Toast Hutchings

lewigie

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 10, 2008
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Bunbury
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He's always been a tagger/defensive player, I don't understand why we even bothered trying him in another role as he's not THAT great at anything else
 

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Eaglemaniac

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 11, 2013
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He's always been a tagger/defensive player, I don't understand why we even bothered trying him in another role as he's not THAT great at anything else
When he first came in to replace Priddis he was top 10 in the afl for possesions, pressure acts and tackles. Since he's been in when Priddis has been in he's been shafted to HFF, hes struggled to play the role. Tagging is something hes very good at but i'd prefer him and Redden and Mitchell to rotate through the main mid role that Priddis plays at present..
 

avishka5

150 game legend.
Sep 1, 2014
21,683
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Perth SOR
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Should be our permanent tagger. Needs to work on his offensive game as tagger as the modern tagger finds the pill a bit. Won't expect him to improve it this year but expect him to work over the summer.
 

Underdog

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 30, 2005
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Perth
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Swan Districts
Still fringe for mine. Drifts in and out based on matchup and form. He's having a purple patch where he's worthwhile. When his form dips, he offers little value.
 

Eaglemaniac

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 11, 2013
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Still fringe for mine. Drifts in and out based on matchup and form. He's having a purple patch where he's worthwhile. When his form dips, he offers little value.
Its only coz he gets switched from one job to the other, even during a game. I saw an interview a little while ago with him where they asked him about his role and he said that Simmo often asks him to switch between tagging and doing other things during the game.
 

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frenchconnection

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 16, 2009
5,881
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He's always been a tagger/defensive player, I don't understand why we even bothered trying him in another role as he's not THAT great at anything else
Was a wasted pick today. Difficult to comprehend the MC's thinking! Simmo was asleep at the wheel today in how he used him, particularly with the Crouch brothers causing havoc.
 

RookiePick

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Aug 13, 2014
13,812
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I thought Hutch had a good game today, and from memory his kicking was good. Not sure why people would complain about him
today.
I thought his decision making was pretty slow but he pretty much played the percentages and it didn't cost us. A solid, if unremarkable return to the top level.
 

dogswamp

Draftee
Aug 17, 2009
15
13
subiaco
AFL Club
West Coast
I thought his decision making was pretty slow but he pretty much played the percentages and it didn't cost us. A solid, if unremarkable return to the top level.
Totally agree, he didnt hurt us with his poor disposal, but he does take a long time to decide to kick it. He is great at long distance running (slow and steady) and filling space and the best tagger. He also knows he is a bad kick, which is why he often uses up his allotted time to kick those slow up in the air ones, or puts those measured sideways/backwards kicks to better players, has got his kicking effeciency up from 50% to 59% this year, but thats still a heap of turn overs :huh:. He is a good kick for goal though, so maybe when not under pressure he can kick accurately :think:.

I think he mostly covers the Masten role, but his main reason for selection is so we can switch him into a tagger, if someone gets off the chain. Suspect he'll be used to tag Houli next week, let Yeo go head to head with Dusty.
 

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