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9 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

I know all our initial instincts are wing, but I think he could be a bit of a poor man's Jesse Hogan for us with his size and tank spreading our forward line like Hoges used to.

He's been recruited to play on the wing but who knows where he will end up.

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17 minutes ago, rjay said:

He's been recruited to play on the wing but who knows where he will end up.

No doubt that's the main thinking, just think we may end up using him in a few roles and unless we bring in a true KPP this trade period I reckon he might spend a bit of time forward.

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3 hours ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

Is named forward tonight and will be interesting to see if he plays there.  One of the initial rumours regarding our interest in him as being in the Tom Lynch (Adelaide) role of high, mobile tall forward.  That’s the position he was drafted for, but hasn’t been able to nail down at the Giants.

With Cameron, Himmelberg and Finlayson plus Keeffe in the side to tackle Grundy I'd be very surprised if he played any time forward.

And with us we've got T Mc, Melksham and Fristch who are all pretty suited to getting up the ground. If we wanted another key forward I'd go after Jenkins and plonk him in the goal square.

If we move Frost on then Tomlinson could end up forward or back purely through lack of tall depth but for the price we're probably paying him I'll be pretty annoyed if he doesn't lock down a role.

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Nice spoil, turns out 194cm wingmen dropping back are handy.

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Yeah watching the game with the tracker gps up. 

Started on the bench, andwas the last of 8 interchange players rotated on but then stayed on the rest of the quarter. 

Seems to be playing as a defensive winger. Most of the time he was on the far side of the ground, away from the play, but he was in a position to plug the defensive hole in opposition transition. Was largely positioned away from the ball. 

Followed players to the other wing a couple of times,  including when he dropped back to spoil. Played mostly on Mayne (2 touches,  one when no Tomlinson was on other wing) and a bit on Reid.

Has started the second quarter on the bench. 

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33 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Nice spoil, turns out 194cm wingmen dropping back are handy.

He had the sit and judged that one poorly, was gutsy to open up his body though. 

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Back on at GWS first goal,  and into defensive wing position. 

Mummy to the bench and Tomlinson into the ruck, where he won possession and got the clearance (against grundy). Grundy outmarked him at the kick in and again at an inside 50 attempt from GWS (free against Tomlinson for chopping arms, but it was a poor kick to him).

 

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Still in the ruck, more against Reid. Erin the tap and gathered the ball. Kicked quickly forward inside 50 and the mark was dropped by his team mate. 

Good spoil against Grundy inside 50 when Collingwood going for goal. 

 

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Breaking even in ruck against Grundy in D50, and getting involved in the contest on the ground with a few tackles, sheppards, etc.

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Had to work very hard to nullify Grundy but looked smarter than Reid in the ruck. Works hard to get to position but stops and watches at times. 

One thing he does well is quickly gets to position and talks at stoppages. Coaches are mad for that stuff 

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18 minutes ago, AaronDaveyChipsAndGravey said:

Gee I hope we dont get rid of Frost only just to use Tomlinson in defence. 

Interesting timing of you saying that given things I've heard this arvo. Don't be surprised if that's the case apparently.

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14 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Interesting timing of you saying that given things I've heard this arvo. Don't be surprised if that's the case apparently.

It would be a nice change if our club recruited players and played them in positions they have played in or are used to playing in rather than seeing if they can play in another position. 

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24 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Interesting timing of you saying that given things I've heard this arvo. Don't be surprised if that's the case apparently.

Frost might look exciting on TV but as a defender he is a coaches nightmare. He makes poor decisions regarding when to leave his main and when to stay, and he overcommits in attack, causing his team mates to be out of position when he finally kicks it and leaving himself out of position when he turns it over.

Tomlinson isn't as exciting, isn't as fast,  isn't as line breaking or attacking, but he is more likely to play a role around Lever, May, Jetta, Hibberd, Salem etc.

He also has the versatility of playing on the wing with discipline (our issue isn't pace on the wing as much as it is players who knows when to go and when to stay), competing in the ruck and drifting forward.

Edit: I'm not saying I'd make this swap, but I can understand the potential reasoning, especially considering Goodwin is a tactics, positioning, team rules type coach. 

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Missed a set shot from 35 at a crucial time. He’s going to fit right in.

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3 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

It would be a nice change if our club recruited players and played them in positions they have played in or are used to playing in rather than seeing if they can play in another position. 

He has played mainly down back until 2018 when he moved to the wing to cover injuries to Scully, so it's not out of position. 

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24 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Interesting timing of you saying that given things I've heard this arvo. Don't be surprised if that's the case apparently.

Oh dear. Is looking a lot better working further up the ground. Apart from that kick [censored].

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2 minutes ago, AaronDaveyChipsAndGravey said:

Oh dear. Is looking a lot better working further up the ground. Apart from that kick [censored].

Every kick I've seen this quarter has been shocking (3 of them)

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1 minute ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Tomlinson workrate has been HUGE this 3rd qtr.

Has been better along the wing. Disposal has been poor - although not too many have been great by foot in these conditions

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Just now, AaronDaveyChipsAndGravey said:

Has been better along the wing. Disposal has been poor - although not too many have been great by foot in these conditions

Do realise it's absolutely pissing down ?

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31 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Interesting timing of you saying that given things I've heard this arvo. Don't be surprised if that's the case apparently.

If that’s true then our club has lost the plot. Even you’re average couch potato AFL fan can see his worst position is defence. 

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2 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Do realise it's absolutely pissing down ?

Also said that not many have been better either...

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Tomlinson 6 disposal this qtr. As already mentioned, workrate has been vital this qtr.

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4 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Do realise it's absolutely pissing down ?

Maybe but they have all been from marks or free kicks so it's not like he was under pressure, they were just poor kicks.

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