Player Watch Jordan Roughead

Markfs

Norm Smith Medallist
Nov 13, 2008
9,310
6,877
Fremantle
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Collingwood
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Margot Robbie's Shaving Team...
chad cornes said that pies should drop roughhead and move reid down back..... but matthew lloyd hasnt said anything so jordan's career is resting on a knifeedge
 

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Vankri

All Australian
Apr 17, 2010
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Roughead had a very good game yesterday. Granted we were facing one of the least dangerous forward lines in the comp, but with our prime tall defender Moore out and Langdon out for half the game he did the job very well (5 marks, 4 rebounds and 9 one-percenters).

And one for the stat file, he has won 44% of his defensive one-on-one contests this year which places him 2nd in the comp.

I think he needs others around him to rebound, but he reinforces our strength in the air and that strength prevents a lot of avenues for goal for the opposition as they try to keep it low, or have to rely on slingshot against us.

Our best defensive mix as I see it:
Talls: Moore, Roughead
Mediums: Howe, Langdon
'Smalls': Maynard, Crisp
Seventh: should be a rebounding defender for me, currently it's often Greenwood or Aish (the former doing the job better), in the future I'd like this to be Quaynor. That would boost our defence and ball movement best.
 

OniAu

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 4, 2007
5,063
3,823
Bendigo
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Collingwood
Total agreement - solid, dependable and predictable.

Qualities that are far too often derided by fans and the idiot media - go behind the scenes though and their internal respect is high.
Oh but he doesn't rebound enough, he doesn't have flair. Oh but Reid was AA CHB 30 years ago

shows how much corne watches footy if he thinks reid can still play CHB, he frustrates me atm how much he gets beaten one on one up forward
 

3rdMan

Team Captain
Sep 27, 2008
324
335
Melbourne
AFL Club
Collingwood
He has been good in one on one contests and used the ball well. Can't ask anything more of a KPD than that. His weakness is marking his opponent on the lead, but that's not an issue unless we're not working hard enough up the field, which would be the addressable problem. Force teams into long, pressured entries and Moore, Roughead, Howe, Langdon present as difficult an aerial challenge as any defence.

The best thing about having Roughead is that we always have cover at KPD if one goes down. Very rarely do you need two huge KPDs so if either Moore or Roughy are out, we get one of our mediums to play tall. Back when we only had one KPD this was more difficult. Playing only mediums mostly worked last year, but our mids had to work too hard to help the defence out.

Statistically: averaging 2.2 rebounds per game, about the same as Langdon.
An underrated stat: he's only given away 2 frees for the year.
 

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spartan-magpie

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 28, 2006
8,225
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MT OLYMPUS
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Collingwood
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Another dunne special. Been huge for us. Doesn’t get the plaudits he deserves.

Absolute bargain basement special. Killed wanklin.
 

AmericanMustard

Senior List
Aug 24, 2018
265
310
AFL Club
Collingwood
Was fantastic tonight. Although the big bud is well and truly over the cliff. Which is a shame. Love watching him in full flight
 

grayza2018

All Australian
Oct 31, 2017
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721
The Cottage
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Fulham
Decent old pick up for the proverbial steak knives!

Went off sore late? Came back on and soldiered, hopefully nothing in it
 

Prestigerrycomo

Premiership Player
Apr 4, 2009
4,617
3,995
AFL Club
Collingwood
Was fantastic tonight. Although the big bud is well and truly over the cliff. Which is a shame. Love watching him in full flight
Shame it was usually against us

I think i read a stat somewhere that something like 1/7 of all his goals were against us. Maybe not that much but pretty damn high
 

Tarkyn_24

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 23, 2006
29,399
24,776
AFL Club
Collingwood
Shame it was usually against us

I think i read a stat somewhere that something like 1/7 of all his goals were against us. Maybe not that much but pretty damn high
First ever game that I’d attended at the MCG was that wonderful night in 2008 against the Hawks where we kicked 8.14 and Franklin 8.6 :(
 
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