Welcome 2019 Draft Pick #42 - Ronin O'Connor

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Golumless

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Jul 12, 2013
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Potential tagging option?
If it doesn't work out, potentially.

That said O'Connor is a quick 191 cm midfielder who has potential to grow. It if it clicks (And I want to stress if), he could potentially have an AA ceiling as an in/out midfielder.
 
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ShadeyP

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If it doesn't work out, potentially.

That said O'Connor quick 191 cm midfielder who has potential to grow. It if it clicks (And I want to stress if), he could potentially have an AA ceiling as an in/out midfielder.
Yep , even an Elliot Yeo lite would be pretty flippin great
 

Danger in Texas

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Club’s been focusing a lot on his leadership skills which is a great quality to have, wish they’d focus more on the footy side of his game though

Great that Ronin’s identified strength and conditioning as areas of improvement, though
 

John Who

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The footage of his highlights shows a guy who’s pretty efficient in what he does. I’m particularly impressed with some of his quick handball gives. Reminds me a bit like Greenwood, not quite the big numbers but handy impact. Keen to see the progress on this guy!
 

D Style

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Ronin has left the Westlife
Great pun and well done given the WA connection. But i have to clarify Ronan Keating was in Boyzone...... But I'm a middle aged man that knows too much about boybands...Sorry.
 

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deaneus

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If it doesn't work out, potentially.

That said O'Connor is a quick 191 cm midfielder who has potential to grow. It if it clicks (And I want to stress if), he could potentially have an AA ceiling as an in/out midfielder.
He's going to be like Ricky Henderson but with an inside game and he won't take 200 games to get up to speed
 

Vader

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He's going to be like Ricky Henderson but with an inside game and he won't take 200 games to get up to speed
I hope he doesn't spend half his career running away from the contest, the way Henderson did (post-concussions).
 

Ian Dunross

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This is probably the biggest whole in your list (with Greenwood and CEY gone).

Hopefully he is AFL ready soon, to play alongside Sloane and the Crouches for several years
 

FR0GGY

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Great pun and well done given the WA connection. But i have to clarify Ronan Keating was in Boyzone...... But I'm a middle aged man that knows too much about boybands...Sorry.
He co managed them at least so technically....
 

Thetrader15

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This is probably the biggest whole in your list (with Greenwood and CEY gone).

Hopefully he is AFL ready soon, to play alongside Sloane and the Crouches for several years
That would be hole not whole but anyway...
Matt
Brad
Sloane
Polholke
(Wilson) - not really AFL level

I think that's enough pure inside mids, and throw in Milera, Jones, Gibbs and Knight (?) who can be in/out
 

Mr_Moogle

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That would be hole not whole but anyway...
Matt
Brad
Sloane
Polholke
(Wilson) - not really AFL level

I think that's enough pure inside mids, and throw in Milera, Jones, Gibbs and Knight (?) who can be in/out
We're clearly trying to add some height to our midfield atm. Maybe the coaches think our mids aren't taking enough marks.
 

huludicidal

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That would be hole not whole but anyway...
Matt
Brad
Sloane
Polholke
(Wilson) - not really AFL level

I think that's enough pure inside mids, and throw in Milera, Jones, Gibbs and Knight (?) who can be in/out
It’s been covered above but they’re all midgets. We have the least height in our midfield of any team in the AFL by a long way. That’s what was being referred to. It is a glaring hole, and is just one of the reasons why Cripps, Fyfe, Bont and co tear us a new one every time we play them. Sloane on Cripps late last year was almost comical.
 

kulak

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It’s been covered above but they’re all midgets. We have the least height in our midfield of any team in the AFL by a long way. That’s what was being referred to. It is a glaring hole, and is just one of the reasons why Cripps, Fyfe, Bont and co tear us a new one every time we play them. Sloane on Cripps late last year was almost comical.
Do Richmond or GWS have a 190cm midfielder between them?
 

Thetrader15

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It’s been covered above but they’re all midgets. We have the least height in our midfield of any team in the AFL by a long way. That’s what was being referred to. It is a glaring hole, and is just one of the reasons why Cripps, Fyfe, Bont and co tear us a new one every time we play them. Sloane on Cripps late last year was almost comical.
Cripps, Fyfe, Bont play pretty well against most teams. Merrett, Neale, Shuey, Treloar, Rockliff, Boak, Gaff, Sheed, Taranto, Kelly, Prestia, Kelly, Selwood, Gray, Murphy, Walsh and Hunter all had 30+ against us last year and none of them are more than 184cm

i don't think height has anything to do with 'tearing us a new one'
 

Mr_Moogle

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Anyone know what our marking stats were like for our mids in 2019? I going by the assumption that the coaches want more marks out of the midfield if they are pushing for recruiting taller mids.
 

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