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AsterixTheGaul

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Venners is still only 21 had a shocking run with injury. Is beautifully skilled, strong and duel sided his athleticism and skill is top end.

I’d rather be trying to improve a players tank/ Midfield capacity then teach them skills
As you say, Venables is one of our most skilled players. His downside is that he has never had a complete year of football. Last year was his best since being drafted and it was only 2/3rds of a year from memory. His 2 years at Western Jets were both injury plagued. So will he ever get his body right to put in a full season? If so great, but I believe he will continue to be a 20 possession player as he is not at the drop of the ball or the bottom of the pack. which is more the inside role.
 

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Spider Klein

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Berry has been playing a winger at Brisbane with the occasional inside stint. I would select him ahead of both Hutchings and Masten for the wing with Gaff on the other.
The Berry argument taking place would be meaningless if we had taken Duncan instead of Weedon or Stevens. That imo was the miss. There really wasn't any reason to miss Duncan there. And this isn't hindsight there was massive Duncan support at the time.
 

RanaNaved

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Forget Venables over Berry

THIS was the clear stuff up for mine 🤦‍♂️


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One is getting BOG'S in his second full season of AFL.

The other is still learning to kick a drop punt in the WAFL.
Yep big mistake. Can't change it though.

Worpel has tidied up his kicking and added outside run to make him a very well balanced mid.

Now, if we can get Ainsworth to hold a football properly and kick it properly we may......never mind
 

Yamumluvsbigcox

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Oct 22, 2012
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Cripps v Sheed was a fu** up even though we all love Sheed ..


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Hardly . Sheed won the lark medal for the best u18s championship player and had standout games in the wafl before that .

Cripps on the other hand was a chubby one dimensional clearance mid beating up on smaller kids .

No one knew he would grow another 2.5 inches and now beats up on everyone bar yeo
 

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archiemoses

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This. Shuey was basically ready to go from day 1 but he couldnt get on the field. People on here were desperate to see him get out on the park just passed on training reports.
Shuey was never a high possession mid until he was well into his career.

DV has talent no doubt, but has more question marks than shuey over his ability to find it.
 

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