Player Watch Reef McInnes

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sr36

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We actually go inside 50 a lot. It’s our delivery that’s the problem. But the other part of the problem is the forward line itself. It’s tough to give good service inside 50 when the forwards don’t work together to create space for each other.
I view it differently. To me, we are too obsessed with seperation and creating space. When we bring it in slowly (most of the time), our seperated forwards result in us not getting numbers to the contest at ground level.
 

jackcass

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Ballard and Collins would also like to say hi. Caleb Graham also looked like he could be handy eve with his more limited exposure.

The Suns aren't in bad shape at all for KPD types especially considering how young Ballard, Graham, and Lukosius are (and Collins in only 26 so he is in his prime)
Still got Hombsch on their list as well don’t they.
 

magpies42

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Would love for him to slip through but there is no chance Essendon don't bid on him with either 6,7 or 8!
Surely if they do that and they don’t rate him at that pick they are taking a risk, and also you build a reputation as more of a campaigner and clubs like the dogs will hold you to account in trade periods in future years.

Here’s to hoping we can trade into the top 10
 

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Pragmatic Shill

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It's a TBC on their pick, but they have been more linked to the athletic talls. I think Hawthorn loom as the biggest risk. Literally barely hear anything about them every year and it's so frustrating.
We probably don't hear anything about Hawthorn because normally they don't come into the draft until about pick 50.

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Kappa

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We actually go inside 50 a lot. It’s our delivery that’s the problem. But the other part of the problem is the forward line itself. It’s tough to give good service inside 50 when the forwards don’t work together to create space for each other.
Delivery and also how slowly we move the ball.

When we move the ball fast and aggressively we look really good, but when we stop, prop and handball sideways to blokes under pressure we allow the opposition to flood our forward line then we panick and bomb it to forwards who can't mark in packs... Unless Cox pulls something out.
 

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Surely if they do that and they don’t rate him at that pick they are taking a risk, and also you build a reputation as more of a campaigner and clubs like the dogs will hold you to account in trade periods in future years.

Here’s to hoping we can trade into the top 10
I don't think it's possible for Dodoro to further enhance his reputation as a campaigner on the trade table - he's already reached the pinnacle.
 

jackcass

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He'll keep slowly moving up in these articles until draft night once it fully clicks with reporters that he's a Collingwood NGA product.

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Hasn't been a secret for 2 years. He was being talked up through the 2019 season when they were projecting him as a potential top 10 pick once he got to show his wares consistently through the midfield in 2020.
 

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ToonAussie

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I'm in the "excited to get Reef" camp and have been for some time thanks to the BF reports.

However, I've watched his highlight packages and some full games that have been posted and he's not, from them, someone to use a top 10 pick on - imo.

I know that if bidded on in the top 10 we only need to match the bid with a pick in the teens - but I'd be reluctant to do that based on my viewing.
Look at the All-stars game from last year, he's solid but doesn't do anything outstanding. He doesn't hit the stoppages in that game - he's more intent on stopping his opponent.
Strangely, considering his draft camp results, he doesn't look quick but seems to get around the ground OK!

I'm video-only certain that he won't attract an early bid as most experts are predicting.
 

Jen2310

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I'm in the "excited to get Reef" camp and have been for some time thanks to the BF reports.

However, I've watched his highlight packages and some full games that have been posted and he's not, from them, someone to use a top 10 pick on - imo.

I know that if bidded on in the top 10 we only need to match the bid with a pick in the teens - but I'd be reluctant to do that based on my viewing.
Look at the All-stars game from last year, he's solid but doesn't do anything outstanding. He doesn't hit the stoppages in that game - he's more intent on stopping his opponent.
Strangely, considering his draft camp results, he doesn't look quick but seems to get around the ground OK!

I'm video-only certain that he won't attract an early bid as most experts are predicting.
Its all about potential. He was younger to most players so his development was less plus his injury. I think one day we'll look back at this point and point, and think.... what a bargain.

Earlier this year some people had him at pick 7-8 before covid. If he played footy this year, he would have put himself in top 10 contention.

Last year, Freo matched a bid for their NGA player, Liam Henry. Pick 9. Played 3 games, but don't believe its something they regret. Nor would we.
 

sr36

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Geez, I'd love Nik Cox and Reef out of this draft.... 14 and 16 in the above article, although that obviously ignores academy bidding which sees us slide probably 3-4 slots on each pick... :(

Nik Cox looks great.
YouTube videos make me want to trade up to get Cox.
 

Kappa

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Jonathan Marsh was tall, fast and had plenty of room to develop in his draft year too.
So was Bontempelli. I don't recall anyone saying Marsh had huge scopes for development because he didn't get a chance to play midfield.

Why, just so we are forced to match it, clubs are loath to bid on players as they know the favor will be returned, you are such a positive energy
If a club bids it'll be because they want him at that pick, no club is going to bid out of spite and potentially ruin their own drsft, that's so dumb.
 

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