Player Watch #18 Callum Sinclair - extended until end of 2021

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bigharry01

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Agreed. Although it's promising that while Grundy easily won the hitouts this week we still won the clearances.
A Lot of posters beat up on Callum. However go to AFL Tables and you will find after round 20 there are 20 ruckmen this year with 200 plus hitouts and he ranks as follows:
Kicks 1st
Goals 1st
Inside 50's 1st
Marks inside 50 2nd
1%ers 2nd
Total Marks 3rd
Contested poss 3rd
Contested Marks 4th
Total Disposals 5th
Tackles 5th
Uncontested poss 6th
Clearances 7th
Total Hitouts 8th

So I wonder when people bag him who they are comparing him to ?
 
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Jewelsbon

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A Lot of posters beat up on Callum. However go to AFL Tables and you will find after round 20 there are 20 ruckmen this year with 200 plus hitouts and he ranks as follows:
Kicks 1st
Goals 1st
Inside 50's 1st
Marks inside 50 2nd
1%ers 2nd
Total Marks 3rd
Contested poss 3rd
Contested Marks 4th
Total Disposals 5th
Tackles 5th
Uncontested poss 6th
Clearances 7th
Total Hitouts 8th

So I wonder when people bag him who they are comparing him to ?

Naismith might be ok for the first hand on the ball stuff but he is nowhere compared to Sinclair's value everywhere else. And the comparison on total hitouts is not a big differential anyway (see Naismith 2017 compared to Sinclair 2018), Sinclair smashes him in every stats category if you average his stats down to 15 games the same as Naismith played. (refer AFL tables)

Sinclair is actually a "footballer" and his field kicking to a target is elite. His kicking is not used enough. His goal kicking technique is really solid when he gets a shot as well. He should be target for a short kick himself as his kicks to a lead are first class. He may not win an elite level of hitouts against the top 3 but he cracks ok against the rest. And most of all he is capable of a day out inside 50. His value cannot be questioned Offensively, Defensively he is clearly up there and even in the middle in most games he more than holds his own.
Thank you for that, amazing that it takes a North fan to post some impressive stats for good old Sinkers!
All I can say to those that put him down is thank God he's here! We would have been up the proverbial creek without a paddle this season if that particular trade had never happened.
 

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The King!

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Mick Oxlong

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I bagged him last year and deservedly so, in my opinion.

I’ve had nothing but praise for him this year and deservedly so, in my opinion.

Whether he’s no.1 ruck or not, on this year’s form, he’s easily best 22! Out of the blocks this year and I’ll go one better than The King! and suggest he’ll go top 3 with a bloody good chance of taking home Bobby!
 

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S120

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I think McEvoy was the better of the two ruckmen, particularly in the 2nd half as the Hawks got on top at the stoppages, but Sinclair busted his arse as he always does and provided a very steady presence.

He's gotta be on the podium in the Skilton. Him, Heeney and Hewett/Lloyd/Parker (Franklin would be had he played a full year)
 

swansfan51

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Very sad news for Callum today, with the club re-signing a ruckman who has never performed anywhere near as well as Callum has this year.

Where does this leave him in 2019? Do we play 2 ruckman, which has had a very poor recent history, does he play in a very tall forward line with Franklin, Reid, and McCartin, or is he shipped off to the NEAFL?
 

frenchconnection

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Very sad news for Callum today, with the club re-signing a ruckman who has never performed anywhere near as well as Callum has this year.

Where does this leave him in 2019? Do we play 2 ruckman, which has had a very poor recent history, does he play in a very tall forward line with Franklin, Reid, and McCartin, or is he shipped off to the NEAFL?
If he's surplus you can always send him back to us. :rolleyes: With Nic Nat being out injured for at least half of next year (if he ever comes back?) and Lycett being rumoured to leave at years end to move to either Port or the Saints, we could do with another ruckman!
 

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