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A11dAtP0w3R

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Training consisted of, walk 2 laps with Col to see if there are any chicks perving on us...lol.....then go inside and spot Beamer on the bench press for 45 minutes, then meet Col over at the wall mirror once we have applied enough baby oil to our arms and do bicep curls for the next two hours . #fitness
 

markm106

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I like this pick. Guys his size just don’t have the attributes he has with his agility and speed. Could play forward next year backing up Gawn. But I’m thinking he may start at Casey and build up to it. Anyway it’s putting the pressure on Weideman and Preuss. Rucks take 4-5 years to develop anyway so Gawn will be almost finishing up then.
Interesting Goody said that he could be a mid. I don’t it but bloody hell imagine him and Gawn both lining up at centre bounces.
 

thecuzsays

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So assuming he is AFL ready.

He will have to play predominantly forward in any game GAWN rucks.

He could relieve GAWN and maybe spend 10-20% game time onball.

During that period could we reinvent the ruck with a mobile ruck mid taking stoppages forward centre and GAWN a kick behind play or not required to leave position to attend every stoppage.
 

Ando727

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Training consisted of, walk 2 laps with Col to see if there are any chicks perving on us...lol.....then go inside and spot Beamer on the bench press for 45 minutes, then meet Col over at the wall mirror once we have applied enough baby oil to our arms and do bicep curls for the next two hours . #fitness
That's unfair - he used to drink some water sometimes too.
 

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LeverPuller

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The most interesting part about that for me was his contested defensive marking. Gawn being able to drop back was so important to us, and I think this gives us the flexibility to run a genuine two ruck strategy. One of them rolling forward, the other rolling back. Both will demand attention. Moreover, plenty of good sides of recent times have run two players of genuine ruck height - West Coast, Richmond ‘19, Hawthorn, Collingwood.

I like the call.
 

Cannon82

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The most interesting part about that for me was his contested defensive marking. Gawn being able to drop back was so important to us, and I think this gives us the flexibility to run a genuine two ruck strategy. One of them rolling forward, the other rolling back. Both will demand attention. Moreover, plenty of good sides of recent times have run two players of genuine ruck height - West Coast, Richmond ‘19, Hawthorn, Collingwood.

I like the call.
Bit of a difference between playing two players of "genuine ruck height" and playing two ruckmen. We've got someone who can do a perfectly good job of rucking on his onesie. Jackson will be able to pinch hit in the ruck, I'm sure, but if he isn't worth his spot in the side as a forward, not much point in picking someone just to give Max a chop out for 15% of game time. We don't need two ruckmen.
 

Proper Gander

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Bit of a difference between playing two players of "genuine ruck height" and playing two ruckmen. We've got someone who can do a perfectly good job of rucking on his onesie. Jackson will be able to pinch hit in the ruck, I'm sure, but if he isn't worth his spot in the side as a forward, not much point in picking someone just to give Max a chop out for 15% of game time. We don't need two ruckmen.
I suspect they are anticipating he can develop as a forward. Well the must be anticipating something or other because it seems unlikely we spent pick three on a project to sit in the vfl for the next four years.
 

Cannon82

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I suspect they are anticipating he can develop as a forward. Well the must be anticipating something or other because it seems unlikely we spent pick three on a project to sit in the vfl for the next four years.
I'd be a bit worried if we'd just recruited a 199cm 18 year old and were expecting him to make a genuine impact on the team in the next few years.
 

Topkent

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With the right structures and support around him anything could happen. Plonk him at FF and feed him the ball. He's got some hands and some size on him that he could bully defenders with.
Not when he's that young. If he kicks 20 goals next year it would be insane. If he surprised if he plays much for us at all next year
 

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