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Paddy Naish - where is he at?

Tenacious

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Couldn't find a recent thread on young Paddy.

Just by natural development I was hoping to see him get consideration for games at some stage this season.

Any feedback on his pre-season and progress - or whatever?
 

taztiger4

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Tenacious said:
Couldn't find a recent thread on young Paddy.

Just by natural development I was hoping to see him get consideration for games at some stage this season.

Any feedback on his pre-season and progress - or whatever?

He was very good in the VFL Practice game last weekend
 

zippadeee

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He is our equivalent of Dacios and Brown at Collingwood. Good enough for poor team, but not a team fighting for a flag.
Can’t see him bring a regular just yet
 

TigerFlag2017

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At training he is looking a good prospect, will be ready to make a senior impact in 12 months
 

Tenacious

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TigerFlag2017 said:
At training he is looking a good prospect, will be ready to make a senior impact in 12 months

Any games this year you reckon?
 

BillyJean17

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zippadeee said:
He is our equivalent of Dacios and Brown at Collingwood. Good enough for poor team, but not a team fighting for a flag.
Can’t see him bring a regular just yet
They weren’t AA u18 ranked best 22 in the country , not by a long shot . Naish was was a prodigious junior talent , is 12m into his career , has added some bulk , started racking it up at vfl late last year , would” like to see him pick up where he left off
 

TigerFlag2017

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Tenacious said:
Any games this year you reckon?
My guess is as good as yours. I note that he was emergency a few times last year. Not best 22 but may get a few opportunities during the year as a result of injuries and his own comtinued improvement.

He is definitely silk, just needs to add bulk.

VFL is going to be mouth watering this year.
 

Ghost of 29

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Be patient with Pat. His development is coming from a low base but is showing constant improvement. 2020 onwards
 

ahyeahnah

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He's going to need a big 2019.

There's a lot of competition for those wing/HB/HF spots and there are plenty of guys that would be staking a claim ahead of him.

From what I saw last year, he has a lot of potential but that means nothing unless it's realised.
 

caesar

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ahyeahnah said:
He's going to need a big 2019.

There's a lot of competition for those wing/HB/HF spots and there are plenty of guys that would be staking a claim ahead of him.

From what I saw last year, he has a lot of potential but that means nothing unless it's realised.

Naish is only in his 2nd year for f#@% sake players who have been on the list a lot longer than that are yet to unseat the incumbents.
 

tigerlove

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ahyeahnah said:
He's going to need a big 2019.

There's a lot of competition for those wing/HB/HF spots and there are plenty of guys that would be staking a claim ahead of him.

From what I saw last year, he has a lot of potential but that means nothing unless it's realised.

Agree. Is no lock for a successful career. Is not super tall and very light (2nd lightest in our team I believe). Tracking OK but a lot of improvement still needed. I'd say he still has the next couple of years to prove himself.
 

Rfc4Ever

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caesar said:
Naish is only in his 2nd year for f*smile* sake players who have been on the list a lot longer than that are yet to unseat the incumbents.

Agreed. Has plenty of time on his side.
 

DjJazzyPete

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craig said:
Just waiting for Grigg to retire so he can finally get to pull on the #6 guernsey ;)
Could be soon , heard from a mate in the game in Melbourne that Griggs injury might me career ending . ( anyone know more re this ?)
 

BillyJean17

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DjJazzyPete said:
Could be soon , heard from a mate in the game in Melbourne that Griggs injury might me career ending . ( anyone know more re this ?)
My initial thoughts are *smile* seeing as he hasnt even had a reco , could be cartridge which can generally be managed before a premature retirement
 

blx

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LOL He's only had 1 year in the system and people already saying he needs to have a big year this year! [shakehead]
 

Sintiger

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blx said:
LOL He's only had 1 year in the system and people already saying he needs to have a big year this year! [shakehead]
Agree

He is a very lightly built player and needs time. Looked really good at a vfl level later in the year.
 

Tenacious

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tigerlove said:
Agree. Is no lock for a successful career. Is not super tall and very light (2nd lightest in our team I believe). Tracking OK but a lot of improvement still needed. I'd say he still has the next couple of years to prove himself.

No such thing as a lock - we know that from previous draft picks.

I'd still love to think he got a few games this season as part of the progression.
 

tigerlove

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Tenacious said:
No such thing as a lock - we know that from previous draft picks.

I'd still love to think he got a few games this season as part of the progression.

Disagree. Plenty of youngsters are clear locks after their first season. Others it becomes clear they still have a lot of work to do. Naish may indeed get an opportunity this year if he consistenty excels at VFL level but I suspect he needs another year to build his body strength.