Prediction Predict Brad Crouch's output over the next 5 years

His output? Three categories

  • No AA teams

    Votes: 25 37.3%
  • One or two AA teams

    Votes: 23 34.3%
  • Three or more AA teams

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • Will never place top 5 in the Brownlow

    Votes: 28 41.8%
  • Will place top 5 in the Brownlow

    Votes: 10 14.9%
  • Plays an average of 12 or less games a season over the next 5 years

    Votes: 13 19.4%
  • Plays an average of 13 - 17 games a season over the next 5 years

    Votes: 29 43.3%
  • Plays an average of 18 or more games a season over the next 5 years

    Votes: 14 20.9%

  • Total voters
    67
  • Poll closed .

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John Who

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Apr 16, 2017
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Brad’s an A grader at his best. The question really becomes will he remain durable for the next 5 years? I feel he’s not going to last that long due to the history that he’s had. Also, I think he’s lost a bit of his burst speed compared with 2017 or earlier.

I think he may give some consistent good years ahead, but can’t see him peaking much more. Strong candidate for a premature retirement, if I was a betting man.
 

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Golumless

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Probably around the mark of an AA, but missing out for the next four years would be my guess, before badly regressing in the fifth year.

The big issue for Brad is that loss of explosiveness. If he was to find that again (which I doubt he will), then he'll jag an AA or two.
 

1970crow

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There's every chance that with a good fitness team and a good medical/physio team he's a good chance to get back his old burst speed and running power . The same team that resurrected Paddy Ryder's ability to leap over his opponents again.
I always figured that was more his own confidence in his body that he hadn't turned on the jets and taken players on on foot. I'd love to see him doing that again.
 

1970crow

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Who then did a hammy to end the season. Look, Brad is a good player, but his injuries have cost him ever getting to the elite level and I don’t see how suddenly that’s going to change at 26. Soft tissue injuries follow you for life, he will have multiple in the next 5 years. Would be great if he doesn’t, but I don’t see how he suddenly becomes durable after having as many years with over 18 games as he’s completely missed.
Should have traded most our players that have been around the last 4 season then. Given your soft tissue concerns.
 

Crow till I die

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Now that he is no longer our player I could not care less how he plays. He is just an oppo player now and I hope our lads dominate him (and everyone else) when they play
 

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hey shorty

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Why would anyone wish ill will on a player...sorry I just don't think like that.
I don't wish ill will on any player, doesn't mean I want him to perform fantastically. I can understand his reasons for leaving and I do think we handled it extremely poorly. I didn't agree with Bickley and Cornes, despite a posters beliefs.

A decent career without injury is fine to ask for IMO.
 

Mutineer

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I don't wish ill will on any player, doesn't mean I want him to perform fantastically. I can understand his reasons for leaving and I do think we handled it extremely poorly. I didn't agree with Bickley and Cornes, despite a posters beliefs.

A decent career without injury is fine to ask for IMO.
Perhaps read the post you replied to in the first place....I said playing good midfield footy in tandem with Jack Steele, nothing more, nothing less performance wise.
 

hey shorty

TheBrownDog
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You do also have to factor in the whole "I love the club and I desperately want to stay" BS that he sprouted throughout the season.

Sounds like he never really entertained the idea.

People are entitled to not want him to succeed, but predicting, or hoping for injury is pretty poor
 

Mutineer

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You do also have to factor in the whole "I love the club and I desperately want to stay" BS that he sprouted throughout the season.

Sounds like he never really entertained the idea.

People are entitled to not want him to succeed, but predicting, or hoping for injury is pretty poor
Seriously what did you expect him to say considering he's now a Saints player and considering the crap someone at the club obviously fed the likes of Bickley and Cornes?
 

1970crow

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Big call since I don't think he's ever made one before.
I reckon he'll have had the most focussed offseason of his career and he'll be busting a gut preseason. Injury permitting, I'm expecting the full Brouch this year. Don't forget, regardless of dedication issues, Brad has had a very interrupted go at it. I'm backing his talent in with a rider to his injury potential. Our club has had a habit of shortening careers these last few years.
 

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