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Anyone know where Ben Kennedy is playing and how he is going?
Spent last year outside the VFL at Montmorency. As others have said was enticed to Williamstown for one more shot at higher honours. TV commentators said ideally he’ll play small forward for the seagulls with a view to that role role at AFL level, but through circumstances he’s spent a fair bit of the early season in the midfield.
 

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Spent last year outside the VFL at Montmorency. As others have said was enticed to Williamstown for one more shot at higher honours. TV commentators said ideally he’ll play small forward for the seagulls with a view to that role role at AFL level, but through circumstances he’s spent a fair bit of the early season in the midfield.
He's one with a bit of talent who just seemed to lack the maturity at the time. He's not for the Pies, but I wouldn't be surprised if he comes back at some stage and goes alright.
 

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Good luck to Ben Kennedy but not what we need.

Also, there's been a few in recent years that have tried but how many small forward types from state leagues have entered AFL and done particularly well?

The trend is now more towards finding midfielders who because of size, speed or nous can then rotate forward with effectiveness.... rather than small forwards who can rotate midfield for a few minutes at a time.
 

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Good luck to Ben Kennedy but not what we need.

Also, there's been a few in recent years that have tried but how many small forward types from state leagues have entered AFL and done particularly well?

The trend is now more towards finding midfielders who because of size, speed or nous can then rotate forward with effectiveness.... rather than small forwards who can rotate midfield for a few minutes at a time.
Ryan at West Coast and Atkins at Geelong are two small forwards, currently in their teams best 22, who came from state leagues.
 

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We technically don't have a spot yet though - a Murray verdict has not been reached and we haven't officially placed Dunn on the LTI list.
Can we put Murray on the LTI list ? Legit Total Idiot... If his verdict is not in by the time the mid season draft is done do we get a retrospective pick ?
 

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The trend is now more towards finding midfielders who because of size, speed or nous can then rotate forward with effectiveness.... rather than small forwards who can rotate midfield for a few minutes at a time.
I reckon that was the trend a few years ago, but think we're trending towards really quick guys who can snag a goal and provide a heap of chasing pressure. But yeah, i dont think Kennedy is quick enough.
 
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