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He doesn't have to be star.
Just play his role.
Target would be a couple goals a game this early on.

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26 minutes ago, Fork 'em said:

He doesn't have to be star.
Just play his role.
Target would be a couple goals a game this early on.

All depends on the delivery up the field. The Wied will mark a good pass

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2 hours ago, Fork 'em said:

He doesn't have to be star.
Just play his role.
Target would be a couple goals a game this early on.

 

2 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

All depends on the delivery up the field. The Wied will mark a good pass

.... and converts pretty reliably too. 

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12 minutes ago, monoccular said:

 

.... and converts pretty reliably too. 

Jesse was never a true Full Forward in my eyes. He never took an overhead pack mark. Most of his good work came 30-40 metres from goal. Jesse also assisted in a lotof goals, so i am not denying his talents. But The Weid could become a great Full Forward, when he is not tackling an opponent on the members wing. 

He can put the long arms up and hold marks. His opponents will be studying his game now though, i have no doubt. 

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On 2/16/2019 at 4:23 PM, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Pruess has incredible strength and when combined with his height, he might be a good option to nullify Cox if he posed a threat to us we needed to contain

He is the bloke to play on Cox, but there are many others in the whole comp on whom Preuss could be completely effective. His strength and physical presence are just two components that provide (other than that provided by Gawny, to the death so far) great options for our team as a swing ruck-forward-backman, depending on the team we are playing. This, at least, provides that relief we must have for a longitudinal Max Gawn and due to Braydon's age, he may well be the longitudinal heir apparent to Gawn. Whatever the case - and no-one will know until this season is underweigh - our acquired 2-ruck combination is highly formidable. Given the talls in TMac, Weideman, OMac, Joel Smith and even Bradtke (once matured), we really are poised for some positive action it would seem.

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I’ve seen nothing this pre-season / jlt to change my opinion.

He does lots right particularly at ground level but he can’t get his body in the right position to take strong contested marks which is what he needs to do to play his role.

 

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On 2/16/2019 at 10:28 PM, ProDee said:

In his last 5 games in 2018, including 3 finals, Weideman took 13 contested marks at an average of 2.6 per game.

Across the season as a whole that average would have placed him equal second with Jack Darling on 2.6 and just behind the best contested mark for 2018 Jeremy McGovern.

What you envisage as a weakness is one of the biggest strengths in the competition.

 

He is fantastic at ground level and when he gets a leap at the ball.

Contested marks stats don’t count for when he is too easily blocked from getting near the footy.

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His game on Saturday was very very good. Sustained, competitive, physical and thoughtful. Hoganesque on one of his good days....

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2 minutes ago, willmoy said:

His game on Saturday was very very good. Sustained, competitive, physical and thoughtful. Hoganesque on one of his good days....

Then god help us.

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13 minutes ago, Wrecker45 said:

He is fantastic at ground level and when he gets a leap at the ball.

Contested marks stats don’t count for when he is too easily blocked from getting near the footy.

I have more patience for a 21 year old key forward still learning the caper.

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Ladies and gents. Today I saw Sam Weideman in a hardware store and shook his hand, wishing him all the best for the season ahead. He seems like a really personable and pleasant young man. Despite being bailed up by a bogus looking bloke, he smiled and thanked me. 

The last Demon player whose hand I shook was Clayton Oliver ( and look how that's turning out )

Could be a big year for Sam !!

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15 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

50 goals from Weideman is the aim.  He needs to be the Hogan type now. 

hope not, we got rid of Hogan for being a Hogan type.

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7 minutes ago, Demon Dude said:

hope not, we got rid of Hogan for being a Hogan type.

we didnt get rid of Hogan sadly Hogan got rid of us .Weed continues to improve incrementally and hopefully will make a quantum leap forward at some stage this year.However he will never be as good as Hogan .

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Already showed enough in the finals, and should only get better as he gets older.

We wont have to rely on him solely as TMac is the No. 1 forward.

Joel Smith kicked the most goals out of anyone in the whole competition in the JLT and could be a revelation up forward. 

The Hunt experiment also looks  promising, and guys like Melksham and Petracca always chime on for a couple.

I think our forward line has the potential to go to another level this year.

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44 minutes ago, pineapple dee said:

Ladies and gents. Today I saw Sam Weideman in a hardware store and shook his hand, wishing him all the best for the season ahead. He seems like a really personable and pleasant young man. Despite being bailed up by a bogus looking bloke, he smiled and thanked me. 

The last Demon player whose hand I shook was Clayton Oliver ( and look how that's turning out )

Could be a big year for Sam !!

Not buying any dangerous tools, hopefully. 

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14 minutes ago, kallangurdemon said:

we didnt get rid of Hogan sadly Hogan got rid of us .Weed continues to improve incrementally and hopefully will make a quantum leap forward at some stage this year.However he will never be as good as Hogan .

I disagree, he's already better than Hogan in his intended role. that's why we traded him. Hogan plays more like an oversized half fwd flanker than a key fwd and he's frightened of the big stage. that's why he always gave a poor showing in big games against top teams, and is probably the same reason why he wanted to go to lowly Freo.

unlike Weid who plays like key forward, taking contested marks and bringing the ball to ground for the crumbers, and he tore it up on the big stage against good teams when he got his chance.

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44 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

50 goals from Weideman is the aim.  He needs to be the Hogan type now. 

Completely different type of player 'norm'....

The only similarity is they both play key forward, Weideman also has a run in the ruck.

 I don't see the Hogan type doing that.

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1 hour ago, spirit of norm smith said:

50 goals from Weideman is the aim.  He needs to be the Hogan type now. 

No pressure then.

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I think it’ll be more like 50 from TMac

30 from Weed

25 from J Smith

20 from Melksham

20 from Petracca

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1 hour ago, pineapple dee said:

Ladies and gents. Today I saw Sam Weideman in a hardware store and shook his hand, wishing him all the best for the season ahead. He seems like a really personable and pleasant young man. Despite being bailed up by a bogus looking bloke, he smiled and thanked me. 

The last Demon player whose hand I shook was Clayton Oliver ( and look how that's turning out )

Could be a big year for Sam !!

Pleased to hear that he didn’t get the rough end of the pineapple.

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29 minutes ago, DeeZee said:

I think it’ll be more like 50 from TMac

30 from Weed

25 from J Smith

20 from Melksham

20 from Petracca

 

Melksham will kick way more than 20 goals

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8 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

 

Melksham will kick way more than 20 goals

Yeah I’m just being ultra conservative and proving a point that we do have to rely on any one player.

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7 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

Melksham will kick way more than 20 goals

Apart from J Smith I’d expect all of them to kick more than the nominated amount, especially McDonald. It wouldn’t be great if he went backwards this season.

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