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Welcome Hugo Ralphsmith

Smoking Aces

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It's too early for riddles Quickdraw, I'm off to training.

I am saying Hugo no chance for round 1 not because he is no good but because he is yet to play a VFL game and practice the way we play, also they have not settled where they want Hugo to play although the last 2 match sims they are playing him half back
Didnt he play for the 'yellows' in the scratch match?
 
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Redford

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Dunno if this is right or not, but AFL player I work with, and has a son in the AFL now and knows Hugo pretty well from years at TAC and school level, says he is a good kid but will need to find a bit more of his own ball. (Found the Hub life a bit tough too apparently - which you'd expect being so young.)
 
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caesar

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Jack R pumped his tires on the radio this morning too.

I subsequently listened only thing Jack got wrong was that he said Hugo has been around for a couple of years when it is only the one.
We also need to remember he was a bottom ager so plenty of scope.
 
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He didn’t waste his time in the bubble at the GC. Did a heap of work and it shows
 
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caesar

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It's too early for riddles Quickdraw, I'm off to training.

I am saying Hugo no chance for round 1 not because he is no good but because he is yet to play a VFL game and practice the way we play, also they have not settled where they want Hugo to play although the last 2 match sims they are playing him half back

Well in a Dimma article today it looks as though they have settled on where they would like Hugo to play, they are grooming him as a half back replacement for Houli.
Happy with that, wing or half back is where I wanted him to make best use of his run and carry.
 
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Baloo

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Well in a Dimma article today it looks as though they have settled on where they would like Hugo to play, they are grooming him as a half back replacement for Houli.
Happy with that, wing or half back is where I wanted him to make best use of run and carry.

I don't think we're allowed to say the word "grooming" anymore.
 
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Baloo

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who would have thought , what seemed such an innocent book title way back when is now so wrong

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It's sometimes tough to keep up with what's no longer acceptable. It's got to the point at work where the media relations dept now circulate a list of phrases and words to avoid using.
 
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BrisTiger24

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Seems to be the most likely dubutant in round 1 with all the talk around him from the club. If he plays well in either of the practice games you would think he is a near certainty
 
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caesar

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Seems to be the most likely dubutant in round 1 with all the talk around him from the club. If he plays well in either of the practice games you would think he is a near certainty
Whilst promising i take out of Dimma's comments that they are still working on Hugo's contested/defensive side that he has a little way to go yet?
 

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It's sometimes tough to keep up with what's no longer acceptable. It's got to the point at work where the media relations dept now circulate a list of phrases and words to avoid using.
I once got sacked from a job for smiling too much.
I told them if I can’t smile at work, I don’t want to be a funeral director
 
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