Player Watch Charlie Dean

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VinnieB

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Yep and one thing i like about Ruscoe is that he went away in the off season and improved his physique/fitness.

He's clearly got the dedication and now he just needs to seize the opportunities presented to him.
Hopefully he realises the club sees a future for him and so the ball is in his court. Great to hear of his dedication.
 

TakingThePies

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i really can't see what Murphy is going to add.
What type of player is he?

Sure he has some courage, but he can't seem to put himself where the ball is or is going.
If Dean reads the play well and is a good intercept mark, I can't see a position for Murphy
Murphy was thrown around all year in 2021. Had no continuity. He'll be best 22 this season.
 

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sr36

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in what position? He hasn't shown a strength anywhere
Courage and effort are strengths of Murphy - I doubt he'll be able to build a career on them alone however. He's a slow version of Goldsack, who built a career on courage, effort and pace.
 

Kappa

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Courage and effort are strengths of Murphy - I doubt he'll be able to build a career on them alone however. He's a slow version of Goldsack, who built a career on courage, effort and pace.
Goldsack was also a beast 1 on 1 and could roost the footy 65 metres. Even with all those advantages over Murphy, he only carved out a mediocre career as a role player.
 

Harry O

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Reckon Chaz Deano will be a ripper. And has excellent leadership skills through the ranks - hopefully a return to our halcyon rookie selections like Maxwell Lumumba Toovey Macaffer Blair etc
 

Horaceg

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Love a good Rookie success story but realistically he’s an untried rookie.

good luck to him let’s hope he makes it.
 

ClaytonM

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Goldsack was also a beast 1 on 1 and could roost the footy 65 metres. Even with all those advantages over Murphy, he only carved out a mediocre career as a role player.
165 games and a premiership. Wonder what percentage of players beat those stats.

Most players would take that as a career if you offered it to them at the beginning.
 

Kappa

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165 games and a premiership. Wonder what percentage of players beat those stats.

Most players would take that as a career if you offered it to them at the beginning.

He wasn’t in our original premiership team, Malthouse dropped him for the 1st grand final, so let’s not pretend he was a star. Obviously it’s a better career than a random kid from the 3rd round or rookie draft could ask for.
 

ClaytonM

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He wasn’t in our original premiership team, Malthouse dropped him for the 1st grand final, so let’s not pretend he was a star. Obviously it’s a better career than a random kid from the 3rd round or rookie draft could ask for.
Not bad for pick 63 as an overager.

He was in the original premiership team. The other one wasn’t a premiership team. Do you really think Leon thinks of himself as a premiership player?
 

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Black_White

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Goldsack was also a beast 1 on 1 and could roost the footy 65 metres. Even with all those advantages over Murphy, he only carved out a mediocre career as a role player.
Mediocre?
165 games in B&W.
2 games representing AUSTRALIA.
Premiership player (kicked the first goal in our last Premiership).
Rising star nomination 2007.
Harry Collier trophy winner 2007.

You know, that’s a better career than the player currently facing charges in the USofA.
But you consider it “mediocre”?
 

Black_White

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He wasn’t in our original premiership team, Malthouse dropped him for the 1st grand final, so let’s not pretend he was a star. Obviously it’s a better career than a random kid from the 3rd round or rookie draft could ask for.

The September team didnt win a Premiership.
The October team did. So….. which team was he in again? Sept or Oct?
And if Malthouse hadn’t dropped him for that first GF we wouldn’t have needed a second!
Malty wasn’t a genius you know.
 

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