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How is AVB still 8 weeks away? Thats basically his season done. Not good at all I reckon he would be a good player around September
So do I, but these foot/ankle injuries are killing his career.
 

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So do I, but these foot/ankle injuries are killing his career.
He's been injured more than fit in the last 3 years I reckon. He's a good footballer and could have a max rooke impact in a final when the going gets tough. Certainly would prefer him to ANB in the side in an elimination final
 

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So the week after QB, we should have Hogan and Spencer back. Then 1 or weeks after that, maybe Gawn as well. If we can just get through QB with a win, we start to look ok again
 

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So the week after QB, we should have Hogan and Spencer back. Then 1 or weeks after that, maybe Gawn as well. If we can just get through QB with a win, we start to look ok again
Have they confirmed Hogan won't come in for the QB?

edit - read the article
 

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He's been injured more than fit in the last 3 years I reckon. He's a good footballer and could have a max rooke impact in a final when the going gets tough. Certainly would prefer him to ANB in the side in an elimination final
Assume you are talking about vandenberg?

I agree, we could really use him right now as he can play tall as well. Similar to what hannan is doing now
 

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Assume you are talking about vandenberg?

I agree, we could really use him right now as he can play tall as well. Similar to what hannan is doing now
Yeah I reckon he would be the ideal September specialist. Doesn't have beautiful skills but he can mark. He hits hard and loves tackling. He would suit finals footy better than some of the more pretty players on our list
 

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Article on the age website from yesterday with a quote from Mahoney saying he is unlikely to be back for that game, I just googled it.
You know I hadn't actually seen that article when I posted. I was kinda just being a bit conservative and assuming he wouldn't get up for QB, but that possibly after another week he might be right.
 

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Pretty much what I thought, you don't bring in a 7ft tall bloke with injury history into an AFL game without a solid block of hard training or VFL

Hogan seems like the sort of bloke who would have lost conditioning during his time away, not having a go at the bloke just with his personality not being 100% footy I'm guessing he just got away completely from the game for a little.

Spencer, gee it would be great just to have a big tall bloke to kick long too
 

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That article on VDB mentions he's out of contract at the end of the year. I really hope we re-sign him for a couple more years. I really rate him. Think he could be a really handy extra mid for us. He, Viney and Trac would just be a wrecking ball line-up in the middle. He just needs a good run at it where he can string a block of games together. He'd be best 22 in my books when fit, at the expense of any of Harmes, Tyson or Bugg.
 

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Jones out for 6.

Brutal. Has been incredible for us too. At least we've got plenty of mids in the seconds
 

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Was actually listening to Triple M on Sunday pre game and they made a point of talking about Jonesy durability.
"Is a warrior, never misses, hard as a cats head, never injured"
Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaark!
 

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How far off are Jesse and Joel Smith? Pretty handy inclusions! Our depth is so good now.
 

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Goodwin said in last nights presser Hogan looks likely for the round 16 game against the blues
 
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