Player Watch #32: Travis Colyer

Discussion in 'Essendon' started by Kong, Nov 26, 2009.

Put it out there
  1. Towno78

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    Just imagine the mathematics he could do then!
     

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  2. Eleven 38

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    He's been around since 2010. He's just just going to ever be able to be consistently good at kicking the footy. He can play though. He just needs to use his footy brain and once he's in space handball it too someone who can kick.

    Also needs guys that can kick to get into a position to receive a handball from him. It should become easier over the next couple of years as slow players retire and are replaced with quicker younger guys.
     
  3. Zach Package

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    Lets see what a week's rest will do for him
     
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    Before the saga he was a very good kick of the ball.to me it's like he is rushing himself when he doesn't need to. So he gets to the ball with plenty of time but rushes and makes it hard for himself by fumbling and looking unco.
     
  5. Jaxes

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    I'd almost prefer Leuenberger in the squad. Is less likely to fumble it when picking it up.
     
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  7. Dons4days

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    I'd much prefer Langford to be back in.
     
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    This is so exciting - can't wait for his 7 possessions and 7 fumbles to be added back into the team.

    I'd hate to have that Langford bloke in the side. Heard he had 30 touches and 2 goals in the VFL. That sounds like it would seriously upset the balance of the side.

    Sarcasm aside I really hope that he steps up his game because the Colyer that last played absolutely does not deserve a spot in our seniors.
     
  9. SydneyBomber

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    ONE ******* touch please, instead of three fumbles.
    Could be awesome, but fumbles every time, very frustrating!
     
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  10. Skipper_

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    Learn to pick the ball up. Then learn how to kick it.
     
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    They should put his gathering technique on kids footy tutorials to show how not to pick up a ball on the run.
     

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  12. TheGrizz

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    I get the frustration with the fumbles. A couple of times he would have created a clear scoring shot if he took clean possession. Needs to get that under control. He hits the ball at serious pace but still has hard hands. Needs softer hand or to slow down a step when taking possession.

    But the knock on his kicking today is wrong. He hit most if not all of his targets that i saw from the stands. Actually thought he kicked it quite well.
     
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  13. scottmclaren

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    I actually thought he was much, much better today. a few times he clearly attacked the footy and he used the ball OK.
     
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    He's a 200cm ruckman trapped in a 175cm body.
     
  15. CBombers17

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    Much improved and still ordinary.
     
  16. Runk

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    His name is Captain Fumble Bum and he's worked hard at earning that title so show some respect.

    Seriously how someone so low to the ground can fumble so much is mind blowing
     
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    He goes on some long fumble runs. Just fumbles it 30-40 metres. Do they count as metres gained?
     
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    His disposal would improve if he didn't put himself under pressure every single time with slow decision making.
     
  19. CBombers17

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    Travs fumble run forward 50 entry is Essendon 2017's chaos ball.
     
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    do they do a fumble test at draft testing...word is he was top of the draft in his year.
     
  21. Seagrave_Holmes

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    It's a very smart play, he can't be caught holding the ball if never picks it up in the first place.
     
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    Plus no turnover!
     
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    Does not do anything to deserve a finals spot.
     
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    So frustrating. He's always in the right spot and running hard but the fumbles kill us. Hopefully Raz gets up for an easy swap
     
  25. Paul_Barnard

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    He simply cant go to Sydney playing like this.
    Would be a massive liability in a final where skills under pressure will be the difference.
    He is currently completely inept and incapable at picking the ball up, i cant think of someone who is so out of form..