Player Watch #41: Ben McNiece

eth-dog

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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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Doss

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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...
 

Yoda_

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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...
I doubt they'd recruit Ben. The club has taken strides this year in the coverage of our VFL side this year though.
 

Mrs Mercuri

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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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Yoda_

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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.
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
 

Howard Moon

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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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