Player Watch Finlay Macrae

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rand corp

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Oct 5, 2004
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He's not quite ready at the moment and as with most kids, their best and worst footy is poles apart and their isn't much in between. Both he and we will benefit enormously from these games he is getting and next season should see him start to really arrive.
 

domus

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His fumbling and double grabbing has been diabolical the past 2 weeks but I think he will settle and make it.
 

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JB1975

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Fitness isn't quite there, and true enough he was fumbly today.

He hardly became stronger as the game wore on, but he inserted himself into a couple of plays in the second half, didn't drop his bundle mentally even though he was physically shot.

Back to the VFL for a while, let him play with more command later in the season.
 

surfer1

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Aug 8, 2006
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Fitness isn't quite there, and true enough he was fumbly today.

He hardly became stronger as the game wore on, but he inserted himself into a couple of plays in the second half, didn't drop his bundle mentally even though he was physically shot.

Back to the VFL for a while, let him play with more command later in the season.
Who replaces him. The cupboard is bare. Rather replace non performing senior players.
 

Lockyer24

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only 62% game time...

Give him a rest. Rotate him out, bring Rantall back in

This is how we should introduce all the young players... 2-5 game blocks... depending on how well they hold up

Rotate them out, bring another one in
He was cooked in the last quarter. His fitness must be a long way off it.
 

PonsfordMagpie

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Oct 3, 2013
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Think Fin needs a stint in the Magoos. I think he has a bright future ahead of him, but fitness and stamina will need to be a point of focus going forward.

Very young, but the upside is there.
 

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Spuddd

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Oct 3, 2011
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Hey?

He was involved just dropped a couple marks he will gobble them up in another seasons worth of experience.
Finlay will be a very good player for us in future keep him playing.
For me, I just don’t think you can teach/learn/develop intent and desire.

He hasn’t passed the eye test in those regards for me.

Not sure what Jack was like at a similar age, but he looks soft.

I hope I’m wrong.
 

Jelly Bean

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I don't know about soft, but certainly had a fumbly game.

I don't see any benefit in dropping him down for the game against North though - keep him in and let him continue to find his feet.
 

Mkcaptain

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After the Eagles game I was convinced we needed to give him a large block of games. But I'm surprised at how he's appeared to have lost confidence since that match. I wouldn't complain if he gets a chance to build it back up in the VFL this week.
 

Spuddd

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Tough guy calling a kid weak as piss.
Theres a difference between being a 'tough guy' and realistic.

Why mince your words?

Should have I said:

"He's got potential clearly as he is playing AFL, however he hasnt got the body type as evidenced by the less than a tackle a game average thus far. 100% loss rate in contested situations and not a single contested mark yet shows he has a long way to go when it comes to his attack on the ball as well as on his opponent.

Will need a spell in the twos for some time to gain confidence and a big summer in the weight room to bulk up. Playing only 65% of game time yesterday shows he also needs to build a tank.

Big offseason coming for Fin, will show weather he's up to the grade or not in 2022"
 

Leviathan Pie

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I’m not sold on him.

Frail and weak, lacks courage.

not sure he will grow into the player we expect...
Frail and weak is a bit stiff, as an 18yr old after 3 games.

Having said that, I would expect he does go back to the VFL next week in order to get his hands on the pill and build some confidence.
 

Rorzza

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The reality is CFC's midfield is in disarray and that's Buckley's fault....Bucks changes his mind on a weekly basis, who he is going to back through the middle.

Personally, I would like to see the club back the midfielders that CFC have been developing for a number of years already now, Daicos, Sier, C and T Brown, Rantell and Bianco.

As for the new flock of magpies coming through, I am very excited about their potential but most will need time in the VFL before they will seriously contend for AFL spots.
 

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