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Analysis Hine Picking too Many of the Same Type

Frank Gallagher

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is it Hine picking the midfielder type players on draft day or is it the coaching staff requesting them?
Hine answers to the list manager iirc, but at the end of the day Buckley calls the shots on 'types', I reckon that's how it plays out with prime picks anyway, they probably let Hine go best available on crappy picks.
 

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great post, nailed it, Hine too busy picking midfielders who are one paced, we could have picked up a KPD in the mid season draft but once again he couldn't help himself and picked another midfielder
It's an illusion. It's just that Pendles and Sidebottom are such significant players and we got lucky with the Phillips pick that it appears this way. Over the last 5 years, before Beams, which we couldn't resist, (it appears stupidly), all of our first and second round picks other than Aish have been used on pace or height either in the draft or through trade. Most of our later picks have been too.

2013 Traded in Jesse White. Drafted Freeman, Jono Marsh, Shaz, Langdon,
2014 Drafted Degoey Moore Maynard Goodyear Abbott
2015 Traded in Treloar, drafted Sier
2016 Added Wells, Dunn and WHE. Drafted McLarty, Kirby, Callum Brown, Mitch Macarthy, Schade, re-added Keeffe
2017 Traded in Sam Murray. Drafted Stephenson, Tyler Brown, Mihocek
2018 Traded in Roughhead. Drafted Quaynor, Kelly, Atu.
2019 Noble

Plus we've trialled a heap of Cat B talls. I personally think this is a dead end as reading the ball flight is the most important skill a tall can have and I think it's acquired through playing a heap of footy. I reckon if they're serious about going this way, these guys should be doing an additional session of kick to kick each day to make up for all the lunchtime hours that their peers did throughout high school - I'd include Grundy in these sessions too - as reading the ball flight is the one aspect of the game he needs to work on.

We've actually steered clear of proper inside mids and I think it's left a bit of a hole there.
 
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With a clean injury slate our list balance is fine IMO, just got too many injured or out of form.
The problem with our list is that at this time next year, the same players are likely to be suffering the same injuries, and the out of form players now may become the delisted or list clogging players of the future. But if you are happy to have half the squad missing post mid season, and are willing to overlook the chronics and the cloggers, by all means compliment the quality of the list.
 

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The problem with our list is that at this time next year, the same players are likely to be suffering the same injuries, and the out of form players now may become the delisted or list clogging players of the future. But if you are happy to have half the squad missing post mid season, and are willing to overlook the chronics and the cloggers, by all means compliment the quality of the list.
Don't get me started man, we should've cut ties with Reid when his last contract was up, to me it was a no brainer, we gave him a 3 year extension iirc lol.

We should've moved Moore on last year as well, Swans were into him big-time apparently, he had pretty good currency too, I reckon moore is an outstanding prospect but if he's having major hammy issues at his age it's unlikely to get better as he ages, I would've cut him loose.
 

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Stevo the year before...
Personally I think Stack is better based on their respective first year(s) of football, but they'll both be very good.

Right now (and in direct comparison to Stack's year to date) Stevo tended to get a bit lost when he was playing further up the ground last year, but together with DeGoey we've got probably two of the most dangerous forward line match-ups in the competition and probably two of the better midfielders in the competition if you look a few years ahead.

Stack on the other hand has shown a degree of maturity, toughness and ability to have an impact down back, in the middle and, more recently, up forward in his first season which sets him apart - he'll be stiff to lose the rising star to Walsh but he'd be a worthy winner in any other year.
 
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We fell into the trap of picking top ups instead of best young kid. We could be in for a long time being on the bottom rebuilding because we have little top end talent coming through.
Beams, Dunn and Roughy are the only ones who fit the description of top ups and Dunn and Roughy were godsends.
 

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Personally I think Stack is better based on their respective first year(s) of football, but they'll both be very good.

Right now (and in direct comparison to Stack's year to date) Stevo tended to get a bit lost when he was playing further up the ground last year, but together with DeGoey we've got probably two of the most dangerous forward line match-ups in the competition and probably two of the better midfielders in the competition if you look a few years ahead.

Stack on the other hand has shown a degree of maturity, toughness and ability to have an impact down back, in the middle and, more recently, up forward in his first season which sets him apart - he'll be stiff to lose the rising star to Walsh but he'd be a worthy winner in any other year.
I guess that main counterpoint was more towards nahnah's....observation.

Racism - the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.

It doesn't matter if your Indigenous, or Australian or from Pluto. Talent is talent.
 

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I guess that main counterpoint was more towards nahnah's....observation.

Racism - the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.

It doesn't matter if your Indigenous, or Australian or from Pluto. Talent is talent.
Or more the fact that if Varcoe and Wells retire we don't have a single indigenous player on the list largely due to the fact we have a history of passing on them.. I'm not saying we are racist as a club I'm just saying we tend to pass on the indigenous small forwards for other players and it would be nice to have a few small forwards that can crumb outside of Stevo
 

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Send the memo to our recruiters to focus on race rather than talent for our picks...
Are you suggesting they arent as talented? Rioli x 2, Stack, Cameron (WCE), Ryan, B.Hill.

You know damn well the indigenous boys have highly desired attributes, pace, agility, class, xfactor, chasing/tackling, roving timing and goal sense.

Hine tends to opt for endurance battler types mid to late draft instead of higher talent ceilings but more work rate needed to built types.
 

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Don’t think that is fair. Last year we drafted Stephenson who is fast, traded for Murray who’s a pacey half back. This year we drafted a pacey half back in Quaynor and young KPP in Kelly.

Could we have used another mature age defender? Sure. But he’s not picking purely one paced mids all the time
Stevo is a jet but that shouldn't of precluded us from taking more indigenous small fwds with rookie or late picks over the last decade. Hine likes his hardworking grunt types after a certain point in the draft. Kirby is really the only one who comes close but even he was closer to a medium sized who got a lot of goals from lead and mark play.
 

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Lack of KPP depth is the recurring issue for mine throughout 2018 -2019. An example of that is Keeffe. Could of kept him for next to nothing and he probably would have been happy playing VFL 90% of the time - but offloaded him.

Would've been great to have him out there today. Likewise Finlayson had we taken the punt on him when he was available.

I suggested names like Casbolt, L Jones and Rowe as cheap pickups at the end of last year and was laughed at. Rowe was picked up as depth for St Kilda, Jones has been solid and Casboult has performed at both ends of the ground in 2019...

Casboult would probably have gotten a game at times over Cox this year. Or covered down back so Roughead played ruck forward.

Our repeated lack of KPP depth just comes down to poor list management.
Both are issues imo Whiskey.
 

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How many players were better than Stevo last year. - can’t pick best player every draft.
C'mon on now Spinny, how many indigenous small forwards who are natural crumbers with evasiveness and timing as well as goal nous have we recruited under Hine?

It's almost more shallow than his last decades first round KPP list, which is bupkis outside Moore.
 

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Don't really care if the talent is indigenous or not. Eddie Betts or Steven Milne (the player and not the personality) would be nice.
Yes but many more Eddie betts types in the indigenous community then there are Milnes/didaks out there. Its like the reverse situation of KPP.

They have a natural skill set that gravitates to that role (excelling at the role in fact) and not in a negative way before some knob jockey confuses observational facts with casual racism.
 

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Yes but many more Eddie betts types in the indigenous community then there are Milnes/didaks out there. Its like the reverse situation of KPP.

They have a natural skill set that gravitates to that role (excelling at the role in fact) and not in a negative way before some knob jockey confuses observational facts with casual racism.
Balance, change of direction and spacial awareness do appear to be off the charts in many indigenous footballers. Equates to elusiveness and the ability to find and create a bit of time. I do think Callum is up there in those attributes.
 

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I guess that main counterpoint was more towards nahnah's....observation.

Racism - the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.

It doesn't matter if your Indigenous, or Australian or from Pluto. Talent is talent.
Key word there is ALL. No one has made a sweeping statement that all indigenous share the same talent or athletic profile BUT they do have high numbers of people who have similar athletic traits and a natural ability to learn kicking art with aplomb.

Just like not all Africans can run like Bolt but how many 100m finals have other races in them bugger all mostly made up of african descent runners.

The physical make up from 1 race to another is slightly different that is why we get generalisations, both positive and negative about each race. Like Africans and Pacific Islanders, have on average, more white twitch muscle fibres lending to better explosiveness and sport that suit it.
Caucasian people on average have more slow and neutral muscle fibres lending to long distance and endurance.
Now this doesn't mean that there aren't people of each race that have high white twitch Caucasians or low twitch Africans but rather they on average don't.

Thats not racism.

A racist comment is ALL indigenous go walk about in games, or all White men cant jump.
 
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Are you suggesting they arent as talented? Rioli x 2, Stack, Cameron (WCE), Ryan, B.Hill.

You know damn well the indigenous boys have highly desired attributes, pace, agility, class, xfactor, chasing/tackling, roving timing and goal sense.

Hine tends to opt for endurance battler types mid to late draft instead of higher talent ceilings but more work rate needed to built types.
Yes, by saying I think recruiters should prioritize talent over skin color I'm clearly saying that aboriginal kids are less talented than white kids.

We've picked guys like Daicos Abbott and Kirby late in drafts in the past few years, all of them being high risk high ceiling types. Clearly improved footskills in the midfield is something we could aim for this year
 

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Yes, by saying I think recruiters should prioritize talent over skin color I'm clearly saying that aboriginal kids are less talented than white kids.

We've picked guys like Daicos Abbott and Kirby late in drafts in the past few years, all of them being high risk high ceiling types. Clearly improved footskills in the midfield is something we could aim for this year
What you said was like der no shit sherlock thanks for playing captain ******* obvious type of statement that really didn't add anything to the discussion. My quip back at you was a satirical response to it.
Why bother saying something so inane and obvious, there is a dearth of that type in the team and on the list. Indigenous small forwards are usually found in every draft (this is why people are looking for increased recruiting here as they are accessible and add hi xfactor).
Hine has overlooked many indigenous talents over many years (Kayle Kirby was a predominantly lead and mark type not a traditional crumbing type he only did that occasionally), Abott again was more HFF and HBF then a small crumbing type.
 

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Or more the fact that if Varcoe and Wells retire we don't have a single indigenous player on the list largely due to the fact we have a history of passing on them.. I'm not saying we are racist as a club I'm just saying we tend to pass on the indigenous small forwards for other players and it would be nice to have a few small forwards that can crumb outside of Stevo
Stevos crumbing isn't a typical of how he gets his bread and butter goals either, he's typically a lead and mark type (whether at the ball carrier or back to goals) who has the ability for the odd crumb.

When people talk crumbers they are talking specialist at the role like Leon Davis, Stephen Milne, Eddie Betts etc. not just about roving packs but the ability to create something from nothing in congestion, spot players others wouldn't and have the skill/ability to nail them inside the f50 arc.


Man I miss Leon.
This is the shit we are talking about!
 

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