- Jun 16, 2012
- AFL Club
It was a solid debut without being spectacular..earned his spot this week
I just hope Longmire actually plays him in the midfield.Hopefully gets lots of time in the middle.
Have fun James
The young midfielder has been the Swans’ ‘so near and yet so far’ man of the current campaign.
He has found himself as the ‘emergency’ player on eight occasions, just missing out on the final matchday 22.
And swapping the leafy surroundings and sparse crowds of a second string fixture to the passion of a buzzing SCG, holds no fears for the confident youngster.
“I’m pretty calm under those sort of environments and don’t really think too much when I run out and there’s 30,000 or so there. I just look at it as an exciting opportunity,” he said.
“I just want to help continue our good form that we’ve put together over the last six weeks.”
And a good showing will obviously strengthen Rowbottom’s case for a run in the senior side. If that means kissing goodbye to the reserves’ MVP award, so be it.
“Oh, God, yeah. I was just having a chat with one of the boys here about it and said ‘I don’t really want to win it, I want to be playing senior footy’,” he said.
“If I don’t play another game in NEAFL, that’s just fine with me.”
James Rowbottom has been in outstanding form for the Swans in the NEAFL but he’s got much bigger ambitions than winning individual awards in the seconds.theland-downunder.com
I think his disposal is for the most part pretty good, and unlike other players we have each of his disposals is usually reasonably damaging or benefit the side in some way.21 touches and very lively early. Needs to clean up his disposal but he’s going to a great player for us.
Equal 2nd best on the team. Heat map shows he spent most of the game on the wing but watching the game he was exposed to the coalface more than his other games. Very good for an 18 year old and a great signs for the future.5 clearances. Pretty good for an 18 year old.
Amazing what happens when you play them in their drafted (and obviously preferred) positions isn’t it?Equal 2nd best on the team. Heat map shows he spent most of the game on the wing but watching the game he was exposed to the coalface more than his other games. Very good for an 18 year old and a great signs for the future.
You disagree?I'm glad that's your opinion and you're entitled to it!
Only played 73% gametime so that might account for some of time he was ‘missing’.He is going to be a high disposal winner in the future as I noticed yesterday as I was paying particular attention to him that he got his first 7 disposals very quickly, within the first 15 minutes of the game, but he then spent the next full quarter only getting around 1 disposal. Then, before I knew it in the 3rd quarter he jumped to 14 disposals pretty quickly in the space of about half a quater, and by the end of the 4th quarter he ended up with 21 disposals.
So he goes for huge chunks of the game being completely unsighted, but when he goes have moments of the game where he is particularly involved he can find the ball very quickly, and is usually quite effective and damaging with the ball.
The huge chunks of the game where he is invisible will slowly disappear when he matures and builds a tank, so I could easily imagine him as the sort of player who will eventually very regularly get over 30 disposals a game.