Player Watch #31: Curtis Taylor -

Bigeasy

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Well, Curtis' Mum is Simone's sister.

How do you reckon she feels about her sister being repeatedly humiliated like Warne did to her?

Curtis was actually asked about this at the rather awkward presser when he was drafted and the video is rather interesting.

He acknowldges his cousins and says something oike, "we're connected through Shane".

It isn't excctly a ringing endorsement of his love for the bloke.
Didn't know the background so thanks for the explanation. Only knew Warnie was his uncle.
 

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Souup

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Granted he played well last week, but I think he's way too raw to be playing 1's. Would have preferred to let him continue to developing and build confidence in the 2's for the remainder of this year and potentially give him a go in the 1's next year at some stage after another preseason under his best and having built a stronger body.

Having said that, all the best to the young lad and hope he tears it apart!
 

tazaa

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Wrong game for him to play.
As if we were a man down all day sadly.
Intensity between VFL and AFL is drastic.
Is it his inexperience that makes it look like he lacks leg speed? Poor kid looks like he has lead in his socks
 

Zondor

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Another nail goes in the "play them in the AFL to develop them" coffin.

Not the kids fault, but he needs at least another preseason.
I must say he reminded me of Larkey's debut today. Taylor has talent and was very good last week in the VFL. Giving the kids a taste in the AFL isn't a bad thing. Yah just need to pick and choose which games to do so. :stern look

And yes I know it wasn't Taylor's Debut today for those wanting to add 6 and 9 together to get 69. :stern look
 

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Roosurgence

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Don’t think that’s the best thing for him though. Could ruin his confidence. Let him strut in the VFL for a couple of weeks
Horses for courses.

Those on the inside would know if he is the type of kid to go into his shell or not?

I just don’t see any point in playing some of the list cloggers we have.

Time to start giving out games to give a few a taste.
 

JeanLucGoddard

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Another nail goes in the "play them in the AFL to develop them" coffin.

Not the kids fault, but he needs at least another preseason.
At the same time, he gets paid the most blindingly obvious high contact free ever to be missed, goes back and kicks the sealer, and its hello Curtis.

But yeah, needs a big pre-season or two. Can play though.
 

Val Keating

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Horses for courses.

Those on the inside would know if he is the type of kid to go into his shell or not?

I just don’t see any point in playing some of the list cloggers we have.

Time to start giving out games to give a few a taste.
True. See what happens spose, those at the club would have a better gauge

Yep, back to the twos to get confidence, bring him back for the last game.
That’s my feel.
 

Snake_Baker

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Passmore

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Horses for courses.

Those on the inside would know if he is the type of kid to go into his shell or not?

I just don’t see any point in playing some of the list cloggers we have.

Time to start giving out games to give a few a taste.
He's had a taste, but it's a bit rich for him right now.

Back to the VFL for now.

If Wood doesn't come up next week Hosie might be worth a crack.

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