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Yes its not a flashy signing. It might be a bit Vanilla but its of lower risk.

- Has been durable, playing the last 80 games for GWS (bar the one on the weekend)

- Will be able to run out games with his elite endurance (something a lot of our players have not done well)

- His size gives us a marking option further up the ground so our forwards aren't stuck on the wings as often

- Loves to run and spread, a catalyst for something GWS do so well and something we desperately need

- Has played finals four years in a row. Was close to best on ground in the prelim against Richmond in 2017

- He can pinch hit in the ruck so our forwards don't have to and has played both back and fwd if needed. True utility

 

If the rumors are true I for one am very keen to see this guy cementing a spot in our side on the wing and playing consistent footy for us. He's a solid mark and has decent inside/rebound 50 numbers across his career. He played in a very deep side for his position at GWS and he could really add what this side is in need of.

 

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If there is a better free agent out there that we are not already chasing, please let me know.

Otherwise, Just do it.

The fact that he has been good enough to retain his place for 80 out of a possible 81 games in a team as strong as the giants, including a number of finals, makes him a class above a large number on our current list.

Surely it’s a no-brainer. 

 

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5 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Sorry if we are into Tomlinson but it means losing Frost, then bail out on Tomlinson.  

Surely yr kidding; Tomlinson is a clearly superior footballer to Frost 

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2 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Sorry if we are into Tomlinson but it means losing Frost, then bail out on Tomlinson.  

interesting comment..

no idea which is better but I suspect salary cap and term of contract wise you may not be too far off the mark.

After paying overs salary wise for Tom Mac and Brayshaw last year we're not as flush as some may think. Then again no club is.

Hawks , Geelong and Richmond have an inbuilt benefit because they are seen as real premiership chances and players will take say 10% less to be there.I expect the same goes for WA born players playing for WC.

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A big body who can move around the ground and also give us options up forward/in the ruck - a handy inclusion! Not a big name signup, but we can't bring in just stars (we can't afford them, and be honest, given our head mess of a club, why would anyone want to join us if they're looking for glory!?)

Will be pleased if this eventuates.

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4 minutes ago, Unleash Hell said:

Frost replacement?

Slight jump of the gun. Frosts management today being quoted saying MFC stating he is a 'required player' at Melbourne and contract talks have been positive. I imagine its more about fitting him in financially more than anything.

To answer your question IF Frost were to leave then no Tomlinson would not be his replacement. Plays his best football through the middle of the ground on a wing. He has helped out in other positions down back, forward and ruck but plays best in space with his elite running.

 

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6 minutes ago, Unleash Hell said:

Frost replacement?

I doubt it, he was tried in defence and it was arguably his worst position. 

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On 9/8/2019 at 8:16 AM, Good Lord George said:

Basil--Jamie Oliver--Jamie Elliot?

Hey even better, how about this...

Jamie "Herb" Elliot... .Herb = Basil...

Yeah? Tell me im right.... :)

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On 9/10/2019 at 6:57 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

Sorry if we are into Tomlinson but it means losing Frost, then bail out on Tomlinson.  

Are you actually joking? Or is this a serious suggestion that if you had to choose, you'd take Frost?

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There's some amazing nonsense on this thread.

Let's assume bringing him in doesn't kill our salary cap space (which, given he's almost a direct swap for Lewis and Garlett, it couldn't possibly). 

Is he better than any of ANB, either of the Wagners, JKH, Lockhart, Dunkley or some of the other fringe players regularly getting games with us?

Of course he is. It's an utter no-brainer. If he's a walk up start at GWS, he sure as he is a walk up start for us.

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Really not sure about Tomlinson after watching him tonight, doesn’t do enough.

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16 minutes ago, DeeZee said:

Really not sure about Tomlinson after watching him tonight, doesn’t do enough.

One swallow...

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4 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

One swallow...

Never really thought he does much anyway, average footballer.

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3 minutes ago, DeeZee said:

Never really thought he does much anyway, average footballer.

Ok then. That's it.

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1 minute ago, stevethemanjordan said:

He was dropped last week after how many summers? 

 

Perhaps he told GWS he was leaving the nest

Tomlinson doesnt set the world on fire, but he's a servicable player. It's easy to cherry pick games

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Hasnt played in 2 weeks. Wouldnt judge him on one performance. Played 20 games this year ina stacked team, would think that says enough regardless of tonight. 

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10 minutes ago, AaronDaveyChipsAndGravey said:

Hasnt played in 2 weeks. Wouldnt judge him on one performance. Played 20 games this year ina stacked team, would think that says enough regardless of tonight. 

Also, only played 56% of game time - injured?

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15 minutes ago, AaronDaveyChipsAndGravey said:

Hasnt played in 2 weeks. Wouldnt judge him on one performance. Played 20 games this year ina stacked team, would think that says enough regardless of tonight. 

Played 20 games in a team riddled with injury.

I would think it says nothing either way...

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1 hour ago, DeeZee said:

Really not sure about Tomlinson after watching him tonight, doesn’t do enough.

Tonight he was ineffective and a bit of a lump.  Probably get a closer look next week. 

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On 9/10/2019 at 7:03 PM, whatwhatsaywhat said:

Surely yr kidding; Tomlinson is a clearly superior footballer to Frost 

This must be a joke.  Not anywhere near Frost.   Tomlinson was poor to average tonight.  Would want to show something v Pies next week 

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1 minute ago, spirit of norm smith said:

This must be a joke.  Not anywhere near Frost.   Tomlinson was poor to average tonight.  Would want to show something v Pies next week 

Don't forget to look at the state of our own backyard before worrying too much about the state of next door's roses...

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