Player Watch #35: Matt Guelfi

blitzer

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I reckon if he was playing at a different club he'd probably be a tagger already. Just seems like the type.

In any case I think he's a lot better further up the ground. I absolute love how he straight lines the ball every time and makes sure he wins it. If everyone on our team had that level of commitment to winning contests we'd be top of the ladder.
 

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eth-dog

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Turns up to Anzac day with a 'look at me' haircut. Should be benched for the year - it's not about you, Matt.
Yeah, he turned up looking like Draco Malfoy and played like him. A little campaigner. Which is why he played so well.

For everyone who said "oh look at them backpedal", the difference is the last two weeks he's played as a mid. Terrible small defender, a campaigner of a midfielder for the opposition.
 

MightyDons4

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Yeah, he turned up looking like Draco Malfoy and played like him. A little campaigner. Which is why he played so well.

For everyone who said "oh look at them backpedal", the difference is the last two weeks he's played as a mid. Terrible small defender, a campaigner of a midfielder for the opposition.
The backpedalling jibe was aimed towards those saying he had zero AFL attributes and shouldn't be in the team. He's just scratching the surface of the player he can become at this level. Players with his level of composure under physical pressure make invaluable midfielders.
 

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duckdog

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Lots of people love to see all the stuff that outside mids and key pos players bring in games against lesser opposition. He stands out for me because he can just get a hand in here or a hack there and won't shirk the issue in a real high pressure game. THAT is when you see if you have a finals worthy player. He fits the knock em down from halfback player we have been screaming for that we have wanted for so long
 
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