- Jun 11, 2016
- AFL Club
What has gone wrong for Matera this year? I mean he kicked 30 goals last year.
This. Fyfe is such an ominous presence up forward he attracts their best defender in Darcy Moore and left their first gamer in Keane on Tabs. Rotating Fyfe between forward and mid creates so many mismatches and it's great to see JL exploit that. I think a lot of us take Fyfe for granted on here.I completely agree with how he is graded. He was the most influential player yesterday by a fair margin. Strong and dominant at time in the middle and the end of the game he wins two clearances to push us up the ground. Then pushes forward - kicks a goal and takes their best defender meaning tabs plays on the second defender. That’s bloody influential.
My comments come from a load management POV. I don’t want to see him injured on a five day turnaround.
He kicked 24 of them in the first 14 rounds when we were going well, 6 & 5 (in the games he played), kicking a lot of them as the last back in the chain.
lol, I don't mind if Blakely becomes Freo's Clayton Oliver but he's got to improve his kicking, overall I was stoked with his performance.fu** me dude, Blakely's disposal generally isnt that bad. By hand is totally fine and probably above average and by foot hes pretty bad but he often has the right idea. I cant be anything but optimistic about Blakely's performance. Your all a bunch of Karens when it comes to Blakely's disposal.
Yep your on the same page.I don't know, he wasn't moving that great yesterday and still managed to dominate at times. Made some uncharacteristic errors but the whole team does seem to stand taller when he's out there with them. We so use a different grading scale when judging his games. Poor game for Fyfe means he wasn't BOG. If he's fit enough to play I can't see him agreeing to sit a game out.
Our next batch of games are all winnable. We are playing teams around us on the ladder. And the midfields we will play against might not be the strongest so parking Fyfe in the forward line with mid cameos when we need a lift should work pretty well. Similarly with Walters.
Sexist! They’re all Gavins!! Maybe just a couple of Karens.fu** me dude, Blakely's disposal generally isnt that bad. By hand is totally fine and probably above average and by foot hes pretty bad but he often has the right idea. I cant be anything but optimistic about Blakely's performance. Your all a bunch of Karens when it comes to Blakely's disposal.
Brayshaw’s overall DE has improved from 63% last year to 78% this year. It’s a furphy that he can’t kick, left over from the past couple of years. He just has the yips which should hopefully be something he can iron out over the rest of the season. JLo just needs to get him to back himself, instead of going the RTB thing of always looking inside rather than being ‘selfish’, and just go for it himself.Brayshaw plays a game like that and you want him banished forever...
I like Duman but you’re right Watson’s composure has him ahead. Duman has some nice tricks and does some neat things but at times looks a little chaotic when under pressure. This was very evident in his earlier games this season. I remember one incident in either the Brisbane or GCS game where he evaded a would-be tackler with a beauty of a side-step another bloke came at him from the side - instead of trying to focus on executing a normal drop punt (and he had done the hard work to create space) he went kamikaze style and sent a helicopter kick to the opposition. Whereas Watson seems to portray calmness. Even the dinky kick that just went out of bounds on the full was actually evidence of composure just an execution error. He looked up and saw only Grundy out on the wing and rather than smash the ball straight to him made a late decision to execute a difficult 15 metre pass to one of our players near the boundary - he even had a look inside where the were no options available. I liked it. Didn’t come off but demonstrates he is thinking and looking for the best option.Some thoughts:
Serong - WOW
Wilson - Best game in 2 seasons
Frederick - Has a lot to learn about the game. Quick though!
Blakely - Horrible kick
Shulz - Very lucky to have even played yesterday. Has done nothing since Saints game. Performance yesterday probably keeps him in though.
Matera/Colyer - one needs to go, probably the former.
Taberner: Gotta love him. Imagine if he halved the amount brain farts he does each game - that centering kick in the last was one.
Freo defenders: Won Freo the game yesterday. Not all first 22 or blessed with huge amounts of skill but JLO has them working together beautifully, just goes to show.
Cerra: Ever so slowly coming along nicely.
JLO: Hats off. New coach trying to implement a game plan with limited and players as well as restricted training regulations.
IN: Hogan, Walters, Aish. Would like to squeeze Hill, Sturt but not sure who for, maybe Shulz?
OUT: Matera, Frederick, Duman (maybe unlucky but only room for a stick-thin back flanker and Watson has surpassed him)
Looking at crowdens goal again it was top class composure from him. He reminded me of McDonald tipungwuti the way he rode the tackle and slotted the goal. Ahead of Banfield and Colyer and probably schultz for me too after that. Hope he gets a run at if for a few games.
If it was top 5 Freo players he probably would have, but like others have said - if he’s not better than Thor, then he’s had an ‘average game’. I think they got our top 4 players right, and Maynard and Sidebottom had very good games too.10 Luke Ryan (FRE)
8 David Mundy (FRE)
6 Caleb Serong (FRE)
3 Brayden Maynard (COLL)
2 Matt Taberner (FRE)
1 Steele Sidebottom (COLL)
unsurprisingly Ryan with the 10. Figured Fyfe would get a vote.
Really didn’t notice. He was brilliant inside and resulted in clearances at times. Since when an inside midfielder kicking is such a concern.lol, I don't mind if Blakely becomes Freo's Clayton Oliver but he's got to improve his kicking, overall I was stoked with his performance.
Since when an inside midfielder kicking is such a concern.
Still waiting on Dangerfield to upgrade his kicking to elite...
Blakely is fine. He was needed ahead of Tucker.