Player Watch Caleb Poulter

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jonmacTrag

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Hard not to like Poulter, and I see a bit of myself in him.

I can appear slothful, lazy, but my intensity at key moments --breakfast, lunch, dinner-- is beyond question.

Poults seems laconic but his competitive instincts are evident when it matters. I saw him pound the turf when one contest didn't go his way, which I thought was petulant and encouraging at the same time.

Wish him well.
Not petulant at all - he obviously expects better of himself and was very angry at himself for not performing to his expectations.
 

Kappa

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Perhaps I need to be clearer.

There would be perhaps a double handful of people at any one time that would be champions in two or more elite sports - the time factor alone to reach the pinnacle of multiple sports is daunting.

I know - to an extent - the time and physical expenditure it takes as mum was a state water polo captain (goal keeper), champion long distance swimmer, champion high board diver, state ballroom dancing and highland dancing champion.

Granted not the absolute elite level in all sports but high up and the cost in time and physical conditioning, dietary, loss of work and family time through travelling to distant competitions is absolutely mind boggling up close.
I think your random boasting is clear enough :moustache:. and I would know, my mother was a state champion level boaster and my cousin holds the north Heidelberg club record.
 

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The Royal Sampler

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yep, you have to be “in the zone”.
Unless it’s NBA, where they predominantly play man. Although the league is evolving.

I think your random boasting is clear enough :moustache:. and I would know, my mother was a state champion level boaster and my cousin holds the north Heidelberg club record.
I only got one word wrong at a spelling bee in grade 4. So that’s not too bad.
 

Good_Old

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From the very small sample size of his draft night highlight package I was very pleased with our pick up, which has been reinforced by his recent efforts in the VFL.

I wonder though, where this "elite disposal" has come from?

I'll preface this by saying I am in no way suggesting Poulter has poor disposal by foot, however - don't be surprised if the occasional ball comes off the instep or grubbers along the ground.

I would much rather he keeps attacking the way he does and living with the occasional miskick than I would someone who always looks for the sideways or backwards option.
 

sr36

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Unless it’s NBA, where they predominantly play man. Although the league is evolving.
It was illegal for years. I never knew how they refereed it though. Unless a team is playing an unusual offence, it's bloody hard to spot the difference between good man and good zone.

Do you know what triggered an offence?
 

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It was illegal for years. I never knew how they refereed it though. Unless a team is playing an unusual offence, it's bloody hard to spot the difference between good man and good zone.

Do you know what triggered an offence?
Not entirely sure but the way defenders responded to being screened would be somewhat of a giveaway.
 

sr36

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Not entirely sure but the way defenders responded to being screened would be somewhat of a giveaway.
True, but with man, you're still expected to leave your man to temporarily pick up the bloke who loses his defender when screened before your teammate recovers and then you switch back.

I've never really followed the NBA, but perhaps you weren't allowed to switch on cutters.
 

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Linda_Lovelace

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Good height, pace and endurance. Needs to put on some strength/weight but he looks to be a talent.

We need to get used to looking for diamonds amongst the coal cos that's about all there is for us now.
 

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