Universal Love Welcome to Hawthorn - Connor Downie - #35 2020 National Draft

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wheelie_hawk

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This kid is a friend of my son's at Balwyn High - he looks like a great prospect, but if nothing else, he's a super nice guy
Seems really humble to, mentioned in the interview that he catches public transport everywhere as the family don't own a car and that taught him a lot about himself. Great signs, can't wait for him to get going. Welcome upside! ;):cool:
 

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Simon Crawshay

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Great to have him on board. Has some great attributes, I really love his kicking.

Welcome Connor.
Watching his highlights it stands out how sweetly he times the ball when kicking.

His kicks seem to go an extra 10m further than you think they will.

In the age of zone defences and flooding the backline having a player who can hoof it over the defensive line is very valuable (Dusty is a master of this skill)

Don't need laser passes, just need to get it over the top with distance.
 

Dewnior

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Very similar build to the great Dipper himself with the big barrel chest and even got the dipper mullet!

A powerfuly built mid/wing is something we have been in desparate need off to better balance our fleet of light endurance athletes.
If the bloke turns out to be half as good as Dipper we'll have an absolute beauty on our hands.

Welcome aboard!!
 

Noel Gallagher

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Surely not after what happened with Mozzie?
Mozzie was a rookie at best
Dodo tried to screw us
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As much as I despise the man I hardly think he bid on mozzie to try and “screw us” As shown this year, this kid can really play and getting him for a pick in the 50’s was really good business by them. Very unlucky that he did an ACL this year
 

MrPremiership

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Mozzie was a rookie at best
Dodo tried to screw us
As much as I despise the man I hardly think he bid on mozzie to try and “screw us” As shown this year, this kid can really play and getting him for a pick in the 50’s was really good business by them. Very unlucky that he did an ACL this year
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Bit early to suggest he can really play, he's played 3 games for 3 goals. But I agree Dodo, and other clubs, don't tend to waste draft picks to "screw" with other teams
 

Brishawk

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As much as I despise the man I hardly think he bid on mozzie to try and “screw us” As shown this year, this kid can really play and getting him for a pick in the 50’s was really good business by them. Very unlucky that he did an ACL this year
Bit early to suggest he can really play, he's played 3 games for 3 goals. But I agree Dodo, and other clubs, don't tend to waste draft picks to "screw" with other teams
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Dodo did bid on two players at one pick and then passed and then came back and matched a bid for Brand. I appreciate there is a kind of logic to what they did but also a kind of cynical manoeuvring at play.
 

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