Player Watch #11: Luke "Two Dogs" McDonald - signed until end 2021

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I think Luke and JMac for that matter will struggle to be in the best 22 at the start of the year provided we are relatively fit. How Luke deals with his VFL stint and the effort he puts in at the lower league could be the making of him.
 

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I think Luke and JMac for that matter will struggle to be in the best 22 at the start of the year provided we are relatively fit. How Luke deals with his VFL stint and the effort he puts in at the lower league could be the making of him.
I have Luke as our 7th defender in our best 22
Ahern will challenge though for sure

Jmac behind both
 

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I have Luke as our 7th defender in our best 22
Ahern will challenge though for sure

Jmac behind both
Yeah I have it as
Marley Taz Pittard
Atley Durdin/Walker maj
I can see Shaw utilising a player like Ahern or even Hall off half back given their foot skills.
EVW, Lmac, Jmac, Bmac as cover. Not considering Wood for a role down there until I see him play. I am not sure why everyone panicked about defensive stocks. We are reasonably well set with bigs and small.
 

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Will we play with two small lock downs? Who would miss then Pittard?Atley? Good problems to have btw.
Atley, I don't know, but I see Jasper as a medium sized defender due to his excellent aerial ability for his size.

Agree, re- the head scratching. We're in a pretty good place with our defence, and I thought they were very good after the insane early 2019 season experiment was shelved.
 

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Based on what? Not getting 100 supercoach points?

Tell me about the opponents that toweled him up.
Not opponents that towel him up it's our own midfield allowing so many pressure free inside 50s.

The only team that conceded more scoring shots per i50 this season than us was GC.
The year before when we had Jacobs for most of the season and a better game plan we were 8th for the same stat. Im not sure how to pull data for the 1st half of the year vs the second and I can't be assed looking at with vs without Luke but I think a lot of our issues with defense lie further up the ground.
 

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Not opponents that towel him up it's our own midfield allowing so many pressure free inside 50s.

The only team that conceded more scoring shots per i50 this season than us was GC.
The year before when we had Jacobs for most of the season and a better game plan we were 8th for the same stat. Im not sure how to pull data for the 1st half of the year vs the second and I can't be assed looking at with vs without Luke but I think a lot of our issues with defense lie further up the ground.
Yes, well you obviously look in to the game further than the stats column.
 

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Based on what? Not getting 100 supercoach points?

Tell me about the opponents that toweled him up.
You unable to tell me a game he actually was above mediocre? Don’t have any? I can only think of 1 off the top of my head and that was against Adelaide in Hobart.

Edit, 2 games, second time as against Adelaide on Tom Lynch
 

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You unable to tell me a game he actually was above mediocre? Don’t have any? I can only think of 1 off the top of my head and that was against Adelaide in Hobart.

Edit, 2 games, second time as against Adelaide on Tom Lynch
Pretty handy vs freo and vs Melbourne in 2017, Brisbane 2018 comes to mind too.
He struggles against the dogs because they switch really well but he's not alone there.

I think he's a pretty good all around player without being a world beater. They can't all be first picked in the team every week but he puts the effort in and is probably one of the more consistent performers we have

Only stinker I remember being filthy about was the eagles game in Hobart, 2018, and he came good second half of that game anyway
 

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You unable to tell me a game he actually was above mediocre? Don’t have any? I can only think of 1 off the top of my head and that was against Adelaide in Hobart.

Edit, 2 games, second time as against Adelaide on Tom Lynch
He's "above mediocre" in most games.

If he wasn't, he wouldn't get picked.

If you're asking me to equate this in your simple terms, then I would first have to undergo a lobotomy.
 

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He's "above mediocre" in most games.

If he wasn't, he wouldn't get picked.

If you're asking me to equate this in your simple terms, then I would first have to undergo a lobotomy.
Didn’t think you could actually substantiate your claims into facts, so you go with the insult as expected.

Your idea of mediocre is different for different players it seems. If only Majak got the same level of leniency, as he’s delivered a lot more at AFL level in terms of quality then Luke
 

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Didn’t think you could actually substantiate your claims into facts, so you go with the insult as expected.
Do you want me to tell you that the sky is also blue?

It's not an insult when it's applied to someone with shit house football nous. My hunch is that you're one of the folks that thought he would win a brownlow in his second year, and have judged everything on that basis ever since.

1) He's the best HBF from his draft.
2) IMO, he's around the 5th-6th best junior from his draft, all the while tolerating the leakiest midfield in the comp.

If that's a source of disappointment for you, then I suggest you're the one with the problem.
 

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Do you want me to tell you that the sky is also blue?

It's not an insult when it's applied to someone with shit house football nous. My hunch is that you're one of the folks that thought he would win a brownlow in his second year, and have judged everything on that basis ever since.

1) He's the best HBF from his draft.
2) IMO, he's around the 5th-6th best junior from his draft, all the while tolerating the leakiest midfield in the comp.

If that's a source of disappointment for you, then I suggest you're the one with the problem.
Top 5-6 based on what?

Apologies that I’d like some substance to your horse s*** claims.
 

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