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Kamdyn McIntosh

RaoulJuke

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Doubt it. Already had a stint at half back in the past and just wasn't good enough. Ellis played wing predominantly last year and Rance didn't play so who would KMac be replacing in the backline? His greatest asset was his space blocking ability on the wing. For me it's wing or nothing, maybe as Richo said a defensive forward but I think we have better prospects in that role to come back eg Stack/Higgins. We didn't require KMac for the best part of our season in 2019, last 9 games to the grand final. Unless something improves dramatically not sure why he'd get the nod in 2020 as anything but depth in case of substantial injury.
You are probably right but he is only 25 and appears to be a very hard worker. Our backline was amazing this year, but dont be fooled - it needs a big overhaul if we are going to go back to back.. If the Cats had Hawkins, we wouldn't have made the GF. We counter argued that with "well if we had Rance...." at the time but.....Next season, we dont have Rance & they do have Hawkins alongside Jenkins too now. I do fear that our very short backline & its system which worked so well in the backhalf on 19, can easily be exposed by good coaches & 6 months of planning for it. The club MUST find another competent tall backman from the current list for 2020. Garthwaite is the obvious choice but i think many doubt he is good enough, for good reason. Too Slow. Maybe they develop K-Mac as a more "3rd tall in" type. Most likely they back in Balta early and hope it works. If he struggles it will be interesting
 
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tigerlove

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You are probably right but he is only 25 and appears to be a very hard worker. Our backline was amazing this year, but dont be fooled - it needs a big overhaul if we are going to go back to back.. If the Cats had Hawkins, we wouldn't have made the GF. We counter argued that with "well if we had Rance...." at the time but.....Next season, we dont have Rance & they do have Hawkins alongside Jenkins too now. I do fear that our very short backline & its system which worked so well in the backhalf on 19, can easily be exposed by good coaches & 6 months of planning for it. The club MUST find another competent tall backman from the current list for 2020. Garthwaite is the obvious choice but i think many doubt he is good enough, for good reason. Too Slow. Maybe they develop K-Mac as a more "3rd tall in" type. Most likely they back in Balta early and hope it works. If he struggles it will be interesting
Yeah not sure whether Hawkins would have been the difference in the prelim. We smashed them 2nd half 8 goals 8 behinds to 2 goals 4 after playing a shocking first half. Not sure how KMac would have influenced Hawkins form if both were playing. Hawkins kicked 4 earlier in the season but that was probably against our weakest side of the season when Townsend, Balta, Butler. Garthwaite, Stack, Higgins, Kmac, Naish played, none of which played in our finals campaign. Before that Hawkins form against the Tigers hasn't been that great. 1 goal in 2017 QF, 1 in 2016, 3 in 2015, 0 in 2014, 2 in 2013. He turns 32 next year. Jenkins will be 31 and he's truly a fair weather player. Then they have Ablett (36 next year) playing forward and his form really tapered off 2nd half of the season. I think our backline comfortably handles Geelong.

KMac has never shown he can play against talls as a key defender. At 191cm he's too short anyway and doesn't have a great leap. To me if you're trialling another backman as a tall it has to be Garthwaite (who's only 192cm himself) or Balta. It'd be nice if Miller or Chol could step up but seems unlikely. KMac would have to replace a Broad or Vlastuin type or a Houli/Baker/Short as a release player but I just can't see it happening. Our game style supports a shorter backline. It's up to the opposition to try and counter it. But I do agree we're potentially vulnerable if we have a couple of injuries to a copule of our taller backmen.
 
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Tigerfan

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You are probably right but he is only 25 and appears to be a very hard worker. Our backline was amazing this year, but dont be fooled - it needs a big overhaul if we are going to go back to back.. If the Cats had Hawkins, we wouldn't have made the GF. We counter argued that with "well if we had Rance...." at the time but.....Next season, we dont have Rance & they do have Hawkins alongside Jenkins too now. I do fear that our very short backline & its system which worked so well in the backhalf on 19, can easily be exposed by good coaches & 6 months of planning for it. The club MUST find another competent tall backman from the current list for 2020. Garthwaite is the obvious choice but i think many doubt he is good enough, for good reason. Too Slow. Maybe they develop K-Mac as a more "3rd tall in" type. Most likely they back in Balta early and hope it works. If he struggles it will be interesting
But they don’t have kelly
 
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TigerMasochist

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I think he has potential as a defensive forward/midfielder, someone that takes the opposition's Houli.

He is a very good runner and he is flint hard. I've personally heard opposition players talk about how they don't like playing on him because of the physical battering he gives them, and that's not something you hear very often.

I'd be interested to see him match up on someone like Elliot Yeo against West Coast.
Just quietly started working my way through the DVD collection of this years games. Watched our game against Sydaknee this arvo n geez the old KMac put some serious heavy perdoonk work into some of their players. He was crashin n bashin n chasin everywhere, miss the damn hardnut doofus. He was fun to watch
 
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No 4

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don't need to develop Macca in the backline. What has been our advantage? We play our players to their strengths. Macca is a winger who has the ability to run all day. That's his strength. He will replace Ellis.
 
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TigerFurious

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Given Rance’s sudden departure I wouldn’t be surprised to see McIntosh tried in a key defensive role this year. At the very least he would provide some cover.
 

KnightersRevenge

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I think he has potential as a defensive forward/midfielder, someone that takes the opposition's Houli.

He is a very good runner and he is flint hard. I've personally heard opposition players talk about how they don't like playing on him because of the physical battering he gives them, and that's not something you hear very often.

I'd be interested to see him match up on someone like Elliot Yeo against West Coast.
Interesting take TBR. I think he's a grunt, and as such he plays a role and pulls his weight. You need to get through the season to play at the pointy end, and blokes like KMac muck in and get it done week in/week out. I think we will see plenty of him.
 
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turk-d-tiger

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Unfortunately i think the writing is on the wall for Kmac and will only get worse for him with the development of the younger players like
Naish , Turner , Ralphsmith ,RCD and the additions last year in Stack & Pickett

Caddy has now taken his Role and is an upgrade on kamdyn and wont be long before the others go ahead of him also.
 

Midsy

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He’s plug and play should the need arise but has certainly fallen down the pecking order when all things are equal.

(Nice cliche overload there.)
 

eZyT

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He’s plug and play should the need arise but has certainly fallen down the pecking order when all things are equal.

(Nice cliche overload there.)
You left out 'hes really important to the way we play'

Kmac is a great depth player. Versatile and tough. He kicked 3 in a q final.

I dont think hes best 22, but im really glad hes on our list
 
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craig

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Grover will take the field for the Tigers next season, how often will be dependant upon his form.

He may possibly get first crack at getting his wing spot back after Bobble's departure.

However the Tigers first team is changing now unlike 2017-2018 where it was fairly static apart from Higlett and Soldo getting in games in 2018.

Bolton, Stack, Balta, Chol, Baker, Ross, Dekka and Pickett were hoyed into the machine and a new game style has come out of injury adversity again and brought another flag to the club as it did in 2017.

K Mac is a beast of a defensive runner and space taker, but that was covered somewhat by Bobble, Prestia, Graham and lLamberts two way running, even with Broad also often tied up on opposition Key Forwards.

The Tigers are moving not standing still.

Rance's loss even just around the club could be critical.
 
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HR

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You left out 'hes really important to the way we play'

Kmac is a great depth player. Versatile and tough. He kicked 3 in a q final.

I dont think hes best 22, but im really glad hes on our list
Still often think about the tackle he laid on Daisy in his early days. Was un itger like at the time. Good bit of mongrel in him but is as fair as you could ask for.
Strong and powerful.
Lost his way a bit last season but good to still be in the team colours.
 
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hutstar

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Still often think about the tackle he laid on Daisy in his early days. Was un itger like at the time. Good bit of mongrel in him but is as fair as you could ask for.
Strong and powerful.
Lost his way a bit last season but good to still be in the team colours.
He did get lost, lost confidence in his kicking particularly - but I have spent the past few years as a quiet fan. When playing well he hits more targets that you'd expect (particularly the tough, longer, flatter kicks that most less-skilled players can't make). I'd be stunned if we don't give him a good crack this year, he's a good unit to have on the list.
 
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fastin bulbous

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A couple of games there he made a few very poor turnovers and then was gone. I wonder if he was a bit lax about working on his kicking/decision making decisions?
 

The_General

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KMac will be back, count on it. I love him. Not for elite skills, but because he never, ever gives up. We need some hardness around the ground.
It's all there for him. I'm backing him to take the opportunity.
 
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