VFL VFL: Geelong Season 2021

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We need another way to score. The current strategy of lumping it forward and getting it out of bounds and letting Hawkins manhandle a ruck and score from stoppage is great, but as happened with Nankervis in Grand Final, if Hawk is contained it is hard to score.

Can’t wait to get Esava back but let’s see if Krueger can pluck a contested mark forward, or Henry if they want Krueger back.

Jarvis is more of same I reckon.
 

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calder_daddy

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Cos we are looking for a marking option to help support hawkins.

and krueger ranked higher in the bests then close anyway.
He’s been playing back, how hard is that to understand
If he was so good as a forward he would’ve already played senior footy.
This post below sums it up perfectly
Also by your theory Zuthrie should be in this week as he was named before both of them

Kreuger didn't feature in the best players in the first practice match, then got 3rd best as a rebounding KPD in the second, and now we want to bring him into the side to play forward on debut? Can you people honestly not see what's wrong with that?
 

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He’s been playing back, how hard is that to understand
If he was so good as a forward he would’ve already played senior footy.
This post below sums it up perfectly
Also by your theory Zuthrie should be in this week as he was named before both of them
So he plays foward for two years (was very close to sélection a couple of times but got injured at crucial times) is sent to the backline this year because we have Cameron, Sav, Rohan and Hawkins vying for marking foward spots and somehow you think he can’t play down forward anymore cos of two practise games in defence.

no offence, but that is ridiculous.
 

calder_daddy

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So he plays foward for two years (was very close to sélection a couple of times but got injured at crucial times) is sent to the backline this year because we have Cameron, Sav, Rohan and Hawkins vying for marking foward spots and somehow you think he can’t play down forward anymore cos of two practise games in defence.

no offence, but that is ridiculous.
And I’ll point out that before round one we only had Hawkins and Rohan as forwards yet he still trained and played the practice matches as a key back.
He is not a forward, Geelong know this other wise you would’ve already got your wish and he would’ve made his debut.
Don’t know when he was pushing for a senior game but no point trying to say he wasn’t because you just wouldn’t agree.
So we can just agree to disagree and I’ll point out I don’t think he will ever play a game of AFL footy
Not for Geelong anyway
 

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So he plays foward for two years (was very close to sélection a couple of times but got injured at crucial times) is sent to the backline this year because we have Cameron, Sav, Rohan and Hawkins vying for marking foward spots and somehow you think he can’t play down forward anymore cos of two practise games in defence.

no offence, but that is ridiculous.
Krueger played in defence in his first year also, or at least he'd want to have been at he went goalless in 8 of his 14 VFL matches - so that alone doesn't really act as a ringing endorsement for his inclusion as a forward

And not sure how many scratch matches he actually played last year - he had a delayed start to the season due a knee injury over the preseason, and he then made an early return to Vic from the Gold Coast after battling knee soreness up there
 

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He also spent a lot of time down back in the back half of that season as well.
Krueger played in defence in his first year also, or at least he'd want to have been at he went goalless in 8 of his 14 VFL matches - so that alone doesn't really act as a ringing endorsement for his inclusion as a forward

And not sure how many scratch matches he actually played last year - he had a delayed start to the season due a knee injury over the preseason, and he then made an early return to Vic from the Gold Coast after battling knee soreness up there
yes he played both ends of the ground.

he was also two years younger back then.
 

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cats_09

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And he did not play forward in every game he has played forward and back every year so many no f-ck all
Yep

In his first year it would have been about development, expanding his knowledge and role

Playing him in defence year though, especially when we have Cameron & Ratugolea injured, and Rohan suspended (something that had to be a consideration prior to our VFL match on Saturday), looks to be a more deliberate option this year, and where the club may deem his best chance of a future at the club be
 

calder_daddy

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Yep

In his first year it would have been about development, expanding his knowledge and role

Playing him in defence year though, especially when we have Cameron & Ratugolea injured, and Rohan suspended (something that had to be a consideration prior to our VFL match on Saturday), looks to be a more deliberate option this year, and where the club may deem his best chance of a future at the club be
He also couldn’t even get drafted in his draft year as a forward.
 

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Close was quite slow for a small foward. Had zero x factor. Too small. He won’t make it. Don’t confuse endeavour with talent.
I’m with you. Not sure why there is such a push for close. I thought he showed next to nothing in his games last year, and that was in a team that was firing on all cylinders.
 

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Didn't he kick 8 in a VFL game in 2019
got 6.

And can play.

Some form related issues, injury issues and bad timing issues.

Comes to the club with the potential to be a KPF .... they bring in Jenkins and Cameron. Needed wot work on fitness and game time.. gets hurt at bad times and has not had a chance.

I rode Kersten to the grave and will here again too if it goes that way - but he's got to be given a shot first at the top level IMO.

GO Catters
 

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