet behind the ears schoolboy (albeit

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    TOP END HEADING SOUTH by George on the Outer

    The Demons headed north for their annual game in Darwin, but the disappointing outcome could only mean they are heading south with the all too familiar failings happening again. A Sam Weideman mark and kick for goal with only 30 seconds remaining in the match could have won it for the Demons, but the kick slid sideways and the team went down by two points.  Sam may have been devastated, but the fact that the team could only kick 1 goal 8 behinds in the final quarter lays the blame at the fe

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    MAYDAY by KC from Casey

    There’s not very much that can be said of the lacklustre performance of the Casey Demons at Avalon Airfield Oval against the Werribee Tigers on Saturday other than that it was woeful. There were however, a few small rays of hope for Demon fans, the main one being the display of defender Steven May from injury and to a lesser extent, Kade Kolodjashnij’s return after two months recovering from the effects of concussion. May was in stellar form down back, taking intercept marks, disposing of t

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    POINT OF NO RETURN by the Oracle

    Conventional wisdom says that a club reaches the point of no return in the AFL competition if it has won less than four matches at the mid point of the season.  What this means for Melbourne is that in order for it to remain in the race for a top-eight position, it must start winning games now. Moreover, It's not enough to win the next game but it must also start stringing wins together to make up for its deficit in both wins and percentage.  With so much at stake there will be no excu

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    A REAL DOWNER by KC from Casey

    When Sam Weideman kicked his third goal at the midpoint of the second quarter of Casey’s game at Downer Oval , Point Gellibrand on Sunday, he put his team 26 points ahead of the goalless Seagulls. Buoyed by the return from injury of Weideman and a number of other AFL-listed Melbourne players including Jordan Lewis, Mitch Hannan, and Jay Kennedy Harris and an impressive start to Jake Lever’s second game on return from his ACL surgery, the Demons were seemingly on top of the world. Lewis and

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    ANOTHER GIANT PROBLEM by George on the Outer

    On top of its injury problems Melbourne ran into an “in-form” GWS Giants at the MCG in a game which, apart from a final quarter junk-time spree served to highlight the club’s current problems. There’s a virtually non-existent forward line; a plethora of VFL standard players, who might be getting plenty of game experience but most will simply not be up to AFL standard; an inability to kick straight and an ability to waste simple opportunities so that they mustered up only one goal in the fir

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

×
×
  • Create New...