Player Watch #16: Aiden Bonar

Snake_Baker

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Did some nice link up stuff today.

I reckon he'll be more of a solid cameo type initially, playing a mix of forward and mid. Not expecting any 30 disposal midfield games this year. Hope I am wrong. Definitely has good instincts and can execute.
 

Merlin007

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Did some nice link up stuff today.

I reckon he'll be more of a solid cameo type initially, playing a mix of forward and mid. Not expecting any 30 disposal midfield games this year. Hope I am wrong. Definitely has good instincts and can execute.
Didn't have the benefit of getting to the ground, but liked the little passage of play on the highlights where he gave a handball under pressure to Mahoney for a goal
 

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andana

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Rhyce Shaw has confirmed new recruits Aiden Bonar and Josh Walker will make their club debuts on Friday night.
North Melbourne will kick off the Marsh Community Series against the Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium, with the former Giant and Lion set to play key roles.

Bonar logged big midfield minutes in last week's intraclub match and will again be stationed in that role on Friday night.
"He knows there's big competition in the midfield. We've got a really stacked group," Shaw said of Bonar.
"But I'm looking forward to see 'Bon'. He's done really well and fitted into our group really well.
"I thought he did some pretty good things (in the intraclub game). He's someone who's built up over the pre-season
 

JeanLucGoddard

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Was good on debut for us I thought. There's certainly enough of "it" there, it just needs to be focused on what it is though.

Don't see him holding a spot ahead of Higgins, LDU and Jack though.
 

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The question is whether he is ahead of LDU, Ahern, Scott.

He looks to be broadly on a par with them from what I have seen this pre season but the sample size is still small.

Promising start though.
 

the Ziebull

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The question is whether he is ahead of LDU, Ahern, Scott.

He looks to be broadly on a par with them from what I have seen this pre season but the sample size is still small.

Promising start though.
I have him ahead of those too

and Ahern I think will be more hbf as the distributor
 

nelroo

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The question is whether he is ahead of LDU, Ahern, Scott.

He looks to be broadly on a par with them from what I have seen this pre season but the sample size is still small.

Promising start though.
Pound for pound I’d have him ahead of Ahern because he more athletically gifted and works hard defensively, something Ahern lacks.
 

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Nutjob

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well for one unlike anderson, bonar can kick

bonar also more dynamic and gave our midfield a better look
Anderson isn’t a terrible kick, I could think of a dozen playing Friday who are worse.

Anderson has runs on the board (in the real stuff) and you’re severely overrating Bonar’s game Friday (which was a praccy game).

I don’t even know what your last sentence means.

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Passmore

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Anderson isn’t a terrible kick, I could think of a dozen playing Friday who are worse.

Anderson has runs on the board (in the real stuff) and you’re severely overrating Bonar’s game Friday (which was a praccy game).

I don’t even know what your last sentence means.

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Maybe it means he’s more handsome?
 

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Used the ball well, tackled hard and despite being a little tentative at times, seemed to get to the right spots. I like him.
 

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