2nds 2017 - Peel Thunder

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  1. Freo

    Freo Club Legend

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    He's a half back flanker
     
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  2. theGav56

    theGav56 Brownlow Medallist

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    We have some pretty decent emerging options queuing up for small/medium defender including Ryan, Duman, Nyhuis, Hughes and even Logue, plus a surfeit of mature options in Sheridan, Sutcliffe, Spurr and Ibbotson.

    Putting Crozier there to help his development works fine for me as a strategy, but he is a mature footballer now and should have versatility, especially in the area of the ground he was initially recruited to play.
     
  3. Sweetback

    Sweetback Premiership Player

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    #778 Sweetback, Mar 20, 2017
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    It's worth seeing how Croz goes with our different forward line set up. I don't have much confidence he can sustain effort over four quarters let alone the entire season admittedly.
     
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  4. _007_

    _007_ All Australian

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    I am not aiming this specifically at you but yours seems to be reflective of the general opinion in here....

    We already know what Crozier brings in the forward line. Can you guys not remember him stinking it up time and time and another time again as a midfielder and forward. We finally get it right through sheer luck and desperation last year and we go back to what we know to have failed???

    What the actual ****?
     
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  5. Sweetback

    Sweetback Premiership Player

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    See my second sentence.
     
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  6. meima

    meima Brownlow Medallist

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    When peel play swan district , looking forward creepy vs suban showndown.
     
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  7. Deveraux

    Deveraux Team Captain

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    Clearly is it because we have backline depth but after losimg Mayne, Yarran, and now Ballas with Kersten an unknown at this point (different size I know) we have limited small/med fwd options. Crozier can play, has fwd experience and not needed in the backline. It's not ideal but its the lesser of two evils so to speak.

    I'm sure if Ross had his crystal ball out Croz would have been playing forward all summer.

    My guess anyway..
     
  8. Gussman

    Gussman Team Captain

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    Tabs is going to have to get his shit together if he's going to keep a spot on freo's list. Strnadica hadn't played a single game of AFL or League and he is already looking better then Tabs.

    However Strnadica does have the advantage of being a prestigious East Freo boy.
     
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  9. FD2646

    FD2646 Club Legend

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    Like Mundy with his laconic nature, but without the footskills. I agree that he could be a gun weaving out of traffic and feeding our outside runners and also agree that he has 2 or 3 more gears he needs to go through, but lookout if or when this happens!
     
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  10. meima

    meima Brownlow Medallist

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    Is still good depth if that is the only gear he had , I don't mind also.
     
  11. Nightrain

    Nightrain All Australian

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    Darcy was good. Decent first game and will only get better.
    Liked the look of Strnadica. Something to work with.
    Not sold on Balic but concede he is coming back from injury so probably too early to call.
    Crozier was good. I'd be giving him another go in the forward line to replace Ballas. Has the best kicking for goal action of anyone in the team and has shown he can exert the required forward pressure. Needs to play like he did against the Hawks at home in '14, consistently.
    Logue was ok.
    At the risk of p***ing off many fellow posters with my first post, Tabs is a delist at year's end. Does not have a footy brain. May take a decent mark or score a goal now and then but his confidence is shot because he doesn't know what to do with the football or where to run when he doesn't have it.
     
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  12. Steinfreo

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    The consensus seems to be Croz to HB.
     
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  13. freo_leo29

    freo_leo29 Club Legend

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    Crozier deserves another shot forward especially with Ballas out, if he can recapture what he was becoming in late 2014 then we have something special.
     
  14. Dirty_banchez

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    Tabs has really poor leading patterns. I know he was sick before the game as he was coughing like a smoker, but still, sometimes he would just stand and demand the ball be kicked on his head. When he did run he just didn't make good position.
     
  15. Dirty_banchez

    Dirty_banchez Club Legend

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    If we got a fair slice of the GST pie, we would have decent lights at our grounds.
     
  16. Nickos66

    Nickos66 Brownlow Medallist

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    If he has another 'developmental' year he might be tradeable.
     
  17. meima

    meima Brownlow Medallist

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    I will relegated Tab to rookie list if he continue to drop mark rather than delisted him or traded him out with peanut ( 125 pick like palmer ) .
     
  18. Nightrain

    Nightrain All Australian

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    ^Reply to Steinfreo's post

    If this means Weller can go forward then I am all for it.
    Weller and Croz are natural forwards. I watched the Carlton game and a couple of times Weller got caught deep with a taller forward and there was nothing he could do to spoil the mark.
    Weller would be the closest to replicating Ballas' forward pressure.
     
  19. freoextra

    freoextra Premiership Player

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  20. meima

    meima Brownlow Medallist

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    All report apart from this

    Nick Suban
    Played as a high forward for the majority of the game and also on the wing. He gave a good defensive effort with four strong tackles, while getting into some good crumbing positions.
     
  21. Freo Blood

    Freo Blood All Australian

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    Yep that sounds like Suban is in the graveyard position - high half forward!!! Next stop delist.
     
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  22. estibador

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    Or they were giving him a run there before they bring him in for Ballas...
     
  23. manpurple

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    I watch games with an older gentleman it's always a great day but there are a number things that we disagree on quite strongly. Suban is at the top of the list.

    He is of the opinion that Suban is going to be great for us, he just needs to find his spot. He loves his hard at it attitude and that he is first in line for a barney when someone gets aggressive with our boys. He always talks bout how he was considered for captain and that there are games where he has tuned the tide.
    For my parts I see all kinds of ... meh. Disposal is average bordering on poor, poor decision making. Good long kick but usually misdirected. Ok around goals. Good movement in packs which generally results in ... not much. Which generally makes him a hummingbird in my book. Lots of energy but no progress. Lots of movement going nowhere. I hope that there is more to come from Suban but I think he will be this years M deBoer.
     
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  24. meima

    meima Brownlow Medallist

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    By a long stretch :D
     

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