Player Watch #32: Travis Colyer

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

Put it out there
  1. Vander18

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    This is actually a pretty good point....given he made the ball look like a cake of soap against Freo, how will he go with Luke Parker or Isaac Heeney terrorising him. I suspect the answer is "not well."

    At his best, Trav had reasonably clean hands but he's a long way off that right now.
     

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    tbh we have a few players who fumble below the knees like Trav I think that's an area we need to work on in the off season.
     
  3. blitzer

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    I hear Champion Data are scrambling to setup the latest stat "metres fumbled".
     
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    He probably gets told by the coaches like "mate just keep the ball moving forward who cares if you fumble"
     
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    I might be going against the grain here but I think he definitely offers something around the packs. He's always on the move and that usually means he drags at least one opponent with him if not more.

    When Freo started to get on top around the stoppages it was because we were becoming stagnant and I think Colyer at least got us rolling again.

    He obviously needs to improve his disposal but he has done that before and I expect he will clean that up again over summer.
     
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    I think he head a good game yesterday and his disposal was pretty good. Still fumbly but if he can tidy that up then he will go alright in a couple of weeks.
     
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    Get rid of the fumbling and clean up disposal in the week off please.
    As he will hold is spot in the 22.
     
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    Just play with confidence, get back to that nature of being a natural footballer, feel good taking on the game and feel good with disposal and everybody work as a team.
     
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    Thought he was ok, yes fumbled below the knees but his pace troubled Swans last time and will be needed again.
     
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    Am I the only one who saw him cleanly take a ground ball yesterday? It looked so magical I rewatched it a few times.

    On the whole he was much better but still needs a double hand transplant.
     
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    I need you to tell me what quarter this was in and I'll watch it. Otherwise I simply do not believe you. :thumbsu:
     

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    Stays in the side because of his ability to create, but his fumbling and poor kicking/decision making is a serious liability
     
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    Was watching the replay after the mightiest of night shifts so I wasn't my memory is hazy, but I think it was in the 3rd.
     
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    Still fumbling at times, but surely we can all agree his disposal was back to 2014/15 standard, yeah?

    Moving McGrath further up the field has helped ease the need for Colyer to get the ball 20+ times and allower him to go back to playing on a flank for part of the game. If he can add a goal and some better pressure to his usual 15-20 touches he's back to being a handy player.

    Of course if he could improve and become a regular 20+ disposal winger who attacks and tackles he'd be brilliant. But his games this year would suggest that's probably a bridge too far.
     
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    I'm at the point of finding it funny when he fumbles now, but I still like him in the team. Feel like we need him to play well if we are to beat Sydney.
     
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    3 big laughs at the club i watch the footy at - Coyler fumbling, Mckennas weekly act of madness and Hookers set shot kicking - one of the guys gets up and walks to the bar for every Hooker set shot. Just cant watch it - even when he's on a roll.
     
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    His kicking was the best I've seen him display in months. Still fumbling, but at least he was pushing it forward with pace and intensity.
     
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    It's not even just his inability to clasp the ball. At times he picks it up and then just can't keep a purchase on it. It's as if his fingers are jelly snakes. It's quite funny as somebody said.
     
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    I'm laughing on the inside.
     
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    I'm laughing so much I'm crying.
     
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    This guy is currently drinking from the 'Last Chance Saloon.' He's got two weeks to show something or I will write him a sharply worded letter.
     
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    Not up to it
    unclean below knees- either unskilled or scared
    doesn't hurt opposition with his kicking
     
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    Different player today than the rubbish he has dished up all year. Been decisive with his ball handling, skills have been ok.
     
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    still not good enough
     
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    It's games like tonight that frustrate the masses. He can play. When he wants to.