Player Watch #21: Capt. Dyson Heppell

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Lore

Dec 14, 2015
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“Dyson completed all of the training we asked of him today,” Crow said on Tuesday.

“Assuming he pulls up well, we’ll be taking him to Adelaide and then hoping that he can play in the game."

 

Doss

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Aug 1, 2011
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One thing that Dyson is very, very good at that doesn't seem to get much mention is his marking backing into an oncoming player. He turns his body to protect the drop of the ball so well, and it seems that it often occurs from a hurried clearing kick out of our forward 50 from the opposition.

It's something I've noticed with him for a while and it's a great skill.
 

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Yoda_

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One thing that Dyson is very, very good at that doesn't seem to get much mention is his marking backing into an oncoming player. He turns his body to protect the drop of the ball so well, and it seems that it often occurs from a hurried clearing kick out of our forward 50 from the opposition.

It's something I've noticed with him for a while and it's a great skill.
Probably stems back to his junior days playing exceptionally well as a HBF/Defender. He is bloody inspirational though and glad he's on our team
 

Howard Moon

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Dec 14, 2008
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understand he is playing hampered, and was fairly innocuous for the first 3 quarters of the game because of it but that last quarter, wow, he seriously willed us over the line - he is a proper throwback to leaders of the past. That period where he just kept marking it under more and more pressure and pumping it back in with interest was super. Still makes me laugh early season when people questioned our leadership. He has it in spades
 
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