Player Watch #26: Cale Hooker

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Disposal was average at best and spilled a few marks. Worked into the game pretty well and made Cox look like the inexperienced average footballer that he is in the second half


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TheGreatBarryB

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It should be said that I think he's got a lot of improvement left in him this year. Not anywhere near his best. Not that he's been bad but the positive is that he hasn't been great yet!
Was great against Brissie in his first game back. Did well on Brown and Cox
 

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Howard Moon

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His one clunk marking is seriously impressive

Can't think of many in the league better at it. Even last week v syd it was just kick it near him and it was his, strong body work then clunk.

Can see the temptation to leave him fwd. Contested marks don't grow on trees
 

The Donners

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His one clunk marking is seriously impressive

Can't think of many in the league better at it. Even last week v syd it was just kick it near him and it was his, strong body work then clunk.

Can see the temptation to leave him fwd. Contested marks don't grow on trees
Reminds me a lot of Wellman in that he’s just so consistent and “safe as houses”.

For me, undoubtedly our most reliable player.
 
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Praying that he gets played up forward this week against Freo. We need another target up there to help out Stringer and Daniher who is a little down on form/confidence still. Hooker has proven he is more than capable of clunking big marks up forward and kicking goals - people seem to forget he kicked 41 goals in 2017...
 
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