Player Watch #25 Ben Ronke - future triple Coleman medallist

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RUNVS

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I don't know how we got this kid from the rookie draft. Every club was wrong on him, including our own (deserved to be picked earlier)!
To be honest I don't know how we looked over him so many times as well. I mean the Swans had to of picked at least 3 or 4 players before Ronke.
 

Wayne Swan

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His season has been truly stunning. I don't get how he manages to to be in the right place so consistently and convert so brilliantly and make the right decisions so reliably and chase/tackle/pressure so passionately, but I'm so glad we have him.
It's called footy smarts and not every player has it. Ronke has it in spades, looking like a top 5 pick at a junkyard price - nice!
 

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caesar88

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Picked Florent, Hayward, Maibaum, Cameron in the national draft before we picked Ronke.
To be fair I would still take Florent and Hayward over Ronke knowing what we know now.

Ronke is just so so quick. I was really annoyed when they didn't show the replay of his second (or third?) goal, because it was just amazing how quick his reaction was when he got the ball, and then how quickly he moved his body to a scoring position. I can't recall a first-year player whose had such a spectacular body of work after less than a dozen games. Scary to think what he could do if these sorts of games happened more consistently for him
 

Jewelsbon

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To be fair I would still take Florent and Hayward over Ronke knowing what we know now.

Ronke is just so so quick. I was really annoyed when they didn't show the replay of his second (or third?) goal, because it was just amazing how quick his reaction was when he got the ball, and then how quickly he moved his body to a scoring position. I can't recall a first-year player whose had such a spectacular body of work after less than a dozen games. Scary to think what he could do if these sorts of games happened more consistently for him
Yep and picked up in the rookie draft - that just blows my mind!!!!
 

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