Elephantiasis Aggots: Will yours be sizable enough to pick Tom Mitchell in 2015?
The interview with Johnny Bruyn in last year’s preseason was fantastic. I took 2 crucial decisions that needed to be made very seriously. He said you must pick Abblett, which I was 90% on but most likely that was the reassurance I needed. And I guess when he does go forward; he will win the Coleman & average 124. If you didn’t have him you were done in round 1.
The second important point was the decision between Tom Mitchell & Luke Parker. Big Johnny when asked the question said “I think Luke Parker is the one”. I didn’t listen & got punished. Effectively that decision ended my chances. Always listen to big Johnny.
Will Tom Mitchell become the SC beast we expect in 2015?
Given Sydney was exempt from trading in players until the COLA is scrapped Tom Mitchell will be seen as a new recruit. He lit a cigarette lighter between my cheeks in 2014 just as I hit the accelerator a little too hard & what a painful mess, but I’m not writing this fella off just yet.
|Games last season:||6|
|Average last season:||N/A|
|100+ games last season:||1|
|Sub 80 games last season:||3|
|Price range last season:||$395K-$464K|
|Missed games last season:||Round 5-21 Injury & no spot|
|Significant history:||Barry Mitchellson’s son. Son of a gun father son selections pick 21 overall 2011.|
Speaking with a Die hard Sydney fan & Blood brother post Grand Final I asked him the question of whether Tom Mitchell is a best 22 player. The response was emphatic. He had injuries & some poor form throughout the season, coupled with a balanced side playing well & the cards just didn’t fall right for him. ”Absolutely he’s best 22”. It’s hard to argue with that. Tom has chosen to stay with Sydney so it would be silly not to think he can get a game with a decent preseason under the belt.
There is no doubting this guy can seriously play. He’s a ball magnet & knows what to do with it. The particular interest comes from whether he retains the Mid/Fwd eligibility. Only 2 goals last season in 6 games have me worried he might not.
A significant slap across the face, like you would a red headed step child could spark this beast into action! But will it happen in 2015. Now with an upcoming fourth preseason under the belt Tom is about to enter his prime.
Jesus, where do you start? Tom started last season with respectable 93-97 scores. From there it was downhill& then a complete disaster. 2 scores in the 50’s & a long term injury caused heartache for many including myself. Whilst that happened Luke Parker marched on to Elite status. So injury & form slump risk pose a selection nightmare to potential owners in 2015.
If your leaning towards stacking your midfield in 2015 then something has to give & value across other lines is paramount. Therefore saving 150K+ on Parker is something you will have to consider.
- Where do you start!
- Knows how to find the footy
- Knows what to do with it
- Elite potential
- Can kick goals
- Where do you start!
- Injury Risk
- Form Risk
It’s a hung jury here. There are so many compelling reasons for & against. If you’re looking at a7-3 Midfield like Higgo is then something has to give. You will have to search for value elsewhere &Tom will present you with both arousal& nightmares! I think at some point & probably sooner rather than later this man will reach SC elite scoring power.
The challenge will be getting on at just the right time. If he retains the Mid/Fwd swinger status & retains a low price you must keep this fella on your potential bargain list. I used to love watching his old man play & I rate Tom’s talent more than his old man. If the cards fall into place this could be worth the gamble.
The Pieman loves a risk burger with the lot. At this stage I’ll be chowing down on this one if the Mid/fwd is retained, purely so I can stack my midfield! But it’s the pre-preseason so anything can happen!
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