Player Watch #41: Ben McNiece - In against Fremantle - 16/5

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TheFrenchCut

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Was that McNiece with the deliberate rushed behind yesterday?
Spoke volumes of a player who can't cope under pressure.
Has no future at the club

The speed with which you transitioned from asking who was that to declaring their Dons career over was exhilarating.
 

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Almost a 3rd of his goals came in 2 games against 10th and last place?

Dunno that helps the argument
He was 5th in the goal kicking tally and only Younan had more goals than him as a small forward, who went ahead only in the prelim final. Rich can play.
 

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What is the relevance of a weekly B and F leaderboard to determine whether a player has AFL traits or is one of the better small forwards in the VFL ? Rich was invited to the National Combine which suggests there is interest from AFL clubs.
Sorry I mean Essendon. I think you missed my post in the Stewart thread asking for them.
 

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Pleasantly surprised to see him return and not miss a beat on the weekend. Is easy to see why we managed to get him onto our list. Ok size (178cm/78kg) decent skills and reads the play well.

With our back 6 settled the way it is, may be hard to force his way back in but rest easy knowing he could come in and play a role.
 

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Pleasantly surprised to see him return and not miss a beat on the weekend. Is easy to see why we managed to get him onto our list. Ok size (178cm/78kg) decent skills and reads the play well.

With our back 6 settled the way it is, may be hard to force his way back in but rest easy knowing he could come in and play a role.
He's about 4yrs from becoming an undroppable pressure small forward.
 

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He's about 4yrs from becoming an undroppable pressure small forward.
There’s no love for Bags. He was excellent last year and has only gone goalless once this year. Bit stiff with a couple of frees against North. In particular, think it was the 4th quarter when he showed great attack for the ball and the umpire paid a free against for sliding into the opponent’s legs. Bags is not great and will be overtaken soon enough but I completely disagree that there are better players to play his role currently knocking down the door to replace him.
 
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