Player Watch #20: Nick 'Souva' Larkey - Career best 7 goals v Blues

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King Corey

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I don’t see Larkey working his opponent over like Brown, doesn’t do those 150m leads up and back.
to me he seems like a traditional full forward like Lloyd, for him to be successful he needs one of two things, space to lead into or the strength to be able to take on defenders..

if we get another key forward, working together, he’ll get the space..

But something he personally can control is the size/strength.
Putting aside the quality comparison, Larkey needs to show some sort of ability to wrangle 1 on 1 to plan around as a spearhead.

You're right, Brown's coverage was next level. Nick is tracking to be a lower production version of the same player. If he can add some real power into his game he might transcend that.
 

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Billy Not Really

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I’m happy to eat crow and say the club was right to call him our Number 1 forward man. He does have what it takes, still think we need the second tall option however.

But today was his most complete game I think, his body work in the contest getting double/triple teamed was nothing short of brilliant, Fox Footy was showcasing a bit of it today. His marking ability was back to its best and his ability to run patterns and drag his opponent high up the ground and get back forward, just providing always the option for midfielders to release the ball for another handball and run back to the F50 was really something to watch.

Arguably could have had 5 goals today, and should have. But you’ll take the 3 and every other stat he has because he was huge today, I think it really felt like his arrival coming to fruition.
 

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Had a absolute howler today. 2 of these possessions were clangers too. Come up against a good backline though.

Was he drinking his own bath water from the past few weeks? He is still young so it’s a blip. Hell be better next week
 

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Dreadful today. Dogs worked him hard but good forwards create opportunities. He's just a plodder.
Man I reckon I can sniff a plodder at 200 metres. Larkey has what it takes. Tonight the Dogs worked back hard and gave him no room until late.
We need another decent fwd target and that will be Comben. Bookmark that sh*t :p
 

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Man I reckon I can sniff a plodder at 200 metres. Larkey has what it takes. Tonight the Dogs worked back hard and gave him no room until late.
We need another decent fwd target and that will be Comben. Bookmark that sh*t :p
A lot of pressure on a guy who’s never played and needs to put on 20kg of muscle..
shinny new toys and all that but I’ve got a feeling Edwards will stack on kilos sooner then Comben.
 

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