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Obeanie1

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Cameron with tackles and goals. Get him in
Temper .....temper.........you must learn to temper your expectations! ;) :cool:

He will need to build his fitness levels, was out for ages and building after those groin problems.

How many games has Cameron played now 2 or 3?

But yes, cant wait till he is fit and back in the team proper.
 

GoEaglesGoSGIO

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All the young players this year and going forward are under different training regimes so to speak compared to the last few years. It is very individualized and high tech stuff. Its come about mainly because of just how many injuries they keep suffering in years previous. Havnt been able to keep any of our first year draftees fit for long enough to build into a first year in case you havnt noticed :D. Dont be surprised when random players dont play a random week.
 

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Chad in Vegas

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Ben Johnson (21 disposals, 2 marks, 4 i50s)
I really like this guy. Speedy, nimble and uses the ball very well. Brings a point of difference to the list with his disposal that should see him persevered with. Actually looks to take players on through the middle on the rebound, very refreshing.
How do you guys reckon Johnson would go as a small forward?
 

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He's 2 full preseasons away from being an AFL ready ruck and he has the skills to be a very good one.

Williams is more of a forward/ruck so whilst he needs to improve his tap work longer term he is going to be the second ruck who kicks goals. Allows us to park a true big body in the forward 50 and can go back as well. Like his aggression as well.

To me as much as brander is an exceptional talent he either needs to make it as a mid or as a Key Defender or I don't see a spot for him long Term. Part of this is because while he's a decent field kick and mark he is very poor shot for goal and has been since being a junior. Hopefully we can find a spot for all our young talls.
Jamieson bided his time playing fwd as second fiddle to Luke Jackson.. I think he will really come on with another preseason under his belt ..He was very competitive against Meek which is all we can ask for at this stage ..


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Draftee put in the backline will eventually move up the ground into a midfield role. Of course he will.
Happened to Yeo and Duggo (sorta)! IMO more value in reboundinf players being back anyway. Just look at how many goals are generated from rebound 50s.
 

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Obeanie1

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How do you guys reckon Johnson would go as a small forward?
Rather not stuff him around, skillful rebounding defender and possible outside mid. Keep on developing that.

We have a host of small forwards who are on the comeback from injury and Willie. Jones is doing bits and he'd be best 22 if he becomes more consistent and play closer to the Freo game level each week.
 

Mattman93

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Tell that to Liam Duggan
Yeah, just needling. We do hear that a lot though.

In fairness, it does seem as though Johnson is basically playing as the backline's designated offensive player. Every time he catches the eye it's in that manner; I don't notice him defensively at all (maybe just my fault?).

Do you know if he's even close to being considered for AFL? Has looked very promising the last couple of wafl matches I've seen.
 

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Great to see Cameron snag a few. Could really add some class and tenacity to the seniors if he strings a few good performances together.
In 2019 when fit, he seemed to lift at AFL level.
We are light on when it comes to forward pressure & Cameron (2019) has it.

So far its Crippa or no one.
 

THE A5

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Carbine Chaos did Ah chee play midfielder or forward? I sorta was an advocate for him last year but kinda dropped off him this preseason. That said I wanna us send Kelly forward when he gets tagged and have a player that we can send into the guts to replace him. Ah chee probably the one that comes to mind that is a genuine fwd/mid for us and I think can play a defensive role at stoppages.
 

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Carbine Chaos did Ah chee play midfielder or forward? I sorta was an advocate for him last year but kinda dropped off him this preseason. That said I wanna us send Kelly forward when he gets tagged and have a player that we can send into the guts to replace him. Ah chee probably the one that comes to mind that is a genuine fwd/mid for us and I think can play a defensive role at stoppages.
From what I remember he played a bit of a mixed role. Eased back into it as wasn’t on ball for too long. Looked sharp though, productivity will go up further with more game time. Can contribute at AFL level for sure.
 

Zurgblade

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How do you guys reckon Johnson would go as a small forward?
I think Johnson just needs a little more time. His development will be similar to Rotham's who took a number of years before seeing regular games. He's got a penetrating kick on him but could do with a little more weight.
 

THE A5

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From what I remember he played a bit of a mixed role. Eased back into it as wasn’t on ball for too long. Looked sharp though, productivity will go up further with more game time. Can contribute at AFL level for sure.
yeah with Langdon spudding it up, I don't mind him in. Will give a similair output but also someone we can just put into the guts when we need to
 

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Have we ever given Ah chee a full game just playing inside mid? Or have we always played him forward with brief stints in the guts? He was playing his best footy in SANFL as an inside mid yeah? Considering that's what we are lack with no Shuey and Yeo can we give it a shot? Doesn't have the class/skills of them bit hopefully could at least collect it and feed it out to sheed and gaff keeping them to the wings?

Needs another couple of weeks to build fitness but need to try him or trew until Shuey and Yeo get back.

Need to get gaff back on the outside for weeks so he can start to to clean up his possession getting back to his 2018 form/skills. He is currently rushing/hacking some possessions because of that inferred pressure having played inside mid for a bit. Great he can still get it inside but we need that clean ball/delivery he used to do. He can only do it if we have others getting in and feeding out.

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Have we ever given Ah chee a full game just playing inside mid? Or have we always played him forward with brief stints in the guts? He was playing his best footy in SANFL as an inside mid yeah? Considering that's what we are lack with no Shuey and Yeo can we give it a shot? Doesn't have the class/skills of them bit hopefully could at least collect it and feed it out to sheed and gaff keeping them to the wings?

Needs another couple of weeks to build fitness but need to try him or trew until Shuey and Yeo get back.

Need to get gaff back on the outside for weeks so he can start to to clean up his possession getting back to his 2018 form/skills. He is currently rushing/hacking some possessions because of that inferred pressure having played inside mid for a bit. Great he can still get it inside but we need that clean ball/delivery he used to do. He can only do it if we have others getting in and feeding out.

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I don’t think we’ve ever played him in the midfield for a full game or even half a game.
 

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