Confirmed Jack Newnes [Signs with Carlton as DFA]

diddley1984

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St.Kilda fans bagging an ex-player and downplaying his value...BF at it's best.
Don’t worry mate. We were bagging him long before he was an ex-player. He has been bashed on multiple saints boards (bf & non-bf) for the past 2 years.
And as for downplaying his value. He brought us no value in the end.
As for his value to Carlton, he is a worthwhile mid range mid sized utility for no trade cost, while still having the age and body to play 100 games. That’s a bargain.
 

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HereComesJuddy

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Thomas would have been a free hit too. Just seems a bit of a kick in the teeth for him.
Dale Thomas.
Nice player.
Turns 33 in June.
Would be on his last season.
Plays back pocket.
Sam Docherty to return.
We have players such as Doc, Simpson, Newman, Stocker, Williamson and other players rotating through that area and we potentially will add Jack Martin who would be use sometimes down back.
Also... thomas was a disrupter. There's been a fair bit come out of the club about Dale that many seniors and coaching staff we not happy with.

Jack Newnes.
Nice player.
27 at the start of 2020.
Plays wing (an area we could do with an extra player in whether it be in the 1sts or reserves).
Hard running mid who can go forward.
No recent injuries and looks to have 5 or so years left.
Free.

No brainer for me
 

BlueJet

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Mate if a Saints supporter had compared Newnes to Ed Curnow 6 months ago Blues fans would have had a fit. Now they're similar lol. That's Bigfooty at its finest.
The comparison to Ed Curnow was with regard to his preparation and helping drive professional standards at the club.
Running your mouth about shit that you clearly don't understand - now, that's Bigfooty at it's finest.:rolleyes:
 

lewdogs

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The comparison to Ed Curnow was with regard to his preparation and helping drive professional standards at the club.
Running your mouth about shit that you clearly don't understand - now, that's Bigfooty at it's finest.:rolleyes:
How do you know anything about his preparation and how he drives standards?
 

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St.Kilda fans bagging an ex-player and downplaying his value...BF at it's best.

Newnes..26 year old with strong leadership qualities who has played 155 games, was in the Saints leadership group for two years, and is said to be an exceptional trainer. He has been recruited to provide on & off field leadership and to play wing; a position we have been very weak in for the last ten years. He cost nothing. He is a perfect fit for us.

Mature age - tick
AFL ready - tick
Leadership qualities - tick
Paid nothing - tick

Carlton gave up nothing for him in terms of trade and draft so its an excellent result to get him to the club under those circumstances.

Time will tell whether it is a shrewd recruitment or whether he is the hack some Saints fans are calling him.
Maybe read the saints board over the last 2 years, the bagging hasn't just started now he's left. Supporters have wanted him out of our side for ages.
 

SMSBF

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Maybe read the saints board over the last 2 years, the bagging hasn't just started now he's left. Supporters have wanted him out of our side for ages.
This. The moans of mystification every week newnes was chosen in 22. We couldnt believe it. Obviously lacked wingers/crumbing forwards.

Got Hill, Jones and Butler.
;)

Whos golden now? THE SAINTERS!! GO SAINTS stick IT up EM!!

Newnes v Hill
lol cannot wait to see this.
 

Love the Drake

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This. The moans of mystification every week newnes was chosen in 22. We couldnt believe it. Obviously lacked wingers/crumbing forwards.

Got Hill, Jones and Butler.
;)

Whos golden now? THE SAINTERS!! GO SAINTS stick IT up EM!!

Newnes v Hill
lol cannot wait to see this.
This. Jones is angry and has below average disposal and decision making.

Butler is quick but has below average skills and decision making.

Hill is exceptionally talented but is a pisshead with questionable drive..

Jones, Butler and hill cost you what as far as draft picks compared to what Carlton paid for Newnes? Who’s showering in golden showers now?
 

Love the Drake

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Hill is the best two way runner in the competition. Have you ever watched him play?
Yep. Watched a lot of his games. Absolute jet who runs all day and has elite foot skills. That’s not the issue.

Did you know he was blind drunk in a bayside bar recently? Not a great start at his new club I wouldn’t think. Star recruit stuffing up off the field in his first week at his new club.

The point I was making to the Saints fans bagging Newnes was that although Newnes is not in Hills class, he is a great role model on & off the field and didn’t cost the $900k per year Hill was bragging about at the bar.
 
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Yep. Watched a lot of his games. Absolute jet who runs all day and has elite foot skills. That’s not the issue.

Have you seen him drink? Did you know he was blind drunk in a bayside bar recently?

Not a good start at his new club don’t you agree?
Which one? Hotel Brighton? Or maybe somewhere a bit more grungy, the marine?
 

RobR

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You clearly haven't watched Brad Hill play. He's at his best when his team are struggling
He'd be the opposite of a downhill skier in the context you are using the term.

Can't we go back to talking about Newnes who's a very good addition to the Carlton side?
Go on then.
 

RobR

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I think Newnes is an excellent addition to Carlton. Brings a very good work ethic and could prove to be their most astute mature age recruit of the past six years.
I can agree with you on that (for the first time) but i'm trying to work out if your being serious or not.
 

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Non St Kilda/Carlton here.

Very good pick up, and exactly what Carlton's needs right now. They have no legitimate wings and Newnes will at least fill a space that a younger players would have done only through necessity. 26, runs hard and is a dependable soldier.

I'm more grumpy about Martin, that's player that slots in at Carlton too well.
 

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All we need is for Newnes to be another Newman type. Cost nothing and is a strong body that will do a good job week in week out. With the youth we have we need these types. I also like his ball use.

Can play HB/HF or Wing so he's a great addition.
 

My name geoff

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All we need is for Newnes to be another Newman type. Cost nothing and is a strong body that will do a good job week in week out. With the youth we have we need these types. I also like his ball use.

Can play HB/HF or Wing so he's a great addition.
I never really rated Newman at the swans, I've always rated Newnes at the Saints. Reckon this will be a Heath Scotland type pick up.
 

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