No way he could have predicted the last moment bounce of the ball in a 4 o'clock direction (to where he was running) - that collect, body twist and handball off - quick thinking ... wow!Also, during the 3rd, Doedee's "slip" while gathering the ball running back may have actually been genius.
I will never be able to prove it, but the way he slips allows him to grab the ball, his opponent can't tackle him without giving away a head-high free and he gets away a vital handpass.
Amazing stuff if intentional.
Yes I agree, they seem to walk it out with ease as we have quick kicks out of the centre. We need 1 fast skilful mod like Horne. He would vastly improve our midfieldWe've suffered clearance quality issues for years. We basically roll with a brute force method whereas our opponents tend to slice us up with precision movement. It's not a new thing. Hopefully the kids can move us behind this issue.
His value is no more than how often he gets the ball and uses it well. Adding a performance factor based around the mythical connector role is rubbish. He's a half forward that leads to the ball and disposes of it after getting it. There's noth8ng else to it. I've seen McAdam lead up as high as half back and get the ball as well. Tex too, but for some reason only Lynch is 'connecting' when he does it. It's l8ke Mackay being highly valuable for 'running patterns', it's fantasy land stuff.He certainly didn't have his best game but you can't deny he plays an important role.
I doubt we're too far away from that being the case. Look at the midfield we're building. Tough at contest, and is certainly developing an ability to grind teams into the ground. There is a lot to like about the idea of adding a 190cm+ winger with an absolutely elite kick and an excellent mark to our outside stocks and pairing him with Sholl who is also a fantastic kick. Thilthorpe might get 7-800 goals with that supply for a decade.Is he worth 900k a season and two first rounders? That's realistically the price we'd have to pay to get him in, within the next 2 years
In all honesty we probably don't need him until he hits free agency any way, we have other pressing needs on the list
Could also be a case of struggling with a substandard team around him.Gotta pull the trigger with RT now IMO. When Tex is in this kind of rare form its the perfect opportunity for a kid to come in and have an easier time of it.
Had a dirty day down south yesterday but showed glimpses of why we drafted him
I'm worried about RoB. I hoped he was going to have an even better year than 2020.ROB - Bloated Contract Syndrome. I don't care how well he played once Witts went off injured, he was disgracefully bad. Another performance like that next week and a spell in the twos beckons.
The new rules favour anyone who can dob a decent torpedo after a point. Seedsman?Not Smith level, but he is our next best imo.
Like Smith he has vision & is generally a good kick.
Seedsman has lost some of his range. He was struggling to kick 50m on Friday.The new rules favour anyone who can dob a decent torpedo after a point. Seedsman?
If our blokes were clued into this hey could play an extra 5-10 metres back for a kick-in since a well-kicked torp always goes a bit further.
I'm not. It's just a bit of bad form, he'll work through it. Getting a clear run against Gold Coast in the fourth hopefully is what sparks it.I'm worried about RoB. I hoped he was going to have an even better year than 2020.
Compare his ineffective tap-work to Natanui's yesterday, who gave his mids Silver Service tapping the ball down their throats as they made excellent position away from their opponents (reminded me of Rehn and McLeod *sighs dreamily).
Had Witts not been injured (I hate seeing big men cop those bad knee injuries) I suspect we'd have lost that game.
I just watched Nicks' presser. He said he spoke to RoB at 3/4 time and encouraged him to take on the last quarter, which he did.I'm not. It's just a bit of bad form, he'll work through it. Getting a clear run against Gold Coast in the fourth hopefully is what sparks it.
Another reason to get Worrell in the side. He has a thumping kick.The new rules favour anyone who can dob a decent torpedo after a point. Seedsman?
If our blokes were clued into this they could play an extra 5-10 metres back for a kick-in since a well-kicked torp always goes a bit further.
Problem with that is he'll almost certainly be a restricted free agent. GC would likely match whatever contract we offer him, in which case we still end up paying the 2 firsts to get him over AND the inflated FA salary.Which is why I’d wait until FA to entice him back. He’ll be at his absolute peak by then, injuries not withstanding, and would be a win for us.
Probably one of my favourite parts of his game for me. Pulls off the little fakes very often. They're not like the more obvious ones you see from most players either. Just conveys all his body language as if he's going one way then flicks it the other direction without breaking stride. Very smart and crafty player, especially in congestionJust watched this.
It's as described above but then Schoenberg hits up a short lead by foot.
Quick give to Sloane, long to Walker, Rowe crumbs and we goal.
All possible because of some initial football IQ.
A good player should be able to that AND contribute on their own. I don't like the idea of wasting our key forward position on a player serving as a distraction. A player who probably isn't a long-term option at that.Framptons role sounds like a lot of my games when I played up forward, my role was to keep my defender away from our good forwards and try to not get in the way
What is it they say about a champion team? The best coaches lift their teams above the sum of their parts. Hardwick has done this exceptionally. Some other coaches not so much... *cough* Leon Cameron *cough*Interesting hearing Sloane and Nicks talk about backing in the system over individual effort.
I think we are on the right track.
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