Norm Smith Medallist
- Jun 29, 2015
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
Handy addition and a reasonable trade for both parties I think.
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Hope he turns into a star for you guys, usually I'm bitter when players leave but imo for Croz to get the best out of himself he had to go.Welcome to the Kennel Hayden! good trade, fair deal, no nonsense, no bulls**t. Reckon he might find another level under Bevo.
No one cares what you think mate. He's one of us now so I can say what I like about him and I'm pre-emptively declaring him our new whipping boy.
Ok so i was right when i said his half back game may well have really made Bevo look twice. Interesting.Crozier becomes a Bulldog
October 13, 2017 12:35 PM
Western Bulldogs have secured versatile utility Hayden Crozier.
The Western Bulldogs have secured versatile utility Hayden Crozier after a deal was reached with Fremantle Football Club today.
23-year-old Crozier joins the club after six seasons at Fremantle.
In exchange for Crozier, Fremantle will receive picks 40 and 82. The Western Bulldogs also secured Fremantle’s future fourth round pick as part of the deal.
The versatile Victorian played 69 games for Fremantle, he kicked 13 goals from 19 matches this season.
Speaking to westernbulldogs.com.au, Bulldogs List Manager Jason McCartney said Crozier’s athleticism allows him to play at both ends of the ground.
“Hayden’s got a great athletic profile, which will allow us the flexibility to play him back, forward or wing, with his aerial game a particular strength," he said.
“We see him primarily at half back which, with the retirements of Bob Murphy and Matthew Boyd this season, will help our defence transition in 2018 and beyond.
“It’s a great result, securing Fremantle’s future fourth round pick enables us flexibility around draft value index points in the future.”
Interesting, thought he may have been earmarked for a forward half role.
The former Eastern Ranges player debuted in Round 10 2012 against Adelaide after being taken with the 20th pick of the 2011 NAB AFL Draft.
Last year we played him off halfback and he flourished. For whatever reason, he had the whole pre season working as a halfback and as the season began we swapped him forward. Think he's best suited to a Jeremy Howe sort of role as his marking and skills are quite good. Does have a great goal sense though so half forward is always an option.