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Last week I despite the win I was not all that impressed with most of the guys. This week though I thought there were a few performances that I liked quite a bit.

My thoughts:

Joyce - was BOG for me. Was consistent and provided some nice grunt through the middle. Easily the best game he has played for us imo.

Allison - the difference between the last two weeks and earlier in the season is just effort. He is working much harder than earlier in the season and is playing much better for it. He would be the one I would be picking for the firsts next week. He was a bit scrappy on occasions but overall a very good game.

Payne - quiet in the first half but excellent in the second. I think all of Payne, Eagles and Walker would be playing AFL for most teams. I would like to see Payne and Eagles get a chance at some stage.

Skinner - he is naturally a defender and struggled up forward earlier in the year but was good again this week. Took a few nice marks and did a good job of providing a contest. Getting the feel of the game again after his time off for injury.

Coleman - is a really good prospect and continues to impress. He was back up forward this week and was dangerous whenever he was around the ball. If other teams are paying attention he is going to cost us a first round pick.

Reville - did not get much of it the first three quarters but I was very impressed with what he did. He was very clean with very fast hands and excellent decision making. He made things happen whenever he got the ball. He picked up 7 or so disposals in the last quarter which was encouraging that he can find it when he has the opportunity. I am happy to say we have a new Special Bruce.

McFayden - might have been his best game for us. Got involved much more this week and cracked in well.

Wooller - was a little in and out of the game but when he was in the game he was good. I think he got plenty of the ball but tended to be in bursts. Quality was good and I do not think he is far away from a game in the firsts.

Berry - played a fair bit forward which I don't think hugely suits him but he did show some nice things throughout the day and did enough to keep his name in consideration. Showed some really nice pace a couple of times yesterday which always helps you get a chance.

Cutler - did not take over the game like I have seen him do at this level but he would still have been in the top 4 or 5 out there.

Fullerton - again did not do much up forward but this week he moved up the field more and he showed a fair bit as a mobile half forward I thought. He showed some nice mobility and running ability.

Starcevich - looked a fair way off.

Lyon - was ordinary with the ball.
 

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Last week I despite the win I was not all that impressed with most of the guys. This week though I thought there were a few performances that I liked quite a bit.

My thoughts:

Joyce - was BOG for me. Was consistent and provided some nice grunt through the middle. Easily the best game he has played for us imo.

Allison - the difference between the last two weeks and earlier in the season is just effort. He is working much harder than earlier in the season and is playing much better for it. He would be the one I would be picking for the firsts next week. He was a bit scrappy on occasions but overall a very good game.

Payne - quiet in the first half but excellent in the second. I think all of Payne, Eagles and Walker would be playing AFL for most teams. I would like to see Payne and Eagles get a chance at some stage.

Skinner - he is naturally a defender and struggled up forward earlier in the year but was good again this week. Took a few nice marks and did a good job of providing a contest. Getting the feel of the game again after his time off for injury.

Coleman - is a really good prospect and continues to impress. He was back up forward this week and was dangerous whenever he was around the ball. If other teams are paying attention he is going to cost us a first round pick.

Reville - did not get much of it the first three quarters but I was very impressed with what he did. He was very clean with very fast hands and excellent decision making. He made things happen whenever he got the ball. He picked up 7 or so disposals in the last quarter which was encouraging that he can find it when he has the opportunity. I am happy to say we have a new Special Bruce.

McFayden - might have been his best game for us. Got involved much more this week and cracked in well.

Wooller - was a little in and out of the game but when he was in the game he was good. I think he got plenty of the ball but tended to be in bursts. Quality was good and I do not think he is far away from a game in the firsts.

Berry - played a fair bit forward which I don't think hugely suits him but he did show some nice things throughout the day and did enough to keep his name in consideration. Showed some really nice pace a couple of times yesterday which always helps you get a chance.

Cutler - did not take over the game like I have seen him do at this level but he would still have been in the top 4 or 5 out there.

Fullerton - again did not do much up forward but this week he moved up the field more and he showed a fair bit as a mobile half forward I thought. He showed some nice mobility and running ability.

Starcevich - looked a fair way off.

Lyon - was ordinary with the ball.
I would agree with pretty much all of this. Allison really worked hard.

Other clubs will almost certainly be asking Payne’s manager some questions over the next year or two I would think; a 100kg, 197cm 19-year-old who is pretty mobile and has decent pace will attract a bit of attention before too long. He reads the game fairly well also and from what I have seen is pretty fearless. He looks like the poster boy of the modern day key defender.
 

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I would agree with pretty much all of this. Allison really worked hard.

Other clubs will almost certainly be asking Payne’s manager some questions over the next year or two I would think; a 100kg, 197cm 19-year-old who is pretty mobile and has decent pace will attract a bit of attention before too long. He reads the game fairly well also and from what I have seen is pretty fearless. He looks like the poster boy of the modern day key defender.
He will replace Walker in the team before long!
 

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With Curnow and McKay to matchup with this week I wonder who we'll bring in.
Walkers form has dipped since he was dropped/rested against the Bulldogs.
So.......??????
 

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It might be a good week to bring the Payne
Has Payne got the tank yet though? Has missed a hell of a lot of footy up until recently, and curnow and McKay are pretty mobile.

He is definitely the future, just not if he will quite have the match fitness yet
 

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Id love to see Payne wrestle with Curnow or McKay, while Harris marks everything sent to the other one. Would be a good chance to blood him.
 

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Nice to meet you yesterday, S5! Some cracking shots in there. Love the look on the Swans bloke in this'un.

DSC_0188 by Phillip Gould, on Flickr
Thanks Mr Ripper I am sure you have much better shots than i can produce.
If i was funny enough i could have added a caption.
He was just trying hard like a lot of their young players.
I notice Walker always has his tongue out.
 

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Jeez, Charlie AND Coleman up forward could terrorize opposition defenders.
I've loved Coleman down back even more than him up forward. Serious speed and class. Some of the goals he has kicked this season streaming out of defence have been amazing.

Needs to put on size to stick tackles though - a fair few of his got broken yesterday.
 

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I would agree with pretty much all of this. Allison really worked hard.

Other clubs will almost certainly be asking Payne’s manager some questions over the next year or two I would think; a 100kg, 197cm 19-year-old who is pretty mobile and has decent pace will attract a bit of attention before too long. He reads the game fairly well also and from what I have seen is pretty fearless. He looks like the poster boy of the modern day key defender.
add to that a real quality user of the ball
 

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I like the look of young Thomas Berry's stats- 21 disposals, 10 tackles, 6 marks, 5 inside 50s and a goal, he passes the eye test as well, would love to see him get 2-3 games in the seniors if an opportunity opens up.
 

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grimlock Every time we play the Swans, Rose is almost BOG. Why hasn't he played more senior games?
Previously he didn't chase and tackle off the ball enough, but I think he has improved that area of his game. The other reason I can think of is that sometimes he is too selfish and tries a low percentage play such as kicking for goal at a tough angle instead of passing it.
 

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Previously he didn't chase and tackle off the ball enough, but I think he has improved that area of his game. The other reason I can think of is that sometimes he is too selfish and tries a low percentage play such as kicking for goal at a tough angle instead of passing it.
All traits that can be coached out of him. If he doesn't crack the first team at Sydney I wonder if he might be worth pursuing in trade/FA as a speculative option.
 

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Previously he didn't chase and tackle off the ball enough, but I think he has improved that area of his game. The other reason I can think of is that sometimes he is too selfish and tries a low percentage play such as kicking for goal at a tough angle instead of passing it.
Sorry,😐 are you talking about Tom Cutler?
 
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