Jaeger O'Meara

HolyWars

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Got a Brock McClean vibe about Worpel, big body immediate impact, but slow with ordinary disposal

Can’t see anything more than a good ordinary player at best
I think the "slow with ordinary disposal" part is pretty well off the mark. His disposal is very good and has reasonable pace in reality. Not even a comparable player to McClean either. It would be as accurate as saying Isaac Heeney has a Gary Rohan vibe about him.
 

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Vindicater

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You have NFI. Nothing like a BM. Worpel is not slow, in fact his first few steps are quite quick which allows him to burst out of packs. Has great hands, kicks on both sides - snapped a great goal yesterday off his left foot and his considerably more upside. Comparing him to brock maclean is mind boggling not too mention ignorant
His actual kicking skills are not poor but his decision making is still his major weakness.

Having said that though he will improve on that with more game experience at the top level. Most of his poor disposals are due to him rushing the kick or handpass. Once he learns to pause for a split second his disposal will improve.

Kid is a jet. I really wanted him to slide to Essendon that year but Hawks took him like 4 picks before us...
 

detox

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Got a Brock McClean vibe about Worpel, big body immediate impact, but slow with ordinary disposal

Can’t see anything more than a good ordinary player at best
Worpel has played what 13 games?

The only midfield draft age players who had shown as much in that time were probably only cripps and jaeger

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hk89

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As a matter of interest who are the players Hawthorn gave up in the end (the players from the draft picks).
Covered in this thread:
https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/the-cost-of-omeara-was-finally-decided-yesterday.1182838/

Basically looks like it boils down to:

In
O'Meara

Out
Ben Long
Josh Battle
Hunter Clark
Liam Ryan

In terms of 2018 Brownlow votes that is:

In: 13 votes (could have easily been closer to 20 if not for Mitchell grabbing a bunch of the available 3s

Out: 0 votes

I mention this because it highlights that Hawthorn needed immediate replacements for Lewis and Mitchell
to stay competitive, so paid a premium for someone that could impact right away, not after 4-5
years of development. Are any of those players we could have drafted (assuming we'd have made
the same draft choices which is obviously a big hypothetical) going to have the ceiling of O'Meara? Arguably not.

Is one top shelf A grader worth more than 4 lesser players? Depends on the club and what your needs are. Some of those 4 might get close to O'Meara eventually, but that was irrelevant to what Hawthorn's needs at the time were, and a plan that was obviously aimed at staying competitive without an extended dive to the bottom. A plan that has seen us trade in O'Meara, Mitchell, Wingard, Scully, Impey and Scrimshaw over the last 3 trade periods. Jury obviously still out on the ultimate success of that strategy, but I think one thing is for sure, if we'd ignored the trade table and spent the picks we gave up for those players in the draft, right now we'd be the bottom 4 side all the opposition fans keep wishing we were. Ask Carlton fans how much fun it is waiting for the 'shoots' to grow.
 
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Mr Meeseeks

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This masturbatory stuff needs to stay on your board. You're embarrassing yourselves.
Oooft. You and many others were more than happy to post ITT last year...

After over a decade throwing shit around, I thought you would have thicker skin than to come up with a sniveling sook like this..
 

Lunchlady Doris

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Oooft. You and many others were more than happy to post ITT last year...

After over a decade throwing shit around, I thought you would have thicker skin than to come up with a sniveling sook like this..
Sook? Righto :$ Looks like you're the one having a teary, dear.

What did I post in this thread?
 

Mr Meeseeks

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Got a Brock McClean vibe about Worpel, big body immediate impact, but slow with ordinary disposal

Can’t see anything more than a good ordinary player at best
I don'd mind if you don't rate him, he is 20 and it is round 1.

But this is a really weird comparison to make. They aren't much alike in style so it just comes across as a lazy jab.
 

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DrEvil_

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Got a Brock McClean vibe about Worpel, big body immediate impact, but slow with ordinary disposal

Can’t see anything more than a good ordinary player at best
Brock McClean would've been a 4 time premiership player at Hawthorn :$ :$ :$
 

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I think the "slow with ordinary disposal" part is pretty well off the mark. His disposal is very good and has reasonable pace in reality. Not even a comparable player to McClean either. It would be as accurate as saying Isaac Heeney has a Gary Rohan vibe about him.
Worpel provides pressure, isn't slow at all, good acceleration and loves the contest. Good disposal, decision making leads to the odd turnover, more fixable than no skills.

McLean had a solid body and could run all day, that's it. Shocker comparison.
 

juss

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Been great for the Hawks. Talent obviously never the query, just only if his body would/will continue to hold up.
 

Bradkli

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Great news...hopefully with the return of Tom Mitchell early next season, the recruitment of Coniglio and the development of worpel and cousins, the hawks midfield is set for the next 4 seasons and ready to challenge for another flag in 2021.


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Meh. Still waiting for the announcing of Hawthorn's two year trade ban for bringing in Mitchell and O'Meara in short succession. That's how it works doesn't it?
 

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