Player Watch #3: Jed Anderson -

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billnats

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So Jed is better than Bot, Fyfe and Cripps now is he?
Did you read what I wrote?

You can’t use his clanger count to compare him to others in our team. Just like you wouldn’t judge the others to their teammates because they’re inside mids so naturally will have a higher count.

His value to our team far outweighs one-two dodgy kicks a game.If you stack up his goal involvements and pressure acts, he is so far ahead of others in the team
 

Pykie

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I love him and I simultaneously hate him sometimes.

He's an enigma and one that generally good sides are able to mask his short commings, but sometimes they are glaringly obvious in a side that isn't going to well.

He needs to step up as a senior player in the absence of Cunnington and Higgins, especially if someone like Bonar is sent in there more.

He's struggled with that at times in his North career.

I still see him having a potential future as a half forward, despite him struggling with it at times.
 

benbanjo

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Did you read what I wrote?

You can’t use his clanger count to compare him to others in our team. Just like you wouldn’t judge the others to their teammates because they’re inside mids so naturally will have a higher count.

His value to our team far outweighs one-two dodgy kicks a game.If you stack up his goal involvements and pressure acts, he is so far ahead of others in the team
Now you're saying he isn't as good as all the players you listed? Make up your mind.
 

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kangatime

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Did you read what I wrote?

You can’t use his clanger count to compare him to others in our team. Just like you wouldn’t judge the others to their teammates because they’re inside mids so naturally will have a higher count.

His value to our team far outweighs one-two dodgy kicks a game.If you stack up his goal involvements and pressure acts, he is so far ahead of others in the team
It's the way this board works. Daniel Wells used to butcher the ball a lot but people thought he was an awesome kick because now and then he would pull one off. LT was the same, he would fu** up 10 times a game but because he did 2 good things people thought he was the messiah. Gibbo, another one. Would stuff up the odd kick and it meant he was sh*t, despite the other 25 touches that were good.
 

billnats

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Now you're saying he isn't as good as all the players you listed? Make up your mind.
I would reply back about the other mids but your inability to analyse someone’s paragraph show me you clearly would also struggle at analysing a game of football.

I’ll try put this in plain English as possible. Is Jed a brilliant footballer? No. Neither was Anthony Rock. Even our captain Adam Simpson had deficiencies. But they were brilliant role players for stars around them.

When Jy is joined by LDU, Bonar, TT, this year’s draft selections in the middle then they will require Jed to do the heavy lifting.

He clearly is essential to our mix.
 

benbanjo

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I would reply back about the other mids but your inability to analyse someone’s paragraph show me you clearly would also struggle at analysing a game of football.

I’ll try put this in plain English as possible. Is Jed a brilliant footballer? No. Neither was Anthony Rock. Even our captain Adam Simpson had deficiencies. But they were brilliant role players for stars around them.

When Jy is joined by LDU, Bonar, TT, this year’s draft selections in the middle then they will require Jed to do the heavy lifting.

He clearly is essential to our mix.
So before you're comparing him to Fyfe, Bont, Cripps, now you're comparing him to the likes of Anthony rock, well at least you're going in the right direction.
 

ferball

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Would any club give us a second rounder for him?

this bloke is trade bait for mine
He's been one of our better players all year except for too many turnovers in a couple of games and a missed shot on goal that cost us a game (along with five or six others that day.). On top of that he pretty much brings the same thing every week, so when he is in our very top players then others with better reputations aren't performing.
 

Rad Roo

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He is a good role player, with Higgins and Cunnington out, we need him to be agressor, one who could apply physical grunt. Also he is faster than the likes of ziebell and cunnington so he is not a complete liability in defense. In all liklihood, atley would stay in defence. Hopefully, ziebell can stay in the goal square against a smaller defender, with brown roaming a bit further up to get his running game going. Hopefully can get the youngsters in the midfield rotation.
 

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Val Keating

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I think at the first break Cripps had 8 touches and a clearance or something like that

The last three quarters after Jed went to him:

8 touches and one clearance
The Polec attempt on him early was strange. I expected Shaw to move LMac on to him but Shaw went Anderson.

Reckon Shaw’s using this year to figure blokes out.
 

Rad Roo

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If Anderson is the sole 'tough in and under type' then the team would be alrite. He is probably a superior version of andrew swallow.

Back in the 'good old days', a midfield of swallow, ziebell, cunnington, gibson, greenwood is supported by wells and harvey. We CANNOT ever get back to this model EVER again. It should be Anderson + Simpkin + LDU + Thomas + Bailey + Top 10 pick + Top 10 pick and McDonaldo to provide the hard tag. Our mid must only ever follow the 1 + 5 model.
 

Val Keating

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The problem with this is that Polec should have already been figured out

He doesn't have an inside midfielder or defensive bone in his body. He isn't suited to playing as a defensive inside midfielder. It should never even be considered again
It won’t be.

I’m not trying to get into what’s going on in Shaw’s head but sending Polec to play a defensive role on the oppos best player is a statement. The standards have changed. No more front running
 

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If Anderson is the sole 'tough in and under type' then the team would be alrite. He is probably a superior version of andrew swallow.

Back in the 'good old days', a midfield of swallow, ziebell, cunnington, gibson, greenwood is supported by wells and harvey. We CANNOT ever get back to this model EVER again. It should be Anderson + Simpkin + LDU + Thomas + Bailey + Top 10 pick + Top 10 pick and McDonaldo to provide the hard tag. Our mid must only ever follow the 1 + 5 model.
I love Jed but i think you maybe under rating Andrew a bit there quite a bit.
 

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If Anderson is the sole 'tough in and under type' then the team would be alrite. He is probably a superior version of andrew swallow.

Back in the 'good old days', a midfield of swallow, ziebell, cunnington, gibson, greenwood is supported by wells and harvey. We CANNOT ever get back to this model EVER again. It should be Anderson + Simpkin + LDU + Thomas + Bailey + Top 10 pick + Top 10 pick and McDonaldo to provide the hard tag. Our mid must only ever follow the 1 + 5 model.
You can’t seriously think Anderson is a superior version of Andrew Swallow- a 3 time best and fairest winner! There is zero chance that Anderson will ever go close to winning a best and fairest let alone 3!
 

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