Universal Love Welcome to Freo - Heath Chapman (Pick 14 2020 National Draft)

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eastfreo75

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Great pick.

I would play him back for the following reasons:
1. Cox can be moved forward to replace Hogan
2. Hamling, Logue, and Pearce won't all play 22 games. Chapman can be a replacement. If the three are not injured we can load management.
3. Hamling is 29 next year.
4. Similar to point 2. Hamling, and Pearce are still not out the woods with injuries. Would have been handy if we had Chapman last year.
 

theGav56

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Great pick.

I would play him back for the following reasons:
1. Cox can be moved forward to replace Hogan
2. Hamling, Logue, and Pearce won't all play 22 games. Chapman can be a replacement. If the three are not injured we can load management.
3. Hamling is 29 next year.
4. Similar to point 2. Hamling, and Pearce are still not out the woods with injuries. Would have been handy if we had Chapman last year.
Do we ever load manage?
 

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Joao

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If we didn't load manage going through the congested fixture this year there is no way we bother in a normal season.
 

MadMundy

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Let him dominate at Peel Thunder for most of the season and bring him in if either someone goes down or his form is too good to not bring him in.
 

Wabjub

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Let him dominate at Peel Thunder for most of the season and bring him in if either someone goes down or his form is too good to not bring him in.
That sounds like a waste. The forward line has holes to be filled. Put either Him, Cox or Logue with the forward team and let them have a pre-season learning the trade up front.
 

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Mogumber

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Fyfe had kicked 6 goals in a colts GF for Claremont though.
He had played forward, Heath will probs start on the bench and move back when needed to start
 

Bring back Drum

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He’s only recently switched to playing back he grew up playing forward n midfield
Sorry I didn’t realise he was drafted on his form as a 15 year old junior.

Edit, apologies that was rude. My point is let’s let him gain confidence playing senior footy in the position he has excelled at the highest level he’s played, before moving him around the field.
 
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theGav56

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Sorry I didn’t realise he was drafted on his form as a 15 year old junior.

Edit, apologies that was rude. My point is let’s let him gain confidence playing senior footy in the position he has excelled at the highest level he’s played, before moving him around the field.
I see two issues.

If he's going to be given games as a hbf/kpd then it could be quite a while before he gets a debut at AFL level.

If he is kept in that position at Peel it will hold back his development in other positions, something that both he and Bell are openly asserting that he is capable of.

I would put him forward at Peel with some runs in the middle and see how he goes.

Crowden Treacy Chapman
Colyer Cox Western
 

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