Game Day Crows v Roos 12:40 in Tassie

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Brenton Davy

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 3, 2007
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North Adelaide, The EXERS!

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cmndstab

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I know people complain about Dawson being played down back, but I really don't mind it. It doesn't seem to stifle his offensive game at all, and he's not bad at defending when the time comes. And we are crying out for decent disposal back there.

If that's where he ends up playing for us and he maintains the form he's been in this year, I would be perfectly happy with that.
 

PCORF

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Much better effort today. No, not a perfect effort by any means as North are a horrible side but they (Adelaide) came out with focus today. Walker took care of business and that hanger by Fogarty was great, had almost everyone in the mostly empty stadium yelling.
 

Geoffa32

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Aug 17, 2007
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I know people complain about Dawson being played down back, but I really don't mind it. It doesn't seem to stifle his offensive game at all, and he's not bad at defending when the time comes. And we are crying out for decent disposal back there.

If that's where he ends up playing for us and he maintains the form he's been in this year, I would be perfectly happy with that.
Where does Doedee play?

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Bay62

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Apr 28, 2014
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I know people complain about Dawson being played down back, but I really don't mind it. It doesn't seem to stifle his offensive game at all, and he's not bad at defending when the time comes. And we are crying out for decent disposal back there.

If that's where he ends up playing for us and he maintains the form he's been in this year, I would be perfectly happy with that.

Bryce Gibbs said he wanted to play mid/forward but in the team at the time they needed him to play off half back, so that’s what he did. I’m always reminded of that when I see Dawson back there
 

Geoffa32

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Down back as well?

I'm not proposing that Dawson play as the loose defender. I would put him on a player to defend them, and have him run off when he gets a chance.
I see what you are saying, but for us to take the next step we need Dawson up the ground.

And let Doedee and Hinge play those mid defender/loose man roles.

I would also add Jones at HB, another good user of the ball.

Spread the quality across the ground.

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LeftyLuke

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Mar 29, 2022
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Frampton could be of use as a big half back. Not an overly good defender but his kicking is pretty damn good at times(which we need). He could be beneficial as that loose interceptor/rebounding role and allow Dawson to wing.
 

Mr_Moogle

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I know people complain about Dawson being played down back, but I really don't mind it. It doesn't seem to stifle his offensive game at all, and he's not bad at defending when the time comes. And we are crying out for decent disposal back there.

If that's where he ends up playing for us and he maintains the form he's been in this year, I would be perfectly happy with that.
If we still had Seedsman I'd agree.
 

feenix67

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I know people complain about Dawson being played down back, but I really don't mind it. It doesn't seem to stifle his offensive game at all, and he's not bad at defending when the time comes. And we are crying out for decent disposal back there.

If that's where he ends up playing for us and he maintains the form he's been in this year, I would be perfectly happy with that.
No. Nup. No way.

4 score involvements. That's all ypu need to know.
 

hugecannon

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Aug 14, 2007
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Ben Dixon had a dig a few times at how
The crows have handled Fog’s development so far
 

cmndstab

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Ben Dixon had a dig a few times at how
The crows have handled Fog’s development so far

Was it him who said that Fogarty had "dominated the SANFL" and yet wasn't given games?

So when was that, exactly? He was drafted in 2017. From 2018-2019 he played 27 SANFL games and kicked 17 goals. He actually managed more goals at AFL level in that time, from half as many games. He didn't play a single SANFL game in 2020, and has only played nine games since.

I'm delighted to see Fogarty coming into his own this past month, but the facts are that we've continued to give him opportunities despite his performances at SANFL level, not because of them.
 

WeedsMullet84

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Oct 31, 2018
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Even the commentators said he should have 75 games under his belt by now

The commentators also mentioned that they were stunned he hadn’t played more games yet because he was ‘ripping it up in the SANFL’….

So they clearly had no idea…


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Scorpus

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Apr 16, 2014
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The commentators were right to say he should have more games, but not because he was tearing up the SANFL.

It was more because:

1) We haven't made finals once since he was drafted so should have been prioritizing young elite talent like him, being a first round draft pick

2) We often preferred to play much worse players instead of him, like Himmelberg and Frampton

3) Rather than backing him in we often dropped him or changed his role, which led to periods of poor form at AFL and SANFL level. We decided to stuff him around despite showing more AFL level traits than many other players we persisted with
 

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