Welcome to Hawthorn: Mitchell "Hodge" Lewis

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You just know that Clarkson will not have given up on TOB as a fill-in defender.
Sadly I think you are right.

TO's stats are very poor this year.

Across four games he is averaging: 9 kicks, 2 handballs, 4 marks, less than a goal a game and 2 tackles.

Not succeeding as a forward or a defender for mine.
 

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Sadly I think you are right.

TO's stats are very poor this year.

Across four games he is averaging: 9 kicks, 2 handballs, 4 marks, less than a goal a game and 2 tackles.

Not succeeding as a forward or a defender for mine.
Its a bloody shame. I really thought he'd turned the corner last year as the 2nd ruck/fwd option. Hasn't shown much more than a glimpse this year.
 
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Contracted til end of 2019?

Fair bit of faith in him right there.
Then again Luke Parker got a five year deal, Kieren Jack a 3 year one, and the Swans then couldn't pay Tom Mitchell market price.

All clubs make mistakes... :eek:
 

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While Lewis is an exciting prospect who has been kicking goals, we need to temper expectations here. He doesn’t win a lot of ball at vfl level and is only going to find it harder at afl level. I’m
Just hoping he competes well and gives us a new dynamic in the ruck.
 

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While Lewis is an exciting prospect who has been kicking goals, we need to temper expectations here. He doesn’t win a lot of ball at vfl level and is only going to find it harder at afl level. I’m
Just hoping he competes well and gives us a new dynamic in the ruck.
I have no expectations of a huge bag of goals, but from watching a few VFL games and reading up as much as possible on game reports I'm hoping his effort will carry through to this level. Chasing, tackling and making contests are at the core of what he can do and kicking goals will come in time.

It's a great test for him to debut against Andrews, who is a great one on one defender but limited in other ways - if he can get off and exploit Andrews poor second efforts and lack of agility we know we have something.
 

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While Lewis is an exciting prospect who has been kicking goals, we need to temper expectations here. He doesn’t win a lot of ball at vfl level and is only going to find it harder at afl level. I’m
Just hoping he competes well and gives us a new dynamic in the ruck.
Im hoping they stick him in the goal square and he leads out to space drawing opponents.

Either gets him the ball 30m out, or Rough or Gunston or Breust have a clean run at it.

At 198cm they really should use him as a genuine full forward. Plus it also means he gets a key defender if he's in the goal square (or opens up to Joe the Goose goals).
 

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Im hoping they stick him in the goal square and he leads out to space drawing opponents.

Either gets him the ball 30m out, or Rough or Gunston or Breust have a clean run at it.

At 198cm they really should use him as a genuine full forward. Plus it also means he gets a key defender if he's in the goal square (or opens up to Joe the Goose goals).
That would mean playing a forward line though.

Clarkson won't let that happen.
 
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Im hoping they stick him in the goal square and he leads out to space drawing opponents.

Either gets him the ball 30m out, or Rough or Gunston or Breust have a clean run at it.

At 198cm they really should use him as a genuine full forward. Plus it also means he gets a key defender if he's in the goal square (or opens up to Joe the Goose goals).
Completely agree. Good luck to the kid !!!
 

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Mitchell LEWIS

2018 VFL
Totals


  • 5 games
  • 14 goals
  • 6 behinds
  • 3 times in the best players list


Averages

  • 7.8 kicks
  • 5.4 handballs
  • 13.2 disposals
  • 4.2 marks
  • 4.8 tackles
  • 4.4 hitouts
  • 1.2 inside 50s
  • 0.4 rebound 50s
  • 1.0 frees for
  • 1.0 frees against
  • 86.40 Dream Team points
 
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