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I suffered my way through the Freo v Crows game and thought Pearce played well enough and think he's got potential. Following that I'd noticed random media about Pearce being a potential AA this year which I was frankly shocked about. He's good but is he at AA level? I'm not quite sure from the few games I've seen this year. I thought pound for pound he'd be on Josh Walkers level , but was surprised to see the stats.

Walker has him covered in everything from marks, disposals and efficiency. Given they're both intercepting defenders, I was surprised walker was that far in front. I checked 1%ers and Pearce averages 5 and Walker sits at 4.

I'm not saying Walker is AA, but I certainly can't see how Pearce is AA based off what I've seen on field and in the stats. Interesting comparison at the very least.

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I suffered my way through the Freo v Crows game and thought Pearce played well enough and think he's got potential. Following that I'd noticed random media about Pearce being a potential AA this year which I was frankly shocked about. He's good but is he at AA level? I'm not quite sure from the few games I've seen this year. I thought pound for pound he'd be on Josh Walkers level , but was surprised to see the stats.

Walker has him covered in everything from marks, disposals and efficiency. Given they're both intercepting defenders, I was surprised walker was that far in front. I checked 1%ers and Pearce averages 5 and Walker sits at 4.

I'm not saying Walker is AA, but I certainly can't see how Pearce is AA based off what I've seen on field and in the stats. Interesting comparison at the very least.

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Perhaps it is telling that there probably hasn't been quite as much talk about AA for Pearce over here. He has certainly had a couple of very impressive games, and his recovery from a serious leg injury has been impressive, but having watched fair bit of him this year I wouldn't have in AA calculations at this stage personally
 

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I suffered my way through the Freo v Crows game and thought Pearce played well enough and think he's got potential. Following that I'd noticed random media about Pearce being a potential AA this year which I was frankly shocked about. He's good but is he at AA level? I'm not quite sure from the few games I've seen this year. I thought pound for pound he'd be on Josh Walkers level , but was surprised to see the stats.

Walker has him covered in everything from marks, disposals and efficiency. Given they're both intercepting defenders, I was surprised walker was that far in front. I checked 1%ers and Pearce averages 5 and Walker sits at 4.

I'm not saying Walker is AA, but I certainly can't see how Pearce is AA based off what I've seen on field and in the stats. Interesting comparison at the very least.

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I really don’t think they look at those stats for AA selection.

Pearce is a lock down defender. Walker doesn’t take the oppositions number 1 key forward. Pearce is a gun key back.
 

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I really don’t think they look at those stats for AA selection.

Pearce is a lock down defender. Walker doesn’t take the oppositions number 1 key forward. Pearce is a gun key back.
I think Pearce is a good player, don't get me wrong. But AA level? I think not. That's based off of two games mind you but I'm not sure he's at that level yet.
 

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I think there are far worse performed players being talked up for key back spots than Pearce.

Cough Darcy Moore Cough Liam Jones/Weitering.
 

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I think there are far worse performed players being talked up for key back spots than Pearce.

Cough Darcy Moore Cough Liam Jones/Weitering.
Love him or hate him Darcy Moore down back has been some kinda move for Collingwood. He has been plenty serviceable and I beleive he will go on to be an awesome defender.
 

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Yer, from my viewing of Darcy Moore he has been exceptional down back for the Pies.

Edit- Got me thinking so I started a thread/poll on the Polls board, Andrews v Moore, it'll be interesting to see how it turns out. Get over there and vote for Harris:D, I'll have more interest in this poll than the one on the 15th.
 
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Might need to also assess the hidden stat of goals conceded. We have conceded some bigger scores than Freo this year I think. At the same time Walker has been awesome and should be getting more recognition than he has been
 

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Yer, from my viewing of Darcy Moore he has been exceptional down back for the Pies.

Edit- Got me thinking so I started a thread/poll on the Polls board, Andrews v Moore, it'll be interesting to see how it turns out. Get over there and vote for Harris:D, I'll have more interest in this poll than the one on the 15th.
He's been good, but he's had 6 weeks of Aaron Naughton praise.
 

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He's been good, but he's had 6 weeks of Aaron Naughton praise.
Tbh I'm probably still just mad that Harris' miles better season last year despite being seriously injured and in a bottom 6 side still led to some questioning whether he even deserved an AA squad spot.
 
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Speaking of Simon Black

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/...n/news-story/32b3fe0f9c507019bb9ebd8da3cb9782

Brisbane champ Simon Black should be a walk-up inclusion for the Hall of Fame, writes @Robbo_heraldsun

Simon Black should be a walk-up inclusion for the Hall of Fame, writes Mark Robinson
Mark Robinson, Herald Sun
May 10, 2019 7:39pm

When Simon Black was 25, he might’ve been the most decorated 25-year-old player of all time.

The majestic Brisbane Lions ball-winner had won a Brownlow Medal, a Norm Smith Medal, three All-Australians, two club best and fairests and was a member of three premierships.

It was a rolled gold resume.

He finished with 322 games over 16 seasons and is arguably Brisbane’s second-greatest player behind Michael Voss.

It’s widely accepted Voss is No.1. So Vossy, who would be No.2?

“I don't know,” he said with laugh.

“Blacky’s a ripper bloke, you couldn’t meet a more humble person. He shied the limelight, just got his job done, was close to our hardest worker.

“I find it difficult to rank them because it's like ranking your kids.

“But when you have a playing profile like Blacky has, he's in the conversation of our best five ever.

“You’ve got Jonathan Brown, Nigel Lappin, there's four straight away you could throw a blanket over. And ‘Aker’ would be up there, absolutely.”

The one accolade remaining for Black is the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

That surely will be added to his list of achievements when the Hall of Fame dinner is held on June 4.

This year, up to eight players, coaches, administrators, umpires and media representatives will be inducted.

There will be no Legend.

The debate about the next legend will be held about this time next year.
 

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