Player Watch #6: Taylor Garner

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TheBrownDog
Mar 14, 2002
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just sad when a centre break and kick to an unmanned player, is Play of the Week for us
But looked who kicked it to him. I don’t know if it was chance that LDU kicked it there but I tell you what, I am 20 years sick of seeing helicopters out of the centre
 

The acurate one

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Jan 23, 2019
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I'm torn on Garner. Yes he's hellishly hard to keep on the field, but that attack on the man and dynamic movement, hmm.

Reminded me of my much referenced Andrew Swallow 2017 games, where his body looked shot but he was the only bloke driving into opponents with any urgency.

Fwiw Garner looks in very good condition.
I had him shipped off, he stays bad hammies and all, cause half our squad can't actually play.
 

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DunderHead

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Apr 12, 2007
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we have a lot of players ready to be delisted at years end. Depends on what is available as to how deep we’ll go.

Garner may stay for another year if we don’t find much in the market to replace him with.
 

Only Forwards

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Aug 14, 2008
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As a quick calculation it's 103 vs 44 over the same time span on the list.
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I've compared him to Taz as well and even as injury plagued and fork stuck in as Taz was he had still played more to the same point in his career.

We may keep Taylor, we may not, there is zero indication his ability to stay on the park is going to improve.
 

Pykie

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Sep 17, 2006
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He's the first guy I want to shoot out of a cannon because of the 40 odd games we've got out of 8 years of investment.

But he's also the first guy I want to stick on the rookie list for another season as he can still offer something if he ever gets fit.

Put it this way, I'd rather a fit Garner over Ziebell as that permanent forward in 2021.

So, so frustrating.
 

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Roosurgence

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Aug 25, 2006
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I had him shipped off, he stays bad hammies and all, cause half our squad can't actually play.
That’s the Garner dilemma. At full fitness he is better than 3/4 of the list, including our Captain.

The issue is that he can’t get on the park consistently.

If he goes somewhere else and can stay on the park, how do we like our egg, because we will be scraping it off our faces.

There is no doubt that a club will take the punt that they can get him right, because his ceiling is very high.
 

Shinboner1

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Aug 13, 2020
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I don't see the harm in a 1 year contract. Was actually nice to see one of our forwards leading towards the ball carrier and being in front for the quick kick i50.
Issue is he takes up a crucial list spot in a rebuilding team and he wont get games on field when TT, curtis and mahoney come back on field so he'll be back to the reserves.
 

Roosurgence

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Issue is he takes up a crucial list spot in a rebuilding team and he wont get games on field when TT, curtis and mahoney come back on field so he'll be back to the reserves.
I think you are confusing Taylor Garners ability with his durability?

If he is fit he is best 22.
 

Devington

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Jun 4, 2013
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Issue is he takes up a crucial list spot in a rebuilding team and he wont get games on field when TT, curtis and mahoney come back on field so he'll be back to the reserves.
We have 20 uncontracted players. We can't shitcan all of them in one go even if we needed to. A LOT of one year contracts are going to be given out soon, lol.
 

koshari

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Mar 24, 2011
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He's the first guy I want to shoot out of a cannon because of the 40 odd games we've got out of 8 years of investment.

But he's also the first guy I want to stick on the rookie list for another season as he can still offer something if he ever gets fit.

Put it this way, I'd rather a fit Garner over Ziebell as that permanent forward in 2021.

So, so frustrating.
neither are a great set shot.
 

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