Player Watch # 4: Kyle Langford

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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Milanista28

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Who's been getting a free pass? Ambrose was the only one that wasn't dreadful on Saturday.
Free pass is probably the wrong wording, But Langford always seems to be at the forefront of the criticism, He can do 5 good things and 1 bad and we all know what people will want to talk about.

I think Langford is almost the most critiqued player in our history for a 22 year old.
 

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Bunk Moreland

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Free pass is probably the wrong wording, But Langford always seems to be at the forefront of the criticism, He can do 5 good things and 1 bad and we all know what people will want to talk about.

I think Langford is almost the most critiqued player in our history for a 22 year old.
Nah, Stanton for one copped this his entire career.

We always have at least one whipping boy.
 

Milanista28

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He may have played well but his body of work has now manifested itself into an identified let down overall. I reckon most are ready to thank him for his service.
Way too early to make that call. He hasn't been as bad as some have made him out to be. Like i said earlier I'd love to see him play under a coach who gives clear directives to his players. JW wants his players to lead the way.
 

ghostdog

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Way too early to make that call. He hasn't been as bad as some have made him out to be. Like i said earlier I'd love to see him play under a coach who gives clear directives to his players. JW wants his players to lead the way.
Maybe. He's so slow to respond though, and if we played him as a forward he'd still be competing with Begley and Laverde. I think he's trade bait.
 

BrunoV

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Who would you have instead?

It's always an interesting question, isnt it?

Lot's of criticism but basically total silence on the question of who we should have taken (with Blakely, Steele and McLean in the mix and Steele a GAS academy player).
 

eth-dog

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It's always an interesting question, isnt it?

Lot's of criticism but basically total silence on the question of who we should have taken (with Blakely, Steele and McLean in the mix and Steele a GAS academy player).
And the thing is both were touted as top 10 and possibly top 5 picks as late as October but slid and most of the recruiting world was shocked at that.
 

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citizen-erased

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And the thing is both were touted as top 10 and possibly top 5 picks as late as October but slid and most of the recruiting world was shocked at that.
Yep.
I remember draft night well. Thought we came away with a good haul in those 2.
At 45 & 46, Daniel and Dale are performing better. Is it we just don't develop players well?
 

The Donners

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Surprised until now there have been no comments in this thread about D Clarke being dropped and Langford retaining his position in the team...
 

ScrappyCoCo

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Surprised until now there have been no comments in this thread about D Clarke being dropped and Langford retaining his position in the team...
Its all part of the master plan. It has worked wonders for Ridley being dropped when he was going ok and a spell in the 2s will take Clarke to a different level.

Just realised I am in the Langers thread oops.
 

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