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5 hours ago, Demon3 said:

Remember when we did great vids of players getting the news that they are making their debut..  now we are just photo shopping. 

see ya 2019, you have done a number on everyone!

But great to see the young fella get a go, and so he should, gives some interest to the game now and already more keen to watch than i was. Hope he goes well and kicks a couple and injects a bit of much needed spunk and energy to the team, from what i have seen of him, he has that ability. Who misses for him i wonder?

Bullocky good pace, eye for a goal, talent to snap early at goal, confident and accurate kick over acceptable distances. Tough tackler. Small, but hopefully resilient. Well done young man to get a game due to ball movement.

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4 hours ago, gs77 said:

OMac back replacing May and Chandler in for a smaller fwd line?

Oh, Gawd, no! Possible but not warranted.

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18 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

As a matter of interest, how many did we play last year?

was 36 actually.

big difference is though: 16 players played 20 games or more last year.  so the majority of the 22 stayed together all year

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Spargo has fallen a long way.

Unless he is injured and I have missed it?

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Chandler<> Kennedy ( the left footed ex Collingwood player whom we delisted a few years ago)🙄

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2 hours ago, Older demon said:

Well done Kade on your debut.

A great kid who is small (174 cm) but quick. Noted at U18 for his forward defensive pressure so I can see why he is being tried even if others cannot.

Early season at gate 3 handing out scarves we were swamped and the players who came to just to meet and greet actually hopped in and assisted. If my memory serves me well It was Kade, Billy, Oscar Baker and Jordon or Walker (memory failing). Kade was first to put his hand up and took up a role immediatly at the table with many a supporter being handed their scarve by this young man. Similarly Oscar Baker was assisting organising the queue with Stretch & Jordon was behind the counter unpacking. They stayed way past their scheduled time and impressed me greatly with their character and  willingness to work. Kade looks so young but will now have payed at least 1 game of AFL more than I ever did.

Good to hear. I am a fan of Oscar Baker. I think he has a bit of much needed dash

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Anyone think they may be having a look at Chandler with a view to de listing Spargo?

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13 minutes ago, Sorry kids said:

Anyone think they may be having a look at Chandler with a view to de listing Spargo?

I don’t think we’d make a decision on delisting a player based on a rookie playing one maybe two games. His papers would already be stamped if we were going to delist him. 

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48 minutes ago, Sorry kids said:

Anyone think they may be having a look at Chandler with a view to de listing Spargo?

Like looking at my wife and deciding whether you should go out with Elle MacPherson!

Would suggest they each get judged on their merits.  This Half forward role has eluded us for most of the year, with spargo dropping off.  Don’t know what to make if it, but hope a rest and a pre-season (and a few angry pills) gets him back on track.

Chandler will not stamp Spargo’s ticket. I hope he has a great game and shows us that he belongs.

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43 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I don’t think we’d make a decision on delisting a player based on a rookie playing one maybe two games. His papers would already be stamped if we were going to delist him. 

You are likely correct but a few good games from Weed had the footy dept confident we didnt need to replace Hogan last year.

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9 hours ago, Demon3 said:

Remember when we did great vids of players getting the news that they are making their debut..  now we are just photo shopping. 

 

I thought the vid where Oskar Baker's dad spoke about the boy's mother who passed away was one for the best I've seen.

Dunkley's clip with his brother was pretty good too.

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55 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

I thought the vid where Oskar Baker's dad spoke about the boy's mother who passed away was one for the best I've seen.

Dunkley's clip with his brother was pretty good too.

Baker one was fantastic 

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I hardly even noticed Chandler in the 4 games that I watched at Casey. Some VFL players definitely streets ahead. 

Good luck to KC but it is a charity game no doubt. Averages 6 possessions and 0.5 goals for Casey.  That’s not even worth a game at Casey. 

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17 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

I hardly even noticed Chandler in the 4 games that I watched at Casey. Some VFL players definitely streets ahead. 

Good luck to KC but it is a charity game no doubt. Averages 6 possessions and 0.5 goals for Casey.  That’s not even worth a game at Casey. 

I thought from the little I’ve seen of Casey that Chandler stood out for pace and creativity.

But he clearly wasn’t getting enough of the ball as it was in brief flashes and then unsighted for long stretches.

What is harder to see watching a game in TV is the ANB style “pressure acts”. If his are high and that’s why he’s playing, I’d be happy with a guy who pressures to keep the ball locked in, and on the rare occasion they get the ball do something reasonably constructive.

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13 hours ago, poita said:

Good for Kade and I hope he plays well, but that is a ridiculous decision. Assuming the stats below are accurate, he has kicked 2 goals in the past 6 weeks and has never had more than 8 kicks in a game at VFL level. He comes into the senior side off a game with 5 effective possessions. The bar for getting an AFL game has never been lower.

http://websites.sportstg.com/team_info.cgi?action=PSTATS&pID=206009870&client=1-118-10449-518179-26138799

beginning to think our 2018 drafting was a disaster.

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good luck kid, Get a little taste of the big time, get a feel for the speed and hardness of AFL and then work your nuts of over the summer. 

Pull that red and blue jumper on, feel the pride and honor in doing so and enjoy your first game.

 

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14 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

I thought the vid where Oskar Baker's dad spoke about the boy's mother who passed away was one for the best I've seen.

Dunkley's clip with his brother was pretty good too.

Yeah they were, they were fantastic actually. I understand we have done them this year and some of our content has been the best in the league in my opinion.

I think 2019 has just worn down everyone, including the digital guys.

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Understandably looked a bit overawed on the big stage, but laid an equal game high nine tackles. 

Had a crack.

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Cracked in with 9 tackles and showed his far more experienced teammates how to have a crack.

Well done lad, should play again next week.

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17 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Cracked in with 9 tackles and showed his far more experienced teammates how to have a crack.

Yep, looked like he wanted to actually be out there tonight. More than you could say for at least half the team tonight.

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Waiting to judge his offensive game until we have something that resembles a forward line and he picks up the pace of the game with the ball. 

But thought his defensive game was really promising. For once we might have a small forward who understand how to pressure. The proper way to corral, pick your timing and lay a good tackle.

Since I first saw him train I've liked this kids natural footy instincts. Like most small players it won't always be pretty but I think he's got a fair bit to offer.

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