Player Watch #35 - Harry Petty - Best 22 lock?

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mrmonkey

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It's good to finally be in a position where we can develop players properly. Feels like the next crop will have to really earn their spot, even Bowey took 20 rounds to get a chance.
 

Dogga6

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Tomlinson fu**s off Hibberd.
Hibberd is not even in our best team as we speak.

The club will want to go with the 3 talls again surrounded by the likes of Salem, Rivers and Bowey (potentially Maynard) as our running quarterbacks for next year.
Then there is still Hunt, Petty, Lever and May as well.

Tomlinson will just have to bide his time until one of our talls go down. It's a very handy depth option to certainly have.
 

Johnny Karate

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Particularly since the Port game, I love Petty’s aggression at attacking the ball in the air for either a huge spoil or mark. It really helps Lever and May to have another bloke that can peel off and take marks.
 

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mrmonkey

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Hibberd is not even in our best team as we speak.

The club will want to go with the 3 talls again surrounded by the likes of Salem, Rivers and Bowey (potentially Maynard) as our running quarterbacks for next year.
Then there is still Hunt, Petty, Lever and May as well.

Tomlinson will just have to bide his time until one of our talls go down. It's a very handy depth option to certainly have.
Never heard of this position, what the bloody hell is a running quarter back?
 

stEdy

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Don't know why anyone would write off a tall defender in their first few games.

I always remember a young Rance getting towelled up again and again and remember not to judge until they're physically matured/settled in the system.

Anyone could see Petty at VFL level taking marks for fun and see something there given his natural competitiveness. That Saints debut was a long time ago now.
 

A11dAtP0w3R

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Don't know why anyone would write off a tall defender in their first few games.

I always remember a young Rance getting towelled up again and again and remember not to judge until they're physically matured/settled in the system.

Anyone could see Petty at VFL level taking marks for fun and see something there given his natural competitiveness. That Saints debut was a long time ago now.
 

Dogga6

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Omac probably deserved to be written off after this first game though
I just remember his first game in Perth he looked a deer in the head lights, but was willing to reserve judgement until he got some more games and exposure at AFL level.

By the end of 2016 I'd had enough of him.

But hey, he was still able to chalk up 84 AFL games. So good on him.
 

ABray10

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Remember this guy getting a bath from Hipwood last year or the year before and thought then he was no good.

Just needed time, and maybe a half decent system to come in and learn his role, gain confidence at the highest level.
 

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