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13 hours ago, Larry, Moe or Curly said:

Saints apparently interested and his mother works there

"Have you got your keys?"

"Ohhhh, mum."

"Have you had enough to eat? You're out there for a long time you know."

"Ohhh, mum."

"I'll bring you some oranges at half time, and a dry jumper."

"Ohhh, mum."

"Have you got everything? Socks? Boots? Take some extra money just in case. Do you need a towel?"

************

"Christ, what a nightmare." dit doot doot dit dit dit *bring* *bring* "Hello, is that Simon Goodwin? Mate, we need to talk."

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A friend bumped into Karl's father during the St Kilda & Port game last weekend. He gave a sneaky hint that Saints are the destination of choice and I believe he supported the Saints growing up. 

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3 minutes ago, Dogga said:

A friend bumped into Karl's father during the St Kilda & Port game last weekend. He gave a sneaky hint that Saints are the destination of choice and I believe he supported the Saints growing up. 

Karl Amon Cup on Sunday?

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Is that like the 2022 version of the Kreuser Cup ?? 

Do we have to win .... or lose ( to win )  ???

 

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Would be a very good get. Anyone that doesn't rate him doesn't watch Port (completely understandable).

He's a damn good player - finished 4th in Port's B&F last year, and top 10 in 2020 as well.

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This was from Ports game review thread last night. Obviously a small sample size, but I always find what opposition supporters say about their own players to be reasonably insightful.

(in a non trade-week sense when everyone is worth 2 first rounders)  

Amon - couple of average moments but his kicking absolutely cut the dogs to shreds last night

Thought Amon broke the game open with some beautiful ball movement

Amon has his laser boot back.

Amon very good with some real pin point passes that cut the Dogs up

My biggest and only negative apart from goal kicking.
Does Amon look and playing disinterested?

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Really good player, I think there is every chance he goes to the Saints, but glad we're in the conversation. 

If you can slot him in on the wing opposite Langdon and push Brayshaw back into the midfield rotation i think that greatly improves the team 

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3 hours ago, Dogga said:

A friend bumped into Karl's father during the St Kilda & Port game last weekend. He gave a sneaky hint that Saints are the destination of choice and I believe he supported the Saints growing up. 

Depends if he’s interested in winning a flag or not.

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On 5/6/2022 at 7:31 PM, BoBo said:

Only really seen him play a bit,  not paid much attention to the kind of player he is, if he isn’t guaranteed a starting 22 spot, would he want to come to the club?

If we got him, who would he replace in the best 22?

 

Not sure about 22 but would replace Baker on the list. Similar situation to Dunstan, securing depth.

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6 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Not sure about 22 but would replace Baker on the list. Similar situation to Dunstan, securing depth.

Actually I've under-rated him, would probably push out Jordon or take Brayshaws spot if he leaves. Didn't realise he was only 26 still a few good years left you'd think.

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If we do land him , some dominoes in the 22 reqd as he is too talented as ‘depth’.

IMV he either takes Gus’s role on the wing and Gus either moves down to HB or the midfield rotation. Puts the heat on JJ, Harmes and Sparrow.

Option 2, he moves to HF to mix it with Spargs, Kozzy and ANB. For me it’s a direct upgrade on ANB’s current role. ANB can then moved into the midfield rotation at the expense of players above or stay in the forward rotation as a pressure forward.

Ultimately gives us lots of options to reshuffle and improve the 22. Biggest and obvious issue is salary cap space. Just cannot see it getting done with the current cap . Possibly a move to to keep ahead on the LJ front and/or tactics to keep Brayshaw’s mgt honest.  

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On 5/6/2022 at 8:33 PM, Lord Nev said:

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Amon has too run a lot more both ways to impress me as a genuine winger  those heat maps show him around the same area,  that is my point  

Not hugely damaging in his present role 

 

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10 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Amon has too run a lot more both ways to impress me as a genuine winger  those heat maps show him around the same area,  that is my point  

Not hugely damaging in his present role 

 

So he is a winger then.....

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12 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Amon has too run a lot more both ways to impress me as a genuine winger  those heat maps show him around the same area,  that is my point  

Not hugely damaging in his present role 

 

Have you seen Langdon’s heat maps? That’s where wingers get the ball. Teams aren’t going to let wing men just rack it up in the forward half 

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Going to be a lot easier to convince Gus and Jackson to stay for unders than it is matching market rate on a guy who’s likely to move.

If Jacko goes home or Gus wants a different role and a big pay day then that’s another question. Amon would be a good back up.

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9 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Going to be a lot easier to convince Gus and Jackson to stay for unders than it is matching market rate on a guy who’s likely to move.

If Jacko goes home or Gus wants a different role and a big pay day then that’s another question. Amon would be a good back up.

Unless his primary motive is to win a flag , and the opportunities that being a premiership player may bring him. 

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27 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Have you seen Langdon’s heat maps? That’s where wingers get the ball. Teams aren’t going to let wing men just rack it up in the forward half 

Lingers does what he wants. He runs properly…

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3 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Amon has too run a lot more both ways to impress me as a genuine winger  those heat maps show him around the same area,  that is my point  

Not hugely damaging in his present role 

 

Would think that we could fashion a Salem/ Daniel Rich  role from half back or wing or even centre. With our superior development and coaching. 
Or would he be more damaging as a half forward? 

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