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    Re: Open Season on Aaron Naughton??

    Quote Originally Posted by The Bulldogs Bite View Post
    Clearly the only viable option is to clone him.
    Grant - Murphy - Naughton.

    We've always had that player who plays both ends that we want to clone. Even going back to black and white - Whitten played both ends, and Jack Collins kicked 8 in a half once only to be thrown into the ruck for the rest of the game.
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    Re: Open Season on Aaron Naughton??

    The media are slow to catch on. Now they are raving about what an influence Naughton is having as a foward. Gee whiz.

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    Re: Open Season on Aaron Naughton??

    Ha. On The Couch. Apologises and says we were wrong about Naughton,

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    Re: Open Season on Aaron Naughton??

    We can't take their hate wank endorphins back though, can we? These ****wits might be better off looking deeply first, and shooting their gobs off second.

    There's actually no need for people to be uninformed arseholes outside of it being cheaper and less time consuming to produce content. These media folks are only just slightly more cynical in their jobs than the pricks who lobby government to regulate the meat content in meat pies to reduce from 27% to 25% as a daytime job.
    TF is this?.........Obviously you're not a golfer.

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    Re: Open Season on Aaron Naughton??

    It is actually surprising they don’t do any background checks on any of their outrageous ideas before they open their mouths.
    From sack the coach to put Naughton back and Macrae Daniel and Dale are leaving, admittedly one might go but you throw enough out there one might be right.
    It’s all just white noise.
    Bring back the biff

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    Re: Open Season on Aaron Naughton??

    Quote Originally Posted by comrade View Post
    I want the team to win, individual stats are meaningless. I still think we?re better balanced if he plays in defence.
    Naughton has said he can't defend and really only played intercept down back with not much accountability. He also prefers to play as a forward. Why would you even think of playing him down back with the work rate he has a forward. Who does all the grunt work and crash and bash on the forward line then? Marra will also get the number one defender.

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    Re: Open Season on Aaron Naughton??

    Quote Originally Posted by angelopetraglia View Post
    So after all the criticism on Naughton.

    After nine rounds. Rank in the total competition.

    #8 for goals
    #6 for score involvements
    #1 forward for score involvements
    #3 for goal assists
    #1 key forward for goal assists
    #3 key forward for disposals
    #3 key forward for marks on a lead

    Still want to play him back?
    This has Royce Hart c. 1980 Kelvin Templeton move from FF to CHF vibes.
    But then again, I'm an Internet poster and Bevo is a premiership coach so draw your own conclusions.

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    Re: Open Season on Aaron Naughton??

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullies View Post
    Naughton has said he can't defend and really only played intercept down back with not much accountability. He also prefers to play as a forward. Why would you even think of playing him down back with the work rate he has a forward. Who does all the grunt work and crash and bash on the forward line then? Marra will also get the number one defender.
    I have always said, big forwards who can play are like Gold.
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    Re: Open Season on Aaron Naughton??

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    I have always said, big forwards who can play are like Gold.
    Fixed it.

    "I have always said, big forwards who can play are like God."

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    Re: Open Season on Aaron Naughton??

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullies View Post
    Naughton has said he can't defend and really only played intercept down back with not much accountability. He also prefers to play as a forward. Why would you even think of playing him down back with the work rate he has a forward. Who does all the grunt work and crash and bash on the forward line then? Marra will also get the number one defender.
    Where did you hear this?
    More of an In Bruges guy?

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    Re: Open Season on Aaron Naughton??

    I think we're also forgetting that he was pretty good last year too. He's just improved in a few key areas.

    I'm a big fan of him higher up the ground, and I've been impressed by his aerobic capacity to work back and still be a target forward.

    2023 vs 2024
    Disposals: 11.6 vs 14.7
    Marks: 4.3 vs 5.9
    Goals: 1.9 vs 2.1
    Inside 50: 1.8 v 3.6
    Goal assists: 0.9 vs 1.2

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    Re: Open Season on Aaron Naughton??

    Quote Originally Posted by azabob View Post
    Where did you hear this?
    Naughton has said it in interviews. He said he likes the freedom of playing in the forward line and prefers not to to play man on man in defense as defense is not one of his strong points. When he did play defense he was an intercept defender.

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    Re: Open Season on Aaron Naughton??

    The concerning part for me is that over the last 2 weeks when we have won our games Naughton has trained in a black headband and today he's reverted back to white.
    Respect the streak Naughty.
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    Re: Open Season on Aaron Naughton??

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    The concerning part for me is that over the last 2 weeks when we have won our games Naughton has trained in a black headband and today he's reverted back to white.
    Respect the streak Naughty.
    Ha ....

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    Re: Open Season on Aaron Naughton??

    As a good player, Naughton is going to be pretty likely to play good football in a number of positions.

    I do enjoy that he is getting up the ground, because I don't think him being more anchored to the forward 50 is great for us when he gets a quality opponent.

    Naughton putting up good stats is great. But we're 5-5 and 11th on the ladder, with a greater likelihood of missing finals than making it. So with that in mind, the debate of Naughton back/forward is far from conclusive or concluded and we still have to answer the biggest list management question hanging over our heads: "What the hell do we do when Jones and Keath retire in the near future?".

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