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You give him another pre-season to see if his knee mobility can improve further. His first seven games 2021 were very good, he took over Hawkins from May and held him.

If his mobility improves, gives us great backup and possible option with Petty to go forward.  

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37 minutes ago, D4Life said:

You give him another pre-season to see if his knee mobility can improve further. His first seven games were very good, he took over Hawkins from May and held him.

If his mobility improves, gives us great backup and possible option with Petty to go forward.  

I think that's it - if he does a TMac style 2020/2021 pre-season and can get back to his early 2021 form he is definitely a best 22 player. If he can't get there (might be hard to know at this point) then he should be encouraged to seek opportunities elsewhere.

Petty should be played forward regardless. 

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12 hours ago, D4Life said:

You give him another pre-season to see if his knee mobility can improve further. His first seven games 2021 were very good, he took over Hawkins from May and held him.

If his mobility improves, gives us great backup and possible option with Petty to go forward.  

I wonder what is best for Tomlinson?

At mfc he is competing with Hibbered, Smith and Turner for a spot.  He can see they have been preferred ahead of him.  So a long year playing VFL awaits him.

If he goes now he is 29 and could convert a one year contract @ $500k to a 3 year contract at $350K.  Next year he will 30 and OOC.  So he may figure it is best to be traded this year.

I note that a poster said that he is preparing for life after football so he may be happy to just see out his mfc contract.

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1 hour ago, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

I  think that Tomlinson was best in the AFL stat for "one on ones" when he did his ACL in 2021.

Keep in mind the sample size was small.  In effect 6 games before he did his knee early in the game against North.  

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1 hour ago, grazman said:

Keep in mind the sample size was small.  In effect 6 games before he did his knee early in the game against North.  

It’s also a bogus stat, there’s no way Tomlinson only had 2 marking contests a game, so most of them aren’t deemed one on ones, including contests that are really one on ones with a pair of flankers also at the drop. Giving up a mark on the lead or failing to control your opponent in a pack situation can be just as important. 

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23 hours ago, Lucifers Hero said:

I wonder what is best for Tomlinson?

At mfc he is competing with Hibbered, Smith and Turner for a spot.  He can see they have been preferred ahead of him.  So a long year playing VFL awaits him.

If he goes now he is 29 and could convert a one year contract @ $500k to a 3 year contract at $350K.  Next year he will 30 and OOC.  So he may figure it is best to be traded this year.

I note that a poster said that he is preparing for life after football so he may be happy to just see out his mfc contract.

A correction to that info.  He has two years to go on his contract.

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Thommo provides great depth and at 195cm provides coverage for Lever and May and helps hold Casey defence together when not needed. Happy to keep him, Turner is more a Hibbo replacement and long term prospect.!!

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26 minutes ago, DeeZone said:

Thommo provides great depth and at 195cm provides coverage for Lever and May and helps hold Casey defence together when not needed. Happy to keep him, Turner is more a Hibbo replacement and long term prospect.!!

I really can't see Turner playing on Charlie Cameron and Tom Papley - we need someone else to replace Hibbo. Currently it's Jayden or J.Smith. We need to recruit in this role.

Turner is 194cm and is a key back  in genuine competition with Tomlinson.  

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The way I look at it he is a 500 grand backup which is way to much to spend on a just in case, with Grundy coming in we would almost be square cap wise (give or take a 100-200 grand) if we could have someone take him off our hands

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On 9/20/2022 at 5:23 PM, darkhorse72 said:

They don't anymore, watch games when guys roll ankles, they have no strapping when getting seen to initially, then get strapped.  Maybe there is some modern physiotherapy reason for it, but they just don't seem to anymore.  Maybe someone can ask next time at training. 

Wouldn’t it weaken the ankles over time if they continued to strap them? 

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Mark Stevens on RSN Breakfast said Adam was at the Kennel yesterday having a medical. Stevens is a dogs supporter.

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1 minute ago, dazzledavey36 said:

 

If Freo relent and let Lobb go to WB then Tomlinson might form part of the Jackson trade in that WB give Freo a better pick for Lobb instead of giving us a pick for Tomlinson, which in turn 'improves' Freo's compensation to us for Jackson.

We may end up 'giving away' Tomlinson for very little but getting his $500k off the books and enabling the Jackson deal will probably be worth it.

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