Young impressed me because you never see guys who play as tight as he plays in the back lines rack up as much of the ball. 27d for a guy who plays blanket defense is amazing.Caught up on the Vic Country vs Allies game. So many draftable players running around for Country it was enjoyable to watch even if the score line was one sided. All the big names, Young, Serong, Ash, Kemp, Hollands (2020) showed their stuff.
If you had pick one you’d have to give serious consideration to Young. I can’t think of a player who kicks the ball as well as he does. At one stage he crumbed a ball at half back and got pinned running full pace on his opposite right boot and I thought this will be interesting no left footer with that good of a kick has ever been able to use their right boot but he still managed to angle a kick and drill a team mate on the wing.
I wish they would play Kemp in the middle. It just looks too easy for him playing at half back.
Rowles impressed me this week playing wing/half back. He’s got serious pace and I would not be at all surprised if he bolted up the phantom drafts over the back half of the year..
Josh Smith didn’t kick the goals he did last week but I was much more convinced by his game. Played higher up the ground and more through the ruck. Attacked the ball in the air like a mad man. I’d like him at Port.
Riley Bonner?If you had pick one you’d have to give serious consideration to Young. I can’t think of a player who kicks the ball as well as he does. At one stage he crumbed a ball at half back and got pinned running full pace on his opposite right boot and I thought this will be interesting no left footer with that good of a kick has ever been able to use their right boot but he still managed to angle a kick and drill a team mate on the wing.
Robertson or Serong for mine in regards to the medal, can't wait to see them go head to head.Haven’t seen any stats but quick thoughts on the wa v sa game (missed the first 5 mins as was in and out of the room)
Taheny - frustrates the hell out of me I can’t tell what he can be. Has moments of great play between hours of doing **** knows what. Good overhead. Needs to be more than a 2 trick pony though. He’s one I think you can’t judge off screen need to see lots of games live.
Day - one of the best players on the ground. Great overhead, took 1 on 1 marks cleanly all day long. One touch in everything. Clean. 187-188cms (?) and I assume 13kgs.
Robertson Robertsoned. Could win the medal for best over the champs whatever that medal is called. He demolished Sa’s inside mids.
I’ve watched all his sanfl games. As I said I think he’s got 2 great tricks (overhead mark and kick for goal).Robertson or Serong for mine in regards to the medal, can't wait to see them go head to head.
Almost wet myself when you said "assume 13kgs" couldn't agree more. Really needs a gym program and some protein shakes.
Taheny was one I was super excited to watch. The hype was legit and after a 5 goal SANFL performance had me thinking he'd rip the champs apart....could you imagine him at a bottom 5 club where you don't get hit lace out every f50 entry??? His body langue really put me off and as a recruiter it would raise alarm bells
Maybe. But Rozee did have that year of playing midfield before that apparently and showed something when he went back for north. I know taheny is good at what he does but he’s very hard to judge right now especially watching him on a screen. He’s one I would love to watch live and often to get a read on him.People said the same of Rozee this time last year too
My first thought is which dickhead decided the umpires wearing yellow with black shorts would be a good idea?What’s your view on taheny?
We absolutely need avenues to goal who can kick at goal reliably.My first thought is which dickhead decided the umpires wearing yellow with black shorts would be a good idea?
I really like Taheny and his SANFL record speaks for itself at this point. I raise Rozee only because he had a relatively poor championships compared to what he did as a bottom ager and also on the expectation coming in, but class shines through and Taheny has a lot of class.
He's not as explosive as Rozee and definitely doesn't have the capability to move further up the field like Rozee has, at this point in time. He's not too dissimilar to Will Hayward (so is Josh Morris). Good mark, good pace on the lead but still has some limitations. He's a great kick for goal. As we've seen with Farrell, impact can outshine quantity with certain player types.
Needs to find more of the ball and be a better team mate. But I like him. Do I want Port to pick him? Potentially. He's not in the top couple of my want list but he's in the picture. A forward line with Farrell, Rozee and Taheny would have a lot of potential goal scoring prowess.
Just starting the last quarter nowWe absolutely need avenues to goal who can kick at goal reliably.
Had a chance to watch the game?
The more I think about it the more underrated Stephens game was. Some of his Contested pickups while fighting for the ball were pretty ace for a very skinny kid. Speaks to what I think he could do when he packs on size. Also sa is super lacking an inside mid this year they would kill to have one of last years big bodies inside and I reckon that would have helped Stephens today.
I have Stephens >>>>>>> well above taheny right now.