Confirmed Tom Scully [traded to Hawthorn for a future fourth round pick]

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I couldn't care if Scully plays again, or not, but I'm hardly worried by him as an opposition supporter.

He's had one excellent year in nine - 2016. One great year in nine.

He's another disappointing pick one. Not that his initial drafting position means anything to Hawthorn supporters. It rightly doesn't.
 

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I couldn't care if Scully plays again, or not, but I'm hardly worried by him as an opposition supporter.

He's had one excellent year in nine - 2016. One great year in nine.

He's another disappointing pick one. Not that his initial drafting position means anything to Hawthorn supporters. It rightly doesn't.
Oh come on Trav!


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I couldn't care if Scully plays again, or not, but I'm hardly worried by him as an opposition supporter.

He's had one excellent year in nine - 2016. One great year in nine.

He's another disappointing pick one. Not that his initial drafting position means anything to Hawthorn supporters. It rightly doesn't.
Cos a melbourne supporters number one worry is their own team. Don't take my word for it. Take Gary Lyons.
 

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Disappointing because he left your beloved Dees, Trav?
Do you think he's been a great pick one ?

Do you think he's been a great player ?

Do you think he's had the career football fans would have envisaged ten years ago ?

I don't think anything I'm saying is controversial. But for some reasons facts make people feel uncomfortable.
 

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I love the line about how if EVERYTHING keeps going smoothly then there is a GENUINE CHANCE that he MAY return around mid season.

What an absolute fluff piece. Nothing said at all. Perfect example of Australian sports journalism.
 

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Do you think he's been a great pick one ?

Do you think he's been a great player ?

Do you think he's had the career football fans would have envisaged ten years ago ?

I don't think anything I'm saying is controversial. But for some reasons facts make people feel uncomfortable.
I think Tom is inside your head. That’s what I think.
 

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Finally, in his 7th year he had a terrific season and made the AA squad of 40. I suspected he was going to maintain, or improve on that. It took a long time, but he started to finally deliver what you'd expect for an early pick. Still not as good as your own Isaac Smith, but good nonetheless.

Then in 2017 he regressed. He was still OK, but certainly not as good as 2016, which was surprising considering he played every game (24).

It is what it is.
 

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Trav will continue to follow this thread along with all the other threads on number one draft picks. He is good like that. I like his instant response to my post

He is also quite interested in all things Hawthorn.

Scully coming over to the Hawks is like a mega explosion in Trav’s head. Can hear it from here
 

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How many flags for Oliver ? Three, four, or five ?
One window - not so sure about how many flags come through it.

Given the dark dank windowless club that Melbourne has been for decades you’d be hoping for at least five or six.

People who throw stones at glass houses can’t do it from houses without windows
 

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I love the line about how if EVERYTHING keeps going smoothly then there is a GENUINE CHANCE that he MAY return around mid season.

What an absolute fluff piece. Nothing said at all. Perfect example of Australian sports journalism.
Nothing fluffy about Scully helping GWS screw over the Bombers. GWS should have asked for three first rounders in retrospect
 
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Note that there is no author included in the article - no one willing to put their name to such an obvious paid promotion piece from the Hawthorn Football Club.

Also note that the photo of Tom only shows him from the waist up :think:

Pretty desperate attempt to sell as much memberships as possibly based on false hope before the season starts.
 

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I note no-one is coming to defend Scully's career exploits.

:D:thumbsu::cool:
When fit he is one of the best wingmen in the game, is he going to go down as the best player from that draft? No, he wont. Has he managed to forge out a very good AFL career to date? Absolutely. He has spent most of his career playing for garbage teams and not many players in his position are able to dominate on bad teams. He is just coming in to his best years now and we saw that playing in a good team he is a very good player.

He is one of the hardest working and most professional players in the AFL.

Probably the best tank and best runner in the AFL.

A damaging player with ball in hand that is able to hit the scoreboard as well.

I would say anyone claiming he is a bust either hasn't watched him close enough or is a bitter Demon fan. I would say you probably fall in to the second category.
 

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When fit he is one of the best wingmen in the game, is he going to go down as the best player from that draft? No, he wont. Has he managed to forge out a very good AFL career to date? Absolutely. He has spent most of his career playing for garbage teams and not many players in his position are able to dominate on bad teams. He is just coming in to his best years now and we saw that playing in a good team he is a very good player.

He is one of the hardest working and most professional players in the AFL.

Probably the best tank and best runner in the AFL.

A damaging player with ball in hand that is able to hit the scoreboard as well.

I would say anyone claiming he is a bust either hasn't watched him close enough or is a bitter Demon fan. I would say you probably fall in to the second category.
Who's claiming he's a bust ? He's just another poor pick one.

Everyone knows his attributes, such as being a tireless runner, but he has little hurt factor with his kicking.

He hasn't been a patch on your own Isaac Smith, who I rate highly, and Smith isn't pick one worthy either.
 
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