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  1. ScottyDogg

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  2. Chickster

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    Absolutely thrilled for Ben to get selected. Would have loved for him to land at the Bombers, but really don't care, just glad to see him in the AFL. Hope he does great things for the Dogs, quality person.
     
  3. Dogs_R_Us

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  4. _M_16_

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    Because Gold Coast needed and wanted players with height. Carlton were just picking players to trade to other clubs, they didn't give a crap about who they picked up, interstate teams who were interested in Carltons access to state players were wanting local players over Vics.
     
  5. Vdubs

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    It's about time Benny was given a big chance. Rapt for him. Had a lot to do with him at Eastern, and he was already a standout. Apart from his undeniable skills, he has true leadership, and is a quality person.
    Sadly though he replaces his former teammate and buddy, Mitch Honeychurch.
     
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    Awesome.

    We have a small forward. Hooray.
     
  7. RedmanWasHere

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    Tom Boyd will be happy to play and train alongside Ben Cavarra once again.
     
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    Cavarra will be playing in the seniors tho.......:)
     
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    Are they mates or are you suggesting there was a previous issue?
     
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    Yep.

    Mates from the Eastern Ranges days.
     
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    Boyd will be tapping the ball to Cavarra.
    On the MCG.
     
  13. Testekill

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    You can gain a bit of pace by building leg muscles and fixing your natural gait.
     
  14. dogzrule

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    To me the most important stat is “Can he get a kick and use it wisely “ let’s hope he does that too.


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    You can be quick in testing and not know how to use your speed to advantage on matchday. These things aren't straightforward.
     
  17. BevoRambo

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    He spoke super well. Sounds like a great character to get into the club too. Keen to see how he goes.




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  18. Vdubs

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    late September?
     
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    I don't get a chance to see Vfl and only know what I've read and highlight clips, but seeing his combine results, tackle numbers and hearing him speak, he seems an ideal choice. Looking forward to seeing how he goes.
     
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    Ready for action
    Add jumper, will play.
     
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    Did anyone hear his interview on SEN? Amazing story of persistence. He's definitely meeting the high quality character benchmark we set for draftees.

    Hopefully he's our Billy Gowers for next b year, a kid who comes from the clouds and becomes best 22
     
  22. doggies ftw

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    Its a weird one isnt it, I remember the talk about him always being that he wasnt too quick. I think players do get faster or at least learn to test better or something. I remember reading a couple of years ago Jong ran something crazy like a 2.70 something 20m. I dont believe anyone has ever ran that at the combine or at least not in recent years, and I'm sure there are kids coming through who are just as quick over 20 as Jongy.
     
  23. gordo2016

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    Great interview on SEN. You could hear the emotion in his voice of how grateful he is to get a chance. Asked when he is starting he said " On Wednesday. But I am going to give the club a call and see whether I can start earlier, on Monday." Really interested to see how he goes, he will leave no stone unturned to make it.
     
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    If we can get 25+ goals from each of Gowers, Cavarra & Lloyd will make a massive difference to our forward line dynamic.
     
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    I did forget to mention that the taps will take place in the I50 and not the centre.
     
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