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Pretty impressive for someone of Lynch's size to finish top 3 in the time trial and it seemingly gives him one identifiable strength at least that can be built upon.

I remember when Dawes was finishing top 5 or so in the time trials prior to 2010 and while his career petered out after 2011 having above average stamina for a man with his frame helped propel him to a level above his skill set for a period of time and got him a premiership medallion.
 

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Pretty impressive for someone of Lynch's size to finish top 3 in the time trial and it seemingly gives him one identifiable strength at least that can be built upon.

I remember when Dawes was finishing top 5 or so in the time trials prior to 2010 and while his career petered out after 2011 having above average stamina for a man with his frame helped propel him to a level above his skill set for a period of time and got him a premiership medallion.
Footy is more then just Stamina
 

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Footy is more then just Stamina
Of course but do you think Phillips would be anywhere near as influential a player without his elite endurance?

On skill alone he'd be struggling to make the 22.

For Lynch it might be the difference between having a 50 game career or not having one at all.
 

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Pretty impressive for someone of Lynch's size to finish top 3 in the time trial and it seemingly gives him one identifiable strength at least that can be built upon.

I remember when Dawes was finishing top 5 or so in the time trials prior to 2010 and while his career petered out after 2011 having above average stamina for a man with his frame helped propel him to a level above his skill set for a period of time and got him a premiership medallion.
So what you're saying is Lynch will win a premiership medal this year and then be delisted shortly after?
 

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Pretty impressive for someone of Lynch's size to finish top 3 in the time trial and it seemingly gives him one identifiable strength at least that can be built upon.

I remember when Dawes was finishing top 5 or so in the time trials prior to 2010 and while his career petered out after 2011 having above average stamina for a man with his frame helped propel him to a level above his skill set for a period of time and got him a premiership medallion.
Dawes stamina wasn't the problem

Dawes problem was he couldn't take a clean grab should have played volleyball and had the turning circle of a mack truck.
 
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Fair point about where this article fits. It's an optimistic account of where the Pies stand but I see things similarly - What can Moore and De Goey be? What if we lose Grundy and does the new ruck rule benefit him? Cox? Elliott? Interesting perspective on Tom Phillips too and his peers.
Only thing they've missed is nominating Nathan Murphy amongst the 'next breed' to step up.
 

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Fair point about where this article fits. It's an optimistic account of where the Pies stand but I see things similarly - What can Moore and De Goey be? What if we lose Grundy and does the new ruck rule benefit him? Cox? Elliott? Interesting perspective on Tom Phillips too and his peers.
Only thing they've missed is nominating Nathan Murphy amongst the 'next breed' to step up.
Yeah, a good read.

I'm surprised they suggest Cox as the Grundy replacement ruckman should the unthinkable occur and not mention Roughy who to me is the more logical option.
 

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Yeah, a good read.

I'm surprised they suggest Cox as the Grundy replacement ruckman should the unthinkable occur and not mention Roughy who to me is the more logical option.
Cox is a pretty good tap ruckman. I wonder what Rougheads hit out stats were like in his time in the role at the Dogs?
 

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Cox is a pretty good tap ruckman. I wonder what Rougheads hit out stats were like in his time in the role at the Dogs?
Hard to gauge given he often shared the role with others like Minson but in 2017 he often had 20+ (av 18.9).

For mine, it's more about maintaining a forward structure that worked so well in 2018, and that has Cox playing KPF/2nd ruck. If Cox takes the 1st ruck role then who takes the KPF/2nd ruck role and how does that impact that forward dynamic?
 
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