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Oskar Baker 2020

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Early days. But as with most preseasons there's usually someone who goes way under the Demonland discussion radar. 

Curious why it's this bloke? Dunkley, Bedford, Lockhart, Sparrow etc. getting mentions. 

Third season in - got some exposure last year. Showed some promising glimpses. 21 years old. 

Some interest around Murray and then Ash in the draft. Baker has some similar highlights off half-back. 

What is it? Do we think he won't step it up? Unfashionable recruitment path? Written off already?

 

 

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Needs to be more damaging in my opinion. Showed some glimpses and has some pace. Maybe with a more functional forward line and more options he can become a bit more adventurous. 

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He'll have to work hard and earn his place with the acquisition of Tomlinson and Langdon on the wings.

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He really impressed me in the small sample size this year. He will need to add some diversity to his role if he wants to crack into the team. 

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16 minutes ago, Demonland said:

He'll have to work hard and earn his place with the acquisition of Tomlinson and Langdon on the wings.

Thisis the beauty of further increasing our depth.

The young guy have to work even harder.

I feel like our overall depth in 2018 was better than last season (except for the ruck position).

We had guys like Pedersen, Tyson & Vince who weren't there this year.

I think our depth will be very good next year with a lot of second year players in Sparrow, Nietschke & Jordon.

Plus another pre-season into guys like Baker & Spargo.

We then add Langdon & Tomlinson plus potentially a DFA like Mitch Brown and our depth is much better.

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I haven't seen him out there in any of the pics or mentioned in any of the reports. Has he gone under the radar as mystery injury/absence?

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2 hours ago, Demonland said:

He'll have to work hard and earn his place with the acquisition of Tomlinson and Langdon on the wings.

... and show a turn of improved form, disposal, attack, tackling...

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2 hours ago, Demonland said:

He'll have to work hard and earn his place with the acquisition of Tomlinson and Langdon on the wings.

Absolutely.

To be honest I was a bit disappointed with his form last year. One of tbe few to hsve an uninterrupted preseason, his best position was vacant and had a chance to cement his spot.

Showed some glimpses but for mine simply did not impact enough, dissipated in games and disposal iffy.

If not wing where does he play?

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10 minutes ago, binman said:

Absolutely.

To be honest I was a bit disappointed with his form last year. One of tbe few to hsve an uninterrupted preseason, his best position was vacant and had a chance to cement his spot.

Showed some glimpses but for mine simply did not impact enough, dissipated in games and disposal iffy.

If not wing where does he play?

Did not have an uninterrupted preseason. Was in rehab with Melksham for long parts of the summer after his 2 hamstring injuries in late 2018. Started the season very slowly once the vfl started.

I thought his kicking was far better than expected. The penetration was there and decision making was solid. Just drifted out of games and they didn’t trust him defensively so moved him forward a lot. 

If he can run at afl level he’ll be a player. Unfortunately he’s currently MIA for preseason. 

Wheres he at @Satyriconhome

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Needs to get significantly fitter and stronger so that he can impact games for longer. Currently seems to go hard for a couple of contests and then disappear for long periods whilst he recovers. Good news is that he has two years to work on this.

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2 hours ago, binman said:

Absolutely.

To be honest I was a bit disappointed with his form last year. One of tbe few to hsve an uninterrupted preseason, his best position was vacant and had a chance to cement his spot.

Showed some glimpses but for mine simply did not impact enough, dissipated in games and disposal iffy.

If not wing where does he play?

Agree 100% binman, I have seen him a bit at Casey and he plays in a similar way there. Has a good quarter then seems to go missing.

Now I saw him 5-6 times last year at Casey I doubt he would have made the seniors if not for our long injury list in 2019.

I am doubtful he will make it.

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1 hour ago, Clint Bizkit said:

Was one of the few highlights from last year.

Was very impressed with his poise.

That probably says more about our highlights reel last year than his ability CB

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I wouldn't write Baker off just yet. He has ability and may become one of our better players. Time will tell.

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2 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

Did not have an uninterrupted preseason. Was in rehab with Melksham for long parts of the summer after his 2 hamstring injuries in late 2018. Started the season very slowly once the vfl started.

I thought his kicking was far better than expected. The penetration was there and decision making was solid. Just drifted out of games and they didn’t trust him defensively so moved him forward a lot. 

If he can run at afl level he’ll be a player. Unfortunately he’s currently MIA for preseason. 

Wheres he at @Satyriconhome

I assume you are missing a question mark.

For some reason i thought he had a full presason. Gives me some more confidence that he didn't in so far as if he can have one he might go to a better level. Is he currently injured?

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25 minutes ago, Satyriconhome said:

Bit of an issue, but will leave until it is official

Clue please.  Injury related or attitude/off-field related?

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5 hours ago, binman said:

Absolutely.

To be honest I was a bit disappointed with his form last year. One of tbe few to hsve an uninterrupted preseason, his best position was vacant and had a chance to cement his spot.

Showed some glimpses but for mine simply did not impact enough, dissipated in games and disposal iffy.

This is what I'm curious about. He made his debut last year after an interrupted 2018. He seems to be judged by some other measure than a few of his peers.  

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43 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Clue please.  Injury related or attitude/off-field related?

Please don't.

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Doctor,   Are you actually ' Chief Mobutu from Zimbabwe?

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3 hours ago, Skuit said:

This is what I'm curious about. He made his debut last year after an interrupted 2018. He seems to be judged by some other measure than a few of his peers.  

Fair comment.

Perhaps I'm judging him a bit harshly. My assessment is influenced by the fact I thought he might be the sort of player who thrives at a higher level. Someone wirh a real x factor. I half expected him to slot straight in and light it up. Like a Sydney stack or higgins. Which he didn't.

I'm not writing him off and he could well make it. But he might have to recent himself. Maybe as a dashing hb.

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14 hours ago, pineapple dee said:

Doctor,   Are you actually ' Chief Mobutu from Zimbabwe?

 

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