Welcome 2019 Draft Pick #6 - Fischer "Z" McAsey

Do you think Fischer McAsey will be at the AFC in 2022?


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spenze

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I'm just hoping he guns up in the SANFL for the first half of the season and then moves forward from there. The kid has a ton of talent but he isn't putting it together yet, the MH explanation makes sense, hopes he gets past it. Must be hard at 20 to be the next big thing, at least when I was that age, all I cared about was being a pork swordsman.
 

StonesThrow

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I have friends on social media who have battled with mental health issues and they're constantly posting about how great they're going, how they've turned things around, inspirational quotes etc.

In some cases seeing them in person very soon after and they aren't as chipper as they've projected online. Seems like a bit of a facade. Who are they trying to convince?

Is it a mind over matter/ positive thinking strategy?

Just seems to be a temporary "up moment" that mirrors their bad moments. Hope he's ok
It's a temporary up moment for everyone. That's what it's designed for but it also has some terrible side effects that makes people constantly compare themselves to what they think is 'ideal'. That's how it fu**s people. Especially young people.
 

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UcantCme

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My concern with Fish is his seeming lack of competitiveness. Does he want the hard ball? Has he shown it in the SANFL?
He took an amazing handball and courageous mark in the F50 couple years ago at AFL level....

It was a marl that you can't coach because it was full of courage

My take of that is the courage and competitiveness is there in him as a player, what is not there is the fitness to enable that competiveness of a consistent contest by contest basis

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My concern with Fish is his seeming lack of competitiveness. Does he want the hard ball? Has he shown it in the SANFL?

In his early trial games he looked a likely type

Crashing packs up forward, attacking the ball in the air. Looked like he'd develop into an imposing type. Have seen less and less of that attitude from him sadly except for the odd glimpse
 

1970crow

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If he gets his sh*t together he will be a Star, He has a bit more football about him than Butts, who is a very good defender. If I remember correctly there were a few on here knocking Butts as well.
Just need to watch MacAsey's SANFL games and how he positions himself, where he runs to, to see how good he reads the game I liken him to Doedee in his early years a lot of supporters were righting him off as well

Nobody wrote off butts or Doedee. You recall wrong.
 

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Nobody wrote off butts or Doedee. You recall wrong.
There were several people on BF who were not happy with Both Selections, and even during SANFL games, there were some who raised concerns about their selection.
Also Do you think BF is the only football site, that comment on the Crows Footballers?
 

1970crow

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There were several people on BF who were not happy with Both Selections, and even during SANFL games, there were some who raised concerns about their selection.
Also Do you think BF is the only football site, that comment on the Crows Footballers?

selections yes, but that's not the same as writing off the player. It's a judgement against price paid, not whether they'll make a decent player. Marty the obvious example who went insane but that was because he wanted Burton at that pick. He'd have not batted an eyelid had we taken Dood 10 picks later. With Fish there were ? as to whether 6 was too high and there's quite a few that reckon you don't need to pay high draft picks to get good quality KPDs. These are not writing off players, these are questioning purchase price.
 

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selections yes, but that's not the same as writing off the player. It's a judgement against price paid, not whether they'll make a decent player. Marty the obvious example who went insane but that was because he wanted Burton at that pick. He'd have not batted an eyelid had we taken Dood 10 picks later. With Fish there were ? as to whether 6 was too high and there's quite a few that reckon you don't need to pay high draft picks to get good quality KPDs. These are not writing off players, these are questioning purchase price.
Na some of these people were talking about the talent and the Football ability of the player, not where they were selected.
Re Macasey he needs time, if he gets his head clear he will be a great footballer.

And Marty was not the only one.
 

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Big Dub

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I can’t recall anyone being upset about Butts, we picked him up as a rookie and he showed enough from the beginning in the SANFL. I’m calling bullshit on that.
Fair call.

In my time on BF, I remember the following Crows players having NOT been written off:
  • Harry Schoenberg
  • Jordon Butts
 

Mego Red

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Considering that the Instagram isn't open to all, could someone who can see his message give us more details on what was said?
 

triggyscrewedus

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Better than being delisted and joining Gallucci.

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Fair call.. but that's not the point.
He's a failed top 10 pick in a position he was specifically drafted to play, the more misses we make the longer the road.
Huge amounts of time and money is invested in recruiting. Getting a top 10 picks wrong is inexcusable.. either through the picked player or maximising the pick value to make trades.
 

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Fair call.. but that's not the point.
He's a failed top 10 pick in a position he was specifically drafted to play, the more misses we make the longer the road.
Huge amounts of time and money is invested in recruiting. Getting a top 10 picks wrong is inexcusable.. either through the picked player or maximising the pick value to make trades.
He made himself into a best 22 player by the end of the year, if that's a failed top 10 pick I'd hate to see how you rate Izak Rankine.