When will Watson debut?

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Some outdated views on here. Watson has worked on his disposal. Similar to Jetta in he can shank the odd kick, but he can create and break lines with the ball in hand. Now has the body of an AFL player too. He’s ready to debut for sure.
 

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I wouldn't want to debut him at the business end of the season with a premiership well and truly in our sights.

Round 1 next year? Go for it.
 

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Is Watson a legit defender or is he more the loose 6th man who looks to rebound?

Can't we just just clone Sheppard?

This season, he's done his job better than anyone else.
 

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I spoke to a couple of coaches today and think he is very strongly in the mix to debut friday
Was that you ringing 6PR tonight because this post is very a paraphrase of what one caller said

He was good on the weekend but so was Rotham and Cole. Both younger than him as well.

It's gonna be a tough call tbh. I see Cole probably coming in as he has was a regular of this side for for a while and has been decent since he went back to the BEAGLES.
Cole didn’t play on the weekend. He and Schofield were both held over as emergencies
 

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Is Watson a legit defender or is he more the loose 6th man who looks to rebound?

Can't we just just clone Sheppard?

This season, he's done his job better than anyone else.
He would be the closest player we have to Sheppard in the reserves. Better agility than Rotham and impressive closing speed.
 

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He’ll struggle to earn a spot in the backline heading into the business end of the season.

Does he stay on the list for 2020? (Not sure of his contract status)
 

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He’ll struggle to earn a spot in the backline heading into the business end of the season.

Does he stay on the list for 2020? (Not sure of his contract status)
Still on the rookie list and doesn’t have a contract beyond this year

I’d like to see him retained for another year but list spots are drying up
 

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He’ll struggle to earn a spot in the backline heading into the business end of the season.

Does he stay on the list for 2020? (Not sure of his contract status)
Surely he does. Seems so close to getting a taste, has played in the Simmo system for a few years and provides excellent depth at the very least given Hurn and Jetta's age profile as well as potential injury issues down the track. And as a Cat B rookie came at little cost. If big Horse has managed to get 15 contract extensions surely someone so close to cracking a game gets held over for another year??

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Moves over the ground pretty smoothly does Frank.

I think Rotham has him covered at the moment though so it will be tough to break through.

Having to take a proper list spot (I think Cat B is only 2 years?) for next season might see him depart through no real fault.
 

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86% disposal efficiency today. Good fill in for Hurn. Assume Hurn comes back in next week. Does he keep his spot?
 

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