Player Watch #41: Ben McNiece - Upgraded again for Smith instead of Mutch - 21/6

Godzke

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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
 

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TheGreatBarryB

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I thought McNiece showed enough last couple of games to be given another year. Not like we’re stacked with small defenders
 

eth-dog

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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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boncer34

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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.
Maybe. Seems to have had 3 or 4 big games last year.

Guess the VFL small forward depth is poor.
 

Yoda_

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Don’t spose you can point me to last years b&f leaderboards?
Corey Rich (138 votes) finished third behind St.Kilda listed ruckmen Lewis Pierce (199) and former Kangaroo Will Fordham (76 votes) in the Dolphins B&F count.
 

boncer34

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Corey Rich (138 votes) finished third behind St.Kilda listed ruckmen Lewis Pierce (199) and former Kangaroo Will Fordham (76 votes) in the Dolphins B&F count.
Yaco knows what I’m referring to. Genuinely keen on our round by round leaderboard from the b&f.
 

yaco55

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Don’t spose you can point me to last years b&f leaderboards?
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.
 

boncer34

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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.
 

cAsEy_18

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Corey Rich (138 votes) finished third behind St.Kilda listed ruckmen Lewis Pierce (199) and former Kangaroo Will Fordham (76 votes) in the Dolphins B&F count.
A little unlucky to finish 3rd with 138 votes when 2nd only gets 76 votes
 

Yoda_

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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.
 

cAsEy_18

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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.
 

The Donners

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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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