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31 minutes ago, DaisyDeeciple said:

Listened to the show yesterday while driving around Cyprus of all places, thanks fellas was most appreciated, thought JT was very forthright, would love to sit with him during a game and hear how he sees things, would be quite the education. Was it just me or did he give the impression of being most interested in Taj over White and Farmer?

White is only 12 years of age. Taj is 17.

Trying to put my finger why he has more interest in Taj....

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On 12/16/2020 at 1:01 PM, DeeSpencer said:

The most interesting parts for me:

- Bowey is going to start with the defenders.
Which I like. Confirms what I saw in his footage that his best attribute is his ability to change angles and kick quickly and accurately.

- Laurie will be with the forwards but has midfield potential. Great spacial awareness and ability to release a team mate in space
- Petty resuming training with the defenders
- Nietschke always finding the ball at training (which I’ve witnessed). Will be with the wingers
- Sparrow made good progress last year 

Is Deakyn Smith still eligible to be added as a cat B rookie? If he is I’d imagine he’s a decent chance to get a year if he trains well.

I thougt Sparrow was coming along nicely then got a bad injury right at the end. Doesn't really add to our weaknesses but I thought his kicking was pretty good. 

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Well done to the Demonland team on getting Jason Taylor on the podcast - was great to get a few additional insights into the draftees.

Something I found interesting was that although all three of the draftees have wing potential, it sounds like Rosman is the only one specifically being trained to play that area. This makes sense, as there's only one available spot (Langdon is obviously a shoe-in for one of the wings and plays that spot close to 100% of the time). However, combined with the comments from Mahoney in the pre-season, it sounds like we have a lot of players in the mix for one available spot.

According to this article, Baker, Harmes, Hunt and Tomlinson are in the running. And according to the Jason Taylor interview, Nietzsche and Rosman are also training in that area. I've also heard comments about McDonald being a possibility for the wing. Is it just me, or does that sound like a lot of players being trained for the one position on the ground? Obviously some of those players have lots of versatility (Hunt forward, Tomlinson in defence) but my read is that the club is still pretty unsure who we want to play on that 2nd wing.

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7 minutes ago, Dee man said:

Well done to the Demonland team on getting Jason Taylor on the podcast - was great to get a few additional insights into the draftees.

Something I found interesting was that although all three of the draftees have wing potential, it sounds like Rosman is the only one specifically being trained to play that area. This makes sense, as there's only one available spot (Langdon is obviously a shoe-in for one of the wings and plays that spot close to 100% of the time). However, combined with the comments from Mahoney in the pre-season, it sounds like we have a lot of players in the mix for one available spot.

According to this article, Baker, Harmes, Hunt and Tomlinson are in the running. And according to the Jason Taylor interview, Nietzsche and Rosman are also training in that area. I've also heard comments about McDonald being a possibility for the wing. Is it just me, or does that sound like a lot of players being trained for the one position on the ground? Obviously some of those players have lots of versatility (Hunt forward, Tomlinson in defence) but my read is that the club is still pretty unsure who we want to play on that 2nd wing.

IMO, you can remove Tom and Tomlinson from that list and probably Harmes as well.

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2 minutes ago, Redleg said:

IMO, you can remove Tom and Tomlinson from that list and probably Harmes as well.

100% agree.

Even if Tmac lost weight and regained his mobility he would still be too slow for the wing.

Tomlinson at full fitness is too slow for the wing too. Which is amazing given we seemingly recruited him specifically to play wing.

And Harmes, whist probably having the pace simply doesn't strike me as winger.

To be honest Harmes is conundrum. Was terrible on the half back flank this year. And we have a surfeit of mids. His best position seems to be as a run with tagger but its not clear goody, like many coaches it seems, wants to use a tagger. When he first started i thought he looked a natural forward. Good overhead, ok kick, good one on one. Maybe he takes Hannan's spot, Or Melkshams if he refuses to tackle or commit his body again next season.

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