Player Watch #45: Patrick Naish

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Barnzy

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I am one of a few that don't believe in size matters in footy. You can still be small and go in like a mad man possessed and win the ball.

Exhibit A Baker
Exhibit B Bolton
Exhibit C Edwards to an extent.
Size doesn't matter in footy. What the...strongly disagree.

If you saw those 3 players stand next to Naish you would see the frame of men vs the frame of a boy.

I think it's a combination of both with Naish. He lacks the frame for the level combined with a soft attitude of avoiding contests.
 

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Size doesn't matter in footy. What the...strongly disagree.

If you saw those 3 players stand next to Naish you would see the frame of men vs the frame of a boy.

I think it's a combination of both with Naish. He lacks the frame for the level combined with a soft attitude of avoiding contests.
He was always going to take a few years to put on size until he was ready at AFL level. similar to RCD in that fact!
We need both these players pushing the door down this year to be a genuine top 4 side
 

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He was always going to take a few years to put on size until he was ready at AFL level. similar to RCD in that fact!
We need both these players pushing the door down this year to be a genuine top 4 side
It feels like everyone who joined the club after him has caught up with Naish. And lots of competition for a spot in the 22. I can't see Patty making it with Richmond.
 

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It feels like everyone who joined the club after him has caught up with Naish. And lots of competition for a spot in the 22. I can't see Patty making it with Richmond.
'smalls' younger than naish atm: on the Richmond senior list.

(New)rioli.
Ralphsmith.
Dow.

Martyn.
Cumberland.
Ross.

stack.
dawkins.
 

Charlie Pannam

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It feels like everyone who joined the club after him has caught up with Naish. And lots of competition for a spot in the 22. I can't see Patty making it with Richmond.
Agree. His kicking is excellent but at his size and being very outside he needs to be able to break the lines if he’s going to make it and he ain’t fast.
 

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In the few games he's played I didn't think he looked out of his depth at all. Wasn't gangbusters but he stepped in and was composed and used the footy well. Have been waiting for him to bulk up ever since and it looks like it's a combination of genes and a strange aversion to lifting weights that's holding him back.
You look at Dow, young kid has a naturally skinny frame but you can tell he's putting in the effort to add some muscle to it. Looks ripped and lean. Naish looks like he'd struggle to peel a banana.
 

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