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Welcome Hugo Ralphsmith

Harry

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Mar 2, 2003
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I'm a fan. He can halve contests and provides an outnumber. Fast strong aggressive. Very much in the Pickett Kmac mould.
 
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tigersnake

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Sep 10, 2003
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Big time needs to clean his disposal or won't make it.
Yeah nah. He's fast, he's aggressive, works hard, he gets the ball. In Richmond world those traits are more important than surgical disposal.
 
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jb03

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Jan 28, 2004
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Our young outside players found the going difficult in the swamp tonight.

Melbourne winter evenings are more suited to the muckers than the gliders.

Hugo and Judson will be instrumental against Geelong. Speed kills. Particularly the elderly.
Who are our young inside players? RcD?
 

tigersnake

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Not in my book butchers it to much to often.
He's young, the poise will come. The other stuff is harder to teach, and is more important to us. One thing young Rancey taught me, if players are making blues taking the game on, you cut them slack.
 
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lounder

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I watched him from the members wing and was struck by how often he appeared adrift in space, either not manning up or being short the stamina to get to where he needed to be?

What is our expectation of his tank at this stage of his development?
 

TigerPort

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Jun 29, 2006
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20 year old who played his 14th game last night. Shown he has some skills and has some things to work on

Keep playing him and lets see him work on improving his game over this year and 2023. Then make an assessment
 
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kiwitiger

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Jul 28, 2004
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If he reminds me of anyone at this early stage , it’s Brandon Ellis . Looks like he is going to be an elite runner , but ball use not always 10/10
But that might improve.
 

Dont Argue

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Jun 26, 2018
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He reminds me of a young McKintosh.
Disposals and decision making will improve.
The kid has game. He’s AFL standard without doubt. And there’s a lot more left in the tank
 
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tigerdell

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More speed than Ellis or Macca.
Can really get zipping
Will prove to be more attacking weapon than those two
 

tigerdell

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20 year old who played his 14th game last night. Shown he has some skills and has some things to work on

Keep playing him and lets see him work on improving his game over this year and 2023. Then make an assessment
This.
Was clearly too hesitant for most of the night. He isn't shirking it, just not always confident or sure what to do.
But we aren't playing him for now. Like Clarke and Moju we want them to excel in 2025
 
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Dyer'ere

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Sep 21, 2004
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Hugo plays outside and he gets there for the outnumber. But when he's real good he wins contests. When not favoured. That's an unusual blend. Kmac and Marlion can do this. But Hugo's best is more inside IMO.

He drives me insane but I love the way he hits it when he's on. Maybe he can level up this year. That would be good.
 
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spook

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Jun 18, 2007
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Fumbles due to taking eye off ball. (Rushed. 14 games.) Can get it. Cannot kick. Runs. We need run. Persist.
 
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Tigers of Old

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Jul 26, 2004
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Well Hugo's lost his spot.
Continues to be a work in progress but there's a few areas of his game he needs to tidy up to establish himself in the 22.
That's ok. Still early days for him.
 
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T-Shirt Tommy

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Apr 11, 2011
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Well Hugo's lost his spot.
Continues to be a work in progress but there's a few areas of his game he needs to tidy up to establish himself in the 22.
That's ok. Still early days for him.

Yep, still early days.
But needs to tidy up his disposal urgently if he wants to play in the remainder of the year.
Outside players must at the very least have adequate disposal (think KMac). Hugo's disposal is a level below that.
 

Mycotchinrules

Tiger Superstar
Mar 17, 2014
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Disappointed we dropped Hugo. He's having a crack and his upside is enormous.

Certainly offering more than Shedda has this season.

But maybe he's sore and needs a spell. I think Gibcus is in the same boat but our defensive stocks are low without Noah
 
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