Strategy Aaron Naughton - Key Defender or Key Forward?

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Cadillac

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He’s a star. Played probably one of his worst games of the year against one of the games best defenders and he still had the chance to kick 5.
 

Substance

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Well that's my sort of bet. You're on!

Fine print:
You can be proved wrong if some 19yo does it again some time in the future but I can never be proved wrong - at least not until the end of time.
I'll also bet no team will ever concede 20+ goals in a row at marvel again. We've seen some rare things this year.
 

RedWhite&Blue

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He’s a star. Played probably one of his worst games of the year against one of the games best defenders and he still had the chance to kick 5.
This!
He is never beaten, always grinding away, waiting for an opportunity to pluck a mark.
And as we know he doesn't need much of an opportunity to take it.
He is a star.
 

Dogsbestfriend

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And how brilliant is Bevo to recognise that a young draftee that has always been a quality defender could actually impact this much as a forward.
 

giblj

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I'm willing to bet that a 19 yo has never done that before and never will again.
The only other teenagers to have 50+ contested marks in a season were Lance Whitnall and Nick Riewoldt and neither of those lead the league in those seasons so I'm pretty sure you're right there.

[Edit] I believe the current youngest player to lead the league in contested marks is Tom Lynch (Gold Coast/Richmond version) who did it at 22 in 2015.
 
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Optimistic Dog

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Coming along nicely but his goal kicking is a real worry. Hope he can improve it

Nearly always misses to the left. So should be able to work on it looks like a ball drop problem to me. I know when I had the problem many years ago I used to practice kicking with tennis ball the idea being to make flush contact with a smaller object to improve concentration. It worked for me. A bit like "The Don" hitting a ball against a wall with one stump.
 

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