Player Watch #32: Travis Colyer

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

Put it out there
  1. chogby

    chogby Ca-bla Goo-bla!

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    I thought he was woeful. Can't kick, can't read the play, can't pick the ball up.
     
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  2. Vander18

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    Kicking and ball handling were fine tonight - wasn't great but far from our worst.
     
  3. Seagrave_Holmes

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    Put him on the trade table and see what we can get for him.
     
  4. Zach Package

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    Fair dinkum, god help Gaff if we get him, it'll be like a Mule with a spinning wheel. Our approach to Trav is essentially kick it somewhere in his general vacinity and just be like 'the dude runs a good time trial, he'll be fine'.

    More than capable of playing a role, as he did tonight.
     
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    Yep. And if no one bites it's a good sign he shouldn't be on a list.
     
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    Thanks for your efforts Trav but.cya
     
  8. CBombers17

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    Played one of his better games. Added nothing.
     
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    Colyer and a third for Kelly?
     
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    Every player puts wax on their hands before the game, but surely this bloke squirel grips a knob of butter!
     
  11. ScrappyCoCo

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    did not fumble once...i suppose thats a positive
     

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  12. Duckworth

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    Will be surprised if the wing is not Mutch, Mutch better next year.


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    Started the year well for the first 2 or so games.. but I'm not even sure how his spot in the side was justified all year.
     
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    Thats the inditement on Trav. Yesterday he was clean, decisive and still added very little. In saying that, he had lots of mates that did less.
     
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    Apologies if I've missed any sarcasm here but do players actually run wax into their hands before an AFL game?
     
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    There's something called grippo that helps cleaner hands.
     
  17. Lore

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    I find his off the ball work much more frustrating than his fumbles, and that's saying something. He's supposed to be a pretty intelligent guy but he seems to be the dumbest footballer sometimes.
     
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    Some very harsh criticism in here. Wasn't our best on the weekend but was far from our worst
     
  20. SherbertLemon

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    Agree. But he is a senior player, and so is judged at a higher standard. Players like him and Myers are not good enough at current, and I don't see that changing.
     
  21. Slice and Dyson

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    While that's very true, I feel like we are saying something along those lines more often than not - "he wasn't best, but wasn't worst". It's time players like Trav start contributing in a way that means they are closer to our best on rather than treading water in between.
     
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    I think the problem might be that he is consistently amongst our worst.
     
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    Myers id give another year as his career has been stalled by injuries & he is a big bodied something we need more of..
    Colyer has has enough chances, had a breakout year a few year ago, but whenever he goes near the ball now days, he seems to either turn it over with a poor disposal by hand or foot or just fall over at a critical moment, it almost cringe worthy at times. if it wasnt for his pace he probably been traded off a few years ago
     
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    there is an issue if the most positive thing you can say about a guy is that at least he wasn't amongst the worst.
     
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