Past #39: Tom McKenzie - will play for NMFC VFL team

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Obvious re-sign unless his back is gonna keep him out for another year, then you'd move on. Good prospect but losing development time hurts him going forward.
 

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Lightning quick midfielder who can also play across half-back. Sets up the play with his run and kicking. Demonstrated his speed at the NAB AFL Draft Combine, where he recorded the best 20m sprint time. Displays his footy smarts to win the ball and also uses it well. Was impressive for Vic Metro against Vic Country at the MCG. Composed player with good distribution by hand using his vision and awareness.

Sounds great. Wonder if he’ll ever play a game? Did he have a brother at the club a few years back - a bit slow but a a nice kick. I’ve been whacking my brain trying to remember his first name.
 

the Ziebull

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Reckon he is cooked our rookies next year will be Hosie, Hayden, Murphy and the last rookie spot would be either this guy or a round 1 rookie draft pick

And I reckon I’d back a new bloke in who is healthy ready to go day 1 for a full preseason
 

shinboner magic

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Reckon he is cooked our rookies next year will be Hosie, Hayden, Murphy and the last rookie spot would be either this guy or a round 1 rookie draft pick

And I reckon I’d back a new bloke in who is healthy ready to go day 1 for a full preseason
I’d delist Murphy - he’s not up to it.
Only thing he has going for him is a good kick.
He’s slow , doesn’t get it enough and no urgency
 

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If you delisted Murphy based on this then you might has well delisted half the list. Murphy’s kicking is exactly what we need coming off half back.
It's not that simple mate.

Kicking doesn't come in to it when you aren't tall enough or quick enough to get the ball.

Brad McKenzie was an even better kick.
 

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If you delisted Murphy based on this then you might has well delisted half the list. Murphy’s kicking is exactly what we need coming off half back.
McKenzie is an equally good kick.

He was one of the best kicks in the entire draft pool last year. Might not have Murphy’s penetration but probably more accurate.

Had the best kicking efficiency in the TAC Cup last year and he played a % of the year as an inside mid.
 

Snake_Baker

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McKenzie is an equally good kick.

He was one of the best kicks in the entire draft pool last year. Might not have Murphy’s penetration but probably more accurate.

Had the best kicking efficiency in the TAC Cup last year and he played a % of the year as an inside mid.

I actually think he still could have played AFL in a side like Hawthorn.

We just didn't suit him.
 

roos_fanatic08

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Tom Murphy isn't going anywhere. Shaw said in the pre-season last year that he was a big fan of his progression.

It would be very stiff to cut McKenzie, but if we feel there is someone better available then we have to do whats right for the club.

Could always have him continue to train with the VFL side with the intention of picking him up in the Mid Year draft if he makes progress from his back injury.
 

the Ziebull

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I still think we will favour having a pick in this rookie draft over keeping mckenzie
 

shinboner magic

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If you delisted Murphy based on this then you might has well delisted half the list. Murphy’s kicking is exactly what we need coming off half back.
It's not that simple mate.

Kicking doesn't come in to it when you aren't tall enough or quick enough to get the ball.

Brad McKenzie was an even better kick.
What snake said

If you can’t get it - you’re useless to the side if kicking is practically your only strength.
I’d love this guy to make me look like an idiot as it’s one of our glaring weaknesses but unfortunately I don’t think so
 

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