Player Watch #20: Nick 'Souva' Larkey - 2018 Frosty Miller Medalist with 41 goals

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I rate Westhoff, but I'm not convinced that Larkey could play the intercept back role, as a mobile ruckman, or as a tall winger like Westhoff does. He's a unique footballer.

While Westhoff is a competent forward, I also think Larkey will have him well covered as a natural KPF going forward.

I hope he comes in and takes Waite's spot next year. There's a lot to like about him and I think he would be a decent foil for Brown. I wouldn't be surprised to see him kick 35+ next year if he played every game in the senior side, which would be a great return for a pick 70-something KPF who still has a lot of development to come.
That's what he did at junior level. I think he's too similar to Brown for them to play alongside each other as forwards and will need to be versatile in other roles. We'll see though.
 

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Was surprised to see that Larkey is listed as 198cm/93kg, Tom Lynch is 199cm/98kg, another 4-5 kg should do the trick. :D
Drew was a 101kg when he finished up. Larkey gets to 98 and he could be a handful.

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Anyone else get the impression he’s not quite 100% sure what he has to do to get a game?
Sounded in the interview like he knows exactly what he needs to do. He said Brad told him its endurance. Be able to run both ways & apply defensive pressure.

Much less concerning than the McKay review.
 

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Sounded in the interview like he knows exactly what he needs to do. He said Brad told him its endurance. Be able to run both ways & apply defensive pressure.

Much less concerning than the McKay review.
It was the “I hope that’s what I need to do” afterwards that made me question it. Haven’t heard McKays one yet.
 

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Where the Coleman was won with 65 goals

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Not sure if you can think you're stiff if you're going at 2 and a bit goals a game in the reserves and your senior counterpart is doing the same in the AFL.

He knows what he needs to do to take Waite's spot. He says it in the interview.

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I don't know what rubbery stats we use these days for weight. But if Nick is a genuine 93kg then by the look of him he needs to get to 103kg to be a proper AFL player.

And I'm not talking a Carey/Brown/Hawkins build. Just to get to a Drew strength level.
 

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Larkey and Ben Mckay built a great preformance base for next year. Really excited about these two blokes.
They're the two most consistent VFL performers from this year NOT to play senior footy. They should both be moved up the pecking order in 2019. Especially Larkey with Waite retired. McKay must play as well, regardless.
 

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Anybody listen to his end of year interview? I was left feeling a little angry that this kid hasn't received the support he needs from the club.
Are we that busy working on our AFL side that the growing kids can't access a regular nutritionist, gym plan, guidance, etc?
 

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Gentlleman. Weight and strength aren't correlated.

Use Daw for example. He said he was labouring at 100kgs. He cut down to 95 and it was the perfect balance.

After this pre-season he'll be ready to go size wise it'll just be whether or not it impacts his running.
 
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