Aiden Bonnar - stuck in the queue at GWS

By all accounts super talented. Had 2 ACL’s as a kid, otherwise would have been in the number 1 pick discussion (according to the experts at the time).

Seems to be stuck behind everyone at GWS - is there spot for him here or is he too Stringer / Laverde like?

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Who?

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He’s been stiff so far this year

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Bonar - 20 (March)
PNG mum, Scottish dad
Mid/forward only played 4 games, 5 goals
Height 188 cm
Weight 87 kg

I want Bonar

I heard he stands up when things get a bit hot

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Any truth to the rumour that the ECB have been on the phone to see if he’s ever had any experience opening the batting?

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Last time I saw him play, i thought I saw him limp.

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Hately and Caldwell have already seemed to have gone past him. GWS used the pick that they got from the Devon Smith trade on him. Only fair they send him to us cheap.

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He is famous enough to have a bridge in Scotland named after him.

And an Iconic line of LawnMowers.

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I just want to make a bonar joke every time he kicks a goal.

Good Evening Alan

What was the injury afflicting Bonnar to cause him to limp when you viewed him?

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His sock?

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He’s got Red and Black running through his veins.

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Cold weather

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I would throw a second or third round for him. Not worth a first.

Kid is super talented and Emma Q rated him highly enough to take him with the first round pick. 2 ACL’s before he is even 20 is ■■■■■■ scary though.

I think he would replace a langford/myers type. From a stats point of view he has been pretty inconsistent in the NEAFL this season, whether that is because of different roles or form, i don’t know.
Has he actually got elite skills or is it mostly hardness and tackling that makes him good?

https://www.neafl.com.au/season/players/1004894

Aiden BONAR

No 10 AGE 20 HEIGHT 188 WEIGHT 87

PLAYER BIO

Born to a Scottish father and Papua New Guinean mother, Aiden Bonar became a GIANT with the club’s first pick at the 2017 NAB AFL Draft (pick 11). Bonar is a powerfully built, versatile tall who excels at stoppages and has a burst of speed away from congestion. Bonar made an impressive debut in his first season in 2018, kicking five goals in his four games, and also earned NEAFL Team of the Year honours.

PLAYER STATS

ROUND K H D M T HO FF FA G B
2019 Rd 16 4 9 13 0 10 0 1 0 0 0
2019 Rd 15 10 13 23 7 4 0 1 1 2 1
2019 Rd 14 8 10 18 4 5 0 0 1 1 0
2019 Rd 13 12 9 21 2 13 0 1 0 0 1
2019 Rd 10 3 9 12 0 7 0 1 0 0 0
2019 Rd 09 9 9 18 2 10 0 1 2 0 0
2019 Rd 08 15 15 30 6 3 0 0 1 1 0
2019 Rd 07 10 18 28 5 4 0 0 1 0 0
2019 Rd 05 12 6 18 2 0 0 1 2 1 0
2019 Rd 04 4 10 14 3 5 0 0 2 0 1
2019 Rd 03 8 11 19 2 6 0 2 0 2 0
2019 Rd 02 6 9 15 0 5 0 0 2 0 0
2019 Rd 01 21 10 31 4 3 0 3 1 1 1
Total 122 138 260 37 75 0 11 13 8 4
Average 9.4 10.6 20.0 2.8 5.8 0.0 0.8 1.0 0.6 0.3

Shrinkage.