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

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Rooboy 96

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Love Lukey, love his passion, love his new found hunger, love him in the middle, love him in the back half, but not sure one good season elevates him to the leadership team, I am not in favour of this handing the keys to the young guys just because they are young.
 

LuvtheKangas

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Mar 11, 2006
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Rapt when he gave away that 50 = PASSION

2021. Big pre-season. Get him the leadership team. Get him around the middle 2021 with LDU, Jy, Cunners, Jed, Tarryn, Kyron, Phillips, Williams.
Yeah, loved it. The decision was rubbish and Luke let the umpire know. It's the most pleased I've been with giving away a 50 since the day Mick Martyn hammered Paul Salmon well after he marked 15m out. The Big Fish was very shy for the rest of that game.
 

shinboner magic

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Love Lukey, love his passion, love his new found hunger, love him in the middle, love him in the back half, but not sure one good season elevates him to the leadership team, I am not in favour of this handing the keys to the young guys just because they are young.
Like pittard 😏

Luke is hitting passes that Whitfield would be proud of.
Confidence is all you need.
I really hope he wins the bnf - changing of the guard.
 

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Snake_Baker

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Is he getting any mention in any AA discussions?

Just a mention?

His only limitations in opponents are blistering speed and true KPP's, otherwise I am confident he could shut down and beat any other player in the comp.

Blistering speed is also significantly impacted by play up the field.
 

LuvtheKangas

Goodbye and thanks, Maj
Mar 11, 2006
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If Luke McDonald is our best player, no wonder we’re sh*t.
He's not our best player and I'm pretty sure no-one is saying he is.

Of our top few players, many have been out for most of this season and the ruckman and full back are getting tired.

LMac playing at this level is a piece of the 2021+ puzzle that is now solved. This is good news.
 
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He's not our best player and I'm pretty sure no-one is saying he is.

Of our top few players, many have been out for most of this season and the ruckman and full back are getting tired.

LMac playing at this level is a piece of the 2021+ puzzle that is now solved. This is good news.
I’ve seen plenty of North supporters online suggest that he will win our B&F this year.
 

LuvtheKangas

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I’ve seen plenty of North supporters online suggest that he will win our B&F this year.
Umm, OK, which part of that implies they are stating he is our best player?

Think it through. Cunnington and Brown can't win it for the obvious reasons. Goldy was bolting but the overload appears to have caught up with him. Taz will be up there but his season hasn't been quite as good as the previous couple (still, not far off). Jy was flying until the ankle injury.

Luke will almost certainly finish top 3 in the B&F and part of that is attrition. Like every club, every year.

Hitting straw man territory here.
 
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Umm, OK, which part of that implies they are stating he is our best player?

Think it through. Cunnington and Brown can't win it for the obvious reasons. Goldy was bolting but the overload appears to have caught up with him. Taz will be up there but his season hasn't been quite as good as the previous couple (still, not far off). Jy was flying until the ankle injury.

Luke will almost certainly finish top 3 in the B&F and part of that is attrition. Like every club, every year.

Hitting straw man territory here.
I’ve seen nothing but dick riding for him this year. Yeah he’s improved, but let’s not forget that he’s 25 and was pick 8 in the 2013 draft. He should be ******* good by now, considering we picked him over Patrick Cripps.
 

Devington

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Jun 4, 2013
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I’ve seen nothing but dick riding for him this year. Yeah he’s improved, but let’s not forget that he’s 25 and was pick 8 in the 2013 draft. He should be ******* good by now, considering we picked him over Patrick Cripps.
That's such a shitty attitude. You might as well just outright say "Yeah he's improved but he's not a top 5 midfielder and he should be so fu** him and us."
 

LuvtheKangas

Goodbye and thanks, Maj
Mar 11, 2006
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I’ve seen nothing but dick riding for him this year. Yeah he’s improved, but let’s not forget that he’s 25 and was pick 8 in the 2013 draft. He should be ******* good by now, considering we picked him over Patrick Cripps.
Christ, that's what it really is? You're still bitching about that after all these years? Build a bridge, dude.
 

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