Player Watch #16: Archie Perkins - Finally kicks first goal!

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Beerfish

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Contract Status: Out of contract 2022
Last Game Played: Currently in the side
Injury Status: n/a
 
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citizen-erased

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Big, strong, fast and super competitive - his repeat efforts are unusual for a first year player. He’s a beast.

He’s something....I’m still not sure what but he’s definitely something.
As an essendon supporter you're forgiven for being confused. Not our typical sort of pick
 

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Big, strong, fast and super competitive - his repeat efforts are unusual for a first year player. He’s a beast.

He’s something....I’m still not sure what but he’s definitely something.
Between him n the 🦄 we’ve drafted two players who are genuinely hard to describe (in a good way) in one draft. Agree though, the repeat efforts and sheer willpower are the best bit, finishing will come but he’s just great grunt right now.
 

Vander18

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Between him n the 🦄 we’ve drafted two players who are genuinely hard to describe (in a good way) in one draft. Agree though, the repeat efforts and sheer willpower are the best bit, finishing will come but he’s just great grunt right now.
I get Cox though - I feel like I can see what he’ll be down the line.

Still not sure with Archie. He’s harder to project.
 

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Hak94

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Has Archie kicked a goal yet?
Serious question. My brain is only recalling posters.
Not yet, feels like it may happen soon though as he is building consistency and confidence in his game. The past few weeks he's had a couple of chances to kick one.
 

owen87

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All very similar breaking the 50m arc running shots too.


Not sure if anyone that watched him as a junior can comment if these were a feature?
ant555 or eDPS don't know if either of you saw much of him playing as a junior?

Seems to me like he's getting enough chances but hasn't quite got his goal radar on target yet. For a guy who was playing forward I'd guess it's just a matter of time until he starts making those.
 

andleanback

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ant555 or eDPS don't know if either of you saw much of him playing as a junior?

Seems to me like he's getting enough chances but hasn't quite got his goal radar on target yet. For a guy who was playing forward I'd guess it's just a matter of time until he starts making those.
He kicked a lot of behinds in nab league games aswell.
 

Hak94

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Also, does he have a nickname around the club or? I just scream "PERKO" at my TV whenever he's on the screen/gets the ball.

Can't call him "Tex" because Taylor Walker has been given that.
 

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