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I can't think of any. He's been great a big reason why we have moved up the ladder.

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Dan Butler.

Darren Burgess is the recruit of the year for mine. Won 7 last quarters and lost 2

Very impressed with Langdon, his kicking a little iffy but they knew that when the traded for him.  His running and involvement has been fantastic recently.  Early signs but looks like Footy

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Hes given us something we have lacked for years - a gut runner with speed in the midfield.

Hes been a great pickup but unfortunately he also bought poor kicking with him.  Someone get in his ear about that ball drop.

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Very impressed with Langdon, his kicking a little iffy but they knew that when the traded for him. 

His running and involvement has been fantastic recently. 

Early signs but looks like Footy Department had a good year bringing in the Trades/Draftees

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Loving what Langdon brings to the side.  He runs both ways and I think the team as a whole are beginning to work out how to play through him better.

I wouldn't say he is the recruit of the year.  I think Dan Butler has that sewn up at the moment.

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I was watching him last night and he pops up all over the place, gets plenty of it and team are starting to use him more each game, absolutely love his endeavor and ability to bounce back up.👍

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Great two-way runner.  He can kick as well, just needs that confidence to come up a bit, and get more comfortable in the team and he will start hitting up targets a bit better.  Really encouraged by his play.  Love the way he plays super wide and can stretch and open up the middle of the field.  Invaluable player for us. 

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1 minute ago, Action Jackson said:

Love what Langdon brings, but butler probably best recruit so far.

I've heard Tom Phillips may be gettable. Imagine him on the other wing....

Zac Williams would be a great get. Plays more half back but I'm sure he could play on the wing.

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Rate the pickup. Got him at a good price too in only a second rounder. Just need an equivalent player (with a great kick) on the opposite wing now, too.

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12 minutes ago, adonski said:

Rate the pickup. Got him at a good price too in only a second rounder. Just need an equivalent player (with a great kick) on the opposite wing now, too.

Harley Bennell

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1 minute ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Harley Bennell

Yeah I’ve thought that too. But they don’t rate his defensive stuff & running enough for even the forward line, let alone the wing. Hopefully in the future, though. 

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I've been really happy with how Langdon is progressing. How long has it been since we've had a proper winger running up and down the ground?

Obviously, yes, his disposal isn't great, but I've noticed that if his kicks don't hit their target, they at least have a knack of finding players in space. Just needs to start nailing some of those goals he's been missing this season and he'll be right there as recruit of the year.

EDIT: Out of curiosity, I checked Langdon's AFL stats page and believe it or not, he's actually tracking pretty close to 80% disposal efficiency this season!

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43 minutes ago, adonski said:

Yeah I’ve thought that too. But they don’t rate his defensive stuff & running enough for even the forward line, let alone the wing. Hopefully in the future, though. 

Its all about 2021 for Bennell.  Whatever he does this season is a bonus.

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I'd have to give it to Dan Butler, but Langdon has been a great pick up and would deserve a 2nd placing.

Has cleaned up his disposal in the last few weeks to go along with his two way running and speed which has been pleasing to see.

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26 minutes ago, dl4e said:

Sam Frost.

From the hawthorn board.

"As I said in another thread, he could've turned our season around. Him taking the game on has shown the rest of the group what needs to be done.
Fantastic get for what we paid. Has a massive future at the HFC."

Seems to be universally liked there.

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13 minutes ago, FrostyBeast said:

From the hawthorn board.

"As I said in another thread, he could've turned our season around. Him taking the game on has shown the rest of the group what needs to be done.
Fantastic get for what we paid. Has a massive future at the HFC."

Seems to be universally liked there.

Might just go to show how [censored] Hawthorn’s list is when Frost is your boom recruit. He’s a decent defender and has rare pace for a guy that size but the turnovers and decision making were just bad and killed us most games. 

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3 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

I can't think of any. He's been great a big reason why we have moved up the ladder.

Good call Werridee.  19 uncontested possessions last night, 82% efficiency.  what we have been crying out for, for years.

Everyone talks about his poor disposal but while he is not elite his disposal is good.  he knows his limitations. Has pace and great intensity and tackling.  will only get better when the team get used to looking up and wide and knowing he will be free

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