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kerr87

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Thankfully Harry Edwards is ready to jump straight in to cover Barrass (form) and McGov (injury) when needed.

Brander and Allen also able to plus the gap.

Embarrassment of riches we have with our talls.

Need to find more gun mids and attacking runners.
 

Wild Kelly

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Thankfully Harry Edwards is ready to jump straight in to cover Barrass (form) and McGov (injury) when needed.

Brander and Allen also able to plus the gap.

Embarrassment of riches we have with our talls.

Need to find more gun mids and attacking runners.
While Edwards srtarted well last year injury set him back and when he came back he was nowhere near the form he was in previously. He needs to build up his size and strength then get some form back before being considered as "being ready to jump straight in to cover Barrass." He is a very good prospect but not AFL ready yet.
 

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TOA.

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Didn’t see it mentioned in the article but I’m pretty sure it was reference in the offical eagles podcasts that Barrass was playing with a badly injured hand or finger (tendon?) and that really affected him and his confidence

Appreciate that when you run out you are fully fit but I think there were reasons for it
 

bombard

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One of the great predictors, for mine, of a genuinely winning team is pressure from underneath. We had a few lads this year - Barrass included - who really never had any prospect of being dropped even if their form went to shit. That underscored the kinda-sorta-lack-of-hunger that comes from winning a flag.

Side note, here's a theory for you to disagree with: the guy or guys who party/parties the hardest during the flag celebrations is the guy who does the least the next year. I reckon you could have had Lycett/Vardy/Barrass in our top five for blokes who enjoyed 2018 just a little too much, based on the celebrations.

2006, Embley and Hunter were my personal candidates.
 

PremiershipNo4

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One of the great predictors, for mine, of a genuinely winning team is pressure from underneath. We had a few lads this year - Barrass included - who really never had any prospect of being dropped even if their form went to shit. That underscored the kinda-sorta-lack-of-hunger that comes from winning a flag.

Side note, here's a theory for you to disagree with: the guy or guys who party/parties the hardest during the flag celebrations is the guy who does the least the next year. I reckon you could have had Lycett/Vardy/Barrass in our top five for blokes who enjoyed 2018 just a little too much, based on the celebrations.

2006, Embley and Hunter were my personal candidates.
I think you'll find it was B.Cousins that might have partied the hardest from 2006.
 

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