#19 Nick Hind

“kind of jogging in Dusty’s general direction”…C’mon man, thats not what happened.
We’ll leave it at that and let others judge for themselves.

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I haven’t seen the game yet, but based on what I have seen from him up to this game, leads me to believe that he just isn’t very intelligent.
See ball, get ball, kick ball, run with ball …. Instantaneous random selection which at times doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, given the then prevailing circumstances.

He doesn’t seem to be one of those guys that have already assessed what’s going on around them, and have a fair idea of what is the best option without needing to study the landscape after taking possession.

I’m not sure there would be time enough for him to process it and come up with the right choice, so he seems to just pick an option an go. Every now and then he takes the right option and looks good. And then there are the other times.

He has some abilities, for sure, but I am not convinced that he has the mental aptitude to harness them and channel them correctly.

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After watching the replay, I thought Hind played pretty well. Yes, he has some clangers (and no left foot), but I think he does take ownershiip of his corageous/risky options- he definitely progresses the game.

I agree he could be better defensively and he probably sits just outside our 22 ideally- but not a bad depth player on the list-and they are important at the moment.

50th game for Essendon this week if he gets selected.

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His first season for us, 2021, was very good, and he did a lot of damage by carrying the ball through the middle of the ground that year. Opposition teams seem to have clued on and are now forcing him to go wide when he tries to break lines, which reduces the territory gained and puts a bit of extra pressure on his dodgy field kicking.

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Well I have now.
Nothing I saw changes my opinion.

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Mass in Nick Out

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Nick OUT

Eli IN

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Hind was pretty good tonight

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I thought he got caught out of position a few times.

But

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We won

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He had one realllll bad turnover but i liked his game and I reckon he’s been okay for a few weeks

I’d like us to develop another quick half back, but he’s going okay. Definitely in the 22 right now

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I thought he played really, really well apart from the turnover which was more due to FC effectively shutting down options

Stopped his direct opponent well and created different points of attack with his pace. Reminded me of 2021 Hind

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Who needs Saad?

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He’s playing quite well.
Much better, in fact, that many in here are prepared to concede.

ATM, the balance seems better having a guy with legs in the bp to assist us out of dangerous situations when hemmed deep in defence.

I feel Kelly and Heppell should be the choice as the 7th defender.

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I agree, it suits our game style more having Hind in rather than the 3 key talls + Heppell and Kelly.

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He’s not doing the big end to end dashes anymore, but boy, those afterburners still have some go when he needs to get out (or the team needs him to get them out) of a tight spot.

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Provided more for us than Saad did for them i thought

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I think he’s had 4 weeks now where his games have varied between “solid” and “very good”. A few errors m but Redman, McGrath, Lav and Zerk all do the odd one. Been good defensively, given rebound and mostly used the ball well.

Thought he was very good last night.

A number of Blitzers have been overly harsh on Hind this season IMO.

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LOL. Saad was among their better players and was crucial to their chances last night. I’d take him back in a heartbeat for a second rounder.

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