Toast Fremantle's 1st Pick: Darcy Tucker

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Tonga Bob

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The slugos were impressive and I reckon you're on the money.

More concerning is the music. Sounds like a wedding video with the groomsmen doing their pre-wedding day stuff. My sister got married the other day and without the car talk on the way to beach and Barlow's sluggers it could have been cut into their wedding vid without being noticeable.
Jeez, Tony Barlow's have let their standards slip haven't they?
 

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Has almost already proved himself as the biggest bargain from the 2015 draft. Unbelievable that we could pick up a talent as good as Tucker at pick 27. I'm also still amazed at how well he did in that first NAB game, and he's backed it up in the last 2 rounds of WAFL as well. Hopefully he plays again today, dominates, and gets his AFL debut in the coming weeks...

Basic Stats (NAB)
Game 1 - 21 disposals (15 kicks), 66.7% DE, 8 marks, 3 tackles, 3 r50s, 1 i50, 0 goals, 62%TOG

Basic Stats (WAFL)
Rd 1 - 10 disposals (6 kicks), 4 marks, 0 tackles, 0 i50s, 0 goals
Rd 2 - 22 disposals (11 kicks), 6 marks, 4 tackles, 3 i50s, 0 goals
Rd 3 - 21 disposals (13 kicks), 7 marks, 2 tackles, 3 i50s, 2 goals

Coaches Comments (WAFL)
Rd 1 - Had a fair game across halfback where he finished with 10 disposals.
Rd 2 - Played a solid game on the wing. His kicking was very good going forward and worked very hard after a quiet game last week.
Rd 3 - Played on the wing all game and used his left foot effectively, hitting up targets and then kicking two goals himself when he pushed forward. Finished the game with 21 touches.

I'm still not sure what his weaknesses are. Other than a bit of inconsistency he seems to be pretty good at everything:
  • Outside Game - he knows how to rack up disposals, run and carry with pace and poise, and in most cases deliver effectively by foot.
  • Interceptor - another good play reader, he puts himself in good positions to intercept.
  • Pressure - he works hard in both directions and knows how to apply a tackle.
  • Flexibility - he can play off half back, on a wing or could even pinch hit in the middle at some point in the future with his already strong body.
  • Athletic - he has elite endurance and agility.
The main reason I like Tucker in our team is it gives us another left footer that can provide that run off half back, classy delivery inside 50, and can work with and rotate through on the wing with Hill. I do like what guys like Weller and Langdon bring but I think Tucker has the potential to be our best recruit since Fyfe.
 

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Has almost already proved himself as the biggest bargain from the 2015 draft. Unbelievable that we could pick up a talent as good as Tucker at pick 27. I'm also still amazed at how well he did in that first NAB game, and he's backed it up in the last 2 rounds of WAFL as well. Hopefully he plays again today, dominates, and gets his AFL debut in the coming weeks...

Basic Stats (NAB)
Game 1 - 21 disposals (15 kicks), 66.7% DE, 8 marks, 3 tackles, 3 r50s, 1 i50, 0 goals, 62%TOG

Basic Stats (WAFL)
Rd 1 - 10 disposals (6 kicks), 4 marks, 0 tackles, 0 i50s, 0 goals
Rd 2 - 22 disposals (11 kicks), 6 marks, 4 tackles, 3 i50s, 0 goals
Rd 3 - 21 disposals (13 kicks), 7 marks, 2 tackles, 3 i50s, 2 goals

Coaches Comments (WAFL)
Rd 1 - Had a fair game across halfback where he finished with 10 disposals.
Rd 2 - Played a solid game on the wing. His kicking was very good going forward and worked very hard after a quiet game last week.
Rd 3 - Played on the wing all game and used his left foot effectively, hitting up targets and then kicking two goals himself when he pushed forward. Finished the game with 21 touches.

I'm still not sure what his weaknesses are. Other than a bit of inconsistency he seems to be pretty good at everything:
  • Outside Game - he knows how to rack up disposals, run and carry with pace and poise, and in most cases deliver effectively by foot.
  • Interceptor - another good play reader, he puts himself in good positions to intercept.
  • Pressure - he works hard in both directions and knows how to apply a tackle.
  • Flexibility - he can play off half back, on a wing or could even pinch hit in the middle at some point in the future with his already strong body.
  • Athletic - he has elite endurance and agility.
The main reason I like Tucker in our team is it gives us another left footer that can provide that run off half back, classy delivery inside 50, and can work with and rotate through on the wing with Hill. I do like what guys like Weller and Langdon bring but I think Tucker has the potential to be our best recruit since Fyfe.
A bold last statement
 

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Was thinking yesterday that he has definitely lifted 10-15% on last year and is contributing a lot to the team lifting by around that amount.
A lot of people wrote him off too. Always liked what I saw. You need talented players in a good team, and he still has a bit of scope to improve too.
 
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With all of the talk of Brayshaw, Cerra, and Serong, Tucker has become a bit of the forgotten man in the middle. The more i think about it the more i hope and kind of wonder if we try him on the wing next season. He's got the tank and athleticism for it, a massive left leg, and he played some half back during his junior footy. The one glaring weakness he has in the middle is that he can go missing from time and time and that'll be less of an issue on the outside, which is clearly our biggest positional weakness on our list.
 

yakka man

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With all of the talk of Brayshaw, Cerra, and Serong, Tucker has become a bit of the forgotten man in the middle. The more i think about it the more i hope and kind of wonder if we try him on the wing next season. He's got the tank and athleticism for it, a massive left leg, and he played some half back during his junior footy. The one glaring weakness he has in the middle is that he can go missing from time and time and that'll be less of an issue on the outside, which is clearly our biggest positional weakness on our list.
Unfortunately Tucker got injured just before Brayshaw and Cerra started to lift their outputs. This would've helped feed Tucker the ball on the outside.
 

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