Mature aged recruits hidden gem longshots


#402

I reckon luck has conspired against him.

He was very good in 2016 and I reckon pretty close to being picked up. Certainly would have been discussed.

But he was injured in 2017 and never really got the chance to build a case or improve. He wasn’t as impactful and sadly I think his chance has gone.

We have other VFL players like Hind who it would appear have leaped ahead of him as well.

I feel sorry for him.

He is also a bit slow.


#403

He is the next Adrian McAdam


#404

How so?
You mean he’ll kick a lot of goals one year then disappear?


#405

In 1993, he joined John Longmire and Wayne Carey in the North Melbourne forward line and kicked 7 goals on his debut. His goal tally was the most ever by a North Melbourne player on debut and he followed it up with 10 goals against Sydney the following week and then 6 goals against Footscray. This gave him a total of 23 goals from his first three games in the AFL (which is still a record) and he finished the year with 68 goals from his 17 games.[1] He was unable to repeat this performance in 1994 and, after managing just one game in 1995, his league career was effectively over.


#406

Maybe… bit more that he is an utter freak at football.


#407

But he does make Marty Gleeson look like Kevin Smith


#408

He would offer absolutely nothing IMO.


#409

Bags won’t be done for at least 12 months. Gives Heppell (and McNeice) another season to give selectors/recruiters a view that they can fill his shoes when he goes.

Although I think “offers absolutely nothing” is a bit harsh, I agree right now he is nowhere near consideration.


#410

I find this opinion very Saad.


#411

If we get Saad (which would please me), is he really a Bags replacement or a McGrath/Kelly replacement? We’re going to need a lock down option to replace Bags.


#412

I was against Saad early as I thought he was purely a shortish attacking HBF, and I didn’t think we needed him. But someone put up a stat that indicated he goes alright in the defensive stakes.

While I have no idea how true that is, because quite honestly who watches GCS, it could mean that Saad might make a very good Baguley replacement. And we definitely need one of those.

Having a player with both attacking and defensive skills also seems to match Worsfolds MO.


#413

All agreed. Really, we’d like two! :wink: Hopefully Saad and McNeice can fill those two roles, or Redman.


#414

Gives us 12 months to look for someone who might cut it. AHep ain’t it. Not sure McNeice is either.


#415

I would rather they fill those two roles than fill Redman.


#416

Eek! :open_mouth:


#417

Sorry pal but Bags is cooked, does not have the pace whether be age or the knee he will not play past 2018.


#418

Where did I say he would?


#419

Whoops meant for Henry’s Angry Pil.


#420

Nick Hind running a very handy 2.92 secs for the 20m sprint at the Vic state combine today. This would’ve placed him 6th at the national combine.

Alex Boyse also with a good time of 2.98 secs to be the second quickest of the VFL guys. That time would’ve been just outside the top 10 at the national combine.


#421

I like Nick Hind.

If he doesn’t get a shot with us I hope he still gets a shot.