Player Watch Patrick Lipinski

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Jen2310

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Aug 21, 2018
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Pat Lipinski

The former Western Bulldogs midfielder was one of October's big bargains, rejecting a three-year offer to remain at the Whitten Oval and costing Collingwood only pick No.43 in a trade. Tempted by the lure of more midfield time at the Pies, now Lipinski must prove he can surpass veterans like Scott Pendlebury, Taylor Adams and Steele Sidebottom to earn his spot. The hard-running onballer started just nine games last year, but has the potential to become a first-class player under the watchful eye of new coach Craig McRae. With a big summer on the track, expect to see Lipinski emerge as one of the 2022 season's breakout players. - Riley Beveridge

 

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jc37

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The way the trade went with Bulldogs in 2020 they effectively got Treloar for nothing. I view Lipinski as the trade for Treloar. Henry for Stephenson, Poulter as our 2020 2nd rounder and Macrae our 1st rounder. Mcinness as this years 2nd rounder. Daicos as our 1st rounder. The bonus being McMahon and pick 50 tomorrow. Lynch for Krueger. We should have done better in hindsight but if Lipinski turns into a quality AFL player that 2020 mishap may become a win.
 

sr36

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^I don't think he needs to surpass Adams, Pendles or Steele in 2022. They can all rotate through the middle.
I'm hoping Adams and JDG are our two first choice, with the kids, Lipinski, Sidey and Pendles rotating through. Would love it if Daicos is good enough to be a first choice straight away - like Judd and Selwood were, but extremely wishful.
 

jonbe54

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Sep 18, 2009
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I'm hoping Adams and JDG are our two first choice, with the kids, Lipinski, Sidey and Pendles rotating through. Would love it if Daicos is good enough to be a first choice straight away - like Judd and Selwood were, but extremely wishful.
Regarding Nick - even acknowledging the talent two severely compromised junior seasons leading up to the draft have very likely taken the edge off so it wouldn't surprise to see him eased in after the first bye.
 

Horaceg

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Sep 29, 2014
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I'm hoping Adams and JDG are our two first choice, with the kids, Lipinski, Sidey and Pendles rotating through. Would love it if Daicos is good enough to be a first choice straight away - like Judd and Selwood were, but extremely wishful.
I know you are referring to Nick but don’t write off our other Daicos, I believe he has a big future in the midfield make up.
 

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gouki88

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Aug 3, 2020
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I tend to agree. I think that Josh will step up now that little brother is in the team. I can see a real synergy between them on field.
A good pre-season will work wonders for Josh. Last year he had that quiet back surgery which (in my opinion) seemed to really impact his fitness going into 2021. Took him a while to work up to midfield fitness.
 

Mollythedolly

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I know you are referring to Nick but don’t write off our other Daicos, I believe he has a big future in the midfield make up.
Like to see JD moved back to a wing, think that’s his spot. Of course, it may just be that his compromised preseason hampered his move into the guts and we’re yet to see him at his best. Time will tell.
 

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