Player Watch #43: Aaron Hall - arrives at North in exchange for #68

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DarkPhoenix

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Still absolutely stoked this had finally come to fruition. Years in the making.

What I can assure you is he won't die wondering and will buy in completely to the club ethos. Personality wise he's the perfect fit for North, the bonus being he can play good footy
 

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I'd have thought pick 68 would be worth 68 points and pick 59 would be worth 59 points. if pick 1 is worth 2000 points, is pick 2000 worth 1 point?

The one thing I really enjoy about the AFL's is how it is never confusing.
So pick 69 is worth 49 points but pick 67 is worth 69 points? Wow - you can subtract two from your 69 and still have a 69. Its a Sham 69!!!

No doubt if they played metal they'd be Zondor's favorite band.
 

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Still absolutely stoked this had finally come to fruition. Years in the making.

What I can assure you is he won't die wondering and will buy in completely to the club ethos. Personality wise he's the perfect fit for North, the bonus being he can play good footy


This is very positive. Do you know him?
 
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So pick 69 is worth 49 points but pick 67 is worth 69 points? Wow - you can subtract two from your 69 and still have a 69. Its a Sham 69!!!

No doubt if they played metal they'd be Zondor's favorite band.
Good pick up ferball. it does though all seem pointless to me.
 

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Interview on SEN he said his best position is on the ball and Scotts has told him that’s were we want him to play.

Our first choice starting middle 5 would be Polec and Higgo (or maybe Dumont) on the wings and starting on ballers of Cunners, BJ and Anderson.

So Hall will be fighting Ahern, LDU, Dumont and Tyson for a couple of spots.
 

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Has the potential to be the bargain recruit of the year next season. I believe he could easily take his game to a new level at North.
I think Scully May take the cake . But I rate Hall in the Scully mould ..
 

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Aaron Hall may have biggest upside of any player in this year’s trade period, says Jay Clark
JAY CLARK, Herald Sun
October 16, 2018 1:30pm
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AARON Hall is the perfect project for Brad Scott.

At his best, the Gold Coast midfielder is a run-and-carry machine and a damaging goal kicker in the front half.

In 2016-17, he was ranked second behind only Geelong’s Patrick Dangerfield for effective metres gained of any non-defender.

We know footy is a territory game these days, so blokes who can swoop on ground balls around the contest and slip away from the opposition like that are gold.

And along with Tom Lynch, this pacy ball-winner may have the most upside of any of the players traded over the next few weeks.

Especially when he only cost North Melbourne pick No.68. That is value.

There wasn’t a lot of love for him up at Gold Coast this year and when he was dropped to the NEAFL, from a struggling side, his cards were marked.

For North, Hall is a great get. He is still only 27, has some tricks, and wants to finally start playing in a winning side.

And when you package him with Port speedster Jared Polec and Jasper Pittard, North is clearly going to have a lot more sizzle in its midfield sausage for next season.

More run, more electricity, more polish.

And while Hall isn’t a well-rounded midfielder right now, he certainly can be.

That’s where Scott has to help improve Hall’s defensive game and turn him into more of a two-way runner.


Clearly, that’s part of the reason why he has fallen out of favour in some respects at Gold Coast this season.

And it probably gets highlighted more when you are in a team that is chasing its tail as much as the Suns have.

But let’s not forget he has twice finished top-five in Gold Coast’s best-and-fairest.

He played six games this season, but tore his pec against Geelong, ending his season in Round 11.

In his second-last match he had 29 possessions, five tackles and three clearances against Port Adelaide.

The Herald Sun revealed earlier this month he had nominated North Melbourne as his preferred new home, where he wants to again become an elite ball-winner.



Perhaps, just with some more balance to his game.

It’s a low-cost punt worth taking.

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