Player Watch Brayden Sier

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jackcass

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jackcass

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Real big bear isn’t he....

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He reminds of a story my mate tells about when he was playing footy here in the Bendigo league and some young pup named Greg Williams (pre Geelong) was at the club and dominating the midfield. My mate was playing wing and was always making what he thought was good position for a handball out of congestion from Williams but invariably the handball never came. When he eventually confronted Williams about it he told him he was too close. Started playing wider and sure enough the handballs flowed.

Bear's vision and power with the handball is next level sensational and must bring a smile to Williams dial.
 

sr36

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He certainly is a player that goes even better at the higher level.

Fits right in.
In what way does he go better? You can understand it for a flanker who is relying more on quality distribution, but it seems odd for an inside mid to be better at AFL than VFL.
 

ThePhantom777

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On the footyology podcast this week Rohan Connolly mentioned that he saw Sier warming up on the bench and when he was stretching using the fence noticed he had three fingernails painted black with nail polish. He asked Sidebottom about it post game and Sidey said he's a different sort of cat.
Listen from about 40 minutes in here: https://player.whooshkaa.com/episode/383028
 

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In what way does he go better? You can understand it for a flanker who is relying more on quality distribution, but it seems odd for an inside mid to be better at AFL than VFL.
Seems to be at the tempo, seems to bring more advanced play (because the receivers are better and in better positioning), looks like he belongs and is a set best 22 player.
Watching the VFL it all seems (at times) more pedestrian.
 

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In what way does he go better? You can understand it for a flanker who is relying more on quality distribution, but it seems odd for an inside mid to be better at AFL than VFL.
Team mates in better positions to receive and capitalise on his inside work.

Also although he needs to improve his outside ball when he does do it he shows capability of becoming a very good all rounder, that 50m laser pass to Stepho in the first Q out of the guts was brilliant dare i say Buckley esque kick.
 

Chrispiesssss

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Sier had 2 Center clearances on Monday. Equal team high with Grundy.

7 inside 50’s. Highest for the Pies.

He’s impressive.
 

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Seems to be at the tempo, seems to bring more advanced play (because the receivers are better and in better positioning), looks like he belongs and is a set best 22 player.
Watching the VFL it all seems (at times) more pedestrian.
Pendlebury when he was coming through and had a stint in the VFL his first year was pretty much exactly the same. Coasted the VFL games while looking significantly better when stepping up to tempo of AFL level.
 
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