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6 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I hope that if he’s fit and ready to go, we give him an extended run and don’t bring him in and out. Same height (close enough to) as Melksham, hopefully he can find a bit of grunt and could potentially be a replacement. Or not. Just spitballing here. 

Doesn't really have an aerial game like Melk

Hes competing with guys like Spargo and Chandler I reckon. Best case scenario he can be a similar link man to Charlie but finding the pill 20 times a game compared to Spargo's 12

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4 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I hope that if he’s fit and ready to go, we give him an extended run and don’t bring him in and out. Same height (close enough to) as Melksham, hopefully he can find a bit of grunt and could potentially be a replacement. Or not. Just spitballing here. 

Different roles I would think, but you’re right about being given the chance. He has a chance to unseat the following in my mind; Hunter on a wing, or Chandler’s role as that ‘speed forward’ that gets up the ground and releases forward quickly when we turn it over. 

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7 hours ago, rpfc said:

Different roles I would think, but you’re right about being given the chance. He has a chance to unseat the following in my mind; Hunter on a wing, or Chandler’s role as that ‘speed forward’ that gets up the ground and releases forward quickly when we turn it over. 

I for one hope you are correct. 
All of Hunter,  Chandler started out like they were on fire and we’re going to become hero’s , sadly the heat disappeared a bit and they became a bit ordinary.   IMO .    Also Langers seemed to be just not the same as well.

hope they can all fire each other up.

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14 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I hope that if he’s fit and ready to go, we give him an extended run and don’t bring him in and out. Same height (close enough to) as Melksham, hopefully he can find a bit of grunt and could potentially be a replacement. Or not. Just spitballing here. 

Plays nothing like Jake M. Really couldn’t be more different.
More like Laurie/Hunter perhaps with half forward/ forward pocket role preferred. 

Really is probably different to all our skilled smalls which will be good. 

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On 21/10/2023 at 07:22, Bystander said:

Nice bloke jack Mueller...used to say "how good would I have been with 5 fingers". ( Only had 3 on one hand.

I believe kicked 8,6 and 6 goals in the PF,GF and GF replay in 48?

Gees why didn't someone tell me. I could have sat up in the high chair and watched the replay.

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On 21/10/2023 at 06:58, The Jackson FIX said:

Hope he likes to party.

Too soon?

Burning dwarves?  Or was that before his time?

11 hours ago, Willmoy1947 said:

Gees why didn't someone tell me. I could have sat up in the high chair and watched the replay.

I was reliably told that I listened with great interest the drawn GF and the replay between sleeps in my bassinet. 

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20 hours ago, 58er said:

Plays nothing like Jake M. Really couldn’t be more different.
More like Laurie/Hunter perhaps with half forward/ forward pocket role preferred. 

Really is probably different to all our skilled smalls which will be good. 

He has been a mainstay of the red, white and black for almost a decade, his most recent campaign was frustratingly bookended by stints on the sidelines through injury.

 

The left-footer has since come out the other side of off-season back surgery, steadily building his body back up and recapturing his form from 2019, which saw him just shy of a podium finish at that year's - Saints Trevor Barker Award.

Able to hold down a role coming off half-forward or help drive his side’s outside run, Billings’ adaptability will likely come in handy and I see him as a better class than the likes of Chandler, ( sad to say). As for Hunter, he MUST stay. I like him and frankly, I feel he had a better year than Langdon. 

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On 22/10/2023 at 19:13, adonski said:

 

Hes competing with guys like Spargo and Chandler I reckon. Best case scenario he can be a similar link man to Charlie but finding the pill 20 times a game compared to Spargo's 10

I think most Melbourne supporters acknowledge Spargo would be so much more useful if he could find the ball 15-20 times, rather than 10. He has the skills we need.

If Billings can do that plus generate a few shots himself, it’s a huge win. Helps that he’s a 6’1”-6’2” height too

 

 

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1 hour ago, The Jackson FIX said:

You now have we worried for the welfare of Nick Watson in the event we draft him 

Definitely before his time.

His best 'time' for our purposes would be 2017, when he managed both a goal and a goal-assist per game.

Interestingly, he had one eye on the door at St Kilda for quite some years, while his first six seasons (under Alan Richardson, no less) produced quite good football even if he was a whipping boy on account of being sandwiched between Jake Kelly and Marcus Bontempelli in the draft.

If he produced just his career 'norm', he'll be a valuable asset getting the ball forward effectively.

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