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9 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

You miss the point 

That little pesky club wouldn’t have made it into the 90’s without those 2 bought Flags in the 70’s

Fitzroy had a much longer history 

I do wonder where North would be if they didn't break through for those flags in the 70s. Could they have had a tough time even surviving?

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On 6/29/2022 at 9:40 PM, monoccular said:

Isn’t his (Gunston) body well and truly stuffed?

He had a bulging dusk which wiped out his 2021. He had to have a second bout of surgery to fix it. 

Has come back in 2022 and played alright in a team which clearly values younger players more (Mitch Lewis looks the goods so you can't blame them). Had an ankle injury recently but has played 10 games so far this year.

I'm not taking about him being a gun and paying him big bucks. I'm talking about replacing Mitch Brown.

I would much rather be taking about a younger KPF, but I don't think we would be able to afford one in salary or trade.

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I think we need to continue blooding our young draftees, give JVH games, draft another tall to develop to replace BBB/TMac, Gunston would clog the pipeline and add little during his time with us given his age, and the fact we now have many leaders with Premiership experience...

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I would be disappointed if we took this route.

Very short term benefit if at all, and only able to be recognised as good or bad after some years.  Better to develop our own, younger and faster keep the pressure on the opposition and play “our football” types for the longer view .

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On 6/28/2022 at 11:36 AM, rjay said:

 

Gunston can play more than the Fritsch type role...I wish we had him on board this year as he would make our forward half so much more potent. Great player...

He might be 1cm shorter but he is also 13kg lighter.  He doesn't play Key fwd.

I Love Gunston,  but doesn't fit our fwd line

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Can he play Ruck.???

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19 minutes ago, Travy14 said:

And 13kg lighter

This year (averages):

TMac - 4 marks, 1 contested mark, 1.7 goals, 1.1 tackles
Gunston - 3.9 marks, 1 contested mark, 1.5 goals, 1.3 tackles

And as far as the AFL's "key forward" rankings goes:

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On 7/1/2022 at 5:33 PM, Lord Nev said:

This year (averages):

TMac - 4 marks, 1 contested mark, 1.7 goals, 1.1 tackles
Gunston - 3.9 marks, 1 contested mark, 1.5 goals, 1.3 tackles

And as far as the AFL's "key forward" rankings goes:

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These are the same rankings that don't have Max Gawn as Elite.  Also where is Fritsch's stats in this.  Id say they are better in all but tackles.  

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2 hours ago, Travy14 said:

These are the same rankings that don't have Max Gawn as Elite.  Also where is Fritsch's stats in this.  Id say they are better in all but tackles.  

Ok, but the point was actually to show he is a 'key forward' given some were arguing that point.

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On 7/3/2022 at 8:37 PM, Lord Nev said:

Ok, but the point was actually to show he is a 'key forward' given some were arguing that point.

He isn't even a Key Fwd in his own team.  He has had to play more of a key fwd since Roughead retired.  But he is as much a key fwd as Jackson is.

Just cos a website says he is key fwd,  he lines up in a fwd pocket every week.

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