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Player Watch #2 Daniel Menzel - Welcome to Sydney

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  1. connolly

    connolly Club Legend

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    Watson couldn't coach a choko vine over a trellis fence either. Possibly the worst St Kilda coach in recent times which is saying something. An apologist for drugs in sport with even less credibility than Lyon
     

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  2. The Gong

    The Gong Premiership Player

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    Yeah I didn't say that we should sit adoringly at Tim Watson's feet. He talks a lot of crap as well but in this instance Tim didn't go for the overwrought hyperbole that Garry Lyon pumps into every statement.
     
  3. connolly

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    No doubt Tim wouldn't play the Number 10 in this clip in his Essendon team either. Tackled like a turnstile. Well he might have kicked a few but defensively hopeless.
     
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    Very good point! Forgot that one.
     
  5. Tedeski

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    Ouch Connolly.
    You given a couple good serves there in a row.
     
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    Player type should have been irrelevant, Dunkley is AFL standard and Leonardis was not. He was barely NEAFL standard. They chose not to gamble on whether a very good player will leave, but chose to gamble on a pick in the 50s which would have a much lower strike rate.

    You draft for talent, not need.

    It made no sense then and it makes even less sense in hindsight and screams of complacency due to being in the window.

    Edit: did not see the date of this post, hardly relevant now.
     
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    Hehehe.... What are they feeding him?
     
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    I hoping he impressed in the pre season... given history, age and his pedicament this year...the security may help his performances this year
     
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    Most excited for the idea that Menzel being able to play deep forward could mean we dont have to park one of Parker or Heeney at full forward for extended periods of games and we get more midfield time from them that we desperately need.
     
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    I guess if he does it to Menzel and he goes on to kick two goals in a winning GF I won't complain too much.
     
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    It was interesting that a Menzel type forward in Darling (not very good defensively either just quietly) swung the game in this years GF. As the great Garry Brice once said "Finals games are not home and home games". They are completely different in terms of pressure. They tend to open up and teams that depend on defensive pressure usually lose. Maybe this why we do so badly under the current game plan in GF's? In big finals, games tend to develop into one on one contests through the sheer exhaustion of the pressure of the game. Morton and Goodes kicked critical goals for us as the Hawks defence became ragged when we last won a GF. Darling marked everything in the third quarter against the scum this year. Menzel will be a dangerous forward against tiring defences in a final.

    Gary Brice sets out an enduring truth of football at 4 minutes 30. Bryce coached three flags in fours years.
     
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  12. caesar88

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    I think Menzel's inclusion in the 22 will spell trouble for one of Sinclair or Naismith. I don't think we can have a forward line that consists of Buddy, Menzel, Reid and Sinclair. Yeah it's plenty of marking targets but too tall, especially if it cost a quick crumber like Ronke his spot. That means the only way Sinclair gets a game is if he continues on from this year as lead ruck, which means Naismith misses out. Alternatively, the only way Sinclair gets that lead ruck spot is if the club rates his ruck work better than Naismith's. They can't be in the same team IMO.
     
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    Agree re playing both Naismith and Sinkers, though the new rules render faux rucks like Grigg and Towers redundant. That is unless one of the IC positions is reserved for a tall.
     
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    Who cares...is it any different to the others that have off-season surgery?
     
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    It was the reason why he was struggling to get a game last year. 2 weeks of training and he’s already cooked. Groins can be the most frustrating of injuries for players and they can persist regardless of surgery. Geelong got sick of pumping resources into him for nothing. He’ll be an exhibition player for us like Sam Reid. Might sell a few extra tickets for the 1 game he’ll play
     
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    It honestly doesn't matter. Hope he gets right and plays because I think he could add a lot to.the team but if he doesn't we didn't pay anything for him so no real loss.
     
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    Hilarious. Will miss the entire pre-season with an injury. Who would of thought?
     
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    Comparing Menzel to Darling now? I am tempted to hit the report button.
     
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