Caolan Mooney

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Piesinmyeyes

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I would actually like to see Mooney get a run this week.
He has shown glimpses recently whereby he has taken the game on and has the strength now to be at least given an opportunity at the highest level.
How much further development does he need in the magoos to continue on as a player on our list?
I say put him up forward in the pocket for an entire match and see what he can do.

Seriously apart from Broomhead, has the likes of Blair and even Kennedy to a degree offered a great deal playing this role all year?
 

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I would actually like to see Mooney get a run this week.
He has shown glimpses recently whereby he has taken the game on and has the strength now to be at least given an opportunity at the highest level.
How much further development does he need in the magoos to continue on as a player on our list?
I say put him up forward in the pocket for an entire match and see what he can do.

Seriously apart from Broomhead, has the likes of Blair and even Kennedy to a degree offered a great deal playing this role all year?
Maybe leave Broomhead and Kennedy out of it as they have not played all year and plus been the sub
 
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Timmy from Thomastown

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The Marty Clarke precedent says giving Irish kids a second chance doesn’t work.

I know Taigh Kennelly went home for a year but he was very established at that time. He came back successfully but this is five years, not one.

Good luck to him if he gets another chance. He definitely showed some promise last time around
 

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The Marty Clarke precedent says giving Irish kids a second chance doesn’t work.

I know Taigh Kennelly went home for a year but he was very established at that time. He came back successfully but this is five years, not one.

Good luck to him if he gets another chance. He definitely showed some promise last time around
Clarke had then undiagnosed Addison’s disease during his second stint.

 

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Good luck to him but a little too one dimensional run and gun style player for mine.

But could be a handy addition for a VFL club. Not very much speed and X factor at state level. Doubt he comes here just to play state league footy though
 

Timmy from Thomastown

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You’d have to assume he’s been talking to someone (presumably Collingwood) who has expressed an interest in picking him up. It would be a bit weird and presumptuous to just throw himself into the draft sight unseen after five years.
 

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The Marty Clarke precedent says giving Irish kids a second chance doesn’t work.

I know Taigh Kennelly went home for a year but he was very established at that time. He came back successfully but this is five years, not one.

Good luck to him if he gets another chance. He definitely showed some promise last time around
Pretty small sample pool to base a second chance Irish policy upon.
 

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You’d have to assume he’s been talking to someone (presumably Collingwood) who has expressed an interest in picking him up. It would be a bit weird and presumptuous to just throw himself into the draft sight unseen after five years.
I agree. Especially since I don't believe he is even in Australia? Less alone been playing any footy.
 

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You’d have to assume he’s been talking to someone (presumably Collingwood) who has expressed an interest in picking him up. It would be a bit weird and presumptuous to just throw himself into the draft sight unseen after five years.
100%, he wouldn't nominate without a club expressing interest beforehand... and there's a strong chance it'll be us.
 

35Daicos

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I remember he looked the goods
Did a hammy and that was that

I reckon if he can be a cat b worth bringing him home
Even if he is eligible to be picked up as a Category B Rookie, we already have (the maximum) 3 of them on our list, so I just can't see that happening.
 

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Unless we promote 1 which I think we can still do.
We're very light on for list spots though, even more so if we pick up Lynden Dunn again, which we probably will do.

Perhaps if Mooney comes back and plays VFL this year and does well he might be a mid-year rookie draft chance, but I wouldn't want us using one of our few remaining list spots on him (pre-season).
 

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