Player Watch #49: Tom Hird

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Lore

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Contract Status: Out of contract 2021 (Category B Rookie, Non-Registered Athlete)
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Injury Status: n/a
 
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owen87

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Luckily or unluckily, Jones, Johnson and Hird spent most of last year sidelined with injury, so the lack of VFL games is almost a moot point in their development.

You could add McQuillan to that list too.
I meant the latter two would need it this year, but had forgotten Jones was injured for most of last year
 

jmoo wan

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Surely I'm not the only one who was thinking that he was given a spot on the list "Just to see what happens"?

Starting to really look like a handy little player. Might actually amount to something here
yep was my thoughts exactly - bumming around on the supplementary list for a couple of years sure beats getting a real job.

But seems he's giving it a real crack, and looks alright too
 

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Surely I'm not the only one who was thinking that he was given a spot on the list "Just to see what happens"?

Starting to really look like a handy little player. Might actually amount to something here
I thought at the time it was a bit speculative as well. But the pedigree is there obviously, and with Supp B rookies not taking up a list spot or space in the TPP, it was always worth a shot.

About as close to a 'free swing' as it gets. If it works out, awesome. If it doesnt, the PR of having a Hird back at the club is worth it anyway probably.
 

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Surely I'm not the only one who was thinking that he was given a spot on the list "Just to see what happens"?

Starting to really look like a handy little player. Might actually amount to something here
Nice. Classic Hird hardball get. Underdog in a contested situation and turns it into a win somehow.
 

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Paging ant555 Tommy was apparently quite in the second half of the VFL game today?
He was reasonable across the day. Got a few rebounds but the defence was a bit under the pump due to our poor ball use further up the ground.
Not sure he has that something special. I know it is early on but he looks like a good small player but no real X factor to set him apart.
 

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Tom Hird
“The boys were pretty happy with ‘Hirdy’ after the game. He put himself in dangerous positions in the air and took a few really courageous marks, so his contest work was really good. He’s just learning the defensive games; a few times he lost his direct opponent so that’s something he’ll keep learning on as a new backman. His ball use was better this week; he’s making good decisions with the ball and executing his kicks.”


Doesn't sound close to a debut if he's only just learning defensive stuff..
 

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I know these are always puff pieces but a lot of that actually sounds really promising. First actual game against an opposition in probably 6 years? You’d be surprised if he didn’t get a bit lost
 

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Couldn't be any less impactful than Cahill.
Agreed. But save his debut for later in the year, so that fans have something to get excited about. We've only just played Round 2 and a lot of the fair-weather fans will have already dropped off. It's going to be a long year with very few highlights.
 

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