Opinion 2020: Super Early Player Discussions

Manikato1

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Looking at the byes and I note the shortage of premium mids with a rd 12 bye. Of the top 10 by ave in 2019 only Neale is listed. I base this on Danger being a mid/fwd and if so every one having him fwd. Might make backfilling prior to rd 13 with rd 12 players interesting. In the next 10 there is 4 rd 12 bye players but it will be hard to predict if they would be considered prime trade in targets. These players are Yeo, Gaff, Zorko and Zerrett.

Same applies in the backline. Only two rd 12 bye players in the top 10 they being Hurn and Stewart. I rate Stewart but think Hurn had a spike season and would not surprise me if he drops 15 pts or soon this year.

The forward line looks line offering a few more options in the top 10 and the second 10.

I know lots of players move around in terms of the top 10 by ave for their position from season to season but it will be interesting to see what rd 12 players emerge in 2020 as upgrade targets as the season heads towards the byes.
 

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Tom Mitchell reporting he really struggled with his broken leg injury in an interview. Then on getting back into contact training

“When you’re out for so long it’s quite difficult at times. But I feel quite motivated now after such an extended break and hopefully that can help me attack this pre-season.

“When I’m out in full-training again and trying not to think about the incident and getting into games and hitting bodies and colliding with people – that’s a hurdle I’ll have to overcome.

I’ll have to confront it eventually. I’ll have to speak to people about that when the time comes, but we’re not at that point yet.”

Sounds like it has been a long road for him. I'm sure he will come good but it might take a while to get back to his best.
 
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