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He struggled at the start of this year playing forward, it's only when they swapped him and Libba that his form took off.

Good player but not what we need based on the cost. Yeah he'd be great for us but it would mean moving Brayshaw or Viney and I'd rather just get those guys right. Viney hasn't been nearly as bad as some around here think and Brayshaw should come good even though I'm not a huge believer in him as a superstar. 2018 might be his peak but it's a matter of getting him back to that level with a better defensive game and cleaner kicking.

In terms of improving midfield and high half forward depth we should develop Kyle Dunkley, Sparrow and Spargo. James Jordon played forward/mid for Casey before the bye as well and had some nice moments. And I still want to see Lockhart with a preseason up around the ball more.

Trade for needs, draft for depth.

 

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Dunkley might be a bigger asset to us than Petracca. We will have to wait and see.

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Next! Signed a new deal until the end of 2022.

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19 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Next! Signed a new deal until the end of 2022.

when did that happen? cant see it on the site

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4 minutes ago, Wells 11 said:

when did that happen? cant see it on the site

https://m.afl.com.au/news/2019-06-18/dogs-resign-pair-of-premiership-pups

Close the thread. The dogs have got a good one there. Hopefully Kyle displays similar talent for us!

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4 minutes ago, Wells 11 said:

when did that happen? cant see it on the site

Just announced on SEN.

Anyway let's just see if our own Dunkley is any good!

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8 minutes ago, Wells 11 said:

when did that happen? cant see it on the site

Sorry Wells, forgot to add link.

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On 6/9/2019 at 5:52 PM, Whispering_Jack said:

I believe he’s out of contact at the end of 2019.

Perhaps the Demons should consider a family reunification programme because brother Kyle looks like a long term prospect.

Where to? The BULLDOGS? Just to let you know as we speak his brother signed a 3 year deal with the Dogs. So send him off to the Bullies...............

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Could we let the kid :

Learn the coaches names

FInd his way around the building

Learn the Club Song

Then we will trade him !!

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On 6/16/2019 at 11:26 AM, Moonshadow said:

Of course I did. Don't be so condescending. And I watched his impressive 2016 finals. 

Stats are incredibly useful, clubs put a lot of time into gathering them. Do you not take any notice of numbers?

Josh Dunkley is only 22. Had a ripper of a finals series in his first year at 19. He's a tackling, goal kicking mid that is still learning and from what I understand is very teachable. He averages nearly 6 tackles in his short career, ffs!

He certainly wouldn't be our best mid, but offers more than many of our mids/small forwards, perhaps except Clarry, Gus, Harmes, Melk and Trac. Based on this year's form, it could easily be argued that he has more to offer than Viney. Of course he's different than Viney, not apples with apples.

Dunkley would get a game in 2019 above Jones, Spargo, Jeffy, ANB, Stretch, JKH and Hannan. If he had more time in the f50 he would kick goals, something our mids and small forwards are not doing.

His brother being at the club is of little relevance, other than a drawcard should we sound him out

I was wrong. He's better than any of our mids except Oliver. BOG today by a mile.

Some posters in this thread should be embarrassed 

Shame he re-signed.

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