#22 Irving ‘MO22IE’ Mosquito


#986

I don’t think he’s ready from an endurance or consistency point of view, but he’s twice the width of Ham, size isn’t a problem


#987

I fear he’d be totally cooked mid way through the first term if he debuted this week. I think his physique could handle some AFL footy, but I doubt his aerobic fitness can. And his form has been useful in bursts but far from overwhelming?

2020 is his go, imo.


#988

He’d make Aaron Francis look like Steve Moneghetti if he played Dreamtime next week.


#989

Robert DeCastella would be a better size comparison to Francis than Mona.


#990

He receives a passing mention in this article:


#991

I see no reason why he shouldn’t play out the rest of the year in the seniors


#992

Except that he’s probably not physically ready.


#993

His fitness isn’t up to required standards, he dips dramatically after half time in a lot of VFL games.


#994

Which isn’t surprising, he’s doing year 12 and isn’t on a full program, and even our full program isn’t getting our guys fit.


#995

Pretty much , name one senior player who is actually fit enough at present to be playing afl football…

Giv3 him a shot , cos honestly who fuclong cares anymore ???


#996

Haha, he is probably better off not being subjected to the full Essendon Fitness (sic) program.


#997

Stuff it!! I was of the opinion not to play him this year, but what I saw in the VFL yesterday and now with our entire forward line just about non-existent - why not! He has balance and smarts and is a good finisher.

As an aside, I cannot recall any side in any era losing as much of their forward line as this. It would have to unprecedented.


#998

I’d also say it’s an absolute lock we pick up Pickett in the middie, even though he just had surgery on his finger


#999

Knowing our club, I’m not holding my breath.


#1000

And we should also give serious consideration to Tippa 2


#1001

Ambrose


#1002

I said.

BRING.
HIM.
IN.


#1003

Can he play back pocket?


#1004

Yeah that makes sense, mid season draft used to replace injured players and you think it is a great idea to pick up an injured player. Real helpful to this side.


#1005

Inside word?

Would be more than happy to pick up someone injured in the mid season draft with view to 2020