Player Watch #37: Connor Menadue

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Had a good first game back and showed a lot of confidence in his own ability which he has lacked so far in his career. Hopefully it will be a turning point for him with short out for a while and houli starting to pick up a few niggles I think he deserves a crack at half back has the boot and line breaking ability as well as being good overhead
 

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Am a bit surprised by the love. Thought he would be lucky to hold his spot again, though am keen for players to get banks of games to properly prove they have immediate value (or not). Be first out of 22 for mine - no place against the Swans at Marvel, although, at the G is half a sniff.
 
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Am a bit surprised by the love. Thought he would be lucky to hold his spot again, though am keen for players to get banks of games to properly prove they immediate value (or not). Be first out of 22 for mine - no place against the Swans at Marvel, although, at the G is half a sniff.
Maybe Ellis has had a word to Dimma bout an offer and he was already across how bad Markiv’s knee was
 

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Even though he has struggled at times I still rate him as a prospect. If he can bring all his tool together it will click. Has pretty good decision making and disposal at times.
Based on his output versus Port I think he is far from a lost cause.

Certainly worth further development and opportunity!!
 

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Stays in for me could be the making of the kid that game at Port , as I think he has a confidence and believe issue not talent.If we can develop him in the guts be a huge plus.
 

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Am a bit surprised by the love. Thought he would be lucky to hold his spot again, though am keen for players to get banks of games to properly prove they have immediate value (or not). Be first out of 22 for mine - no place against the Swans at Marvel, although, at the G is half a sniff.
Hard to know if he has another gear or needs s bit more time to adjust to AFL football.
I’m sitting on the fence with him haven’t written him off but certainly not convinced that he’ll make it.
 

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Hard to know if he has another gear or needs s bit more time to adjust to AFL football.
I’m sitting on the fence with him haven’t written him off but certainly not convinced that he’ll make it.
Hmm now with Markov out action we better get a few more games into Menadue. Injuries to Short, Houli, Markov... depth is being really tested.
 

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Stack's shown more in 2 games than Markov has in his whole career so no big loss IMO.
We've found one in Stacky. And we haven't replaced Rance with a tall. Sheds has moved there. Menadue looked OK at HBF last week. Houli's injury recovery time is becoming a slight concern.
 

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Hmm now with Markov out action we better get a few more games into Menadue. Injuries to Short, Houli, Markov... depth is being really tested.
Others seem to be going past them both.
I’ve written Markov off and I’ve been a believer. He just doesn’t get enough of it. Already we are seeing Turner getting mid 20s I reckon Markov has done that a handful of times in 4-5 seasons.

Menadue really needs to make every post s winner from here on in.
 
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Feel a bit for Menadue, at most other clubs he would have had the opportunity to establish himself but he generally only gets a gig when we are a number of foot soldiers down. He's another player that would benefit greatly from some continuity but it's so hard to find a regular spot for him when everyone's healthy.

To me he seems like a guy who we could lose to another club Miles/Lloyd style when his contract is up.
 

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Feel a bit for Menadue, at most other clubs he would have had the opportunity to establish himself but he generally only gets a gig when we are a number of foot soldiers down. He's another player that would benefit greatly from some continuity but it's so hard to find a regular spot for him when everyone's healthy.

To me he seems like a guy who we could lose to another club Miles/Lloyd style when his contract is up.
Cannot play them all in the same side no matter how much promise they have...step up or step away....
 
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