Player Watch #19 - Mitch Hannan - Extended to 2020!

Discussion in 'Melbourne Demons' started by Striker475, Nov 26, 2016.

Put it out there
  1. Djcjdees

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    THIS. So often we have players well within range trying to dish it off. Have a bloody shot
     
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    Did you see that ludicrous display last night?
     
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    At a Sea Parks?
     
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    Yeah, but he didn't. Last two weeks have been great, and obviously I'm delighted he's having such a great impact, and he deserves the plaudits, but I won't be eating any humble pie as I maintain he was fairly ordinary before that.
     
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    Never thought I'd be OK with this but Hannan is a much better footballer. Kent needs to drop some weight and try play as more of a winger because he isn't a very good forward.
     
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    His pressure is immense. I love how good his goal sense is, his ability to get the ball from hand to foot without even standing up is elite.
     
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    He's been pretty good every game he's played, includING being good in his debut.
     
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    What a great find by our recruiters again.
     
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    Lots of Dogs fans around me were filthy, felt they had a right to him.
     
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    Hahaha had a right to him??
    He was right under their nose and was taken at 46 - what the *** were they waiting for?
     
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    Lot of dog fans around me didn't realise he existed
     
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    If it happens once or twice it's dumb luck, but if he ends up in the right place at the right time a couple of times every game, then it's more.
    Seems like he's kicked the same goal several times now, that lightning quick left-foot snap from the top of the goalsquare. He just always seems to turn up when it's needed, right on time.
    It's getting almost predictable. Like when Wood drops the mark & Bugg taps it forward, who shows up at the top of the goalsquare?
    Also good evasive skills,. good disposal, and great pressure on defenders. What's not to like?
     
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    Really grown as the seasons gone, just got a lot of tricks to his game. One of my favs to watch live.

     
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    And leads the league for goals kicked in the crouched position.

    Jeez he gets boot to ball quickly
     
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    Good point. Champion data needs more of this kind of information
     
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    Ironically enough you favourite guy is way too reliant on his athleticism. I reckon his back just isn't up to it anymore.
     
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    Yeah his point of difference was his speed and confidence to run with the footy and conversely pressure and harass. Has gone a bit Garry Lyon without any of the ability over head
     
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    As shit as Kent has been it'd be silly to trade him out, his value is at a career low and we don't have great small forward depth.
     
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    Kicked 3 on debut and had a few multiple goal games.
    Kent and JKH have been ordinary that's why they have played a lot of the season in the 2s. Hannan got a wake up call and was straight back in and has been good ever since. Someone above me said it best, his hand to foot speed is elite and he has brilliant forward instincts. One of the few blokes in the AFL who is a genuine small forward and not a mid turned
     
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    Was fading in and out of contests but not for lack of intensity. More awareness I think. He's obviously worked on it. Has been outstanding his last four games
     
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    Agree and as per my post above, obviously I am delighted that he's now having such a great impact. He appears far more comfortable at this level than he did 3-6 weeks ago. I might have been on Jetta from Day One, but happy to get ones like Hannan & OMac wrong!
     
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    Another hand to boot gem last night. This bloke has great game awareness and knows where the goals are
     
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    Freakish the way he does it. Not many in the AFL could match his hand to foot speed. He's a little Stevie J without the party tricks.
     
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