Player Watch #12: Jy Simpkin - 2nd in 2020 Syd Barker

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Caracas

Premium Gold
Apr 3, 2008
5,435
11,483
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Man Utd, Celtic, Kildare
I haven't posted much for the past few weeks, just wanted to say that Simpkin has been sensational, making people like myself who suggested he may be a 'bust' look like idiots.

Yep, I put my hand up, I'll cop my fair whack, I thought he might be a bust, and I said as much, earlier in the season.

Sometimes we get things wrong. I think I got this one wrong. I hope so, anyway, and some of the evidence lately certainly suggests as much.
I just watched the last quarter for the first time since being at Marvel. I cannot fathom how we managed to lose it after we took the lead with eight minutes to go. We had them on toast. You could have knocked them down with a feather. We stopped hunting them and allowed them to hunt us instead, which was ludicrous.


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shintemaster

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 24, 2002
15,735
28,163
Ponderama
AFL Club
North Melbourne
His game got lost amongst all the dazzle tonight.

Was very good.
His best game start to finish IMO. Good inside, neat steps, a few big tackles and he worked really hard to run to make space and connections for teammates, something I've not noticed as much before with him. Continues to improve, clearly pays attention during reviews and pushes to get the best out of himself. Great signs.
 

Kangaroos4eva

Hall of Famer
Aug 22, 2012
41,034
75,041
QLD
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
West Ham United
His best game start to finish IMO. Good inside, neat steps, a few big tackles and he worked really hard to run to make space and connections for teammates, something I've not noticed as much before with him. Continues to improve, clearly pays attention during reviews and pushes to get the best out of himself. Great signs.
Working on his strength and spread (fitness) should be his preseason priority. Is coming along nicely.
 

ferball

Premium Platinum
Jul 24, 2015
22,257
42,346
AFL Club
North Melbourne
His best game start to finish IMO. Good inside, neat steps, a few big tackles and he worked really hard to run to make space and connections for teammates, something I've not noticed as much before with him. Continues to improve, clearly pays attention during reviews and pushes to get the best out of himself. Great signs.
He worked his arse off and it really stood out.
 

SonofSamsquanch

I never voted for trumppy!
Mar 31, 2016
7,008
14,608
Deep South
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Really liked Jy's game last night. He showed some sublime skills, and improved on his great recent form (cat game excepted). Jy really moved the ball last night, stole his way through contests. Showed us what we wanted to see!
 
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