Player Watch #11 Max Gawn - 4 Time All Australian

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Gysberts2Bate

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FFS mate ANB s**ts himself under little pressure and fumbles the ball, the guy doesn't even get basic skills right.



I don't think Langdon is going to suddenly make us into a finals side but he absolutely improves us on the spread.
We aren’t coached to spread. If the coaches change the game plan because we get Langdon I’ll be happy to see some results.
 

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mrmonkey

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I don’t know if Salem was ever really leading it for a substantial period. Gawn was pretty dominant pretty early
I still thought Salem was very consistent early, I guess that with Gawn it's expected that he'll perform week after week it's easy to overlook how well he's been playing because it's at such a high standard.
 

schmuttt

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Apr 12, 2014
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Unpopular football opinion;

Max Gawns season was overrated and he was fortunate to be selected in the AA.
Statistically he was better than last year in a lot of areas but don't feel he had the impact on the game as much, especially in hitouts.
 

Jamurp

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Still remember his game against the Cats down at Geelong in 2015 when we finally broke the hoodoo, not certain it was his breakout game, but the first I saw that made me think how good he could and would be.

Champion, just wish we’d had a better year as a club to compliment him.
 

Cannon82

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He had a great year. He's a 208 cm tap ruck who can get around the ground and has excellent skills for a big ma(r)n. He's genuinely one of our better field kicks, which is more of an indictment on the rest of the side. He can make the game look ridiculously easy at times but is prone to the odd clanger and shank - if anything I think his season is underrated. If our mids had been in better form / more dominant, I'm sure people would be raving about the season he just had. His tap work could have been better but the people on the end of it were just as much if not more at fault.
 

saj_21

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Still remember his game against the Cats down at Geelong in 2015 when we finally broke the hoodoo, not certain it was his breakout game, but the first I saw that made me think how good he could and would be.

Champion, just wish we’d had a better year as a club to compliment him.
What I loved in that game was his contested marking. His marking this year was very poor. The giants game at the G was the only time I remember him taking some big marks.
 

Johnny Karate

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What I loved in that game was his contested marking. His marking this year was very poor. The giants game at the G was the only time I remember him taking some big marks.
Yeah. He deserves credit for working his arse off but some of those games like Queen’s Birthday were really stat padding. He’s far more effective when he takes intercept marks or rocks forward to take a contested grab.
 

Gysberts2Bate

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What I loved in that game was his contested marking. His marking this year was very poor. The giants game at the G was the only time I remember him taking some big marks.
What? He took the sixth most contested marks in the comp this season and his intercept marking went to another level.
 

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stEdy

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Didnt have the connection with the mids like last year, I think we forget how much of an edge that gave us last year. Some of those 3rd quarters when we would stream forward from every bounce with a decisive clearance were unbeatable. Probably more the mids fault as Gawn was still getting a heap of taps this year, just not making use of it.
 

jhong

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By our standards he had a good year , by his i reckon his 2018 year was more influential for the team . His connection with the mids was not as good this season.
 

Gysberts2Bate

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Wouldn't have made my team, but happy for him. Who was our last 4x All-Australian?
Wouldn't have made mine either. Maybe just got one back for missing out in 2017 due to injury. Unless Trac, Oliver and Lever start making it every year I don't know that we have anyone else that'll outdo Max from here
 

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