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Topkent

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He could be a Travis Boak type if he dedicated himself.
 

stEdy

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Travis Boak is one of the most durable, well rounded and hard working midfielders of the last 20 years. He's 33 and churning out seasons worthy of AA.

If Luke Dunstan can become as good as Boak with some dedication I'll punch myself in the dick
 

Topkent

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Travis Boak is one of the most durable, well rounded and hard working midfielders of the last 20 years. He's 33 and churning out seasons worthy of AA.

If Luke Dunstan can become as good as Boak with some dedication I'll punch myself in the dick
Yeah not saying he can match his career mate.
Boaks a slow, not agile, not quick and not especially brilliant anything mid.

He's a strong, long kicking consistent mid.
If Dunstan wants to break into our side that's the type of player he should model himself on because Boak wasn't much chop at 26
 

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stEdy

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Boak at 26 was captain of Port, had won 2 All Australians and come runner up in their BnF twice.

I'll stop there as I see what you're saying in that Boak doesn't have many classical "stand out" traits. He's also one of the most professional players in the league which is hard to replicate.

Dunstan is a very limited player. I think it's not a bad move given our lack of senior bodies in the midfield, the price, Viney's foot and the midfield studs we already have, but Dunstan ain't going to be winning any AA for us.
 

Topkent

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Boak at 26 was captain of Port, had won 2 All Australians and come runner up in their BnF twice.

I'll stop there as I see what you're saying in that Boak doesn't have many classical "stand out" traits. He's also one of the most professional players in the league which is hard to replicate.

Dunstan is a very limited player. I think it's not a bad move given our lack of senior bodies in the midfield, the price, Viney's foot and the midfield studs we already have, but Dunstan ain't going to be winning any AA for us.

Again your comparing his CV. Dunstan won't achieve that.
What I'm saying is that he if he wants to make it at AFL level that's they player her should look to emulate. He's never gonna be an Oliver/Bont/Dusty etc.
 

Islanda22

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Great pickup and is an upgrade on what we have lost so far (Jones and Vandenberg)

He will be in our best 22 (23)
 

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such a quiet offseason for a Melbourne supporter, if you didn't know better you'd swear it was 2012 or something and we were a shambles, only being able to sign Dunstan in free agency.

So weird being a successful and stable club.

 

Dory_77

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I think some of the info on players is pulled from the AFL site, i.e. the stats/pics so if the AFL update the photo then it would automatically change on the Saints page. I vaguely recall seeing similar things for other traded players.
 

markm106

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Had a look back through his numbers this year. Can see him being fringe best 22. But an injury to one of our inside mids will give him a good shot. He’s fighting with Jordon and Sparrow to. Although I think on exposed form a expected development Sparrow a lock. Dunstan will play games though. He’s great depth to have.
 

Dory_77

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Had a look back through his numbers this year. Can see him being fringe best 22. But an injury to one of our inside mids will give him a good shot. He’s fighting with Jordon and Sparrow to. Although I think on exposed form a expected development Sparrow a lock. Dunstan will play games though. He’s great depth to have.
Based on Viney's history with his foot I'd expect him to miss 2-3 games at least (possibly a suspension too). Dunstan is handy cover for him.
 

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