Prediction Tom Hickey: 2019 Expectations

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What are everyone's expectations for the Hickster going into 2019? Given our ruck situation, the unfair quality of ruckman that he is, and what we're aiming for (B2B), what would be a pass mark for him in 2019?

Personally, anything short of having an award named after him next year is a near impossibility. So, in that sense, I think that a perfect season is an inevitability.
 
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We underestimated lycett + vardy and overestimated Nic Nat

Vardy + Lycett = A-
Nic Nat = A

Vardy + hickey = B+ at best

So honestly as good as Petrie or peak Jono Giles
 

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I think Hickey will be solid. Seems to have a bit of forward craft and I think he will be serviceable jn the ruck.

Might take him a little while to wrap his head around the expected follow up work at the stoppages. St Kilda seemed to embrace the Ruckman as a pot plant stand philosophy.

I can't see him really working as a tagging ruck though. Hickey doesn't seem to have that temperament. I am not sure what he will do to try and negate the Gawns and Grundys of the league.
 

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Expectations quite low. Has shown not a lot at the Saints and couldn't hold down a regular spot there. Would love to be proven wrong.
 

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It will be interesting how he goes in a good side, He's played for two of the weakest sides since he was drafted and rucks take time. He had some minor injuries holding him back in the last season or two.

He is now playing for a club who wants him and as a ruck at 27 entering his prime. Good runner who has come out and shown early he isnt afraid of hard work.

Fingers crossed he improves and takes his chance.
 

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What are everyone's expectations for the Hickster going into 2019? Given our ruck situation, the unfair quality of ruckman that he is, and what we're aiming for (B2B), what would be a pass mark for him in 2019?

Personally, anything short of having an award named after him next year is a near impossibility. So, in that sense, I think that a perfect season is an inevitability.
How do you foresee his 2019 season compared to LeCras' last season?
 

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How do you foresee his 2019 season compared to LeCras' last season?
While LeGod's last season was the single greatest 22 games of football ever seen, I expect the Hickster to reach a level that will have some calling him better than Judd; not even reminding people of, but actually dominating so much that even the great man himself will admit that his Hicklows were undeserved.
 

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Reckon he was a steal. Ready to go, athletic, competitive and has a physical presence. Almost dragged the Saints over the line at Optus last yr on his tapwork alone.

Time to play for a good side that actually values rucks.
 

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My expectations are not high in all honesty. As long as he does not completely suck, I can live with that.
 
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Based on his time at St Kilda losing out to Longer is not particularly promising. Will have to play at his full potential to stay in the team when the Great Fijian returns. Hoping for a Vardy type expecting a rich man's McInnes.
 
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