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Wylie Buzza delisted by the Cats due to the arrival of Jenkins. Not that he is the answer to our key forward woes, but would be a solid addition to our depth having only Weideman and McDonald as our only genuine key forwards who have spent more than their fair share of time on the sidelines. Would cost next to nothing, might even be worth it just on a rookie spot. Has only played 7 AFL games for 5 goals, however has been stuck behind Hawkins, Ratugolea and even Taylor for a spot. Worth the look?

2019 VFL Stats: 17 games, 32 goals

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2 goals a game at the lower level probably warrants slight consideration.

We need to add depth to our forward stocks. It's critical IMO as we'll just end up losing the majority of games next year if T Mac goes down again for weeks.

The forward line we put out against Sydney (Melksham as the number 1 key forward) was a disgrace and poor list management.

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From memory came 2nd in Cats VFL BnF, have been watching him all year, a yes for me, even if it's depth.

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I've got no concerns with picking him up as a project player. Gold Coast could be keener given he's a Queensland boy, however he'd probably have a greater chance at senior opportunities through us 

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Meh.  Geelong's tall forwards (Hawkins, Taylor and now Jenkins) are all old and nearing the end but the Cats don't think Buzza's worth keeping around to take one of those spots.  Pass for mine.

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1 hour ago, demonstone said:

Meh.  Geelong's tall forwards (Hawkins, Taylor and now Jenkins) are all old and nearing the end but the Cats don't think Buzza's worth keeping around to take one of those spots.  Pass for mine.

Had to make space for Jenkins and Steven. I wouldnt knock him just because the cats dont think he’s worth anything

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Cat's are all 'in the now' and clinging on to the chance of a premiership while they still got the ssssuperssstarrrrssssss available. Their minds are fully set to being on top in one crucial month each year. Unfortunely for them that month is August.

What I'm saying is, like the US Military choosing not to study counter-insurgency after Vietnam, Geelong can't even bring themselves to think about players who might not be champions this comign August.  So them delisting someone doesn't mean much.

I know nothing about Buzza except he is big and has a fun name and, allegedly, has a real crack.

But that, and people's comments about his VFL-level respectability, meh, whynot throw a rookie spot at him?

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Pass. Has not shown anything at AFL level to suggest he will make it.

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1 minute ago, Lord Travis said:

Pass. Has not shown anything at AFL level to suggest he will make it.

Has been given 7 games in a team’s forward line that has been dominated by Tom Hawkins for the last decade. I wouldnt say the jury is out on his career just yet.

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Wanted him in his draft year and still want him now.

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Ben Brown 2.0  - not quite as much burst speed on a lead?  Huge roost on the left from the Arc and seems to know how to split the middle.  Quite mobile for a big fella and solid mark.  Clever use of body positioning / strength to move opponent under the drop reading the flight well.  Not bad.  How does he go defensively i wonder?

Obviously many players aren't able to make the step up to AFL consistently.   LT seems to think he doesn't pass at this level.

Can we afford to have Pruess, Weid and possibly Buzza all sitting in the McGoos taking up three spots as none are quite able to make the grade?  Interested but risky unless we have a scout who's seen him up close in a few AFL matches.

 

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After 4 seasons he’s been delisted to make way for a 30 year old Josh Jenkins. He’s a pretty low chance of making it. Maybe for a rookie spot, but I doubt he’ll make it.

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10 hours ago, Lord Travis said:

After 4 seasons he’s been delisted to make way for a 30 year old Josh Jenkins. He’s a pretty low chance of making it. Maybe for a rookie spot, but I doubt he’ll make it.

Don't read too much in to that Trav - Chris Scott would see the Buzza vs Jenkins debate very one-sided.  He (Scott) is like a teenage druggy looking for his next quick fix.  He knows he needs a premiership in 2020, otherwise the locals will start during the place down to get rid of him.  And because of this, Buzza wouldn't get a look in because Scott knows what Jenkins can offer and is willing to play safe than take a risk with a big, developing kid.

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1 hour ago, The Chazz said:

Don't read too much in to that Trav - Chris Scott would see the Buzza vs Jenkins debate very one-sided.  He (Scott) is like a teenage druggy looking for his next quick fix.  He knows he needs a premiership in 2020, otherwise the locals will start during the place down to get rid of him.  And because of this, Buzza wouldn't get a look in because Scott knows what Jenkins can offer and is willing to play safe than take a risk with a big, developing kid.

Imagine if that was Goodwin, there would be a range of posters suggesting that he is only trying to save his job...

personally I rate buzza 

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48 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Seems an obvious replacement for Tim Smith's spot/role on the list for mine.

 

Injury prone D grader? 

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3 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Injury prone D grader? 

Pretty much tbh.

Dirt cheap big body that hopefully won't play too often.

 

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can he perform 2nd ruck role? if yes, then I'd grab him

can't do any worse than Pruess up fwd

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1 hour ago, Engorged Onion said:

Imagine if that was Goodwin, there would be a range of posters suggesting that he is only trying to save his job...

personally I rate buzza 

That's what Scott is doing- trying to save his job.  The difference between he and Goodwin is that Geelong has a core group of quality players that can still drag their team over the line.  Not to mention a significant home ground advantage where they generally draw weaker teams that they easily beat up on.  And given the state of play, Geelong will continue to make the finals for the next 2-3 years, but the locals are sick of "just making finals", the want a flag because they know that in the next year or two, that core group of players that have constantly won games for them are going to be gone.

If you take a look at their playing list, the pool is very shallow at the 24-and-under end.  I rate that young Clark kid, I'll reserve my judgement about Miers until the end of next year, but other than that, they don't have much else coming through.  And due to his refusal to move on the likes of Ablett and Taylor, as well as bringing in quick fixes like Rohan and Jenkins, it's pushing players like Buzza out.

 

 

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