Player Watch #37: Dylan Clarke

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Put it out there
  1. BrunoV

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    I thought that Clarke was impressive, too.

    He calm under pressure and displayed what was basically AFL level physicality when in contested situations. The midfield will be powerful in the VFL as it should contain Hocking, Howlett and Bird most weeks so I expect that we'll see Clarke (and Mutch) spending the year learning to play different roles.
     
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    He played Half-Back in his underage year and spent a majority of his time in the midfield last year sometimes going forward to good effect, actually reads the ball pretty well in the air. Was also given some tagging roles and did well at those too although he is a natural ball winner so I don't feel that should ever be his role
     
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    Then you throw in NO'B, Uysal, Cornell...
     
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    Take a deep breath mate you have been waiting for the VFL team to win the premiership for along time haha
     
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    NOB yes, but I doubt that we are going to dig too much deeper to displace young mids from the midfield rotation.
     
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    I've been waiting for my mighty Lions to win one for longer :(.
    That's why I really only listed those three (plus maybe Holmes). Uysal is a player that will spend time midfield and forward. In many ways he's our Polks replacement.
     
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    Does anyone know where NOB played last year whilst plying his trade in SANFL in regards to position? Was he solely used in midfield?
     
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    Played mid and forward I think he got some huge numbers in the middle, kicked 21 goals from 18 games
     
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    Cheers don.
     
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    Mid/forward mostly. Kicked a lot of goals against South Adelaide.
     
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    NOB played well in the SANFL. I enjoyed watching a few of his games.
     

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    If Jobe leaves next year, we may need him asap.
     
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    He is a contested beast that's for sure.

    Has not shown the footy smarts Jobe did however.
     
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    He has shown footy smarts at TAC level, knew where to run and position himself around the ground
     
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    NOB finished 2nd in the magarey medal in sanfl receiving 19 votes.
     
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    Think we have another Dodo steal with this kid great inside work today
     
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    Has some Ollie Wines about him.
    Them quads tho.
     
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    has the Watson and Wines hips thats for sure! Did most people say he would of been top 20s in the draft if his kick was better D_P_S ?
     
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    He will grow with some more belief, loved when he stuck up for Mutch late in the game he can be a bull when he does show his physicality.

    His competitive attitude and leadership qualities are great and can see McGrath,Mutch and Clarke working really well together inba few years in the midfield
     
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    We finally have a bloke who is good at the scrap and can run out a full game.
     
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    He has no business playing for Essendon.
     
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    Yeah, for me he ws the surprise packet today.

    Looks to enjoy the contest and can see him one day being an accumulator!

    Hands are good but boy that kicking is ugly.
     
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    Loved the way he backed up Kobe today after a bit of a Collingwood indiscretion ...
     
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    Begley ran in there as well. He and Clarke are seriously built for 18 yr olds.
     
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