The thing I like about Henry in those clips is he isn't trying to overkick the ball, go "100milesanhour" and really balances himself up before kicking; reminds me a bit of Cerra the year before he was drafted and also a little bit of Harley Bennell.
Actually, quick question without notice; How do the indigenous players go for longevity in the game overall? Is there any difference? Shaun Burgoyne well over 350 games now, and we almost got MJ to 250.
I have just sat down and watched Game 1 and yes Sharp looks good (he has some serious afterburners compared to the guys he was against) but his kicking is somewhat erratic at times, dropping the ball into the lap of 2 or 3 SA guys quite a few times. Also noted that he was playing off half-back for a lot of the game, lots of directing players and quite vocal; would make a good backline general.
Liam Henry was also quite vocal down in the forward half, if you want to see his goal kicking action go to about 1 hour, 49 minutes after a good contested mark or at 2 hr 28 minutes - looks a fairly clean action and effective in both instances (Unlike one of the other small forwards for WA who has the whole Josh Kennedy stuttering thing going on?). Henry very much played on the outside and stands off the packs a lot; was yelling at lot of players to get into particular positions and the like. There was also a few moments where he just grabbed the ball and burst through a pack or past a player at full speed is was nice.