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I have a medical background and, without knowing the details with Higgins, I doubt there will be further issues.

A few journos going with Higgins to Stk though.

Richmond fans laughing at the idea he is fast (I assumed he was). Makes sense as to why he hasn’t been getting a game there. Still want his footy smarts - would be a good partner to Kozzy

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I want Higgins to us Bad!!! Will give us two crumbing forwards to go with potentially 3 talls and then a petracca/melksham/hunt as the 6th forward. Much better than having another slow non-pressure-type forward sitting there (like Jones resting forward).

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54 minutes ago, A F said:

That probably discounts us then. We'd need him to play forward. We're already going to have a number of mids playing as forwards, we probably don't need to add another. If Higgins was prepared to play forward only, I'd take him.

I think that would be his long term view (being a mid), but first priority is getting to a club that will see him get game time.  I think he would have a lot of miles to run to get his tank up to consistent midfield minutes in any event. I wouldn't see that preference limiting the fit between Higgins and us.

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I think it is interesting to note that when we talk about our bottom 4 or 5 players on match day, almost all of them play in the forward line. ANB, AVB, Jones, Hannan, maybe even Melksham this year. 

We keep talking about mid/forward connection, but it must be difficult when all of your weakest players on the field every week essentially play the same position.

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We have a bit of a history of keeping tabs and recruiting players they were keen on in there draft year with the likes of Lever and Langdon as recent examples. I wonder/hope we have kept the lines open with the management of Butters and Georgiades for future years. Hard to see them leaving anytime soon though.  

 

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3 hours ago, A F said:

That probably discounts us then. We'd need him to play forward. We're already going to have a number of mids playing as forwards, we probably don't need to add another. If Higgins was prepared to play forward only, I'd take him.

Yeah, I totally agree with this. We need dedicated, specialist small forwards.

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4 hours ago, Lord Travis said:

We also need more midfielders with good kicking skills and dash. He could rotate midfield, wing, forward and it'd make us a better team IMO.

higgins or maybe i'd consider narkle more suited to this role?

also i'm concerned that there are some really good smalls available or at least unsigned and @Dr evilhas flagged hind as the one we're most into and having conversations with. any or all of aarts, ronke, lachie schultz, brad close i'd rank ahead of hind...

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2 hours ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Higgins has kicked 29 goals in 43 games....    for a so called specialist small forward thats poor.   Same average as Spargo.

 Doesnt apply much pressure either.

I haven’t been paying too much attention to him tbh but the general consensus on here is that he’d be a great pick-up. But it does beg the question, if he’s so good why are Richmond letting him go? I know they have quality forwards but still. Having said that they  did let Butler go last year and he has been a great addition for the saints.

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1 hour ago, Nascent said:

We have a bit of a history of keeping tabs and recruiting players they were keen on in there draft year with the likes of Lever and Langdon as recent examples. I wonder/hope we have kept the lines open with the management of Butters and Georgiades for future years. Hard to see them leaving anytime soon though.  

 

if we do recruit him hopefully he turns out more Langdon than Ben Kennedy!

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7 hours ago, adonski said:

Surely we're into this guy? His name has been thrown around a bit (not linked with us though I don't think):

 

Jeez if he’s a possible target to get out of WC he’s exactly what we’re looking for. 

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I may get shot down as this kid could potentially be another Jayden Hunt. 

But IMO I think he could be better.

Jack Petruccelle from West Coast? Kid is lightning fast and young? Could develop into a long term winger?

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17 minutes ago, Hogans Demons said:

I may get shot down as this kid could potentially be another Jayden Hunt. 

But IMO I think he could be better.

Jack Petruccelle from West Coast? Kid is lightning fast and young? Could develop into a long term winger?

petch just signed a 3yr deal last month, they like him and given willie and venables are in strife longterm. he's definitely required.

 

i'd be willing to take a speculative on a 1yr deal this time around allowing spargo and bedford a proper run at it and next year we make space for tippa.

defensively i see TLangdon a pretty good chance to come across given the logjam at the pies and he was always keen to play with brother Ed, they're as tight as it comes. good timing with jetta, kk falling off the list and maybe hibbo and hore not up to it there could be a spot for him down there

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2 minutes ago, Turner said:

petch just signed a 3yr deal last month, they like him and given willie and venables are in strife longterm. he's definitely required.

 

i'd be willing to take a speculative on a 1yr deal this time around allowing spargo and bedford a proper run at it and next year we make space for tippa.

defensively i see TLangdon a pretty good chance to come across given the logjam at the pies and he was always keen to play with brother Ed, they're as tight as it comes. good timing with jetta, kk falling off the list and maybe hibbo and hore not up to it there could be a spot for him down there

I like the idea of Tom joining Ed. But isn't his knee a problem?

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25 minutes ago, Hogans Demons said:

I may get shot down as this kid could potentially be another Jayden Hunt. 

But IMO I think he could be better.

Jack Petruccelle from West Coast? Kid is lightning fast and young? Could develop into a long term winger?

IIRC the club really wanted to draft Petrucelle but unfortunately didnt slide our way. With West Coast bringing in Zac Langdon he may get squeezed out of a forward role. I dont mind this as a more left field option, but I dont think he has the skills to play on the wing and is more of the Jayden Hunt role atm. Great at getting out the back and snagging goals and probably applies a bit more pressure, but I think the club would stick with Hunt at this stage.

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1 hour ago, Turner said:

petch just signed a 3yr deal last month, they like him and given willie and venables are in strife longterm. he's definitely required.

 

i'd be willing to take a speculative on a 1yr deal this time around allowing spargo and bedford a proper run at it and next year we make space for tippa.

defensively i see TLangdon a pretty good chance to come across given the logjam at the pies and he was always keen to play with brother Ed, they're as tight as it comes. good timing with jetta, kk falling off the list and maybe hibbo and hore not up to it there could be a spot for him down there

we won't go near walla i don't think; his commitment to effort has been under serious question for a while now

and tom langdon's knee would rule him out from any recruitment you'd think; degenerative bone-on-bone is pretty much impossible to overcome

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10 hours ago, pewpewpew said:

 

If someone wanted to sum Frost up in one piece of vision this is it. Great speed and great chase, butchers the kick and I vaguely remember they ended up with a shot on goal anyway.

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