Player Watch #43: Aaron Hall

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Bhoys Dont Cry

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Apr 12, 2009
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Took a bit to get into it but once he did was all class.

His run off half back really sets us up. Hopefully gets his new contract ASAP.
 

Merlin007

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Jun 7, 2019
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This would have to be biggest scrap heap to solid gold turn arounds I have ever seen.
Remarkable. Just unbelievable the footy he is playing.
How can he not be in AA contention?

Give him 2 years but more importantly he deserves to play finals.
Weapon. Absolute weapon.
credit to the coach - the captain in the backline last night wasn't too shabby either
 

King Corey

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Jun 9, 2001
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Seems to have worked incredibly hard on his game. No doubt part of that is being able to breathe now, but he showed a defensive mindset that I haven't seen from him before.

Is playing Saad like footy right now.
I went from taking good small forwards and rebounding defenders for granted when we had a run of good ones for years to looking on enviously at other clubs regularly pulling them off rookie lists.

Thus far in 2021 Hall's play has been a pleasant throwback to Sinclair, King and Pickett.
 

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TennisPlayerAndy

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Apr 1, 2008
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He’s what Shaun Atley should be.
 

tazaa

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Apr 11, 2007
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He was left 1vs1 deep in defence (I think it was on Langdon) and bodied up early and took an outstanding contested mark.

Since he went back to half back he has been in our top 5 comfortably. Massive props to him, he has battled both physical and mental battles and I get real joy in seeing him play great football.
Good call.
I recall saying at the time to my brother “dont stress, Halls in positions 1-A here - hes got this.”
And he proceed to take the contested mark and disposed of it perfectly.
Just a gem to watch in 2021
 

Kangaroo Cat

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Jun 2, 2019
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Watched the replay with a pies supporter, after a couple of turnovers he kept saying that number 43 was awful, i told him we have him playing there for a reason and sure enough Hall did some great stuff repeatedly in important moments, by the end of the third quarter the pies supporter was completely onboard with him. Aaron does a lot of cool stuff that's fun to look at on top of trying his butt off, i really hope we keep him.
 

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