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nick riewoldt 193
jack riewoldt 195 but kinda played more 193 with a slightly hunched posture

bauer's height is fine
 
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turk-d-tiger

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Trouble is, key forwards now are close to 200cm and Bauer is 192cm. That is not short by any stretch of the imagination. He is going to have to be that much better than comparable players to succeed. It can be done and he has some attributes which will help. But like Cumberland he is going to have to be a little bit better and a lot smarter to make it. Not familiar enough with Bauer, but if he is strong and can read the game well he could be a very good key forward.

Just as an aside, Jack Riewoldt is 193cm, so only 1cm taller. It can be done.

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Brodie Mihocek - 192cm
Jack Gunston - 193cm
Mitch Georgiades - 192cm
Toby Greene - 181cm
Jamie Elliott - 177cm
Tim Membrey - 190cm


These are very different players all shapes and sizes but all play similar to a KPF style even though there are some that are 177-190

Its the game style leading marking leaping and agility thats important not just 3-5cm difference
If Bauer was 5 cm taller we would all be having wet dreams
 
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The forward structure de jour is to have one large power forward (Lynch, Hawkins, McKay, King, Kennedy) and one more mobile (Jack, Cameron, Curnow, Membrey, Darling). Bauer fits with that if played with Lynch, or with Ryan.
 
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mrposhman

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Brodie Mihocek - 192cm
Jack Gunston - 193cm
Mitch Georgiades - 192cm
Toby Greene - 181cm
Jamie Elliott - 177cm
Tim Membrey - 190cm


These are very different players all shapes and sizes but all play similar to a KPF style even though there are some that are 177-190

Its the game style leading marking leaping and agility thats important not just 3-5cm difference
If Bauer was 5 cm taller we would all be having wet dreams

Bauer from what I've seen reminds me of a Darling / Membrey type. Could be an excellent 3rd tall for us.

Need to work on recruiting our Lynch replacement.
 
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tigerman

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Need to work on recruiting our Lynch replacement.
Early days, but I think Ryan can replace Lynch, or Jack for that matter. And then latter in his career he can play ruck, much the same as Paul Salmon did.
 
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Dont Argue

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Early days, but I think Ryan can replace Lynch, or Jack for that matter. And then latter in his career he can play ruck, much the same as Paul Salmon did.
I just don’t see that ability in Ryan.
I see him as a mobile forward/ruck in the Vickery mold but not a power forward. They are obviously the number one forward, usually tall and who are strong on the lead and/or able to take pack marks.
I see Ryan more as a number 2 forward who is a mobile tall and provides an alternative marking option
 
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tigerman

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I just don’t see that ability in Ryan.
I see him as a mobile forward/ruck in the Vickery mild but not a power forward. They are obviously the number one forward, usually tall and who are strong on the lead and/or able to take pack marks.
I see Ryan more as a number 2 forward who is a mobile tall and provides an alternative marking option
You might be right, I'm looking forward to watching him develop.
I've been impressed with his last 3 or 4 games, he takes a good grab and is a fairly accurate kick.
 
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tigermike

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Trouble is, key forwards now are close to 200cm and Bauer is 192cm. That is not short by any stretch of the imagination. He is going to have to be that much better than comparable players to succeed. It can be done and he has some attributes which will help. But like Cumberland he is going to have to be a little bit better and a lot smarter to make it. Not familiar enough with Bauer, but if he is strong and can read the game well he could be a very good key forward.

Just as an aside, Jack Riewoldt is 193cm, so only 1cm taller. It can be done.

DS
192 with a good leap...take that any day.
 
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tigermike

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Brodie Mihocek - 192cm
Jack Gunston - 193cm
Mitch Georgiades - 192cm
Toby Greene - 181cm
Jamie Elliott - 177cm
Tim Membrey - 190cm


These are very different players all shapes and sizes but all play similar to a KPF style even though there are some that are 177-190

Its the game style leading marking leaping and agility thats important not just 3-5cm difference
If Bauer was 5 cm taller we would all be having wet dreams
Everyone uses the body they are given to build their skill set. If he was 5cm taller then would he be as fast, or as mobile, or jump as high? Perhaps not.
 
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K3

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Everyone uses the body they are given to build their skill set. If he was 5cm taller then would he be as fast, or as mobile, or jump as high? Perhaps not.

Maybe, maybe not. But from what I have read we would at least be getting some quality dreams happening!
 

Dont Argue

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Everyone uses the body they are given to build their skill set. If he was 5cm taller then would he be as fast, or as mobile, or jump as high? Perhaps not.
If he was 5cm taller, with the same skill set, he would have been a top 10 draft pick in his applicable draft year.
Under sized forwards have to have something special to get drafted at all. Even then many don’t make it.


Richmond VFL v Northern Pissants.

Jacob Bauer (12 disposals, eight marks, four inside-50s, four goals)

"In the first half he certainly looked to be our standout forward. He's a real presence up forward and he took four contested marks, highlighting his aerial power. One thing you know about him is that he'll throw absolutely everything at the contest, he's been really important for us."
 
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Baloo

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Like him, has a bit of mongrel about it and hates to lose.
 
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