Player Watch #23: Ben McKay -

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The Anvil

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i suppose right now it seems apparently but for much of the few years before 2020, Mackay seems to be the most useless. Something went right under Shaw.
I believe it was Gavin Brown that got hm there, more so than Shaw.


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The Anvil

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It'd be great if Ben did want to sign now, but his manager would be outright negligent if he wasn't telling him to hold off and just let his footy do more talking.
Isn’t that what Ben Brown’s manager said too?


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Isn’t that what Ben Brown’s manager said too?


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While Brown was 5 years older than McKay, had a degenerative knee condition, was out of form, and the spectre of COVID was looming over the competition.

Slightly different circumstances.
 

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I’ll get howled down for this idea, but I reckon when (if) we can get Taz and Corr on the park together plus Young, LMac, Walker, Bonar, etc. we should push BMac forward.

He has the hands, reads the ball well, is quick, good below his knees, and could be just what we need up forward.

Also would mean finally not having to watch Larkey as our only KPF every week.
 

Themanbun

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I’ll get howled down for this idea, but I reckon when (if) we can get Taz and Corr on the park together plus Young, LMac, Walker, Bonar, etc. we should push BMac forward.

He has the hands, reads the ball well, is quick, good below his knees, and could be just what we need up forward.

Also would mean finally not having to watch Larkey as our only KPF every week.
Him.or Taz - I'm happy with either going forward.
 

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I’ll get howled down for this idea, but I reckon when (if) we can get Taz and Correct on the park together plus Young, LMac, Walker, Bonar, etc. we should push BMac forward.

He has the hands, reads the ball well, is quick, good below his knees, and could be just what we need up forward.

Also would mean finally not having to watch Larkey as our only KPF every week.
Comben would likely be back and we would have had the mid season draft by then, assuming we take edwards or at least one kpf. Don’t want to mess with McKay at all.
 

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Comben would likely be back and we would have had the mid season draft by then, assuming we take edwards or at least one kpf. Don’t want to mess with McKay at all.
I wouldn’t be holding my breath on Comben, and you really think we will find a kpf in the mid season draft of Ben’s quality?

We are potentially stacked for defenders, however up forward the cupboard is very bare,
 

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Snake_Baker

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I wouldn’t be holding my breath on Comben, and you really think we will find a kpf in the mid season draft of Ben’s quality?

We are potentially stacked for defenders, however up forward the cupboard is very bare,
You reckon Ben could cash in on kicks that miss him by 20 feet?
 

Kangaroos4eva

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I wouldn’t be holding my breath on Comben, and you really think we will find a kpf in the mid season draft of Ben’s quality?

We are potentially stacked for defenders, however up forward the cupboard is very bare,
Then send Taz there. McKay has settled down back.
At the end of the day, development needs to be prioritised and McKay is an essential defensive cog for the future.
 

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Snake_Baker

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Did we shift Taz because it wasn't working or when he came back from injury the forward line was well stocked and working? My memory of when guys like Balck, Petrie, Waite and then BBB all came in and out is a bit hazy.
He's been a dedicated defender from 2015 onwards, when Petrie, Waite and Brown were all playing forward.
 

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