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    Jack Darling

    What do we think? Is it worth bringing him in. He is only 26, i thought he was older. Would he be half the player without Kennedy taking the best defender?



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    Re: Jack Darling

    News is slow atm. Needs to play second fiddle so assume Naughton forward. We'd had to eat right into that war chest as well. Even with a gun forward in Kennedy Darling has a lot of nothing games. Still, he might except marginally more than what he's on to come over and shore up his super. I wouldn't pay massive massive coin for him. What would he be on now? 650k max?
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    Re: Jack Darling

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    What do we think? Is it worth bringing him in. He is only 26, i thought he was older. Would he be half the player without Kennedy taking the best defender?



    https://www.sen.com.au/news/2019/06/...agles-forward/
    Darlingís experience and strength would be ideal in our team desperate for key forwards. Hard to imagine why he would want to leave such a strong well performed Club. Our record on luring these type of players in the past hasnít been great.

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    His best and worst are miles apart, just like the team - he will fit in perfectly!

    Billy Gowers will appreciate another whipping boy to take some of the heat off as well!

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    I honestly think there is a 1% chance of this happening.

    Excellent player, unfairly maligned for 1 or 2 incidents, but a WA boy with a WA partner playing for WCE with a premiership list. By god we'd have to overpay handsomely.
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    I'd take him in a heartbeat.

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    Darling is a stud but I’m gonna need a better source than Karl Langdon before I get too excited.

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    He's like 6'3 but moves like a 6'7 player He'll be shit in a bad forward line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1eyedog View Post
    He's like 6'3 but moves like a 6'7 player He'll be shit in a bad forward line.
    He kicked 24 goals in his debut season in a team that won the wooden spoon the year before.

    He is serious quality but I really don't think he's gettable, certainly not at a sensible price.
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    Re: Jack Darling

    All I can think of is this
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    Re: Jack Darling

    They'd demand pick 5 or English. My two main memories of him are:

    - shitting himself in the 2016 EF when Dunkley was near him
    - dropping the easiest uncontested mark in the history of Grand Finals to kick a goal from 1 metre out to win the premiership last year and luckily it didn't cost them the flag. (Plus he did nothing in the GF outside of 15 minutes in the third.

    So I'd keep Pick 5, English and the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    They'd demand pick 5 or English. My two main memories of him are:

    - shitting himself in the 2016 EF when Dunkley was near him
    - dropping the easiest uncontested mark in the history of Grand Finals to kick a goal from 1 metre out to win the premiership last year and luckily it didn't cost them the flag. (Plus he did nothing in the GF outside of 15 minutes in the third.

    So I'd keep Pick 5, English and the money.
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    Re: Jack Darling

    He's an RFA next year which may help anyone in trade negotiations.

    At least (if the rumours are true) we're thinking big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    He's an RFA next year which may help anyone in trade negotiations.

    At least (if the rumours are true) we're thinking big.
    Sounds like we are all out to snag some high profile players.
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    Re: Jack Darling

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Sounds like we are all out to snag some high profile players.
    That Power is going far and wide is undoubtedly good. My preference is not Darling, but to leave Naughton, Schache & Trengove forward as KPFs, and rebuild our defence with a couple of good KPDs, slot Cordy, Wood & Young as mobile enough third talls.
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