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Harrison Petty - KPF in 2023


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5 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

We still have Turner coming through who looked pretty good in the half a game he played against the Pies.

Love Disco! And reckon he's gonna be a player for us, but I don't see him as a stay at home defender just yet, more of an intercept type a bit like Lever, plus we would have 0 depth in that position if Tommo left and Petty went forward.

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5 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

We still have Turner coming through who looked pretty good in the half a game he played against the Pies.

Turner looked very good in the Casey. Grand final and will be better than Thommo.

Another preseason and he will be ripe to take that spot, and we also have Joel Smith who can play the role.

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39 minutes ago, Stevienic23 said:

I know he's signed until 2025 but I'm told Petty is a 'watch this space' long term. Apparently he's relatively home-sick and a bit of work needs to be done to keep him.

3 years is a long time.

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5 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

Love Disco! And reckon he's gonna be a player for us, but I don't see him as a stay at home defender just yet, more of an intercept type a bit like Lever, plus we would have 0 depth in that position if Tommo left and Petty went forward.

Personally think he's more an old fashioned 1 v 1 defender that will blanket/spoil his man and the damage at ground level on turnover / transition LN.  Petty's good at the former and does ok with the latter without being all that damaging.  Disco plays a little taller than his stature as well.  Pretty good leap.

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5 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

We still have Turner coming through who looked pretty good in the half a game he played against the Pies.

Weid is worth a trial in Petty's role IMO.

Allows Petty to play forward and see what he can bring for a stint.  Successful then of course you keep going.  If not you revert back.

Weid can also handle some minor ruck duties with Max in this role.  No one else on this list (at present) offers this versatility and upside (if it comes off!) for us nor has the same height as Petty to take a tallish defender if required.  Weid is the same height.

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4 hours ago, Winners at last said:

3 years is a long time.

3 years - 3 more flags. 3 Colemans.  Why would he want to leave?

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Petty played as a forward in juniors...  Can pack mark better than most (better than anyone else at MFC except perhaps for Gawny when in form).  I say try him early on in the season.  T Mac can play wing with his engine.  Get Turner in.  Looked good in his first game before the concussion.  JVR can be given some more time.  IMO he plays 10-12 games in 2023.  

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13 hours ago, JJ Haydos said:

Petty played as a forward in juniors...  Can pack mark better than most (better than anyone else at MFC except perhaps for Gawny when in form).  I say try him early on in the season.  T Mac can play wing with his engine.  Get Turner in.  Looked good in his first game before the concussion.  JVR can be given some more time.  IMO he plays 10-12 games in 2023.  

Agree he has to be tried forward next season. Even if it’s a bit of robbing Peter to pay Paul. IMO we can afford to leak a few extra goals down back if we convert more of our inside F50 entries and we usually win that stat in matches. I suspect Goody isn’t going to fundamentally change the game plan so we need players who can take contested marks up forward. 

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14 hours ago, JJ Haydos said:

Petty played as a forward in juniors...  Can pack mark better than most (better than anyone else at MFC except perhaps for Gawny when in form).  I say try him early on in the season.  T Mac can play wing with his engine.  Get Turner in.  Looked good in his first game before the concussion.  JVR can be given some more time.  IMO he plays 10-12 games in 2023.  

He might have when much younger, but at the more 'elite' junior levels he was a defender - here's his draft profile https://central.rookieme.com/afl/player/harrison-petty/

I don't mind the idea of both Petty and May becoming more adaptable as swingman, but neither should be transformed into full time forwards unless we got a full time replacement in the back line. Turner is too raw to back in for a full season and Tomo is 4th in line, we'd really have nothing else behind them - Smith maybe but he's not that real lock down key defender. 

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On 9/23/2022 at 11:21 AM, Dr. Gonzo said:

We still have Turner coming through who looked pretty good in the half a game he played against the Pies.

Why not?  Be bold and play Turner in Petty's role.  Geelong weren't afraid to do it with De Koning

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17 hours ago, JJ Haydos said:

Petty played as a forward in juniors...  Can pack mark better than most (better than anyone else at MFC except perhaps for Gawny when in form).  I say try him early on in the season.  T Mac can play wing with his engine.  Get Turner in.  Looked good in his first game before the concussion.  JVR can be given some more time.  IMO he plays 10-12 games in 2023.  

You can just tell he played Forward as a junior, the way he attacks the ball at its highest point is very unique.

Try telling Goody though.

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We will hopefully have a fit TMac, B Brown couldn't be as bad as he was this year, Dutchy at Casey that a full preseason will be great, don't forget our WA draft picks didn't get over till after Christmas.

I think if Weiderman is out Bruce is on the way in.

Hoping Petty is still in our back 6 he is vital down there and these other blokes can hold down the kpf spots.

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On 9/21/2022 at 10:31 AM, layzie said:

We're all deseparate for a contesting key forward. Why else would we be considering moving a great back forward permenantly based on 5 minutes of football 😛

I reckon we could use him in the same way Geelong used harry Taylor for years....KPD who drifts forward later in games and kicks those clutch goals......very hard for teams to defend against that.

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8 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

I reckon we could use him in the same way Geelong used harry Taylor for years....KPD who drifts forward later in games and kicks those clutch goals......very hard for teams to defend against that.

Agree 100%.  Will stay back in defence but have the little moments where he goes forward when we need to roll the dice.

With Grundy now in, it's fairly like that either he or Gawn will be resting/rotating forward for 50-75% of matches.  This would clearly see the best defender most likely go deep on one of these two and allow us to play the best two in form out of TMac, BBB and JVR.

On the classic team sheet look, I'm thinking we'll start off as follows:

HF:        Fritsch      McDonald        Sparrow/Melk/Harmes/Spargo/ANB
FF:        Kozzi          Gawn               JVR

The depth for the talls is from BBB, Tomlinson and then Petty.  

There is plenty of depth for the small/medium forwards with Laurie also hopefully coming on.

I think Petty the defender is more valuable than Petty the forward.  But him drifting forward is a wonderful ace to have up our sleeve.

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1 hour ago, Wadda We Sing said:

I reckon we could use him in the same way Geelong used harry Taylor for years....KPD who drifts forward later in games and kicks those clutch goals......very hard for teams to defend against that.

Yeah especially when the opposition defenders are tired. I'd be keen to try it but we'll see how 'you can't cheat the system' Goodwin feels. 

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3 hours ago, drdrake said:

We will hopefully have a fit TMac, B Brown couldn't be as bad as he was this year, Dutchy at Casey that a full preseason will be great, don't forget our WA draft picks didn't get over till after Christmas.

I think if Weiderman is out Bruce is on the way in.

Hoping Petty is still in our back 6 he is vital down there and these other blokes can hold down the kpf spots.

Turner can cover off Petty's TRIAL move forward.

It's worth finding out what he might bring to the table in this position especially early in the season if Macca doesn't make it back for quite some time (or maybe at all).

BB solo up forward won't cut it.

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2 hours ago, Deeko2 said:

I think Petty the defender is more valuable than Petty the forward.  But him drifting forward is a wonderful ace to have up our sleeve

Couldn’t agree more 

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