Player Watch #12 Josh P. Kennedy (c) - King Kennedy, the contested possession king.

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The King!

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No but seriously with Kennedy and Hanners slowing down you have Parker and Heeney left without much else i remember in 2014 we used to have 8 mids rotating in the middle.

We don’t have him now so it’s done

I don’t disagree

But also we can’t t go back over the trade every loss

Kennedy is declining quicker than hoped so is jack and Hannebery too

Wether it’s permanent who knows surely hanners comes good at least and Kennedy is still ok

It’s what we do now
 

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canadamatt

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Kennedy was good today (not great) until he got a knock to the knee...then he really slowed down in the 4th. Wouldn't be surprised if he is out against the Injuryingwood
 

Jewelsbon

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We don’t have him now so it’s done

I don’t disagree

But also we can’t go back over the trade every loss

Kennedy is declining quicker than hoped so is jack and Hannebery too

Wether it’s permanent who knows surely hanners comes good at least and Kennedy is still ok

It’s what we do now
I wish everyone on here could get that through their heads, if we knew then what we know now we would probably never let Mitchell go, but we did and it's done GTFOI
 

TheMase

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1 clearance last night. 10 contested possessions.

I remember a time he used to get 20 (CP) every week.

His best is probably behind him unfortunately.
 

Superstar swan

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If kennedy is slowing then the club needs to make the call. Give him a reduced role ie 50/50 time mid and forward and back dawson in full time. Give dawson the experience now while he still has kennedy to share the responsibility. Its too late if kennedy pulls the pin and then we throw someone like dawson to the wolves. Apprentices dont learn without tradesmen
 

The King!

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If kennedy is slowing then the club needs to make the call. Give him a reduced role ie 50/50 time mid and forward and back dawson in full time. Give dawson the experience now while he still has kennedy to share the responsibility. Its too late if kennedy pulls the pin and then we throw someone like dawson to the wolves. Apprentices dont learn without tradesmen
Yep something like that

If it is Dawson make him start and do 50-55 percent and Kennedy in bursts

Kennedy forward or even back a bit
 

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Superstar swan

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Keenedy like ROK won’t make it as a forward late in there careers imo
While he wont be a force up there, the fact that it will allow him extra time to rest will mean he can go harder in shorter burts in the mids will make it worth while,also his work at clearances inside 50 could be valuable aswell. He is an adequate shot for goal and has reasonable hands. I dont think he will be an all australian up there but he could prove to be valuable
 

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At his age he shouldn’t have to be expected year on year to keep carrying the midfield

Poor recruiting and letter another go imo
 

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I think Kennedy being done is very overstated. He's had a good year and I agree we can't allow him to carry us anymore but I think he has a few good years left.

What I'm beginning to think is that he's not the ideal captain. He's fantastic as a leader and will lead by example but the club has not been functioning consistently well since he took over. I'm wondering if relieving him of that responsibility would see him regain some of the lost ground as a player (not a reach imo) and let another younger voice take ownership of a young squad.
 

Kirkswan

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I think Kennedy being done is very overstated. He's had a good year and I agree we can't allow him to carry us anymore but I think he has a few good years left.

What I'm beginning to think is that he's not the ideal captain. He's fantastic as a leader and will lead by example but the club has not been functioning consistently well since he took over. I'm wondering if relieving him of that responsibility would see him regain some of the lost ground as a player (not a reach imo) and let another younger voice take ownership of a young squad.
I agree. There have been on-field leadership issues, and while it is impossible to know from the outside, I have been wondering the same...

Not meant to be in any way disrespectful...
 

grimlock

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I think Kennedy being done is very overstated. He's had a good year and I agree we can't allow him to carry us anymore but I think he has a few good years left.

What I'm beginning to think is that he's not the ideal captain. He's fantastic as a leader and will lead by example but the club has not been functioning consistently well since he took over. I'm wondering if relieving him of that responsibility would see him regain some of the lost ground as a player (not a reach imo) and let another younger voice take ownership of a young squad.
I agree our record has slipped since he became captain but I’m going to spin it a different way.

I was very surprised when he was appointed sole captain, not that I didn’t think he wasn’t up to the job, but rather that we abandoned the multiple captains system that has worked so well for us since Maxfield stepped down mid 2005.

It may be only a simple thing such as sharing the off field responsibilities that lightens their load and allows a greater concentration on their on field performance.

At the time I thought Hanners would have made a fine co-captain but with his recent injury struggles this isn’t likely.

We will have to start considering the next batch including Rampe and Parker if we decide to revert to co-captaincy.
 

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