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The German Hunter

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Finns pressure acts in his AFL game were up to the level but the rest wasn't. Can't believe people are expecting him to be a best 22 lock next year. I just don't get where the expectation has come from.

He wasn't a prime mover at U18 level. He is a depth mid. We will learn a heap about him next year. Just shaking my head about the expectation.
So no Brownlow next year Rog? 😉
 

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Finns pressure acts in his AFL game were up to the level but the rest wasn't. Can't believe people are expecting him to be a best 22 lock next year. I just don't get where the expectation has come from.

He wasn't a prime mover at U18 level. He is a depth mid. We will learn a heap about him next year. Just shaking my head about the expectation.
The fact he didn’t get a rising star nomination in his first game is very disappointing. Verrrrrryyyy disappointing.
 

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Give it time people.Not every draftee will be Rowell or Day
It's going to be exciting to learn how high his ceiling is. He has limitations that have been pointed out a fair bit now. But what we don't see or know about is the amount of improvement he's capable of after a few years in the AFL system.

He has the drive, you can see it. He also has an otherworldly ability to pull the ball out of a contest at TAC level.

There is no reason why he can't learn to translate that into a similar asset at AFL level once he's battle hardened.

I see comparisons to Kennedy in a few places. But imo he's not Kennedy. He has some pace, and seems a much more explosive athlete, on top of his ball winning ability.
 

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I love how people judge with ZERO insight into how the club wants to manage and develop the young man and his career.
Its classic keyboard warrior stuff and just a form of bullying.
Clearly they were not happy with what he served up, as Jones got a run ahead of him and was cut and could not get into the team even when he had many injuries. Any insight from anyone on what he was or was not doing?
 

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Clearly they were not happy with what he served up, as Jones got a run ahead of him and was cut and could not get into the team even when he had many injuries. Any insight from anyone on what he was or was not doing?
The word from the club all year was that he was developing his running patterns and learning how to play inside our system.
 

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The word from the club all year was that he was developing his running patterns and learning how to play inside our system.
Yeah and to add on to this Jones had 3 years in the system and was obviously playing for a contract. Club wanted to see what he had and gave him a crack.

Jones getting a game ahead of him means nothing.

The fact that Finn debuted in his first season despite no VFL footy is if anything a sign that he is progressing pretty well.
 

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Finn will take major strides next season with a vfl. He got one of if not BOG against Rowell and Noah Anderson last year. Bloke is a jet and has the great attributes and can be that big bodied mid we lack. Pretty Versatile player, can play inside or outside, have an impact up forward.
 

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Excited to see him and our other youngsters actually get games into them next year. VFL footy under Sam is a good second option to AFL footy.
 

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