Toast Welcome 2018 pick #16 Ned McHenry!!

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Are there actually people who exist who do not like that?
There are people who get upset at McHenry giving away unnecessary free kicks, certainly. He's gotten much better with this as the season has gone on though. Earlier in the year it seemed like he was doing it several times a game. Now it's usually maybe once a game.
 

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This year he cemented a spot in the side with a game built around hard-running and tackling pressure while kicking 11 goals and providing a valuable link between the midfield and forward line.


McHenry finished equal 10th in the best-and-fairest and received the Dr Brian Sando OAM Trophy for professionalism and attention to detail.


“Players like Ned are at the core of what we are building and we have been very pleased with his development since being drafted,” Adelaide General Manager List Management and Strategy Justin Reid said.


“He is a high-energy guy who plays an important role for us on and off the field and his commitment to being part of our future is very encouraging.”


McHenry said he was motivated to repay the Club for its faith and commitment in him.


“I feel a lot of gratitude to the Club for embracing me,” he said.


“I love the Club, I love everyone there and they give me an opportunity to get better every day so I want to pay it back.”
 

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It's really not hard to understand why everyone at the Crows loves Neddy..
Maybe several of his biggest detractors are even starting to come around hopefully.

I knew instantly Neddy was the kind of player we needed when he chased down and nailed big Dandenong Stingrays inside bull Luca Goonan 186cm 88kg near the boundary right in front of me at Mars Stadium one day, bounced up with the footy and hit up Sam Walsh lace out with bullet pass for a goal so I was one that was rapt when we drafted him.

 

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Important signing. Started to really come into his own towards the end of the season

Think he’ll be able to nail down that ‘high half forward that rotates in the middle’ role. One of our better kicks inside 50. Obviously not hard to love his tough as nails, scrappy play style as well
 

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Definitely took a noticeable forward step in the 2nd half of the year and had a few games where he got very involved. Promising end to the season, so hopefully he and Jones can use it as a springboard into 2022.

Said years ago he's the type of guy you'd hate if he was on the opposition, but love when he's on your team. It is nice to have a guy like him back he's willing to give out a bit of lip and niggle, rather than just being emotional robots out on the field.
 

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Good stuff. Looked good this year as a half forward. He has a knack for lowering his eyes and hitting those short passes instead of just bombing it high and long.

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Bombing long is not really an option for Ned though is it. He struggles to kick 45 m.
…. But I take your point. I love it when he hits up the forwards on a lead!


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Keays will get one.

Gollant probably gets one.

Rowe, Hinge, Borlase, Parnell and Newchurch are maybes. I’d say Rowe, Parnell and Newchurch are probably all competing for one spot, as are Hinge and Borlase.

Frampton and Himmelberg are probably done after this one.

Tex is entirely dependent on form and if he wants to go on.

So I’d say we’ve got 3-5 extensions to get done.

Is it correct that Keays would not be a free agent? I know footywire sometimes has errors
No that’s incorrect, as Brisbane delisted him, making him a DFA at the time, he now has free agency status at the conclusion of every contract for the remainder of his career. I’d be very surprised if he doesn’t re-sign though.
 

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Keays will get one.

Gollant probably gets one.

Rowe, Hinge, Borlase, Parnell and Newchurch are maybes. I’d say Rowe, Parnell and Newchurch are probably all competing for one spot, as are Hinge and Borlase.

Frampton and Himmelberg are probably done after this one.

Tex is entirely dependent on form and if he wants to go on.

So I’d say we’ve got 3-5 extensions to get done.



No that’s incorrect, as Brisbane delisted him, making him a DFA at the time, he now has free agency status at the conclusion of every contract for the remainder of his career. I’d be very surprised if he doesn’t re-sign though.
Nope, Keays is a free agent at the end of the year, due to being delisted at the end of his run at the Lions.
Yep, that's what I thought. Thank you.
 

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