Player Watch # 4: Kyle Langford - In against Fremantle - 16/5

Kyle is a...

  • pure mid

  • pure forward

  • mid/forward

  • forward/mid

  • AFL footballer! (and I don't care where he plays)


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My feeling in that there has been no wasted 2 years. He has a string to his bow which will be realized by another club . That's not Kyles fault - this club continues to look including half on these forums at what he can't do rather than what he can do. Even yesterday he created and was in the top players on the ground. Makes good position always and gets ignored
 

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I’ve talked way to much s*#t at work about Laverde, Langford, Parish and Francis being the best 4 players ever picked up by any club ever, for them all to be busts. Fml.
Our drafting looked alright for a bit there
2013 - Zerrett and Raz
2014 - Langford & Lav
2015 - Parish, Francis, Redman, Tippa
2016 - McGrath & Ridley

Fully expect Langford in for Brown this week. Joey and Stringer to play 1 & 2 forwards.
Raz back gives us a good forward target too.
Langford into the HFF/Wing role looks to be his go now.
 

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The Essendon section from an AFL.com.au article about “your clubs missing men”. Compared to the other players listed for the other clubs he has a fairly washy explanation for being left out (the others have changed roles and are learning a new one or got squeezed out of the side due to incoming players).

Apparently might not have the tenacity and proactiveness to play midfield but will struggle to break into our forward line we’re he to play there. Also the first guy dropped after a bad team performance, as we’ve noticed.

“Callum Twomey” said:
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It's been an interesting ride for Kyle Langford in his time at the Bombers. Their first pick at the 2014 NAB AFL Draft (No.17 overall) has played 49 games in his now four-and-a-bit seasons at the club, with last year his most exciting with 16 games at senior level. He broke into the midfield and performed strongly at stages, averaging 18 disposals and also pushing forward on occasion. He was unlucky not to be awarded the club's most improved player award as well, but has found himself on the outer this season after just two senior appearances.

How does he get back in?
Langford has been the player to get omitted a handful of times over the past two years following a bad Essendon defeat, and it was the case again in round three when he was dropped following the Bombers' loss to St Kilda. This despite kicking two goals from 18 disposals in round one. Langford gets plenty of touches at VFL level, but the jury is still out whether he has the tenacity and proactiveness to be a midfielder in the senior side or whether he is best suited to a half-forward role (which makes it hard for him to find a spot given Essendon's strength in that part of the ground). – Callum Twomey
https://m.afl.com.au/news/2019-05-01/why-cant-he-get-a-game
 

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Our drafting looked alright for a bit there
2013 - Zerrett and Raz
2014 - Langford & Lav
2015 - Parish, Francis, Redman, Tippa
2016 - McGrath & Ridley

Fully expect Langford in for Brown this week. Joey and Stringer to play 1 & 2 forwards.
Raz back gives us a good forward target too.
Langford into the HFF/Wing role looks to be his go now.
Francis is for Brown is the word
 

BrunoV

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Francis is for Brown is the word

Will be interesting if it happens.

Pours more fuel on the selection integrity fire as far as I'm concerned.

Here I was thinking that you had to complete 3 preseasons training in position before you could take the field without being a liability to the structure.
 

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50 and out. Not all his fault and could still be apart of the squad.

We need to put games into Mynott, D. Clarke and Houlahan and see if any of those guys can bring anything to the table.
 
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