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On 10/13/2021 at 3:20 PM, DeeSpencer said:

 Brayden Sier are two young mids with upside, not convinced by either of them but might've been worth exploring.

Sier was electric in the first half of the 2018 Grand Final, finished the game with 21 disposals and seven clearances. Curious as to why he didn't develop further?

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On 10/6/2021 at 9:36 PM, Swooper1987 said:

Reminds me of Stephen Powell the way he moves.  Might be the left side bias but I reckon he's got a bit of Powell about him.  If he turns out as good as that I'll be pretty happy.

Exactly what I thought.  Then, maybe I was deeluded.  A great get in my view.

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On 10/19/2021 at 11:49 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

Sounds like he’s hungry to prove himself and fits into our program. Mature and experienced addition to our strong midfield group.  Maybe we can show faith in him by giving him the No.2 jumper for 2022. 

Not that much faith...

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On 10/13/2021 at 6:20 AM, Whispering_Jack said:

Those younger guys are only just starting and have a much higher ceiling of potential worth.

Bluddoath! Not too sure just how high that ceiling is going to be - and it applies to other 'newbies', youth and 'just out of the side' players, as well. Just the same, welcome Dunnie - tan. He will provide further competitiveness, skill and team merits to our listings of available players. 

Hell, next year is going to be exciting!

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On 10/19/2021 at 8:49 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

Sounds like he’s hungry to prove himself and fits into our program. Mature and experienced addition to our strong midfield group.  Maybe we can show faith in him by giving him the No.2 jumper for 2022. 

nah can't give him the #2 lol 

I think he'd look decent in the #22 

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17 minutes ago, WA Demon Boy said:

nah can't give him the #2 lol 

I think he'd look decent in the #22 

I hope #22 will be reserved for Wowey's son.

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On 10/15/2021 at 3:09 PM, Whispering_Jack said:

I’ve been watching some of the replays of matches on the Fox Footy Channel including the mini matches. So far, Dunstan’s kicking hasn’t been as problematic as I anticipated. In fact one of his kicks to Max King was a great pass. There were lots of other examples. It wouldn’t surprise if it gets even better when he’s done a preseason with the team.

His kicking is rather good, I feel; he was used at the Saints to get the ball and then get it out; at the Dees, I'd expect his support structures are going to be in the elite class (as proven through the finals) so he may just have the opportunity to focus on delivery up the ground, more fully. He certainly gets the possessions, he can handball, he is tough as a brit schtykhouse and seems to have very good disposal upfield, once clear.

As mentioned by several DL observers, he is a spitting image of Stephen Powell - but tougher - and that is by no means a poor appraisal. Quick, someone with the tech savvy, get him a copy of Powell's highlights reel to consider.

I'd reckon Richo, his old coaching mentor at the Saints, advised the MFC on this bloke and his adaptability, his toughness, his ability to 'get the ball' and his highly suitable profile for the Dees. To my mind, he is a far better pick-up than an acne-stricken youth yet to play big-time footy.

 

 

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18 hours ago, picket fence said:

Will play round 1 Bookmark it

At who's expense? 

I'd think the club would play the GF team in front of the members, barring injuries of course.

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2 hours ago, Dante said:

At who's expense? 

I'd think the club would play the GF team in front of the members, barring injuries of course.

I would answer that but it's too early to crank this site in to a frenzy at this stage........

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Another astute pick up by the club. Although given the plethora of midfield talent we have may struggle to get games. Thats ok.

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On 10/22/2021 at 1:26 PM, Action Jackson said:

I see he is doing some training with Gus and Gawny.

Good to see.

He’ll make an excellent podcaster 😁

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1 hour ago, Cards13 said:

Multiple players, pressure on the incumbents is a real positive. 

Don't doubt that but Picket made a statement of fact that Dunstan will play in the first game.

So baring injuries, I asked him at who's expense?

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1 minute ago, Dante said:

Don't doubt that but Picket made a statement of fact that Dunstan will play in the first game.

So baring injuries, I asked him at who's expense?

Anyone who is not fit or focussed or a number of other reasons. Maybe he won’t be but it’s great to have the pressure on the current squad of guns. 

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1 hour ago, Cards13 said:

Anyone who is not fit or focussed or a number of other reasons. Maybe he won’t be but it’s great to have the pressure on the current squad of guns. 

Precisely!

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2 hours ago, Dante said:

Don't doubt that but Picket made a statement of fact that Dunstan will play in the first game.

So baring injuries, I asked him at who's expense?

given we are injury free, which is unlikely he might struggle but everyone needs to be in top form. I can easily see him in round one.

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On 10/22/2021 at 1:26 PM, Deeoldfart said:

I hope #22 will be reserved for Wowey's son.

Why? There have been plenty of successful father-son combinations across the competition where the son has not worn his father's jumper number - such as the two Gary Abletts, Tim and Jobe Watson and Ken and Dustin Fletcher, just to name a few. (I actually can't think of a combination where the father and son wore the same number.) I suspect it's hard enough to follow in a successful father's footsteps at the same club without being burdened with the same number. 

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32 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Why? There have been plenty of successful father-son combinations across the competition where the son has not worn his father's jumper number - such as the two Gary Abletts, Tim and Jobe Watson and Ken and Dustin Fletcher, just to name a few. (I actually can't think of a combination where the father and son wore the same number.) I suspect it's hard enough to follow in a successful father's footsteps at the same club without being burdened with the same number. 

#1 at Carlton. Three generations

But I agree. Most F/S would not care

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