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    High praise for rookie Lynch

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    When you think of elite ball users at the Bulldogs, you think of Bob Murphy, but according to Steven King, you should also consider young Western Australian Brad Lynch.

    Taken with the Dogs’ first pick in the 2015 NAB AFL Rookie Draft, Lynch impressed at VFL level last season, and will get his chance to ply his trade against AFL talent this weekend in the opening game of the JLT Community Series.

    In 22 games for Footscray last season, Lynch rated above average for disposals and uncontested possessions and rated elite for kicking and disposal efficiency, eliciting some high praise from the Bulldogs backline coach.

    “He’s probably on par with Murph with his kicking skills - both feet - he’s got lightning speed and he’s a really good athlete, King said.

    “You’ll see him play down back, across half back, potentially on the wing as well. Good speed, good athlete and a great user of the footy.

    “He’s a pretty exciting prospect for us.”
    At the other end of the spectrum is Murphy himself, who Kings says has worked hard over the summer and is ready to return for his eighteenth season at the Club.

    “He’s been going really well, he joined in the full training match sim post-Christmas, King said.

    “He’s had a good couple of month block where he’s been upping his intensity and he’s fit back in, especially down back with all of the stuff we’ve done at training.

    “He hasn’t missed a beat really all pre-season.”

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    Re: High praise for rookie Lynch

    I think there's going to be a lot of interest for him by the end of the season. Can we actually contract him throughout the year as the rules are (rookie to senior list), knowing we 100% get him in an upgrade? I can't recall it being done by us, vaguely I recall Peverill at Essendon maybe doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    I think there's going to be a lot of interest for him by the end of the season. Can we actually contract him throughout the year as the rules are (rookie to senior list), knowing we 100% get him in an upgrade? I can't recall it being done by us, vaguely I recall Peverill at Essendon maybe doing it.
    Who does he replace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Who does he replace.
    We need to cut three players at the end of the year, so there's a spot for him. I'm not interested in this year, or list management, but whether the rules allow us to offer a 2016 rookie a 2017+ senior contract? (If we wanted to lock him away)

    We know we can draft him with a nothing pick with certainty, just if there's rules or precedent around it. The more I think about Peverill was that he was dropped back to the rookie list with the LTI player coming back, but Essendon may have offered him a contract to keep him locked in.
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    Re: High praise for rookie Lynch

    He's a good chance to become a regular senior player. I like the fact that we have both he and Williams who can alternate between a back flank or a wing. His balance and kicking with both feet really stand out.
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    Re: High praise for rookie Lynch

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    Who does he replace.
    Should replace Hamilton who doesn't have an AFL trait. Lynch has more upside than Webb Dale Honey and Hamilton for mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kruder View Post
    Should replace Hamilton who doesn't have an AFL trait. Lynch has more upside than Webb Dale Honey and Hamilton for mine.

    He is a nice shit at goal but I don't see it. The coaches must like him though or they wouldn't have recontracted him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    He is a nice shit at goal but I don't see it. The coaches must like him though or they wouldn't have recontracted him.
    I love a good shit at goal. First thing in the morning.
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    Re: High praise for rookie Lynch

    Has the ability to reach JJ levels, IMO. Only real knock on his game is his defensive pressure. He does shy away from the really physical stuff which should hopefully improve as he develops.

    Very bullish on him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by comrade View Post
    Has the ability to reach JJ levels, IMO. Only real knock on his game is his defensive pressure. He does shy away from the really physical stuff which should hopefully improve as he develops.
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    Very bullish on him.
    He's just a kid, we can't expect him to be Glenn Archer.yet. But like you say he should develop that as he works on it in the next couple of years.

    When he does he will be a weapon off halfback if they are comparing him to Murph.
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.

    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "




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    Re: High praise for rookie Lynch

    I really like Lynch, but I am concerned with his defensive ability.

    If he gets that defensive side right, he will be a terrific player.

    I see him more in the Isaac Smith mould, where he can be a terrific outside player, but really need a system that gets the ball to him.
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    Re: High praise for rookie Lynch

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog Joe View Post
    I really like Lynch, but I am concerned with his defensive ability.

    If he gets that defensive side right, he will be a terrific player.

    I see him more in the Isaac Smith mould, where he can be a terrific outside player, but really need a system that gets the ball to him.
    Agree with that, I thought some of his defensive work was dicey last year - much of that you can put down to being a first year player though. I wouldn't mind him spending some more time through the middle for Footscray, our midfield lacks that creative, running type.

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    Re: High praise for rookie Lynch

    Quote Originally Posted by kruder View Post
    Should replace Hamilton who doesn't have an AFL trait. Lynch has more upside than Webb Dale Honey and Hamilton for mine.
    I rate Bailey Dale, elite finishers are worth their weight in gold when the pressure is on (see Stringer - on a crap day - nail a half chance in the GF).
    Webb I have worries about, I like Lynch's offense but not convince on his defensive side yet.

    Bailey Williams I'm a huge fan of. Looked composed at AFL level last year, just has the disposal and decision making and movement to really be a weapon for us. I expect he'll take JJ's career trajectory and he'll be massive for us in a couple of years post-Bob & Boyd.
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    Re: High praise for rookie Lynch

    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    I rate Bailey Dale, elite finishers are worth their weight in gold when the pressure is on.
    Yep, just have a look at his beautifully weighted short pass inside 50 to Bont late in the game against Adelaide last year - brilliant vision, decision making and execution that most players would not have even considered. I've got similar hopes that Dale will become a player.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sedat View Post
    Yep, just have a look at his beautifully weighted short pass inside 50 to Bont late in the game against Adelaide last year - brilliant vision, decision making and execution that most players would not have even considered. I've got similar hopes that Dale will become a player.
    Ditto. He had three crucial touches in that last quarter, and I'd argue he won that game for us. I've heard Bevo personally talk high about BD and ability to play multiple positions, but I'm not exactly sure where he's going to play right now. So I'm a little confused, but I really, really rate his potential, and with another pre-season and more bulk (remembering he looked 12 when we drafted him) should really help. To go up as a side we need some kids to pressure the MC with white hot form, and I'd have money Dale will be one of them.
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