Final list spot - who gets it?

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Jimmae

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Worth a look in the real stuff at some stage.
Can't hurt. Has the tank. Does he have aggression? Could do with someone who plays the pill on its merits.
Physically, he looks a year away from it. Not sure how much longer we'll persist if he doesn't want to get his conditioning right for football and tidy up his kicking.

Still built a bit like a 5-10k track runner.
 

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Seems a fait accompli if he's the only player still training with us.

Not overly excited, but I probably wouldn't be whichever way we go, and it makes sense we go with a tall given the question marks over a few of the other tall players on the list.

Good luck to him if he gets the spot. Hope he has a red hot crack at things if given the opportunity.
 

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Positives are that he just turned 23 the end of last year, so in the right age bracket. Came from a highly professional environment at Tiggs. Looks like he may have a bit of mongrel in him....I think.

Doesn't look a complete spud if you check out his highlights package in the junior ranks....didn't get a decent shot at it at Tiggs, so really no idea what to expect.


Possibly the thinking by the club is to bring coverage for Chuck rather than Kemp....then at mid season, if Chuck doesn't come up and is placed on the LTI or SEI, we can look at a project player in the mid season draft who may have been tearing it up at state league during the first half of 2020.
 

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Waste of a temporary list spot
FTFY.

Don't get why people are so emotional about this.

Kemp is injured. Charlie is injured. We get to pick up a delisted/state league/undrafted player at pretty much no cost.

List is already full of talented youth who we need to be developing. Forward stocks are injury affected. 23yo, athletic, tall-ish forward to bolster the bottom of the depth stocks is a natural conclusion.

Allows us to retain a forward presence if Curnow and McKay are missing, Levi and Gov are playing seniors...and TDK maybe gets a look-in at senior level.
 

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Don't get why people are so emotional about this.

Kemp is injured. Charlie is injured. We get to pick up a delisted/state league/undrafted player at pretty much no cost.

List is already full of talented youth who we need to be developing. Forward stocks are injury affected. 23yo, athletic, tall-ish forward to bolster the bottom of the depth stocks is a natural conclusion.

Allows us to retain a forward presence if Curnow and McKay are missing, Levi and Gov are playing seniors...and TDK maybe gets a look-in at senior level.
Which is true but to a point.
Every opportunity that presents has to be considered seriously and executed properly.

e.g. Last years mid-year draft.
We have the first pick in that draft and are the only club that has quit that player.....and we finished third last.
 

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Which is true but to a point.
Every opportunity that presents has to be considered seriously and executed properly.

e.g. Last years mid-year draft.
We have the first pick in that draft and are the only club that has quit that player.....and we finished third last.
Which - in context - was because we were up against the wall and looked for "immediate impact"...which we got, given the player we selected played more games than anyone else taken in the mid season draft.

In hindsight, given we finished low anyway maybe we should have taken Dunkley, or rolled the dice on Pickett knowing he'd miss 2 months. But at the time, it's perfectly understandable how the club would make the decision to draft a known quantity who could step into a mid/fwd supporting role at senior level.

Again - given the context right now, Moore (or, subtract the name, a delisted 23yo versatile forward with a >1 goal per game average at VFL level) makes sense. More sense than another kid who will probably languish behind all the first round draftees we've been stockpiling. The VFL side needs to improve for our development program, and that doesn't happen if we keep forcing them to play 10 teenagers every week.
 

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Again - given the context right now, Moore (or, subtract the name, a delisted 23yo versatile forward with a >1 goal per game average at VFL level) makes sense. More sense than another kid who will probably languish behind all the first round draftees we've been stockpiling. The VFL side needs to improve for our development program, and that doesn't happen if we keep forcing them to play 10 teenagers every week.
.....and badly.

On profile alone, Moore makes for the best fit even if only for our VFL side.
We don't need more HBF's, MOR midfielders etc.

Put if forward here earlier, I would have liked for us to have taken a chance by identifying a small forward and put him under the tutelage of Betts.
It's all too late for that now, but we may look back and find an opportunity missed.
 

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.....and badly.

On profile alone, Moore makes for the best fit even if only for our VFL side.
We don't need more HBF's, MOR midfielders etc.

Put if forward here earlier, I would have liked for us to have taken a chance by identifying a small forward and put him under the tutelage of Betts.
It's all too late for that now, but we may look back and find an opportunity missed.
Or we may have already done so with Honey and Phillips?

And there's still the mid season draft ahead of us, and a better than even chance that someone on the list cops a significant injury by that stage. Could even see one of these cheeky "encouraged" retirements by mid season.
 

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Or we may have already done so with Honey and Phillips?

And there's still the mid season draft ahead of us, and a better than even chance that someone on the list cops a significant injury by that stage. Could even see one of these cheeky "encouraged" retirements by mid season.
Maybe, but they're not exactly elusive, crumbing types. Maybe they don't have to be. I don't know.
Happy for Betts to be at the club this year, but there may not be another year...on the field at least.

Anyway, if it is Moore, then so be it as he does fit a profile need, given the state of our injured forwards.
 

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Have a look at Moore's second goal for why we'd want to sign him.
Shows great speed in kicking that goal and his first goal shows he is a good mark overhead.
Also, nice tap down that resulted in Owies' goal.
 

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Shows great speed in kicking that goal and his first goal shows he is a good mark overhead.
Also, nice tap down that resulted in Owies' goal.
The 2nd goal shows what he can do - be a tall HFF with pace.
First goal came from poor defending where his man got lost and allowed him to mark just about uncontested. He won't get that luxury in the AFL

He is not going to give us a target up forward.
 

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The 2nd goal shows what he can do - be a tall HFF with pace.
First goal came from poor defending where his man got lost and allowed him to mark just about uncontested. He won't get that luxury in the AFL

He is not going to give us a target up forward.
Because he probably won't be playing in the AFL ;)

Depth.
 
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