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Jay Lockhart has filled our last list spot as a rookie.

"The AFL introduced a Supplementary Selection Period for the first time this year. This allowed teams to add players to their rookie list up until todays date,” General Manager of Football Operations Josh Mahoney told Melbourne Media.

“By passing on our last pick in the rookie draft we had a spot available and today we have added Jay Lockhart to our rookie list for this season.”

The 23-year-old is Tasmanian-born but made the move to Victoria in 2018 in a bid to chase his AFL dream."

https://m.melbournefc.com.au/news/2019-03-15/melbourne-secures-jay-lockhart-as-rookie

 

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Can he play as a small forward? We really do have a glaring need in that area.

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13 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

I love that we are giving the Casey guys a chance but another ruckman would have been nice.

Why? We have Preuss and another ruck would take minutes off Bradtke 

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If Aaron Nietschke goes to LTI we would have another space? Mid season draft may be a possibility to get a ruckman if required.

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I dont think i have ever seen him play? Can anyone tell me what kindnof player he is??

Does he also go onto the rookie list or the main list?

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11 minutes ago, DemonLad5 said:

Why? We have Preuss and another ruck would take minutes off Bradtke 

Preuss is injured so we have Gawn and Bradke who the club have asked to play in the under 18 competition this year.

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As I recall, he plays small defender (rebound/runner) , not so much a Nev 'lockdown' defender type.  Could see him being cover for Lewis, and he could also put pressure on Hunt.  In a couple of games he played further up the ground, including in attack where he got a few goals.  Seemed good over the ball, and looked to have a good (accurate) passing kick in traffic.  More workmanlike than mercurial from what I saw, but a really solid small footballer.

Well worth the pick up.  Think we have ruck covered with Max/Preuss/Keilty (Bradtke too green), and we seemed to lack quality in the flank / run and distribute role, and unless Hunt finds his best headband, could be an inspired pickup.

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12 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

Preuss is injured so we have Gawn and Bradke who the club have asked to play in the under 18 competition this year.

Staggering we haven't gone with a third ruck option.  If Gawn goes down good luck. Preuss is developing and Bradke three years away. Didn't Hawthorn just add a 4th ruckmen to their list? Add to this the obsession with recruiting Casey players and it is very hard to follow.

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I want more Tasmanians. This guy looks pretty tough to me.

Hopefully he's a cross between Russell Robertson, Darrell Baldock and Ian Stewart ( without the cross dressing )

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9 minutes ago, buck_nekkid said:

As I recall, he plays small defender (rebound/runner) , not so much a Nev 'lockdown' defender type.  Could see him being cover for Lewis, and he could also put pressure on Hunt.  In a couple of games he played further up the ground, including in attack where he got a few goals.  Seemed good over the ball, and looked to have a good (accurate) passing kick in traffic.  More workmanlike than mercurial from what I saw, but a really solid small footballer.

Well worth the pick up.  Think we have ruck covered with Max/Preuss/Keilty (Bradtke too green), and we seemed to lack quality in the flank / run and distribute role, and unless Hunt finds his best headband, could be an inspired pickup.

good assessment.... a capable but not outstanding player.

Good depth addition but it underlines that there is really not much in the cupboard at Casey in the depth area.

This season's success will in the end come down to injuries and dare I say it suspensions.

Good luck Jay

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13 minutes ago, martin said:

 Didn't Hawthorn just add a 4th ruckmen to their list? 

Yes, Hawthorn added Ned Reeves. And this is meant as no disrespect to him, but he is no where near an option for Hawks this year; based on seeing him many times last year. He is Hawk's Project Bradke. He didn't play that much in the ruck in A grade amateurs, let alone VFL, let alone AFL. But then again, in the ammo's he was up against a guy who pushed Jamar to the reserves.

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I was hoping we would draft him. I thought he had a touch of class from the Casey games that I saw. Bit like that skinny bloke we picked up a year earlier who is now close to my favourite Demon (especially forward of centre when he has ball in hand and time to spot up one of our forwards!).

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51 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I dont think i have ever seen him play? Can anyone tell me what kindnof player he is??

Does he also go onto the rookie list or the main list?

Im a big fan. A small but combative back flanker with legit run and kicking ability. 

Absolutly what we need. 

Was excellent at Casey on a back flank and not too bad as a mid who rested forward when needed in the second half of last year. 

Potentially could replace Lewis or free up Salem

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Maybe the coaches were reading Demonland last year where Jay received a lot of favorable comments throughout the year.

Well done Jay.

PS(What is his height / weight)

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57 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

Preuss is injured so we have Gawn and Bradke who the club have asked to play in the under 18 competition this year.

I thought Keilty showed enough in JLT to warrant his inclusion on the backup ruck list. Much rather him line up than Bradke at this stage.

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7 minutes ago, DeeZone said:

Maybe the coaches were reading Demonland last year where Jay received a lot of favorable comments throughout the year.

Well done Jay.

PS(What is his height / weight)

http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/19630178/knightmares-afl-draft-wrap-neafl-midfielder-jordan-keras-continues-dominate

Knightmare's AFL draft wrap:

14 Jun, 2017
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    Christopher Doerre ESPN AFL Draft Expert

as of 2017

Defender Jay Lockhart, 21-year-old, 183cm, 69kg, earned the Lefroy Medal as Tasmania's best player. He used the ball cleanly off half-back, provided run-and-carry, took intercept marks and ducked through traffic. Lockhart collected 20 disposals, four marks and nine rebound 50s.

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Very happy for the young fellow.  May struggle with his height but was consistently in Casey's best last year.

My feeling is that any ruck option we may have signed would not solve any percieved ruck injuries/issues this year as the available ones are all young stick insects.  I noted that the Dorks used their last pick on a 208cm twig who they said will be unlikely to see any action in the 1s let alone 2s this year.

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18 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Im a big fan. A small but combative back flanker with legit run and kicking ability. 

Absolutly what we need. 

Was excellent at Casey on a back flank and not too bad as a mid who rested forward when needed in the second half of last year. 

Potentially could replace Lewis or free up Salem

Thanks mate.

Who would you compare him too regarding playing style?

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Just now, dazzledavey36 said:

Thanks mate.

Who would you compare him too regarding playing style?

Similar to a Jayden Short from the Tigers but more a 55m kick than 60+. 

A poor mans Jake Lloyd maybe 

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1 hour ago, Clint Bizkit said:

Preuss is injured so we have Gawn and Bradke who the club have asked to play in the under 18 competition this year.

Preuss will be back for rd 1 or 2.  Hardly panic stations 

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I think we may have drafted some sort of Benjamin Button. According to Knightmare (see above) on 14 June 2017 he was 183 cm tall. According to Mad As Hell on 2 October 2018 (in the Jay Lockhart thread started last year), he's 177 cm. If he keeps shrinking at this speed he'll change sports and become a jockey before the Spring Racing Carnival.

Some confirmed height and weight numbers would be appreciated.

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Yesssss boys awesome stuff. I said during the draft period I was really surprised Jay didn’t get picked up as a rookie.

Some of the games he played for Casey last season were unreal. Handy pick up for sure and I’m super glad he gets a run at the big time. 

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since when did 6 foot become small for a half back flanker/mid?

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