Player Watch #31 Tom Hickey - welcome to Sydney

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Kennedy Parker

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Tom Hickey
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Tom Hickey
DOB:06 March 1991
DEBUT: 2011
DRAFT: #Undefined, 2010 Zone
RECRUITED FROM: Morningside (Qld)/Gold Coast/St Kilda


 

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Kapers

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Let's go Hickey, hopefully this guy makes us moving Aliir along look less stupid.

Might fix our key forward woes a bit as well letting Sinclair spend more time in the forward line.

Let's go Swans
 

Yamumluvsbigcox

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You have an absolute ripper of a bloke in hickey .

Saints fans were telling us how lucky we were to have hickey on our list because of his quality and now I know why. We are passing the hickey torch to you now

He is super professional, every time he played he gave his all , he is a solid 1st ruck and if you plant him close to goal he is a good mark and accurate kick for goal .

Have heard he would stay after training with our young rucks and practice/ train them in his own time .

Awesome club man and very well liked .

He is a true journeyman and I hope he plays well for you guys .
 

Olian

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Will set a new record of fourth club in four different states (subject to playing a game). Anyway hopefully he plays to the best of his abilities and provides some much needed depth.
 

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Welcome Tom, you're just what we needed. A serviceable and experienced ex-WC ruck. Maybe ex-WC rucks bring us luck as we had an ex WC ruck in our team in the years 2005, 2012 & 2016 (even if Seaby didn't get to the big dance in 2012). Ball was brilliant, Sinkers has been a warrior for us and even Seaby held his own until we got Mummy & Pyke up to speed.

Hickey's only a year older than Naismith but way more durable, having played 102 games vs a mere 30 forr Naismith. He's also from QLD so less likely to want to go elsewhere. His hitout average is lower than Naismith but his stats around the ground are better. Maybe that reflects Hickey being a backup ruck for much of his career. Needless to say he won't be wasting an opportunity to grab the top ruck spot with both hands. A bit of competition among the rucks does wonders for a club. Even if Naismith gets back to the no.1 role Hickey can always go forward and grab a goal or two. He may not be a prolific goal kicker but he kicked Naismith's entire career goal tally in a single game in 2014.
 

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Citrus22

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He is super professional, every time he played he gave his all , he is a solid 1st ruck and if you plant him close to goal he is a good mark and accurate kick for goal .
This has peaked my interest for sure, a lot of rucks can't kick to save their life so if he goes up forward occasionally he may be able to help the scoring issues we've had.
 

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This has peaked my interest for sure, a lot of rucks can't kick to save their life so if he goes up forward occasionally he may be able to help the scoring issues we've had.
Look he isn't the greatest kick of the ball but he is a bit like mason Cox. Anywhere from within 30m of the goals where he usually clunks them when resting forward he will just nurse it through pretty straight and uncomplicated.

He is not going to be slotting them from 50
 

The King!

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Hickey is ordinary, not excited at all about this, but the cupboard for rucks is pretty bare

bellchambers out of retirement or even tape kruezer back up would have been as effective imo
 

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What may be lost on many of us, myself included, is that Hickey is only 9 montgs older than Naismith, meaning that by the time Naismith is ready to play again if at all, he will be older than Hickey will be come round one 2021.
Stef Martin has been hailed as a brilliant get for Dogs & he will be 34 in a few days.

There is no reason why we couldn't get a good 4 years out of Hickey. He seems a good clubman & no doubt gives effort. A 3 year deal is absolutely well worth it.
 

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