Player Watch #9: Luke Davies-Uniacke -

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Nov 17, 2011
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The biggest complaint I have at the moment is that his hands are terrible. If he could just learn how to pick the ball up off the ground he'd be averaging around 20 touches a game.

Apart from that he is the complete package. We're pretty ******* lucky to have Thomas, Simpkin and LDU to build our midfield around for the next decade.
 

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Harris 10

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 8, 2004
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The biggest complaint I have at the moment is that his hands are terrible. If he could just learn how to pick the ball up off the ground he'd be averaging around 20 touches a game.

Apart from that he is the complete package. We're pretty ******* lucky to have Thomas, Simpkin and LDU to build our midfield around for the next decade.
I think that’s unfair.
 

Themanbun

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Apr 19, 2019
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I wouldn't jump the gun with LDU yet. He still has a LONG way to come, but I have no doubt he'll get there.

He was fumbly early, and to be honest costly. His two shots on goal were also miskicks.

Once he conquers these nerves, look out.
 

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thumping

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Oct 29, 2002
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He’s growing into the player we are all hoping he will be.
I think it’s 18 games for him now and you can see he’s almost adapted to the speed of the game .
His decision making and confidence in Himself is starting to show.
Sure there are a few fumbles now, but this kid will be something special .
 

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Sep 20, 2018
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He’s growing into the player we are all hoping he will be.
I think it’s 18 games for him now and you can see he’s almost adapted to the speed of the game .
His decision making and confidence in Himself is starting to show.
Sure there are a few fumbles now, but this kid will be something special .
LDU will have far more influence on a game with 20 to 25 disposals than a player like Treloar with his 39 last night.
 

Silver finger

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Mar 2, 2019
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Same as Jed.
Once he start getting confident, everyone shut up about what he is at the moment.
Need to wait another a couple of years. I'm already happy with what he is doing though.
 

koshari

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 24, 2011
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I'm a huge fan of LDU, but he currently has an issue with fumbling the ball. I don't think anyone here could deny that.
Those 3 or 4 repeat fumbles in the fwd line in that 1 passage just looked like he was a little bit flustered. More Poise will come as he begins to judge the pace of the game.
 

myty

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Feb 3, 2003
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Is it possible he's still got some shoulder issues and he protects it? Watched him closely the last month and theres times he could have accelerated and gone a hard tackle or gone to smother and he hasn't. Would also explain a bit of fumbling.
 

Kanga Glory

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Nov 1, 2010
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Ball in hand he is good , but is not strong around the packs . It could be shoulder issues , confidence or not strong enough.
Next year will be the barometer, I’m thinking will get better in this area.
 
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