Player Watch #32: Jacob Edwards - selection #1 - Mid-Season Draft - "a roll within a roll"

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AnEmptyChair

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Haha I had the same thought when I saw that post. A bloke on the podium for the toughest bloke in the league had a man bun and then a shocking topknot, and would occasionally wear bright boots. Didn't stop him putting his body on the line every week and poleaxing the sh*t out of campaigners whenever the opportunity arose.
 

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Kanga lotto feels like its grown into a "Are you willing to buy into the club and show it by ditching something you've worked years on".

Probably means a lot to the group that he was willing to do it.
it’s pretty dumb tbh

Just a random tradition but one we could easily do without
 

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it’s pretty dumb tbh

Just a random tradition but one we could easily do without
I think some of the things involved are a little stupid, but I also believe kangalotto as a whole is a nice little cultural homogenizing device to get the players bonding and feeling more like a part of something bigger. I imagine most clubs would have something that fulfills that function.

IMO it's a great way to get the new draftees feeling accepted.
 

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I think some of the things involved are a little stupid, but I also believe kangalotto as a whole is a nice little cultural homogenizing device to get the players bonding and feeling more like a part of something bigger. I imagine most clubs would have something that fulfills that function.

IMO it's a great way to get the new draftees feeling accepted.
I feel like the shaving of head shouldn’t be part of kanga lotto. Just things like the wear the suit to training and other stitch ups
 

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I feel like the shaving of head shouldn’t be part of kanga lotto. Just things like the wear the suit to training
Fair enough. On the face of it it's pretty dumb, but I genuinely believe even the shaving of their hair servers a purpose and as long as they aren't also bringing out the paddles, dildos, and blindfolds then I don't have any issue with it.
 

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Fair enough. On the face of it it's pretty dumb, but I genuinely believe even the shaving of their hair servers a purpose and as long as they aren't also bringing out the paddles, dildos, and blindfolds then I don't have any issue with it.
 

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Wasn't there an article somewhere about him being a top 10 pick in this years national draft if he had decided to go that way? I have tried to find it but no joy...

I do recall this one saying he was a potential top 20 pick if he went down the national draft path.
 

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Wasn't there an article somewhere about him being a top 10 pick in this years national draft if he had decided to go that way? I have tried to find it but no joy...
Yeah have heard the same but that is a pretty big call so far out from the draft. Like to know what eDPS thoughts on this.
 

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The ‘Kanga-Blues’ ran out as 65-point winners on the day, with Leigh Adams saying Edwards was impressive in his first game of senior football.

“Jacob played about 50 per cent of the game, he looked OK and did some nice things. He’s very raw but he didn’t look out of place,” Adams told North Media.

“He’s got a good footy brain on him and with a bit more conditioning and strength behind him he looks like he could be a good player.

“We exclusively played him forward this week just to keep him out of the centre bounces. It’s the first time he’s played against men, so we wanted to let him find his feet a little bit more as a forward.

“He did some forward 50 rucking, but he predominantly played as a tall forward.”
 

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