Player Watch #13: Jared Polec - NMFC exchange pick 11 & 2019 4th rd for Polec, Pittard & #48

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It's not that he was there for the bail out handball, which is a given. It was more that he was always in the right spot for it.

Many wingers are just sort of... in the area. But he was always exactly where he needed to be to give the absolute easiest bail out possible.
Yep, Polec knows where to git!
 

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Great video showing how smart of a player Jared Polec is, and illustrating that as time goes on, he's gonna be the perfect bail out option and why he's such an elite talent on the wing.
Cheers - Hey mods any chance we can get a sticky thread for these blog posts by ricky et al? So we can get them all in one place for the year?
 

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He was shit. Just about to a man, they were all shit.
Don’t be ridiculous. The team played like shit but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some nice individual performances. 21 of Polec’s 27 touches were effective. Sadly not many joined him.
 

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But at least he hit targets, which was the point being made.

We're all angry with the insipid performance, but that shouldn't induce totally irrational assessments of individuals.
It's irrational to go overboard on any players without focusing on the system.

If folks think a couple of changes here & there is going to fix things, then they are seriously kidding themselves.

If anything, this stuff exposes a posters poor football I.Q.
 

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But at least he hit targets, which was the point being made.

We're all angry with the insipid performance, but that shouldn't induce totally irrational assessments of individuals.
Yeah I’m going to take a couple more days before I start seeing logic again.
 

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When?

I have the match recording, so I need to see this.
Couple of contests on the half-forward wing late in the game. It might just be that he's holding his positioning too well, but there were times where you could see the contest was being lost and he made no attempt to close in and contend for the ball himself or even move from an offensive to a defensive positioning.
 

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There was also a very half arsed spoil at chb where he kind of drifted across the front without really contesting. I don't hold that against him tho, on the whole it was a solid first hit out for our club. It just caught my eye at the time. It was at around 6:55pm
 
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It's irrational to go overboard on any players without focusing on the system.

If folks think a couple of changes here & there is going to fix things, then they are seriously kidding themselves.

If anything, this stuff exposes a posters poor football I.Q.
Glad you're on board with this. Have been saying the same for a couple of years.

Injecting a couple of superstars into a system that goes flaky under pressure was never going to win a thing.

Rather than comparing coach to coach, it's interesting to see the comparative treatment of Wells' between football systems. One thing Collingwood had going last year was players buying into a gameplan that required high fitness and discipline to execute.
 

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Glad you're on board with this. Have been saying the same for a couple of years.

Injecting a couple of superstars into a system that goes flaky under pressure was never going to win a thing.

Rather than comparing coach to coach, it's interesting to see the comparative treatment of Wells' between football systems. One thing Collingwood had going last year was players buying into a gameplan that required high fitness and discipline to execute.
On the last point, though, they were a fit Wells away from winning the premiership ...
 

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One man’s cheap possession is another man’s not getting sucked in to every contest.
He certainly doesn’t get sucked into contests. That’s ok. It’s not his go. He’s the cherry on top. He’ll never drag us out of a hole. He needs our midfield to be on top to have an impact
 

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Quite possibly. Was he ruled out injured or unfit? Can't recall.

Either way I'm comfortable with how it played out.
I suspect he was injured, but my point is that it's not always North in the wrong.

If he was injured, then that's something Collingwood couldn't address any better than we could.

If he was left out for not meeting their (alleged) superior high performance standards, then that decision sure blew up in their faces.

Either way, I don't accept the contention that Collingwood has superior system to us, and it's certainly not a view supported by the Wells example.
 
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