We need to talk about Mundy

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Mogumber

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The last of the 2003 class playing, Adam Cooney taken Number 1, and won a Brownlow.
Mundy taken at 19
Mundy will play next year, and play well.
I love the Man
 

TheMcManusNose

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I actually don't think it's going to be too much of an issue as long as Cerra stays. I transiently forget that Brayshaw, Cerra and Serong are 21, 21 and 20.

Genuinely think Mundy has another year in him with maybe a few games managed. Those three could be the best centre square trio in the comp by then, let alone with Fyfe.

Agree that a quality young mid is priority #2 after KPF.
 

Snuffaluphagus

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I think the answer is that you cant replace him short of bringing is Merrett as a FA (arguably impossible)

The medium term best case scenario is that he can play 1 more year of which by then, Serong has grown another 30%, Cerra 15% and AB 5% (untagged AB is likely not going to get much better than he's putting out already, Cerra has further growth IMO).

You then need to cover the remaining 50% of Mundy's output with Tucker/Valente (which should be possible).

Long term, Chapman is hopefully the answer as a faster but less contested version of Mundy.

Side note, we did beat Adelaide on the weekend without Cerra effectively who can take Mundy's spot.
 

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Joao

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The scarier thought is that the club may be seeing Banfield as the replacement.
Nah, he doesn't even play mid for Peel now. If he doesn't get a look as a forward and take his chance I think he gets delisted. Doubly so if any of those NGA forwards come on this year.
 

ignoramus

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Maybe the bigger question in the short term is whether the club has factored a possible Mundy extension into the salary cap projections. Should be a few delistings at the end of the year, but some which a couple of weeks ago we might have taken as guaranteed are now looking like 1-year extensions (i.e. Colyer).
 

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purplerunsdeep2

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Still hoping my buddy valente comes good. Maybe plays 5 games this season, Mundy goes around in 2022, and there’s a natural transition of power


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Joao

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I think we can only hope for collective improvement from AB/Cerra/Serong that offsets Mundy's loss. No one player can adequately replace his presence. Henry will need to start producing next year too.
Yeah Henry has to cover Sonny at some point reasonably soon.
 

Fat Nyfe

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Just like the discussion last year, there is no reason for him to retire while he’s still playing top line footy and is a big part of the club. Keep the one year extensions coming.

Unless he wants to retire. But I suspect that because he’s invested so much in bringing this young group through, that he wants to reap the rewards with them.
 

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