McGovern: 1 yr @ start of 2016, 3 years at the end of 2017 - confirmed legend

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What do you think McGovern will do?

Poll closed Jun 21, 2017.
  1. Re-sign with Adelaide

    66.7%
  2. Seek a trade to one of the WA-based clubs

    26.2%
  3. Go home to Sydney

    7.1%
  1. Scorpus

    Scorpus Bamboozler

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    #1 Scorpus, Mar 3, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2017
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    Mitch McGovern has signed a one-year extension that sees him at the club until the end of 2017

    http://www.afc.com.au/adelaidecrows/news/2016-03-03/mcgovern-earns-extension

    Clearly the club sees something in him, and although he wasn't particularly great during the NAB Challenge, I think he does have the skills to be a decent AFL player with some more development time put into him.
     

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  2. NikkiNoo

    NikkiNoo Premium Platinum

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  3. Hank93

    Hank93 Moderator

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    Great news, interesting to see if he can snag a spot in the last NAB game. Played the first 2 games so he must be at least inside the top 30 or so players from a power ranking perspective.
     
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  4. Peter J

    Peter J Brownlow Medallist

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    Good signing - really like what he has to offer
     
  5. Cap

    Cap Brownlow Medallist

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    is this another one of those options....
     
  6. Pdub

    Pdub Norm Smith Medallist

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    I see him as being a similar player to Jay Schulz, it took Schulz until he was 25 to kick more than 20 goals in a season.
     
  7. 1970crow

    1970crow Brownlow Medallist

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    Good stuff, kid has potential.
     
  8. MRB37

    MRB37 Brownlow Medallist

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    Good to hear. Hopefully he (and Dear) can stay injury free this year and really year it up in the SANFL.
     
  9. mattymac

    mattymac Norm Smith Medallist

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    This will give us more leverage when we trade him and a pick for Lachie Neale
     
  10. Geoffa32

    Geoffa32 Hall of Famer

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    A bit unsure about where McGovern fits into the side. He is not really KPF height. He looks to have some good skills, but limited tank. Would love to see him buld the tank and be a player like Lynch.

    Happy he has signed on though. Can never have too many skillfull players.
     
  11. RePete

    RePete Club Legend

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    He is the kind of player with X-factor that I can see rising to the level required for AFL. Expect to see some good things from him in the future. Good signing.
     
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  12. Paladin

    Paladin Norm Smith Medallist

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    Exciting player. Needs to get some consistency at SANFL level and push for a senior spot this year. Got some special skills happy to have him signed up.
     
  13. WAG

    WAG The People's Captain

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    TBF though Schulz was played a lot in defence for the Tiges.

    He's an awkward height but he has skills. Will be interesting to see how he develops.
     
  14. diligaf473

    diligaf473 All Australian

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    Insurance in the event Jenkins doesn't re-sign?
     
  15. BrissyCrow

    BrissyCrow Club Legend

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    Why would you bring up an issue that is not there. I haven't heard any rumblings about Jenkins want to leave.
     
  16. hippyhippy

    hippyhippy Club Legend

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    He looks more like a backup to lynch..
     
  17. Brentmeister

    Brentmeister Club Legend

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    Took Jeremy a while to hit his straps so I'm happy to give Mitch a chance to show that he can do it too.
     
  18. Wayne's-World

    Wayne's-World Hall of Famer

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    #18 Wayne's-World, Mar 3, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2016
    I was Meh with the signing of Brodie Smith ......but genuinely excited by McGoverns signing ......but why only one year?
     
  19. Scorpus

    Scorpus Bamboozler

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    Probably because he hasn't played a single AFL game yet
     
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  20. Jeffcrowe

    Jeffcrowe Norm Smith Medallist

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    I think he ends up a better footballers version of Henderson .... Can play forward but also in other parts of the ground once he develops his fitness and confidence in his body
     
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  21. Carmo

    Carmo Club Legend

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    I wasn't going to say anything but since mcgovern's topical....

    I know a lot of people had their gripes about the commentary from the weekend, on the whole they didn't bother me much but I was a bit annoyed at the jizzing over taberner compared to mcgovern. Taberner has been in the system for 4 years, played 30 games in the seniors, got 9 possessions and 5 marks. Considering Mcgovern has been in the system for 1 year, was his second game playing with our top group, got 5 possesions and 3 marks, I thought all in all he was the higher acheiver, plus he's a local, I thought they could have spent a bit more time on him. Well, anyways......


    Also, since Jenkins signing is topical, I'll add my thoughts.....

    I can vaguely recall, around the time jenkins got the #4 jumper he made some comments along the lines of it was a pretty dirty thing to abandon the team mates like he did (Tippett). Jenkins would have known him less well than a lot of the other guys at that stage but seemed to be dirtier on him leaving. It would be a pretty big turnaround for a bloke that was dirty on another bloke for leaving for money, to then turn around and leave for money. We'd have to treat him pretty bad for him to leave, it would be our own fault or there's no way he's leaving.
     
  22. Mr_Moogle

    Mr_Moogle Norm Smith Medallist

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    Is there a legit reason Neale's name keeps bobbing up around here?

    Congrats to McGovern. Reports are he's had an excellent preseason. 4 goals in the trial isn't too shabby either.
     
  23. Pdub

    Pdub Norm Smith Medallist

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    Did he? odd thing for someone who left Essendon to come to the crows to say.
     
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  24. FR0GGY

    FR0GGY Press the button

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    Bit different though, didn't he come from the essendon rookie list, the crows offered him a primary list, so of course he was going to take it? If not he wasn't on the rookie list he certainly wasn't getting a game.
     
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  25. NikkiNoo

    NikkiNoo Premium Platinum

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    He was on the rookie list at Essendon and we offered him a place on the senior list. Essendon didn't want to upgrade him so they 'traded' him to us.
     
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