Opinion 2020: Super Early Player Discussions

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As you might be able to tell, I have not had footy on the brain...

My mind went to Selwood.
I wouldn't necessarily say he was brought in to replace anyone in particular... he wanted to go home given his issues and the cats were happy to take him in... i'm not sure he will get first crack at that spot though, he will need to be a lot fitter than he was at the end of this season.
 
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Just because of how cheap he will be. Three times in his career he’s gone over 89 so it seems like he could either be a stepping stone or a keeper (with a pretty bare forward line this year). And although he will probably get less mid time than he did in 2018 (due to Shiel and some other additions, young players) he will still likely get more mid time than he ever did at GWS.

Last year he played very injury affected with a terrible preseason and I was always against him as an option given circumstances and price.
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Might be hard to say no to Steven if he knocks out 2 tons in the JLT. Fully expect him to score well at the Cats. In 2017 and 2018, averaged 109/13 in wins at the Saints.
J Steven:
Wins Avg since 2012: 107.65 from 52 (7/52 below 80, 25/52 below 100, 16/52 120+)
2012: 98.64 from 11 (1/11 below 80, 6/11 below 100, 1/11 120+)
2013: 129.6 from 5 (1/5 below 100, 3/5 120+)
2014: 82 from 1
2015: 102.17 from 6 (4/6 below 100, 2/6 120+)
2016: 118.67 from 12 (3/12 below 80, 4/12 below 100, 6/12 120+)
2017: 104.44 from 9 (1/9 below 80, 4/9 below 100, 2/5 120+)
2018: 119.5 from 4 (1/4 below 100, 2/4 120+)
2019: 82 from 4 (2/4 below 80, 4/4 below 100)

Losses Avg since 2012: 89.96 from 99 (26/99 below 80, 64/99 below 100, 6/99 120+)
2012: 80.2 from 10 (4/10 below 80, 8/10 below 100)
2013: 104.18 from 17 (3/17 below 80, 8/17 below 100, 3/17 120+)
2014: 85 from 16 (6/16 below 80, 11/16 below 100, 1/16 120+)
2015: 105.6 from 15 (1/15 below 80, 5/15 below 100, 1/15 120+)
2016: 84.3 from 10 (4/10 below 80, 7/10 below 100)
2017: 79.45 from 11 (6/11 below 80, 11/11 below 100)
2018: 87.18 from 17 (11/17 below 100, 1/17 120+)
2019: 63.33 from 3 (2/3 below 80, 3/3 below 100)
 
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