Player Watch #37: Dylan Clarke - Gradual progress on the ankle injury, not increasing loads yet - 12/5

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Contract Status: Out of contract 2021 (Category A Rookie)
Last Game Played: Round 18, 2020 (injured)
Injury Status: Gradual progress on the ankle injury, not increasing loads yet - 12/5
Ankle surgery, will miss the start of the season - 20/1
 
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ghostdog

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His kicking in general play is the only thing i think. Goalkicking was excellent. Not sure why taggers aren't in fashion anymore. Ling on Swan in 2011 was a crucial matchup. Graham shutting Sloane out of the 2nd half in 2017. Bet Geelong wish they had prime Ling for Dusty this year.
I can forgive him his field kicking if his role wins us games.
 

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One of the few players who defends
is also a real good influence in a rudderless playing group
however extremely unlikely anyone else touches him
 

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It’s still just SO STRANGE to me that he can’t learn to kick the footy. He’s a smart kid, it’s not going to be through lack of application. Maybe he should learn ballet and how to play a drum kit and a bunch of other coordination based new skills. Set up some new neural highways.
 

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It’s still just SO STRANGE to me that he can’t learn to kick the footy. He’s a smart kid, it’s not going to be through lack of application. Maybe he should learn ballet and how to play a drum kit and a bunch of other coordination based new skills. Set up some new neural highways.
Bad habbits are bad habbits

No matter how much you work on mechanics and rehersals - get in the pressure of the game and you will head straight back to the muscle memeory you had when growing up.
 

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Bad habbits are bad habbits

No matter how much you work on mechanics and rehersals - get in the pressure of the game and you will head straight back to the muscle memeory you had when growing up.
What about Natanui when he started? His kicking was a joke. Basically wasn’t a footballer’s a-hole. He’s now one of the most influential players in the competition.
 

The Donners

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What about Natanui when he started? His kicking was a joke. Basically wasn’t a footballer’s a-hole. He’s now one of the most influential players in the competition.
I’ll qualify this response by saying Clarke has little AFL quality about him other than he can run with an AFL quality player.
 

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His kicking issues are in his action. He has a dinky little double pump in his ball drop he can not get rid of. That is why his kicking in open play or set shots okay but under pressure his kicks go nowhere as he is rushed by his slow ball drop. If he had a normal ball drop he would have played 50 games and we would be talking about how good he is. It is not something he is going to fix. It is in his action. Players like Nic Nat or Casbolt had / have issues with the ball drop not being in line with his leg which is what Joe suffers from when he is going bad.
 

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