Player Watch #50: Ben Brown - finishes second in Coleman Medal - JCameron kicks 9.5 vs GCS

Pykie

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Fantastic. Another calf. Might be time to stop this silly wood at half back experiment and get him training with the forwards again.
Yeah, nah.

We have Ziebell, Garner, Thomas, Hosie all capable of that role.

If Brown has indeed injured his calf, this puts Comben right in the Rnd 1 conversation.

He’ll certainly be partnering Larkey in the pre-season games.
 

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Pykie

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Or Campbell.
I doubt it, considering he’s also not been playing any of the practice matches.

Larkey, Brown and Comben have been the key forwards in everything I’ve seen.

Xerri has played as a pure ruck.


Comben is raw from a physical sense, but his preseason form warrants it more than even the likes of Xerri, Garner etc if we are looking at different setups.
 

Pykie

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I’d be cooling my jets there. Wasn’t good enough to get a game in the dead rubbers at the end of last year.
He was also good enough to kick more top tier state league goals than anyone else in the country last year.

I really don’t know how you can argue Hosie vs Wood at the moment, when the club is so clearly in on Hosie at the moment to the point they are shifting Mason to the other end of the ground in a position he’s never played before.

That’s how much Shaw rates him as a forward after getting a good look at him, tbh, I don’t blame him.
 

the big lebowski

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He was also good enough to kick more top tier state league goals than anyone else in the country last year.

I really don’t know how you can argue Hosie vs Wood at the moment, when the club is so clearly in on Hosie at the moment to the point they are shifting Mason to the other end of the ground in a position he’s never played before.

That’s how much Shaw rates him as a forward after getting a good look at him, tbh, I don’t blame him.
I have nothing against hosie. And I have no confidence in Mason long term. But he’s an experienced forward that kicked 4 goals against the premiers last year and if Brown is in any doubt for round 1, I’d want mason playing forward in the afl rather than playing as a defender in the vfl.
 

king of the road

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I doubt it, considering he’s also not been playing any of the practice matches.

Larkey, Brown and Comben have been the key forwards in everything I’ve seen.

Xerri has played as a pure ruck.


Comben is raw from a physical sense, but his preseason form warrants it more than even the likes of Xerri, Garner etc if we are looking at different setups.
Now that Walker can hold up a key back position with Taz, Maj could be a marking option with Larkey.

Not advocating that as Maj is underdone and been doing well down back.

However, he could be considered if Xerri, Comben and Campbell weren’t considered sufficient cover for Brown... Who hopefully gets up in the next 5 weeks or so til round 1.
 

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Horizons_00

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Bloody devastating as he is irreplaceable but you can’t avoid these things

Fingers crossed it’s nothing serious but fu** me he still hasnt had a injury free preseason
 

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