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Vader

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What did you like from Newchurch?
I've only seen him in the pre-season games. I love his burst of speed, and his goal sense. When he hits the jets, it's like watching Charlie Cameron once again.

I'm well aware that he has shortcoming in his game at present, but so do McAdam & Rowe. Even with his shortcomings, I'm not sure that he could be worse than what this pair is producing at present. At worst, it gives the dropped player a kick up the backside and puts an end to their complacency.
 

dogs105

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I've only seen him in the pre-season games. I love his burst of speed, and his goal sense. When he hits the jets, it's like watching Charlie Cameron once again.

I'm well aware that he has shortcoming in his game at present, but so do McAdam & Rowe. Even with his shortcomings, I'm not sure that he could be worse than what this pair is producing at present. At worst, it gives the dropped player a kick up the backside and puts an end to their complacency.
Thanks. Haven't seen him very much - only a couple of SANFL games.
 

Scorpus

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Thanks. Haven't seen him very much - only a couple of SANFL games.
Newchurch would have a Fogarty like impact on the game going on his SANFL performances.

He'll either kick 3 goals or 0 goals from about 5 touches total. No influence around the ground. No defensive pressure. Doesn't have Fogarty's accuracy or range.

I like him as a prospect but he has plenty to work on
 

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Vader

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Newchurch would have a Fogarty like impact on the game going on his SANFL performances.

He'll either kick 3 goals or 0 goals from about 5 touches total. No influence around the ground. No defensive pressure. Doesn't have Fogarty's accuracy or range.

I like him as a prospect but he has plenty to work on
He's almost certainly not ready for AFL just yet. Selecting him would be more about sending a message to Rowe & McAdam.
 

Ozzie

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So if you asked a group of supporters at other clubs whether Darcy Fogarty would be a best 22 player at their club, you reckon "pretty much anyone" would say no?
Why don't you ask them exactly that question? Then come back and post the true replies you got. I'm way too lazy and too busy to bother.
 

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Ozzie

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Was Talia a slider? I seem to remember him being rated very highly throughout out the year he was drafted.
We drafted him from under Carlton or Melbourne noses IIRC. He was taken where projected. Lewis Jetta was going to be our pick but one of those passed on Talia the pick before and we took him.
 
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ltdamn

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You're missing my point...a gun for US. Where is he now? Not at the AFC, that's for sure. So keep going and tell me a top pick, one who slid to us and is still with us or played most of his career with us.
No I'm not, you just changed it because you forgot about Lever, and you're too stubborn to admit there might be an exception to your rule, even if it's just one, and the bulk of our early sliders under Hamish probably haven't paid off.

He was a gun for us, then left, and we got more back than what we drafted him with. We benefited from his service and his departure.
 

Bearded Clam

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He was a superstar in the underage comps, largely because he was a manchild. He flopped in the Nationals, and recruiters started to ponder what position (if any) he would actually be able to play at AFL level. As a result, he fell to #12 in the draft, where Adelaide grabbed him - partly because of the potential he'd shown in the junior age groups, but mostly because he was from SA.

Without the SA factor, they probably join the previous 11 clubs and decide to pass on the manchild with no obvious AFL position. Probably... but it's hypothetical, as we can never really know.
He “flopped in the Nationals”..

I dont recall him even playing in the nationals.. believe he spent most of his draft year, and definitely the second half of it, out with a knee issue..

have you scrapped your dog off the road yet.. or is it still stuck under Fog’s car?...
 

Bearded Clam

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To be fair, that was the knock on him even before he was drafted, and probably the reason why he fell all the way to #12 in his draft - nobody could figure out what position he'd end up playing at AFL level. He's too immobile to play in the midfield, too short to be a genuine KPF, and too slow & bulky to play as a small forward. Adelaide grabbed him because he was from SA, and his potential was obvious for all to see - but as you say, they've spent the last 3 years scratching their heads, trying to figure out how to extract that potential from a physique which just isn't suited to modern AFL football.

We may be getting to the end of the road soon, giving up on a player who had bucket loads of potential, but a body shape which just wouldn't ever allow him to make the most of his talents. We'll never get that pick #12 back - it's a sunk cost. It may be almost time to write that pick off, and move forward in search of the next player with great potential.
“Too short to be a genuine KPF”.

he’s the same height as Tex.

geez you talk some utter sh*t.
 

craig crowing

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Why Why haven't we have not been given a Worrell to debut release yet .
Surely surely with so many flopped badly against GWS and other matches, Josh has to be a monty to come in .
If they can't see this kid is a AFL player them what hope do we have.
 

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He “flopped in the Nationals”..

I dont recall him even playing in the nationals.. believe he spent most of his draft year, and definitely the second half of it, out with a knee issue..

have you scrapped your dog off the road yet.. or is it still stuck under Fog’s car?...
Fog doesn't bring his car to Canberra.
 

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He “flopped in the Nationals”..

I dont recall him even playing in the nationals.. believe he spent most of his draft year, and definitely the second half of it, out with a knee issue..

have you scrapped your dog off the road yet.. or is it still stuck under Fog’s car?...
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Bearded Clam

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Thanks for that. BC looking like a complete idiot as usual.
My god you are a moron... did you not read the first line of that last paragraph where it basically backs up what I said in that a good chunk of Fogs 2017 draft year was curtailed by a knee injury..
 

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