Player Watch #21 Jack Maibaum

RUNVS

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Sounds like the type of defender that gets into the underpants of the forward he is on and stays in those underpants so much that the opposition forward does not have room to move for the entire game.
 

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At 90kg he seems ready to roll if needed. Him and Edwards seem the only two that can play and maybe Cameron too.
 

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Loved the interview but I can already tell he is not going to be a player the Swans send to front press conferences.
He's a defender. No one interviews defenders:(:mad: And by the time they do he'll be much better.
Hell, Smooch is so good at what he does no one noticed him at all until 5 years after we recruited him.
 

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At 90kg he seems ready to roll if needed.
I doubt a young KPD like Maibaum is ready to roll. Coming from the TAC cup he would have been manning up on kids as opposed to men. He will need some development time and training/playing against men. Players like Tippett/Buddy/Sinclair/Reid etc as opponents along with Reg/Rampe/Aliir/R. Shaw helping him out he has the perfect tutelage. So I doubt he is ready to roll, but would love to be proven wrong.
 

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I doubt a young KPD like Maibaum is ready to roll. Coming from the TAC cup he would have been manning up on kids as opposed to men. He will need some development time and training/playing against men. Players like Tippett/Buddy/Sinclair/Reid etc as opponents along with Reg/Rampe/Aliir/R. Shaw helping him out he has the perfect tutelage. So I doubt he is ready to roll, but would love to be proven wrong.
There are a few examples in recent years of KPD defenders being drafted and coming straight into the first team. I mean Weitering‎ from this year is a perfect example but look at Johnson as well as he came into the side very quickly after being drafted and did a really solid job.
 

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There are a few examples in recent years of KPD defenders being drafted and coming straight into the first team. I mean Weitering‎ from this year is a perfect example but look at Johnson as well as he came into the side very quickly after being drafted and did a really solid job.
They played as third talls though as opposed to a KPD. I don't know much about Maibaum, but from bios I read he is more of the traditional KPD ala D.Talia/Grundy as opposed to a Johnson/Weitering.

Though I am just going on what I have read with this kid as opposed to what people have seen him would know.

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Article on Maibaum

http://www.sydneyswans.com.au/news/2017-01-19/learning-from-the-best

After playing mostly forward during his junior football, Maibaum’s switch to defence for his TAC Cup side Eastern Rangers paid dividends.

Selected for Vic Metro in the Under 18 Championships, Maibaum starred and earned All Australian honours as the full-back of the tournament.

The step up to AFL level has, however, been admittedly tough though Maibaum feels privileged to have the likes of Heath Grundy and Dane Rampe in his corner alongside a host of teammates who are only a tap on the shoulder away from some words of wisdom.

“Ramps sets a great example at training. He’s super loud – something I need to work on – and his approach at training is ruthless and that obviously translates to game day,” Maibaum added.

“Reg is a pro, he does everything right and knows the structure from back to front.

“They’re all qualities I want to replicate.

“Even the younger guys like Lewis Melican and Harry Marsh, they know their stuff and are always willing to help.

“It’s a group within a group. Every single one, no matter how young and inexperienced or older and experienced they are, they’re there if I need them.

“Pre-season is hard, probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done. But I’ve probably learned more in the past few months than I did over the last few years so I’m enjoying the challenge.”
 

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When you don't even notice a defender and he's not getting killed by his direct opponent, he's either off the park or doing something right.

Went by completely unassuming, even invisible. Will admit that I barely noticed him, well played.
 

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