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Sounds as though Richardson lost a bit of faith in him.  Doesn't bode well for a chance at Melbourne.

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20 minutes ago, Swooper1987 said:

Sounds as though Richardson lost a bit of faith in him.  Doesn't bode well for a chance at Melbourne.

Every single Saints fan lost faith in him a long time before Richo did. Gave him way too many chances. 

Could be a good player again if he finds some hardness and speed but otherwise just a list clogger 

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May as well repost this article that came out after 10 or so rounds this year.

https://www.zerohanger.com/best-and-worst-kicks-inside-50-unveiled-29660/

 

Best Kicks Inside 50

1. Dayne Zorko (Brisbane Lions): 43 kicks — 55.8 per cent retention rate

2. Jack Gunston (Hawthorn): 27 kicks — 55.6 per cent retention rate

3. Jack Newnes (St Kilda): 29 kicks — 48.3 per cent retention rate

4. Bradley Hill (Fremantle): 27 kicks — 48.1 per cent retention rate

5. Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood): 46 kicks — 47.8 per cent retention rate

Worst Kicks Inside 50

1. Clayton Oliver (Melbourne): 45 kicks — 8.9 per cent retention rate

2. Rory Sloane (Adelaide): 31 kicks — 12.9 per cent retention rate

3. Ed Langdon (Fremantle): 30 kicks — 16.7 per cent retention rate

4. Hugh McCluggage (Brisbane Lions): 34 kicks — 17.6 per cent retention rate

5. Travis Boak (Port Adelaide): 38 kicks — 18.4 per cent retention rate

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Of course the catch is he's averaged 16 and 15 pos the past 2 years, but 22-23 back in 2014-2017. So you'd hope that he's seeking to refresh his career, rather than just do a deal for 3 years and fade into retirement.

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1 hour ago, Swooper1987 said:

Sounds as though Richardson lost a bit of faith in him.  Doesn't bode well for a chance at Melbourne.

The article said that, but playing 123 games in a row up until round 15 this year seems to point to the opposite - A lot of faith. Wasn't Richo sacked around that time as well?

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Posted a while back that we should look at Newnes as a free agent and still think we should. Again, he’d be an upgrade on players we’ve already delisted and ones who are still on the list. 

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A Saints mate of mine reckons he's been played out of position the last couple of years and his form has suffered as a result. Might be worth kicking the tyres to see if he fills a need.

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29 minutes ago, Go the Biff said:

A Saints mate of mine reckons he's been played out of position the last couple of years and his form has suffered as a result. Might be worth kicking the tyres to see if he fills a need.

What does he believe his best position is?

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17 minutes ago, Forest Demon said:

What does he believe his best position is?

I think - to be honest wasn't paying much attention - he has been played off half back whereas my Saint mate reckons he's better as a high half forward delivering inside 50.

But I may have that 180 degrees wrong

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5 minutes ago, Go the Biff said:

I think - to be honest wasn't paying much attention - he has been played off half back whereas my Saint mate reckons he's better as a high half forward delivering inside 50.

But I may have that 180 degrees wrong

You are spot on, high half forward rotating through the wing. Very underrated player with great speed, decision making, goal sense and crumbs with the best of then. 

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20 minutes ago, BigMacjnr said:

You are spot on, high half forward rotating through the wing. Very underrated player with great speed, decision making, goal sense and crumbs with the best of then. 

Sounds like someone we could use. If he's a better version of say Mitch Hannan then he improves us. I'll leave you to make the arrangements @BigMacjnr

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He's fairly slippery and a good user.  Seems to me to be an unrealised talent.  

 

 

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I'm surprised there's not more chatter about him as a free agent option. He'd be upgraded depth at worst, or an upgraded wing/half back at best. Definitely worth pursuing as a free agent as long as his wage demands weren't high.

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7 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

I'm surprised there's not more chatter about him as a free agent option. He'd be upgraded depth at worst, or an upgraded wing/half back at best. Definitely worth pursuing as a free agent as long as his wage demands weren't high.

The lack of public discussion must come down to his asking price surely?

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I thought Richo might push for Dees to look at Newnes.  He seemed to be a good running type with excellent foot skills.  Maybe not quite enough of the footy for a midfield role.  

I didn’t see enough of the Saints though to view as a definite yes or no. Others view?

Could we still offer (screw over the Saints) and offer to take as pick 2 in preseason draft? 

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7 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

I thought Richo might push for Dees to look at Newnes.  He seemed to be a good running type with excellent foot skills.  Maybe not quite enough of the footy for a midfield role.  

I didn’t see enough of the Saints though to view as a definite yes or no. Others view?

Could we still offer (screw over the Saints) and offer to take as pick 2 in preseason draft? 

He’s a free agent. 

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Didn’t free agency end today.  ??

Saints have an offer that we can beat. Tell Newnes not to go to draft but we’ll pick in psd. I just want to see the Saints get nutted. 

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20 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Didn’t free agency end today.  ??

Saints have an offer that we can beat. Tell Newnes not to go to draft but we’ll pick in psd. I just want to see the Saints get nutted. 

If Murray doesn’t get picked up this week does he fall through to the PSD? If that’s the case, I’d rather take Murray, much more upside. And if we were interested in Newnes we would have chased him during the free agency period (which I think we should have). 

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AFL article explained that Newnes can refuse a contract with St Kilda and could become a delisted free agent. 
should be able to bring in cheaply either way

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18 minutes ago, BigMacjnr said:

AFL article explained that Newnes can refuse a contract with St Kilda and could become a delisted free agent. 
should be able to bring in cheaply either way

Big risk with knocking back a contract unless you’re 100% certain you’re going to be picked up. Things can change at the last minute. 

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