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Discussion in 'Western Bulldogs' started by Kony Abbott, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. Kony Abbott

    Kony Abbott Club Legend

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    Mature age small forward from Williamstown
     
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  2. Yojimbo

    Yojimbo Norm Smith Medallist

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    Great to see Ben Cavarra get an opportunity, well deserved. :thumbsu:
     
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  3. grimlock

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    2018

    Totals
    • 20 games
    • 34 goals
    • 28 behinds
    • 9 times in best players list

    Averages
    • 11.1 kicks
    • 5.8 handballs
    • 16.9 disposals
    • 2.8 marks
    • 5.1 tackles
    • 2.1 clearances
    • 1.3 frees for
    • 0.8 frees against
    • 2.9 inside 50s
    • 1.0 rebound 50s
    • 84.30 DT points

    2017

    Totals
    • 20 games
    • 32 goals
    • 23 behinds
    • 6 times in best players list

    Averages
    • 9.2 kicks
    • 6.7 handballs
    • 15.9 disposals
    • 2.9 marks
    • 3.7 tackles
    • 0.7 frees for
    • 0.4 frees against
    • 2.7 inside 50s
    • 0.5 rebound 50s
    • 74.35 DT points
     
  4. JAMES_B_101

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    Big fan of this pick, stiff not to get a look in his draft year and think he's a good list fit.
     
  5. Testekill

    Testekill Don't look at me like that

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    Extremely happy with Cavarra, been one of the premier small forwards at state level.
     
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  6. gangsta deluxe

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    What we need, an ideal selection.
     
  7. Bont2Boyd

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    Would be ready to be part of a midfield rotation also, which we could use in 2019.
     
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  8. Martyn_30_

    Martyn_30_ Club Legend

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    What made Cavarra go from undrafted for a number years, to be taken pretty earlyfor a mature age player this year?


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  9. Testekill

    Testekill Don't look at me like that

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    Been working extremely hard on his deficits and turned himself into a player who can play a role at AFL level.


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  10. Antares

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    He was originally a small, slowish midfielder; no clubs want sub-175cm players running around the stoppages. He converted into a small forward a couple years back to boost his chances of getting drafted to the AFL.
     
  11. Westerndog11

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    Good thing about Cavarra is, even if he doesn’t play seniors, at least we won’t have him kicking a bag against Footscray.
     

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  13. fronkalicious

    fronkalicious Brownlow Medallist

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    What’s Cavarra’s speed like??
     
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    doggies ftw Brownlow Medallist

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    Ran a 2.88 over 20m and 8.03 in the agility. I know hes older but that makes him quicker over 20m than anyone else in the draft, and equal top with Rankine in agility.
     
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  16. The Inbetweener

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    A natural forward which is what we need - not sure if it’s just me but I’d feel a lot better about this pick if it wasn’t for the 5 mature agers pre selected by Carlton & Gold Coast. Got to wonder why he wasn’t in that mix yet is worth a third rounder
     
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  17. Bazza28

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    Fremantle would have taken him before our next pick if we didn’t select him at 45.
     
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  18. Pugz89

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    Perhaps just as simple as needs for each team. Not such a priority perhaps
     
  19. Northernsoul74

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    Never knew he was that quick. I wanted him but love him even more now.
     
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  20. The City Boyz

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    This guy just seems like such a quintessential Bulldogs player hahaha
     
  21. Whoyagot

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  22. Golden_6

    Golden_6 Premiership Player

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    Very interesting how Cavarra and Honeychurch’s careers have progressed. Both elite juniors (friends and played against each other), played together at Ranges and for Vic Metro, both similar sizes and positions yet one of drafted by us and one was left to toil in the VFL for years.

    Now after 5 years, Cavarra essentially takes Honeychurch’s spot on the list.
     
  23. eth-dog

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    Love Benny and glad he got picked up by you guys. The biggest knock I always heard before he went to Williamstown was "Big fish, small pond". Good goal sense, can rotate through the middle and is a high pressure player. Think of him as Toby Greene lite.
     
  24. Mojorisin

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    Hopefully without the studs out marking style
     
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  25. Yojimbo

    Yojimbo Norm Smith Medallist

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    When he started he was a pure midfielder at Frankston much like Michael Gibbons who went undrafted this year when he went
    to Willy he changed into a small forward with hurt in pressure terms and hitting the scoreboard. The games evolving in the
    last few years has upped the focus on the small to hybrid forwards, so you could say that Cavarra has adapted his role to be
    a strength rather than a weakness.
     
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