Player Watch Jake Soligo

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cmndstab

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One of the commentators yesterday..brereton i think..was enthusing on just how good he was playing. Don't worry he is starting to get noticed

He's been getting plaudits for the last month or so, lots of "the Crows have found a player here" types of comments.

I agree with above, he is in the box seat for best first year player at the Crows now.
 

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Soggy2112

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I agree with above, he is in the box seat for best first year player at the Crows now.
There is a bit of recency bias there though. Soligo didn’t play from rounds 3-8, and he certainly hasn’t had the same impact on games as Rachele did in the early rounds.
 

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There is a bit of recency bias there though. Soligo didn’t play from rounds 3-8, and he certainly hasn’t had the same impact on games as Rachele did in the early rounds.

Rachele's first five games were fantastic, certainly. He didn't do much after that, though. Whereas Soligo has put together a real solid last two months.

Don't get me wrong, I have high hopes for Rachele. But Soligo has gone ahead of him for performance this year.
 

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Surely, SURELY, he gets the Rising Star nom this week. His "Body of work" has been great, and there wasn't really a standout this week like Cumberland last week.
 

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Yes, he slipped my mind. Hopefully the fact we had the win gives Soli the edge.

I'd prefer he gets it after the next two weeks if he puts in a blinder. Yesterday was ok, but wasn't his best game of the last few. Had some good moments, but would love to see a four quarter effort next week against the Roos which demands a nomination.
 

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I think I had slept a bit on how good this guy's short kicking is. Damn he can hit a target!
It's not so much that his short kicking is good, it's more that he has the coolness and poise to see that it's the best option: he's a footballer. The case in point is the short pass to Fog. Most of the rest would have done a panicked thump towards the goal in hope of the miracle matchwinning play.
 

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It's not so much that his short kicking is good, it's more that he has the coolness and poise to see that it's the best option: he's a footballer. The case in point is the short pass to Fog. Most of the rest would have done a panicked thump towards the goal in hope of the miracle matchwinning play.
Exactly. It’s the sort of kick a Richmond player would do, to spot up a leading forward in a margin of space.

I’m so used to our bomb to the goal square that it took me by surprise. Then I realised it was Soligo and it made sense - he is very good at finding team mates 15-20m away whilst under pressure.
 

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Exactly. It’s the sort of kick a Richmond player would do, to spot up a leading forward in a margin of space.

I’m so used to our bomb to the goal square that it took me by surprise. Then I realised it was Soligo and it made sense - he is very good at finding team mates 15-20m away whilst under pressure.
His pass to McHenry last week was another good example of this. So much poise under pressure.
 

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Really enjoyed this play in the last quarter. The ability to win a hard ball then affect a kick to a free team mate in the same motion, and under pressure, was top drawer.

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Kid has toughness and polish in equal measure.



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Really enjoyed this play in the last quarter. The ability to win a hard ball then affect a kick to a free team mate in the same motion, and under pressure, was top drawer.

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Kid has toughness and polish in equal measure.



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Just bodies season player in duggen off the ball. How strong is this kids core.



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Really enjoyed this play in the last quarter. The ability to win a hard ball then affect a kick to a free team mate in the same motion, and under pressure, was top drawer.

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Kid has toughness and polish in equal measure.



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Great work by Soligo but Hinge doesn't come off well here. Just jogging along like a dainty little girl.
 

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I clicked on this thread to ask the same question. Will Soligo get a Rising star nomination. I hope he does. I think he deserves it and it sounds like a lot of other people agree.
 

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