Andrew McGrath v Hugh McCluggage

Andrew McGrath v Hugh McCluggage

  • Andrew McGrath

    Votes: 80 35.9%
  • Hugh McCluggage

    Votes: 143 64.1%

  • Total voters
    223

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Dom PC

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Hugh McCluggage was awesome against the Blues yesterday, IMO in the not too distant future McCluggage will be one of the elite mids in the competition.

He is silky smooth, reminds me a lot of Simon Black and Scott Pendlebury the way he seems to make time go slower with ball in hand, never panics.
He reminds me of Daniel Wells. Gun player.
 

bungalow_bill

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Surely the undisputed #1 player from the 2016 draft

Not just the Dons but the Giants slightly muffed it as well, McCluggage would be huge for their mid field
 

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La Dispute

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McGrath is very bland IMO. Seems to have no trouble racking it up, but impact on a game of footy is pretty negligible despite having some serious weapons to use. Just doesn't have the capability to do anything remarkable with the ball, and I doubt a recruiter will take a back pocket with Pick 1 again.

McCluggage the clear winner here.
 

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eth-dog

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McGrath is very bland IMO. Seems to have no trouble racking it up, but impact on a game of footy is pretty negligible despite having some serious weapons to use. Just doesn't have the capability to do anything remarkable with the ball, and I doubt a recruiter will take a back pocket with Pick 1 again.

McCluggage the clear winner here.
Obvious troll is obvious
 

Orange crush

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Different positions so hard to compare .... but I’d imagine head to head the stats would be in TT’s fa our .... yeah and stats arent everything
 

iBeng

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Different positions so hard to compare .... but I’d imagine head to head the stats would be in TT’s fa our .... yeah and stats arent everything
Why imagine when you can check?

Tarranto is marginally out performing McCluggage.

Which bears absolutely no relevancy on this thread, since he isnt part of the v.
 

Orange crush

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Well it was bungalow bill who said the giants would be miffed about not picking mcluggage.... I was just responding that we are more than happy with our choice
 

Elmer_Judd

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Why imagine when you can check?

Tarranto is marginally out performing McCluggage.

Which bears absolutely no relevancy on this thread, since he isnt part of the v.

At Carlton, I think Taranto would make us better as a team collectively than McLuggage, not saying TT is better than Hugh who clearly now is an All Australian/elite calibre of player.

Watched McGrath closely against us last weekend and was underwhelmed, his disposals are not as effective as they should be. I think Essendon should try push him further as a damaging offensive flanker/small forward type like Carlton did with Zac Fisher, the bloke imo is more suited t9 a offensively creative type of player, more than a general running off the HBF.
 

Ambrosia

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At Carlton, I think Taranto would make us better as a team collectively than McLuggage, not saying TT is better than Hugh who clearly now is an All Australian/elite calibre of player.

Watched McGrath closely against us last weekend and was underwhelmed, his disposals are not as effective as they should be. I think Essendon should try push him further as a damaging offensive flanker/small forward type like Carlton did with Zac Fisher, the bloke imo is more suited t9 a offensively creative type of player, more than a general running off the HBF.
Seriously doubt you watched him closely. Such an overused cliche on BF which translates to my team played him this week.

Atm McGrath best ability are his hands in tight and his defensive work rate. If he’s any chance of catching Mcluggage he needs to start backing himself and using his pace to break lines whilst also cutting the quick kicks forward out of stoppages.

That being said he’s a pleasure to watch and is a real footballers footballer regularly coming up with diving smothers, timely spoils and big tackles when needed but his play style seems more off a top end role player than a number 1 pick.
 

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