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Brishawk

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Yes the salary cap, but they had 45 others to choose from. They kept Mason Cox on 500k
Daicos coming through so they thought Phillips was covered. Seems an odd choice
Yeah but how many of the 45 were on the same dollars as Phillips? You can’t get cap relief from players on league minimum 😉
 

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A Collingwood supporter friend told me to wait until he keeps coughing it up going inside 50 and don’t get to excited about he did on the weekend.
 

Simon Crawshay

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Really pleased we got Tom across to the team.

He gives us a reliable 25+ possession a game player and apart from Tom Mitchell we have really struggled with our midfield having that level of consistency over the last 3 to 4 years (Hendo was pretty good at it as well)

And in regards to his disposal one of my favourite Hawk player ever Brad Sewell wasn't the greatest kick but man he cracked in every single week and that's all I ever ask.
 

Simon Crawshay

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I don't understand the knock on his kicking.

Is it really a problem, or is it Collingwood supporters trying to explain the trade away?

His kicking on the weekend was good
I honestly haven't watched enough of him to say one way or the other.

Even if he is just an average to good kick though his overall package of being an elite runner, high possession winner who can also compete in the packs is so valuable to our team at the moment.
 

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Judd2Sewell

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Phillips isn't a particularly good kick, I'd say he's probably average or just above average in general. I think the way he plays (the gut running) probably plays a part in some of the poorer kicks though.

Hopefully with guys like Day, Sicily, Scrimshaw, Wingard, Downie, Breust, Gunston, Burgoyne, Greaves, Brockman and TOB we have enough very good to elite kicks of the ball.
 
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