Player Watch #11: Jason Castagna

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Is a absolutely shocking shot at goal
Hi technique is OK but he just loses all confidence.

He is a contest maker though, at ground and in the air - I'm guessing it's what keeps him in the team to date.

I'd understand dropping him to Butler if Butler has a good weekend but mainly because it puts pressure back on Castagna.

Having said that, Rioli looked really sore, Menadue quite ordinary and Bolton and Higgins didn't exactly shine either. Ellis had his worst game for the season too. So the queue to leave the best 22 is pretty long this week. Off the back of that I see Castagna pretty safe for another week tbh.
 

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Hi technique is OK but he just loses all confidence.

He is a contest maker though, at ground and in the air - I'm guessing it's what keeps him in the team to date.

I'd understand dropping him to Butler if Butler has a good weekend but mainly because it puts pressure back on Castagna.

Having said that, Rioli looked really sore, Menadue quite ordinary and Bolton and Higgins didn't exactly shine either. Ellis had his worst game for the season too. So the queue to leave the best 22 is pretty long this week. Off the back of that I see Castagna pretty safe for another week tbh.
If he could convert most of his shots on goals he would be a pretty decent small forward but right now his set shots are what really holds him back
 

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If he could convert most of his shots on goals he would be a pretty decent small forward but right now his set shots are what really holds him back
Yep, would still have flaws, but he has to get back to being a minimum goal a game player - minimum. Has 4 from 6 games, 3 against Melbourne last week.

Rioli had none, Bolton none, Higgins none and the worst stats of all was Lynch none - that's how bad we were up fwd tonight.
 

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To prevent a disaster you start working on eliminating your simplest problems first. Bye bye George Brando and Broad.
If they are so simple to resolve, who are they replaced with and what degree of certainty do they carry at completely solving the problem of your supposition and not become problems in themselves?
 

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In all honesty he was lucky to be continued to be played during the 2017 finals series and has not really gotten better

Bolton & Baker are atleast reliable skilled players

treading water until Bolton gets games under his belt
 

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If they are so simple to resolve, who are they replaced with and what degree of certainty do they carry at completely solving the problem of your supposition and not become problems in themselves?
I’m looking long term with Garth for Broad , CCJ or Miller or Moore for Castagna as we’re too small and RCD for Ellis.
Menadue can be replaced by anybody as he’s invisible.
We’ve beaten no one of great importance all year so plan for the future.
 
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Is like a headless chook who continually turns into trouble and gives to players who are in a no win position. Cant kick and despite flying for everything drops the simpliest of marks as well as being a major momentum killer and is the our only small to medium forward who cant play midfield.
We lost lloyd as a result of continuing with this dud.
 

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Seems to have this instinctive turn into trouble, there was one instance last night where his momentum was taking him straight to goal and he's done a blind turn in the opposite direction straight into the arms of a doggie and then coughed it up. He doesn't get the ball that often so must do alot better than that.

Butler is more composed than George most of the time and I feel an in form Butler would also help us on the scoreboard. An in form George still can't find the goals.
 

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Hi technique is OK but he just loses all confidence.

He is a contest maker though, at ground and in the air - I'm guessing it's what keeps him in the team to date.

I'd understand dropping him to Butler if Butler has a good weekend but mainly because it puts pressure back on Castagna.

Having said that, Rioli looked really sore, Menadue quite ordinary and Bolton and Higgins didn't exactly shine either. Ellis had his worst game for the season too. So the queue to leave the best 22 is pretty long this week. Off the back of that I see Castagna pretty safe for another week tbh.
His technique is deplorable, the ball is spinning on the way to his boot for set shots, watch closely
 

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His technique is deplorable, the ball is spinning on the way to his boot for set shots, watch closely
Drives me insane watching him throw the ball around on his run up.
FFS how can a professional footballer not realise that’s a terrible thing to do when you consistently fu** up the ball drop?
 

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Castagna has no feel for the game when he gets the ball. He has no sense of best options, evasion and space. But at least he tackles.

Butler is more of an outside reciever and has a feel for the game, but is a poor kick in general play and a bit of a show pony. Lazy.

Butler has more upside but geez id have neither in my team atm
 
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