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I can't wait to see Freddy play(live in qld so ain't gonna happen till he gets AFL games)
Seems like he will be a very good player from following the VFL this year
 

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Not the best average stats IV seen... Hopefully some improvement comesView attachment 691858
It might be argued that they could take him out of game play and just put him in gym. The club would know what they want to see more ..but I doubt there is too much pressure on him to perform in y1. There is far more pressure on guys like Buzza and so far he looks like he is do well under that pressure.
 

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Here is a write up on the AFL VFL listed players
GEELONG CATS
Which Cats players in VFL can push for AFL selection in second half of season?
The Addy’s state league reporter Damien Ractliffe looks at the AFL-listed players who have spent the first half of the year in the VFL and analyses their chances of pushing for senior selection.
DAMIEN RACTLIFFE, Geelong Advertiser
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June 14, 2019 2:19pm
Oscar Brownless playing in the Geelong VFL side. Picture: ARJ GIESE
At the midway point of the season, Geelong Advertiser state league reporter Damien Ractliffe looks at the AFL-listed players who have spent the first half of the year in the VFL and analyses their chances of pushing for senior selection.
ZAC SMITH: He’s played well as a tap ruckman and his around the ground work has been solid, but needs to find another string to his bow. Hasn’t quite had the impact up forward. Probably third in line behind Rhys Stanley and Ryan Abbott, with Darcy Fort vying for Esava Ratugolea’s spot.
BEN JARVIS: Hasn’t collected a lot of the ball, playing as both a medium forward and a medium defender. At 189cm and 65kg, he’s got a very slight frame. There’s talent there but he’s just got to get his hands on the ball more.


WYLIE BUZZA: Has been really dynamic as a forward and could arguably be leading the VFL team’s best-and-fairest this season. Had some injury niggles, but when he’s strung it together, he’s marked well on the lead, is a beautiful set shot and brings great energy. Has to keep waiting for his opportunity at senior level, probably Ratugolea’s spot as the second tall forward.
Lachie Fogarty.
LACHIE FOGARTY: Has played the last five games in the VFL since returning from injury and looks solid as a small inside midfielder, spending a lot less time forward this year. His tackling has been a feature. Another waiting for his opportunity, kept out of the team by guys like Gryan Miers, Tom Atkins and Cam Guthrie, but expect him to play at some stage in the back half of the year. Will also put some pressure on Jordan Clark, who’s had one less year in the system.
NATHAN KREUGER: Took some time this season to find his feet, but the last few games he’s started to show why the Cats were so desperate to get him in before the draft. Looks smart as a tall mobile defender, but even more damaging as a mobile marking forward. His ability to read the play has been a highlight. His name might come up in selection discussions but more than likely to spend the year at VFL level.
SCOTT SELWOOD: Six weeks back from injury but still looks like he’s building into his campaign. Tackle numbers remain elite but still searching for those high possession numbers. His lack of outside pace is a concern however, with Geelong opting for a quicker midfield at senior level this season. That will be the dilemna come selection time, whether Selwood fits into the team.
Charlie Constable. Picture: Julian Smith
CHARLIE CONSTABLE: Has been back and forth from senior level but is a ball magnet at VFL level. There’s no doubt he’s got a bright and long-term future at the Cats, but his running levels aren’t quite at AFL standard yet. Will improve rapidly as he gets his running game to a higher standard, but in the mix for more senior opportunities this year, more so at GMHBA Stadium than the MCG.
QUINTON NARKLE: Started the year as an attacking midfielder and then given a role as a tagger for a few weeks before hamstring injuries have kept him on the sidelines. Should be back in the team after the bye.
OSCAR BROWNLESS: Still learning to play against men, spending most of the season as an outside winger. The Cats really like how he executes team structures but he’s more of a long-term prospect.
JACOB KENNERLEY: Started the year with the rest of the pack, but in terms of the first-year players, has really gained traction and gone past some of his peers lately. As a halfback flank, sometimes on the wing, his last few games have been really solid. He attacks the ball hard and is starting to use the ball better, but is still a raw talent.
Jed Bews Picture: Mark Wilson
JED BEWS: Five games back from injury, Bews is another one building into form and executing his role as a small defender. Was named among Geelong’s best players last week against Richmond. Mark O’Connor is the obvious player keeping Bews out of the senior team, but could come in for Tom Stewart or Zac Tuohy if injuries hit.
LACHIE HENDERSON: Showed he was too good for VFL level as a key defender before his latest foot injury setbacks. Hopefully returns next week, and should he find his form, will put pressure on Jake Kolodjashnij, Jack Henry and Harry Taylor to get back into the senior team. Will become a horses for courses selection depending on the opposition.
DARCY FORT: Performed strongly as a key forward in the first part of the season to earn a couple of games at AFL level. Has come back and hasn’t quite had the same impact as he did earlier, but is sure to get another opportunity in the seniors as a second key forward. For someone of his height, his skills at ground level are elite.
JORDAN CUNICO: Suffered a severe ankle fracture in Round 1 of the VFL season, which has effectively ruled him out for the season. Showed in 2018 he’s got too much talent for the state league level but just needs a run at it.


Jake Tarca of the Geelong Cats. Picture: Scott Barbour/Getty Images


JAKE TARCA: Similar boat to Kennerley, starting the season slowly but has worked into the season. He’s playing as a 177cm small forward, both deep and as a high forward, but still needs to hit the scoreboard more and increase his pressure numbers. Only in his first year so will be given time.
JAMES PARSONS: Has been in Geelong’s best five of six VFL games, getting some AFL opportunity before coming back to play against Richmond last week. High handball receive numbers show he’s working for the footy and his kicking has improved. Playing more of a midfield role than a high-half forward but another that is being kept out of the team due to the Cats’ depth. Has the speed on his side which Scott Selwood doesn’t. Could put pressure on Jordan Clark.
BLAKE SCHLENSOG : A speculation pick as a Next Gen Academy player, the 198cm tall was tried down back but has looked a lot more damaging as a tall forward. Has twice kicked three goals and took eight marks against Coburg. It’s clearly an asset, but he’ll take time to fill into his frame before he’s in the mix for AFL selection.
SAM SIMPSON: Has been one of the Cats’ most consistent players in the first half of the year, amassing solid numbers, but his kicking has let him down the past two weeks. Was in Geelong’s best four of his first five games, but plateaued a little since. Tackle numbers are good and his speed and agility are assets, but must tidy up his kicking.
Zach Guthrie. Picture: Alison Wynd
ZACH GUTHRIE: You know what you’re going to get from Zac Guthrie, who executes his role as a defender week-in week-out. Even in his one AFL match this season, he didn’t look out of place, showcasing his composure and athletic ability. His kicking at VFL level has been a feature but kept out of the senior team by Kolodjashnij, O’Connor and Henry who all have him covered in height.
JAMAINE JONES: Started the season forward before being shifted to halfback where he looks a lot more comfortable. Reads the ball well and his speed is an asset coming out of defensive-50. Still working on his defensive mechanisms but has been in Geelong’s best players three times in eight games. Missed last week with hamstring tightness but should return after the bye.
STEFAN OKUNBOR: The Irishman played his first VFL game last weekend against Richmond and showcased his elite athletic attributes as a defender. Project player for the Cats, but they’d be very pleased with what he showed last week.
RYAN ABBOTT: In a similar boat to Zach Smith, but probably has a bit more impact when he goes forward, which leaves him slightly ahead in the ruck stocks. Darcy Fort probably ahead of Abbott in the forward stakes, so Abbott is probably pushing Stanley for the No.1 ruck spot rather than putting pressure on Ratugolea.

https://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/sport/afl/which-cats-players-in-vfl-can-push-for-afl-selection-in-second-half-of-season/news-story/2fd1cc0319e6bd6280e2b7ba59652193
 

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Thanks, foxdog. A coherent and cogent explanation of where all the AFL-listed players playing VFL are at right there.

And even an insight into Jarvis picking up four rebound 50's on the weekend...
 

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Here is a write up on the AFL VFL listed players
GEELONG CATS
Which Cats players in VFL can push for AFL selection in second half of season?
The Addy’s state league reporter Damien Ractliffe looks at the AFL-listed players who have spent the first half of the year in the VFL and analyses their chances of pushing for senior selection.
DAMIEN RACTLIFFE, Geelong Advertiser
Subscriber only
|
June 14, 2019 2:19pm
Oscar Brownless playing in the Geelong VFL side. Picture: ARJ GIESE
At the midway point of the season, Geelong Advertiser state league reporter Damien Ractliffe looks at the AFL-listed players who have spent the first half of the year in the VFL and analyses their chances of pushing for senior selection.
ZAC SMITH: He’s played well as a tap ruckman and his around the ground work has been solid, but needs to find another string to his bow. Hasn’t quite had the impact up forward. Probably third in line behind Rhys Stanley and Ryan Abbott, with Darcy Fort vying for Esava Ratugolea’s spot.
BEN JARVIS: Hasn’t collected a lot of the ball, playing as both a medium forward and a medium defender. At 189cm and 65kg, he’s got a very slight frame. There’s talent there but he’s just got to get his hands on the ball more.


WYLIE BUZZA: Has been really dynamic as a forward and could arguably be leading the VFL team’s best-and-fairest this season. Had some injury niggles, but when he’s strung it together, he’s marked well on the lead, is a beautiful set shot and brings great energy. Has to keep waiting for his opportunity at senior level, probably Ratugolea’s spot as the second tall forward.
Lachie Fogarty.
LACHIE FOGARTY: Has played the last five games in the VFL since returning from injury and looks solid as a small inside midfielder, spending a lot less time forward this year. His tackling has been a feature. Another waiting for his opportunity, kept out of the team by guys like Gryan Miers, Tom Atkins and Cam Guthrie, but expect him to play at some stage in the back half of the year. Will also put some pressure on Jordan Clark, who’s had one less year in the system.
NATHAN KREUGER: Took some time this season to find his feet, but the last few games he’s started to show why the Cats were so desperate to get him in before the draft. Looks smart as a tall mobile defender, but even more damaging as a mobile marking forward. His ability to read the play has been a highlight. His name might come up in selection discussions but more than likely to spend the year at VFL level.
SCOTT SELWOOD: Six weeks back from injury but still looks like he’s building into his campaign. Tackle numbers remain elite but still searching for those high possession numbers. His lack of outside pace is a concern however, with Geelong opting for a quicker midfield at senior level this season. That will be the dilemna come selection time, whether Selwood fits into the team.
Charlie Constable. Picture: Julian Smith
CHARLIE CONSTABLE: Has been back and forth from senior level but is a ball magnet at VFL level. There’s no doubt he’s got a bright and long-term future at the Cats, but his running levels aren’t quite at AFL standard yet. Will improve rapidly as he gets his running game to a higher standard, but in the mix for more senior opportunities this year, more so at GMHBA Stadium than the MCG.
QUINTON NARKLE: Started the year as an attacking midfielder and then given a role as a tagger for a few weeks before hamstring injuries have kept him on the sidelines. Should be back in the team after the bye.
OSCAR BROWNLESS: Still learning to play against men, spending most of the season as an outside winger. The Cats really like how he executes team structures but he’s more of a long-term prospect.
JACOB KENNERLEY: Started the year with the rest of the pack, but in terms of the first-year players, has really gained traction and gone past some of his peers lately. As a halfback flank, sometimes on the wing, his last few games have been really solid. He attacks the ball hard and is starting to use the ball better, but is still a raw talent.
Jed Bews Picture: Mark Wilson
JED BEWS: Five games back from injury, Bews is another one building into form and executing his role as a small defender. Was named among Geelong’s best players last week against Richmond. Mark O’Connor is the obvious player keeping Bews out of the senior team, but could come in for Tom Stewart or Zac Tuohy if injuries hit.
LACHIE HENDERSON: Showed he was too good for VFL level as a key defender before his latest foot injury setbacks. Hopefully returns next week, and should he find his form, will put pressure on Jake Kolodjashnij, Jack Henry and Harry Taylor to get back into the senior team. Will become a horses for courses selection depending on the opposition.
DARCY FORT: Performed strongly as a key forward in the first part of the season to earn a couple of games at AFL level. Has come back and hasn’t quite had the same impact as he did earlier, but is sure to get another opportunity in the seniors as a second key forward. For someone of his height, his skills at ground level are elite.
JORDAN CUNICO: Suffered a severe ankle fracture in Round 1 of the VFL season, which has effectively ruled him out for the season. Showed in 2018 he’s got too much talent for the state league level but just needs a run at it.


Jake Tarca of the Geelong Cats. Picture: Scott Barbour/Getty Images


JAKE TARCA: Similar boat to Kennerley, starting the season slowly but has worked into the season. He’s playing as a 177cm small forward, both deep and as a high forward, but still needs to hit the scoreboard more and increase his pressure numbers. Only in his first year so will be given time.
JAMES PARSONS: Has been in Geelong’s best five of six VFL games, getting some AFL opportunity before coming back to play against Richmond last week. High handball receive numbers show he’s working for the footy and his kicking has improved. Playing more of a midfield role than a high-half forward but another that is being kept out of the team due to the Cats’ depth. Has the speed on his side which Scott Selwood doesn’t. Could put pressure on Jordan Clark.
BLAKE SCHLENSOG : A speculation pick as a Next Gen Academy player, the 198cm tall was tried down back but has looked a lot more damaging as a tall forward. Has twice kicked three goals and took eight marks against Coburg. It’s clearly an asset, but he’ll take time to fill into his frame before he’s in the mix for AFL selection.
SAM SIMPSON: Has been one of the Cats’ most consistent players in the first half of the year, amassing solid numbers, but his kicking has let him down the past two weeks. Was in Geelong’s best four of his first five games, but plateaued a little since. Tackle numbers are good and his speed and agility are assets, but must tidy up his kicking.
Zach Guthrie. Picture: Alison Wynd
ZACH GUTHRIE: You know what you’re going to get from Zac Guthrie, who executes his role as a defender week-in week-out. Even in his one AFL match this season, he didn’t look out of place, showcasing his composure and athletic ability. His kicking at VFL level has been a feature but kept out of the senior team by Kolodjashnij, O’Connor and Henry who all have him covered in height.
JAMAINE JONES: Started the season forward before being shifted to halfback where he looks a lot more comfortable. Reads the ball well and his speed is an asset coming out of defensive-50. Still working on his defensive mechanisms but has been in Geelong’s best players three times in eight games. Missed last week with hamstring tightness but should return after the bye.
STEFAN OKUNBOR: The Irishman played his first VFL game last weekend against Richmond and showcased his elite athletic attributes as a defender. Project player for the Cats, but they’d be very pleased with what he showed last week.
RYAN ABBOTT: In a similar boat to Zach Smith, but probably has a bit more impact when he goes forward, which leaves him slightly ahead in the ruck stocks. Darcy Fort probably ahead of Abbott in the forward stakes, so Abbott is probably pushing Stanley for the No.1 ruck spot rather than putting pressure on Ratugolea.

https://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/sport/afl/which-cats-players-in-vfl-can-push-for-afl-selection-in-second-half-of-season/news-story/2fd1cc0319e6bd6280e2b7ba59652193
Surely Jarvis isn't 65kgs. He was listed as 77kgs when drafted. The reporter took it straight off the GFC website, which looks woefully incorrect. 65kgs for a 189cm guy is anorexic, Hayball was 78kgs and shorter lol.
 

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He'll be allright. It's hard being a small forward in the VFL team. They'll end up putting him on the ball a bit soon.
I'd be more worried about JJ. Think this is his 3rd year.
Didn’t Jarvis also have no pre season?? Wasn’t he injured???

bit harsh for a skinny teen with no pre season if so.

It just goes to show how freakishly talented Clark is that he walked into the senior side off the back of no pre season.
 

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Didn’t Jarvis also have no pre season?? Wasn’t he injured???

bit harsh for a skinny teen with no pre season if so.

It just goes to show how freakishly talented Clark is that he walked into the senior side off the back of no pre season.
Dunno if he was sorry GC. But yeah great effort from Clark. And the confidence of him too straight of the bat! It's great.
 

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Team vs Frankston on Saturday June 22nd at 2pm @ Simonds Stadium:

B: 43. S. Okunbor, 25. L. Henderson, 56. B. Reid
HB: 24. J. Bews, 39. Z. Guthrie, 48. A. Black
C: 10. B. Jarvis, 13. L. Fogarty, 34. J. Parsons
HF: 37. S. Simpson, 15. N. Kreuger, 55. L. Smith
F: 52. J. McLachlan, 12. W. Buzza, 9. Z. Smith
R: 45. R. Abbott, 16. S. Selwood, 18. C. Constable
Int: 50. D. Capiron, 79. P. Dowling, 62. C. Floyd, 74. J. Gow, 41. J. Jones, 75. C. Mitchell, 49. N. Rokahr, 51. J. Tsitas
23P: 81. A. Byrne

Game is also being live streamed on the VFL website. That's vfl.com.au for those playing at home.
 
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