Player Watch #40: Will "Mingma" Snelling

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Lore

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Contract Status: Out of contract 2021 (Category A Rookie)
Last Game Played: Currently in the side
Injury Status: n/a
 
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andleanback

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Bit a love for this bloke? Feel he's rather maligned, which is pretty normal for a small forward that pushes up on the wings, but was huge yesterday. Never going to be a world beater, but hard as a cats head, tackle machine and great goal sense. Fits the Richmond small mould to punch above his weight/size.
Don’t know why he cops so much heat. Turns up and gives 100% every week. Great team player, Always gives first option and looks to bring others in to it (like giving coxy his 1st goal last week). Not hard to see why he gets a game every week.
 

eth-dog

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Don’t know why he cops so much heat. Turns up and gives 100% every week. Great team player, Always gives first option and looks to bring others in to it (like giving coxy his 1st goal last week). Not hard to see why he gets a game every week.
Because people don't like the fact that he finished top 10 in our BnF last year
 

ant555

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Don’t know why he cops so much heat. Turns up and gives 100% every week. Great team player, Always gives first option and looks to bring others in to it (like giving coxy his 1st goal last week). Not hard to see why he gets a game every week.
Good ordinary players. You always need them.
 

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bombreys

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Don’t know why he cops so much heat. Turns up and gives 100% every week. Great team player, Always gives first option and looks to bring others in to it (like giving coxy his 1st goal last week). Not hard to see why he gets a game every week.
does he cop that much heat? I feel like everyone likes him. I don’t know how you couldn’t like someone who tries so hard
 

Lore

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The forums are more level headed than Facebook and Twitter on him.
I feel like forum posters tend to be more dedicated fans since they've gone to the effort to seek out a football forum, and tend to stick around rain, hail or shine and through pre-season, so they're more knowledgable and there's more information at hand too. Not that they're not still melty 😆 but you don't get as many half-interested randoms that only turn up on half the game days compared to Facebook or Twitter.
 

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Red Black and Blue

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Great game. Hand up guilty; Certainly have been critical of him in the past. Didn't think he had a future, but the additions of Perkins and Cox add an extra marking dimension pushing forward from the wing that will mitigate his lack of aerial presence and probably allow him to hang around now. That aerial support will be cruical as Tippa, Waterman and him probably can't be relied on to bring it to ground/compete.
 

Yoda_

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Guilty. Sorry Mingma
You and me both. Watched the replay and he always seemed to be ‘there’. Takes safe options with the odd dangerous chance.

As has been mentioned, 25 games so can only get better hopefully


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Duckworth

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I feel like forum posters tend to be more dedicated fans since they've gone to the effort to seek out a football forum, and tend to stick around rain, hail or shine and through pre-season, so they're more knowledgable and there's more information at hand too. Not that they're not still melty 😆 but you don't get as many half-interested randoms that only turn up on half the game days compared to Facebook or Twitter.
I think this forum does a bit of self-moderating (aside from the lovely work from the actual moderators), I think people will comment and pull others into line if their posting is too harsh/extreme.
 

fairbump_playon

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Don’t know why he cops so much heat. Turns up and gives 100% every week. Great team player, Always gives first option and looks to bring others in to it (like giving coxy his 1st goal last week). Not hard to see why he gets a game every week.
Honestly, I think he has copped it because he’s short. He arrived at a time when everyone was rabid about our undersized midfield. If you look at his output he’s done really well for a rookie jumping in. Suspect many didn’t give him a chance because is so mini.
 

andleanback

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Honestly, I think he has copped it because he’s short. He arrived at a time when everyone was rabid about our undersized midfield. If you look at his output he’s done really well for a rookie jumping in. Suspect many didn’t give him a chance because is so mini.
If you go onto afl statspro where you can watch every players clips from any game, people would see how har she works and he actually rarely makes an error.
 

Old Campaigner

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Don’t know why he cops so much heat. Turns up and gives 100% every week. Great team player, Always gives first option and looks to bring others in to it (like giving coxy his 1st goal last week). Not hard to see why he gets a game every week.
I think he cops it because he's not a big bodied mid tbh
 

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