Player Watch # 9: Brendon Goddard - Pretzels!! - Runner up in the Crichton Medal - International Rules squad

Discussion in 'Essendon' started by Kong, Nov 7, 2012.

Put it out there
  1. scezza

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    Well, a lot of our supporters are jerks. I still remember Lucas getting bronx cheers when he marked a ball after he was having a dirty day in 2009. I'm gonna say it was the Brisbane draw but not 100%. ******s.
     
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    Lol
     
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    If anything it makes me like him a little more - he chose us
     
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    May not be his biggest advocate but you must admit that he was very good on the weekend in a one sided affair. His composure with the ball (for the most part) was quite good. His finals experience was very telling. Hopefully we can deliver him some success in 2018.
     
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    Picked the wrong game to hit the opposition with the kick in that's for sure.
     
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    I might need to refrain from looking at Facebook comments about this guy, it's hard to resist the urge to stick up for him.

    Massive amounts of disrespect for this guy from our supporters he deserves a lot better. In the media he has been huge for us, nobody has been more outspoken in defending our club and players during the saga
     
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    footy fans in complete and utter ******* shock, news at 11
     
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    i would like us to stop playing him in defence.
    get a rebounding HBF, put Gleeson in that 7th defender/mid role.
    Goddard on the ball please. We were looking good early season when he was in that role.
     
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    Goddard's had a fabulous season when you consider he has changed roles several times during the year - In saying that, he needs to be settled in one position for 2018.
     
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    Put him on the ball and swing Heppell back.
     
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    Heppell, Goddard, Merrett @ TBC's feet.
    McGrath & Parish on the wings. McKenna running off the back of the square.
     
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    Looks fine but we also need to take into account that you can't have these blokes there 100% of the time. God I hope Stringer can be our Martin-type. It's a big stretch (seeing as we don't have him and Martin is twice as good ATM), but he has the exact type of explosive inside/outside capabilities that would take a massive load off those players mentioned.
     
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    That's asking for the opposition to waltz away from any clearance we don't get our hands on first.

    All good players. Minimal defensive pressure (Merrett 'acceptable')
     
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    we need to fix that up across the board.
    Parish is probably our best. McGrath about the same, but he's smarter with his pressure.

    Heppell, Goddard, Myers, Merrett, Zaka - we need them all to ramp the pressure up at stoppages and not allow the ball out so easily.
     
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    Martin is exactly the type of player i think Stringer can be. Perhaps a little more of a marking forward than Martin is, but he's in a similar mould. Lots of x-factor, explosive pace and a massive boot on him. More accurate than your Danger/Fyfe types, but less of a bull than them too.

    Parish, Begley & Stringer give us options to rotate through the middle and forward flanks.
    As do Langford, Laverde, Colyer, Tippa and Fantasia.

    That would be my starting line up, and you would be rotating the rest of the players through the middle.
     
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    Yep, but unless Stringer proves to be a midfield option we are still, at best 1, but most likely 2 quality mids away from a GF side.
     
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    Totally agree. There's legitimate competence across HB now for Beej not to have to be there. With Watson gone I'd like to see a bigger body with some experience helping make sure the stoppages are set. Langford and Laverde will have more time there next year, so someone uncompromising would be good to have there. Needs to draw the line at being a dick though.
     
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    His attitude doesn't bother me. It could make its way a little more into some of our players

    someone on On the Couch made an interesting point last night. Adelaide and Richmond barely score from centre clearances (I'm guessing they mean the clearance and a mark inside 50), but tend to score from locking the ball in the 50 from a stoppage.
    i.e. get the ball forward at all costs.
    Goddard can do that. He's pretty good under pressure at getting the ball out. And the less he tries the ambitious kick to the centre from HBF, the happier i am.
    Teams started to work out what he was about to do and cut it off for a rebound.

    I like the idea of him centre/forward of centre and less in defence.
     
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    He's vision and ability to read the play are his best assets and becomes limited the closer to goal.
    He is very versatile and should only move fwd if someone can impact just as much as he does from the backline. However the need for Goddard around stoppages may outweigh the need for him to set up from defence.
     
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    Season. He's gone where he's told and done a high standard job in every role he's been given, Inside mid, tagger, sweeper, 3rd tall defender. Don't let the fact that he reads the play better than pretty much anyone anywhere (which is why he's always pointing at something) and that he has one of the all time great punchable pills cloud your judgement.
     
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    Some times his emotions get the better of him but you cant deny his passion for the club.

    Love Goddard.
     
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    Had a feeling you meant season but thought I'd pick you up on a missing word.
     
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    I didn't say it, Yaco said it first, I'm just backing him