Player Watch #9: Luke Davies-Uniacke - signs two year contract extension until end 2023

Remove this Banner Ad

Log in to remove this ad.

SammyRoo

All Australian
Aug 15, 2020
618
1,928
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Can see his confidence building and building.

really hope he continues to work on his goal finishing cause he’s going to put himself in plenty of positions to have a go ( nailed one today but missed probably a lockable one on another)
 

Kanga1996

Premium Gold
Jul 29, 2014
3,904
4,233
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Needs to run, run, run, run all through summer. He was seriously labouring in the second half and really dropped off on the defensive running.
Pretty sure his game time was up today. Played 88 mins when he’s normal game time is around 77 mins . Definitely looked gassed towards the end.


Sent from my iPhone using BigFooty.com
 

Billy Not Really

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 7, 2018
5,420
12,953
Licking windows at the back of the bus.
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Watching LDU & Jy play together is really something to behold, and its even more startling how fast LDU has managed to get up to Jy's level. Obviously Jy has him beat for fitness and experience but that midfield doesn't function without LDU and Jy.

We can actually win a centre bounce without Cunnington or Thomas. It's impressive. They take us to a whole new level but its clear LDU & Jy is the engine room.
 

Psychic Roo

Team Captain
Feb 17, 2007
516
450
California
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
San Diego Chargers
Nah mate. LDU can kick.
also - much better than D at releasing by hand from congestion. Thats has really developed this year. So has all 3 covered - escape from stoppage, kick out of congestion and release by hand after taking the tackle. Not many mids do all those well. Struggling to think of any atm. eg Dusty doesnt HB much - doesnt need to. LDU is sort of (good) unique..
 

shintemaster

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 24, 2002
16,489
30,948
Ponderama
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Needs to run, run, run, run all through summer. He was seriously labouring in the second half and really dropped off on the defensive running.
Copped a knock on the knee mid game, I expect it had some impact. No doubt more tank to build however remember he came off OP this year.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Mjs94

All Australian
Apr 24, 2016
863
2,189
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Literally 12 months ago yesterday he played his second game back from OP. He had 17 & 2 against the Crows and we all thought wow. How far he has come in those 12 months in terms of both consistency through a game (and now week-to-week) and strength in the contest is seriously impressive.
 

7577969923

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 20, 2018
5,442
13,776
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Last three games of the season will take him to 50.

From game 51 onwards it’s not unreasonable to expect 25ppg, 6.5 clearances, 0.5 goals, 4 tackles.

And it’s going to be glorious.
In his last 6 consecutive games, he has had double digits contested possessions in each one. In the 43 games he played before that, he had double-digit contested possessions 7 times.
In 8 of his last 11 games, he has had 5 clearances or more. In the 36 games he played before that he had done it 4 times in total.

He is really starting to build a body of work consistent with being one of the elite mids in the competition and there is still significant upside to his tank and power.
 

Swallow_Wood

Club Legend
Jun 11, 2015
1,940
7,663
AFL Club
North Melbourne
In his last 6 consecutive games, he has had double digits contested possessions in each one. In the 43 games he played before that, he had double-digit contested possessions 7 times.
In 8 of his last 11 games, he has had 5 clearances or more. In the 36 games he played before that he had done it 4 times in total.

He is really starting to build a body of work consistent with being one of the elite mids in the competition and there is still significant upside to his tank and power.
Another 2 solid preseasons and watch the fu** out.
 

Remove this Banner Ad

Remove this Banner Ad