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paul
Werribee recruiting

Have Werribee picked up anyone who can replace Thompson and particularly Barlow?

footyman

Mitch Thorp is a good get for VFL level I reckon. Cam Wight (ex Bulldogs) gives them some height in the ruck.

And from what I can gather, most of the core group from 2009 have re-signed...well thats what was on their website from November.

paul

Thorp is a very good get - gives some nice athleticism. I am not sold on Wight, but he is certainly much better than when he first played for Werribee.

footyman

I'm not sold on Wight either, had one of those AFL careers where he really didn't go anywhere. As much because he seemingly wasn't considered a ruckman for an AFL team, and despite the time given to let him mould into a backman he didn't make it there either.

But at VFL level I think he should be able to ruck and do a decent job of it.

To pick up two ex-AFL players though is a good get for the Tigers, I think they'll go alright this year. Atkins really needs to have a successful year or surely his time will be up.

paul

Agreed. It was almost up last year apparently.

It will be a very interesting year, with most clubs losing some very good players and struggling to replace them. Teams like Werribee, Preston and Box Hill who have kept most of their senior list should have an advantage. The door is also open for Collingwood if they have a good run with injuries.

Mustang

In his 3 years on the Hawthorn list, Mitch Thorp didn't even show that he was up to VFL let alone AFL standard. Then again the kid was riddled with injury. But he seemed to have a real attitude problem.

He would have to improve 500% to be a replacement for Nathan Thompson.

paul

He certainly showed flashes of form and good athleticism, but consistency was a big issue. I would imagine playing for the club he trains with will give him a better chance to make a bigger impact. But if not, he wouldn’t be the first player with all the physical tools who hasn’t been able to put it together.

digs

[quote=paul]Agreed. It was almost up last year apparently.

It will be a very interesting year, with most clubs losing some very good players and struggling to replace them. Teams like Werribee, Preston and Box Hill who have kept most of their senior list should have an advantage. The door is also open for Collingwood if they have a good run with injuries.[/quote]

The door is always open at Collingwood.
Their biggest problem is that they are all about half as good as they reckon they are.
Have a look at their pathetic record when the heats on.
Injuries always play an important part in success, thats why I am tipping Bendigo (Essendon) to be very big improvers this year. No I haven't been drinking so stop laughing. !!

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

vfa
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Collingwood have won one flag in 51 years.
Overated trash. The WON"T WIN this year in the AFL or VFL.

Bendigo could improve with the addition of Marigiliani, Cloke and a free run of injuries to Essendon. They will not start the season as rank outisders as Frankston looks like taking that title.
Could be an interesting game between the two especially with Shannon Grant coaching against his old team. Still don't reckon he can coach.
Will be intersted to see what Goosey can get out of his players.
Although the list will be quite inexperienced can he muster them to play with passion and be at least competitive ?

paul

Agree, unless Essendon has another horror run of injuries, it is hard to see Bendigo being that bad again. Pretty much dropping the pretence that they are anything but Essendon's reserves should help them too.