Player Watch #41: Ben McNiece - Signed until 2019 - 31/10

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Put it out there
  1. eth-dog

    eth-dog TheBrownDog

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    Height: 178cm
    Weight: 75kg
    DOB: 22/03/1992
    Position: Defender
    Recruited from: Northcote Park

    Small defender with good dash and skills apparently, impressed for Northcote Park in the Northern FL for the past 2 years. At his height and weight he'd want to be able to do that at this level, might get pushed around a bit.
     
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    eth-dog TheBrownDog

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    Decent game yesterday on debut. Neat kicking action.
     
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    McNeice family had been a staple of Northcote Park for over 40 years. Played juniors with a couple of McNeice's who were all handy players. And even at that time there were McNiece'S playing seniors.
     
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    Very quick.
     
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    Our next Baguley perhaps?
     
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    Nah, Ashby is.
     
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    Interesting.

    You don't see the EFC website do these sort of puff pieces on VFL-only players that often.

    I wonder if the club has some ideas...
     
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    I doubt they'd recruit Ben. The club has taken strides this year in the coverage of our VFL side this year though.
     
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    Turning into a very nice small tagging defender- hope he gets another full season of vfl next year!
     
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    Don't be surprised to see him on a senior list this year.
     
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    Re-signed :thumbsu:
     
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    Vice Captain - congratulations
     
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    Has something about him :thumbsu:
     
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    He's a neat VFL player. Not sure if it will translate to AFL level.
     
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    Seems to play like Ruggles of Geelong who seems to have adapted to AFL.
     
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    Yoda

    Did the recruiter give any thoughts on McNeice ?

    My vision indicates he has the tools to be an AFL player.
     
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    Didn't speak much about him, just said to keep an eye out for him.

    I like what I've seen from him too. Pace seems above average, kicking is above average and despite his size (a tall looking 178cm/75.5kg) he cracks in hard.

    If he is given a state game gig, won't be surprised to see him go to the combine. Everyone likes a small defender with good kicking skills
     
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    Training in the AFL group. Candidate for rookie draft?
     
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    Doubtful I would say.
     
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    Any chance of updating the picture in the OP and actually one of him ha

    eth-dog
     
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    Super duper smokie.

    The one thing he does have going for him is that he kicks absolute darts. Low, flat and quick. Is that enough though?
     
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    No surprise for me - Reckon McNiece has more tools than Heppell.
     
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    small locking defender is one of the few needs we need filling is it not? i mean in the event of a bags injury
     
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    Doubt it honestly.