- Dec 14, 2015
- AFL Club
Contract Status: Out of contract 2021 (Category B Rookie, Non-Registered Athlete)
Last Game Played: n/a
Injury Status: n/a
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I’ve no problem offering him the chance the way he had gotten it but let’s not give him a sustained period in hope of him turning into somethingNo knock on the kid but so endemic of our club.
Does he get recruited if his surname was anything else.
I guess the powers that be decided that there’s not enough feel good stories coming from our onfield activities so we’ll go with this instead. That said, he hasn’t been on the list for very long yet.Exactly my concern.
We don't bat deep enough to be offering feel good story ops.
Surely would have been safe giving him a vfl spot and seeing what happens.I guess the powers that be decided that there’s not enough feel good stories coming from our onfield activities so we’ll go with this instead. That said, he hasn’t been on the list for very long yet.
Category B = outside the standard list and the salary cap. Applies to guys outside the system (internationals, players arriving from other sports, i.e. Blicavs and Keath).tbh, im not sure how that works. so i could be barking up the wrong tree on this one.
Can't it be both?nothing on the kid himself.
Just the thought process and ? on the clubs list mgmt.
Did we see a prospect that could pay off.
Or did we see a Hird and fan propaganda to distract & placate.
Agreed. It’s like:
it can be.Can't it be both?
Cat B players given the definition most likely means they're going to have a fair bit of Aussie Rules craft and know-how to learn.
You basically want good athletes with a strong work ethic and possible large upside.
Given Tom's soccer background, pedigree and work ethic I would have thought he'd tick those boxes.
Most clubs don't use all of their three cat B spots. We currently have Hird and formerly McQuillan as Cat B. That means we still have one free Cat B spot, we didn't have to pass on anyone to get Hird. So if we passed it's because they were no good/didn't suit us for some other reason.it can be.
it was an off the cuff question/observation on the club, not so much Tom, and the thinking behind a Hird vs. any other Cat B candidate.
Have no way of knowing if we passed on anyone else. i just don't trust the decision making at the club these days.
Well he's not alone at Essendon, I think 2/3 of our list don't kick to advantage particularly well.Sounds like he's improving but confirms that kicking 'to advantage' is an issue..
"'Hirdy' was better this week with his one-on-one stuff. He had some really good tackles and ground-ball gets, was a lot more accountable as a defender and won enough of his own ball. He needs to keep working on his kicking to advantage, and that's something he'll get better at with time."
Yeah, we got that first time bud.
2 (practice) games in and you’ve written him off
Sometimes, sometimes I wish life was a dream and I’d wake up with sh*t like this
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