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

DuckYeah

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I certainly see merit in this position. I jusr can't help but think that the lads you mentioned - particularly Mountford and Hibberd given their respective dominant State-league seasons - were victims of the Scott/Joyce policy of topping up with C graders, i.e. Ray, Hartung, Morgan, Ahern (i'm sure plenty will disagree) and more recently, Hall and Tyson.
A fine example is Hrovat, very very good vfl player.. however, he played at 2 afl clubs and still cannot cut the mustard. Its a different game, a gun vfl player does not equate to a good afl player, its next level shit mate..

quit often a mediocre vfl player can be a gun at top level. Its not a “plays good in the vfl then must be okay at afl” doesnt work like that.. or evety club would be filled with vfl BnF’s
 

Rusty Buckets

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A fine example is Hrovat, very very good vfl player.. however, he played at 2 afl clubs and still cannot cut the mustard. Its a different game, a gun vfl player does not equate to a good afl player, its next level shit mate..

quit often a mediocre vfl player can be a gun at top level. Its not a “plays good in the vfl then must be okay at afl” doesnt work like that.. or evety club would be filled with vfl BnF’s
Sure, but WTF did Hrovat get three years in the first place?
 

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Snake_Baker

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Good news. Keep fighting Tom.

McKenzie earns VFL spot

Dec 4, 2019 10:18AM





Tom McKenzie will line up for North Melbourne’s VFL team in 2020.

Drafted to North with pick 10 in the 2018 Rookie Draft, the Northern Knights’ recruit was kept out all but the last game of the season due to a back injury in 2019.

His ability to play across half-back or as an inside midfielder made him an attractive prospect for the Roos’ VFL side.

McKenzie recorded the fastest 20-metre sprint time at the 2018 Draft Combine.


 

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