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JimmyBC

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The thing I like about this is that it puts pressure on Marshall, Ladhams (if he stays), and provides support for Dixon while also strengthening our reserves team. It also provides us a backup if Lil Pisty flies the coop next year instead of this year.

Shrewd move.
I wouldn't be surprised if Dixon gets dropped next year for a different look forward line.
 

PJ Power

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Especially when you consider Finlayson's kicked 23.8 for the year but only taken 16 marks in the forward 50. Probably a lot of cheapies.
Looks like a lot of opportunistic snaps, with quick hand to boot agility. His goals don’t look like Joe the gooses but definitely fewer than expected from marks and virtually none from leading marks.
 

Chrizzt

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In 2019, he kicked 5 goals against Richmond in round 3, then 7 goals in the first three finals (3 in the EF, then 2 in the semi and 2 in the prelim). He ended the year with a 1 disposal, 0 goal output against Richmond in the GF thrashing.

In 2021, he feasted on Collingwood and Carlton, but struggled against the two Grand Finalists.

Hopefully, he can really elevate his footy with us.
I think we're setting ourselves up to be disappointed if we think this.

At 25 and 60 odd games I doubt there's much room for development. I think the best we can hope for is that his floor/consistency lifts a little as part of a new forward line - however the elephant in that room is our complete inability to get anything substantial out of our forwards (apart from Dixon 2020)
 

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PAFCsince1870

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I'm sure its been mentioned countless times already but when Schulz was traded to us he was a much maligned 24 year old most recently tried as a key defender who couldn't get a regular game for a hopeless Tigers outfit.

Ended his career our best key forward since Tredrea.
 

Portmagpies36

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I bet half the people who are already being negative about Jeremy Finlayson were asking the same questions about Allir Allir.
 

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Ford Fairlane

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Looks like a lot of opportunistic snaps, with quick hand to boot agility. His goals don’t look like Joe the gooses but definitely fewer than expected from marks and virtually none from leading marks.
I've always thought he kicks a few of those Westhoff specials, but Finlayson is also a very accurate set shot.
 

PowerBaz

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I've always thought he kicks a few of those Westhoff specials, but Finlayson is also a very accurate set shot.

Trav Boak accurate or Schulz accurate!

Yeah he looks a neat set shot. Some GWS guy popped in and mentioned he didn't defend very well - how does that fit in at Port? he's going to need to run the length of Flemington straight 3 x's a quarter, lets see how good his set shot is when he's dont that! (I actually think that's a thing - wish we just left someone home).
 

Portology

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Interesting to note in our press release that we've made mention that he has played 2nd ruck role before and his position is 'forward/ruck' - maybe we will stick with the 4 tall setup with Finlayson playing as 2nd ruck.
Just what we need, a Sextangle. No one will want to leave ;)


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