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On 1/5/2020 at 5:56 PM, ProDee said:

Interesting question.  Who would I prefer on the wing, Kolodjashnij or Tomlinson ?

How good would it be if Harley Bennell somehow returns to his best ?

Neither player in the poll inspires.

I reckon I would take a punt on Hunt OR ........... Luke Jackson!

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11 hours ago, old dee said:

The difference is all those players had shown they were good at the top level. That cannot yet be said about Baker.

Maxy was at our club for years, before he showed he could play.  Same with the Jet, being played out of position, and under the wrong administration.  Vanders injured for plenty of time, before we all sore whet he can deliver.

 

Pedo was one who went from outer, to a fresh approach, and delivered on many occasions, when he was needed to.

I'm still undecided on Lever.

I'm confident on May.

Same with Weide.   We've seen what Weide can do when he's fit and strong.  The desire was their to witness.   So for him, its a matter of getting the body right to go, and get some confidence.

Confident in Petty.

Unsure at this stage of OMac.   Imo he needs more intensity.  Thats more than attitude.

Unsure of Preuss.  He has to show he can last, rucking thru a game of AFL.?

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2 hours ago, picket fence said:

I reckon I would take a punt on Hunt OR ........... Luke Jackson!

I share the feeling that Hunt might mature more in 2020.?  

Midfield, or deeper forward.

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On 1/12/2020 at 6:15 PM, MyFavouriteMartian said:

I've always felt that we may well be giving him his superannuation,  on behalf of Gill and his mates.

One hand, washing 'the others'.

You do this for us, and we will do this in turn.

Waiting to see what we get in return then.

(apart from being robbed of pick 2 last year haha)

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Not too many on here seem too excited about Tomlinson. I personally think he is a great acquisition if nothing more than his size and running ability. I can't recall the number of times last year where we kicked long to medium or small sized forwards with 2-3 big bodied defenders easily marking and bouncing the ball out of our forward 50. 

Tomlinson will push up to be an option out of defensive 50, has the size and the tank to do it on repeat. This means Tmac can actually get the ball at CHF rather than the wing and Weid/Petty/Jackson can start out of the square, rather than at CHF. 

Tomlinson in my opinion, strengthens our forward line by simply being an outlet aka. Crows Tom Lynch.

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1 hour ago, HBDee said:

Not too many on here seem too excited about Tomlinson.

I would've been prior to last year due to his versatility. His 2017 prelim performance against Richmond was simply excellent as he played the wing role perfectly with 26 possession and 7 marks.

I thought he was very ordinary in 2019. All eyes were on him in the finals and he quite frankly did next to bugger all in the 3 finals he played. 9 possession and 5 marks a games at the business end of the year is no where near what you need from someone brought over on a 4 year contract. And those stats were inflated by a 17 touch grand final shellacking.

Hopefully he fulfills his role as a versatile player that can play wing or plug holes at either end.

As for KK, the only thing I'm expecting  from him is a retirement in the coming months, sadly.

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8 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

 

As for KK, the only thing I'm expecting  from him is a retirement in the coming months, sadly.

Sadly, I completely agree. We will have one more spot on our list come the mid-season draft I'd suspect

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2 hours ago, HBDee said:

Not too many on here seem too excited about Tomlinson. I personally think he is a great acquisition if nothing more than his size and running ability. I can't recall the number of times last year where we kicked long to medium or small sized forwards with 2-3 big bodied defenders easily marking and bouncing the ball out of our forward 50. 

Tomlinson will push up to be an option out of defensive 50, has the size and the tank to do it on repeat. This means Tmac can actually get the ball at CHF rather than the wing and Weid/Petty/Jackson can start out of the square, rather than at CHF. 

Tomlinson in my opinion, strengthens our forward line by simply being an outlet aka. Crows Tom Lynch.

I like the overhead marking he brings us for around the front edge of the centre square.   Of course, not to mention his running power.

These to me are his advantages for us,  and as you said,  his marking around halfback as well, aiding us bringing the ball out.

 

In these days of full ground pressure footy, imo  marking the ball is the absolute pressure relief.

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On 1/12/2020 at 1:21 PM, old dee said:

Honestly has he shown anything at senior level? Rarely in the best five at Casey. If it was not for injuries in 2019 I doubt he would have a senior game to his name.

He looked excellent at senior level, his debut against West Coast was particularly good.

He has poise and composure which we greatly lack, will be a payer if his body holds up.

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I think Tomlinsons value to us will be what he adds in defensive (and offensive) structure through running hard, covering ground and providing options.  He may not dominate stats or attacking wise, but as a club who constantly gets exposed "out the back" or on the wings, his presence should improve us.

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