Player Watch #16: Aiden Bonar

SMaturin

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Perhaps there was an ongoing assumption that we would eventually get jacobs back?
Perhaps, but that ship has sadly sailed (IMO).

We pushed for a GF on the back of a bonafide tagger taking the best oppo mid out of the game.

Im not saying it has to be Bonar, but it’s worth looking at.

I would’ve given him a crack at it on Friday against Bontempelli for a quarter or so.
 

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Sillygit

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Perhaps, but that ship has sadly sailed (IMO).

We pushed for a GF on the back of a bonafide tagger taking the best oppo mid out of the game.

Im not saying it has to be Bonar, but it’s worth looking at.

I would’ve given him a crack at it on Friday against Bontempelli for a quarter or so.
At the very least it woulda been nice to see someone plant bont once or twice.
 

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Perhaps there was an ongoing assumption that we would eventually get jacobs back?
Even if, by some miracle, Jacobs does come back, there’s no harm in having 2 or 3 blokes capable of doing the job.

Bonar’s got size, agression, he seems fit and has a bit of toe. The question is can he get the aggot? Having him sit on big bodied elite kids like Bontempelli and Cripps is certainly going to teach him a few tricks.

It also doesn’t mean that’s his lot in football for the next decade. Stevo started as a tagger then moved onto bigger things. Benny was starting to get his hands on the footy and become an effective attacking player.


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Kangaroos4eva

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I think it would depend on the match up.

Watching opposition mids tear us to
pieces is infuriating at times.
Jacobs and DeBoer were/are successful taggers because they could run and contest all day, Bonar doesn't have the running capacity to be a successful modern tagger.
 

Billy Not Really

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Problem is Hayden is going to be missing for a while yet. And we can't in all honesty be guaranteed he's even up to it.

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He'll be back at some point, which is more than we can say for Jacobs.

But if anyone could be a tagger, it could honestly be McDonald, he plays a decent lockdown defender, its just a question of can he run with them.
 

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Perhaps, but that ship has sadly sailed (IMO).

We pushed for a GF on the back of a bonafide tagger taking the best oppo mid out of the game.

Im not saying it has to be Bonar, but it’s worth looking at.

I would’ve given him a crack at it on Friday against Bontempelli for a quarter or so.
Surely LMAc is worth a trial as a run with defensive midfielder. Has good size, decent pace and is very competitive defensively.
 

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He'll be back at some point, which is more than we can say for Jacobs.

But if anyone could be a tagger, it could honestly be McDonald, he plays a decent lockdown defender, its just a question of can he run with them.
I fear Luke may be part of the problem rather part of the solution.


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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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LOL....Auskickers all over the country just threw up their play lunch!
 

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