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Farewell Kye Turner


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4 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Good luck to him.

Only way I can see him getting a game is if there is serious injury carnage to our tall defensive stocks.

He is an insurance policy but from what I have seen of him I like. He will give it his all. He won't die wondering.

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The thing I like most about him is I think he can be developed in to pretty much every backline role aside from manning the tallest monster forwards or being the pure rebounding back flanker.

194cm tall, he's already running in the 2nd to top group so he has a strong endurance base and he seems to have some very good speed and agility. So there's a lot to work with physically. He's sharp in handball drills and solid without being spectacular or pretty in his kicking and seems prepared to lower his eyes.

It's hard to see him getting games as a genuine tall back in the short term with May, Petty, Lever, a healthy Tommo and Disco Turner.

But we didn't replace Hunt who played 20 games, we had Hibbo play 12 and Joel Smith played 7 and might be going forward if rumours are true.

There's every chance to be opportunities for a back pocket or even a hard running more defensive back flank ala Hunt the last 2 years. I expect both Turners to push to fill those games.

 

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Kye Turner looks athletic enough and will put on muscle to become a good AFL body. From the highlights package, he doesn't appear to be a great kick at a higher level but that doesn't mean he can't improve. Lever and Petty are not naturally elite kickers and have improved.

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4 minutes ago, Fat Tony said:

Kye Turner looks athletic enough and will put on muscle to become a good AFL body. From the highlights package, he doesn't appear to be a great kick at a higher level but that doesn't mean he can't improve. Lever and Petty are not naturally elite kickers and have improved.

You're under selling Petty here. 

Barely ever wastes the footy.

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1 minute ago, dazzledavey36 said:

You're under selling Petty here. 

Barely ever wastes the footy.

I agree, Petty is a good, solid kick but he is not as natural, compact or fluent as players like Bowey, Salem, May, Tomlinson or Spargo. Petty is an excellent decision maker and typically takes a safe option, which is also very important to retaining possession.

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Welcome aboard the Demon Express Kye Turner good athleticism, great height could be a handy half back flanker. We have really turned around our greatest weakness in lack of height in one Trade/ Draft period. We can focus on high end midfield talent next year. !!!

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1 hour ago, Bystander said:

I'm missing something. 2 games at vfl level with very average stats that don't come close to Corey Ellison's, who didn't put a foot wrong at Casey. And Ellison went forward once at Werribee and kicked 5? in a half in a tough game.

But, I wish the young fellow well.

Yes not knocking Kye, but I am also surprised Corey didn’t get a gig somewhere.

Obviously an area of concern to clubs that we are unaware of.

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Not too fused with the surplus of tall defenders. He will develop at Casey for 2 whole years before we need to worry about list spots.

I think people expect too much from a rookie signing. We are giving this guy a year to see how he develops at the highest level.

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3 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

He’s an Old Haileyburyian like a certain former No 1 draft pick who isn’t well thought of among many MFC fans. Perhaps, he can have a stellar career and atone for the other bloke’s sin of walking out after being lured by treasure from up north.

Kye Turns Heads to Become A Demon

He’s already better in my opinion and far more loyal, after only hours on the list.

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