Player Watch #26 Sam Weideman - signed until 2021

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Andy_Mac

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If we get 80-90 goals from TMAC and Weid then that’s a pretty good return.

Loosing Hogan is a loss for us, but we’re still the highest scoring side in the AFL if Hogan only averaged 1 goal a game....
 

Marc_Remillard

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With the structure of our forward line now he doesn't have to star, he just needs to play his role. Guys like Mcdonald, Melksham, Hannan and Petracca are where our scoring ability lies, Weid just needs to present, compete in the air and do his defensive bit.
 

Jordie_tackles

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Weideman was the better optio to Hogan for no other reason than we all call out Weeeeeeed when he touches the ball. Have missed that, one of those nostalgic things running back to oooooooze.
 

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dreading that.

I don't know if anyone is forgetting but he just hasn't played many AFL games. He played well in the elim and semi finals, but it wasn't long before that a fair few people were questioning whether he would make it.

I love the Weed on general principles, but people should be wary of placing too many eggs in a Weed basket at this stage.
Aren't hemp baskets quite strong?
 

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Why wait? He's a dreadful player, was never going to make it and I can't believe people here ever thought Hogan would be anything other than the greatestest playerest to everest walketh the earth.
Weed has made great progress this year, he is massive talent who is starting to show his upside.

You can bookmark 35 goals for him in 2019.
 

Topkent

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I have faith in Weid to continue his development.

I do worry about what happens if he or (god forbid) T Mac go down injured.


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Then we play with 1 key forward.. Not that big a deal at all.
Richmond swept the competition aside for the best part of 2 years with forward. Collingwood were amazing this year with 1.
 

TheCount

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Then we play with 1 key forward.. Not that big a deal at all.
Richmond swept the competition aside for the best part of 2 years with forward. Collingwood were amazing this year with 1.
More likely to be Weid and Preuss/Gawn than just Weid I’d have thought.
 

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Topkent

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More likely to be Weid and Preuss/Gawn than just Weid I’d have thought.
It could very well be, I'm just not too worried about it. We would still average high inside 50s and still have marking options. Would just mean we have to lower our eyes more...
 

The Dr

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Then we play with 1 key forward.. Not that big a deal at all.
Richmond swept the competition aside for the best part of 2 years with forward. Collingwood were amazing this year with 1.
The Tigers and Pies have done it really well but I don’t think we’ve ever tried a 1 key forward approach... it could work but it seems a dramatic shift to Goodwin’s preferred structure.


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Then we play with 1 key forward.. Not that big a deal at all.
Richmond swept the competition aside for the best part of 2 years with forward. Collingwood were amazing this year with 1.
Pies did play that Mihocek guy a lot so it wasn’t exactly one key forward. If TMac got injured it’d be a Weid and Gawn/Preuss up forward I’d say.
 

Topkent

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Pies did play that Mihocek guy a lot so it wasn’t exactly one key forward. If TMac got injured it’d be a Weid and Gawn/Preuss up forward I’d say.
Mihocek is solid but only 193 cms, like for sure we could easily play Preuss and Gawn deep but I doubt it causes huge panic. Petracca can go deep, Melksham goes allright and even Oliver will play some more forward.
 

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Bodes well for truck. Want to see him running like Forrest Gump this pre-season, ready to mark and maul his way around half forward.
 

djpaulydemon

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Tackles very well for his size, makes a contest and has a uncomplicated kicking style. Has shown he can have some high possession games as well.

I'm not worried he will regress unless he gets injured and can't do the first two things.
 

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Single games aren't proof.
Not saying they are, just responding to you saying we've never tried it.

I'm not against trialling one forward as a rule, but don't think we have the small forwards to pull it off.

Will need a heap from Petracca this year as 3rd forward this year.
 

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Mihocek is solid but only 193 cms, like for sure we could easily play Preuss and Gawn deep but I doubt it causes huge panic. Petracca can go deep, Melksham goes allright and even Oliver will play some more forward.
I’d consider De Goey more of a key forward than Mihocek.
 

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Not saying they are, just responding to you saying we've never tried it.

I'm not against trialling one forward as a rule, but don't think we have the small forwards to pull it off.

Will need a heap from Petracca this year as 3rd forward this year.
I think you are slightly confusing 2 arguments, that was the Dr you were responding too. My point was we could play a single key forward for a month if injury dictates it.
 

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to add to this discussion richmond have never played with just one key forward over the last year and a bit, Caddy plays the second tall role for them even if he is undersized
 
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