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tigerdell

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Mar 29, 2014
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Mitchell ?? would rather Toby than Tom
I'm not suggesting that we chase a Tom Mitchell, just that we need a mid who can plug and play.
Obviously Mitchell can plug and accumulate and slowly defend which isn't ideal :mhihi
 

Smoking Aces

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Sep 21, 2007
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So we have
Cotchin
Martin
Prestia
Bolton
Lambert
Graham
Edwards
Ross
RCD
Dow
Martyn
Sonsie

With potential of Baker and Banks rolling through there.

A blend of experience and youth.

We need the likes of RCD, Dow and Ross to step up into best 22 players.

Then we have the potential of Sonsie trumping them all as our next A grade player.

Not all is lost in this space.
 
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The_General

It's been a very hard working from home
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May 4, 2004
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I think you forgot Baker. He's good enough to play in the midfield I feel.
 
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St Kevin

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Based on this draft, I'd say the club are banking on a bit of internal improvement to assist the midfield. Will be interesting to see how it plays out.
 
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Smoking Aces

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Some will ask if we have addressed our biggest weakness in clearances. Time will tell. But a fit Soldo and Nank will help immensely.
 
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Redford

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Will Martyn is the one that we need to change up a bit. Give him an opportunity as an on ball, clearance bull. Just set him loose in that role instead of run with defensive roles and what not. Throw him into traffic and let him chug from one contest to another.

You might be surprised.
 
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tigermouseau

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Apr 19, 2004
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I think RCD had the potential for huge improvement. He reminds me a bit of Petracca. In petracca’s early days he showed potential but not heart, sometimes appearing lazy. He grew into his body and his desire to perform grew too. Am hoping for the Penny to drop with RCD
 
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Smoking Aces

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Wonder what percentage of the Dees success is due to Gawn. Only the way to tell for sure would be if he misses many games (I'm not wishing or advocating).
He is pivotal to their success. Its his influence around the ground not just the centre square.
 

Scoop

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Dec 8, 2004
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RCD and Baker my tips to be seeing much more onball time after our draft is over.

I'm still ultra bullish on what RCD can do if his tank allows him to play 85% game time, if you roll his numbers up 20% it's quite exciting.
 
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Smoking Aces

Batten Down The Hatches
Sep 21, 2007
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Will Martyn is the one that we need to change up a bit. Give him an opportunity as an on ball, clearance bull. Just set him loose in that role instead of run with defensive roles and what not. Throw him into traffic and let him chug from one contest to another.

You might be surprised.
Good call.

A horrible call by the match committee was playing him on a wing at Adelaide Oval. A winger he aint.
 
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Harry

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Mar 2, 2003
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Some will ask if we have addressed our biggest weakness in clearances. Time will tell. But a fit Soldo and Nank will help immensely.
I would have Nank at the feet of Soldo if you wanna improve clearances.
 
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MB78

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Sep 8, 2009
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I think you forgot Baker. He's good enough to play in the midfield I feel.
Baker I expect to be a full time mid next year. He can do it all. And the forwards will appreciate his crisp kicking into the forward line.
 

bullus_hit

Whatchu talkin about Jack?
Apr 3, 2006
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This is still an issue for me, we added one very important piece in the form of Sonsie but need some more top end talent. Having gone tall at pick 9 I think we can keep an open mind next year, my hunch is that we'll see some sliders as clubs clamour to get their hands on the tall stocks. Banks is a very interesting prospect, clearly he needs to refine his contested game but there could be some potential to join the rotations.