Moved Thread McGrath vs Taranto vs McCluggage

Who would you take?

  • Andrew McGrath

    Votes: 54 18.9%
  • Tim Taranto

    Votes: 99 34.7%
  • Hugh McCluggage

    Votes: 132 46.3%

  • Total voters
    285

footyfan78

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Subconsciously Essendon picked a player well below pick 1 level as deep down they knew they did not deserve pick one that year. :think:
Being gifted it by incompetent Gil was really poor league integrity.

Allowing a club with many WADA suspended players to keep pick one when common sense meant it should have been a pick after all the other 17 clubs. Some guilt played out to muck the undeserved high end pick up. It is only explanation why you pick a player well below pick one level ability.:p
 

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McGrath will be a solid player for the Dons and still has plenty of scope for improvement. Thing that surprises me is how short he is for a defender. Didn't realise he was 178 CM which is just a smidge taller than Lewie Taylor
 

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Could we seriously have one thread that doesn't devolve into a Richmond self-love, circle-jerk fest? We get it, you're the greatest side that ever existed with the best players. Leave the rest of us plebs to discuss our woeful players in peace
As above, I wasn't the one who brought Richmond players into it. Can the hyperbolic hysteria, princess.
 

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The so-called Rising Star, is beginning to look like anything but.

Taranto & McCluggage appear to have twice the upside as players at this stage....I'd be spewing if I were a Bombers fan.

McGrath panics with the ball in hand & looks frightened of getting caught with it & making mistakes.....He's getting found out at the level....No elite pace & a lack of size aren't helping his cause either.
 

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Subconsciously c*rlton let Eddie Betts go, deep down they knew they did not deserve a player of his skill and brilliance . :think:
Being gifted Eddie earlier in his career iby incompetent Gil was really poor league integrity.

Allowing a club with many Salary cap cheating and tanking players and to keep pick one when common sense meant it should have been a pick after all the other 17 clubs. Some guilt played out to muck the undeserved high end pick up. It is only explanation why you pick a player well below pick one level ability.:p
 

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Eddie we took in pre-season draft after a National draft. Nice try though. :p
 

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The so-called Rising Star, is beginning to look like anything but.

Taranto & McCluggage appear to have twice the upside as players at this stage....I'd be spewing if I were a Bombers fan.

McGrath panics with the ball in hand & looks frightened of getting caught with it & making mistakes.....He's getting found out at the level....No elite pace & a lack of size aren't helping his cause either.
Lol.
Yes, McGrath is garbage.
Cant kick goals, hit targets, break lines, handball to advantage, tackle, play lockdown, play attack, play midfield, push forward, play defence

Delist.

Maybe we should trade him with a 1st rd pick for a soft downhill skier. That'll fix the list
 

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Lol.
Yes, McGrath is garbage.
Cant kick goals, hit targets, break lines, handball to advantage, tackle, play lockdown, play attack, play midfield, push forward, play defence

Delist.

Maybe we should trade him with a 1st rd pick for a soft downhill skier. That'll fix the list

I doubt you'd get all that much for him at this stage....Perhaps a late second rounder from the likes of North at best.
 

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The so-called Rising Star, is beginning to look like anything but.

Taranto & McCluggage appear to have twice the upside as players at this stage....I'd be spewing if I were a Bombers fan.

McGrath panics with the ball in hand & looks frightened of getting caught with it & making mistakes.....He's getting found out at the level....No elite pace & a lack of size aren't helping his cause either.
this is seriously low grade trolling
 

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this is seriously low grade trolling
The drugs stuff hasnt really hit the mark
And Andy beating the best kid hawthorn had to a RS seems to burn so deep they traded the kid out to remove the constant reminder
Even the spectre of the merger game was brought up this week as a means of coping. Two legends of the club reminiscing of the time
Perhaps its back on the table.
 

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Taranto easily leading this now i would of thought. Playing some fantastic footy. Mccluggage getting better and better, Mcgrath hasn’t taken the next step towards being a elite player.
 

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Taranto easily leading this now i would of thought. Playing some fantastic footy. Mccluggage getting better and better, Mcgrath hasn’t taken the next step towards being a elite player.
Yep.

Tarranto looks like a genuine superstar.
 

Lance Uppercut

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Interesting way of saying you have nothing by way of an adequate response to said observations....Lance caught waving the white flag.....Oh my.
Pointing out how poor your trolling is going is probably the opposite of waving a white flag. It's yet more proof you can't even get engagement, the trolling is that lame
 

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Pointing out how poor your trolling is going is probably the opposite of waving a white flag. It's yet more proof you can't even get engagement, the trolling is that lame
Ah ha....I take it that even you can recognise your own inherent contradiction here by your own actions.

Might I suggest a course of logic.... To help aid & assist you with getting your words & ideas in harmony with your own actions.

20 possessions & less than 100 meters gained, by the 2 meter side-ways hand-ball king....And usually off to a team-mate under even more pressure than him.
 

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Probably time to drop McGrath out of this discussion and add SPS

Epic draft blunder from Doro following a poor 2015 taking Francis and Parish top 10
 

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Ah ha....I take it that even you can recognise your own inherent contradiction here by your own actions.

Might I suggest a course of logic.... To help aid & assist you with getting your words & ideas in harmony with your own actions.

20 possessions & less than 100 meters gained, by the 2 meter side-ways hand-ball king....And usually off to a team-mate under even more pressure than him.
Lol Hawthorn
 

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Easier to read on this site:

https://www.footywire.com/afl/footy/ft_player_compare?playerStatus1=A&tid1=20&playerStatus2=A&tid2=6&type=A&pid1=6323&pid2=6322&fid1=S&fid2=S

To be noted though:

Berry is 3 months older
McGrath is yet to play this weekend, so could drag some of those averages up with a decent game.

But looking at this stats, Berry and Pick 17 is out performing McGrath at pick 1.

Edit: Berry vs Taranto

https://www.footywire.com/afl/footy/ft_player_compare?playerStatus1=A&tid1=20&playerStatus2=A&tid2=25&type=A&pid1=6323&pid2=6333&fid1=S&fid2=S

Taranto averages 27 touches, Berry 23, but at a efficiency of 55.8% and 74.9% respectively.
 

RobbyRoy

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It's not panic stations with McGrath just yet. He's still looking nervous and making critical mistakes but he's also doing some nice things as well. Once he tips the balance in favour of the highlights he's going to be a solid footballer.

Turning into an interesting draft as well. Besides those mentioned, really only Bowes and SPS of the top ten are playing consistently good footy. But the likes of Florent, Berry, SPP, English, Hayward and Witherden in that late 1st round-2nd round zone are going well.
 

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Easier to read on this site:

https://www.footywire.com/afl/footy/ft_player_compare?playerStatus1=A&tid1=20&playerStatus2=A&tid2=6&type=A&pid1=6323&pid2=6322&fid1=S&fid2=S

To be noted though:

Berry is 3 months older
McGrath is yet to play this weekend, so could drag some of those averages up with a decent game.

But looking at this stats, Berry and Pick 17 is out performing McGrath at pick 1.

Edit: Berry vs Taranto

https://www.footywire.com/afl/footy/ft_player_compare?playerStatus1=A&tid1=20&playerStatus2=A&tid2=25&type=A&pid1=6323&pid2=6333&fid1=S&fid2=S

Taranto averages 27 touches, Berry 23, but at a efficiency of 55.8% and 74.9% respectively.
That's a very low DE from Taranto. Personally I'd have Berry > McGrath.
 
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