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Player Watch #2 Daniel Menzel - Welcome to Sydney

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  1. BloodySwan

    BloodySwan Premiership Player

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    But our forward line isn't broken, our midfield is
     

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    I hope your right. I enjoy seeing the new faces put in early sessions. Shows a bit of commitment imo.
     
  3. LukeParkerno1

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    Were you drunk in 2018?

    Our midfield was bad but our forward line was pathetic! We barely scored a goal in a semi final! We need goalscorers. Mills and Jones in the middle help the midfield that is if and that's a big IF Horse actually plays them there!
     
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    Was on an Instagram post, not 100% certain here
     
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    I disagree. Both areas have major problems imo. At least Menzel provides a forward option when we have to send Buddy up field to find the footy. Someone to actually kick It too.
     
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    Was this year. Maybe some new mids and halving the taps will help.
     
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    We have a forward line?

    Did I miss that memo?
     
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    Also a marking medium tall forward. It's the exact player we lack. You look at our forward and who do we have that plays this role? Dawson has on occasions but I'd rather him in the middle. We have talks, smalls and mids, we don't have a marking medium tall. Menzel is this.
     
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    Or the free bar tab? I wasn't drunk enough in that semi final!
     
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    McCartin is actually a third marking tall. In Reid's absence and occasionally Bud he played 2nd or 1st tall.
     
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    McCartin isn't a medium tall. All of McCartin, Reid and Buddy are KPP's, Reid can play wing a bit, but Menzel is your marking medium. Quick enough to be a mid, but tall enough to play tall and mark it. Also a lot better set shot than McCartin and Reid.
     

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  12. BloodySwan

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    We never got delivery to the forward line. We complain all the time about our inside 50s being so low and how we constantly lose that stat almost every game. Our scoring problem was 100% our inability to move the ball from defence to attack. Menzel sitting in our forward 50 waiting for the ball to turn up will not result in more goals
     
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    It will if we don't play chip it back and forth. Menzel is a brilliant forward, we leave him there and he'll be an asset. We don't need to move another forward. As it is Papley can go in the middle for bursts, so can Hayward (or I hope so in 2019).
     
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    But my question was CAN Menzel play midfield, not whether we think he should play midfield. Did he ever play midfield for Geelong or has he always been a forward?
     
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    ACLs stuffed midfield hopes.
     
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    In his first season before his ACL he did, but forget about that notion now. Dangerous forward, leave him there!
     
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    Agree Menzel is a better kick.
    Tom is 192cm and runs all day. Bit small for a kpd, but offers a different set of strengths as a third tall.
     
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    McCartin is only 2cm taller than Menzel. So not a huge difference. Reid is 6cm taller and Buddy 9cm taller.

    Menzel is only 3% more accurate than Reid over their last 60 games or so. Pretty marginal.
     
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    I'd like that extra 3% considering how bad we kick for goal! The amount of absolute sitters we miss..
     
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    Expect Sammy had more set shots.
     
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    Found my answer
    https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/...d/news-story/531dc43cb2cf1b73307f88b3911e1c72
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    Hope Menz just says "no thanks" I'm a forward now.
     
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    I’d take the extra 3% too.

    Reid’s kicking just isn’t as bad as made out anymore. He only really had one poor year (more behinds than goals) and that was in his first full season. That’s when he gets on the park of course...
     
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    He wouldn't be due to start training until Monday as he has more than 5 years service. Only 1 to 5 year service players are required at training under the CBA
     
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    Good on Thurlow for rocking up early!
     
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