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

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Loves painting portraits in his spare time- true story that:)

Have been critical of our recruiting but yeah we nailed this one , ******* needed just quietly .
He painted a big Roo on one of our walls at the club.
 
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A pleasure to watch this young man play footy for our club.

Kicking distance is a bit of an issue though. Has a bit of the Aaron Edwards about him in this sense.
I'd rather an accurate kick that a long kick and I think Souva kicks for accuracy which is a good thing.

50 is his range at the moment but I like his kicking style - its simple and effective.

The additional 10 metres will come with age/strength.
 

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very rare to have such an agile player for his size. loved his work on the weekend. crazily enough i felt we played better with him in the ruck even though he wasnt getting the hit outs. was him that brought us back in the game in the 3rd qtr with his work helping get the clearances.
 

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Kangaroo in rare company

North Melbourne forward Nick Larkey's 13 score involvements seemed impressive at first inspection, and they are even more so once history is factored in.

The noteworthy contribution came in what was just Larkey's fifth AFL game, making him the seventh footballer to have that many score involvements in any of their first five matches.

The others were Cameron Howat (2006), Michael Barlow (2010), Isaac Smith (2011), Jason Tutt (2012), Lachie Whitfield (2013) and Connor Rozee (2019).

The statistic was tracked from 2003.
 

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A lot of you have mentioned the similarities to Drew... but I reckon physically he looks so much like David Hale (when he had hair).

Love that he has some mongrel in him, as well as poise.

No coincidence that Brown’s output has increased with the inclusion of this bloke.

I wouldn’t be surprised that within a year or two, Brown will be playing the foil to Souva!
 

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If 1 out of 10 is the rewarded target for Joyce then we are in more trouble then I thought...
I still reckon it's more to do with development issues than drafting. A lot of players are taking too long to come on (if at all), and you get the feeling that they'd be much more advanced at other clubs. Simpkin and Durdin for example would be star players by now at Hawthorn IMO.

Larkey hasn't made it yet, but I certainly feel a lot more confident about him making it than I did at the start of this season. The kid looks to have good work ethic, which will hold him in a good stead. Could well be a 200 game player, fingers crossed.
 
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