List Mgmt. Tom Wilson Signs with Collingwood

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3rdMan

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He is currently 194. I've seen on multiple sites.
Seems correct. Hine spoke about him in an interview, paraphrasing:

"194cm, good aerial ability, kicks off both feet and projected to play a Gunston type role. May sneak a VFL game later in the year, but developing him for the longer term with the immediate focus on conditioning - little concern about his skill level".
 

nahnah

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is he actually on our list yet? hasnt been added to supercoach nor does our website have him as a listed player
 

Apex36

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is he actually on our list yet? hasnt been added to supercoach nor does our website have him as a listed player
Yes he’s on our list, but unlikely to play this year by the sounds of it.
 

Go Woods

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He is.

Our website is still using player pics from 2018.

And some player details aren’t even updated.

Not really the most professional upkeep.
Maybe Ed needs to peruse our sight more often, reckon he might put a rocket up someone.
 

Apex36

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Play AFL you mean?

Would be good to see him in the VFL soon.
I’m not even sure they’ll play him in the VFL. It sounded like they’re going to spend a lot of time working on his fitness/endurance. I’d be happy for them to give him a mini preseason and then play him in the VFL for the rest of the year though.
 

Saintly Viewed

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Maybe Ed needs to peruse our sight more often, reckon he might put a rocket up someone.
It really should be monitored a bit better.

Pics are taken towards the end of pre-season.
It’s not hard to update say within a week or so.

It’s just a simple look to get right.
 

Soups

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I’m not even sure they’ll play him in the VFL. It sounded like they’re going to spend a lot of time working on his fitness/endurance. I’d be happy for them to give him a mini preseason and then play him in the VFL for the rest of the year though.
I think I heard in an interview they were going to give him a block of 4-5 weeks and see how he goes. I could be wrong though. I don’t see what the harm in giving him a run in the VFL. Gain some fitness chasing the pill around.
 

Apex36

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I think I heard in an interview they were going to give him a block of 4-5 weeks and see how he goes. I could be wrong though. I don’t see what the harm in giving him a run in the VFL. Gain some fitness chasing the pill around.
Yeah, I would have thought the best way to gain the required fitness would be playing actual games, but what would I know...
 

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ottoman

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I think I heard in an interview they were going to give him a block of 4-5 weeks and see how he goes. I could be wrong though. I don’t see what the harm in giving him a run in the VFL. Gain some fitness chasing the pill around.
And I think I heard in an interview that they were not looking at playing him at all this year.
Hope your memory is correct and I am wrong.
 

Soups

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And I think I heard in an interview that they were not looking at playing him at all this year.
Hope your memory is correct and I am wrong.
Poor bloke. Would be torture just running laps when you aren’t injured.
 

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I think I heard in an interview they were going to give him a block of 4-5 weeks and see how he goes. I could be wrong though. I don’t see what the harm in giving him a run in the VFL. Gain some fitness chasing the pill around.
Hine said that Wilson is working closely with Kevin White and the conditioning team to get his fitness and conditioning up to scratch. I think there will be differences from Basketball to AFL (the loads), and the style of footy we play, that they need to make sure he has that platform before he plays. I imagine injury risk goes up a bit without that base fitness and conditioning. I actually think it demonstrates an improved approach to managing our players by our fitness guys. That said i'm pretty keen to see him in action too!
 
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No need to rush him. Get a Mimi preseason into him before he plays. Then give him a couple of games near the end of the season.
Next year by half way hopefully we could see how good he mite be
 

Black_White

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From basketball to VFL.
Non contact sport to a sport with grown men, some with a decade of crash and bash experience.
Yeah, I’d put a base into him before throwing him to the wolves.
 
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