Player Watch #12: Jy Simpkin | re-signed until end of 2022

Thewlis Dish

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 9, 2003
26,505
23,472
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
FGR
For his first year as a midfielder, he's been up and down as expected, but has had some huge games too. Massive work rate and willingness to get to contests - even in games where it hasn't quite clicked for him, he's still worked his backside off.

Another 40-50 games as a full time mid and he's going to be throwing up 30 possession, 10 clearance games on a regular basis.
 

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king of the road

Premium Gold
Aug 17, 2009
1,018
2,121
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Just as a story like this may indicate an impending selection for a first gamer; this could foreshadow a move to the leadership group for Jy perhaps?

At whose expense, would you wager?
 

ferball

Premium Platinum
Jul 24, 2015
14,210
26,248
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Just as a story like this may indicate an impending selection for a first gamer; this could foreshadow a move to the leadership group for Jy perhaps?

At whose expense, would you wager?
He needs more onfield performance and authority imo. Probably needs 2 seasons of consistently dominating his position and driving wins for us.
 

the Ziebull

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 14, 2010
16,479
12,556
AFL Club
North Melbourne
^goes without saying jmac gets replaced/taken out of leadership group

He’s not best 22 will be lining up in the vfl round 1
 

shinboner magic

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 17, 2007
11,442
11,351
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
hellas,liverpool,storm,au
Jy looks like a leader of our young hungry dogs.
He knows he belongs now and will bring his younger teammates with him
 

roos_fanatic08

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 21, 2008
20,049
29,341
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Physically, this kid has matured so much in the past 12 months. Has put a mountain of work in in the gym and on the track.

Has been working a lot with Heath Scotland and Jared Moore to improve his midfield craft. Particularly his positioning around the stoppages. Also been working with Boomer on his impact forward of centre.

Expect him to take his game to another level this year.
 

Passmore

Norm Smith Medallist
May 22, 2001
9,893
20,760
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Norf
Physically, this kid has matured so much in the past 12 months. Has put a mountain of work in in the gym and on the track.

Has been working a lot with Heath Scotland and Jared Moore to improve his midfield craft. Particularly his positioning around the stoppages. Also been working with Boomer on his impact forward of centre.

Expect him to take his game to another level this year.
It don’t maketh the footballer, but he’s certainly got a helluva rig going on. Looks as fit as all get out.

The forward stuff is important. We need these rotating mids to start getting amongst the goals.


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