Player Watch #2: Marley Williams - aka the NZ Appreciation Thread - 100th game v Lions

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That tackle on Dusty! And love how he gives him the little head rub before he runs off, and Dusty's laughing a little bit.
Should've come joined him at Arden Street when you had the chance, you silly.

Anyway, love you to bits Marley. Congrats on the big 100th this weekend! Put your lion tamer hat on.
 

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Looks like my after draft bet with Collingwood supporting mate that we would get more games out of Marley than they would with Wells is some chance of happening.
With the score currently being Marley 31, Wellsy 14, bet has been settled, slab for me :thumbsu:
 

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That tackle on Dusty! And love how he gives him the little head rub before he runs off, and Dusty's laughing a little bit.
Should've come joined him at Arden Street when you had the chance, you silly.

Anyway, love you to bits Marley. Congrats on the big 100th this weekend! Put your lion tamer hat on.
That's one of my favorite Marley moments.

Those run down tackles were unreal.
 

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Read this on the Mongrel Punt:

Marley Williams… take possession of the ball!

I reviewed a North game a few weeks back, and Marley Williams took one of the worst dives I’ve seen this year. After barely being touched, he crumpled to the ground like an anaemic soccer player. You’d think that the ensuing criticism would be enough to ensure that every time your turn came to take possession and take the punishment that comes with it, you’d do your part, right?

Not if you’re Marley Williams, apparently.

At a point in the game where St Kilda were just staggering back to their feet after North’s first quarter barrage, Williams had a ball come into his area (again, sounds erotic, but it’s not) via a handball from Sam Wright. He had to jump to take possession. He jumped all right – jumped like a cat that just got a fright! Instead of grabbing the ball and taking the tackle that inevitably would’ve followed from big, scary third gamer, Ben Paton, Marley tapped the ball away in the direction of… someone (he hoped) and was out of the play.

Jack Billings read the tap from Williams, fed the handball to Jack Sinclair and he snapped a goal around the body from 35 metres out.

Go back and have a look if you like – it happened with 3.20 remaining in the second quarter, and it’s the second time in recent weeks that Williams has cost North a goal due to failing when something physical presented.

In short, it’s not good enough. Once is an anomaly. Twice is the beginning of a pattern of behaviour.
 
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