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    Hamling a Dog

    Just logged onto the club website to find this

    http://www.westernbulldogs.com.au/ne...ll-kennel-home

    Looks like a sneaky Sunday morning signing

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    What did he cost us, looks like the club has been active behind the scenes and good to see its been kept in house.

    Looks to me that they are drafting well to complement the list. Makes sense on the Austin delisting
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    Re: Hamling a Dog

    He certainly fits our focus on young players during the off season.
    We have acquired Boyd, Biggs and Hamling before the National draft.

    We will have to be patient with him as he hasn't played a lot of good football yet but I did read we wanted to draft him when the Cats selected him.
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    Re: Hamling a Dog

    I think it's only soft tissue injuries that have been his problem.
    This could be the training regime at Geelong, hopefully ours is a little different and he comes good.
    Bring back the biff

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    Re: Hamling a Dog

    Here is an article that might be worth a read

    Hamlinghttp://geelongadvertiser.com.au/spor...-1226898578691

    As would most youngsters, but he looks very small compared to Tom Hawkins
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    Re: Hamling a Dog

    Don't mind this move. He'll be costing us nothing and can continue to develop down at Footscray.
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    Re: Hamling a Dog

    Welcome Joel!

    Hasn't cost us any picks as he's a DFA.
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    Re: Hamling a Dog

    I thought I would check out Hamling's athletic prowess. We were apparently interested in drafting him in 2011 but the Cats got him first.

    Hamling didn't get a senior game at Geelong and is still very much a longer term investment but maybe what maintained our attraction with him was his quickness and see him as a potential replacement for Morris.

    Given that pace off the mark is a crucial requirement for key defenders I thought I should check his Combine results

    In 2011 he recorded some great sprint times at the Combine
    5M 0.98 10M 1.70 20M 2.90

    Nakia Cockatoo is regarded as a highly rated explosive midfield prospect this year and Hamling's results almost duplicate his
    5M 1.06 10M 1.70 20M 2.90

    Based on his 2011 results he did have a lot of work to do on his endurance though.

    I thought it might also be interesting to compare his leaping ability against another highly rated and athletic talent this year in the 194cm Tyler Keitel

    Hamling
    Vertical Jump 68
    Running Jump Left 71
    Running Jump Right 84

    Keitel
    Vertical Jump 68
    Running Jump Left 80
    Running Jump Right 79

    I think there is a bit to work with here and I hope we can develop him quickly.

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    Re: Hamling a Dog

    Decent pick up because he's exactly what we need. I'm not expecting much from him though.

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    Re: Hamling a Dog

    I guess the question will be asked why the Cats couldn't maintain him but we see some value in him?

    Maybe it was a decision made after the Rhys Stanley trade who they might see as a CHB
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    Re: Hamling a Dog

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    I guess the question will be asked why the Cats couldn't maintain him but we see some value in him?

    Maybe it was a decision made after the Rhys Stanley trade who they might see as a CHB
    You could probably ask that question with all the players who are delisted. It's very rare a gem is unearthed after he finds a new club. My expectations are he'll probably become a serviceable backup.

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    Joel 'the hammer'!

    Very excited to have a TeamWA boy at the dogs...our ONLY one.
    What should I tell her? She's going to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjp View Post
    Joel 'the hammer'!

    Very excited to have a TeamWA boy at the dogs...our ONLY one.
    Playing as a forward or as a defender for us MJP?
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    Re: Hamling a Dog

    Big welcome to the Doggies Joel.
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