Player Watch #34 Jordan Dawson - the next great Swans mid

Bloodied52

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But I don’t see anything about him now, in the AFL, that suggests he’d contribute more in the midfield than where he has been playing. He was one of our best players last week playing on the arc, now apparently he doesn’t belong there?
He rarely drifted fwd of HB yesterday. Possibly he was suffering from the knocks he received.
 

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caesar88

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He rarely drifted fwd of HB yesterday. Possibly he was suffering from the knocks he received.
Yes, he was one of at least half a dozen Swans who was forced to play out of position a little because of our structures being out of whack. But if you look at Dawson’s game against the Suns, it’s exactly what we’re crying for out of defence. I’ve always said if you are gonna play off the half back, you’ve gotta be either lightning quick (like Saad or Williams) or have a long deep boot (like Brodie Smith or Hurn). Dawson is not blessed with the former, but he is blessed with the latter.

He has time and space on half back to put it to good use. Throw him in stoppages, and his kick-to-handball ratio becomes a LOT more even, and half of his kicks will be under so much pressure that you just won’t see that raking left boot at it’s best. How is that a good thing for Dawson or for the team?
 

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So did Dan Robinson and Jordan Foote.
Not sure how meaningful it is.
And Dawson was an inside mid in the NEAFL. Throw him on the inside in the best 22 and we can kiss his left boot goodbye cause he’ll never be using it. At least never to do anything more than 20 metre clearing kicks.
 
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