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Player Watch #19 Matthew Ling - no relation to Cameron

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  1. Monkey Daniel

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    Ling was a Geelong fan, the photo of him posted earlier in this thread, there's a Cats beanie in the foreground. Not sure about the Sydney guernsey hanging on the wall or the reason behind it. The other guernsey is St Joeys college from winning the final of the HeraldSun shield.
     

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  2. Monkey Daniel

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    Ling won't be a flight risk, his parents are stoked he was selected by Sydney. Of all the teams in the league including Geelong, we couldn't have picked a better team for him to be a part of.
    They believe he will fit perfectly into the team, as he's very much a team player.
    Personally I think you got yourselves a good one :thumbsu:
     
  3. Swanee

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    I haven't read all the posts here but just wondering if Matthew Ling is related at all to ex-Geelong Captain Cameron Ling. Especially as he was playing for the Geelong Falcons?
     
  4. RUNVS

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    Apparently, there is no relation.
     
  5. MarkP

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    I heard that there is a close relationship.

    Apparently because Ling is a ranga everyone gets all coy and the denials kick in.

    I mean fair enough. Red heads. Pffft.
     
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  6. SwansFaninUSA

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    I haven't heard much on Ling this preseason. In fact, I have heard practically nothing. I saw nothing of him in the JLT. Is there an injury or health concern?
     
  7. LukeParkerno1

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    Got injured before the JLT series. You would assume they are just taking it easy. No need to rush.
     
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    Signed a one year extension. up to 2021 now?
     
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  10. puke

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    Wow that's a wonderful endorsement at a time our list is already strong . I think it was Hanners who was quoted saying that prior to his injury he was a preseason standout.
     
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    Fantastic news! Been so excited to see what Ling could produce afer watching stoddart and Mccartin impress. No AFLX or JLT games, but great wraps already from our head honcho usually reserved in praise:

    “From the moment Matt joined the Swans, he settled in so well and showed to everyone that he’s got a bright future ahead,” Harley said.

    “We think Matt will be a great player for us – he’s quick, agile and skilful on his trusty left-foot.

    Maybe reading into it too much but 'good, very good' ok more common... but great! :eek::D
     
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    Thanks. When you are sitting up here in the states, the web still gives good coverage, but some small details get lost in the shuffle.
     
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    http://www.sydneyswans.com.au/video/2018-03-19/ling-extends-contract

    In this interview he mentions he missed a few weeks with toe injuries but indicates he has recoverd now and will hopefully play next week.
     
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    An extension before he gets a special thread title. Well done
     
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    Matt Ling who is out for the season and due to have toe surgery. :( :( :(
     
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    Harley probably explained his less impressive NEAFL form suggesting that he hasn’t been able to recover from the injury since preseason and they’ve pulled the plug.
    Harley seems very confident of his long term prospects so I look forward to seeing him injury free next season.
     
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    Damn. Not worried so much for the team as I didn’t have Ling playing senior footy this year. Just a shame for the kid that his first season hasn’t amounted to much.

    Good luck to him for next year
     
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    Could actually be comforting news given his form in the NEAFL- he wasn't 100%. Hopefully gets himself right by end of season, big pre-season and reload for next year! Obviously disappointing for him though
     
  19. Punts

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    Hopefully comes on

    High pick
     
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    Bit of a shocker of a first year, interested if his games he did play he was hampered with injury because he didnt touch the ball real much.
     
  21. puke

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    He had turf toe from beginning of season which hampered him until they decided season was over and have an operation to fix it. In pre season before it became bad Hanners described him as a standout- motivated an early extension of contract. He will come good in 2019- may even start if he puts a similar pre season together.
     
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    What’s people’s thoughts on this kid

    I know it’s only his first year but gonna be any good?
     
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    Hard to say as we really haven’t seen him fit.
    Club seems to rate him highly though!
     
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    I don't know how anyone can have thoughts about him considering he has missed most of the season with an injury that was hampering him even when he was able to play earlier. Hopefully he can have an uninterrupted preseason and we can get a better look at him next year.
     
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    Magic eight ball says Try next season:)
     
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