Player Watch James Aish

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Thatsmyname

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Wait Dave, there's hope, this system has him 3rd best on the ground for us behind Grundy and Pendles.

Is he doing something we aren't seeing?



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Gaben

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Dave don’t worry about them Aish wasn’t the problem yesterday.......he has been solid this year IMO.
I'm a pretty frequent knocker of his, but on the whole I agree with this. He's a pretty reliable - albeit at times quite underwhelming - shutdown defender these days. He always takes the weakest forward but I like his attack on the ball and the man. He's like a junior version of Greenwood without the confidence.

Thought he regressed again a bit this week after a really good game against Sydney though. His decision making by foot is still really hit or miss, he can be very panicky.
 

CFC2010

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I'm a pretty frequent knocker of his, but on the whole I agree with this. He's a pretty reliable - albeit at times quite underwhelming - shutdown defender these days. He always takes the weakest forward but I like his attack on the ball and the man. He's like a junior version of Greenwood without the confidence.

Thought he regressed again a bit this week after a really good game against Sydney though. His decision making by foot is still really hit or miss, he can be very panicky.
Gaben he is very reliable IMO......did his job again yesterday when so many didn’t.
 

sr36

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Dave don’t worry about them Aish wasn’t the problem yesterday.......he has been solid this year IMO.
Yep, been very solid. Well and truly holding his place. The only selection concern he could have is that Greenwood has been even better. Could be an issue for him if Langdon and Shaz come back, but it's unlikely and he'd be really unlucky if everyone is all fit and he's the one squeezed out.
 

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CFC2010

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Yep, been very solid. Well and truly holding his place. The only selection concern he could have is that Greenwood has been even better. Could be an issue for him if Langdon and Shaz come back, but it's unlikely and he'd be really unlucky if everyone is all fit and he's the one squeezed out.
I think Greenwood has found his spot until he spanks Selwood and Dusty again in the future.

I know many won’t agree but two bad games in a row by Phillips means he should have a spell.

Give Aish a turn on the wing.

I was hoping Daics would step up again today but he didn’t.
 

Gaben

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I think Greenwood has found his spot until he spanks Selwood and Dusty again in the future.

I know many won’t agree but two bad games in a row by Phillips means he should have a spell.

Give Aish a turn on the wing.

I was hoping Daics would step up again today but he didn’t.
Could be an opportunity to blood IQ in Aish's role and push Aish up the ground. I agree re Phillips, his game against Sydney was an absolute trainwreck and he got smashed by his direct opponent yesterday while offering virtually nothing offensively. He shouldn't be in our long term plans, he has way too many flaws IMO
 

sr36

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I think Greenwood has found his spot until he spanks Selwood and Dusty again in the future.

I know many won’t agree but two bad games in a row by Phillips means he should have a spell.

Give Aish a turn on the wing.

I was hoping Daics would step up again today but he didn’t.
I thought Phillips was OK. He might be an ordinary kick, but at least he hits some 45 degree inboard passes. One of the only ones in the team at the moment who is willing to attempt them. We've become really conservative with our ball use and I wouldn't want Aish to be replacing Phillips as that would increase the conservatism.
 

nahnah

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I think Aish is solid but out of Crisp, Maynard and Greenwood he would be first to make way for Quaynor if that ever happens this year
 

Saintly Viewed

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I think Aish is solid but out of Crisp, Maynard and Greenwood he would be first to make way for Quaynor if that ever happens this year
Maynard, Crisp are absolutely locks.

Greenwood on form isn’t making way, neither Aish at the moment.
Certainly not yet for Quaynor on exposed form.

Once Scharenberg is back and ready then the cats and pigeons are at play.
 
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