Player Watch #11 Max Gawn - 2018 AFLCA POTY and AA Ruckman!!!

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Having slammed them for taking Scully and Trengove over Martin, i must confess that i wanted Nathan Vardy over Gawn at #34, simply because of Max's injury history. Thought he was just going to be one of those bean pole's who'd never be fit .

So :$ to me on pick #34.
 

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Tapscott could have been something if he was developed right I reckon. 0 proof clearly but he could play.
He came on quickly and faded fast, usually an indicator that his body was already AFL ready at under 18's, had no scope for improvement though.
 

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That, and he wasn't the sharpest tool in the shed by all reports.
 

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Having slammed them for taking Scully and Trengove over Martin, i must confess that i wanted Nathan Vardy over Gawn at #34, simply because of Max's injury history. Thought he was just going to be one of those bean pole's who'd never be fit .

So :$ to me on pick #34.
I reckon Vardy could Have been decent as well if he had a good run at it. Even early along at Geelong he still looked pretty good imo.
 

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He came on quickly and faded fast, usually an indicator that his body was already AFL ready at under 18's, had no scope for improvement though.
Tough and kicked like a mule, wouldn't have been a 300 gamer but players with less skill sets have been molded into role players. could have been a Josh Hunt or Daniel Rich
 

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I reckon Vardy could Have been decent as well if he had a good run at it. Even early along at Geelong he still looked pretty good imo.
Yea, funny how it works out, i was worried about Gawn being the injury prone one, Vardy looked the more sure bet to me, had a fair bit of muscle on him, even at under 18's.

Clearly Max's upside has been proven to be far greater than Vardy's though, even if Vardy had a decent run with injury, he wouldn't have the dominance that Max has all over the ground IMO. Could have been a very good (top 5-10 ruckman) but def no AA.
 

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Tough and kicked like a mule, wouldn't have been a 300 gamer but players with less skill sets have been molded into role players. could have been a Josh Hunt or Daniel Rich
Josh Hunt would have to be the softest bloke with a rig like he had in AFL history. :D

I get comparison but Hunt played like an absolute fairy.
 

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Yea, funny how it works out, i was worried about Gawn being the injury prone one, Vardy looked the more sure bet to me, had a fair bit of muscle on him, even at under 18's.

Clearly Max's upside has been proven to be far greater than Vardy's though, even if Vardy had a decent run with injury, he wouldn't have the dominance that Max has all over the ground IMO. Could have been a very good (top 5-10 ruckman) but def no AA.
Same argument with Trenners Scully and Martin. Trenners you can't really blame them because of injuries but Martin was better than Scully at every single part of footy apart from Running. Joke.
 

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We didn't get our picks right, but our development was so bad they didn't even stand a chance of becoming a decent player.
 

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We didn't get our picks right, but our development was so bad they didn't even stand a chance of becoming a decent player.
Martin aside, we clearly picked two of the three best players in the draft. It's all development, Scully and Trengove should both have become guns.
 

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Tough and kicked like a mule, wouldn't have been a 300 gamer but players with less skill sets have been molded into role players. could have been a Josh Hunt or Daniel Rich
Reckon in terms of body size and skill set he was pretty much exactly the same as Rich. Rich has that left peg that earns rave reviews, but he hasn't progressed that far from his early career. Was a stocky, one-paced mid who nailed the odd 60m pass or three in a game, and now he does the same thing but from the half back flank.

The ingredients were there with Tapscott, but the club was in a state and buddying up with Moloney and Sylvia was career suicide.
 

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Reckon in terms of body size and skill set he was pretty much exactly the same as Rich. Rich has that left peg that earns rave reviews, but he hasn't progressed that far from his early career. Was a stocky, one-paced mid who nailed the odd 60m pass or three in a game, and now he does the same thing but from the half back flank.

The ingredients were there with Tapscott, but the club was in a state and buddying up with Moloney and Sylvia was career suicide.
Yup same as rich he probably would have peaked at 19 but there's nothing wrong with a tough bloke Who can kick it 60 especially in modern footy.
 

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Martin aside, we clearly picked two of the three best players in the draft. It's all development, Scully and Trengove should both have become guns.
Scully and trenners were not bad picks, I was thinking more along the lines of Toumpas, gysberts, Maric, cook, taspcott. What little chance they had of becoming good players disappeared with our lack of development
 

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Scully and trenners were not bad picks, I was thinking more along the lines of Toumpas, gysberts, Maric, cook, taspcott. What little chance they had of becoming good players disappeared with our lack of development
Scully was, it took him nearly 7 years to develop his footy skills. He was like the big kid who dominates the 18s with his size except he did it with fitness.

From the first season he played with us I thought he was overrated.
 
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