Player Watch # 6: Joe Daniher - CRICHTON MEDALLIST - 2017 AA Forward Pocket - MARK OF THE YEAR!

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  1. VelvetSledge

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    Welcome to the Essendon Football Club, Joe Daniher!

    NOTE: I know there's already a Player Watch thread on JD, but we have to be somewhat ceremonious! Mods, feel free to merge the two after Thursday or whenever you all decide.

    Height: 201cm
    Weight: 90kg
    D/O/B: 4/3/1994
    Position: Full Forward
    Drafted From: Calder Cannons, Pick 10, Father/son
    Father: Anthony Daniher (118 games for EFC, 1987-1994)

    Key Strengths:
    • Huge unit, still needs to add muscle, but height is an enormous advantage
    • Could have easily been a number one draft pick
    • Extremely quick for his size
    • Huge leap
    • Great set of hands, best marking player in the draft
    • Extremely clean at ground level
    • Well rounded, clean skills
    • Dat kicking technique
    Weaknesses:
    • Are you kidding? It's Joe f*cking Daniher.
    • Inconsistent kicking? That'd be it.
    • Harpdarp face
    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome, potentially, the most exciting recruit to the Essendon Football Club since Brendon Goddard. Wait, hang on.
    The 201 centimeter goliath known as JD will be lurking the Essendon forward 50 for many years to come, and we can look forward to a player who will excite fans young and old. Joe is the best marking player in the 2012 draft, and would be, quite simply, a number one draft pick had it not been for his wonderful father Anthony and his 118 games in the 80s and 90s.
    He has been dubbed "The best TAC cup player ever" by certain personalities; rated above the likes of Judd, Ablett, and Cotchin. The hype surrounding the kid has been enormous, but he has tackled it with a smile on his face and an Essendon polo hanging off his slightly skinny frame. His skills are extreme, as is his speed for his size- He is an intimidating prospect for any defender. With a full pre-season under his belt under Dean Robinson, we can expect him to improve both physically and aerobically, and, as James Hird said himself, we can also expect Joe to play 10 to 15 games in 2013.
    If Joe can improve his at times wayward kicking, he will be an absolute star for the Essendon Football Club. Some would say he is a Gumbleton replacement, but I see Gumby and JD being the future superstars of the Essendon forward line, with Hurley going back.
    Welcome, Joe Daniher!

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    Just lost a load.
     
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    Should've seen me while writing this, phwoar
     
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    I'm so happy someone read that. Hhahaha
     
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    You forgot the requisite "marks the ball at its highest point"
     
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    I'm excited to see him up on stage tonight alongside Hird, towering over everyone else and wearing an Essendon guernsey. We're very fortunate to have him, but I couldn't be happier.
     
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    The Daniher clan. The greatest footy family in the history of this game.

    We are blessed.

    They should erect a bronze statue of Jim Daniher at the new ground.

    And study his DNA to why he has spawned so many good footy players.
     
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    Giggity.
     
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    I had forgotten that Anthony never played in a premiership side. He left the Swannies too late for 1984-85, played in 1990 and was injured in 1993.

    Not quite as unlucky as Neale, clearly, but still.

    So here's to hoping Joe spearheads a flag and brings his particular arm of the Daniher family that elusive flag!

    #putslidbackon #waitingforroundone
     

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    Dare I say it but he looks a bit Coleman-ish you know..the hair and all.

    It's like they got the number 1 pick out of the way early and we have the day to enjoy our good fortune...might buy some cans of 'JD' to celebrate tonight:thumbsu:
     
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    The AFL decided to drop accouncing the top 10 draft picks in reverse order this year, but the number 1 player is still going to be the 10th player called out. :)
     
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    Marks the ball at the highest point.*

    *4m
     
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    That goofy looking bastard is just about the best thing we've got going on in this crazy world.
     
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    Been done, but it deserved an encore. :thumbsu:
     
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    I know its early days, but are we likely to see him play much early football next year?
     
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    Hird said he Expects him to play atleast half the Season next year
     
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