Josh Caddy - The one that got away

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ShriekingShack

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Jun 9, 2017
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Geelong must be absolutely kicking themselves that they let this guy go. Is an absolute jet of a player who has become a key cog in Richmond's machine. I firmly believe Geelong would have had a better chance if he was still a part of their team. He is a criminally underrated player who has all the key attributes of a great football player. Clean hands, elite disposal and a hard tackler with some wheels on him. He was my pick for the Norm Smith medal and player of the finals. Kicked some great goals this finals series and was an out and out gun.

What do you guy think? Do you think Geelong will be shattered he left them?
 

PostPaolo

All Australian
Sep 4, 2013
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Geelong must be absolutely kicking themselves that they let this guy go. Is an absolute jet of a player who has become a key cog in Richmond's machine. I firmly believe Geelong would have had a better chance if he was still a part of their team. He is a criminally underrated player who has all the key attributes of a great football player. Clean hands, elite disposal and a hard tackler with some wheels on him. He was my pick for the Norm Smith medal and player of the finals. Kicked some great goals this finals series and was an out and out gun.

What do you guy think? Do you think Geelong will be shattered he left them?
Wasn't he arguably one of Richmond's worst players on the day?...
 
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Sttew

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 28, 2006
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Was completely shocked when Geelong got rid of him, thought he was a lot better than he was being rated.
Was a bit of a whipping boy at Geelong but meh, I don't care if Geelong want to shoot themselves in the foot.
BF Bulltish as usual. Geelong did not get rid of Caddy; he requested a trade claiming Richmond promised him more time in the midfield (how did that turn out) + his "mate" Dion, was coming across from GC. Yes I was disappointed that he left and I'd hoped Geelong would convince him otherwise, but it didn't happen.

Exactly how was he a whipping boy?????
 

Mr_Moogle

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May 29, 2011
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Sturt
Lot of Geelong posters thought he was a squib. I was one who rated his leadership on the field.....got that one wrong
I always thought he looked so damned sluggish at Geelong. Like he was forever playing injured. I think Richmond may have got him to drop a few kilos because he looked a more up to speed there. Just speculating though.
 

Ricky Vaughn

Premiership Player
Feb 9, 2015
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This never takes long.

Take a solid role player, add a Premiership medallion, and all of a sudden he becomes massively overrated.

Josh is a good player, he had a good year, probably not his best year, but close. Richmond obviously are very happy with this trade, Geelong would be too. Caddy isn't a "missing piece" type player, he's a nice complementary piece when everything else is working well.
 

Cicatriz

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Sep 25, 2005
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The last two years he was a 20 touch 1 goal a game player at Geelong. This year he was 17 and 1 for Richmond.
Certainly a decent to good player. When the ducks lined up for Geelong with his pay, performance etc he was disposable.
He's now a premiership player so good for him.
It certainly looks like his ceiling has been reached though.
 

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