Player Watch #15: Jayden Laverde

Mr Mojo Risin

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 15, 2008
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Houlahan chose the worst week to have a bad game IMO. If he'd had a good one I think he may have been a chance.
I'd imagine he is a long way behind Laverde in their pecking order thing. I doubt they only take the last week into consideration. Laverde has a lot more VFL runs on the board.
 

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BrunoV

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May 5, 2009
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As nice as it is, I don't think he deserved it.

Surely he's been working on everything we've wanted him to work on? He's ready to go unlike round 1 when he still had heaps to work on.

I'm not even happy that we've finally dropped Baguley for Laverde because doing it now just proves the stupidity of the original plan.

It's round 10 Baguley has played maybe 2 genuinely good games as a forward last year which were not padded by JTG goals.

Now the season is on the line, so is the coaches career and we've loaded the team with undercooked players who were not performing, throwing any semblance of planning and selection integrity we've previously clung to out the window.

Worsfold is an idiot who is likely going to be made to look good due to the talent at his disposal because that's the reality for most.
 

ScrappyCoCo

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Jul 5, 2014
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Far out..one of these injury prone players needs some luck and a good run at it. Good luck Jayden I hope you go well. On his best day he will give a lot more than than Bags and a quiet day will not be that much different. Team strengthening move.
 

kelvin_sheedy

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Apr 30, 2006
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I wish him well but he was ready round 1 after some decent preparation but got overlooked. 2 injuries later he's now being called in and possibly playing catchup with his body and fitness.

Seems like another guy we've botched up the year for.
 

Seb78

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Aug 27, 2008
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Standard first game back type of performance. I thought he impacted a few contests early and had a decent crack in trying conditions. Will get better with more game time.
 

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un_eggs

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 9, 2007
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Not unhappy with his first-up contribution. Glad he’ll get a run at it now with our forward line decimated. Carlton game is a chance for him to snag a few.
 

Darealrath

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Jul 6, 2002
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Competed well enough. Hopefully stays in as long as he is fit and gradually increases his time in the midfield.
 

Zach Package

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Sep 21, 2012
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Love the target he gives us in the air and his follow up when the ball hits the deck. He’s basically impossible for small/medium defenders to beat in the air unless the kick in is outrageously bad and his tackles and repeat efforts are probably up 50% since I last saw him.

It would have been nice reward for him to kick straight and snag 4 but I really like this Laverde
 

Kakkle

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Jun 2, 2012
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Love the target he gives us in the air and his follow up when the ball hits the deck. He’s basically impossible for small/medium defenders to beat in the air unless the kick in is outrageously bad and his tackles and repeat efforts are probably up 50% since I last saw him.

It would have been nice reward for him to kick straight and snag 4 but I really like this Laverde

Also just nice to see someone back themselves in after missing a few easier ones earlier. Maybe 3 players in the whole competition who wouldn't go the kick around the body from there.
 

SherbertLemon

Premiership Player
Apr 7, 2013
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Great on the lead and good in traffic.
Like most of our forwards is a very questionable kick.
Frustrating, but good game.
I pray to god he can string some more games together and stay fit and healthy
 

Essendonia

Soldier of Fortune
Aug 2, 2010
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Somehow looks comfortable, even if it's not all clicking just yet. Good to see him get into the right places to get the shots. If he can stay on the park, the rest will take care of itself.
 

astrowizzle

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Jul 3, 2007
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I like him. He's got mongrel about him. Likes it rough. Can see him cutting lose in the next few games and will be brilliant to watch him do it. After all his injuries he's ready to go
 

Liberator

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Oct 24, 2014
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Had this weird vision the other night, I was in this place with zig-zaggy Lino and red drapes, and this dwarf danced backwards across the floor and said ‘The medium forwards you like will come back into style’... then Xavier Clarke came shuffling in in a waiters uniform and tried to serve a glass of milk. I think that this means that:
1. Carlton will hire Dave Lynch as coach
2. I should stop ordering the mushroom pie at work
3. There might be some late movement in the ol Laverde vs Langford vs Fantasia thread

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astrowizzle

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Jul 3, 2007
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Had this weird vision the other night, I was in this place with zig-zaggy Lino and red drapes, and this dwarf danced backwards across the floor and said ‘The medium forwards you like will come back into style’... then Xavier Clarke came shuffling in in a waiters uniform and tried to serve a glass of milk. I think that this means that:
1. Carlton will hire Dave Lynch as coach
2. I should stop ordering the mushroom pie at work
3. There might be some late movement in the ol Laverde vs Langford vs Fantasia thread

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I want some of that pie
 

Seagrave_Holmes

Premiership Player
Jun 8, 2014
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Rand McNally
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Had this weird vision the other night, I was in this place with zig-zaggy Lino and red drapes, and this dwarf danced backwards across the floor and said ‘The medium forwards you like will come back into style’... then Xavier Clarke came shuffling in in a waiters uniform and tried to serve a glass of milk. I think that this means that:
1. Carlton will hire Dave Lynch as coach
2. I should stop ordering the mushroom pie at work
3. There might be some late movement in the ol Laverde vs Langford vs Fantasia thread

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DID YOU HAVE THE SAME BACKWARDS TALKING DREAM WITH THE FLAMING CARDS???
 

citizen-erased

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Jun 11, 2007
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It’s kinda nice seeing some of the kids hit their stride.

Parish, Langford, redman, laverde.
Ridley was awesome when he was in.
Clarke has a ripper game.
Francis building touch as a forward

Would love to see us persist with this group until the end of the year.
 
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