Player Watch #27: Miller Bergman - BFNAAK - selected with pick 38 in the ND - Welcome to North Melbourne

The Anvil

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You seriously think they overpaid for Pickett? The kid is going to be an absolute superstar.

They didn’t pay overs for May either. He is the best FB in the comp.




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Using the points value in the trade with us they absolutely overpaid.

They had specific needs and did what they needed to get someone who meets the need, and they overpaid in points value to make it happen.

My original point was that you don’t need to “win” a trade (ie, what we paid for CCJ) to get an actual win from the transaction.


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Nutjob

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Using the points value in the trade with us they absolutely overpaid.

They had specific needs and did what they needed to get someone who meets the need, and they overpaid in points value to make it happen.

My original point was that you don’t need to “win” a trade (ie, what we paid for CCJ) to get an actual win from the transaction.


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You do realise they on traded our pick to Freo to a later pick which makes the points comparison completely irrelevant? They got both Pickett and Rivers out of our pick we traded to them. Put that in your points calculator.


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andana

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This bolter has a bit of JWillo about him. Seems to lean sideways. Might want to use some of those soccer shin guards to protect those thin legs.
 

SonofSamsquanch

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Remember Sam Wright?

He's back, in Miller Bergman form.





PS: Really respect what Rookie Me do but this is one of their worst player profiles. Composure is one of his best qualities and agility is certainly not a strength. Footskills would be top 5 in this draft. Not athletically a standout in any area but has a really good footy brain. Honestly can't think of a better comparison than Sammy Wright in terms of helping non-junior footy watchers understand what sort of player he is.

He put in some really nice performances this year despite being being extremely skinny.

But the old, "Miller Bergman from Katamatite" lacks a bit in comparison to the Sam Wright version. In more ways than one.
 

giantroo

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Miller Bergman - 27

Boyhood North fan Bergman is taking on one of North's most historic numbers. Voted as the second best player in club history as part of the club’s 150 year celebrations, Keith Greig won back to back Brownlow Medals in No.27 in 1973 and 1974, before winning the only premiership of his career in 1975. Missing the 1977 triumph through injury, Greig reinvented himself as a half-back flanker to win the 1980 Syd Barker Medal and All-Australian selection in 1983.


Laurie Dwyer would win two Syd Barker Medals wearing the 27 in his 201 game career, earning the award in 1961 and 1967, the same years he finished as runner-up in the Brownlow Medal. Dwyer and Greig have both been inducted as legends of the club, also taking their places on either wing in the club’s team of the century.


Darren Crocker has been one of North Melbourne's greatest servants, playing the bulk of his career - including the 1996 premiership where he kicked three goals - in the number 27. He went on to become the senior assistant coach in the AFL program before taking charge of the club’s AFLW program ahead of the 2021 season.

 

RHLK

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The Funk reveres his club history, unlike some players ...cough Taylor Garner......
 

Liam Boy

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Miller Bergman - 27

Boyhood North fan Bergman is taking on one of North's most historic numbers. Voted as the second best player in club history as part of the club’s 150 year celebrations, Keith Greig won back to back Brownlow Medals in No.27 in 1973 and 1974, before winning the only premiership of his career in 1975. Missing the 1977 triumph through injury, Greig reinvented himself as a half-back flanker to win the 1980 Syd Barker Medal and All-Australian selection in 1983.


Laurie Dwyer would win two Syd Barker Medals wearing the 27 in his 201 game career, earning the award in 1961 and 1967, the same years he finished as runner-up in the Brownlow Medal. Dwyer and Greig have both been inducted as legends of the club, also taking their places on either wing in the club’s team of the century.


Darren Crocker has been one of North Melbourne's greatest servants, playing the bulk of his career - including the 1996 premiership where he kicked three goals - in the number 27. He went on to become the senior assistant coach in the AFL program before taking charge of the club’s AFLW program ahead of the 2021 season.


and they didn't even mention aaron edwards who kicked 100 goals and took the mark of the year
 

giantroo

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andana

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he’s a natural half-back flanker who can push up the ground and score goals, but his huge tank allows him to work back and still impact the game defensively.

Had a flashback to Kingy when I read this tho some of Kingys shots fell a bit sort of the goals
 

roos_fanatic08

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I'm hoping for a little bit of a Lachie Whitfield type distributor off half back who can also break the lines.

He has the endurance to match which is a good start.