Player Watch #27: Mason Redman - In discussions for a new contract - 19/6

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i wholeheartedly disagree with this.
As you can as you’re entitled to your opinion. My opinion is that he’s a terrible AFL player. I don’t blame him, it’s not the game he grew up with. He runs fast but kicks poorly and makes poor decisions. But he runs fast.
 

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Can't see how Gleeson gets back in
Did you watch the game against Northern Blues? He was just about best on and was named in the VFL team of the week. Given how far back he is coming from that is a great sign.

Plus this is the Redman thread, you should save Marty talk for Marty thread.
 

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Did you watch the game against Northern Blues? He was just about best on and was named in the VFL team of the week. Given how far back he is coming from that is a great sign.

Plus this is the Redman thread, you should save Marty talk for Marty thread.
I’ve always liked Gleeson and just before his injury it seemed as though he was really starting to come of age.
 

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As you can as you’re entitled to your opinion. My opinion is that he’s a terrible AFL player. I don’t blame him, it’s not the game he grew up with. He runs fast but kicks poorly and makes poor decisions. But he runs fast.
Disagree completely about his kicking, he is one of the most creative and damaging kicks in the team. The coaching staff have clearly given him carte blanche to take risks because the benefit outweighs the risk, especially so when we look stagnate and need to find a spark by taking the dangerous option through the corridor.

That said, I would still prefer him to play further up the ground. If he was off the wing or half forward, his creative kicking would be a real weapon on entries into 50, plus he would get more chances to have a ping from 50 where he is arguably the most accurate kick we have.

But as above, this is The Pests thread, not Conor.
 

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As you can as you’re entitled to your opinion. My opinion is that he’s a terrible AFL player. I don’t blame him, it’s not the game he grew up with. He runs fast but kicks poorly and makes poor decisions. But he runs fast.
I'd argue he's a great kick but a poor decision maker. Most of his turnovers come from lack of awareness around where the opposition are and whether he can get away with a slow kick rather than missing his targets. Saying he's a terrible AFL player is way over the top, he's at least a decent AFL player, I'd say a good player personally. He's defensively pretty sound as well, when's the last time McKenna's opponent kicked a bag on him??? I can't remember it.
Do you really think the coaches would let him take kick ins if he was a 'poor kick'?

Anyway back on Redman I'd be surprised if he doesn't become one of the best players in our team in due course. He's still inexperienced but he's pretty good at everything and actually has good pace and size as well.
 

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Disagree completely about his kicking, he is one of the most creative and damaging kicks in the team. The coaching staff have clearly given him carte blanche to take risks because the benefit outweighs the risk, especially so when we look stagnate and need to find a spark by taking the dangerous option through the corridor.

That said, I would still prefer him to play further up the ground. If he was off the wing or half forward, his creative kicking would be a real weapon on entries into 50, plus he would get more chances to have a ping from 50 where he is arguably the most accurate kick we have.

But as above, this is The Pests thread, not Conor.
It’s unreliable af. He’s a part of the mediocre crew. We’ll have to agree to disagree.
 

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I'd argue he's a great kick but a poor decision maker. Most of his turnovers come from lack of awareness around where the opposition are and whether he can get away with a slow kick rather than missing his targets. Saying he's a terrible AFL player is way over the top, he's at least a decent AFL player, I'd say a good player personally. He's defensively pretty sound as well, when's the last time McKenna's opponent kicked a bag on him??? I can't remember it.
Do you really think the coaches would let him take kick ins if he was a 'poor kick'?

Anyway back on Redman I'd be surprised if he doesn't become one of the best players in our team in due course. He's still inexperienced but he's pretty good at everything and actually has good pace and size as well.

110%.

He get chopped off much more than he misses targets.

Chop offs are one of the few genuinely objective indicators of questionable decision making.
 

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Could he move into the middle eventually? Could he maybe demonstrate a few of Dayne Beams traits? Has he ever played forward before? He certainly moves well across the ground and doesn't seem to slow up as the game goes along.
 

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Could he move into the middle eventually? Could he maybe demonstrate a few of Dayne Beams traits? Has he ever played forward before? He certainly moves well across the ground and doesn't seem to slow up as the game goes along.

He started as a hard-leading high half forward, at least with our VFL team. From memory he was a half forward and half back as a junior.

I'd definitely like to see him play wing/on-ball. He's got really good endurance, and the closer we can get his kicking to the forwards the better.

McKenna, on the other hand, is still probably better as the guy to run the ball out of defence.
 

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Could he move into the middle eventually? Could he maybe demonstrate a few of Dayne Beams traits? Has he ever played forward before? He certainly moves well across the ground and doesn't seem to slow up as the game goes along.

I see him stylistically similar to story Laird. Just an accumulator across the back half with precise ball use.


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This guy for me is very important to sign. I want him signed as much as, possibly more than, Walla and Franga and Draper.

And I want them signed a lot.
 

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Assured, takes ground and then executes by foot, Super excited to see him play for years in the red and black.
 
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