Player Watch #45: Alec Waterman

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Darealrath

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That moment when he closed his eyes almost welling up after kicking that goal from 50, like disbelief that his dreams came true. Very endearing.
Only just caught up on his story. Genuinely heartwarming. The big celebration with his mates on the boundary post match makes even more sense.

As an aside I'm always amazed at how much bigger west coast players look compared to ours. This guy is in bed for 18 months of his two year contract with them and is still built like the Evergreen Evergrande. Unbelievable.
 

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citizen-erased

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Only just caught up on his story. Genuinely heartwarming. The big celebration with his mates on the boundary post match makes even more sense.

As an aside I'm always amazed at how much bigger west coast players look compared to ours. This guy is in bed for 18 months of his two year contract with them and is still built like the Evergreen Evergrande. Unbelievable.
do we need to whine to the AFL? :p
 

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If he was really playing back in the VFL for a couple of weeks to "build his tank" for Senior-level footy, surely there is more fitness growth there. That's scary. He has a big body, knows how to use it and is already prepared to leave the forward line. I don't think we should be trying to turn everyone into a midfielder but if he can pop up here and there and hit a few contests hard that would be really great.

Also, beautiful kick.
 

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JayJ20

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He makes the correct decisions, uses the ball well, knows how to use his size and kicks it straight.

A very good pick up. He'll be a very good player when he works on his tank.
 

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