Player Watch #30 Tom McCartin - bringing opposition forward entries to ground

(Log in to remove this ad.)

S120

Norm Smith Medallist
Joined
Jun 19, 2011
Posts
9,100
Likes
8,435
Location
Sydney
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Wallabies
He's the kind of player you have to find a place for in your 22 I think. Whether as a forward or defender, he gives such consistent and strong effort in the air and on the ground as a really young player and he should only get better as he ages and gets stronger.

Very encouraging display.
 

Ticky009

Premium Gold
Joined
Jun 2, 2014
Posts
6,589
Likes
10,948
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
The Rebel Alliance
He's the kind of player you have to find a place for in your 22 I think. Whether as a forward or defender, he gives such consistent and strong effort in the air and on the ground as a really young player and he should only get better as he ages and gets stronger.

Very encouraging display.
I totally agree 120, kid tries his guts out and impacts play.
 

Superstar swan

Brownlow Medallist
Joined
Jun 16, 2012
Posts
18,596
Likes
13,868
AFL Club
Sydney
Thought he was pretty reasonable today..however its dangerous him playing down back. He is extremely slow to make a decision with the ball and that is dangerous for a defender. Of coarse that will come with age and experience but just where is at this stage of his career
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Jewelsbon

Club Legend
Joined
Aug 30, 2016
Posts
1,541
Likes
3,877
AFL Club
Sydney
Thought he was pretty reasonable today..however its dangerous him playing down back. He is extremely slow to make a decision with the ball and that is dangerous for a defender. Of coarse that will come with age and experience but just where is at this stage of his career
Can't say as I agree there SS, I thought he took to his new position brilliantly, he really is a natural footballer.
Say what you like about Beetson and our lack of success with high draft picks but boy, can he nail the speculative ones! I'm certain if McCartin had waited the year to nominate for last season's draft he would have gone too high for us to have been able to nab him.
 

Superstar swan

Brownlow Medallist
Joined
Jun 16, 2012
Posts
18,596
Likes
13,868
AFL Club
Sydney
Can't say as I agree there SS, I thought he took to his new position brilliantly, he really is a natural footballer.
Say what you like about Beetson and our lack of success with high draft picks but boy, can he nail the speculative ones! I'm certain if McCartin had waited the year to nominate for last season's draft he would have gone too high for us to have been able to nab him.
Agree he played an excellent game..but i think there are some issues may get exploited if he plays defence against a good team.
 

TheMase

Brownlow Medallist
Joined
Jul 20, 2001
Posts
17,174
Likes
10,813
Location
Sydney
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Sydney Swans
Hurley is no slouch either and he beat him convincingly
Hurley had 21 disposals (100%!), 11 Marks, 9 rebounds. Tommy had 7 disposals, 5 Marks and kicked 1.1.

Not sure I would call that a convincing win to Tom, no disrespect to him intended, not say he didn’t play well, he did...

Huge fan of this kid, seems to impact each contest he is a part of.

Certainly though if Reid puts in a similar performance people are far less kind... comes with being a kid I suppose and having less expectation...
 

cadsky

Premiership Player
Joined
Jun 14, 2011
Posts
3,536
Likes
3,843
Location
Mornington Peninsula, Vic
AFL Club
Sydney
Hurley had 21 disposals (100%!), 11 Marks, 9 rebounds. Tommy had 7 disposals, 5 Marks and kicked 1.1.

Not sure I would call that a convincing win to Tom, no disrespect to him intended, not say he didn’t play well, he did...

Huge fan of this kid, seems to impact each contest he is a part of.

Certainly though if Reid puts in a similar performance people are far less kind... comes with being a kid I suppose and having less expectation...
That's because Tmac has played ~ 20 and Reid has played well over 100. Tmac seems to be improving every week while Reid has stagnated if not gone backwards the last 3-4 years
 

Punts

Brownlow Medallist
Joined
Nov 11, 2012
Posts
19,343
Likes
17,919
AFL Club
Sydney
Hurley had 21 disposals (100%!), 11 Marks, 9 rebounds. Tommy had 7 disposals, 5 Marks and kicked 1.1.

Not sure I would call that a convincing win to Tom, no disrespect to him intended, not say he didn’t play well, he did...

Huge fan of this kid, seems to impact each contest he is a part of.

Certainly though if Reid puts in a similar performance people are far less kind... comes with being a kid I suppose and having less expectation...
In the Air I meant
 

TheMase

Brownlow Medallist
Joined
Jul 20, 2001
Posts
17,174
Likes
10,813
Location
Sydney
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Sydney Swans
That's because Tmac has played ~ 20 and Reid has played well over 100. Tmac seems to be improving every week while Reid has stagnated if not gone backwards the last 3-4 years
Of course I understand that. He is extremely promising, I am a big big fan. Kid is a gun.

He was impactful and I was impressed.

What you’re suggesting though is that his performance, if experienced like Reid, wouldn’t have been good enough. See I don’t necessarily agree with that either. Not everything is measured in statistics and both he and Reid were impactful for us last night whilst both still had fairly low stats.

Reid started off getting this kind of kudos and then didn’t meet the ceiling many thought he had and therefore he isn’t measured against his performance imo but what people expected him to become (and his frustrating body!!).
 
Top Bottom