Bleeding Blue and White
- Sep 23, 2005
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
- Arsenal, Chicago Bulls
West Coast don't have a ruck coach on staff?He has time yet to really develop as many bigger guys do. My main concern however is who is actually mentoring. Nic is not the man to be mentoring him IMHO, unpopular perhaps but my belief. Nic is very unique, with particular genetic strengths but also some real limitations that his unique genetics have helped to cover. In some ways Bailey has some similar traits but he needs some real guidance in areas Nic still to this day has never really had to fully develop. We have gone from at one point having both Longmuir and Cox mentoring Nic in official paid roles, to effectively having no-one other than some pretty unofficial assistance. I see Bailey struggling in similar areas to Nick, positioning around the ground, early body contact and positioning in marking contests that Nick has never developed due to relying on innate physical genetic characteristics (which have still seen him struggle in marking areas regardless) and more that requires a real Ruck coach. Bailey can't do a Nic and have these areas somewhat overlooked due to being outweighed by his unique genetic brilliance in other areas. He needs a real paid Ruck coach and considering where we are at overall in this area, it's a glaring department weakness. If Nic continues to insist on tapping to himself so often and making himself an extra midfielder, with coach support, whilst mentoring other rucks and mids in that regard all whilst failing in other very important areas he has always been weak in, it spells trouble for Ruck development.
There is assistance being given, but no full time Ruck coach no. That's not entirely out of the ordinary, some do, some don't. My concern however is individuals within the department confusing Nics unique genetic abilities with being a good Ruck coach.West Coast don't have a ruck coach on staff?
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Oh thats alright. See link - Inaugural Fitzroy Cubs squad announcedJust I couldn't see it down as a VFL game today on the VFL app is all.
It’s not VFL, VFL has a bye this weekend.Just I couldn't see it down as a VFL game today on the VFL app is all.
Yep no worries, sorry mate should have posted in here in the first place.It’s not VFL, VFL has a bye this weekend.
Fitzroy Cubs is a squad they’ve put together ahead of the MSD for 18-23 state leaguers who fit certain other criteria like culturally and linguistically diverse, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or Bris/Fitz father-sons.
One of the opportunities to showcase their skills against men was this game against Carlton’s VFL side.
Merging with MSD thread lionshine since there was some discussion about it here the other day, and it’s primarily aimed at recruiting for the MSD.
IIRC Jack Steele was drafted as an over-ager and he's turned out pretty bloody wellGood call this..
Frankston Dolphins should do everything they can to gt Jai Culley into there VFL program for a few weeks. Culley clearly good enough, should test himself against seasoned bodies