AFL Player #??: Garrett McDonagh - 8 years waiting to be drafted is over

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Lore

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I was thinking he might be another pacy defender similar to Hind, but then noticed in his bio that weakness is speed, unless that is a bio from years ago?

I guess we'll find out what sort of player he is in the new year... best of luck and welcome Garrett!! :thumbsu:
The other kid we got (Alastair Lord) is the pacy one that Shifter compared to Adam Saad (he's been comparing everyone to All Australians so don't read too much into that...)
 

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10571z

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I wonder why they didn't rookie? Maybe they got inside word that Richmond were going to pick him?
Can you play round 1 if your are a rookie if there is no list spot available?

Im not sure what your small back stocks are like but he is ready to go. Elite ball user and a super tank. They may see him as a missing role player who will play early next season?
 

Nifft

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Can you play round 1 if your are a rookie if there is no list spot available?

Im not sure what your small back stocks are like but he is ready to go. Elite ball user and a super tank. They may see him as a missing role player who will play early next season?
I think you can play if you're a rookie, could be wrong though. I'm guessing it'd take an injury to play him though as we bought in Kelly, so I'm not sure who else would be squeezed out of defence.
 

owen87

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The other kid we got (Alastair Lord) is the pacy one that Shifter compared to Adam Saad (he's been comparing everyone to All Australians so don't read too much into that...)
Which All Australian was Lord compared to…? 😉
 

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cobra land

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I've watched Garrett play since his u18's days at Northern Knights then onto the VFL at Northern Blues & Coburg then back to his junior club West Preston in the NFL and most recently Richmond VFL.
He is a prodigious left foot kick, is a real dasher who breaks the lines and can kick the ball 60+m with ease.
If I say who he reminds me off I'd say he plays alot like Daniel Rich at Brisbane.
 

greysong

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Pick the right 18yo at #50 and you can get a 150+ gamer. Was hoping we'd go that route. Nevertheless, let's see what Garrett can bring.
 

owen87

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Given his age I can only assume that Truck has a clear role in-mind that he could fill straight away if required.
 

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