Player Watch Caleb Poulter

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magpies42

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Great prospect, tough going though for all players let alone under nourished and under prepared rookies in our team at the moment. I’d give him another game, as long as he’s not beaten like Rantall and Macrae I think there is value for development.
 

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Jen2310

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Great prospect, tough going though for all players let alone under nourished and under prepared rookies in our team at the moment. I’d give him another game, as long as he’s not beaten like Rantall and Macrae I think there is value for development.
Playing on the wing probably easier than playing in our forward line as a mid right now..
 

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While not elite, I think he has good pace, just lacking explosiveness at the moment. That may improve with time and conditioning.
It’s interesting because in his VFL games he looked quick breaking through lines and streaming forward.

Maybe confidence in his first game or stamina lacking, which incidentally seems to be a general issue with the team.

We seem to be getting over-run late in the game.
 

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Playing on the wing probably easier than playing in our forward line as a mid right now..
Yeah I'm hoping that we use one wing for him and one for another developing mid - be it Macrae, Rantall or Bianco. Ideal spot for a kid to get a few kicks and feel like he belongs.
 

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Yeah I'm hoping that we use one wing for him and one for another developing mid - be it Macrae, Rantall or Bianco. Ideal spot for a kid to get a few kicks and feel like he belongs.
Bianco is one that I am keen to see back on the park, had an extra year around the Club, uses the ball well, he's a bit of an unknown and could add some value.

Whilst I don't like where the Club sits from a win loss perspective, getting games into guys like Poulter, Bianco, Macrae, Henry, Kelly is an opportunity we should make the most of. We still need to do it with a view on producing a high level of football.

If Murphy isn't a best 22 lock before the end of the year, I'll spew.
 

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Bianco is one that I am keen to see back on the park, had an extra year around the Club, uses the ball well, he's a bit of an unknown and could add some value.

Whilst I don't like where the Club sits from a win loss perspective, getting games into guys like Poulter, Bianco, Macrae, Henry, Kelly is an opportunity we should make the most of. We still need to do it with a view on producing a high level of football.

If Murphy isn't a best 22 lock before the end of the year, I'll spew.
At the very least, Murphy should be playing every game that Howe doesn't. When Howe comes back it will be interesting, as the backline is probably the only area we are somewhat set with good emerging kids playing in genuinely best 22 roles (Quaynor, Noble, Maynard) alongside Howe and Crisp as non-KPs. None of these names are getting dropped for Murphy from the best 22.
 

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At the very least, Murphy should be playing every game that Howe doesn't. When Howe comes back it will be interesting, as the backline is probably the only area we are somewhat set with good emerging kids playing in genuinely best 22 roles (Quaynor, Noble, Maynard) alongside Howe and Crisp as non-KPs. None of these names are getting dropped for Murphy from the best 22.
I’d have Murphy over Noble atm and would move him to CHB when Howe comes back.
 

Mukesh

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It’s interesting because in his VFL games he looked quick breaking through lines and streaming forward.

Maybe confidence in his first game or stamina lacking, which incidentally seems to be a general issue with the team.

We seem to be getting over-run late in the game.
I suspect the answer lies in the relative speeds and pressures of the game between VFL and AFL…
 

Jen2310

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At the very least, Murphy should be playing every game that Howe doesn't. When Howe comes back it will be interesting, as the backline is probably the only area we are somewhat set with good emerging kids playing in genuinely best 22 roles (Quaynor, Noble, Maynard) alongside Howe and Crisp as non-KPs. None of these names are getting dropped for Murphy from the best 22.
Easy, Murphy on the wing. Both him and Poulter will be a good combination. Doesn't need to be either nor or howe.
Mayne goes out.
 

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It’s interesting because in his VFL games he looked quick breaking through lines and streaming forward.

Maybe confidence in his first game or stamina lacking, which incidentally seems to be a general issue with the team.

We seem to be getting over-run late in the game.
In the vfl a lot of the times he is either in space or receiving on the run not starting from flat foot like many times he was caught out last weekend.

He isn't strong enough yet to fend off or break the tackles needs a few preseasons to build up his strength and along with it explosive power will improve.
 

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Doesn’t look like an AFL ready footballer at the moment but given our stage of development, you just need to keep playing him as has a really high upside IMO 🤔
 

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Then he comes up against Poulter, Daicos, Sidebottom, Macrae, etc. Many don't have Mayne in the side anyway.
Sidebottom should be transiting out of the midfield and into the forward line full time. Daicos in the middle. Macrae too.

Murphy could be the successor to Howe, so he could move into that role and out of the wing.
 
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gouki88

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Murphy is listed as 190cm and 85kg's. What makes you think he should go to CHB?
Especially with Wilson being played as a key defender (194cms and 86kgs apparently), I think Murphy is very unlikely to ever be KPD. Which is a good thing
 

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At the very least, Murphy should be playing every game that Howe doesn't. When Howe comes back it will be interesting, as the backline is probably the only area we are somewhat set with good emerging kids playing in genuinely best 22 roles (Quaynor, Noble, Maynard) alongside Howe and Crisp as non-KPs. None of these names are getting dropped for Murphy from the best 22.
I'd try Maynard in the middle.
 

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Especially with Wilson being played as a key defender (194cms and 86kgs apparently), I think Murphy is very unlikely to ever be KPD. Which is a good thing
Had a growth spurt apparently but still doesn't look KPD size to me. I guess it'll depend upon his opponent.

I think I'd rather see him trialed forward if he's moving from the wing.
 

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Murphy is listed as 190cm and 85kg's. What makes you think he should go to CHB?
Around the same height and weight as Langdon and Howe who both played that role in 2018. At the moment our defensive CHB options concede goals and don’t offer anything the other way and I think if we’re gonna play Moore forward then that’s the best way to replace his intercepting and rebound. I think it will work out better than the 2018 backline since our smalls are better and Roughead holds down the fullback spot better than Goldsack.
 

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