Player Watch #12 Josh P. Kennedy (c) - carrying our midfield solo 2014-2018

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He undeniably didn't play that good a game but it's a sign of his inherent ability that he played less than 75% of game time and still won 21 touches and laid 10 tackles.

I hope he's able to adapt his body/game over the pre-season to be in better shape to improve on this year. He's not finished yet.
 

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The thing with JPK is it hard to tell whether he is injured or not. I did not see him getting treatment on the bench.

The guy is such a Spartan. It is almost as if he could bust a leg and his face would barely show a flicker beyond annoyance he could not get to the next contest.
 

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He undeniably didn't play that good a game but it's a sign of his inherent ability that he played less than 75% of game time and still won 21 touches and laid 10 tackles.

I hope he's able to adapt his body/game over the pre-season to be in better shape to improve on this year. He's not finished yet.
Aye. However I think the planning for next year may require managed game time time and missing some games.
 

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I think we definitely have to find a way to not play Kennedy 100% in the guts to allow Hewett, Florent, Rowbottom etc. to take more minutes.

I'd love to see Kennedy spend time training specifically as a forward over the pre-season. In the same vein as Selwood playing HB/wing in Geelong or David Mundy playing forward for Freo. It's tricky because his lack of pace, but I think he is smart enough that he could adapt to playing as a forward if given training time there. Still play like 2/3 of his gametime in the guts because we need him there, but to be able to go forward and have an impact on the game.
 

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I think we definitely have to find a way to not play Kennedy 100% in the guts to allow Hewett, Florent, Rowbottom etc. to take more minutes.

I'd love to see Kennedy spend time training specifically as a forward over the pre-season. In the same vein as Selwood playing HB/wing in Geelong or David Mundy playing forward for Freo. It's tricky because his lack of pace, but I think he is smart enough that he could adapt to playing as a forward if given training time there. Still play like 2/3 of his gametime in the guts because we need him there, but to be able to go forward and have an impact on the game.
I don't see why we can't rotate Kennedy and to a lesser extent Parker through the forward line more often, especially when we're gifting games to players like Menzel, Rose & Jack.
 
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