Rookie 44. Matt Owies

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Blue_Steel89

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he always seems to be out in front - does he ever need to go the banana etc?
Not that I'm aware of. Seems to find space in good spots within FWD50 which is great imo.
He has kicked a lot of goals by reading the pack and getting the ball over the back of a missed mark too.

Imo he has good spacial awareness (from basketball I'd assume) and reads the play really well. Obviously only 24 and still learning but I'm still very excited as to what he could become 👌
 

Bill O Really

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Reading this thread back a week or so and we have an opposition supporter going hard in defending a Carlton player against Carlton supporters. Upside down world.
I saw a fair bit of his basketball and knew he would be a good AFL player when he came back to Ox, just by his steal capacity, and very quick of the mark, knows where the ball will be awareness. It is something that you can't teach people, you either have it you don't. Sydney will take him is Carlton don't want him, he is a 'no dickhead' sort of guy we like, LOL
 

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Not that I'm aware of. Seems to find space in good spots within FWD50 which is great imo.
He has kicked a lot of goals by reading the pack and getting the ball over the back of a missed mark too.

Imo he has good spacial awareness (from basketball I'd assume) and reads the play really well. Obviously only 24 and still learning but I'm still very excited as to what he could become 👌
Didn't Pendlebury play basketball as a kid too?
 

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I was really impressed by Owies game, played his role very well and it seemed to balance us out a bit having that extra small in the fwd line rather than a re-deployed midfielder.
 

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Owies is a forward first.

His leading patterns and marking is what we need. His reliable set shot kicking is something we have close to zero of.

Finally his pressure is a real fresh air. Him and Fogarty together... bring in Martin and Fisher. Look out! None of this Murphy/Gibbons stuff.

Murph as a sub rotating with Betts

Gibbons to the midfield or 2s.
 

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Not that I'm aware of. Seems to find space in good spots within FWD50 which is great imo.
He has kicked a lot of goals by reading the pack and getting the ball over the back of a missed mark too.

Imo he has good spacial awareness (from basketball I'd assume) and reads the play really well. Obviously only 24 and still learning but I'm still very excited as to what he could become 👌
You've nailed the key to his forward game. He generally only leads to good spots & on the odd occasions he finds himself on an acute angle, he is more inclined to kick the ball to someone in a more favourable position than try to nail the impossible goal.

He doesn't need a lot of the ball to be a dangerous presence.
 

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You've nailed the key to his forward game. He generally only leads to good spots & on the odd occasions he finds himself on an acute angle, he is more inclined to kick the ball to someone in a more favourable position than try to nail the impossible goal.

He doesn't need a lot of the ball to be a dangerous presence.
Sounds like he knows his limitations and plays to them well.
 

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You've nailed the key to his forward game. He generally only leads to good spots & on the odd occasions he finds himself on an acute angle, he is more inclined to kick the ball to someone in a more favourable position than try to nail the impossible goal.

He doesn't need a lot of the ball to be a dangerous presence.
Which makes him even more handy to have in the FWD50. Most defenders have one or two moments in a match where they tend to switch off slightly, I say most because some don't ever switch off. These little moments are the ones Owies would take advantage of and do some damage
 

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Which makes him even more handy to have in the FWD50. Most defenders have one or two moments in a match where they tend to switch off slightly, I say most because some don't ever switch off. These little moments are the ones Owies would take advantage of and do some damage
Exactly right. Whilst the opposition will focus on McKay, Levi or McG when we head inside F50, Owies is able to drop into the space left in front of them, with his opponent most likely guessing that he would be looking to be crumbing at the feet of the talls.
 

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