Player Watch #27: Will Walker - back in full training

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king of the road

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Can he play off half back? We need a skilful halfback that is quick, can take a mark and is a good decision make. Just not sure what he's like one-on-one?
There seems to be a fair bit of competition for spots on the wing and half forward. He seems more likely than most others to potentially adapt to a half back role (compared to Garner, Wood, Zurhaar, Polec, Dumont, Scott, TT, C Taylor etc).
In saying that, I hate it when we try and turn good creative players in HBFers... But damn - we need to up our game in this area.
 

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Can he play off half back? We need a skilful halfback that is quick, can take a mark and is a good decision make. Just not sure what he's like one-on-one?
There seems to be a fair bit of competition for spots on the wing and half forward. He seems more likely than most others to potentially adapt to a half back role (compared to Garner, Wood, Zurhaar, Polec, Dumont, Scott, TT, C Taylor etc).
In saying that, I hate it when we try and turn good creative players in HBFers... But damn - we need to up our game in this area.
I don’t think the hbf needs to be seen as the domain of the dour anymore. Good teams have a creative playmaker stationed there.
 

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Yep, his warm ups are awesome. ;)
Guilty, as charged, Kimbo. I’ve been a huge fan of Will from the first time I saw him playing against Collingwood in a 2018 pre-season VFL game. I was taking so much interest in him that one of the North officials asked me if I was his father. So, I adopted him there and then - lucky his real parents didn’t spot me or I might have received a “cease and desist” order. 🤣


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I don’t think the hbf needs to be seen as the domain of the dour anymore. Good teams have a creative playmaker stationed there.
That's my point. WW would be a creative playmaker off HB. Good of both feet, strong over the ball, great skills and good decision maker. He seems to have an allround game that could work in that regard, while also being a great playmaker. Seems smart too.
 

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Guilty, as charged, Kimbo. I’ve been a huge fan of Will from the first time I saw him playing against Collingwood in a 2028 pre-season VFL game. I was taking so much interest in him that one of the North officials asked me if I was his father. So, I adopted him there and then - lucky his real parents didn’t spot me or I might have received a “cease and desist” order. 🤣


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How about you just name and drive the Walker-mobile, if it isn’t already claimed? Much less, um, fanboi?!
 

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How about you just name and drive the Walker-mobile, if it isn’t already claimed? Much less, um, fanboi?!
Since the best/one of the best Johnny Walker is Blue Label and he plays for North, perhaps we should just call him “Blue”. So, I’m driving the Blue Bus... Or “Whisky”.


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