Player Watch #22 Nick Blakey - bid received at pick 10, matched by the Swans

Bloodied52

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The RS is a weekly nomination of recognition of a good game. It was a good quarter of football as mentioned above. And DA is incorrect re nomination over a couple of games (any rookie who puts in a good game can win it...even a first gamer!).

You are correct, he has shown bits n pieces but that’s all they are, bits n pieces. Where’s the game consistency like Mills and Hannebery and Goodes and Walsh and McGrath, Stephenson et al? Worthy of RS nomination? No. Only rookie that looked like he did ‘something’ (bits n pieces) this week? That’s all it could be!

This is from wiki (I know):

Every round, a nomination is given to a standout young player who performed well during that particular round.

Even Blakey admitted he was quiet and one quarter (as proven) does not make a good game...it makes a very ordinary one look ok and the stars in your eyes glisten apparently.
Agree Mick. The aptly initialled RS is an award for fans and player managers.

The Nom gave me no jollies. Nonetheless I am delighted he has shown as much as he has in his first year, when he is shaped as a French Bean.
 

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VijoMorganstein

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If we're all honest the weekly RS nom almost never goes the player with the best eligible performance of the round and that there's a fair bit of hype involved in who gets it, but happy for Blakey regardless. Surely only a matter of time until Dawson gets one too
 

Bloodied52

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If we're all honest the weekly RS nom almost never goes the player with the best eligible performance of the round and that there's a fair bit of hype involved in who gets it, but happy for Blakey regardless. Surely only a matter of time until Dawson gets one too
Doubt Dawson is eligible. Horse waited until Jordan was a grandfather before giving him regular games.
 

jsher098

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Have a listen to our podcast- 32 minute mark onwards- we have a 5 min discussion as to who has been the best forward so far this season out of first year players. Champion Data's top three forwards are Connor Rozee, Tarryn Thomas and Nick Blakey. I fabsolutely love Big Blakey and I put in a case for him!



 

GotTheGoodes

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Have a listen to our podcast- 32 minute mark onwards- we have a 5 min discussion as to who has been the best forward so far this season out of first year players. Champion Data's top three forwards are Connor Rozee, Tarryn Thomas and Nick Blakey. I fabsolutely love Big Blakey and I put in a case for him!



Fabsolutely is a new word... it reminds me of Radelaide...
 

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Superstar swan

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Bit of a learning curve for liz tonight..either develop a right foot or learn from his mistake and turn that experience into composure
 

elastic

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Got crunched early today after his great mark which slowed him down a little. We may have seen his only weakness today which is no right foot. Still felt he could have banana'd it through. Sky is the limit for Nick and hopefully still living at home should keep him grounded and away from the nightclubs. Once he fills out he is going to be a nightmare matchup for the opposition.
 

S120

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He'll learn from today, had opportunities and made some bad decisions. Had to pull himself up after a big hit and he'll be better for it. Tough being the main man in the forward line often today when you're this young and skinny.

He's gonna be very, very good though.
 

caesar88

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Bit of a learning curve for liz tonight..either develop a right foot or learn from his mistake and turn that experience into composure
Or trade him. Wasn't very good yesterday in the team loss.

The bathwater's outta here and I want the baby gone too by October!
 

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