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3 hours ago, Baghdad Bob said:

I agree rjay, I've always thought the best trick in footy was getting the ball.  He doesn't.

 

Adam Tomlinson

Born:10-Aug-1993 (Debut:18y 227d Last:26y 14d)

Height:194 cm Weight:96 kg

VFL/AFL: 12035th player to appear, 1425th most games played, 2564th most goals kicked
Greater Western Sydney: 18th player to appear, 5th most games played, 20th most goals kicked

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  • Abbreviations key#=Jumper
    GM=Games played
    KI=Kicks
    MK=Marks
    HB=Handballs
    DI=Disposals
    DA=Disposal average
    GL=Goals
    BH=Behinds
    HO=Hit outs
    TK=Tackles
    RB=Rebound 50s
    IF=Inside 50s
    CL=Clearances
    CG=Clangers
    FF=Free kicks for
    FA=Free kicks against
    BR=Brownlow votes
    CP=Contested possessions
    UP=Uncontested possessions
    CM=Contested marks
    MI=Marks inside 50
    1%=One percenters
    BO=Bounces
    GA=Goal assist
    %P=Percentage of game played
    SU=Sub (On/Off)
    ↑=subbed on
    ↓=subbed off
Year   Team   #   GM   W-D-L   KI   MK   HB   DI   GL   BH   HO   TK   RB   IF   CL   CG   FF   FA   BR   CP   UP   CM   MI   1%   BO   GA  
Totals 137 59-3-75 1324 789 755 2079 35 24 139 284 232 263 135 295 64 97   671 1433 55 43 329 22 35
Averages 17.13 44.16% 9.66 5.76 5.51 15.18 0.26 0.18 1.01 2.07 1.69 1.92 0.99 2.15 0.47 0.71   4.90 10.46 0.40 0.31 2.40 0.16 0.26
2012 Greater Western Sydney 20 9 0-0-9 56 31 43 99 2 1   16 10 14 6 14 3 2   41 62 5 4 18   3
2013 Greater Western Sydney 20 17 1-0-16 179 127 89 268 5 6 22 27 26 36 7 31 11 7   77 194 6 6 29 6 4
2014 Greater Western Sydney 20 19 4-0-15 181 127 126 307 8 6 9 47 26 19 12 31 8 13   74 234 7 12 31 4 6
2015 Greater Western Sydney 20 8 5-0-3 70 50 40 110 2 3 16 13 14 14 3 13 4 3   31 80 6 6 15 2 2
2016 Greater Western Sydney 20 14 8-0-6 110 66 70 180 1 3 1 21 20 23 3 24 6 11   65 114 10 3 47 1 3
2017 Greater Western Sydney 20 24 14-2-8 227 119 103 330 1     39 66 32 3 60 14 19   89 242 4   90 5 1
2018 Greater Western Sydney 20 24 14-1-9 255 129 144 399 12 4 34 63 37 69 53 57 8 22   154 253 9 7 50 3 8
2019 Greater Western Sydney 20 22 13-0-9 246 140 140 386 4 1 57 58 33 56 48 65 10 20   140 254 8 5 49 1 8
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Useless facts #2344, 2345 ... et al

My son played junior footy with him years ago. His father was my dentist until he retired recently.

He was a nice boy. His father is a top bloke.

He was very unhappy at GWS years ago when he was repeatedly dropped. Wanted to come home. (Melbourne boy.)

He cemented a place in the GWS side, but possibly being dropped for a final will rekindle his desire to come home. 

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where would we be intending to play him? i reckon he'd make a good high half forward, lead up and provide that link inside the forward 50

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Agreed.  He and Petracca could alternate as half forward or midfield burst.  Two absolute bulls.  Use a Melksham or Fritsch in the other flank.  Trac also at FF on occasions. 

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Saw a comment somewhere from a fan saying that he will play a Lynch from Crows style role for us 

He really doesn’t get a lot of the ball at GW$

Has been able to consistently get on the park tho...

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6 hours ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

Saw a comment somewhere from a fan saying that he will play a Lynch from Crows style role for us 

He really doesn’t get a lot of the ball at GW$

Has been able to consistently get on the park tho...

That's a step up for us! Where do we sign!

Although, if he comes to us, he might suddenly have a niggling injury our medical staff weren't able to find during his medical. Hasn't happened in the past...

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7 hours ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

Saw a comment somewhere from a fan saying that he will play a Lynch from Crows style role for us 

 

I would be having Fritsch play that role.

Much better player.

The only similarity Tomlinson has to Lynch is his aerobic capacity. 

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https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-trades-2019-adam-tomlinson-travis-varcoe-set-for-exits-after-being-dropped-for-finals-josh-jenkins-to-geelong/news-story/2a970a51ba8bcd52d2901d31474f4db3

“There’s historically been a lot of interest from Carlton and St Kilda but right now I think Melbourne is a really good chance to get him, maybe even with a long-term deal. He’s hurting tonight and I think he might be at a different club next year.”

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42 minutes ago, Demon Head said:

Not good to get dropped for a final after being a regular for so long.

We need a player of his type in our forward line.

Genuine question, but what is his type?

From what I’ve seen, plus a glance at the stats, he is a big athlete who doesn’t kick many goals, doesn’t take many contested marks, and I get he plays up the ground a bit, but doesn’t get much of the ball either.

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15 minutes ago, Forest Demon said:

Genuine question, but what is his type?

From what I’ve seen, plus a glance at the stats, he is a big athlete who doesn’t kick many goals, doesn’t take many contested marks, and I get he plays up the ground a bit, but doesn’t get much of the ball either.

Sounds like the complete package 

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I remember tomlinson playing against the tigers in the prelim a couple of years ago. I thaught he was the giants best player. Mind you that is one game but it was a final. This could be interesting.

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16 minutes ago, Forest Demon said:

Genuine question, but what is his type?

From what I’ve seen, plus a glance at the stats, he is a big athlete who doesn’t kick many goals, doesn’t take many contested marks, and I get he plays up the ground a bit, but doesn’t get much of the ball either.

From the few Giants games I’ve seen he’s lined up around half-back and works fairly hard up between each 50, but seems a pretty versatile player who can fit anywhere. Is a decent kick of the footy only knock for me is that he doesnt seem that quick IMO

Could see him in a variety of roles as either a link up wingman due to his height and running capcity, or that taller forward working up the ground like Tom Lynch from the crows. Is in a similair sort of mould to AVB with some extra height about him minus the 4-6 week misson curse.

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Who will he replace, and how will it make us a better side?

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4 minutes ago, faultydet said:

Who will he replace, and how will it make us a better side?

Sssshhhh...your spoiling all the fun. 

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Was borderline All Australian a few years ago playing as a tall half back.

His main strengths are his endurance, running power, and kicking skills. He’s played the past year or two as a wing working between the arcs and has averaged a touch under 20 disposals in a team that doesn’t use the wings much. His kicking skills going inside 50 will be useful.

I think he’d be perfect as the lead up forward for us. Similar to Tom Lynch at Adelaide or Hogan when he played up the ground. He’s a great size, but doesn’t split packs. He’ll run anyone off their feet how Hogan used to, just wont hit the scoreboard as often. Because he’s a free agent and therefore no trade required, I’d hope we go hard at him. He’d definitely be in our 22 for a few years to come.

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9 minutes ago, faultydet said:

Who will he replace, and how will it make us a better side?

He has an equal or better tank than ANB. He could take his spot as a high half forward trying to out run his defender.

He can also be utilised more on the wing and half back. 

He has been a best 22 player for a successful giants team for 4 straight years. I hope we get him across.

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2 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-trades-2019-adam-tomlinson-travis-varcoe-set-for-exits-after-being-dropped-for-finals-josh-jenkins-to-geelong/news-story/2a970a51ba8bcd52d2901d31474f4db3

“There’s historically been a lot of interest from Carlton and St Kilda but right now I think Melbourne is a really good chance to get him, maybe even with a long-term deal. He’s hurting tonight and I think he might be at a different club next year.”

I’d probably be more keen to give Varcoe a year. Not convinced yet about Tomlinson.

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33 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

Was borderline All Australian a few years ago playing as a tall half back.

His main strengths are his endurance, running power, and kicking skills. He’s played the past year or two as a wing working between the arcs and has averaged a touch under 20 disposals in a team that doesn’t use the wings much. His kicking skills going inside 50 will be useful.

I think he’d be perfect as the lead up forward for us. Similar to Tom Lynch at Adelaide or Hogan when he played up the ground. He’s a great size, but doesn’t split packs. He’ll run anyone off their feet how Hogan used to, just wont hit the scoreboard as often. Because he’s a free agent and therefore no trade required, I’d hope we go hard at him. He’d definitely be in our 22 for a few years to come.

What when? Tomlinson's never had a season that I've seen that would have him anywhere near an All Aus top 100 yet alone the squad.

He doesn't have near Tom Lynch's forward smarts nor the kicking. He can spot up a neat kick but to consistently hit targets in crowded 50's you need to play on quickly, manipulate the man on the mark and then hit up a target with super accurate kicking. Tomlinson can't do that. Plus we've already got a better player at doing that in Melksham.

Wing, with the added bonus of being a decent back up ruck is how the Giants use him and that's how I'd use him too. 

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1 hour ago, Lord Travis said:

Was borderline All Australian a few years ago playing as a tall half back.

His main strengths are his endurance, running power, and kicking skills. He’s played the past year or two as a wing working between the arcs and has averaged a touch under 20 disposals in a team that doesn’t use the wings much. His kicking skills going inside 50 will be useful.

I think he’d be perfect as the lead up forward for us. Similar to Tom Lynch at Adelaide or Hogan when he played up the ground. He’s a great size, but doesn’t split packs. He’ll run anyone off their feet how Hogan used to, just wont hit the scoreboard as often. Because he’s a free agent and therefore no trade required, I’d hope we go hard at him. He’d definitely be in our 22 for a few years to come.

If we're having a look at him, I wonder if we're thinking about playing him at half back and releasing Salem further up the ground?

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4 minutes ago, A F said:

If we're having a look at him, I wonder if we're thinking about playing him at half back and releasing Salem further up the ground?

Any trade that gets Salem “up the ground” would be a good one.

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39 minutes ago, Neil Crompton said:

Any trade that gets Salem “up the ground” would be a good one.

I do wonder about Salem's best position though.

I know it was early in his career, but he struggled as a forward IMO and has never dominated a centre bounce stoppage that I can recall. 

In time, I hope he could be just as dangerous as a Whitfield (minus the running power), surrounded by Oliver, Brayshaw, Harmes and Petracca.

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