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No Pace is gone Never had freat endurance Desire is gone  The Eagles don't get many calls wrong on when it's time

No. Lost his pace and endurance so was relegated to deep in defence this year. His lack of endurance and speed has meant he’s struggled to get his hands on the ball, even in a strong team. His ki

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3 hours ago, MadAsHell said:

Yes for me. Slots onto the wing and he can mentor the likes of Oskar Baker or James Jordan to play the role in the near future.

Not sure he can be a winger anymore.  He's no longer a two way runner like Langdon.  Pacy half forward is probably where I see him, not sure if he'd be worth the risk. 

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14 hours ago, DeeZee said:

Looked cooked to me.

Been treading water the last two years 

Agree. A friend who is a huge WCE fan says he checked out after the ‘18 flag. Hasn’t been able to climb the mountain again and any club who picked him up would be just feathering his retirement 

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Maybe a change of scene might get him going again, but he has gone downhill the last year or two. Certainly worth consideration at least. Prime Lewis Jetta (which obviously isn’t what we would be getting) would be just about the perfect compliment to our list.

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If we were looking at Smith, then Lewis Jetta would be a really sound pick up and would cost less than Smith. All of it makes sense really and teh club of course should offer him a spot. we should just take pick 18 & 19 to the draft, this year thats all we need going in pretty blind to the draft.

If he gets 10-12 possessions on the wing, i reckon a lot of them would put us in a scoring opportunity, and foot skill is what we need, pace is great, but smarts and skill go a long way. 

Imagine the lift it would give Nev and Kozzi and Toby to have him there, if we took a punt on HB, then 2 years for LJ.. no brainer.

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8 minutes ago, Demon3 said:

If we were looking at Smith, then Lewis Jetta would be a really sound pick up and would cost less than Smith. All of it makes sense really and teh club of course should offer him a spot. we should just take pick 18 & 19 to the draft, this year thats all we need going in pretty blind to the draft.

If he gets 10-12 possessions on the wing, i reckon a lot of them would put us in a scoring opportunity, and foot skill is what we need, pace is great, but smarts and skill go a long way. 

Imagine the lift it would give Nev and Kozzi and Toby to have him there, if we took a punt on HB, then 2 years for LJ.. no brainer.

Mahoney has said the pursuit of Smith was about leadership as much as outside run. The Hawthorn system coming with Yze surely played a role.

Lewis Jetta hasn’t played wing for years now and was never good at the contest, I don’t think he’d be good in that role. He’s been great at times for the Eagles at half back but he’s also had numerous flat spots and tailed off since 2018.

I don’t think he’s really up for the contest any more. 

Theres a good likelihood Nev would like to have his cousin. Possibly Koz as well, assuming he’s also a relative. But Toby Bedford’s family is from a whole different part of WA and he grew up in Victoria. Strong indigenous representation at the club is important but I think it’s way too simplistic to suggest it does anything for any individuals. I don’t think Bedford would be impacted by Lewis Jetta at all. 

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1 hour ago, DeeSpencer said:

Mahoney has said the pursuit of Smith was about leadership as much as outside run. The Hawthorn system coming with Yze surely played a role.

Lewis Jetta hasn’t played wing for years now and was never good at the contest, I don’t think he’d be good in that role. He’s been great at times for the Eagles at half back but he’s also had numerous flat spots and tailed off since 2018.

I don’t think he’s really up for the contest any more. 

Theres a good likelihood Nev would like to have his cousin. Possibly Koz as well, assuming he’s also a relative. But Toby Bedford’s family is from a whole different part of WA and he grew up in Victoria. Strong indigenous representation at the club is important but I think it’s way too simplistic to suggest it does anything for any individuals. I don’t think Bedford would be impacted by Lewis Jetta at all. 

All fair points and well made DeeSpencer, I still think having a premiership indigenous player at the club would give fellow indigenous players a good feeling, regardless of where they are from.

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Worth looking into. If motivation is the issue, a move could reinvigorate his career. Clearly past his best but he is all class with ball in hand and something we lack on HB. 

if his body is shot, then pass obviously 

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On 11/19/2020 at 6:01 PM, Cranky Franky said:

He cut us to pieces in the season opener.

Who didn't ??? We were so underprepared and Poor, set the scene for the poor season we had!

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On 11/24/2020 at 12:41 PM, Demon3 said:

All fair points and well made DeeSpencer, I still think having a premiership indigenous player at the club would give fellow indigenous players a good feeling, regardless of where they are from.

One needs more than a good feeling vibe to occupy a list spot in 2021. Don't think L Jetta has got the runs on the board on the last 2/3 years unless he lifts his ratings in many key factors.

Regrettably NO 

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Bringing in Jetta (or any other 30+ year old) would be a classic case of short-termism, a Goodwin specialty.

The list in 2021 will have Jones (33), Brown (31), Hibberd (31), Jetta (31), Melksham (30), Gawn (29), VandenBerg (29), May (29),  TMac (29) and Tomlinson (28). At least three of these guys (Jones, TMac and Nev) were cooked in 2020.

Our list profile has gone backwards since Roos.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, dee-tox said:

Bringing in Jetta (or any other 30+ year old) would be a classic case of short-termism, a Goodwin specialty.

The list in 2021 will have Jones (33), Brown (31), Hibberd (31), Jetta (31), Melksham (30), Gawn (29), VandenBerg (29), May (29),  TMac (29) and Tomlinson (28). At least three of these guys (Jones, TMac and Nev) were cooked in 2020.

Our list profile has gone backwards since Roos.

 

 

Disagree - we'd be getting him for a late draft pick.  If it were at the expense of drafting some good talent in, then sure but it won't affect our early draft picks.

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1 minute ago, deelusions from afar said:

Disagree - we'd be getting him for a late draft pick.  If it were at the expense of drafting some good talent in, then sure but it won't affect our early draft picks.

I think he's talking more about the age demographic of our list by adding a 30 year Lewis Jetta for a year.

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1 hour ago, deelusions from afar said:

Disagree - we'd be getting him for a late draft pick.  If it were at the expense of drafting some good talent in, then sure but it won't affect our early draft picks.

for the player you're getting there are plenty of better players being tossed out of the system atm who are younger with upside for a similar output.

egg smith and cox in particular, we already have experienced players in that part of the ground in hibbo, nev, may, jones we dont need any more vet leaders, we need talented players to grow with the group for the next 5 years

 

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10 hours ago, Turner said:

egg smith and cox in particular, we already have experienced players in that part of the ground in hibbo, nev, may, jones we dont need any more vet leaders, we need talented players to grow with the group for the next 5 years

 

Agreed.

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