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A key back in case of further injuries would be handy

Also a mature ruck, in case Gawn goes down or needs a breather - as he is getting beaten up every week now.

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On 5/3/2021 at 12:19 PM, MF-C said:

Would throw Freeman a bone for sure 

Does he still have a bit of toe? 

Surely it’s the only reason you’d recruit him?

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3 minutes ago, DubDee said:

A key back in case of further injuries would be handy

Also a mature ruck, in case Gawn goes down or needs a breather - as he is getting beaten up every week now.

Not saying he's in the same league but doesn't Majak do both of these already?

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8 minutes ago, deelusions from afar said:

Not saying he's in the same league but doesn't Majak do both of these already?

yep he does.  But I don't rate his ruck work

and I'm not sure he a lock down defender - cover for Tomo/May/Petty. I could be wrong here but I reckon he is more a good mark/intercept guy

if we get 2-3 injuries down back it might get messy!

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One thing that stands out from the statistics is the fact that despite having two solid ruckmen and a number of players who we all rate as quality midfielders, we are still regularly trailing our opponents in clearance statistics. Should we look for someone who is capable of addressing this? 

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2 minutes ago, Chelly said:

One thing that stands out from the statistics is the fact that despite having two solid ruckmen and a number of players who we all rate as quality midfielders, we are still regularly trailing our opponents in clearance statistics. Should we look for someone who is capable of addressing this? 

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On 5/3/2021 at 12:30 PM, Nascent said:

It's worked for us before and Zac Foot and Ryan Sparkes could be two names to keep an eye on.

I'm more curious to see if there have been players that missed out on last year's draft that may have pushed their credentials this year. With a lack of footy last year there's a chance of some u19s could be showing 1st or 2nd round quality now they have a chance to play.

Zavier Maher is the first one off the top of my head that seemed unlucky not to get drafted last year. Have no idea how he's gone this year though.

Will Bravo, Liam Kolar and Zac Dumesny are others I remember being talked about for last year's draft.

I haven't seen much of Casey for a while, but watching last Thursday night, Zac Foot's forward craft reminded me a lot of Bailey Fritsch when he played for Casey. He has a touch of class about him.

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16 minutes ago, spalding said:

I haven't seen much of Casey for a while, but watching last Thursday night, Zac Foot's forward craft reminded me a lot of Bailey Fritsch when he played for Casey. He has a touch of class about him.

Agree. He also has a bit of toe. 

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1 hour ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

Yes sorry i realised this after, i had mixed him up with someone else. 

jarryd?

1 hour ago, Mach5 said:

Surely it’s the only reason you’d recruit him?

and he's an upgrade on baker imo, liked him when he left the pies for moorabin - shows how long we've been chasing a wingman for...

1 hour ago, deelusions from afar said:

Not saying he's in the same league but doesn't Majak do both of these already?

yes but with 3 available list spots all paid outside the cap would a club not be silly to fill them given it can be only a 6mth deal, every chance any signing shows more in 6months than jsmith has in 6 years too 

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2 hours ago, spalding said:

I haven't seen much of Casey for a while, but watching last Thursday night, Zac Foot's forward craft reminded me a lot of Bailey Fritsch when he played for Casey. He has a touch of class about him.

He was on Sydney's list and has some senior experience playing 2 games for Sydney in 2019. Taken at pick 50 in 2018 draft

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On 4/23/2021 at 10:39 AM, roy11 said:

Assume this may be the avenue they go down.

He'll be 29 when this season wraps up and has another 12 months on good coin. Unless they potentially extend his contract and spread some of the 2022 salary to future years to alleviate some 2022 cap tightness?

That being said just need to monitor how the forward line goes this year and look at needs/wants at end of the season. 

 

Some sense at last. If he finishes the year as he has he should recontract with a extra year or two on standard $$$ and spread the money ... takes pressure off himself and club and stays a demon for life ... we don't have many players that can play back or forward which is super handy when we have a normal amount of injuries in a year

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On Saturday, May 8, club recruiters will get a chance to see some of the best contenders for the mid-season draft feature in the Colgate Young Guns game for Under 23 prospects at Werribee Oval (2.40pm). There’s an article for subscribers only in the Herald Sun by Chris  Cavanagh about the 52 players selected, mostly from the NAB Boys League.  The players are:-

VIC METRO

Jake Arundell, 18, 169cm, 65kg, Eastern Ranges

Harrison White, 19, 175cm, 70kg, Western Jets

Eren Soylemez, 19, 179cm, 82kg, Northern Knights

Ewan Macpherson, 19, 179cm, 82kg, Northern Knights

Tom Blamires, 18, 180cm, 76kg, Sandringham Dragons

Corey Preston, 18, 181cm, 77kg, Eastern Ranges

Darby Hipwell, 18, 182cm, 82kg, Sandringham Dragons

Harrison Keeling, 19, 183cm, 68kg, Eastern Ranges

Joel Trudgeon, 18, 185cm, 90kg, Northern Knights

Charlie McKay, 18, 186cm, 83kg, Sandringham Dragons

Lachlan Riley, 19, 186cm, 85kg, Sandringham Dragons

Dylan Thomas, 18, 187cm, 77kg, Oakleigh Chargers

Liam Conway, 19, 188cm, 87kg, Western Jets

Ben De Bolfo, 18, 188cm, 79kg, Northern Knights

Sam Clohesy, 18, 189cm, 72kg, Calder Cannons

Fraser Elliot, 18, 189cm, 88kg, Oakleigh Chargers

Luke Cleary, 19, 189cm, 80kg, Sandringham Dragons

Logan Young, 19, 190cm, 84kg, Sandringham Dragons

Marc Massarotti, 18, 191cm, 91kg, Eastern Ranges

Cody Raak, 18, 192cm, 80kg, Western Jets

Dominic Akuei, 18, 192cm, 76kg, Northern Knights

Samuel Paea, 18, 194cm, 94kg, Calder Cannons

Flynn Maguire, 19, 195cm, 82kg, Oakleigh Chargers

Riley Smith, 20, 200cm, 104kg, Eastern Ranges

Felix Flockart, 19, 202cm, 80kg, Sandringham Dragons

Liam Pohajski, 18, 202cm, 99kg, Calder Cannons

Ned Moyle, 19, 205cm, 87kg, Oakleigh Chargers

VIC COUNTRY

Sam Conforti, 19, 173cm, 74kg, Bendigo Pioneers

Charlie Ham, 18, 180cm, 74kg, Geelong Falcons

Kobi George, 19, 182cm, 74kg, Dandenong Stingrays

Jack Hickman, 19, 177cm, 71kg, Bendigo Pioneers

Patrick Parnell, 19, 178cm, 60kg, Murray Bushrangers

Clayton Gay, 19, 183cm, 77kg, Dandenong Stingrays

Will Bravo, 19, 181cm, 77kg, Dandenong Stingrays

Marcous Herbert, 18, 181cm, 81kg, GWV Rebels

Flynn Young, 19, 181cm, 69kg, Geelong Falcons

Isaac Wareham, 19, 183cm, 81kg, Geelong VFL

Will Papley, 18, 178cm, 78kg, Gippsland Power

Noah Gribble, 18, 180cm, 79kg, Geelong Falcons

Charlie Byrne, 18, 184cm, 79kg, Murray Bushrangers

Sam Durham, 19, 190cm, 82kg, Richmond VFL

Cobi Maxted, 18, 188cm, 88kg, Bendigo Pioneers

Bryce Milford, 18, 195cm, 82kg, Dandenong Stingrays

Xavier Mitchell, 18, 191cm, 78kg, Bendigo Pioneers

Daniel Turner, 19, 191cm, 79kg, Murray Bushrangers

Ryan O’Keefe, 19, 192cm, 69kg, Bendigo Pioneers

Caleb Ernst, 18, 194cm, 91kg, Bendigo Pioneers

Mutaz El Nour, 19, 192cm, 83kg, Northern Bullants VFL

Jai Neal, 18, 192cm, 88kg, Dandenong Stingrays

Cameron McLeod, 18, 192cm, 78kg, Murray Bushrangers

Mason Hawkins, 19, 198cm, 82kg, Gippsland Power

Aaron Gundry, 20, 201cm, 91kg, Carlton VFL

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2 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

On Saturday, May 8, club recruiters will get a chance to see some of the best contenders for the mid-season draft feature in the Colgate Young Guns game for Under 23 prospects at Werribee Oval (2.40pm). There’s an article for subscribers only in the Herald Sun by Chris  Cavanagh about the 52 players selected, mostly from the NAB Boys League.  The players are:-

VIC METRO

Jake Arundell, 18, 169cm, 65kg, Eastern Ranges

Harrison White, 19, 175cm, 70kg, Western Jets

Eren Soylemez, 19, 179cm, 82kg, Northern Knights

Ewan Macpherson, 19, 179cm, 82kg, Northern Knights

Tom Blamires, 18, 180cm, 76kg, Sandringham Dragons

Corey Preston, 18, 181cm, 77kg, Eastern Ranges

Darby Hipwell, 18, 182cm, 82kg, Sandringham Dragons

Harrison Keeling, 19, 183cm, 68kg, Eastern Ranges

Joel Trudgeon, 18, 185cm, 90kg, Northern Knights

Charlie McKay, 18, 186cm, 83kg, Sandringham Dragons

Lachlan Riley, 19, 186cm, 85kg, Sandringham Dragons

Dylan Thomas, 18, 187cm, 77kg, Oakleigh Chargers

Liam Conway, 19, 188cm, 87kg, Western Jets

Ben De Bolfo, 18, 188cm, 79kg, Northern Knights

Sam Clohesy, 18, 189cm, 72kg, Calder Cannons

Fraser Elliot, 18, 189cm, 88kg, Oakleigh Chargers

Luke Cleary, 19, 189cm, 80kg, Sandringham Dragons

Logan Young, 19, 190cm, 84kg, Sandringham Dragons

Marc Massarotti, 18, 191cm, 91kg, Eastern Ranges

Cody Raak, 18, 192cm, 80kg, Western Jets

Dominic Akuei, 18, 192cm, 76kg, Northern Knights

Samuel Paea, 18, 194cm, 94kg, Calder Cannons

Flynn Maguire, 19, 195cm, 82kg, Oakleigh Chargers

Riley Smith, 20, 200cm, 104kg, Eastern Ranges

Felix Flockart, 19, 202cm, 80kg, Sandringham Dragons

Liam Pohajski, 18, 202cm, 99kg, Calder Cannons

Ned Moyle, 19, 205cm, 87kg, Oakleigh Chargers

VIC COUNTRY

Sam Conforti, 19, 173cm, 74kg, Bendigo Pioneers

Charlie Ham, 18, 180cm, 74kg, Geelong Falcons

Kobi George, 19, 182cm, 74kg, Dandenong Stingrays

Jack Hickman, 19, 177cm, 71kg, Bendigo Pioneers

Patrick Parnell, 19, 178cm, 60kg, Murray Bushrangers

Clayton Gay, 19, 183cm, 77kg, Dandenong Stingrays

Will Bravo, 19, 181cm, 77kg, Dandenong Stingrays

Marcous Herbert, 18, 181cm, 81kg, GWV Rebels

Flynn Young, 19, 181cm, 69kg, Geelong Falcons

Isaac Wareham, 19, 183cm, 81kg, Geelong VFL

Will Papley, 18, 178cm, 78kg, Gippsland Power

Noah Gribble, 18, 180cm, 79kg, Geelong Falcons

Charlie Byrne, 18, 184cm, 79kg, Murray Bushrangers

Sam Durham, 19, 190cm, 82kg, Richmond VFL

Cobi Maxted, 18, 188cm, 88kg, Bendigo Pioneers

Bryce Milford, 18, 195cm, 82kg, Dandenong Stingrays

Xavier Mitchell, 18, 191cm, 78kg, Bendigo Pioneers

Daniel Turner, 19, 191cm, 79kg, Murray Bushrangers

Ryan O’Keefe, 19, 192cm, 69kg, Bendigo Pioneers

Caleb Ernst, 18, 194cm, 91kg, Bendigo Pioneers

Mutaz El Nour, 19, 192cm, 83kg, Northern Bullants VFL

Jai Neal, 18, 192cm, 88kg, Dandenong Stingrays

Cameron McLeod, 18, 192cm, 78kg, Murray Bushrangers

Mason Hawkins, 19, 198cm, 82kg, Gippsland Power

Aaron Gundry, 20, 201cm, 91kg, Carlton VFL

for me, eyes on kobi george a member of our NGA and joel trudgeon a former teammate of mine, at the time he played FB and was only 16 getting roles on BKing, Fish McAsey and others and holding his own nowadays plays as a tall mid but is super athletic intreested in how he goes. 

and Mutaz El Nour caught my eye due to his size and weight matching up pretty nicely for the type of player we might be interested in as well as being 1/3 players in the vfl not the nab league

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On 5/4/2021 at 3:24 PM, DubDee said:

yep he does.  But I don't rate his ruck work

and I'm not sure he a lock down defender - cover for Tomo/May/Petty. I could be wrong here but I reckon he is more a good mark/intercept guy

if we get 2-3 injuries down back it might get messy!

I'll be amazed if you'll find a better mature alternative to Majak who's ready to go now.  I don't think we need to waste picks on back-up in these areas, we already have Mitch Brown and Majak Daw, and we have Weid at Casey.

IMO we should be trying to get ahead of the 2021 Draft curve and draft the best young talent we can.  Right now our first pick is a 2nd rounder tied to Brisbane so likely to be late 2nd round.

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On 5/3/2021 at 12:19 PM, WA Demon Boy said:

Would throw Freeman a bone for sure 

Does he still have a bit of toe? 

No, that would be Zac Foot.

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With 3 x ACLs on the board, can’t see why we wouldn’t select 3 of the most promising eligible kids, so we can put them under the microscope for for half a season, keep the gems and jettison the duds in favour of draft picks (admittedly not entirely sure of rules around the midsession draft).

Can’t see this draft lasting many more years. It’s not coming close to having it’s intended effect.

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10 hours ago, Fat Tony said:

Boomer Harvey anyone?

So he could train with our players and get them used to incessant “I am innocent, ump” sniping??

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