Player Watch #49: Tom Hird

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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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eth-dog

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I think they might get rid of rookies but keep cat b’s from other sports. Regardless I can’t see lists going down to 35 like people have predicted.
The most obvious solution is to keep the Senior list to 40, cut the Cat A rookie list and keep the Cat B list but with tighter restrictions (although abolishing the only 1 Irish player on Cat B) and trimming the top payments.

But I digress
 

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For a kid that needs to catch up developmentally due to years of soccerness, this is worrying.
 

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I read somewhere yesterday that James Hird also injured his navicular at around 20yo, so maybe a congenital condition. He then went on to captain a premiership team.
 

Mr Mojo Risin

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News on Tom Hird...

Play soccer for 10 years without an injury. Has trials in Europe.

Comes to play for Essendon and in a blink of an eye gets injured and has a stress fracture. Classic.... Peak Essendon.
Essendon Fitness Staff: "Tom, the learnings from this situation clearly indicate you should not blink your eyes."
 
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BrunoV

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Wonder what Tom's speed is like?

There is a clear opportunity for another fleet footed small to play as a small defender / half back.

He's a blank canvass in the sense that we can use him anywhere we want. There are a lot of roles open. That's a good thing for his career.
 

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Wonder what Tom's speed is like?

There is a clear opportunity for another fleet footed small to play as a small defender / half back.

He's a blank canvass in the sense that we can use him anywhere we want. There are a lot of roles open. That's a good thing for his career.
There was a news article about him on Ch.7 last night. Maybe someone who does Twitter could post it. It was good to see him training (only caught the end of it...think they were drawing comparisons with his old man)
 

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It was just 20 secs about how much he looks like his old man

Which, granted, he really does

Would absolutely love it if Tom can make the grade for a debit at least. Would be such a wonderful f I to people who wish to diminish the Hird name.

Those pictures though, bloody terrifying how similar he is.


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fairbump_playon

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Would absolutely love it if Tom can make the grade for a debit at least. Would be such a wonderful f I to people who wish to diminish the Hird name.

Those pictures though, bloody terrifying how similar he is.


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Feel like James used to lick his hands like that... unique family tic. Bodes well.
 

fairbump_playon

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Just because ASADA finds you guilty doesn't mean you have to burn your bridges.









I joke I joke!
Maybe it’s heresy but I feel like James may have required special medical help to get back from his foot injury. Not illegal.. just at the forefront of not quite illegal. Hence his belief in the power of science.

How good was our round 1 smashing of the dogs in that ASADA year? Imagine teams being physically intimidated by Essendon! So we flew too close to the sun. Is that such a crime?
 

yodellinhank

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Maybe it’s heresy but I feel like James may have required special medical help to get back from his foot injury. Not illegal.. just at the forefront of not quite illegal. Hence his belief in the power of science.

How good was our round 1 smashing of the dogs in that ASADA year? Imagine teams being physically intimidated by Essendon! So we flew too close to the sun. Is that such a crime?
Every night I shut my eyes, so I don't have to see the light
 

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Maybe it’s heresy but I feel like James may have required special medical help to get back from his foot injury. Not illegal.. just at the forefront of not quite illegal. Hence his belief in the power of science.

How good was our round 1 smashing of the dogs in that ASADA year? Imagine teams being physically intimidated by Essendon! So we flew too close to the sun. Is that such a crime?
The 'maybe' and 'may have' only kind of suggest conspiracy. Not sure about heresy. Perhaps hear-say is what you meant 😎

There's an opportunity for something about flying too close to the sun leading to league-wide melts, but that would require me thinking about it and it's too early.

I could have written that in Elizabethan.
 

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