Opinion Which players already on our list will debut in 2020?

Who will debut in 2020?


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76woodenspooners

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Each year we welcome a bunch of new players to Collingwood, and they fill our hopes and dreams and expectations ...

... but which players do we already have on our list who are yet to debut, who now have year(s) in the system, and will have an impact on our 2020?

Players who fall into this category:

Will Kelly
Tyler Brown
Atu Bosenavulagi
Anton Tohill
Max Lynch (currently uncontracted for 2020)
Mark Keane
Tom Wilson

Under what circumstances would they debut? What position will they play? Who will they replace?

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Tyler Brown is the obvious choice for me. Was close to debuting this year. Another pre season under his belt gets him there.

Smoky is Keane. It’s no secret that I was a big fan of him this year. His improvement for a bloke that’s never played the game before is seriously impressive. He’s a big unit who loves the rough stuff. He’ll be our starting full back in a short time imo.
 

manicpie

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Each year we welcome a bunch of new players to Collingwood, and they fill our hopes and dreams and expectations ...

... but which players do we already have on our list who are yet to debut, who now have year(s) in the system, and will have an impact on our 2020?

Players who fall into this category:

Will Kelly
Tyler Brown
Atu Bosenavulagi
Anton Tohill
Max Lynch (currently uncontracted for 2020)
Mark Keane
Tom Wilson

Under what circumstances would they debut? What position will they play? Who will they replace?

Poll above (multiple selections allowed)
I can't see Lynch being promoted to the senior list, I think he's a delist
 

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kallangur pie

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Tyler Brown is the obvious choice for me. Was close to debuting this year. Another pre season under his belt gets him there.

Smoky is Keane. It’s no secret that I was a big fan of him this year. His improvement for a bloke that’s never played the game before is seriously impressive. He’s a big unit who loves the rough stuff. He’ll be our starting full back in a short time imo.
I like the fact Keane has a bit of mongrel in him,I think you must have a bit of go in you to flourish at the top level.

I think you are correct on Brown also,I think if we had not won our last 4 games in the HA season he would have played before the season was over.
 

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Will Kelly - chances for a debut will increase if Elliott depart$, I liked his leading in his brief 2019 VFL appearances. With other options in the backline I hope we persist with him as a forward in 2020 where I believe he could play a handful of games alongside Mihocek and Cox.

Tyler Brown - should be aiming for at least 10-15 AFL games in 2020. One of the few players on our list who attacks the contest on the move and looks to engage / bounce of his direct opponent. Needs to find more footy, but the quicker we get him to 40-50 AFL games the better.

Atu Bosenavulagi - a smokey for a debut as a pressure forward, but at this stage there's a few ahead of him.

Anton Tohill - I'd move him into defence for 2020 where he can better learn the leading patterns required and hopefully become more involved throughout a game. Another development year in the VFL ahead.

Max Lynch (currently uncontracted for 2020) - looked good earlier in 2019, but faded when opportunities presented late. I hope we persist with Lynch and if so he's capable of debuting. The rumoured interest in Cameron especially if played as a ruck may push Lynch down the queue or even mark his papers.

Mark Keane - after just a few games I thought we had found an old school defender, however as the year progressed he looked like he could be much more. His attitude and aggression will hold him in good stead. Rightfully Madgen was preferred late, but there shouldn't have been much in it. There's a few ahead, but if he continues developing he'll put pressure on them.

Tom Wilson - difficult to judge and he could surprise with a decent preseason.
 
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Vicky Park

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Looking forward to seeing ‘Mad Dog’ Keane debut in 2020.

Impatient to see Tyler Brown and Tom Wilson too.

TBH, I’m not sure about Wilson, his hair is a bit Hugh Grant, which doesn’t bode well.

Keane, on the other hand, looks like he cuts his own hair with a blunt butter knife while still asleep. In other words he couldn’t give a stuff, which bodes very well.
 

76woodenspooners

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As much as Tyler Brown was close to playing ..

... it’s looking like it’ll be more likely our forward line is the one most likely to give debuting players opportunities in 2020.
 

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For mine we need to inject 2 elements into our best 22. More pace and better defensive pressure/attack on opponents. Some of these kids and those that have had limited exposure over the last couple of seasons will help that process if they can come on in 2020.
 

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For mine we need to inject 2 elements into our best 22. More pace and better defensive pressure/attack on opponents. Some of these kids and those that have had limited exposure over the last couple of seasons will help that process if they can come on in 2020.
For me, it’s a key forward more than anything. Everything else is ok, barring the usual 7 million injuries.
 

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For me, it’s a key forward more than anything. Everything else is ok, barring the usual 7 million injuries.

... think we need to really work on our mids taking advantage of a back-to-back AA and Copeland winner too. Get Degoey fit and firing in the midfield please more often than not IMO and we'll pretty quickly see that taking advantage swing around. I dunno who to replace him up forward though? If Coxy was fitter around the grounds then Grundy could roam up forward more often. Just spit balling here guys ... please don't flame.
 

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Will Kelly is the one that we need to come on so I am hopeful he will get his chance early, the one I hold a lot of hope for is Tyler Brown and will be keen to see how he progresses over the preseason.

I know he has debuted but Murphy is the other that could come in and make us better.
 

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Looking forward to seeing ‘Mad Dog’ Keane debut in 2020.

Impatient to see Tyler Brown and Tom Wilson too.

TBH, I’m not sure about Wilson, his hair is a bit Hugh Grant, which doesn’t bode well.

Keane, on the other hand, looks like he cuts his own hair with a blunt butter knife while still asleep. In other words he couldn’t give a stuff, which bodes very well.
Agree that Tom Wilsons hair is a worry. Too Jack Watts for me.
 

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Guy reeled off a list of our younger players

“We have a number of younger players we want to bring through over the next 12-18 months – Isaac Quaynor, Will Kelly, Mark Keane, Tom Wilson, Nathan Murphy and Tyler Brown, to name a few. Inevitably, that means changes must be made,” Collingwood list manager, Ned Guy, said.
 

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Tyler definitely will providing no injury setbacks. Kelly perhaps later in the year. Wilson still a bit speculative but a maybe. Reckon Keane is in with a shot too.
 
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76woodenspooners


for me I’d suggest Tyler Brown will debut somewhere along the journey.

id see the mysterious Tom Wilson A’s also getting a gig, forward? He will be pretty good in time.

of the new blood, I see Rantall getting a game or two (think Quaynor level, those few games or so.)
 

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Let’s hope not as that suggests we’ll have a long injury list
I’m not so sure. Mayne is nearing the end so if he’s struggling mid to late season and Rantall has runs on the board I’d be perfectly fine with him coming in. I also think we’re a bit thin in defensive smalls with no Greenwood and Aish gone. There’s a spot there for on of IQ, Appleby or Bianco and the other two haven’t exactly grasped it.
 

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