I'm interested in waiting until some VFL watchers can give their appraisal, but we picked up Tom Cutler. He's the 60m kicking wingman you're talking about.A pick this left field is always going to raise eyebrows but given it was the last pick we used it doesn’t really matter whether it is 50 or 150. Go out and get the bloke you want.
Cannon left foot immediately gives him an elite AFL attribute, not only that but he uses it too looking at his ratio of kicks to handballs. If I recall correctly he’s also a bit of an angry ant as well and I wonder whether we may look to use him as a pressure forward given his physicality and maturity, similar to Jake Aarts but can kick and doesn’t have popcorn hands.
Cannot remember the last time we drafted a genuine superboot type player.
I'm interested in waiting until some VFL watchers can give their appraisal, but we picked up Tom Cutler. He's the 60m kicking wingman you're talking about.
I've watched Garrett play since his u18's days at Northern Knights then onto the VFL at Northern Blues & Coburg then back to his junior club West Preston in the NFL and most recently Richmond VFL.
He is a prodigious left foot kick, is a real dasher who breaks the lines and can kick the ball 60+m with ease.
If I say who he reminds me off I'd say he plays alot like Daniel Rich at Brisbane.
Given he played wing / half forward in the VFL this year as well as half back in games I did not see I would assume they would be looking at that role.Wasn't a sexy selection by all means, with many other more pressing list needs still so evident, where they see him playing will make or break it in my eyes.
Selecting another defender after taking one only a handful of selections earlier is drastic and overkill, let alone being a touch older that we assume he can play straight away (that's why you take a 25 year old, yeah?).
I'll back him in, and the more I read, the more I want it to work out but right now, the idea we needed this (type of) player over others pains me.
Slow ?..how many times have you seen him play ??Great kick. But slow and doesn't get heaps from my viewing. Jack of All trades, master of none.
Raiding Richmond VFL which has a similar style to us (as happened with Durham). Probably trusts their BnF results too if he knows who is voting and how they vote. And then you have the blue collar values stuff, endurance, versatility that seems to be prized in this coaching plan.Doubt this bloke was at Richmond when truck was, he would have been scratching round at Preston - if that's what you meant
Over the journey? Probably 20 times. He's slow.Slow ?..how many times have you seen him play ??
Most of his football has been played off hb/ wing, he often takes the kick out from behinds such is the penetration of his kicks.
Look I'm not saying he's going to come straight in and star but FFS give him a chance, some comments are outright embarrassing.
A few of the more connected/astute posters here have mentioned that kicking efficiency was an issue the club is trying to address. The club was apparently pretty keen on Wanganeen-Milera for that reason.Good luck to the bloke, but a wierd selection imo.
Not sure why you drop a Gleeson from the list and then pick up this bloke who is slower, older but with a better left foot.