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Some of the commentary on here is genuinely unbelievable. You'd think we'd used pick 1 in the draft on Daw. He's training with the club to see if he's capable of taking a spot on our list th

Spoke to him today. Humble as always, seems pumped to get stuck in.   🔴🔵

We should all be proud of the Club's announcement and receive the AFL's community award in 2021. Anything that keeps him away from Lulie Street it to be highly commended. On an equally serious no

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8 minutes ago, Gorgoroth said:

Ok I understand 2 forwards have got injured, I also understand he is 29 and a poor to average footballer.

Rather use the rookie spot on a younger tall who may turn out good instead.

You could also say, we already have Jackson, Weid, Petty and Bradtke as young developing talls, it's good to have some mature backup to balance out the list.

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Don’t mind this, good luck to him. 

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Good luck Majak Daw, looks like we are taking out some insurance in case Big Max gets injured again, I remember that game at the G in 2018 when he marked everything that we kicked into our forward 50, he was a real pain that day. HOPE THAT HIS BODY HOLDS UP.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1 hour ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

I’ve had a big weekend....who’s HB?

Thanks.

Harley Bennell   I cannot think of anyone else  BA.

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I don't know what to think of this. Back up ruckman to Gawn and a utility at both ends. Seems ok but he's 29. We already have Mitch.Brown do we need 2 old rookies?

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15 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

I don't know what to think of this. Back up ruckman to Gawn and a utility at both ends. Seems ok but he's 29. We already have Mitch.Brown do we need 2 old rookies?

We have next to no maturity of talls other than M Brown with BB and Weid having delayed starts. We have no mature ruck coverage. We have enough developing players now. We need a mature tall body or two just in case. Daw fits as a ruck if needed and defensive tall either directly or to allow more forward flexibility with Petty or May (not that I would swing him).

 

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We should all be proud of the Club's announcement and receive the AFL's community award in 2021. Anything that keeps him away from Lulie Street it to be highly commended.

On an equally serious note . . . 

My mate, who is mad Norf and understands the game, was amazed that Norf delisted him, not withstanding the injuries and other challenges Majak dealt with in 2020. His view was that Majak, when fit, was easily inside the club's best 22 players. He was appalled by Shaw's handling of him when coach (and I'm Shaw there's an untold story there as well). For all the reasons many have identified here, Majak:-

  • can play anywhere,
  • is well liked by teammates,
  • is low budget impact,
  • a good trainer, and
  • happy to play in the ressies when the full list is available. 

My friend says his best position is off half back and we should plan to play May across half forward. Means the $850,000 man will have to rise to the occasion though.

Can't say I see any downside considering the state of our list today. There would be a minimum of 30 AFL players running around in 2021 not as well credentialed as Majak IMHO. 

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1 hour ago, Better days ahead said:

I don’t understand the hostility to this idea.

He gets a 12-month contract on small money and provides cover only.  Seems a pretty low risk straight forward back up option to me.

I think it’s mostly because he is not very good at playing football

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I've thought long and hard before deciding to post on this and thinking through the various views. I almost posted late last  year suggesting we could look at Majak Daw when we made the move on Preuss and Majak was delisted.last year

I understand where people are coming from on this but in my view is that  being delisted from a club is not an automatic  stamping a players papers that that  should not ever play AFL again. Clubs delist groups of players both collectively when refreshing and rebuilding lists and individually depending on circumstances including form, team balance ,injury potential etc.-each year and each case has its own individual characteristics and variables.

North made  its list clean out last year for its own reasons.

I'm not sure being delisted is a statement on whether a player has a future in AFL or not. They may well still have a place in another club where they are just what the club needs.   

Others will disagree but I feel more comfortable having him on the list than not. With the injuries we already have in the talls department, we are only a match incident away from major deficiencies in our team... and we are relying on Petty, Joel Smith and  others  to be injury free and contributing-this is not guaranteed. Petty has been out for a long time-though I think he has massive potential to lift us if fit and on the park.

Whatever you believe about our coaching situation in the past, I feel we are much better placed in that area this year-especially in game plans and getting the best out of our list.  Majak has shown he has ability to be a really good contributor-those video clips show that. Its more the consistency and other factors like  injury that might be challenges. But if he is happier at Melbourne than at North last year, who knows what could happen. 

We do need strong types to take on the hulk and bulk of clubs like West Coast, Geelong and Richmond.  Thats my pennies worth-(but am happy to go decimal if need be and make it two cents worth. :)

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1 hour ago, Lord Nev said:

You could also say, we already have Jackson, Weid, Petty and Bradtke as young developing talls, it's good to have some mature backup to balance out the list.

Mature talls like McDonald, M Brown and even Tomnilson? Out talls are pretty balancing. Just need them to fire. Daw adds almost nothing aside from the dreaded ‘depth’

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28 minutes ago, Queanbeyan Demon said:

We should all be proud of the Club's announcement and receive the AFL's community award in 2021. Anything that keeps him away from Lulie Street it to be highly commended.

On an equally serious note . . . 

My mate, who is mad Norf and understands the game, was amazed that Norf delisted him, not withstanding the injuries and other challenges Majak dealt with in 2020. His view was that Majak, when fit, was easily inside the club's best 22 players. He was appalled by Shaw's handling of him when coach (and I'm Shaw there's an untold story there as well). For all the reasons many have identified here, Majak:-

  • can play anywhere,
  • is well liked by teammates,
  • is low budget impact,
  • a good trainer, and
  • happy to play in the ressies when the full list is available. 

My friend says his best position is off half back and we should plan to play May across half forward. Means the $850,000 man will have to rise to the occasion though.

Can't say I see any downside considering the state of our list today. There would be a minimum of 30 AFL players running around in 2021 not as well credentialed as Majak IMHO. 

Excellent post QBD.

 

 

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3 hours ago, bluey said:

Bring back Oscar, much better footballer and a decent bloke!

They could bring back Oscar as a possible key forward option, but then I remembered they had to play O Mac at full forward just so he could stay out of the way in one of the Cairns games, such was how poor he was that night.

Unfortunately he played one too many woeful games at the club to be given a lifeline.

Did Josh Jenkins get axed from Geelong? He’d be one I’d consider.

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