Player Watch #12: Jy Simpkin -

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Jy is somewhat in between at this point
he definitely played in the middle at times and came off the back of the square
His Thing is Vision and the Twinkletoes and the Hands
But it looks like he doesnt have that initial yard to get the breakaway that a lot of the new breed small fwds have
and is he physically big that he can play sustained minutes in the middle?

I think Yes,he has that slightly deranged Jed look about him
Im guessing with Tyson as another Mid, and Polec actually able to kick it to someone plus we have to start looking after Higgo that he will def be in the midfield rotations

wot were u thinking?
Sorry I missed this response mate.

I like him as a forward.
 
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Jy is the other player I believe will break out this year. I would love to see him in the forward line for around 60-65% of the time, with a run in the midfield for the other 35-40% of the time. I have no doubt if he does, he will kick 30 plus goals next year. I also wouldn't stifle his game and let him to play on his instincts. Even if he get caught out a few times, it shouldn't matter. This guys really does have the X factor about him.
 

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Yes
In the clear light of the offseason expectations last season were too high
Has the talent we need
Very likely to rip it apart in 2019
Not sure whose expectations you're referring to, but Jy is progressing nicely after two years in the system coming off a broken leg.

A useful benchmark is Ben Ainsworth, who was pick 4 in the same draft as Jy. At the 2016 draft, they were both forward/ mids with plenty of potential and similar performances and stats as juniors. Some commentary was that, without the broken leg, Jy could have gone in the same bracket of players as Ainsworth.

No one is doubting Ainsworth's talent and potential (and I think few are doubting Jy's), but Jy's performances last year are right in line with Ainsworths:

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He is progressing nicely, thanks, but we're a couple of years from a breakout season.
 

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Super impressive turn around from this guy since the bike incident. Reckon it must have been a real life flashed before his eyes type moment when he realized he could have ended his career just like that. Cannot wait to watch him tear it up this year, looking ripped, fit and determined.
 

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Recall someone saying he had elite endurance as a junior. Top 5 in the time trial earlier in the week, 2nd in today’s yo-yo, he may just be getting back to his capacity.
Lots of talk about TT, LDU, PA and the off season recruits, but this kid is every bit as exciting as all of them.
Bring on the boy with the dancing feet


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Feel like he is flying under the radar in a lot of ways

Second in the yoyo test

Top 5 in the 2km time trial

For a kid that at times looked like he was running in quicksand in his first few years it is a massive improvement and I'm sure something he has done in an attempt to bolster his claims for midfield time

All credit to him to working his arse off in the off season it looks like
 
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Feel like he is flying under the radar in a lot of ways

Second in the yoyo test

Top 5 in the 2km time trial

For a kid that at times looked like he was running in quicksand in his first few years it is a massive improvement and I'm sure something he has done in an attempt to bolster his claims for midfield time

All credit to him to working his arse off in the off season it looks like
Came to us straight off a badly broken leg non?

Would explain slow start. Paul Roos would have played him in the 1s just before he broke the leg.

Lots of folks want to plop him in pocket this season. I reckon we want to run him through the midfielder for sure with this endurance.
 
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Feel like he is flying under the radar in a lot of ways

Second in the yoyo test

Top 5 in the 2km time trial

For a kid that at times looked like he was running in quicksand in his first few years it is a massive improvement and I'm sure something he has done in an attempt to bolster his claims for midfield time

All credit to him to working his arse off in the off season it looks like
His(sic) no longer a shiny new toy.
 

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Came to us straight off a badly broken leg non?

Would explain slow start. Paul Roos would have played him in the 1s just before he broke the leg.

Lots of folks want to plop him in pocket this season. I reckon we want to run him through the midfielder for sure with this endurance.
You want him around the edge of the pack, first receiver, creating space with the step and either dishing off to a runner or hitting someone up himself. He is going to be bloody lethal.
 
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You want him around the edge of the pack, first receiver, creating space with the step and either dishing off to a runner or hitting someone up himself. He is going to be bloody lethal.
Cunners digs it out and creates the first second with his strength, vision and hands, to Jy who takes a few steps that create another two seconds as he sends the opposition the wrong way and goes out to Polec who has three seconds break and a disorganised opposition set up so he gets on his bike in the clear and sends a long raking pass out in front of Browny who - due to that break created by Cunners and Jy - is three steps ahead of his opponent.

Browny marks, goes back and ten minutes later slots the goal.
 

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He's a genuine "bums off seats" player as it is, but a better foundation from which to use his abilities more regularly and consistently.

Very exciting times with Jy. I think he might be the most naturally gifted player on our list tbh, and he's now starting to build the tools that will allow him to make use of that talent.
 
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