Retired Tayte Pears [retired]

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PieLebo87

Hall of Famer
Sep 14, 2005
15,192
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AFL Club
Collingwood
How has there been on interest shown in Pears? Unrestricted FA, 25 years old, and can play either side of the ground at a appropriate level. Not a superstar, but at 25, what would stop him from being one under a new environment?

I may have missed something, and he probably isn't actually available, but I haven't seen anything tbh.
 

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Ambrosia

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 11, 2010
14,854
9,686
AFL Club
Essendon
Career has been ruined by injury. Will be lucky to get a 1 year contract from any club.
 

PieLebo87

Hall of Famer
Sep 14, 2005
15,192
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AFL Club
Collingwood
At 25, if the club was in the right development stage, you'd think he wouldn't do much harm taking up a list spot for 1-2 years.
 

Gambelic

Team Captain
Aug 17, 2009
569
592
AFL Club
Carlton
He's been faily injury prone hasn't he? Thought he was going to be the best out of the Hurley, Carlisle and himself.
 

grouse mate

Premiership Player
Jan 12, 2014
3,826
3,458
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AFL Club
GWS
Has a few decent defenders ahead of him at Essendon so I think its more than injuries keeping him out. His problem is he's not quite tall enough and not really agile enough. There's worse players on AFL lists.
 

andrewb

Premiership Player
Oct 6, 2006
3,672
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AFL Club
Essendon
Used to be really strong through the core, then got sliced from a-hole to breakfast when he got a bad injury a few years ago. Core strength hasn't come back which means he can't get the leverage to push big men off balance- he used to defend a lot like Gibson does.

Might still come good, he certainly has talent and toe. Will be starting preseason without surgery for the first time in a few years. Would be a good pickup for a club with limited tall defender stocks but he's behind a few for that third tall role at essendon.
 

Bic

Norm Smith Medallist
Nov 20, 2009
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Carlton
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3rd round, in the pre season draft.

Was a good player, destroyed by injuries as others have said...

That draft! Paul Bower and Tayte Pears!
 

MightyDons4

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 12, 2014
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Essendon
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Has a few decent defenders ahead of him at Essendon so I think its more than injuries keeping him out. His problem is he's not quite tall enough and not really agile enough. There's worse players on AFL lists.
Surgery on his pancreas definitely cooked him, has absolutely no core strength anymore.
 

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Spitfire1801

Senior List
Jul 23, 2015
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No doubt Carlton will be the front runner if he wants to leave before announcing that he will go to (insert club other than Carlton here).
 

andrewb

Premiership Player
Oct 6, 2006
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LOL -You guys obviously have a fairly relaxed criteria for labelling something as great.
Our midfield and forward line were terrible.. Our backline held up reasonably well. Gwilt didn't do much wrong tbh
 

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