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14 minutes ago, Little Goffy said:

 

Negative;

- Very low possession count. Under ten a game on average for 2023 and career. Not everyone has to be an accumulator but in the context of us having several low-possessions forwards and half-forwards already, it is a drawback.

I don't mind the low possesion count given his high score involvement numbers. He is damaging. 

With the amount of time the ball spends in our forward line he could make a real difference.

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In that set up McAdam starts on the bench and becomes to rotation for Fritsch, Petty and JVR.  Which when i look at it that way i don't mind.  Especially if JVR is going to be our back up ruck.

I need to get it into my head that McAdam is now a Dee and i MUST love him now! I WILL love him, just give me time!

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1 hour ago, Frustrated Demon said:

Are we thinking with McAdams  up forward that Kozzie will spend more time in the midfield?

It gives us more flexibility to do so for sure.  Whether Goodwin is willing or wanting is another matter.

Flexibility now for both Kozzy to play more regular mid minutes and Tracc for more stints up forward.

We need to land at least one decent mid in the draft also.

Based on our current hand, hopefully an outside(ish) Sanders type.  Caddy would also be nice if he slipped through to 11 (unlikely).

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On 06/09/2023 at 16:28, Red and Blue realist said:

Didn't realise he's 28 already, he came on the scene late. Is a fair bit taller then chandler and kossie, so could nearly be a 3rd target, but knows where the goals are. 

More than depth as previously surmised. McAdam is a spaceman, leading quickly forward, across multiple angles. He has pace - keeps the ball in sight and leads opponents to that ball with pace and good anticipation. He has some good goal-shooting skills and is strong in the set shots. I really like his skip-in, skip-away with the ball in possession at pace. Should balance well with the talls, with midfielders looking for his leads, with teamed efforts with the likes of Chandler, Fritta and Petty. Could be dangerous against most AFL opponents. Could well decoy for most of the key forwards, as well (thinking JVR and Petty under a high-pressure defender.

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4 minutes ago, D Rev said:

Im not sure if this guy will talk into the starting line up. He seems more in the Fritta / Melksham mould, playing closer to goal - not sure if we can afford less pressure players in the way we play.

 

Given Kozzie is unavailable for round 1, I'd say that increases his chances that he does walk into the starting line up.

I would think that the club views him as a locked in best 23 player to start the season but I could be wrong. 

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9 minutes ago, D Rev said:

Im not sure if this guy will talk into the starting line up. He seems more in the Fritta / Melksham mould, playing closer to goal - not sure if we can afford less pressure players in the way we play.

 

Based on 2023 averages he would be our second highest tackler inside 50 (1.4) behind Kozzy and above AFL averages.

His general tackling was above AFL averages also @ 3.3

His pressure rating is at AFL average

No slouch in this aspect.  He'll be fine and if anything will actually up our forward pressure.

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7 minutes ago, Travy14 said:

I need to get it into my head that McAdam is now a Dee and i MUST love him now! I WILL love him, just give me time!

For this reason alone I love him already. Hang in there, Travy. The love will grow. 😁

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1 hour ago, sisso said:

Fully fit Fritsch and McAdam could be a nightmare duo to matchup for opposition defences in 2024

That's two who lead for the ball. Both excellent kicks. 

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25 minutes ago, binman said:

I've heard from a reliable source the real reason McAdam wanted out of the crows was so he never again had to wear that God awful yellow clash strip.

Source?

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1 hour ago, Wrecker46 said:

I don't mind the low possesion count given his high score involvement numbers. He is damaging. 

With the amount of time the ball spends in our forward line he could make a real difference.

Only if we clean up delivery though.

The way we bring it in has been diabolical for large chunks over the past two seasons.

All of McAdam's existing strengths might not see as much light of day if we don't and then many on here will be bemoaning the trade 😄

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It's a good deal given the quality of the player, the dearth of forward talent on offer and we never entered into the nonsense Petty linked trade talk.

Effectively we've exchanged Grundy for Fullarton & McAdam as mentioned on trade radio.

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1 hour ago, Wrecker46 said:

I don't mind the low possesion count given his high score involvement numbers. He is damaging. 

With the amount of time the ball spends in our forward line he could make a real difference.

Totally. We need someone who can make chances from few touches.

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Great pick up. 
Career averages: 

Elite - tackles inside 50 

Elite - marks inside 50 

Above - Goals 

Above - accuracy 

Sounds like the perfect pick up for our mess of a forward line 

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