Player Watch #35: Matt Guelfi - Extends contract to 2021! - 4/9 - had knee surgery recently - 10/9

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qwertyboy

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With Smith out for the year he has stood up and suddenly become our pressure barometer which seems to be one of the most important roles in the team. When he is on and applying his pressure we suddenly have a bigger presence across the field.
 

Beerfish

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When they talk about the bottom 6 guys being the difference between a premeirship list and an also ran this guy is one of those guys. The question is have we got the guys at the next level.
 

Liberator

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I reckon he is getting better and better. In car parlance, he’s a bit of a ‘sleeper’...
His disposal and decision making under pressure has definitely improved. Some of his handballs in tight today were amazing.
 

Shane Heard

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His improvement derives from his higher level of composure when he has the ball - Thinking his way better through traffic and therefore more effective disposals.
Or one could say he’s just born to attack with flat out aggression and figure it out after....something someone like Zaka let’s say...has never had in him.
 

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Lore

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In the mix, recovered from concussion but still sore through the ribcage.

Young Bomber Matt Guelfi is in the mix to line up against the Giants, having recovered well after suffering a nasty knock that sent him flying into Optus Stadium’s LED boundary signage against West Coast last Thursday.

Guelfi was unable to play out the game due to concussion and rib soreness, but Crow said the 21-year-old is making steady progress.

“Matt Guelfi took that blow into the signage on the side of the ground. He was tested for concussion, which he has shown every sign to have recovered from this week with all of our testing.

“He’s also got some soreness through his ribcage, which is improving day by day. He’ll be tested on Wednesday ahead of the match on Thursday in terms of his availability to play.”
 

sameolds33

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McGovern. Eggshell skull. Of course his ban was upheld. He was out of bounds when he pushed him, Guelfi was injured as a result. The chair is a non issue - whether it was the chair or the fence or something else is irrelevant. Guefi was injured as a result of McGovern's wrongful action.
 

Bjchan13

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McGovern. Eggshell skull. Of course his ban was upheld. He was out of bounds when he pushed him, Guelfi was injured as a result. The chair is a non issue - whether it was the chair or the fence or something else is irrelevant. Guefi was injured as a result of McGovern's wrongful action.
Yeah the Gov deserved a week. Doesn't really affect us anyway. More important is whether Guelf can play. He's been making up for the loss of Dev. Love how he goes about it
 

sameolds33

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Yeah the Gov deserved a week. Doesn't really affect us anyway. More important is whether Guelf can play. He's been making up for the loss of Dev. Love how he goes about it
It did affect us though. I thought that we were mentally unbalanced after the incident, as well as a player down for the remaining 3 and a half quarters of the game. The game only blew out after Guelfi was injured. Yep, am a fan of his commitment and focus. Never stops trying.
 

rumply

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Looking at the team that played on Thursday night, I'm not sure how Guelfi gets back just now. Cant see Langford making way, he had a solid game, tackled well. Maybe they push the magnets around & Begley goes out.
 

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