Toast Welcome pick #16 Ned McHenry!!

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just looking at his highlights package

certainly got that 'rascal' presence that the Crows have lacked in the past (and the kind of player who would clean up against us)

But anyone else concerned maybe some of those tackles would be free kicks against in the AFL ?
Nope. Giving away a free kick is a much better result then letting the ball flow out in open play, especially if you're playing forward/midfield.

It only becomes concerning if it's a free kick and the ball had spilled.
 

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Nope. Giving away a free kick is a much better result then letting the ball flow out in open play, especially if you're playing forward/midfield.
ok yeah you are right there

but I mean does his technique need a little work? They weren't blatant but you know you only need a Pannell type to start cracking down on a slightly questionable action for it to be jumped on
 

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ok yeah you are right there

but I mean does his technique need a little work? They weren't blatant but you know you only need a Pannell type to start cracking down on a slightly questionable action for it to be jumped on
The issue there is there is enough "grey" rules that if someone wanted to crack down, they'll find something. That said McHenry technique will need to be tightened up, after all he is a first year player. Pretty safe assumption with everything he does (except running, seeing he's already top 5 here, which does make me wonder about his ceiling).

We've been pretty solid with tackling in the last few years, so I'm confident it will in time.
 

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just looking at his highlights package

certainly got that 'rascal' presence that the Crows have lacked in the past (and the kind of player who would clean up against us)

But anyone else concerned maybe some of those tackles would be free kicks against in the AFL ?
Scotty Thompson is a big fan of his technique.
 
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I think this kid keeps things interesting in the locker room as well as the field. Although that seems irrelevant,I believe in a work place it's important to keep people mindset interested and engaged.Hasn't played a game yet but i cant think of anyone as charismatic as him and seems like someone you'd want in your workplace.
 

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http://www.afc.com.au/news/2019-01-10/mchenry-makes-his-mark?camefrom=EMCL_2675136_124003511


General Manager of High Performance Matt Hass said he was exceptionally pleased with the results.


“The majority of the players met their targets and it puts us in a wonderful position returning from the Christmas period,” he said.


“As first year players, it’s a great way for Ned and Chayce to start their careers and it puts them in the frame for playing AFL football early.”

Oooh :) :)
 

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I'm just wondering, where does this kid's 10.8 average tackles across his 4 U18 games rank historically? Would have to be up there I would've thought...
I believe he laid the most tackles ever in an U18 champs. I reckon that was said by the talking heads on draft night, IIRC.
 

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That’s what you want from a guy like Ned.

Someone who might be full of attitude and personality, but also puts in the work. Someone who knows that if he wants to be taken seriously he needs to take care of business

Very encouraging
Something the likes of Menzel never got.
 

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Something the likes of Menzel never got.
Carlton was about the worst place to be drafted to. Got easy games early, had a little success even, but no decent role models or standards to develop a good work ethic off field. Arrived at the Crows and never quite able to catch. Although I did get the feeling he struggled to fit in which hurt as well, McGovern also kind of took the spot we had him pencilled in for.
 

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Carlton was about the worst place to be drafted to. Got easy games early, had a little success even, but no decent role models or standards to develop a good work ethic off field. Arrived at the Crows and never quite able to catch. Although I did get the feeling he struggled to fit in which hurt as well, McGovern also kind of took the spot we had him pencilled in for.
I was told that he thought the club was cliquey and also blamed Pyke not liking him as a reason he didn't get selected.

I'm sure getting 4 disposals against a team like the Gold Coast may have had more to do with it however.
 
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I was told that he thought the club was cliquey and also blamed Pyke not liking him as a reason he didn't get selected.

I'm sure getting 4 disposals against a team like the Gold Coast may have had more to do with it however.
I suspect there's a reason why Pyke didn't "like him".

Guys that coast through on talent and don't work hard to be the best player they can be generally don't endear themselves to coaches.

Menzel was an absolute waste of talent. If he had been drafted to another club he could have been an AFL star, maybe.

He could have been drafted by us and never played an AFL game.

He's made a lot of money out of football whilst delivering very little.
 
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there is a difference between a coach not playing a player, and not liking the player

when Troy Mwnzel was drafted to the Crows he was told and had a clear understanding on the training work loads and what it would take to get selected for AFL games at the AFC

With that said Troy improved his training standards and got fitter than he had ever been at Carlton, when selected at AFL or SANFL he showed more 2nd efforts and worked harder up the grounf HOWEVER there was still a fitness gap between Troy and the main core group

Its easy for a talent player to say the coach didst like him, however the truth is for all Troy's natural talent this wasn't backed up with the conditioning required to play our 2016/17 explosive game plan
 
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