Player Watch #22: Josh Caddy

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His had 3 games showed little it's not like there aren't players pushing for his position.His role is only as a forward nothing else.
 

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I get why they did it. We needed a wingman and he didn't have a spot any more once Lynch arrived.

But it didn't work early last year and it isn't working again now. He's just too slow to be able to run hard back and defend off the wing.

Watch the start of the third quarter against the Swans. Two quick goals and both were him trailing into the defense and not picking up a man quick enough.
 

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I get why they did it. We needed a wingman and he didn't have a spot any more once Lynch arrived.

But it didn't work early last year and it isn't working again now. He's just too slow to be able to run hard back and defend off the wing.

Watch the start of the third quarter against the Swans. Two quick goals and both were him trailing into the defense and not picking up a man quick enough.
tbf, one of those wasn't his man, it was the ruckman drifting down from memory.
 

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He’s not a wingman unfortunately.
We can get away with it with the lesser sides but the stronger teams will expose us for it and that’s when Caddy really stands out as someone who can’t be a great wingman when the whips are cracking.

Can be a very damaging second forward if Jack or Lynch is injured but it’s too top heavy with all three in the same forward line teams can almost walk it outside our F50.
He played this role extremely well in 2017 and was a vital cog to that premiership team but structurally our side has changed and there isn’t really a place for him.
 
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The other problem Caddy has is when either Jack or Lynch are off then Dusty rests forward. We're too slow around the midfield and wings and we need a burst player like a Peter Matera to look for an exit to stream the ball forward.
Do we have any kid on the list with the ability to play this role?
 

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The other problem Caddy has is when either Jack or Lynch are off then Dusty rests forward. We're too slow around the midfield and wings and we need a burst player like a Peter Matera to look for an exit to stream the ball forward.
Do we have any kid on the list with the ability to play this role?
Any Matera's in our 2's that anyone has noticed!!
But I agree about Caddy and the need for speed. Ralphsmith has good wheels, not sure he's a wingman just yet. Reckon Cumberland looks like he could play wing. Strong and fast and aggressive, but coming off a knee. Pickett is probably still our best option I think, quick enough and hard at it. Looks very fit as well. Think he has been messed around a bit this season and needs to settle in one place.
 

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The other problem Caddy has is when either Jack or Lynch are off then Dusty rests forward. We're too slow around the midfield and wings and we need a burst player like a Peter Matera to look for an exit to stream the ball forward.
Do we have any kid on the list with the ability to play this role?
That's the thing now outside runners have become
More important than ever with the rule changes
We need to give naish another go on the wing
Someone has to cement a spot there, caddy isn't the answer .
 
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Any Matera's in our 2's that anyone has noticed!!
But I agree about Caddy and the need for speed. Ralphsmith has good wheels, not sure he's a wingman just yet. Reckon Cumberland looks like he could play wing. Strong and fast and aggressive, but coming off a knee. Pickett is probably still our best option I think, quick enough and hard at it. Looks very fit as well. Think he has been messed around a bit this season and needs to settle in one place.
I wasn't suggesting to have a ready made Matera, but if we had a player that could be groomed into that role as our lack of pace around the ball was noticeable on Saturday.
 

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The other problem Caddy has is when either Jack or Lynch are off then Dusty rests forward. We're too slow around the midfield and wings and we need a burst player like a Peter Matera to look for an exit to stream the ball forward.
Do we have any kid on the list with the ability to play this role?
I wasn't suggesting to have a ready made Matera, but if we had a player that could be groomed into that role as our lack of pace around the ball was noticeable on Saturday.
Ralphsmith seems to be the answer.Has a tank and speed.Maybe Naish because of his disposal by foot, but i'd go with Ralph.
 

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Ralphsmith seems to be the answer.Has a tank and speed.Maybe Naish because of his disposal by foot, but i'd go with Ralph.
What has happened to Pickett, he had a very good year on the wing last year, and is fitter and stronger this year. All for adding players like Ralphsmith, but they are young so will need to be transitioned unless they come out like Stack did. Speaking of which, the latter half of the season he might be that player.
 

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What has happened to Pickett, he had a very good year on the wing last year, and is fitter and stronger this year. All for adding players like Ralphsmith, but they are young so will need to be transitioned unless they come out like Stack did. Speaking of which, the latter half of the season he might be that player.
Pickett stays in with Macca out.Pickett is frustrating though.Very much a mixed bag.Does one great thing followed by 2 frustrating moments.The thing is we've lost 2 of our best 3 2 way runners(Kmac & Meatball).Ralphsmith seems the most logical for one.
 

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There’s a spot for him in the forwardline

Lynch’s arrival shouldn’t have changed that


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Pickett stays in with Macca out.Pickett is frustrating though.Very much a mixed bag.Does one great thing followed by 2 frustrating moments.The thing is we've lost 2 of our best 3 2 way runners(Kmac & Meatball).Ralphsmith seems the most logical for one.
Ralphsmith suspended. Long term though will be good to see him get his chance.
 

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The other problem Caddy has is when either Jack or Lynch are off then Dusty rests forward. We're too slow around the midfield and wings and we need a burst player like a Peter Matera to look for an exit to stream the ball forward.
Do we have any kid on the list with the ability to play this role?
RCD is that kind of burst player. Naish seems a natural pacy winger to me with a penetrating kick. Ralphsmith utility with a burst through attacking style.
 

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