Analysis Does Venables remind anyone else of Judd?

Does Venables remind of you of Judd at points?

  • Yes

    Votes: 11 7.4%
  • No

    Votes: 74 49.7%
  • Sort of.

    Votes: 35 23.5%
  • Jack Watts

    Votes: 29 19.5%

  • Total voters
    149

eagles rule

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Both Woosha and Carlton have had / do have Judd mentor young lads (Merrett and Setterfield), so why don’t we? Listening to Kerry on Coast To Coast talk about Judd being a forward as a junior and then coming to West Coast, Juddy taught himself how to find the footy. Imo we should be getting in touch with Judd to be a mentor to Venners.
Why can’t Priddis be used as a mentor to Venners ..And teach him to be a tackling beast that finds his own ball ..




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Spuddigger

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I've been watching quite a lot of Chris Judd highlights recently (probably too much), and I just keep thinking how there are very few players that are similar to him. That 04-07 period was fantastic, and I haven't seen anyone emulate that since, which is fair enough, really. Peak Judd was up there with the best of the best, and that sort of form only happens once in a lifetime. But I still crave it, and so, that brings me to Venables.

I watched Venners pretty closely this season, and I just kept seeing flashes of Judd whenever he picked up the ball - small, but very much there. The way he twisted and turned, gave the ball off, kicked off both feet seamlessly. I didn't want to get my hopes up too high at first, but after watching Judd highlights obsessively, I just can't shake the feeling.

Could Venables be a similar player to Judd, once he puts it all together? I highly doubt what we've seen this year of Venables is anything close to his best; injury has been a massive problem for him for the past 4 years, and he's probably quite a ways back from where his peers are.

How good could he be?
Petrocelli reminds me of Scott Waters.
 

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Why can’t Priddis be used as a mentor to Venners ..And teach him to be a tackling beast that finds his own ball ..




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Met matt the other night in gero as i picked dad up from the airport.

Hands like dinner plates and its like he does bicep curls with each finger and thumb.
 

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Shoutout to Kerry for opening this can of worms again.

There are similarities between their play style and mannerisms, but in terms of talent the difference is huge.
 

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Yeah get him in the guts. Barely saw him in the guts on the weekend and when he went in there he made an impact.
 

avishka5

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Why can’t Priddis be used as a mentor to Venners ..And teach him to be a tackling beast that finds his own ball ..




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Thats very interesting. Sheeds contested game and hands in tight are so good and he spent years learning off Priddis (its a pitty his tackling didn't rub off on Sheeda).

Maybe Boots and Yeo should take DV into their wings.

I don't want to stroke HT's ego but it's not a bad idea to use DV on a wing instead of a masten. Think Sheeds improved his tank enough to work hard two ways on the outside and i think him and Redden could combine to replace Masten on a wing. DV could be used as burst outside player to break the lines and take the game on for us. On a wing i can see him being that 16-20 possy player.
 

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Wish Sydney left Florent (pick 11) on the board for us. Kid will be top 3 from that draft.
 

equiv_clearly

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Venables is less Judd and more Steven Armstrong.

He's starting to look like our second luckiest premiership player.

Great physical attributes combined with zero football nous. I'm losing faith quick.
 

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Wouldn't have won the 06 flag without Armstrong's goal.
Totally agree. I meant more - flag and then he was gone for Lecras, which I could honestly see happening with Venners if he doesn't show something in the future.
 

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I don't care if he only gets 10 touches but opposition defenders racking up 20+ is ****ting me.
 

Thomas2

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A nothing footballer at the moment. Cripps, Ryan, Rioli and Petch are all ahead of him as a half forward and he has a **** tank, has inconsistent intensity, doesn’t win much ball and is overrated ball in hand. He isn’t going to be a mid anytime soon.

Extended time in the WAFL is beckoning especially when Rioli is back.
 
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