Thanks Scrag. SoB, can I have another 53 of those to look at next Christmas please?
I was struck by how many of those marks were two grabs, maybe a quarter of them. We talk about good and poor marking technique (cf Tom Boyd) but it seem to me that when he doesn't clunk it straight off he has this ability to knock the ball up rather than sideways or down so he gives himself a second chance of reeling it in. I wonder if he approaches every marking contest the same way or whether he makes a last instant decision (maybe subliminal) to alter the angle of his hands if he thinks he can't take it cleanly? Keeping his balance and vertical stance most of the time in the contest also helps - he generally seems to be the one best placed to take that second grab.