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On 11/02/2024 at 20:37, Macca said:

The popular opinion was that our talent levels dropped off alarmingly because our zones weren't very productive (zones came into being from 1963) 

The way around the zones was to bring in interstate talent but apart from bringing in Tilbrook, we weren't really a player like say, a team like North who seemingly had an endless chequebook

Bombers, Hawks & Blues brought in loads of interstate talent as well (more so in the 80's)

That is true. The Zones were meant to be rotated but the bigger clubs with productive Zones and plenty of cash kicked up and rotation was canned. Our Zone was not productive. Part of it was in SA.

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1 minute ago, manny100 said:

That is true. The Zones were meant to be rotated but the bigger clubs with productive Zones and plenty of cash kicked up and rotation was canned. Our Zone was not productive. Part of it was in SA.

The Hawks were gifted an amazing zone, resulting in like 13 players in their team of the century or something along those lines!

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8 hours ago, 58er said:

Just having watched the last quarter and bit ( from 44 pts down ) and gaining our Minor Premiership in 2021 I could just see the Duke running on all pistons  and being involved in a comeback like that, He has the skill momentum and attitude to be a major player in his career. His bold football and possessions will be impactful.

Whether we see a lot of it in 2024 I don’t know but I look forward to hostile in our next few years on the wing,

And his partner in crime Kolt will be a 15 possession game changer who will do in do the tough acts and play keeping the scoreboard ticking over. Again every touch worth its weight in gold. Again how much this season don’t know but  looking forward to whatever he does as it will be vital and impactful. 

And I know it’s even a longer straw but I very much have the feeling that Kynan Brown will also be a major player in our future. Why? Because the kid bleeds footy and the red and blue and he’s already exceeding our expectations. His will is like Clarry’s indomitable and you need players like this in a champion team.

Dont underestimate what  these 3 draftees will bring whether in ‘24 but if not ‘25 and after. 

We need a lift from some newbies and others are also in with that opportunity to put the dare back in our play like in 2021. Do that and the will like vs Cats in 2021 and again vs Lions in 23 can make us great again when th going gets tough. 

Just curious is this just based on your visits to pre-season training? Or have you watched their Eastern Rangers/Oakleigh Chargers or Under 18 National Championship games?

Hoping all of the above comes to fruition.

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10 hours ago, 58er said:

Just having watched the last quarter and bit ( from 44 pts down ) and gaining our Minor Premiership in 2021 I could just see the Duke running on all pistons  and being involved in a comeback like that, He has the skill momentum and attitude to be a major player in his career. His bold football and possessions will be impactful.

 

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10 hours ago, 58er said:

Whether we see a lot of it in 2024 I don’t know but I look forward to hostile in our next few years on the wing,

And his partner in crime Kolt will be a 15 possession game changer who will do in do the tough acts and play keeping the scoreboard ticking over. Again every touch worth its weight in gold. Again how much this season don’t know but  looking forward to whatever he does as it will be vital and impactful. 

And I know it’s even a longer straw but I very much have the feeling that Kynan Brown will also be a major player in our future. Why? Because the kid bleeds footy and the red and blue and he’s already exceeding our expectations. His will is like Clarry’s indomitable and you need players like this in a champion team.

Dont underestimate what  these 3 draftees will bring whether in ‘24 but if not ‘25 and after. 

We need a lift from some newbies and others are also in with that opportunity to put the dare back in our play like in 2021. Do that and the will like vs Cats in 2021 and again vs Lions in 23 can make us great again when th going gets tough. 

44 pts down? When was this? How can I watch?  

Edit: Brain fade it was MFC v Geelong 21. I misread it as Windsor played in a TAC gf where they were 44 points down and won. I was keen to watch that!

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21 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

One might ask why he's hanging around you then, picket!!!

Why would you hang around with Brownlow Medallists, Coleman Medallists & fellow Premiership players once you had heard that the famous Field Medallist in PF was available for befriending ?

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7 minutes ago, DistrACTION Jackson said:

A mate told me that Cal Twomey said Windsor reminds him of Chris Judd.... no pressure young fella.

There is certainly a bit of Judd in the way he moves, but Judd was 5cm taller and heavier/stronger. Plus Judd was big for a mid when he played but would be only average size today.

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9 minutes ago, DistrACTION Jackson said:

A mate told me that Cal Twomey said Windsor reminds him of Chris Judd.... no pressure young fella.

I think Twomey said leading up to the draft he thought he had "Judd like explosiveness" 

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4 hours ago, DistrACTION Jackson said:

Were you at training today?

Nar ..in Apollo Bay cranking the fish, surfing the waves,and keeping clear of slitheras

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5 hours ago, Fat Tony said:

There is certainly a bit of Judd in the way he moves, but Judd was 5cm taller and heavier/stronger. Plus Judd was big for a mid when he played but would be only average size today.

I thought Windsor was quite tall. Was Judd really 5cm taller? Seems a lot and I don't recall him being overly tall

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On 15/02/2024 at 14:36, picket fence said:

If I can double down and say, he will debut round zero Bookmark it!

And in another double down, he quietly reminds me of one ROBERT ALAN FLOWER!😁

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2 hours ago, Redleg said:

This kid's hands inside are elite.

We have a very good one here.

Can't wait to see Tholstrup in the big time as well.

Sounds like the Kolt isn't that far off as well. Guess it is just hard to find him a spot with Kozzy, Billings, ANB and Chandler all having good games last week.

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8 minutes ago, picket fence said:

And in another double down, he quietly reminds me of one ROBERT ALAN FLOWER!😁

Agree - I said the same a while back. The way he handballs (particularly off the left side) you would swear he is a clone of the great man.

Will he reach the same heights? We can all dream. He has a bright future ahead given he appears to have a good head on his shoulders and seemingly a great work ethic.

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22 minutes ago, Gator said:

I saw a lot of Flower.

Nothing of Windsor reminds me of Flower.

I also saw a lot of Robbie including his first and last games and a lot in between.

He definitely has some traits that remind me of Robbie. There's a certain drive and swivel from the hips, running style and the same ballet dancer poise and movement especially evading tacklers, burst of pace leaving contests, decision making and skills. There's plenty of Robbie there. He's taller and already quite a bit heavier not that it would be hard to be heavier than Robbie's 68kg. He l already looks to be a better defensive player than Robbie. Time will tell. If he gets to have a career half as good as Robbie's we have a star on our hands. Early signs are very promising. 

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5 minutes ago, Its Time for Another said:

I also saw a lot of Robbie including his first and last games and a lot in between.

He definitely has some traits that remind me of Robbie. There's a certain drive and swivel from the hips, running style and the same ballet dancer poise and movement especially evading tacklers, burst of pace leaving contests, decision making and skills. There's plenty of Robbie there. He's taller and already quite a bit heavier not that it would be hard to be heavier than Robbie's 68kg. He l already looks to be a better defensive player than Robbie. Time will tell. If he gets to have a career half as good as Robbie's we have a star on our hands. Early signs are very promising. 

Disagree.

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55 minutes ago, Gator said:

I saw a lot of Flower.

Nothing of Windsor reminds me of Flower.

Watching him, Flower didn't really come to mind.

Not as elegant or as smooth a mover (robbie is my all time favorite player by so far its not funny, covered the ground beautifully but never looked like he was exerting any energy).

And doesn't really have the same way of feinting and avoiding contact that Robbie had where he looked like he wasn't actually moving. 

But as soon as i saw him play a proper game, Alan Johnson DID come to mind

How about Alan Johnson gator? 

 

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It’s not so much his look that reminds me of Flower it’s his ability at such a young age to be in the thick of traffic and not panic….to slightly slow time down and then find the right option. Then once he’s done that to not only execute but to then get himself into the clear and take the receive back….that’s a quality that only the very best have. The fact he’s only played 2 AFL games is quite astonishing. He could well become scary good in the years ahead. 

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