Opposition Camp Delusional Pearlers IV

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Can you nominate yourself? I got a good feeling about this year. I think the bombers are going to have a barnstorming year. There might be some stuttering in the first half of the year but "bookmark this" I reckon we'll go close to undefeated in the second half of the yea and win the flag.
 

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Best 22 player the last 2 years for a top 4 side, not the worst claim out there.
So what if the team is good, average players get into good sides all the time. Chris Masten played all bar 1 game this year for the premiers, you don't see Eagles fans proclaiming he's better. Levi Greenwood played most games for Collingwood when he was fit, is he better than Parish? Parish is a far superior player to McIntosh.
 
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Kamdyn McIntosh>Darcy Parish
My Boy is 3 and a bit years younger, still growing and with way more scope for improvement. His stats are also superior and thats without getting out of 2nd gear. He has more footy smarts as well. McIntosh i actually dont mind because he plays his role which is big bodied utility, filling gaps. If the tigers lost cotchin would the tigers replace him in the guts with Parish or McIntosh?
 

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My Boy is 3 and a bit years younger, still growing and with way more scope for improvement. His stats are also superior and thats without getting out of 2nd gear. He has more footy smarts as well. McIntosh i actually dont mind because he plays his role which is big bodied utility, filling gaps. If the tigers lost cotchin would the tigers replace him in the guts with Parish or McIntosh?
McIntosh is an okay player. However Parish is undoubtedly better.
 
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McIntosh is an okay player. However Parish is undoubtedly better.
Don't reckon it's delusional to suggest any of Mcintosh, Greenwood or Masten are at least equal to Darcy at this stage of his career. No doubt in my mind he has the potential to be far better than all of them but at the moment I feel he's stagnated and believe it's reasonable to say he's only a C grader at this stage. That being said, if we offered him in a trade for any of them I think they'd take it in a heartbeat
 
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Don't reckon it's delusional to suggest any of Mcintosh, Greenwood or Masten are at least equal to Darcy at this stage of his career. No doubt in my mind he has the potential to be far better than all of them but at the moment I feel he's stagnated and believe it's reasonable to say he's only a C grader at this stage. That being said, if we offered him in a trade for any of them I think they'd take it in a heartbeat
Can you please explain the criteria for an A,B and C grader? What grade does it go to in the AFL?
 

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Can you please explain the criteria for an A,B and C grader? What grade does it go to in the AFL?
I'd say it's like school; a C-grader would be an 'average' AFL player, the kind of guy that's able to contribute each week but isn't a star.

A would be your AA level guys, with a small handful (think Gawn, Dangerfield, Franklin, Rance*) representing the absolute Elite.
B would be the Zaharakis type guys, they're good but not regular match-winners or best in their position.
C is average, ideally the 18-22 in your team each week.
D you'd hope are your depth players.
E are below average contributors, likely to be delisted, or unproven draftees.
F are your de-listees.
 

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I'd say it's like school; a C-grader would be an 'average' AFL player, the kind of guy that's able to contribute each week but isn't a star.

A would be your AA level guys, with a small handful (think Gawn, Dangerfield, Franklin, Rance*) representing the absolute Elite.
B would be the Zaharakis type guys, they're good but not regular match-winners or best in their position.
C is average, ideally the 18-22 in your team each week.
D you'd hope are your depth players.
E are below average contributors, likely to be delisted, or unproven draftees.
F are your de-listees.
Ok fair enough, going off that criteria Parish is a C grader looking to push into B grade this year. He still has greenwood, McIntosh and masten covered.
 

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Ok fair enough, going off that criteria Parish is a C grader looking to push into B grade this year. He still has greenwood, McIntosh and masten covered.
I'd agree on Parish, think he's got plenty of upside given he's a natural midfielder that has been played out of position and is still young.
 

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